Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday W38

I dislike Mondays. They are my day "off work"-- off the job I love that pays my bills-- and are consequently the day I should get the most done on my master's thesis. Booo Monday. I slept through breakfast, did some thesis work, and had "mac"-n-cheese 2pts, recipe here, with pb&j 4pts for lunch.
Pretty stinking delicious. I would use cheddar cheese next time in the mac though.
I had my WW meeting tonight. I am down another 1.4 lbs for a total of 34.8 lbs. So close to 35!! However, I am at 163.8 so you get another progress photo! See RHS of blog or "Progress Photos." Our topic tonight was "What makes weight maintenance so difficult?" The first thing in my mind was "beer" so I decided to keep my mouth shut. The answers that made it to the board included hunger, hedonistic hunger (cravings), planning, the length of time it takes, emotions, feeling like its not fair, social outings, friends and family. The point was that at times, each of us struggles with different challenges and they come and go in cycles, so find a strategy to defeat each before you have to combat it. Tracking/planning isn't awful for me unless I am out of town or have guests in town, so my day-to-day battle is generally with hedonistic hunger- wanting food for a reason other than being hungry. So a way to combat that would be to pack a healthy snack and eat it before I have the chance to want something else- or to focus on positive activity instead of picking up fries asap.

What are some of the challenges you have faced in your healthy lifestyle journey, and how have you combatted them?

For dinner, hubby grilled steak and corn. I love grilled corn. I had a 3oz. serving of steak 5pts with an ear of corn 2pts and a little gatorade 1pt. I also had some baked tortilla chips 3pts and guacamole 5pts to snack on the rest of the night.
The steak was so tender! Its a rare treat!

I love fresh home made guacamole! I always eat too much.

Points: 22/23
Weekly Allowance Points: 35/35 remaining
Exercise: none
Weekly Activity Points: 0/0
Weekly Weight Loss: -1.4 lbs / -34.8 total

Hope to see less of each other next time!


  1. Congrats on the loss!! You're doing SO well!!

    It's always fun to post a new progress pic!!

  2. Congratulations on the loss. You are doing amazing! That steak looks so good!


  3. The corn and the steak look delicious together!!!
    35 pounds lost, that's great!

  4. I had corn on cob this weekend as well...also it.
    In South Africa we call corn on cob...a Mielie!!


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