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Eats for Wed 10/6/10

I was being pressured at work today to eat a sub.

Apparently there is a local place that has $3 subs on Wednesdays. Since I was the only staff person officially allowed to leave the unit, I was being pressured to go and pick up said subs for everyone else.
I resisted.
Bargains are hard to resist, but I did it.

Then, I came home and cleaned my entire house after cleaning the fish pond pump. That is the most disgusting job ever.
Seriously, it's like I'm manufacturing algae in that little pond. I've never seen so much green gunk in all my life.

Daily points allowance: 25
Weekly points: 35

1 Activia light vanilla yogurt, 1 pt - 24
1 serving Special K cereal, 1 pt - 23

2 cups romaine, 0 pts - 23
1 1/2 tsp bacon bits, 1 pt - 22
1 serving light caesar dressing, 2 pts - 20
1 tsp parmesan cheese, 1 pt - 19
1/2 cup chicken, 2.5 pts - 16.5
64 oz water with Crystal Light, 0 pts - 16.5

30g honey wheat pretzels, 2 pts - 14.5

20 minute walk with the pup, +1 point - 15.5
1 hour cleaning the house and yard, +3 pts - 18.5

Leftover pizza, 12 pts - 6.5
unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 6.5

Total points used: 22.5
Total points earned: 4
Weekly points remaining: 35
Fruit/veggie servings: 2
Water servings: 9

Thought for the day:
How the heck can fish accumulate so much gunk. What are they doing in there?!

Weigh in!

Oh, where to begin.

Let's start with the scale, shall we?

I have to say that I am slightly disappointed with the numbers this week.
I'm down .8 from last week. 7.8 total.

I worked my ass off this week. I stuck to the Fat Club Plan. I stuck to the C25K plan. I drank oodles of water.

Yet, the scale shows a .8 loss.

Well, you know what...I don't even care about the numbers on that stupid scale this week. Wanna know why?
Don't worry, I'm going to tell you.

I have had a wonderful week, full of non scale victories and positive changes and esteem boosters and all of those things that I have really been needing.

I successfully started and completed four days of the Couch to 5K plan.
On Day Four of the C25K, I was even able to talk to MB, not hyperventilate and run an extra few minutes at the end.

I hiked the local trail with the pup without running out of breath on the really hilly part.

I was active every single day last week, except Saturday when I went grocery shopping instead of working out.

I have had more energy than I remember having in a long time.

I feel so much better in my clothes than I have in a really long time. I even wore my size 12 work pants, which have been in the back of my closet for the past year.

I got several compliments from friends and coworkers (and even MB), telling me that I am looking good. They have said I look like I'm losing weight.
One friend even said I was looking svelte! She also teared up a little because she was so proud of me, but that may have been because she was on hour 14 of her 12 hour shift in the crisis unit.

I have regained that self confidence I lost somewhere under all the flab. I have found my motivation. I have regained my mojo.
And I am loving it!

I owe a lot of it to MB, who has been super supportive in getting me out there, even when I didn't want to. He encourages me when I feel like I can't do it. He pushes me to try just a little harder.
He even said I was sexy when I was running with my breathe right strip on my nose!
That's love, people.

Anyweigh, those numbers may not be what I was hoping to see, but I'm more than okay with that.
I have accomplished so much in this past week and I am feeling great.
I know that I can keep this momentum up because I love how I'm feeling.
I want this.
I'm out of the rut.

My plan for this week is to continue sticking to my points. I will be doing C25K as scheduled. I will also be doing something active on the off days. This may include taking the pup to the trails or riding my bike or yoga or some combination thereof.

My obstacle for this week is the wedding of a friend this weekend. MB and I will be spending the weekend out of town for the event. This means lots of temptation, lots of eating out and probably lots of booze.
We're already planning on running while away and I think we'll do just fine.

I'd like to say 'Thanks' to my peeps for the supportive comments on here. You are so much a part of my success. I heart you all.
Can't wait to check in with everyone.
Hope you are all hanging in there. :)

Eats for Monday 10/4/10

MB and I did Day Four of C25K today and we kicked some serious butt. It was raining and cold but we were out there anyway. We rewarded ourselves with dinner at Applebees. I don't know the points values of the dessert we had or the appetizers. Yeah, we had both. I just assume I used up all my points and all my flex points. It's the last day of the week anyway.

Daily points allowance: 25
Weekly points remaining: 24

Yeah. I slept in. It was my day off.

1 cup WW vegetable soup with 1 tsp parmesan, 1 pt - 24
10 saltines, 2 pts - 22
8oz fat free skim milk, 2 pts - 20

Day Four of C25K - 2.4 miles in 40 minutes, 20 minutes high cardio, 20 minutes
moderate cardio, +4pts - 24

Applebees WW steak and portobellos, 7 pts - 17
1 wonton taco, ? pts
1 steak quesadilla appetizer roll, ? pts
brownie sundae, ? pts
unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts

Since I'm assuming it's all been used up, there's no point in tallying.

Thought for the day:
We totally earned our dessert today!

Weigh in tomorrow! See you then.

Eats for Sunday 10/3/10

I chose to hit the trails before work and then realized I was running late for work and had no time to eat lunch. I planned on eating my salad at the beginning of my shift then having soup later. However, I wasn't hungry until 10:30pm and it was too late to eat dinner so I just had popcorn for an after work snack.
All this exercise is really changing my appetite. In a good way.

Daily points allowance: 25
Weekly points remaining: 24

1 bagel thin, 2 pts - 23
1 serving peanut butter, 5 pts - 18
1 8oz glass apple cider, 2 pts - 16

1 apple, 2 pts - 14

45 minutes on the trail at a moderate pace, +3 pts - 17

Late Lunch/Early Dinner:
2 cups salad greens, 0 pts - 17
1/2 cup chicken, 2.5 pts - 14.5
1 1/2 tbsp bacon bits, 1 pt - 13.5
1 tsp parmesan cheese, 1 pt - 12.5
1 serving caesar dressing, 5 pts - 7.5
1 fiber one bar, 1 pt - 6.5
48 oz water with Crystal Light

30g cheddar rice cakes, 2 pts - 4.5

popcorn, 2 pts - 2.5
unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 2.5

Total points used: 22.5
Weekly points remaining: 24
Fruit/veggie intake: 3
Water servings: 6 glasses

Thought for the day:
The trail is really peaceful this time of year.