Sunday, February 26, 2012

"The Plan Works If You Work The Plan"

The title is a quote that my former Weight Watcher leader would say. Today, I stood on the scale and I have lost 3.2 pounds..... in one week...  If you read my post from Wednesday, you know I joined WW online in January to give me a "boost" and have remained at my starting weight for 7 weeks. Obviously, I was not doing the plan. This past week, on Ash Wednesday, I made a commitment to eat healthy and moderately. To be totally transparent, this is after an evening of living out Fat Tuesday to the fullest by making homemade macaroni and cheese with kielbasa and the only thing low fat about the recipe is that I used turkey kielbasa instead of pork. And, I ate most of it that evening. So, starting on Wednesday I started eating the way I should...nothing crazy, as Nate and I did go out to eat three times in that period of 4 days, but I made fairly wise choices for the most part. For example, when we ordered sub sandwiches from Jimmy John's I added more veggies and had mustard instead of mayo. It took the sandwich from being 519 calories and 22 grams of fat to 336 calories and 1.4 grams of fat. When we went to Buddy's pizza, our ABSOLUTE favorite pizza in the Detroit area (and trust me when I say we truly could be authorities on the subject), we ordered an appetizer and then I had the Greek salad. Yesterday we went out with Nate's parents and I chose a grilled chicken sandwich (instead of a burger) and had sweet potato fries instead of regular. Like I said, it wasn't that I went all ninja diet crazy and only had cabbage soup and water. One of the major things I did make sure is that I drank water like I was dying of thirst. The only other drink I had during the week was coffee...well, I also had two Mike's Hard Lite Cranberry Lemonades with my Jimmy John's sandwich... but other than that, I had water, water, and more water. I'm pretty pleased with the results and am now even more motivated to stay the course! 

This coming Friday Nate and I are going to Boston. I am SO excited. Boston...well, really all of the Northeast, has been on my bucket list for a long time and I have never been. The furthest "northeast" I've been is NYC. So, to have a long weekend in Boston is something I'm really looking forward to. I'm hoping to take lots of walks and explore new places and see tons of historical sites. I'm not sure what the weather will be like, but I'm determined to make sure I take what's needed regardless of the weather to go all over the place. (Now, just you wait, there will be some sort of nor'easter that comes through that completely shuts the city down or something.... that sounds like something that would happen to me!)

So here's to another healthy/moderate do realize I'm not committing to a moderately healthy week, right???

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