Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Yessssssssssssssssss Weight Loss!

Yes!!!!!! Yesterday was weigh in for me and i am DOWN! I managed to stay on plan a whole week. Normally i can mange 3 or 4 days when i do it on my own then i kind of drift off.
This week i stayed on plan the whole week. I messed up yesterday a little which was a mistake but i learned from it.
SOOOooo i lost 7.8LBS last week!!! Cricky!! I expected 3-4 because i really feel like i have been eating alot. MY switch to raw veggies and fruits is helping. It is still coming along and last night we talked about eating new foods. There are lots of fruits and veggies i have never even tried. So this week i am meant to focus on eating 10 new foods i have never had before.
I am taking a daily Multivitamin now as sometimes i get leg cramps in calf's after swimming. 7.8lbs !!! My wife lost Over 5 LBS too! Way to go wife!!!! She did not really even exercise either. She wanted the first week to be about focusing on what she ate!
This morning i ate egg beaters. If you have never had them try them.
I find the best way to cook them is in a pan not the microwave. I make an omelet with them and sprinkle just a little cheese in them.
Tonight i have a run/bike to do while the girls play around.
Here is some tips on what you should eat every day.
#1 Leafy greens Medical experts call them one of nature's miracle foods. Leafy greens like Swiss chard and kale are high in nutrients like folate and vitamins A and C that can lower your risk of cancer. Just one cup of dark, leafy greens a day could also prevent diabetes and high blood pressure.
#2 NutsMany nutritionists recommend nuts like almonds, cashews and walnuts because they're high in natural fiber. Fiber slows your digestive process, keeping hunger and unhealthy mid-afternoon snacks at bay. Goodbye vending machine runs!
#3 OnionsStudies show that consuming onions on a regular basis may reduce symptoms of asthma and the risk of developing stomach cancer. Add them to soups and stir-fry, and just remember -- the stronger the onion, the greater the health benefit.
#4 Whole grainsRefined grains, like white rice and pasta, have lost 90% of their nutritional value through the refining process. As if that weren't reason enough to choose whole grains like brown rice, quinoa and whole oats, a recent study showed that a diet rich in whole grains actually flattens your belly by reducing fat storage in your lower abdominal region.
#5 Yogurt Making yogurt part of your daily eating routine can improve your digestion -- if you're buying the right stuff. Check that the label lists "active cultures" to make sure you're getting healthy probiotics, and pick a yogurt rich in vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis.
So next weeks focus for me is going to be:
  • track my points again
  • keep as close as i can to my workouts
  • concentrate on eating raw fruits and vegetables and staying away from processed foods as much as possible
  • pay attention to my cravings and what causes them
  • eating right on the road (yep i am traveling next week and away this weekend)

Picture is of a motivational book i keep in my office i got for Christmas!!!

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