Apr 14, 2010

Who Needs Accountability?

weight loss

Its that time...time to check in with Shortmama over at Family of Shorts to update how we are doing in our journey from Muffin Top to Skinny Jeans.

This weeks assignment is:

1.  Tell how you did at keeping up with your 3 things last week.
2.  Get on the scale to get a starting weight.
3.  Set some goals.

Just as a quick reminder, my 3 things were to take my lunch to work (or meal plan), eat breakfast, and get up and move around.

I did really well with the 2nd two items from last week.  I ate breakfast everyday (except Sunday when I was running late for church) and I got outside and played with my kiddos and even mowed the lawn last week with out the assistance of the self propelled function.  Don't judge, but I am considering that a major workout.  The one thing I did poor at was taking my lunch to work.  It has seemed recently that even if I plan to cook enough to have left overs, I have nothing left at the end of a meal.  It was really puzzling me until we took Christian in yesterday for his check-up with his allergy and asthma specialist.  The little stink has grown an inch and a half...in 3 weeks!  No wonder there is no food in my house.  So, last night I picked up a couple of the Healthy Choice steamable meals.  I know these are not usually an ideal solution due to the amount of sodium, but they are better than the alternative cafe' here at work.  Plus, these actually taste good.

I am shuddering about getting on a scale.  I will do that tonight when I get home.  I have a pretty good idea about where I am at since I went to the doctor a few weeks ago, so it shouldn't be a complete shock.  Shortmama is not requiring that we share our weight, so guess what...I'm not going to.  I know you were all dying to know right.  In addition to watching my weight weekly, I am also going to watch my measurements monthly to see where (if) I am making progress on my body shape or just dropping water weight.

Goals...hmmmm...My long term goal is going to be that I would like to be back into single digit pant size by the end of the year.  For short term...I want to drop 10 lbs for Memorial Day.

I think those things are within reach for me.  I have the 30 day shred, I just need to get down to business and do a real workout that includes more than pushing a lawn mower around in circles.


Laffylady said...

Good luck with it all..its a never ending battle....I love the title of the meme..!sound like you got a plan..!Woo Hoo..!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Visit www.dwlz.com. She promotes the WW lifestyle and has a TON of good info with calorie/point value stuff. I love that site, even though I don't do WW.

shortmama said...

If you keep those Healthy Choice Meals to just one a day than you shouldnt have any problem, its when you eat more than one a day that you start to have the water retention issues. And you can compensate any bloatedness you get from the meals by drinking some extra H2O. Sounds like you have a couple of realistic goals!

J.B. said...

I would never judge the lawn mowing. I tried it once and decided that's why I have sons.
We can do this, we are already.
I notice one person on this linky posted how much weight she wants to lose instead of how much she weighs. Clever I thought.

MiMi said...

Oh crap. I'll have to weigh tomorrow. Shoot.

CJ Sime said...

Your goals are totally doable!

It is VERY smart to do measurements. Females bodies change so much but unfortunately depending on hormones we retain water and things are reflected on the scale.