Friday, May 28, 2010

Accomplishments & Goals

It's Friday, and that means it's time to evaluate how I did this week & set new goals for next week!

This week I accomplished:
-Lost 2.2 pounds! (-13 total)

-Walked 3 times, a total of 4.1 miles. Yesterday afternoon before my meeting, I thought about how I'd set the goal for myself to walk three times. And I'd only done it twice. It was 30 minutes before I had to leave for my meeting, and I really didn't want to walk. But I actually gave myself a pep talk... outloud, mind you... and said "You made a committment to walk 3 times. You have time to walk a mile with the dog. You need to follow through and do what you say you're going to do. That's how this time is going to be different. You are capable!" And you know what, I got my butt out there and walked a mile in the heat with a puppy who has no idea how to walk on a leash & pulled me the whole time, and I FELT GOOD!

-I got more fruits/veggies in this week. There's still room to improve, but I made a conscious effort to try to incorporate them more.

-Tried 4 new recipes: Veggie Alfredo, Cheeseburger Cassrole, Tuna Noodle Casserole, and Italian Wedding Soup.

-Was able to wear these every single day! My fingers had gotten too fat to wear both of them, and so I was only wearing my engagement ring (and sometimes even that wouldn't fit). But for the past 10 days or so, I've been flashing these babies daily! (Pardon the crappy cell phone picture)

This week I commit to:

-Have veggies as a side for dinner when I cook. Right now we usually are just eating a main course that has veggies included in it. I'm going to start cooking veggies as a side as well... gotta work on getting those suckers in!

-Walk 5 miles total.

-Look into how to get healthy oils. Weight watchers recommends 2 servings of healthy oils per day, and I don't get them ever, as far as I know. I need to figure out how to incorporate them (if there are any WW's out there who successfully do this, give me tips!

What did you accomplish this week? What are you committed to next week?


SG said...

way to GO teale!!!!!! i love the out loud pep talk! and being able to wear your about motivation! i am currently in the same boat you were fingers are way tooo pudgy to wear my wedding rings at the moment.

i dont do ww, but i believe it's 2 servings of healthy oil. and the servings are 1 tsp each. am i right? well, i like putting olive oil on veggies...or on my salads. that's a good way to get them in. and i dont know for sure if this counts, but fish have a lot of healthy (omega-3) fats. so does salmon count? i dont know. that's a guess.

i left a response to your question on my blog. thanks for asking!

Sarah said...

Nice job on the wedding rings!

Wish I could get mine on! It's close -- very close. I'll post a photo when I get to wear it again. =)

OMG! Too funny! Ya know how you have to type in the word before your comment will post? The word this time is "mychin". Immediately I thought "mychins" would be more fitting. said...

wow pretty rings :-) i eat extra virgin olive oil almost every day on my salad. I use 1-2 tbsp of it along with a little drizzled lemon juice and maple syrup (or honey). Its an awesome way to eat salad!! I use Extra Virgin Oil in tons of things.

The Better Idiot said...

Nice job! I usually roast up some broccoli with garlic to go with my meals, it's delicious and all you have to do is dump it in the oven,

Becca said...

w00t w00t!! You did fab this week, good for you! The wedding rings look so pretty, I bet you're thrilled to be able to wear them.

I remember when I lost my weight before, and all my rings became too big and I had to stop wearing them, or get them sized. It was a nice feeling.

It's funny, b/c the way I know my eating is way off balance is by the way my new rings fit - if they are tight, I know there's a problem. (Clothing also tells this.. but doesn't seem to do as great of a job in reminding me..)

Heather said...

sounds like you had a great week and Im glad that your hard work is paying off. it must be worth it just be able to wear your rings again!

michelle said...

Congrats, it sounds like you had a fabulous week!
Try adding your oils to soups, salads, or when cooking (stirfry?)