Saturday, February 21, 2009

February 21, 2008: Much Much Better :)

Ahhh...much better weigh in this week....according to the scales, I am down another 5 lbs from last week!! Woo!! That made me very happy. Good ole hubby lost another 6 lbs...sorry sucker. Oh well, I will definately take my 5 lbs :)

So, I am pretty sure my eating is getting better. I didn't have as many "I want to eat everything I see" days. I had quite a few of those the week before. I didn't actually give in to that urge, I just felt like it LOL. I bought a new cookbook, Pure Comfort. Its a WW cookbook. I haven't actually gotten it yet, but I hope to early next week. I paid $30 for the thing, so I better like it. Who would have thought that I would pay that much for a cookbook? However, it has more "Southern" type recipes in it, so I think I will really like it. I am even excited to get it, and I am ready to start planning my next menu!! Oh...back to eating...anyway, I have noticed that I am getting full with the portions I am getting, which is much smaller then what we used to eat. That is a good thing. I also bought a food scale, so I am able to weigh the food better. Funny story: Charles and I went to eat at Applebee's last Sunday. They have WW food items on their menu. Anyway, we ordered a steak, potatoes, and steamed vegetables, it was a 7 pt meal. Hahahaha, then when they actually brought the food to the table, I thought we were gonna have to bring out a magnifiying glass to find the steak (it was a 4-ounce steak). There were two chunks of boiled potatoes, maybe a fourth of a regular sized potato, and a butt load of steamed BROCCOLI. I detest broccoli with a passion. Charles looked so sad when he saw the steak...hehehe...however, what there was of it was very good. I would take a bite of steak and a bite of broccoli stalk to disguise the broccoli taste. The surprising thing was, though, is that I was actually full when we got done eating, even though there definately wasn't that much to eat; we used to order appetizers that had more to them then our WW meal. Just goes to show you that you don't need a heaping plate of food to be satisfied :)

I am trying to up my water intake. Anybody in my immediate family can tell you that I absolutely, positively, without a doubt HATE water. Now, this is a big problem since an important step to weight loss is drinking lots of water. So, I am trying to get better at him...sigh...not easy at all. Yesterday, I drank SEVEN glasses of water. I knew today was Weigh Day, and I wanted to flush all the sodium and whatnot out of my system beforehand. Of course, I had to run to the bathroom every 10 minutes, but I didn't die from water overdose. I can actually go all day without drinking anything at all, even before I started dieting. I don't even have to have anything to drink when I am eating a meal. So, drinking water water water is a big hurdle that I am trying to jump over. Another girl I know told me this last week "Oh after the first week of drinking water, you'll love it and won't want to drink anything else."Huh??....I was like "No, no. Not that way with me at all." LOL. I am pretty sure me and water will never be friends.

I haven't really noticed my clothes fitting any different yet, which is kind of disappointing. Hopefully that little reward will start showing up soon. I am ready for my clothes to fit better, without me looking like a lumpy potatoe in them...haha. I am still walking, and it's getting quite boring. I do prefer walking outside as compared to a treadmill. Walking, in general, though, is boring. I have some exercise pamphlets in my WW stuff that my sister gave me that works your arms, legs, and abdomen. I might try some of those this week, especially the arms and abdomen. I hate my fat arms. I want to wear tank tops and not be self-conscious about it. So, we'll see how it goes.

We had to go to Nashville today to get some new tires for the Blazer. Nashville has a McDonald's.....Oh my Lord!! I soooo almost had Charles whip in there to get my some fries. McDonalds french fries are my definate weakness. I even trying to talk myself into it by telling myself it could be my reward for losing weight this week...however, I resisted. I didn't ask. Charles would have fussed at me and made me feel guilty for even asking. Sometimes he makes me feel like a little kid if he thinks I am eating something I shouldn't. I usually get mad and ignore him but I didn't feel like getting into it today with him. Plus, I have been doing good on avoiding "trigger" foods and I didn't want to get my brain to thinking bad thoughts about food. I will wait awhile longer when I am a little stronger in my food defenses (and when Charles isn't with me...hehehe).

Starting Weight: 233 lbs
Current Weight: 222 lbs

Okay, so to wrap it up, I'll leave you my recipe for the week. I had to debate on which one to pick. I made some good recipes this week. I will put the Crockpot Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti recipe on here this week though. My sister made this after I told her about the recipe, and it is really good. I do want to put in a word of caution: I post points per serving on here, but I don't know if the points are accurate sometimes. Some of my recipes come from other websites that have WW recipes, and I just trust they are correct. I don't have access to the Recipe Builder so you might want to check at your time. The fudge recipe I posted last week was right because it came from the actual WW website. I go there regularly. Okay, 5 hours later, here it is:

Crockpot Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

16 0z cooked spaghetti (didn't specify wheat or regular, my sister used regular)
1 lb light Velveeta
12.5 oz can chicken breast, drained and flaked
1 can Fat Free cream of mushroom soup
1 can Fat Free cream of chicken soup
1 can Rotel
1/2 cup water

Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and stir. Cook on low for 2-3 hours.

Points: 6 pts/ cup (If you have a way to check, you might try switching the regular noodles with wheat noodles, it might lower it a point, but I'm not sure on that)


danalynn35 said...

I am proud of my sister. Yes I am yes I am. We are getting healthy together, yes we are yes we are. I just made that song up. Ain't it cute. LOL!!!!

PS. You need to start taking pics little missy for before and after shots.

~Holly Renee~ said...

Well I can't really tell a difference yet in myself so I don't see the point in taking pictures LOL. And that's a lovely song....really....