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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE {Week 2}

Week 2 and I am only down < .08 >, okay so that is ALMOST 1 pound, but it's NOT. I knew yesterday all day that my numbers weren't going to reflect a huge loss. I knew because I weighed myself that morning on my home scale. It was very discouraging, knowing I worked out all week, ate good (for the most part), and then still didn't loose any weight. < .08 > is not a BIG enough number for me, I was looking for average of 2 lbs per week and I was just NOT happy about this. BUT, the show must go on. I have to power through this and move on, pick myself up and change some things around and plow forward. (okay, so glad I got all of that out of my system, overall I am down 3.4)


Moving on now, we had a wonderful golf/camping trip at Pechanga Resort in Temecula, California this past weekend. It was our first time camping there and my husband and son LOVED the golf course. Challenging, but loved it. My hubby shot a 91/93 and my son, Justin shot a 97/98. (yeah I am trying to get this whole golf lingo down, I moved from a Dance Mom for 10 years to now a Golf Mom and you can't even cheer at a golf tournament, you have to BE QUIET. UM, this is going to be sooo hard)




I was really good with my food for the most part I had 2 protein shakes a day (meal replacement shakes). We did do 2 dinners out, which probably didn't help my weight loss, but I did walk at least 2 to 4 miles each day while we were camping. Fast walking and it felt GREAT. It was better then just sitting around like we usually do, it felt really good getting out and walk. My cousin, her husband and my aunt also came out to visit and since she is ready to pop, we just hung out with them at the casino and enjoyed lunch and an awesome dinner at the Italian restaurant inside Pechanga, I would highly recommend it (and FAR better then the buffet they serve there).

Here are some of my snacks and meals that I had for the rest of the week. I am getting pretty creative with eating vegetables and fruits more often and with drinking the protein shakes everyday, I have been meeting my protein levels more often too.

Photo 1: Snack Time with some yummy celery with peanut butter and my 10 baby carrots and my 1 tbsp spoon of super delicious onion dip. (one of my down falls)

Photo 2: My cousin Jeff joined me on this Biggest Loser Challenge and he is a large boy (over 300 lbs), he likes to cook chicken breast at the beginning of the week and then he puts them in baggies and eats one everyday for lunch. This was such an awesome idea, I plan on doing this very soon too and getting in some more protein into my diet. I am happy to report my little cousin (yea, he is younger then me) lost 11 lbs this week. WAY TO GO JEFF!!!

Photo 3: Lunch Time cucumber, chicken, carrots and tomatoes. Simple, easy and yummy!


I also made an AWESOME recipe, that I was so proud of and it was both quick and delicious. I am not a good "healthy cook" and so for me to come across and make a delicious healthy recipe, made me very happy. Here is my new favorite veggie side dish Tomato and Avocado Salad. I have created a few more fun items that I plan on sharing with you all very soon.



Starting Weight: 182
Tonight's Weigh-In: 178.6
 
DOWN this week < 0.8 > lbs
TOTAL loss for this challenge < 3.4 > lbs
 
Goal for Next Tuesday Weigh-In: 175
Challenge Goal Weight (10 weeks): 164
 
Ultimate Goal Weight: 139
 
 

5 comments :

  1. Good job so far. Just keep trying to do better than yesterday. In place of dip you could try tzatziki. Cucumber, dill dip made with greek yogurt, lower in calories and carbs and delicious!

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  2. Tina, as a lifetime Weight Watcher who has 4 more pounds to get back to goal, I can tell you that slow and steady wins the race. It has taken me since last February to lose just over 20 pounds. I'm much older than you, but I work out 5X a week and stick to plan (almost) religiously. The biggest loss I've ever had for 1 week is just over 2 pounds and that happened just once. Today in my meeting, one woman had lost 9 pounds; I'd done everything right and stayed the same. The upside is that it is far harder to maintain a weight loss than to lose in the first place, so though I, too, want to be thin immediately, you're probably far better off losing slowly. Onward and upward.

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  3. I started a diet two weeks ago Sunday. I was hoping for a two lb a week loss also. First week 3 lbs and second 1.7. That is almost two. I am averaging my wt because if I weighed myself on a day I may have had more sodium my weigh may fluctuate 3 or more lbs. This is a great recommendation from the diet I am following-Carbohydrate Addicts. It helps keep me from getting so discouraged.

    It will be interesting to compare stats on these two different plans. I want to lose about 30 lbs.

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