Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Weigh in

I've had a pretty good week, food wise. I stayed the same wieght every day until this morning when the numbers finally moved down by .6 I'll take it....any movement down is better than staying the same.

I decided to make some changes in my food routine this week. Instead of starting each day with a FF SF yogurt and fruit smoothie, I've been starting with oatmeal (2 carbs). I made this decision simply because I wanted to get back to having oatmeal daily for the heart benefits, but I've found that I do not get hungry a few hours later as I do when I start with a smoothie, which has been a welcome side benefit. I've been having my smoothie later in the day/evening when I tend to crave something sweet anyway.

Also, I've decided that eating the same thing every day is nothing but being lazy - I don't have to think about what to eat and I don't have to do alot of cooking for myself. So, I've also started to have my soup less often and instead make myself a 'real' meal at suppertime - as in, meat, vegetables, and salad. This makes it easier to get all my exchanges 'in' and also beats down those 'munchie' feelings that I sometimes get at night.

In case I haven't mentioned it before, my habit has been:
Smoothie in the morning
Chicken sandwich or salad at lunch
Taco Soup at suppertime
sometimes I'd also have a salad in the evening, if I was hungry

My youngest son is moving back home tomorrow night.....he's been living with his sister and BIL in town but they are moving to a place where they will not have room for him until the end of next month. By then, he will be off to Montana where he will be doing the Discipleship Training School with Youth With A Mission. He will only be home for a month, but by the time he is gone, Jim will be home for an extended period while the oil patch is 'shut down' until the frost is all out of the ground. (While the ground is thawing, heavy equipment cannot be moved on roads or the roads will be damaged....therefore, he will have no work for at least a month - usually longer). Anyway, I say all that to say that I will have someone to cook for most evenings which will help in my own desire to quit being lazy about my meals.

I've been trying to find a way to do all the blog reading and posting that I want to do without taking away from the other 'regular' things of life. It doesn't help that I maintain 3 blogs (see the 'contact me' gadget on the right of my blog for links to my other blogs). So, if I seem to be MIA, it is only that I am trying to find a balance.

Well, that being said, I must tear myself away from here and go do some real work. Also need to call my daughter to check on their progress with packing and moving - and, they had an ultrasound today.....need to check on my growing grandbaby and hopefully find out if it is a he or a she.


~TMcGee~ said...

Hey, I'd take a .6 pound loss too! :-) I'm glad to see you but I completely understand about the busy factor.

Lyn said...

Good job on the loss!

ANd thank you for your insightful comments. The one about the Mr being the trigger (I think that was you who left that comment.. it said Karyn but then didnt link to a blogger profile!! It was you, right?) was right on. He makes me feel so nervous sometimes because I have no idea what he is going to do. Just understanding that it was THAT and not the Cheerio bar helps me know what I can do differently next time.


Karyn said...

Lyn...yes, that was me...I do not know why my name wouldn't link to my profile - I'll have to check in to that.

I'm glad if anything I say is know I care about you, right?

bbubblyb said...

Karyn, way to go on the .6 lbs and to a new food plan.

Lyn said...

I know Karyn, and I am so happy to have your firendship and support. I care about you too :)

I really ought to find a pic of my mom to send you. I still think of her whenever I see your before pics.

Thanks for being such a caring person. It means a lot to me!

arlene said...

Congratulations Karyn. You are unstopable!

Lyn said...

Time for another update? :)

BTW my tooth pain, he said, was probably cause by 1) gum irritation and 2) stress causing me to have a lot of tension in my jaw muscles. Yeah I am stressed... but it is getting much better. The pain, that is!