Monday, January 31, 2011

Diet Day 1

It’s officially the start of my new Diet!  I'm so excited to start losing the LBS!  My plan for the first week is to be super tough and follow my plan.  I want my first week weigh in to reflect some real weight loss.  The first biggest change I am making is drinking more water and flush out my system. 

Day 1 Meals: 22 pts a day

Breakfast- Breakfast Sandwich- 4 Points
Lunch-  WW meal - 6pts
3pm Snack- 3/4 cup lucky charms 2pts
5:30 pm snack- Apple 0pts
Dinner Grilled Boneless Skinless Chicken breast- 5 pts Steamed vegetables Free
  Late Night Snack- Popcorn 1 point for 2 cups
4 free points 

Recipe of the Day: Meg's 4 Point Breakfast Sandwich

2 Slices WW bread 1pt, 1 slice fat free cheese 1pt, 2 slices deli ham 2 points.  I like to toast the bread and add yellow mustard. Microwave for 10 seconds to melt cheese. I find this very filling and helps to get me to lunch.   Look for bread where the calories are for 2 slices not 1!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Top 5 diet foods

I'm making my shopping list getting ready for the start of my diet. I thought I would share my. Top 5 fav diet foods. If anyone else has some good sugestiond feel free to let me know!

1. Cookie crisp- 1 cup= 2 points. This is great for a sweet treat.

2. Air popped popcorn- 2 cups 2 points. Great salty snack.

3. Weight Watchers English muffins with 2 slices lean Turkey 3 points. I eat this for breakfast.

4. Pumpkin pie fluff -1 cup = 1 point. This great around the holidays. Take 1 package sugar free vanilla pudding , half cup pumpkin from a can, 3 tsp pumpkin pie spice. Make pudding first then and pumpkin and spice to taste. I love this year round.

5. LaCroix water 0 points. No sweetners or sodium.

Friday, January 28, 2011

First Weigh In!

As everyone knows last week I was at Disneyland eating lot's of bad food!  Day 1 We ate at Rain Forest Cafe for lunch and Split the huge appetizer platter and a grilled chicken sandwich.  Day 2 we split a huge Nacho platter and Tacos.  Day three we ordered Pizza from Dominoes after a long day at the park.  Plus all the other Disney goodies like the pic above.

So I was a bit nervous to get on the scale today.  But too my surprise I had not gained any weight at all!! I guess all the walking back and forth to park from our hotel paid off!   I'm still starting my diet Monday, but I will be doing my weigh ins on Fridays.  I have started to stock up on my favorite LaCroix waters and will be shopping this weekend for diet friendly food. 

I will be enjoying my last pre-diet meal at the Mineshaft in Hartford.  That will be the last time I have my favorite FRIES in 18 weeks.  This diet will be hard work and take a lot of will power but I can see myself wear my cute skinny jeans and laying out at the beach in my bikini that I bought 3 years ago and have never worn.  In the end it will all be worth it!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

30Lbs in 18 Weeks

                                                        My Before Pic BMI 27.45

Hello!  I have challenged myself to lose 30Lbs in 18 weeks.  This is a goal that I have been trying to achieve for 3 years.  I figure starting a blog to document my progress will be a great way to keep me on track.  The math seems easy.  30lbs in 18 weeks that's only 1.6lbs a week. No Problem Right?  Wrong!
Let me tell you about myself.

Problem #1.  I'm over 30 years old. 32 to be exact.  I have noticed once I crossed the 30 year old line my metabolism took a huge nose dive.

Problem  #2.  I work 100% from home.  I have no commute; I don't have to go outside unless I'm getting the mail.  I do have a dog but he hates to go on walks.  Most people get some form of exercise from walking to their car or just being out and about.  On most work day's I don’t leave the house.

Problem #3.  I live in the frozen tundra.  This time of year it is dark at 5pm and the temps have been in the teens or negative digits.  This limits my ability to go for walks.

Problem #4.  I do not have a gym membership or and exercise equipment at home. 

I know this seems like a list of excuses more than a list of problems.  I do take responsibility for the weight I am now and I know my bad habits are how I got here.  I am looking not only to lose 30Lbs in 18 week, but to also make some good habits that I can keep up with after my 18 week diet.  I do have a plan for the weight loss.

The Plan

1.  Follow Weight Watcher Points.  I will be using the Weight Watcher diet system and point allotments.  When I record on the blog what I eat I will include the WW points.

2. Keep this daily Blog to record what I eat and how I exercise.

3.  For workouts I will be doing daily work out videos on Time Warner Exercise on Demand.

4. Once the weather is above 40 degrees I will take daily walk/runs to increase calorie burn. 

5. No Fast Food for the first month.  This will be the hardest for me to follow. I have Hubby who loves: Burgers, Pizza and Tacos!

6. Limit Caffeine, Sodium,  and artificial sweeteners. This means no diet coke!!!!

My Plan will Start Monday January 31'st and go until May 30th.  I will weigh in Every Friday.  I will start with 24 WW points a day.  Please feel free to comment or join me on my journey.  If you know me in real life help me to remember my goal!!  30lbs in 18 Weeks!!!!  It can be Done!!!

My Goal

1.  To lose 30LBS in 18 weeks.
2.  To get BMI to 20.
3.  To wear a Bikini By July and to go on vacation in September the same weight I was on my Honeymoon.
4.  To feel more confident about myself and to be more healthy.