Monday, June 1, 2009

Survived another busy week!

I survived another busy week! It seems that every time I had a moment to sit down and get on the computer so I can post, read, & comment on every one's blog, then I would remember something I NEEDED to do and then another week passes before I realize I haven't been able to get back on the computer. So, I have exactly 15 minutes to post before I need to run out pick up my son from football practice and then we have another commitment at 7pm. I'm getting tired just typing that!

I have done really well in keeping with my Weight Watchers Program. Last week was my third week and I did better than the previous weeks. What was better? I planned ahead! I planned out my meals for the day which helped me stay on track. It's too overwhelming for me to plan my meals for the week, so I just plan a day ahead of time before I go to bed. Another thing I have accepted is that because my son is an EXTREMELY picky eater and my husband thinks that low cal meals aren't tasty, I cook them separate meals. You learn to pick your battles and I don't feel like fighting with them that they should eat what I cook. I only cook 3 days a week & make sure there's plenty of leftovers and I have my own meals. I freeze what I cook for myself and just pop it in the microwave when it's time for us to eat dinner, that way I don't feel like a short order cook.

I exercised 5 days last week! I notice my endurance level increasing and even though I've only lost 4 pounds in 3 weeks, I can tell my hips are shrinking. I wore a skirt that usually hugs the hips and it was loose. If I keep it up, I may have to buy a new wardrobe!

Was my 3rd week on the program perfect? NO! I had one day where I went over my points. What I learned is that it's okay to go out to eat, but I need to plan ahead where I'm going to eat. Just as I plan out my meals, I need to plan out where we eat and if possible look up the menu online. Lesson learned! Tomorrow is weigh in day, so I'm crossing my fingers I get another weight loss and if not, I'm not going to beat myself up because I lost inches on my hips and that's a huge victory!


Food for Thought: "Accept the challenges, so you may feel the exhilaration of victory".
George S. Patton

10 comments:

Patty said...

Good luck with the weigh in, and keep it up! You are really working it!

Thanks for the magazine recommendation...I'll check that out! :-)

kaseybobasey said...

Good luck with the weigh in...you're doing fabulous! To me, INCHES are more important than pounds...because it's those inches that get you into smaller pants! :)

Heather said...

Good job on another good week. I bought Jillian Michaels's 30 Day Shred today. Time to boost up my workouts!!! Hopefully they'll be just what I need to kick things up a bit.

Wendy said...

Great job with exercising 5 days a week! I know that can be hard to fit in! You know you are doing great when your clothes start to loosen! You better give RM a heads up and let him know that you are going to need a whole new wardrobe soon!

Suzanne said...

That's an excellent idea to cook and freeze your own meals. I have picky eaters too and have decided cooking 2 different things is worth it sometimes. You are doing so well! I'm still hoping some of your enthusiasm rubs off on me!

Gigi said...

You are really keeping it together - and with so much to do in your life besides. Planning really is key. It just helps you move smoothly thru the day and removes the temptations.

Jenn said...

It's all about the INCHES, baby!! Congrats on another great week! I hope things get less crazy for you soon.

Cammy said...

It's ALWAYS a great week when we figure out more pieces of the success puzzle. Way to go!

My 3 Month Challenge said...

Wow you are an AWESOME mom, juggling so many tasks and staying on top of your goals at the same time. 5 days a week!? You are rocking it!!
Congrats on the loose skirt and here's to your forthcoming new wardrobe!!!! :>

Sally said...

A 4 pound weight loss is awesome! Slow and steady...That's the way to lose it AND keep it off, my friend!

Keep it up! And by that, I mean keep it down!