What I Weigh, What I Think, What I Ate

October 16, 2013

I will NOT discuss Pumpkin today.

You are Welcome. 

What I Weigh, What I Think, What I Ate

I FINALLY stepped outside of the box. The house, that is. I got out of the house on Tuesday! I had a great session with the trainer, (I am super sore, so I suppose I worked hard!), I went to lunch at a friends to discuss a “Girl’s Trip” to Chicago with some friends, I went to the grocery store, I mowed the yard AND I took the dogs for a good walk/run. I figured they could use the run just as much as I could, and it worked out really well, because they took a nice long nap when we got back home. Unfortunately, I was so excited to get them out for a walk, I completely forgot about the groceries in the trunk until I went to start dinner! Egads. I didn’t seem to ruin anything, although Mike’s WW Fudge Bars lost maybe a little of their shape?? 🙂

The last three mornings, I have stepped on the scale and it has said 154! My last, lowest Weigh-In, was 155, so it’s time for this 154 thing to happen. It’s crazy how much different my clothes fit from 157 to 154. I know only three pounds sounds like nothing, but I have been in a size 12 for most of my adult life. Well, except for that weighing over 200 period. I had started buying 16’s. I remember thinking……”Wow. They really are beginning to make clothes smaller!” At size 16, I knew I had to make some changes. Then when I was back into the 14’s, I felt like my old self. I had joined WW, and I knew that I wouldn’t be stopping at a size 14, but I did feel much better. Then I was finally in a 12 again. My body seemed like it was doomed to always wear a size 12. My upper body was doing nice things, but my butt and thighs are pretty large, so getting into a size 10 wasn’t really an option. Ever. I am happy to say that I now only have TWO pairs of pants in my closet that are a size 12. The other’s are 10’s, and they feel really good! I even bought a pair of size 8 shorts a while back, and they fit looser than they did when I bought them! The first time I put on a size 10 in a dressing room, and it fit, I was thinking……”Wow. They really are beginning to make clothes bigger!”.  It almost didn’t feel real. It felt great to put so many of the pants that have been in my closet for years, into a bag, and donate them. I’m hanging onto the two pairs of 12’s simply because they are jeans. They are “skinny” jeans, (Obviously, I am NOT skinny, but they are a tight fit all the way down to my ankle, and I like the way they feel.) Anyhow, I can wear them a for a while longer with boots for the Fall, and a sweater. But I am really looking forward to doing some serious shopping. I’m soooo close.

Okay, so that leads me here. Being only 4 pounds away from my goal, I have a much better idea of what my body is going to look like at 150. I like my legs MUCH better than I did in my 160’s and 170’s, obviously. But I’m just not certain 150 will be enough. I’ve decided that when I get to 150, I won’t change what I am doing, and I’ll just see what happens. I won’t be in any hurry. (Like I have been anyhow?) Maybe I’ll be a little happier at 145. We’ll see, but those are just a few of my thoughts about where things are and how I am feeling about my current size and shape.

I have today and tomorrow to be really careful with my salt and sugar intake in order for the scale to read 154 at my Weight Watcher meeting on Friday! I tried to be careful yesterday with my choices, but when I added up my points before eating dinner, I decided to change up what I was having for dinner. Egg Whites really do fill me up, and I like to have breakfast for dinner, so I played with eggs last night and had a very satisfying,  low point and tasty dinner.

 

Food Tab, at the top of this page.

I spent some time over the last couple of day’s updating the “Food” tab at the top of this page. I tried to break things down into a few categories to make it a little more user friendly. I hope it will help you to find a Low Point Meal or Snack idea! I’ll be adding more to it, but I’d love for you to check it out and tell me what you think?

 

My Next Project

My next project will be the Master Bedroom. It’s been the same color for about 10 years now, and I’m over it. I want to move the bed, but not sure if that’s even option. I’m considering taking the entire bed apart today and just moving the frame all over to see what I can come up with. 

We have three windows on the outside wall, and I’ve thought about putting the bed in front of them, but I wasn’t sure if I’d like that, and we only have one TV placement option, so I don’t know if it will even work, but after finding this picture, I’m reconsidering….

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I’m a little set on making a headboard out of 2×4’s with a rustic look of some sort, and I wonder if it will stick out like a sore thumb in front of the windows? Maybe I need to consider a lighter finish than I am imagining? Or…….maybe we could do one wall in the bedroom like this……..to bring it all together if I do put the bed in front of the windows??

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That’s a much larger project than I had originally planned, but I think Mike would really like it, and I would imagine he’d want to work on this as a team? Or maybe not. 

These are a few of the Head Boards that I found that I really like…..

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This one is my favorite. That would mean NOT putting the bed in front of the windows, but I LOVE the built in light fixtures!

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Another bed in front of a window? Hmmmm…….

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Well, I have lots to think about, so I’ll sign off for the day. Here are yesterday’s eats……

 

Breakfast 

How cute is this little red pepper?

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Snack

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Lunch

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Dinner – I sautéed some Peppers and Onions, then added 1 tsp of Taco Seasoning

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I set the onions aside and scrambled 4 egg whites. Then I combined them, added 1/8 C. of drained and rinsed Black Beans, then melted a slice of 2% Kraft Cheddar cheese on top. Yum.

4 PPV 

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Refresh…I can eat 26 points a day.

I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.

I have an allowance of 49 points that I can dip into if I chose.

I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.

 

The food I ate and it’s PPV

 

Breakfast = 5 Egg Whites cooked in 1 tsp Coconut Oil, Red Bell Pepper, Cheese, Banana, Coffee with skim milk (5)

Snack = Strawberry Protein Shake (6)

Snack = Un-pictured Pumpkin Cake Cookies (4)

Lunch = Tomato Soup, Mixed Greens Salad, Chicken Salad, a few bites of Candy Corn and Nuts (12)?

Snack = Un-pictured Honey-crisp Apple (0)

Dinner = 4 Egg Whites, Peppers and Onions with Taco Seasoning, Black Beans and Cheese. Unexpectedly delicious. (4)

 

Total = 31

 

Today’s Exercise = 45 Minute Session with Trainer, 20 Minute Fast Paced walk with Dogs, 45 minutes of Mowing

 

How many glasses of water I drank today = 15+

Activity Points Earned Today = 6

Activity Points Earned This Week = 16

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 31

Alcohol consumption = none

 

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