Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I need new jeans!

Hard to believe that after only a 10 lb loss, my jeans won't stay up and I have a serious case of baggy butt. Even harder to believe because last fall, when I was the same weight that I am now, these particular jeans were tight! I guess that means that I'm toning up baby! Need more proof? I've started wearing my belt on the 4th hole, as compared to wearing it on the 1st for the last many months! I wish that I would have taken my measurements when I started but I didn't unfortunately. However, I think I will take my measurements on my next WI day and compare them to the measurements I took early last fall (when I was approx the same weight as now). I think it would be interesting to see the difference.

I had a very productive day today work-wise and it feels great. I also did my third day of week one on the Couch to 5K program. I didn't think I'd be doing this so soon but I even upped the speed on the treadmill when I ran. The past two times I'd walk at 3.5 and then run at 4.5. Today 4.5 just felt too slow and I upped it to 4.8. Then I worked it for another 30 min. on the elliptical. And I have so much energy tonight! If it wasn't so darn cold out, I'd go out for a walk. Someday I will have a treadmill of my very own... wouldn't that be nice?

I just wanted to say thanks to the people who commented about my recipe that I posted yesterday. I really had no idea that it was high in sodium. I mean, I do know that canned soups are high but I had NO idea about the salsa! I just checked and the salsa I have in my fridge has 480 mg of sodium per 1/4 cup. YUCK! That motivates me all the more to make up a batch of my own. I love the fresh stuff with lots of cilantro.

I've decided that I'd like to try and post my menu for each day. This might help me plan a little more in advance and I know I always like to read what everyone else is eating. So here's today:

Before gym snack: Source Dessert Selections Yogurt, 1 carrot cake cookie = 2
After gym breakfast: Quaker oatmeal, 1/4 oz slivered almonds, 2 oz blackberries, 1/4 cup skim milk = 3.5
Lunch: 1 cup Gardennay Potato and Leek soup, 1 whole wheat english muffin toasted, 1 can Clover Leaf lemon pepper tuna = 6
Snack: Rice krispie square, 1 mug Maxwell House French Vanilla Low Cal Cap with 2 tsp nonfat creamer= 3.5
Snack while preparing dinner: Quaker Mini rice cakes= 2.5
Dinner: leftover crockpot salsa chicken, 3.5 oz cooked cauliflower, 15g kraft 2% shredded cheese = 8
Snack: 3/4 grapefruit, Source yogurt, carrot cake cookie = 3


I may have some more fruit before bed to use up my points. Overall not too bad... I'm really liking my oatmeal loaded up with extra stuff. So yummy and low on points.


Cammy said...

What a great example of why we shouldn't depend solely on the scale! Pretty soon you're going to have to get a new belt! LOL

I recommend Lane Bryant 'The Right Fit' jeans. They've got them for every body type! I've undergrown mine, but I can't wait to get a new pair.

Keep up the great work

Skinny Inside said...

That's great about your jeans! And I'm going to take some measurments soon, that's even more encouraging than the scale! Keep up the great job:)

Shirls said...

nice! experts say you loose a size every 10 down, I didn't quite find that but it was pretty close, I'm down 8 sizes, so its a good estimate, enjoy shopping and your new jeans! measurements are great to have they really show how far you've come, make sure you get some numbers written down, you'll love having them later :0)

and nice work on the 5km program!

Hanlie said...

Way to go on those jeans! I can also feel that I'm toning up, even though I haven't lost any weight yet.

Pattie said...

Talk about a non-scale victory! Baggy pants are the best feeling in the world! :-)

Way to go, Holly!

Maddds said...

Congratulations on starting the couch 2 5 kms progra, I am on week 6 and facing jogging 25 minutes tomorrow it is a huge challenge and I think that is what keeps me going, the sense of accomplishment when I complete it!! I get that Rocky sort of feeling, like I can do anything!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I look forward to reading your journal!


Heather said...

ah yes, I also have the saggy butt look going on as well. but its a sign that you are doing something right! now go out and buy yourself some new jeans to celebrate.