Monday, October 24, 2011

Week 9 Results: Losing the battle, but winning the war

There's no easy way to say I'll just state the facts.  I gained 2 pounds this week.  Overall I made good choices, but I've definitely let some bad habits creep back into my life.  I think the reason behind the weight gain involves those bad habits and extra sodium.  Plus I went out to dinner on Saturday and even though I avoided the bread basket and only had 3 bites of dessert, sugary after dinner drinks were consumed. O.K., 3 sugary alcoholic drinks!  Alright confession is good for the soul, right?  Now it's time to learn from not so stellar weight loss and  concentrate on nutrition and exercise goals laid out in this previous post .

I think for this week to get back on track, I'm going to journal food and exercise.  Then I can look back on it to see what works for me.  (yes I'm assuming I'll have positive results).  I will.

Today's Nutrition:

Meal 1:  Peanut butter, chocolate chip oatmeal, with Super Seed, vanilla, Sun Crystals
Meal 2:  3 slices turkey (Hormel natural, nitrate free) and cucumber from our garden with rice vinegar, turmeric, salt, pepper

Meal 3:  handful of raw walnuts and sugar snap peas
Meal 4:  chicken breast tenders, broccoli with butter, and rice with veggies
Today's exercise:
  • 30 minutes on precor for cardio
  • bicep curls with 20 lb. straight barbell (2 sets of 15)
  • bicep curls on weight machine 30 lbs., then dropping back to 10 lbs. (2 sets of 15)
  • Britney Spears' ab workout (dang, forgot the bicycle crunches)

  • finished with stretching
 I'm really proud of my accomplishments today.  I stuck with my exercise and nutrition goals!  I received a nice note from a friend.  Life is good.

Daily Inspiration:
If you want something you've never had before,
you have to do something you've never done before.
-Author unknown

Today was a success.  Tomorrow I just need to repeat day at a time...I'll get there.

Thanks for reading y'all.

Have a great Tuesday.

Take care,


    1. You did GREAT!! Your food looks delish, and what a workout!
      You go, gurl. :)

      I'm journaling on and it's working great for me. You can "friend" me there: foodsweatfears

    2. Thanks Michelle. I'll have to look you up. Haven't gone on my fitness pal in a while.

    3. Beautiful pix! You will get those darn pounds off quickly with that yummy food!

    4. HI Cat, don't worry about the 2lbs. That happens to us sometimes. Your food looks great. Keep it up :-)

    5. Hi Cat. I'm up in weight too. It will come off for both of us. Sounds like you had a nice dinner, drinks included. No worries, it's behind you. You'll do better this week. Your meals look great!

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