Saturday, March 20, 2010

Weight Loss Challenge: Week 3 Progress

Weight Loss Challenge: Week 3 Progress

I had a few hiccups this week such as Monday I took Matthew to the Pediatrician for an ear check-up and afterwards headed to the gym since my babysitter was home with Isabelle. I had been on the elliptical for 8 min. and the child care called me. Matthew had pooped his pants and I had no backup so we had to leave. By the time we got home and got everything cleaned up and dinner started I ended up just doing Pilates at home.

Workout wise I did this week: (Mon-Fri, since my last weigh in was Monday morning)

-3/15: Pilates for an hour at home
-3/16: Full day so I worked out on the elliptical at our community gym for 35 min. before going to work
-3/17: Yoga 101 at my gym for an hour
-3/18: Elliptical for 40 and Mat Pilates at my gym for an hour
-3/19: Treadmill for 35 min., Pilates at home for 30 min.

Diet wise:
Doing well in my calorie limit per day. I definitely look forward to my real meal every night. This is really working for me though because I've never been a breakfast person and a shake is perfect in the morning. At lunch I would rather eat at my desk than waste an hour and have to be there longer so a bar works.

It's interesting recipes I've made in the past that I thought were low-fat, low-calorie ARE low-fat, but not low-calorie. The recipe analyzer on Calorie Counter is good because I can adjust oils or high calorie items like beans, etc. and use less in my recipe to get to the calorie goal I need to be in.

We made some yummy chicken and black bean burritos last night. It called for 2 cans of black beans and I only used 1 and we ate whole wheat tortillas which aren't less calorie wise but are better for you. They weren't too bad at all.

Results: 4 pounds.

I am blown away. Those pds are just from Monday until this morning. I did my calorie burn calculation this week and I was preparing myself for 2 pounds. I am already down 14 pds. This really helps solidify my belief that what I'm doing IS working!

I need to get a digital food weight scale today so I can measure out what I can eat from my recipes as they give grams measurements for servings. I AM being so anal about my food now, but know it's short term and can loosen up a bit once I get to my goal weight.

I CAN do this!
I WILL do this!
I AM so proud of myself!!


Heather said...

Good work! Keep it up!

Em said...

That's awesome! I'm going to Superstition Ranch Market today to buy a bunch of veggies and fruit!

Jen said...

You are a rock star - Keep it up because you CAN DO IT!