Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Check-in Wednesday

Sisterhood of the Shrinking JeansHad I done what I said I would do and controlled myself while camping ~ eating as much fruit and veggies as I could instead of chips, crackers, and chocolate-covered granola bars ~ I might have actually had a significant weight loss.

As is, I lost the 2.6 I was up from two weeks ago (the gain I refused to report last week!), so that pretty much proves it was entirely water weight. I'm trying not to think about how much better a loss I could've had if I'd eaten better while we were gone.

It's tough though, while camping. I had brought some fresh beans from the garden as well as a bag of oranges, but that was pretty much it. My little camper fridge and our cooler were full of "main course" things and I just didn't have room for NON-ESSENTIALS like healthy stuff!! ;)

So I'm happy the water weight is gone and I'm trying to be very self-disciplined this week because I've got another rough food week comin' up...

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Check-in Wednesday

Sisterhood of the Shrinking JeansI did great with the fruits and veggies goal I spelled out in my last two posts until Sunday, but I struggled a little yesterday and Monday. They were busy days where what could be most easily grabbed out of the fridge or cupboard got eaten. Monday was particularly bad for veggies. (And for a bit of over-eating, I'll admit. But no bingeing!!) And that pesky TOM arrived yesterday, so I'm up a bit from Sunday's starting weight.

Okay, quite a bit, actually.

Alright, I'll be honest ~ I was shocked.

Let's just say, it was a lot of weight to gain in the mere 48 hours that separated Sunday's weigh-in from my regular weekly one yesterday morning. So, I'm not sure whether this is allowed or not, but I've decided I'm not recording a weight this week. It's so very obviously a water weight and next week's should be much more normal again.


This coming week will be a challenge as I'll be spending most of it at a campsite. And everyone knows camping means eating somewhat LESS healthy than when you're at home. (Just a little!) And lots LOTS of snacking. At least two of the suppers I've planned will include salad, and I'm bringing bags of oranges, carrot sticks, and fresh-picked green beans for snacking, but it will be hard to choose those things over chips and chocolate-covered granola bars!!

Wish me luck!


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Down & Dirty in 30 Challenge Kick-Off

Sisterhood of the Shrinking JeansOkay, I've got my plan in place and I am ready to get DOWN & DIRTY this month! (Well, DOWN anyway!!)

The plan is really pretty simple: make sure I get a minimum of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables in each day.

The tricky part for ME is...

They MUST BE SOLID FOODS, not liquids!!

The temptation is to run out and buy a bunch of V8 and V8-Splash type juices and just drink my fruits and veggies, but what I'm going for here is not actually so much the vitamins, minerals, and fibre, but the feeling of a full stomach. You know, so there's not as much room for all the fat- and carb-laden stuff in my diet! And with fresh produce starting to come out of the garden, this should be relatively easy and inexpensive this month. Once the garden is done... well, I'll worry about that later!

On Wednesday's check-in, I vowed to have some handy little charts made up so I could better keep track of my fruit/veggie intake and it just so happens that my "poor man's BlackBerry" has a food diary mod! I won't be tracking all foods, I don't think, just the fruits and veggies I consume for each meal. There's also spots for type of activity and time, so that will be nice, too.

I'm starting this challenge off with a weight of 157.0, which is down 0.6 from Wednesday (yay!) and though I'm not sure what all the "dirty" part entails, I'm definitely planning on being DOWN in 30!!