Monday, August 18, 2008

Back from the Lake :-(

A new week (albeit a bit late - as I've just arrived home from the lake).

The bad news... I was a little lax in keeping with my challenges. I didn't use the smaller plate (mainly because with 6 of us there and mealtimes being somewhat hectic I just plain forgot.) Did I drink all the required water? Not sure. I didn't have my Brita Bottle with me to keep track. But I did try to down a glass everytime I passed the sink - and I downed a fair share of bottled water as well. I know I drank way more than I normally would have.

The fruit & veggie thing - actually that worked out well because we went into town on Saturday and bought some zucchini, mushrooms, broccoli, tomatoes & cucumbers to grill for dinner that evening. And I wasn't even remembering my the new challenge I'd given myself! And then Sunday one of our lake neighbors came by with some fresh melon and peaches for us!

The good news? I'm down another pound. And without really trying it seems!

Today I ate some mellon with my lunch. Tonight I'n bringing some corn on the cob, fresh sugar snap peas (to eat raw) and the rest of the grilled veggies we didn't finish at the lake to go with whatever meat hubby decides to grill over to the new house. We're going to have a campfire and eek out what's left of the nice summer nights now that the rain has subsided for a few days.

I'll admit it's getting tricky to juggle all these new challenges - but honestly - the water has become almost habit and I actually crave it now (they say that your sense of thirst is heightened as your body gets used to more water) and I'm finding this to be true. And the fast food thing - don't miss it. I truly don't!

Seeing my weight drop - almost effortlessly - as I incorporate these few changes into my lifestyle is very encouraging!

I know some of you have jumped on the bandwagon and are doing this along with me. This is great! Please keep commenting with your own progress reports....your challenges my differ from mine (we all have our weak spots) but the end result is the same. We're conquering our bad habits, incorporating new ones and changing the way we live. Bit by bit. Day by day. Pound by pound. How cool is that?!


Heather said...

congrats on the pound! so glad that this is working for you!

grammy said...

Sounds like you did great. I got in my fruits and veggies today. You make me want to work at it to keep up with you. (O:

MizFit said...

you had so much to keep in mind challengewise that Id just do a little jig, were I you, that I did BETTER than I would have were I not paying my new healthy life!!

Chrissie said...

Sounds like you did well. Good job on losing the weight. You know you are right you don't have to try hard all the time to lose weight after a while it becomes second nature to you. Keep up the great work.

RunningNan said...

JEez.. I wish I would come down in weight. I keep creeping up... I'm thinking and hoping it's my traininG!

JC said...

HEY, glad you had a great time at the lake. Isn't it amazing the way our bodies feel and how our tastes change after just a little while of treating them better. Congrats on the weight loss. Grace and blessings to you.

Pattie said...

I used to talk to my WW members about taking it slow, by using this little ditty:

Yard by yard, dieting is hard.
But inch my inch - it's a cinch!

Congrats on making small changes you can stick with forever!

Brooke Lorren said...

Good job losing another pound. You have a lot of challenges to keep track of, but you're doing great.