Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Weigh In Yesterday

Sorry I'm late, but better late than never! It's been a fun, busy past couple of days. My weigh in was yesterday morning and I am still at 189. I didn't lose a pound for the week but that's okay-I'm keeping my head up!

A few things could have attributed to that though: 1. I'm on a steroid for my inflammation which causes water retention. I actually just have 4 more days of that. Which is bittersweet because I've been pain free since I've been on it! 2. I had Mexican food and that chocolate cake at my in-laws, not to mention some evening slip ups at night. 3. I didn't work out as hard as I usually do. I did some walking at the track but it really wasn't enough to get me sweating.

This morning after I took Charles to school I came home and did 30 minutes on the elliptical and 50 crunches. I was sweating pretty good. I did really good on my points today and here is my log for today:


1 packet of oatmeal
1 cup of 1% milk




Lean Cuisine Cheese Ravioli
Special K Sour Cream & Onion Crackers

Banana & a handful of grapes


Chicken enchilada bake with a small dollop of light sour cream and 1/4 c. re-fried beans

I'll have to eat something before bed so I'll probably some strawberries and fat free cool whip which is totally free. I've managed to hit even on my points today and I'm really proud of myself. This week is already looking up and I'm super excited.

Tomorrow is our MOPS meeting. That is going to be a challenge that I'm ready to tackle. There are usually lots of yummy sweets there. My plan: Make sure to have breakfast and a snack before I go. If there is any fruit there I can snack on that because those are free points.

Oh--I wanted to post a picture of something that I made yesterday to help me visualize my weight loss. And when you look at how many pounds I have to lose this way, it really doesn't look like much and looks like an easier goal to achieve.

I think I might change the letters on it to make it stand out more, but other than that I really like it. I put it in my kitchen on the window seal where the counter is that I prepare food at and whatnot. I'll see it everyday and it will be a wonderful reminder in the kitchen. I got the idea from Pinterest! Who doesn't love pinterest! I actually even made 2 crafts today from there.

Yes, I know. Way way cool. I'm going to hang this one up in my "purple" room where I do my workouts in. I totally love it!

Alrighty, going to get going now. I hope everyone has a good night and I will do my best to post another blog tomorrow!


  1. I bought my marbles yesterday have not designed my glass containers yet. That it cook design with the crayons. I have not figured out the Pinerest.

  2. Good work and great attitude Nicole! I wish I had some fruit to take to MOPS tomorrow....hopefully Gabi will bring some. And how do you find the time to do all these amazing crafts? I think your crayon art is even cuter than the one I saw on pinterest. - Meg

  3. Way to go! It sounds like you have a great determination! I love the marbles idea! I think I am going to try that! Hey have you ever tried myfitnesspal? It is a great app to track your calories. I LOVE IT!

  4. I have tried myfitnesspal but I'm on weight watchers now so I have an App for that to track my food and points.

    @Meg--LOL, I only have 1 child at home with me so it makes it easier!