Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Weight Loss Wednesday

Good news!  I lost 1.4 this week.  YESSSSSSSSSSS!

I am now at 5 lbs total lost since January 18th which may seem agonizing, but for me, IT IS this is a decent pace - see why I freak out about losing weight??  It takes me for-ev-er to lose or rather I lose very small amounts, but I'm a shorty so I have heard that is normal.  I just wish I could lose 5lbs a week like some people and I would only have to diet for a month.  Good one. 

This week's meeting topic was weighing and measuring your food - which I really enjoyed.  I am in the habit of doing this right now - cups, spoons, 1/2 cup, 1/4 cup (ugh), teaspoon, etc...  The food scale is a lifesaver!  You really cannot eyeball a piece of grilled chicken or deli meat all the time - measuring is a wonderful tool because then you know FOR SURE.  It helps you not over portion, but also helps you not UNDER portion.  I want my Points-worth dammit!

If you portion at home, you can know better when you are at a restaurant or party what is a 3oz potato, steak, etc...or at least have an educated guess.

Good meeting, good topic.  This is an important habit and one that really helps me stay on track.


Ellius said...

Congratulations on your progress! It sucks when you're trying to lose weight and you aren't seeing the progress that you would like as fast as you'd like it, but at least you know that you're taking weight off for good.

Anonymous said...

Yay!! Way to go Weeeeen!!!!

wrestling kitties said...

WAY TO GO!! That is fantastic!

I lost 50 pounds slowly starting over a year and half ago. And have kept it ALL off. Now, I still have a long way to go and need to lose another 50 or so, but I know now that losing it quickly will just continue the roller coaster of has to be a slow and steady process.

As for the food scale, I want a really good one. We have an older one and when K & I were doing Dr. Ian Smiths 4 Day diet (LOVE THIS BOOK AND THIS DIET - IT WORKS!) we had to weigh stuff. It really opened my mind on portions and how you should be eating. I still use it for meats and things like nuts to get the correct amount. I want a nicer one.....but they really are fantastic.