I will say I've made alot better choices this week already with the calorie counter. Here are a few things I've changed since I began this diet on January 8, 2013.
Photo 1: I purchased a bag of Flax Seed and Chia Seed and have been trying to incorporate 2 tbsp per day. I've read all about both seeds and they both seem to have great advantages and I couldn't decide which to go with and so I am doing both. I bought a bag of each, mixed them together and I store them in the freezer. I've been able to add this to salads, yogurt and even hamburger meat that I am cooking for the whole family (and they don't even notice).
Photo 2: Doctor says take a Fish Oil a day, and so I've just started to try this ONCE again. Also I am doing a multi-vitamin, because everyone says I should. I have know real knowledge that this will improve my health, but I am doing it because they said so. And that's that!
Photo 3: YEP, no one told my co-worker I was on a diet. He bought me a Super Big Gulp Pepsi. I gave up diet soda about 3 years ago when I figured out that the fake sugar is what mostly causes my migraines and I've never looked back. I do crave soda still and if I need it I have the real thing. So, I took a few sips and passed it on to my son when I picked him up from school that day.
Photo 4: Try having a 13 year old growing boy who is STARVING everyday after school and be on a diet at the same time. Yep, I've driven him thru the In-n-Out drive thru a few times and I didn't even cheat, NOT ONCE! So proud of myself.
Photo 1: Whole Cucumber and 10 Baby Carrots (with 1 tbsp homemade onion dip, my downfall)
Photo 2: Activia Yogurt, 2 Slices of Fresh Deli Turkey and 2 Pieces of Havarti Cheese
Photo 3: Peanut Butter and Sunflower Seeds on 2 pieces of Celery
Photo 4: Activia Yogurt, 1/4 Cup Blueberries and 1 tbsp Flax/Chia Seeds
Photo 5: Portion Control 1/4 cup of my favorite Trail Mix from Sprouts
Photo 6: Lunch was Shredded Roasted Chicken Breast, Whole Cucumber and String Cheese
I am going camping this week and my first "out to dinner" since the diet started, so wish me luck, because it's a Buffet. Just gotta fill up on salad first and then some chicken or other protein, and hopefully save enough calories by having a protein shake for Breakfast and Lunch.
Starting Weight: 182
Tonight's Weigh-In: 179.4
DOWN < 2.6 > lbs
Goal for Next Tuesday Weigh-In: 176
Challenge Goal Weight (10 weeks): 164
Ultimate Goal Weight: 139
Myself and My Hubby on New Year's Eve 2012
(Celebrating our 14th Wedding Anniversary)