Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Some progress is better than no progress

After traveling for a full week and eating out for 6 days straight, I weighed in on Saturday (my normal weigh-in day is Wednesday) and I was up 1.2 pounds. I debated about weighing-in 3 days after I normally do, but I did it anyway. If I'm really committed to doing this, I have to face the scale each week.

So I committed to doing really good the rest of the week. I weighed in today, and I'm down 2.6 pounds for a total of 6 pounds lost. Not bad for 8 weeks where I have struggled to get back on the program. I think I'm finally there, and I hope to see small incremental losses over the next few weeks. I know that small losses are the key and that's what I'm aiming for each Wednesday.

I'll accomplish that by doing the following:
  • getting in at least 90 oz of water each day. I have a 1 L Sigg water bottle that I carry with me each day. Generally, by 7 am I've downed 1 L at the gym. By 2 pm I've down antoher 1 L and I aim to get in the 3rd L by 8 pm. Doing so will actually get me over 90 oz.
  • enjoy my food. put the fork/spoon down between bites. Take a swig of water between bites. Doing so will allow me to feel full.
  • Fiber! Fiber! Fiber! Eat filling foods that will fill me up over time.
  • Eat a fruit with breakfast.
  • Eat a veggie with lunch and dinner.
  • Snack on items such as dried mango, WW 2 point bars, 100 calorie packs of almonds, cookies, and fruit.
Thus far, I've been following those tactics since I've returned from my trip last Friday. I think doing so, along with exercise, helped with my weight loss this week. I've just got to keep it up! And that is the plan!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Still here

Okay, I'm back in the mix. I was out of town all last week, and I didn't really follow my plan. Oh well, such is life. I'm back on it this week though!

I've started out by going to the grocery store over the weekend and stocking the kitchen with healthy, filling foods. I made it to the gym yesterday and today. I'm drinking plenty of water, and staying positive.

I'm staying healthy every day!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Next week

I'm traveling next week to DC for a conference. In order to combat any weight gain, I've already started planning:

1. Purchased dining out kit at WW meeting on Wednesday.
2. Looked at restaurants around hotel/convention center online to determine various eating venues.
3. Packing WW 2 point bars, fiber one bars, and dried mango for snacks.
4. Taking my walking shoes! Plan to get in at least 1-2 miles of concerted walking each day (with my nike +).
5. Taking my water bottle so that I can get in my daily serving.
6. Taking my multivitamins also.
7. Will get a good night's rest each night.

All in all, I hope to do okay while I'm there.


So I was supposed to me a group to walk last evening. I was hesitant to do so because I like to keep up a good pace. Additionally, I think they basically walk in a circle around a building. BORING! I need to walk from here to there.

Well, all that worrying was for naught because no one showed up. The organizer did leave word that she couldn't make it. Cool. But no one else. What gives?

Oh well, I continued on my merry way - as you can see.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

2.12 miles today

2 walks today while at work: 


It was hot last evening, but I forged ahead. May not get a another walk in until Thursday.

Monday, April 13, 2009


I've decided to rebrand this blog: Healthy Every Day.

My goal is to live healthy each and every day. I'm going to leave the posts below that were made during my veggie by day experience. Doing veggie by day helped to kickstart my year and I'm glad I took up the challenge. I do, however, like meat too much in order to totally give it up.

I want to live a healthy lifestyle so that I can live a longer life. So, I'll use this space to chronicle my ups & downs, link to others who are struggling, and engage in the conversation.