Monday, July 18, 2011

Weigh In #6: Plus Size Bloggers Tracking Challenge: Bye Bye Booties! and Slimmer This Summer Check In

Okay, the late night snacks I need to eat before going to bed and the exhaustion which is keeping me from my late night walks have contributed to a weight gain this week.  Of course the fact that whole grain snacks make me feel nauseous and I gravitate toward the chips and donuts etc didn't help.  I will just have to try to do better next week.  Because this much of a gain is too much even for pregnancy

up 2.4 pounds.

Previous Monday Weight: 217
Today's Weight: 219.4
Weight change from last week: +2.4

Total Loss since weight loss journey got serious on December 13th 2010: 42.5

Monday, July 11, 2011

Weigh In #5: Plus Size Bloggers Tracking Challenge: Bye Bye Booties! and Slimmer This Summer Check In

Now that I am pregnant I am obviously not going to be losing 2 or 3 pounds a week.  I am trying to eat the best I can.  At times that is hard because that healthy whole wheat can turn my stomach because it is too dry. So I have an easier job eating food that I know is not that good for me.  Fortunately I haven't had any trouble eating my salads yet, so I do try to get at least one a day.  In fact, the other day we got to try our version of the Wendy's Berry Almond Chicken Salad.  I had seen Debbi post about it a few weeks ago in a post called Salad Power.  Last week I got to try Wendy's version and I really liked it.  I saw that Debbi's recipe calls for raspberries which I didn't have in my Wendy's salad (not sure if I was supposed to or not).  So we had blueberries, strawberries, honey roasted almond slices, some sort of baby lettuce mix (2 cups) and raspberry walnut vinegarette, not sure the brand, but they didn't have the Ken's brand, though they have lots of other Ken's Steakhouse dressings. We added chicken as well.  My son really enjoyed it.  I would like to see if I can find the Ken's dressing as this one tasted a little too vinegary.
We have taken at least one walk a day I think.  I have not done a good job recording anything this week.  I haven't always gotten more than one walk though. And sometimes it is only a slow walk with the children because it is just myself with the girls and one of them needs to walk.  We had 3 late nights last week (soccer game and fireworks were two of them) and I just had no energy for extra walks.  I have not had a lot of energy at all.  Naps in the afternoon.  Only one walk at times.  And it doesn't help that I need to snack before going to bed.
With all that I still lost .4 pounds.

Previous Monday Weight: 217.4
Today's Weight: 217
Weight loss from last week: -.4

Total Loss since weight loss journey got serious on December 13th 2010: 44.9

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Slimmer This Summer July 5th 2011

Okay, I saw the theme of Debbi's post this week is "Stick With It."  I have to say this past week has been really hard to keep on track.  There are a couple of reasons for this.  

Writing down what I eat and recording it on my blog had been getting easier, then I sort of lost it.  I was getting frustrated at trying to add it into Spark People and having to add food all the time because the site didn't have the food I ate.  So I sort of gave up on Spark People, which I really don't want to do, because I need to know how many calories I am consuming (I'll explain below).  I have also been really unfocused this past week.  My mind has been elsewhere and I have been exhausted.  I mean really exhausted.  I have been taking naps in the afternoon and there are nights where I just haven't felt like taking my walk.  

The last two nights we got home really late.  On Sunday we went to a Soccer game in Rochester, a couple of hours away.  And last night we went to see the fireworks. We actually got home later than planned because we had found someone's cell phone and decided to wait at a nearby town for them to come and pick it up.  Unfortunately we stopped outside a McDonald's and we were hungry.  How nice of them to just recently be open 24 hours.  

Anyway, the reason I have been so tired and have been eating before bed is that we just found out I am pregnant.  I feel so guilty for not being extremely happy with this news.  I knew we wanted to try for another baby (especially because hubby would love a boy), but I so wanted to be closer to my goal weight.  On the plus side, I am 20 some pounds lighter than I was before getting pregnant the last time.  And I am eating better and exercising more.  I hope to keep up the walks if nothing else.  The biggest problem is I have to eat before bed.  If I get too hungry I get so nauseous.  When I started this weight loss journey, one of my goals was to not eat after dinner.  This was because during the last pregnancy I had to eat and the best thing I found to help was soft pretzels with muenster cheese.  We got into such a habit of eating these, that we just continued on months after Hannah was born.  I'm sure it was a big thing that added to the weight gain.  

My doctor said I can eat 1800 calories and continue to exercise.  And I can continue to drink my 1 cup of green tea.  I had read there was controversy over green tea consumption and pregnancy.  I guess green tea, too much of it, can inhibit the absorption of folic acid, which is so critical in the early weeks for neural tube growth.  I actually stopped drinking it (even though I only drink one cup a day) for a while, just to be safe.  Then I will go back to it, because it is good when it comes to antioxidants.  

I am hoping to continue to link up to Slimmer this Summer, Weight Loss Wednesdays and Plus Size Bloggers.  I need the motivation I get and the accountability.  Obviously I am not trying to lose weight right now.  But I am going to continue to try eating healthy and exercising.  I know from past experience, it is not always as easy as it sounds.  Sometimes I just have to eat what I can stomach and it is not always the healthier choices (i.e. the soft pretzels).

Sort of sad I won't be making my 15 pound loss goal.  I was heading in the right direction.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Weigh In #4: Plus Size Bloggers Tracking Challenge: Bye Bye Booties!

We are a tad bit in a rush today to go to see the fireworks, but I wanted to get my post in because we won't be back until really late.  So, I am just posting my weight with no exercise or explanation or anything.  Will post my Slimmer This Summer post later tonight or tomorrow morning.

I have lost weight since last Monday, though, like last Monday, I am the same as last Wednesday.  What is up with that??

Previous Monday Weight: 217.4
Weight on Wednesday: 218
Today's Weight: 217.4
Weight loss from last week: 0
Weight change from Wednesday: -.6

Total Loss since weight loss journey got serious on December 13th 2010: 44.5

Tracking My Food and Water Intake week of 6-27-11 through 7-3-11

Monday, June 27, 2011

2 cups water (with lemon wedge) with vitamins

Scrambled Eggs made with 1 whole egg and 1 egg white, 1/2 oz Monterey Jack cheese, 1/8 cup green peppers, 1/8 cup chopped onion, 1 mushroom
1 Thomas' Whole Wheat Thomas's English Muffin with 1/2 Tbs light I Can't Believe It's Not Butter

2 cups water

2 slices whole wheat bread, 1 slice turkey bologna, 1/4 avocado, 1 slice tomato, 1 slice onion
1 1/2 cups salad,  1/8 cup green pepper, 1/2 serving honey roasted peanuts
1 cup watermelon
1 Subway White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookie
1 cup milk

1 cup water

Snack:  1 more silly cookie

1 cup green tea

2 tacos: 1/4 cup taco meat, 2 hard shells, 1/4 avocado, couple tbs tomato, 1/8 cup chopped onion, tiny bit of taco sauce
couple bites of peanut butter cookie (Subway)
spoonful Hannah's yogurt
1 cup milk

2 cups water

Walked around town with children- 30 min
Walked around town twice after children were in bed- 1 hour

1 Thomas's Whole wheat English Muffin with 1/2 tbs Light I Can't Believe It's Not Butter
2 Spicy Chicken Strip

Tuesday June 28, 2011

2 cups water (1 with lemon) vitamins

2 waffles, 1 tbs peanut butter, 1/2 apple

Snack at playgroup: some cheerios, peanuts and M&Ms not sure how many.

2 cups water

2/3 cups mashed potatoes
1 cup LaChoy junk
1 oz cheese (cheddar and Monterey Jack)

Snack at Walmart (was getting late) 1/2 bag (1 1/2 servings approx) snow peas 1 chocolate covered donut (1/3 serving)
at home: 2 more donuts and maybe 1/2 or one more

2 slices pizza and some extra cheese of Steven's (minus what I gave to Hannah)
1/2 cup chocolate milk
3 cups water

1 30 minute walk while waiting for pizza
53 minute walk (2 times around plus River road) after children in bed.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

3 cups water (1 with lemon wedge) vitamins

1 Whole Wheat Thomas' English Muffin
1 whole egg, 1 egg white, scrambled with 2 mushrooms, onion and 1 oz Monterey Jack cheese
1 orange
1/2 Tbs I Can't Believe It's Not Butter light

1 cup water

1 whole wheat wrap
1/2 batch Chickpea sandwich filling (1/2 can chickpeas, 1/2 stalk celery, 1/4 onion, 1/2 tbs mayo, 1/2 tbs lemon juice, dill weed)
1 1/2 cup classic romaine
4 slices cucumber
2 tbs sliced olives.

snap peas 1/4 bag maybe

grilled cheese sandwich with 1 1/2 slices cheese
1/2 cup tomato soup
1/2 apple and 1 cup watermelon

Snack after walk:
not sure how much popcorn
3 Ritz type crackers
1/2 oz monterey jack cheese
at least 1 serving honey roasted peanuts, probably more.

Walked around town with children after going to the park
quick stepped to HPSS for 25 minutes (didn't feel like I could do any more so I stopped. Tad nauseous, ended up falling asleep for remainder of movie)

Thursday June 30, 2011

2 cups water (lemon wedge)

2 slices wheat bread, 1 oz Cheddar cheese, 1 whole egg, 1 egg white, spinach

salad: 2 cups spinach, 1 1/2 cups classic Romaine, 1/2 cucumber, onion, 2 tbs fat free french dressing
2 slices wheat bread, 1 slice turkey bologna, 4 slices cucumber, 1 serving honey mustard

Snack while waiting for dinner:
part of the chocolate/peanut butter bunny, 1/2 apple, 1 serving honey roasted peanuts, some bites of chicken

Chicken thigh, 1/2 cup rice, 6 tbs homemade gravy, beets

1 walk around town at a slow pace.  Tabitha and Amelia took turns walking. 50 minutes

Can't remember


1 cup water

1 cup Honey Bunches of Oats, whole milk, 1/2 cup orange juice

13 spinach cheese raviolis, salad, fat free french dressing, Rib thing, 1 hot dog roll

1 slice homemade pizza
walk to library and back


walk around town and back plus River Rd 2 times

Sunday July 3, 2011

1 cup water with lemon

1 whole egg and 1 egg white, scrambled, 2 slices whole wheat toast with butter

Snack at church:
2 pieces (they were small) pineapple upside down cake, some watermelon and apple slices

Leftover Brown rice with gravy and chicken (ate some chicken while cooking) and green beans
side salad with fat free French dressing

Wendy's (on our way to Soccer game in Rochester)
Berry Almond Chicken Salad
Jr Bacon Cheeseburger
Several bites of breaded chicken
several fries

4 oreos, 1 1/2 chicken nuggets, 2 cups water
( on the way home)

1 1/2 scrambled eggs with cheese before bed.