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.)

Laura reports:
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

Debbie emailed:
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:(
lost 2lbs

My menu plan for the week: (incomplete)
cabbage nests
baked tofu

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.


Alisa Fleming said...

Great job Christina! It is so hard not to eat out. I love that Wendy's has that Chili. When traveling in Panama it was actually a life saver for me since finding quick dairy-free food can be hard sometimes!

I wish I'd known you used the NatureMade. I just loaded up on their b-complex for free as my husband found some $5 off NatureMade printable coupons, but it was a short-lived dealio.

Can't wait to read more about your progress!

Roz said...

Way to go on the maintenance Christina!!! YAY you. Have a GREAT week!!!

Anonymous said...

Great job to everyone!

The Duo Dishes said...

Nice work to all of you. Working together makes the entire thing much easier. G'luck!

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Great job everyone! Let's keep it up!

Christina said...

@Alisa you're the sweetest! I just got 2 bottles for $10 (buy 1 get 1 free + coupon) instead of $22. I should be set for awhile! :)

Yay thanks everybody else for the encouragement and support! I agree - it's so much better to work in a group like this!