Overcoming Obesity

Monday, January 11, 2010

Week 1 results

Okay, one week down and I've lost 6 pounds. WOW, I did it (that's right, uh-huh, doing the happy dance)! Now if I could only fast forward 50 weeks with the same general progress, I'd be able to wear a nice little number of a dress on New Years Eve! That has been a little fantasy of mine for so long and for once, it feels realistic, it just feels so different this time.

I know I can't expect to lose 6 pounds every week, unless of course, I was on the set of Biggest Loser...and trust me, I've tried out before. I am just thrilled that in the last 7 days I have managed to shed 6 whole pounds, I haven't smoked in 6 days and you know what, I haven't hurt anyone! AMAZING! I guess working out really does manage stress.

In the last week I can honestly say I feel a difference in my energy level, I don't feel as sluggish and I am not waking up feeling exhausted in the mornings. I'd like to work on being more active this week. I worked out at Curves 3 times last week, I want to do that 5 times this week and do some type of workout video at home, I've got several to choose from. So there it folks, goals for this week: be more active and stop eating by 8PM.

I wasn't successful yesterday with the 8PM goal... I ate a piece of whole wheat bread with a tablespoon of peanut butter around 10pm. Looking for that late night snack again(one mountain at a time). The treat was great but man, I consumed the most of my fat calories right before I went to bed, ughh... sound familiar? Yes, yes... one meal at a time.

Okay, gotta snack tip for the coffee lovers out there, you gotta try this:

1 cup chopped ice
1 tsp decaffeinated instant coffee
1 or 2 packets of Stevia
1/2 cup skim milk
Blend it all together and you have this great, frothy frozen coffee treat that is only 47 calories. To kick it up a notch, add your favorite protein powder and it could become your breakfast to go!

Let me know if you try it and what protein powder you have, I haven't bought any yet but I am going to this coming weekend, I really want to increase my protein intake in the morning.

Goals for the coming week: Increase activity & no eating after 8PM


  1. I am such a coffee drinker and the half&half is killing me in calories every morning. I have gone from the french vanilla creamer to plain half&half and that helped a little, but I can't go without my coffee and I can't drink it black. Also tonight I made pizza for the kids because I had a meeting and I wanted to go to the Y for an evening workout, however I couldnt overcome the urge for a piece of pizza, although I only ate half a slice. So that put me over my calorie allowance for the day, but whatever..taking it one day at a time....Im so happy for you that you lost 6 lbs!!!!Yay You!!!!

  2. Elizabeth, thank's for your support. I know coffee is such a weakness, maybe your next goal can from half&half to skim milk. I would really try the frapacinio/smoothie I mentioned in my blog (1 cup chopped ice, 1 tspn instant coffee (caf or decaf), 1/2 cup skim milk and two packets of artificial sweetner... it is delicious)

    As far as the Pizza, WOW, I am very proud of you... there is no way I could have stopped at half a slice.... you really did great. And let's not fool ourselves, it is going to take some time for our body to get comfortable with eating fewer calories, so don't beat yourself up. Like you said, one day at a time.

    I'm not sure why but today I have been soooo hungry. I am doing my best not to over do it but I've found myself walking in and out of the kitchen all night. Wishing someone would put a lock and key on the fridge tonight, LOL!

  3. It's okay if you eat after 8PM no matter what the supermodels tell you. Just try to stop after 12AM, or at least give your stomach a full 6 hours of rest. What's important is how many calories you consume total. Don't sweat the little stuff so soon in your weight loss journey (I read your first post I know you're starting again). Take it one step at a time.