Hello Week 3!
Gosh time flies when you're not eating carbs.
THE GOOD: I am pleased to report that, since starting the BetterU program, I have been exercising at least 5 times each week. And that my friends, is major considering that I really was not into working out before. My exercise of choice has been the walk-jog regiment, but I have also been incorporating step aerobics and other cardio workouts on FitTV. When it comes to my diet, I've been doing a good job of packing my lunch and snacks for the day and sticking to it. I've also tried to add some form of protein to my breakfast which, just as Dr. Mieres promised, has helped me to feel less hungry throughout the day. Remaining diligent about entering my WW points has been working and I lost 1.8 lbs last week! A small victory, but if I can keep up this pace, I will be over halfway to my goal by the end of this program.
THE BAD: Dinner is still a challenge for me. I crave the comfort foods late in the day. So far, I've been able to hang tough and stick tothe protein and veggies but I did have 2 slip ups: I loooove my spaghetti. I really do. My sauce is off the hook. And so, I caved last week and had some. I was careful to have more sauce than noodles (I measured out 1 cup of noodles), and at least the noodles were whole wheat. I skipped the cheese too. Over the weekend I had thin crust pizza with pepperoni. I caved again, I did. But I had water instead of the root beer that I wanted and added in some mushrooms for posterity's sake. So those are my naughty food confessions for last week. Hopefully I'll have less to report next Tuesday. The other bad thing about this week is that I am definitely conscious of feeling fat. I'm not sure what changed, but I want to get rid of this extra weight and now. Maybe that's a good thing.
FAB FIND: Have you tried The Skinny Cow's Vanilla Caramel Ice Cream Cone???? Divine, i tell you! Dee-viine. With 150 calories and 3g of fat, this is a guiltless treat that tasts like the real thing.
Leave me a comment to let me know how you're doing on your BetterU journey. Along with a visit to Joshilyn's site, hop on over to A Shorter Story where A Shorter Mama is on her way to becoming a BetterHer starting with a fly new 'do!
June 16, 2009
Hello Week 3!