Thursday, March 29, 2007

The weekly weigh in, week 29

istill haven't heard from Weight Watchers or Tenncare about the authorization for my next 12 week round, so I decided to weigh this morning and use it for my "official" weight this week. As far as eating healthily and well this week, I blew it, however, I did manage to stay within my daily and weekly points allowance. A hectic schedule had me relying on cheese, crackers and bagged salads far too much. I've made real head way with reducing my daily soft drink intake.

Switching to Diet Coke was hard enough for me. Now I love my morning coffee, my lattes, cappuccinos, chai and herbal teas, but I've always had a real Coke nearby. When I found out that aspartame can be a migraine trigger, I gave up the guilt of drinking a fully sugared, caffeinated and carbonated Coke because I didn't want to make these monstrous headaches worse. That made it easy to justify all the empty calories and the sodium. Resetting my taste buds to Diet Coke six months ago held its challenges, but I did it, and made a point to get Diet Coke with Splenda whenever I saw it. I'm down to a very reasonable two cans a day now.

What I learned about the diet this week is that even when circumstances force you to eat poorly, portion control can make a difference. When I stepped on the scales, I had lost two pounds.

Summary: Weekly weight loss -- 2 pounds. Total weight loss -- 57.4 pounds. Average weekly loss -- 1.94 pounds.

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Blogger Jod{i} said...

Wooo Hoooo You GO GIRL!

March 29, 2007 5:23 PM  
Blogger Theresa Williams said...

Yay! That is so great, Cynthia!

March 30, 2007 10:21 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Hey that is a great job!

I prefer copious amounts of exercise to dieting but I am getting to the age where exercise alone won't do it.....diets suck:)

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March 31, 2007 3:48 PM  
Anonymous Barbara said...

Hey, you are really doing good with this!!! Very proud and happy for you!!

April 01, 2007 11:15 AM  

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