Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Healthy You Check In - No Cheat Challenge Week 2!

I'm sorry that I'm a little late checking in tonight, it's just that kind of a day. Working day and night is starting to really suck. I haven't even had time to deposit some checks and just realized tonight that I'd better pay some bills before they are overdue. I'm normally so good with that stuff! Ah well... "two more weeks, two more weeks" has become my mantra.

Other than overall business, it's been a good day today and a good week. A little incident at work today really reminded me about how much I really like to be in control (not controlling, just on top of things). If I have some uncertainties, I feel scattered, stressed and sometimes even a little panicky but the last few months, I've been able to recognize this and have been able to do what I need to do to feel back on top of things before it gets out of hand. I think this is related to my weight loss journey. I don't like the feeling that I get when I'm out of control with food. I have a feeling that this is why I've been able to get right back on track instead of remaining in the depths of an endless binge session, upset, depressed and unhappy. Hurray! My mom also commented to me tonight that this time around on my weight loss journey, I seem different. She was wondering what had finally "clicked" with me and what has made me so persistent and focused on my goals. It was neat to me that she noticed this and actually felt like a huge compliment so that made me feel good.

Anyhow, today's menu:

Breakfast: 4 points
Quaker reduced sugar oatmeal w/1/3 cup skim, 1/2 banana
1/4 whole wheat english muffin, 1/4 tsp butter (kids leftovers)

Lunch: 8.5 points
Ham and Cheese "quesadilla" w/1 multigrain flatout wrap, 2 slices ham, 1/3 cup 2% cheese
Eating Right potato leek soup (new cup of soups thingies from Safeway - really yummy!)
Maxwell House French Vanilla Capp w/2tsp nonfat creamer

Snack: 2.5 points
1 orange
Maxwell House French Vanilla Capp w/nonfat creamer

Dinner: 6 points
Smart Ones Santa Fe Rice and Beans

Dessert: 2.5 points
fat free vanilla pudding w/2 tsp toasted slivered almonds

Snack: 2 points
London Fog (1 cup skim)

25.5 / 30 but I'll have another little snack while I'm watching Biggest Loser... not sure what yet.

Hope you are all doing well... join me in another week of the No-Cheat Challenge!!


Hanlie said...

It's vitally important to have that "click". We may still falter in future, but we're more likely to regroup and carry on...

Well done!

Heather said...

that is great that people are starting to notice a change in you. that is because you are not just doing this for a quick fix..you are doing this for life. the healthy choices yo uare making are becoming habits and true changes and that is FANTASTIC.

Carolyn said...

When you've made up your mind, it's a powerful thing. Where's there's a will, there's a way. We're all CAPABLE of having a healthy lifestyle, but it's the decision to that changes us. Good for you!!!

Sorry I haven't kept up with my posting.. I'll do it tomorrow!!

HappyBlogChick said...

It is so important to be able to get right back on track - I really think it's the #1 key to this weight loss thing. Congrats for being able to do that.

And congrats that people are seeing a change in you and your approach. That is wonderful.

Hang in there at work - sorry it's crazy.