Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Little Less Dough


It's Wednesday, which means it's time for a little update on my journey with ShortMama.  If you want to join in too, just click on the cute button, and play along.  It's a great support system.

Last week, I didn't even link up with the group, because I was feeling really down on myself.  The funny thing is that the whole subject for last week, was not beating yourself up because of your shortcomings.  But that's what I did.  Big time.  I hardly exercised, and rarely ate breakfast.  But, this last week, I kind of got my husband involved, so maybe that will help me.  Maybe. 

This week, we are supposed to update you on our progress thus far.  Well, I am happy to report that I have lost 4 pounds since the beginning of this whole thing.  Now, 4 pounds isn't much, especially when I have to lose about 40 more, but for now, I'm calling it a win.  Now, how did I do on my goals?

  • Eating breakfast has been a REAL challenge for me.  Problem is, I hate to eat things that are fast for breakfast.  I don't like cold cereal, can only occasionally stomach oatmeal, so on and so forth.  I think I am going to try a bit harder at this one.  It may end up meaning that I need to try some "instant breakfast", toast, or even Slim Fast, to automate my breakfast, but I'm not giving up!
  • I've done really well at automating my lunches.  So much so, that I have hit a wall.  Yesterday, I even opted not to eat lunch at all, because I was so tired of various wraps.  I just couldn't stomach one more wrap.  I think to help me out here, I need to continue to automate, while adding in some variety as well. 
  • Increasing activity on the weekends has also gotten off to a slow start.  We have had so many things going on every weekend this month, that we didn't have time to actually be "active" outdoors.  We haven't been lazy by any means, so I'm not going to count this as a fail, but it could definitely use some improvement.  I think going to Six Flags this weekend will help jump start the next month of this goal. 
One thing I have done, is allowed myself some "cheats".  I have bought some little chocolates (Hershey kisses, Rollo, etc.) and if I have a craving for chocolate that won't go away after a while, I will allow myself to have a few of those.  I figure it's a better option than eating a whole candy bar, or even a couple of the fun size ones, and it helps me to be more conscious of how much I'm eating when I have to unwrap each piece.  I feel like I have more control than when I have just a bowl of M&M's.  Of course, I could just be deluding myself. 
Roon and I have also commited to cooking more at home.  We've been planning our meals better, and can see not only a change in our waistlines, but also in our bank account.  Two stone. 

So, now that you've heard mine, are you inspired to join in too?  If so, come on in!  The water's fine!  We poochie mamas gotta stick together!

11 comments: said...

I'm glad you are back. Good assessment of your situation.
My neighbor joined me for water aerobics and suggested we walk there. Yay. Having another person and this blog group helps a lot. I'm glad you got your husband involved.
It seems to me that little by little does it. I hope so anyway.
Best luck to all of us.

VandyJ said...

I don't do so well with breakfast either--I really don't like cold cereal and hot cereal takes too much time. I have found that a cereal bar--like the nutragrain ones is a good option. Carnation instabreakfast is good too.

Sara said...

Yeah on the 4 pounds gone!!! I also keep small chocolates around. I agree that it is so much better than pigging out on a king size candy abr, or dipping into a big bowl of icecream!
Have a great week,

Myya said...

Good for you! I'm still a big loser.. I'll get on board one of these days sigh.

shortmama said...

Congrats on the loss so far! Dont beat yourself up when you are having a bad week or heck even a bad month. Thats why I created this whole thing is as a support system. We will ALL have weeks like that, there is unfortunately no way around it. But stay positive, you CAN do this.

Breakfast is sometimes hard for me too. How about some scrambled egg white with Canadian bacon and even a little low fat cheese? I have this once or twice a week. Or some yogurt and a Bagel thin (smaller than a normal bagel and I eat the whole wheat)? Or try a waffle you can put into the toaster (similar to ego but made with whole grains like the Kashi brand) and heat up some frozen fruit with a little Splenda to pour over the top with a drizzle of honey? You will get burned out if you dont offer yourself some variety. And they really are surprisingly simple to make!

Cara Smith said...

Planning meals at home is a big plus (or minus depending on how you look at it). It really amazes me how much extra crap can be in the food we eat out.

An idea for breakfast every once in a while. Jimmy Dean makes frozen breakfast bowls that you have the option of getting with turkey sausage or turkey bacon. This way you are getting meat, potatoes, eggs and cheese.

Connie Weiss said...

Great job on your loss and sticking to your goals.

Breakfast is hard for me because I'd rather take a easy bowl of cereal over a heartier eggs and canadian bacon. It only take a few more minutes but sometimes It seems like too much.

Have a great week!

MiMi said...

4 lbs IS a big deal!!!
You can do it. We can do it. We'll all do it. And then we can all get together and take an after picture. :) How fun would that be?!

WhisperingWriter said...

My breakfasts usually aren't healthy.

I had chocolate cake this morning.

Sharon's New Life said...

I just joined the Muffin Top to Skinny Jeans group and look forward to cheering you on your weight loss journey.
Please stop by my blog at and say hello.

Tracie said...

I think 4 lbs is pretty great! You're doing better than I am. Have you ever tried eating non-breakfast foods for breakfast? I'm not big on cold breakfast stuff either. Or you could try a protein shake. (I'm great at giving advice - not so much with following it.)