Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Less quantity...better quality!

I'm going to attribute my weight loss to making a few, simple dietary changes. I'm not overeating anymore. I have cut my portion sizes back considerably and I try to make healthier choices. For example, I have a salad everyday for lunch. And I LOVE them.

My friend, Kirsten, got me hooked on bleu cheese crumbles and craisins on my salads and I absolutely love that Wish Bone brand spray dressing...Asian Silk flavor. Yum. I really do enjoy eating a salad when I have all that and it's made a huge difference. I keep some grilled chicken cut up to add to my salads sometimes and/or I add a couple ounces of turkey or ham. I am not a snacker, but if I do need a little something I reach for crunchy veggies like carrots, celery or bell peppers.

Portion control is key to healthy eating habits though. 2-3 oz of meat is all I will allow myself at lunch and dinner. A 3 oz. portion of meat is about the size of a deck of cards. I have also added more veggies (my yummy salads) into my diet and an average portion size of a vegetable is about the size of a fist.

Now to just stick to it more than I have been....

Monday, May 4, 2009

Oh yeah! Oh yeah!

SO, I haven't worked out since February. I haven't really gotten back ON the wagon yet, but I haven't been eating horribly either. I haven't been on a scale since February either. I had to take my oldest son to the insta-care clinic today so just for the heck of it I thought I'd step on the scale.

WooHoo! I've lost 30 lbs! And I'm under 300 lbs. Oh yeah! Oh yeah!

Just think how much I'd have lost if I had really been trying though. At any rate....WOHOO...I'm excited and motivated again. Let's do this!