Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Woot! Woohoo!

Another two pound loss this week for a total of 9 pounds off!! Yippeee!!!

I can't believe it, but even in the first week I had someone ask if I had lost weight. And a second person asked me this week. Wow, normally it takes 20 pounds for anyone to notice! But I see it myself in my face and my middle. It looks like a lot of my puffiness is going away. I can see better definition in my face and I "look more like me," if that makes any sense.

The plan is becoming more automatic now. I keep a running grocery list so I have the things I need on hand.

I'm loving all the vegetables. Sauteed zucchini is a new favorite. Spinach, an old love of mine even back to preschool days, is present often. Sliced tomatos are a daily treat. Salads are a joy with baby spinach, leaf lettuce, romaine or iceberg lettuce mixed with mushrooms. And who can say anything bad about green beans?

The temperature this morning was a refreshing 64 degrees at 8 a.m. It's now up to 72 at 9:15, still beautiful. I'll start adding morning walks this week if these temperatures hold up.

Dinner tonight with a friend at a little Spanish restaurant a couple of blocks from me. I picked the place, not for the atmosphere but because of the healthy food offerings. They are known for their grilled chicken. They also offer fish, grilled salmon and grilled shrimp. The sides include beans and rice, but also some fresh cooked veggies. And the prices are very inexpensive. The salmon and the shrimp are the two "high-priced" selections, and you get those with two sides for $5.95. Isn't that amazing in these times?

How are you doing this week? Now that I've found my groove I want to hear your success stories too. C'mon, let me hear 'em!


FrenziedFeline said...


I went up .3, but I'm not going to complain--at least the decimal point is in front of, instead of behind, the 3! My total down is 6.2.

I was going to drop out of The Great Slim Down, but I really don't want to give up on myself. I'm just going to have to go back to treating this like a hobby. :)

Michelle said...

CONGRATS TRIXIE! That is so awesome. And I am so glad you have found something that is working for you and you like it too!

I got my groove back too :) I went back to the basics. I was getting lazy in writing down what I eat and drinking my water. I basically started over again where the program was concerned.

I am down 4.6lbs this week. Giving a grand total so far of 53lbs Woot! I am excited to be moving forward again. :)

You are still down Frenzied and that's a good thing :)

FrenziedFeline said...

Woohoo, Michelle!!! :)