Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Weigh-In (Week 10) & New Finds!

Well, I lost 0.6 lbs this week giving me a 10 week total of exactly 10 lbs.  I'm pleased that I am continuing to average at least 1 lb per week BUT week has to be better!!!  My short term goal is to have lost 25 lbs total by June 21st (the first day of summer) and to achieve this I only have to continue to average 1 lb per week.  I can't wait until I change decades and get into the 150's!

I did relatively well last week, although I did have that one bad day on Sunday.  My workouts were much more intense than I had been doing and even a little longer - but I didn't do as many days as I normally do.  I finally fulfilled my water intake goal!!!!  Thank you LORD!  So I wasn't perfect last week, but I doubt that perfection exists as far as me and this weight loss journey is concerned.  I am proud that I've made so many positive changes in my lifestyle and just need to work on consistency.

I know I've mentioned this before but my skin is sooooo much clearer!  I've suffered with teenage cystic acne since I was 10 years old and as I've aged it never "went away" like other teenagers, but morphed into adult acne.  There was a time that I hated to be outside without some coverage on my face - at least powder, but usually full liquid foundation.  Now, most days I only wear tinted moisturizer and powder.  While my skin still has many flaws and imperfections, I still love it - because it is such an improvement from last year this time!  Can't wait til my momma sees it!  My dad is coming for a visit this weekend (spring break) and its his first visit to me without my entire family - so we will spend some awesome quality time together, and I already have a guest pass for him to the gym!

I tried 2 new items this week - Hood Calorie Countdown Fat Free Dairy Beverage and Flat Out Light Italian Bread/Wraps.   I use the dairy beverage in my smoothies.  I've taken to having a smoothie EVERYDAY, sometimes twice per day.  While I don't use a lot of extra additives I did want to make sure each drink was around 150 calories and this helped me to do so.  Also, my aunt bought me a Magic Bullet (which I am in love with thus far - despite the many mixed reviews on this product) and mixing a smoothie and cleanup has become a breeze!  Smoothies have become my indulgent treat and with just fruit, ice and the dairy beverage they are around 70 calories.  Sometimes I add fat free yogurt, sometimes not.  And the wraps - oh em gee! - I've had tuna wraps, breakfast wraps, grilled chicken wraps and egg salad wraps.  I love those things!!!  Even more than my beloved pita pockets!

Has anyone else tried the Hood dairy beverage?  What do you think of it?  I was curious what you ladies, especially those that are more ingredient conscious thinks of the product.  While in the grocery store and examining the nutrition info, I actually wished I could call each one of you and ask - HEY, DO YOU THINK THIS IS A GOOD BUY?!  lol.  So if you are familiar with it, let me know your thoughts - thanks! :-)

Sorry such a long post...but I am full of things to say today!  Have a blessed day!


  1. Good for you with the 10lbs down. How do you feel about the scale? i am obsessed with it, but my cousin never weighs and has been having more success than me! she has been losing slowly for the last few years. I feel like if I don't weigh, things will get out of hand.

    A while ago I read that whatever you focus on increases so if you focus on losing weight you will always have weight to lose, so you focus on being the ideal weight. So I adopted this approach, live the way fit people live and stop focusing on losing. So I trained myself for a 5km and never worried about weight, but focused on the running and eating what would give me energy to do my run. Of course I lost weight in the process. But then I ran the race and then stopped running! So the weight came back. so many issues...So how do you feel about the scale?

  2. Good work! Smoothies are really delicious, sometimes I put egg whites in mine for extra protein. Have agreat day!

  3. Never tried that but it sounds really good. So glad that your skin is seeing the benefit of all your hard work. I think 10 pounds in 10 weeks is just wonderful! Congratulations to you.

  4. I love the HOOD low carb milk. Because they are low sugar (3g) for 8oz I use it with my cereal and in smoothies too. I LOVE taste of the kind in the blue container (taste like whole milk to me) vs the green container (the skim version).

    Gotta say, I love what the first person wrote. AND Kudos to the 10lbs!

  5. Congrats on your loss!!!

    I never tried Hood milk, but I LOVE the Flatouts! They are great for pizza, too!

  6. GIRL 10 lbs in 10 weeks.....
    Slow and Steady WINS the race!
    Way to go chick...

  7. Just found your blog -- looking forward to following your journey -- keep up the great work! :-) HAPPY EASTER!