Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Weigh-In Wednesday

I debated on whether or not to post today because it's only been three days since we started this thing and I didn't anticipate seeing any changes.  I was right...the scale's exactly the same for me, though it's a bit meaner for Jay.  He's up, rather than down, so he took a salad to work to munch on all day. 

One of the things we're going to try to do is not eat after seven p.m.  He did that last time he lost a ton of weight and it really helped, so we'll be giving that a go. That's going to be really hard for me from mid-Jan through mid-Feb, because I'll be working late four days a week, but I'll do my best to stick with it.

Thanks, everybody, for all the support and I'll have pics up next Wednesday.


Anonymous said...

I find that eating healthy snacks at work (I take cut up veggies with no dressing, or whole fruit, or whole wheat crackers and organic peanut butter) helps me to eat less at dinner. I'm a big breakfast and lunch person now, it seems like I sleep better when I don't eat a big dinner too. Kent and I normally have a very light dinner and he's finally adjusting to it too. Keep up the good work!!

Aunt Juicebox said...

I'm trying to make myself wait to weigh myself too, but it's been 5 days and I think I might go ahead and do it tonight just to make sure the scale IS going the right way. lol

Mama Gayle said...

Is it ok if I give some advice? I may not know much about life....but I know a hellofalot about weight loss (lost a total of 220 pounds myself). Even though I had "surgery," I have had to learn how to eat right, and change my lifestyle big time. The biggest thing I can recommend not starve yourself-keep your blood sugars level through out the day. I learned to eat every couple of hours so I wouldn't binge eat (this is hard to do when you are busy). But like someone else can take things with you to grab quickly. Stay away from carbs (potatoes, chips, rice, bread, chips, mostly anything white). Put protein first, so when you burn fat, you will gain muscle. Some things I keep on hand are.. already cooked chicken in the fridge that I can grab quick, boiled eggs, nuts, ETC... This may not work for all....but all the classes and the doctors I have seen say protein first, then veggies, fruits, carbs/sugars last, and stay away from anything processed. I was also told to only weigh once a week at the most, since your body fluids/etc. fluctuate daily, and you will get discouraged!! Good Luck!

GunDiva said...

Meg and Mama Gayle, I have to admit I'm bad about waiting until I'm hungry to eat and know that I'd eat less if I grazed throughout the day. I do have some almonds at my desk that I can snack on and, once I get to the store, I'll pick up some more high-protein snacks. One of my all-time favorite foods for when I'm watching what I eat is chicken salad with walnuts and apples. Yum. I've also been known to just eat a can of chicken (yes, canned chicken - I love the stuff) for a meal, as it is so quick and easy.

Mad Woman said...

Just remember to eat things that aren't "empty calories". I'm still learning how to eat properly. It's honestly a DAILY challenge!

Keep going...we can do this!