Last week was a tough week, not going to lie. Between having the stomach flu and a few things going incredibly wrong at work, it was "just one of those weeks." Which is why my blogging has been nil, zero, nada. The bad news: this week seems to be picking up where last week left off at work. The good news though….
I, incredibly enough, am down to 250.2 pounds. This means I have a total weight loss of 7.2 pounds!
The irony to this statement is that I have absolutely no idea how I did it. My Weight Watchers membership is not getting used nearly as much as it should be, nor am I exercising (exercise is one of the most evil words in the English language IMO). I am, however, trying to be as conscious as I can of what I'm eating and drinking as much water (or water-based beverages such as tea) as possible.
Bringing my lunch to work has fallen to the wayside a bit but when I do make the effort, it's usually a frozen entree of the Smart Ones or Lean Cuisine variety. I fill it out with a piece of fruit, a serving of vegetables, and a light string cheese stick.
Lately however I've been eating lunch out quite a bit. Thankfully, this usually involves Subway and if television has taught us anything, it's that at Subway, you can eat fresh! The extra 2 Points it costs me to add cheese to my sandwich is worth it to me (for the time being), and I'm starting to transition myself from "Italian" (read as white) and Monterrey Cheddar to wheat. I also forgo the chips and get soup, which if you've not tried either of Subway's soups (Chicken Noodle or Creamy Broccoli and Cheese), I wholeheartedly give them two thumbs up. We also do Potbelly's quite a bit (Mushroom Skinny with extra 'shrooms) and Jimmy John's (Thursday's dinner) was an Italian Night Club Unwich (all the sandwich fixings wrapped up burrito-style in a romaine lettuce leaf).
Believe me, these are major break throughs for me (did I spell that correctly? Should it be threws?). Especially considering that Wendy's is just two blocks from Subway with their Double Baconator burger. Yes, double. Bacon. Burger.
So dear friends, that's how my first two weeks has gone. I'm very excited! I also want to share that my first weight loss goal is to lose 5% of my overall weight, which would be to lose 13 lbs. for a (mini) goal weight of 244 lbs. This week's goal is to drink more water (or water-based) beverages as I've been severely dehydrating myself by only consuming about 40 oz. of liquids per day lately.
Next week's goal: to start exercising. Ugh.
Oh! I also wanted to share this article I found on Yahoo! yesterday. Apparently, I'm not the only person who is using blogging for weight loss! :) Oooooo….. what a title for a book! 😉 8 Amazing Blogger Weight Loss Transformations