Monday, January 15, 2007

weigh-in report, 1/15/2007

After the last few days of this week, I feel very lucky to have maintained and not gained. I think the one victory I can claim is that every day, I wrote down everything I ate, even on the days that I had already used up all my points plus tapped out my Weekly Allowance. There was one day where I was afraid to count up all the Points, but I wrote everything down anyway. That little step kept things from getting even more out of hand.

I thought I'd bring back the Progress Chart since that was such a popular feature last time, and I even color-coordinated it to my blog. Seeing things from that perspective helps -- it just looks ready to take another dip down, I think.

I got this week off to a good start by going to Spinning. I really liked it and liked the instructor. I plan to go again on Friday, though I have to really hurry out of there to get to a dentist's appointment afterward.

My meeting today was good too. This leader is very inspiring, she has lost more than 100 pounds and kept it off for several years. She does just the right balance between interaction and covering the weekly topic.

Hope everyone else is having a successful week. Sometimes staying still is success. For next week, though, my goal is to actually stay within my weekly points and see a loss. I really want to hit goal by the end of the month.

P.S. Thought I'd share today's journal with you, just because it's a very typical day, not too bad or too virtuous:

Target Points = 22

Eziekiel sprouted-grain toast with 2 T. peanut butter (6)
Coffee with 1 T. soy creamer (0)

45-minute Spinning Class (earned 6)

Falafel sandwich with lots of veggies on a pita (10)
Orange (1)

3 Dove Promises (3)

1 chicken thigh, no skin, with BBQ sauce (4)
Salad with 1 oz. part-skim mozzerella, 2 T. dried cherries, and 1 T. pecans (3)
1 c. couscous (3)

air-popped popcorn (2)

So I'll use a few Weekly Allowance points for today but overall, a decent, pretty average day for me.


  1. I agree with you that "sometimes staying still is a success". I just love that sentence.

    I am going to try the soy creamer next time I need to run to the grocery store.

  2. Yes, maintaining can be a good thing! And, from your graph, the overall trend is downward. That is definitely a good thing!

    I've been using both the regular and vanilla soy creamer. When I can get ripe strawberries, I like to toss them in the blender with a nice drizzle of the soy creamer. Makes a dessert soup. Yum! Now that the idea is fresh in my bean, Plant City strawberries are in season right now... I think I'll make some this week!

  3. Dessert soup! How delicious. And I love strawberries. I'll have to give that one a whirl.


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07