Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Wednesday Weigh-In: Week 2


Oh yes, I hear applause, I hear cheering! Everybody get up and join me in a happy dance. Shake that booty and burn calories.

So, one may wonder what I am doing to ensure success. I definitely want to reflect and concretely write what went well so in future weeks when I find myself floundering, I have something to guide me back to the right habits.

The biggest change is in journaling every little thing I consume. It's amazing how those calories add up. By writing it down and keeping a running total, I can see where I should eat less or choose less caloric foods. I don't have a set number of calories I'm trying to keep under, although when I'm approaching 2000, I really start thinking about my choices.

Thanks to journaling, I have better control over portion size. I'm more aware of serving sizes, and am utilizing measuring cups and the food scale all the time. The internet is a dieter's dream. I can find out the number of calories for any food with just a few clicks.

While finding healthier eating habits, I don't feel like I'm depriving myself of the foods I love. On Sunday alone, I had blueberry pancakes, a chimichanga, and pizza. The key to success was knowing serving sizes, the amount of calories and recording it. Instead of the typical eight pancakes I would eat, I only had three. Instead of four or five slices of pizza, I only had two. Had I not exerted portion control, I probably would weigh more this week instead of less.

This week I plan to keep journaling. An area I need to work on is exercise. I'll be looking for ways to incorporate it into daily life.

Have a great week everybody!


Guinevere Meadow said...

Way to go!!! I have yet to try food journaling, but everyone who does it seems to like it. :)

Mama Bear June said...

Great job! Congrats on the loss! Journaling has really helped me, too.
Path to Health

Jan B said...

Two Pounds!!! That's great! See you next week!

Kellie said...

Way to go with the journaling AND the loss! Journaling works...I need to do it myself ;)

Hope this week is just as great for you!

Ann said...

Yeah!!! Good for you....keep up that journal. I know it really helps me to record everything I eat and DRINK.
Keep up the good work!

Mama's Moon said...

Woohoo, woohoo! So damned proud of you, Mamacita T.! You're on your way, and how great is it that you're journaling and really understanding how it all adds up! We've got a wedding to go to in just about a month - you're inspiring me to get my sexy on!

Keep it up!

Jenny is Live & in Color said...

2lbs in one week! How awesome! Good for you!

Mrs Big Dubya said...

Good for you -- go get 'em

M&Co. said...

Wahoo! Now get to that exercising!

Thea said...

That's great! Good for you! Congrats on the loss and good luck this week!

Rachel said...

Yaaaaay for the loss!!! I think you've got a great plan going on.