Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Wednesday Weigh-In: Week 5

Another week has passed, is it possible? As the holidays approach, time seems to speed up.

This week, I maintained. I actually feel pretty good about that, especially when I reflect on how awful the week went. All of us caught some version of Ian's flu. Laurel got the worst of it, but fortunately recuperated more quickly than Ian. I had some serious headaches over most of the week that wouldn't go away with Excedrin or Tylenol, or even sleep.

Paul worked late almost every night, leaving me alone with the kids (and sick at that) most days. Poor guy, he even had to work on Saturday. I'm not complaining, it's just not the usual routine, and I wasn't feeling 100% yet.

Needless to say, I didn't focus on eating habits or exercise. Maintaining, yup, it's a good thing. As for total loss, I'm still down four pounds, only six more to go to reach my goal. I realize ten pounds does not seem that much, but I want to have some fun with food over the holidays. The big picture is finding a somewhat smaller me in the mirror come January 1, 2008.

My family is healthy, there are lots of fun activities planned for the following week, it's time to focus again on good eating habits. Here are my goals:
  • Drink water!
  • Journal food and beverage intake and be aware of every little bite
  • Get moving, try to involve the kids in the process (there will be lots of walking at the farm on Sunday!!)
  • Find some low calorie alternatives for those snack attacks
Have a great week everybody!


Mama Bear June said...

I'm sorry you have all been sick, that's certainly not fun. Congrats on maintaining through that. Here's to a better week! My favorite snacks are almonds (unroasted and unsalted), apples and the 100 calorie packs of oreos and Fudge Shoppe Grasshoppers.
Path to Health

Lisa Kay said...

Congrats on maintaining, even though you were sick - that's tough!!

I hope you feel better this week - enjoy your time with the kids this weekend.

Best wishes,
Lisa Kay

Jenny is Live & in Color said...

Good job maintaining! Better then I did this week:)

Snack attacks are hard! I make a snack mix w/nuts, raisins (or other dried fruit), healthy cereal and something sweet (chocolate flavored cereal or choc chips, etc). Just enough sweet to make it feel like an indulgence, but mostly nutritious stuff to be good to myself.

Tiffany said...

congrats on maintaining-must have been tough with a sick family. good luck on finding good low calorie snacks. I snack on apples, bananas, and fat free ice cream.

Rachel said...

10 pounds may not seem like alot, but I bet you will be able to see the difference in the way your clothes fit at least! You're doing a great job. Hope everyone is getting better!!

Bloggy Mama said...

I hope that you are all feeling better very soon!