Monday, January 24, 2011
PFP Week 2 Update
Hello everybody! It's hard to believe we're already into week 2 of the challenge.
My progress for the week:
I didn't lose any weight, but I also didn't gain any weight. I stuck to my meal plan, except a few of the meals from last week will roll over into this week's plan because I always forget to account for leftovers! We ate out once and it was Wendy's, but instead of ordering that awesome new Guacamole Bacon Burger I thought of you guys and got the baked potato and chili instead. I stayed away from soda and sugary drinks - only consuming hot tea or water (sometimes spiked with a lemon slice).
Mel's report for this week:
This morning's weigh-in had me .8 of a pound less than last Wednesday. Not the best progress, but with my behavior (eating out way too much) over the past week -- it's better than a gain. .8 down / 32.2 pounds left to shed! (For future reference, Mel checks in with me on Wednesdays because of another challenge she is participating in.)
yeah!! I lost 3 1/2 pounds this week
I drank 2-3 quarts of water every day
I watched what I ate making sure to enjoy the vegetable side of life too
I did indulge in chocolate twice, went out for lunch once and stayed away from
any super sweet coffee or cocoa drinks while out with a friend
my biggest challenge is moving every day because I am always 'on the go' I feel hard pressed to take that time to myself but we did go sledding for a couple hours yesterday
this week I plan to work on moving more, staying hydrated and avoiding the pitfall of feeling deprived
Jenn checked in to say:
I had a great week. I am on week 3.
Here are some things I did:
exercised 5 days
avoided food at work (cake, cookies, donuts)
Brought my food to work
Logged in my daily calories into www.myfitnesspal.com
I walked almost everyday 3-4 miles
only ate fruit before bed
MUCHO veggies all day
seriously BAGS of veggies-spinach, carrots, celery, mushrooms
was bad on weekend
Pasta , bread, steak (jumbo helping)
more water, less wine
NO sit ups:(
My menu plan for the week: (incomplete)
Tip of the week:
For those of you (ladies) interested in taking a multi-vitamin*, this is the one I have been taking for about 8 months. I have tried a few brands in the past, but they usually make my stomach hurt. I did a lot of research about what vitamins and minerals should be included and which amounts, and this seemed to be the most all inclusive with the added iron and calcium as a bonus.
The 90 tablet bottle is about $11 in stores by me. If tablets are hard for you to swallow, it also comes in a liquid softgel pill, which is more expensive (about $12 for a 60 pill bottle). Being the frugal gal that I am, I appreciate that they have occasional buy 1 get 1 free sales. The Sunday paper also has a $1 off NatureMade coupon frequently to clip. They offer a Wellness Rewards program on their site, where you enter a code from the bottle to collect points to earn prizes and coupons too!
*Disclaimer - I am not a health professional. Please talk to your doctor before taking a vitamin to see if it's right for you. This is just my recommendation for a brand that I have personally used and like.