The updated graph

 

 

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I can’t believe how high the bars are back in January, they are SO low now, yippee!

Sometimes it feels like my body hasn’t changed at all, even when I wear my really loose fitting clothes.  I really look forward to purchasing new pants!

A lot of people at work have been asking me if I’ve lost weight and I love telling them “Yes, more than 20lbs!”. 

Okie dokie,

Kathy.

P.s.  Sorry the graph is so small.  I can’t fit all the data unless it is small, but you get the idea, I hope!

March 19, 2009 at 7:36 pm 4 comments

Slow but sure…

Typical Lunch

Above you see what I bring to work to eat.  I usually eat my apple two hours into my shift, then I have lunch (in the photo above: lasagna), then throughout the afternoon I munch on almonds, carrots and tomatos.  Pretty colorful right?  Full of nutrients I think.  Our lasagna is made with whole wheat noodles, soy beef and light cheeses, among other things like tomato sauce, onions and peppers.  We didn’t have any spinach but it would have made the lasagna even more delicious if we did have it!

March 15th, 2009 – 139.8lbs

Menu – coffee, yogurt/cereal, rice leftovers, 2 prunes, 1/2 grapefruit, a few pineapple pieces, 2 pieces homemade pizza

Exercise – laundry, undisclosed activity

March 16th, 2009 – 139.8lbs

Menu – coffee, smoothie, Irish Cream, cheerios/raisins, 2 slices homemade pizza, cheese, grapes, popsicle, crackers, cheerios, lasagna with toast

Exercise – snowboarded for 4 hours

March 17th, 2009 – 139.4lbs

Menu – coffee, smoothie, apple, lasagna, almonds, carrots, tomatos, cauliflower delight, 1 piece bread, curry, 1 glass beer, 2 glasses champagne, grape juice with vodka

Exercise – walked to and from work, took the stairs at work

March 18th, 2009 – 139.4lbs

Menu – yogurt/cereal/flax, coffee, apple, almonds, lasagna, carrots, tomatos, chicken with rice and beans, apple sauce

Exercise – walked to and from work, took stairs at work

March 19th, 2009 – 139.4lbs

Menu – coffee, yogurt/flax/cereal, apple, almonds, beans with chicken and rice, tomato, carrots, 2 crackers, red pepper, tuna cake with pasta and peas

Exercise – walked to and from work, took stairs at work, 1 hour at gym

Some obvious flub ups above but I am re-dedicated and one evening was a friend’s Birthday party, so I had my reasons.  🙂

Wish me luck as I dive into losing the last 9.4lbs!

Kathy.

March 19, 2009 at 7:15 pm Leave a comment

The run down

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I am drinking lots of water today because I ate a lot of salty popcorn last night.  Eating all that popcorn was a bad idea because I went up in weight today from yesterday.  😦  Here is the run down of the last few days:

March 12th, 2009 – 140.6lbs

Menu – coffee, yogurt/cereal, tea, apple, almonds, radishes, cucumber, perogies (3), beans, soy beef wraps with black beans

Exercise – walked to and from work, took stairs at work, 1 hour at the gym

March 13th, 2009 – 139.8lbs

Menu – coffee, yogurt/cereal, apple, salad, some almonds, potatos, chicken, corn/peas, tea

Exercise – walked to and from work, took stairs at work, 1 hour at the gym

March 14th, 2009 – 138.6lbs

Menu – coffee, yogurt/cereal, apple, almonds, carrots, tomatos, potatos with chicken and corn/pes, tea, kamut with skim milk, 2 prunes, rice with salsa, beans and soy beef, loads of salty popcorn

Exercise – walked to and from work, took stairs at work, 1 hour at the gym

March 15th, 2009 – 139.8lbs

Menu – coffee, yogurt/cereal… that’s all so far.

I am drinking lots of water to hopefully flush the salt from my body.  My extra-diligence begins again today because I am so excited to be in the 130s!

Take it easy,

Kathy.

March 15, 2009 at 11:08 am 4 comments

BTW, determination works

Today I weigh 138.6lbs!  The weight is coming off fast again because I am being extra diligent.  I only have 8.6lbs to go!!!  This entry and the last are short and don’t have pictures but I’ll add a full entry at some point on my weekend, ok?  Until then, I am off to work!

Kathy.

March 14, 2009 at 4:19 am Leave a comment

I am in the 130s!

Hello All.  I was overjoyed by the numbers on my scale today: 139.8lbs!  So my dedication to eating reasonably and exercsing hard paid off!  I’ve lost 21.6lbs in total so far, only 9.8 more pounds to go! YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!  I will try to think of a picture to post with this entry but I don’t have time now.  😀  Thanks for all the great encouragement!

March 13, 2009 at 4:16 am 2 comments

Here’s the deal

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The above photo is not one I like to look at but it is a little easier now that I’ve lost 21.2lbs!  It’s pictures like this one that inspire weight-loss.

So, the deal is, I need to lose 10.6lbs in 50 days (works out to .2lbs a day or 1.4lbs a week).  I haven’t been losing weight as quickly as I was before, so I need to shape up.  My plan is to allow three tablespoons of yogurt, instead of four, for breakfast.  I will have enough granola to cover the yogurt.  I will only bring three tupperware containers of snacks to work and those will be slightly less full than usual.  My lunch will be moderate and my dinner will also be moderate with no dessert afterwards.  I really want to reach my goal so I am going to work really hard to do that.  I also plan on working really hard at the gym.

March 9th, 2009 – 140.8lbs

Menu – black coffee, cereal/yogurt, orange, sandwich with tomato sauce and cheese, cheerios and raisins, fish, rice, beans, peas, grapes

Exercise – laundry and shopping

March 10th, 2009 – 140.8lbs

Menu – coffee, smoothie, apple, fish with rice, beans and peas, almonds, cucumber, tomatos, radishes, pita, popsicle

Exercise – walked to and from work, took the stairs at work

March 11th, 2009 – 140.6lbs

Menu – half grapefruit, coffee, smoothie, apple, cheese sandwich with tomato sauce, almonds, cucumber, radishes, carrots, tea, perogies (4) and beans

Exercise – walked to and from work, took the stairs at work

I haven’t weighed 140.6lbs in a long time, but that’s where I am at!  Wish me luck with the other 10lbs,

Kathy.

March 11, 2009 at 7:00 pm 1 comment

HEALTHY WEIGHT

Hi,  As of today I am officially a healthy weight!  See how I did it below:

March 2nd, 2009 – 141.8lbs

Menu – bran muffin, smoothie, black coffee, tomato cucumber salad, 2 pieces pizza, 2 prunes, apple sauce, tomato cucumber salad, 2 pieces pizza, bite of muffin

Exercise – organized around the house

March 3rd, 2009 – 141.8lbs

Menu – bran muffin, black coffee, smoothie, apple, 2 pieces of pizza, almonds, carrots, tomatos, 6-inch sub, glass of wine, pretzels, popsicle

Exercise – walked to and from work, stairs at work

March 4th, 2009 – 141.8lbs

Menu – coffee, muffin, yogurt/cereal, apple, oatmeal, almonds, carrots, tomatos, puffed kamut with skim milk, chicken burger with salad

Exercise – walked to and from work, took stairs at work

March 5th, 2009 – 141.6lbs

Menu – coffee, yogurt/cereal, muffin, apple, almonds, carrots, tomatos, leftover chicken burger, kamut with skim milk, potatos with sour cream, chicken with salsa, corn and peas

Exercise – walked to and from work, took stairs at work, gym for one hour

March 6th, 2009 – 141.6lbs

Menu – coffee, cereal with yogurt, apple, tomatos, almonds, carrots, no lunch, muffin, rouladin, potatos, beans, cake, pickles

Exercise – walked to and from work, stairs at work

March 7th, 2009 – 141.6lbs

Menu – black coffee, cereal with yogurt, apple, baby orange, almonds, oatmeal, tomatos, carrots, grapefruit, cheese, hamburger, popcorn, popsicle, muffin, cheerioes and kamut

Exercise – walked to and from work, stairs at work, gym for one hour

March 8th, 2009 – 141.6lbs

Menu – coffee, smoothie, burger, whole wheat pasta with tomato sauce and chicken, popsicle

Exercise – undisclosed activity

March 9th, 2009 – 140.8lbs -HEALTHY WEIGHT!

Menu – black coffee, yogurt and cereal… so far.

There are a few things I should mention, the popsicles I eat fairly regularly are surprisingly low in calories (40 cal or something!), the day I had no lunch our lunch was thrown out by someone at work and that’s why I skipped the gym.   Also, the pictures above feature a whole wheat pizza we created, which was delicious and a salad that was equally delicious.

I am rockin’ this weight loss thing and I look forward to reaching my goal of 130lbs soon!

Kathy.

March 9, 2009 at 9:13 am 4 comments

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