Saturday, May 7, 2011

Not so successful

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So my grand plans to not eat after 8pm and to limit my treats to one per day were not as successful as I had planned.  So many days this week I didn't get home to even start cooking supper until after 8pm...makes it hard not to eat when you haven't had supper yet!  The one treat per day went OK..until Friday when I forgot I'd had a brownie during the day and then had some dark chocolate at night.  Good thing it's a new week!

I lost 1.1 pounds today at my weigh in.  Not fantastic, but not bad either.  I'm still averaging 1.3 pounds per week overall.  The good news is that I am now 29.9 pounds away from my goal weight!  I still haven't decided if I will go all that way or stop before I get there (in consultation with my doctor).  I am very receptive to what others have to say in this regard - if I start getting comments that I'm losing too much, I will take it to heart...  I don't think I'm in danger of getting to that point anytime soon though!  I looked in the mirror the other day and noticed that with my new haircut, my HEAD looks smaller...and my shoulders/neck area are smaller for sure.  The rest of me...meh, not so much.  My main areas of concern are my belly area and my upper legs.  I might have to investigate foods I should be eating to get rid of belly fat since that seems to be where it's all concentrated now!

I had some more of my Litehouse salad dressing tonight.  I made an amazing spinach salad with craisins, blueberries, light feta (did you know it's the same # of points+ as regular?!), mixed beans, cucumber, baby bella mushrooms, orange peppers, red onions....soooo yummy!  Nearly as good as a salad from Pete's Frootique.

So folks, any suggestions on something I can try this week to shake up my body (food or exercise-wise)?  My exercise is limited because of my shoulder and tailbone (cardio has been my go-to exercise lately - walking outside or treadmill and stairmaster).