My Weight Loss Progress

Friday, June 25, 2010

Fun in the Sun

Well the last 3 days we have been swimming and it has been so fun. I love to swim! The bad news is that I haven't been on the treadmill. I have a feeling this might be an interesting week for my weigh in. I have been doing pretty good in regard to points and staying on track with the eating. I have figured out what my problem is though. I love to snack. Now I am much more conscious about what I put in my mouth. A handful of doritos, a packet of fruit snacks, the crust from Hudson's sandwich, etc...I used to eat these things all the time with out even thinking. Today I was talking with a friend about pre-dinner eating. You get home from work, you are starved and then it takes 30 minutes to make dinner. So you snack as you make it and then still eat a full dinner. It is all those little choices that have been sabotaging me for years. When I think of myself, I don't see a glutton, someone that goes to Chuck-O-Rama on Saturday night for multiple trips to the smorgasbord. I rarely eat fried foods and I even get disgusted when I see people cover their food in butter, gravy, etc. I always look at them and think "you deserve to be fat..I dont". But we all have our vices and while mine seem small to me, looks like they add up. This week, I have noticed that I am snacking more. While I am staying within my points I could be making better choices that would me much better for me nutritionally. This week is my goal to plan out some healthy snacks, portion them out and stay on task. My mom gets here Tues, so I am working on my menu and going grocery shopping. I think as long as we eat most meals at home, we will be okay.

So tonight is "Moms night out" is where about 20 ladies from my church and the community go out to eat. We are going to the Olive Garden. This works out good for me. Since, I worked there about a decade ago, I am still pretty familiar with their menu. I already have it all planned as to what I am going to eat. One serving of salad, no bread sticks, and the lunch portion Linguini ala Marinara. It is 310 calories, 4 grams of fat and 5 grams of fiber. It is 6 points and since I really want to have salad (a whopping 9 points), that is about my only choice. I also love the Capellini Pomodoro it is 480 calories, 11 grams of fat and 11 grams of fiber. However, it is 10 points but a good alternative if you would like the minestrone soup in place of the salad. I plan to just drink water; maybe I'll take my slim and sassy oil to add to it!

Can't believe that I have to go back to work in just over a week. I am planning to enjoy this last week in the sunshine, boating, a trip to Dollywood and lots more swimming. The good news is that with me only working 3 days a week, I'll be able to still enjoy our nice, long summer here in East TN.


  1. Enjoy your last week off!! It's SO hard to go back to work, but lucky you that you only have to work 3 days a week. What a blessing.

    Cherish and savor each and every moment(albeit, I don't need to tell you that, you soak up every last drop of life each day) You always amaze and inspire me with everything you accomplish every day. It makes me feel lazy, even though I accomplish lots each day, you always do more.

    Anywho, it's funny how as a mom you eat the crust off your kids bread, take a bite here and there of their food, clean off their plate as you are clearing the table, eat a handful of crackers or chips subconsciously without even realizing you are doing it. I have done and still do things like that.

    My favorite thing that keeps me from snacking, is the first thing I do when I walk in the door(during the school year, because summer time I am bombarded with kid when I walk in the door that want lunch), I come in and slice up an apple and have it on a bowl on the counter and then as I'm working I just grab an apple slice and that seems to help craving other food, plus it fulfills the crunchy/sweet craving.

    I'm not the best advice for things like this, but I know that this little thing that I do really has made a difference in my life.

    Have fun at "Mom's night out" and I hope your weekend is full of LOTS of sunshine and happy memories!

  2. You are so funny Kimberly. You run circles around me. I read your blog too. You are always doing fun creative things and how you come up with all of those is amazing.

    I will try the apple trick. I am pretty excited. I recently bought a mandolin for cutting. It is going to make cutting fresh veggies and fruit super easy. I am going to buy a bag of colored bell peppers today and make some little snack baggies. It will also make it easier to make my healthy baked french fries. Yummy! This time of year I do better because the fruit is so good. I am always stocked up on nectarines, one of my favorites, and they are so good they almost taste naughty.