Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Weigh-in Wednesday

Sisterhood of the Shrinking JeansNot sure how it happened, but I'll take it:

I'm down 1.8 from last week!

And not only did the scale show 1.8 lower than last week, but I forgot to step on the scale till 12:30 this afternoon, so this is not even my first-thing-in-the-morning weight! What a happy mid-day surprise!

It's a great weigh (haha, get it?!) to go into the new Sisterhood challenge with ~ mostly because it's lower than I thought my August 1 starting weight would be! I've decided not to participate on a team this time though, despite it being a team challenge. That strategy seems to bring out my self-destructive tendency more than any other, and I've hated myself for letting down my teams in the past. So I'm goin' this one alone, but true to my word from last week, I have decided on a plan and am starting to follow it already.

The plan is really pretty simple: make sure I get a minimum of 5 servings of fruits and veggies in each day. And they must be SOLID FOOD, not liquids!! The temptation is to run out and buy a bunch of V8 and V8-Splash type juices and just drink my vitamins, but what I'm going for here is not actually so much the vitamins, minerals, and fibre, but the feeling of a full stomach. You know, so there's not as much room for all the fat- and carb-laden stuff in my diet!

With fresh produce starting to come out of the garden, this should be relatively inexpensive right now, but once that's over, I think I'm going to do what I've been talking about doing for YEARS already and start buying prepared veggie platters at the grocery store each week. I've done it once or twice in the past, and then it always gets eaten. And yet if I pay a little less for whole veggies and bunches of veggies, almost invariably half of it ends up getting thrown out because it got neglected and went moldy. Blecgh.

So that's my marvelous plan. I just need to make myself up some cute little printed-out charts to keep track and make sure I'm doing what I promised to do! They'll be ready when the challenge starts on Sunday!!


Brooke said...

very nice! :) and also a big ^5 to you for realizing that the team challenges aren't helpful and productive for you

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Congrats on the loss! I love your plan for the veggies, I just threw out a bunch myself. I might have to adopt your plan too.

Not Jenny said...

I plan on doing a big grocery trip tomorrow for veggies too--I get home from a trip and find out hubby has lived on burritos and corndogs for the week! Time to make some real food again.
I will not be on a team with you, Tammi--I also find the pressure to be a bit too much for me.
High Five on the loss!

april said...

No worries about not joining a team! We still love you and know you'll do GREAT!

Daenel said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you. Take each victory as they come.

Andrea said...

Whoo-hoo! You gotta love *those* kind of unexpected surprises!!