Saturday, August 19, 2006

196 lbs BABY!

I am down another 3 lbs!!! Woohoo! I am well into One-derland now never to see the land of 2xx lbs again! Woohoo!!! I am so happy! I realized last night that at this point I have lost 20 % of my body weight. That is incredible to me. wow!

I am heading off to the gym today to officially fill out my membership. I am excited to actually be doing this.

Since I am feeling so great, I thought I would share an inspirational Weight loss story and her tips today.
Andriette Ward, a pediatric obesity specialist at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, knows firsthand about struggling with weight: she once weighed as much as 290 pounds. Now, after years of on-again, off-again diets and rollercoaster scale readings, she's learned a few things about fostering a healthy attitude to food.

Number One: The foods I'm craving now will be available tomorrow. Pepperidge Farm and McDonald's are not going out of business anytime soon. My obsession with a particular food will eventually pass if I work through it.

Number Two: It's okay to ask for help. Sharing my vulnerabilities actually strengthens me.

Number Three: Food is just for the nourishment of my body; it will not solve anything else pressing in my life.

Number Four: Taking the time to prepare my meals in
the morning, even if it means I'll be late for work, is an expression of self-love.

Food for Saturday:

    • 1 point--fat free Candy
    • 5 points--Tim Horton's Honey dip donut
    • 2 points--Chicken Noodle Soup
    • 0 points--Coffee
    • 2 points--chicken
    • 2 points--bread
    • 2 points--ff candy
    • 3 points--low fat cookies
    • 2 points--veggie chili
    • 4 points--wraps
    • 2 points--low fat cheese
    • 2 points--chicken
    • 2 points--bread
    • 1 point--low fat margarine
    • 5 points--tim horton's donut
    • 12 points--chocolate
    • 47 total points for Saturday
    • goal points=39 points + 5 activity points=44 (3 points over)


Incog & Nito said...

Yeah!! I'm so happy for you, I'll celebrate with you - maybe just a tiny glass of wine with dinner tonight!! On another note I know you tagged me a week or so ago and I am getting around to writing the odd things about me - I think I had to write 5 - oh so many odd things about me!!! Keep going!!

The Daily Rant said...

How fantastic!!! I don't remember the days of being under 200 lbs....and at 260, I have a way to go. I'm so excited for you!!! And although I don't know you, I'm proud, because I know just how hard this is!!!

snackiepoo said...

Congrats to you, yayayayay! You are so far away from 200 now, woohoo!

Thanks for publishing that exceprt cause I cannot in good conscience click that link; as you get to know me, you will see I have this uh "thing" against Oprah, LOL.

3treasures said...

Way to go, Cindy. I told you, you weren't stuck.That's great!
Glad you liked the gym.
Happy Loosing!

Living to Feel Good said...

Congrats on the loss!! WoooHOooooO! When are you going to post a new progress photo?!!

I like your tips, and don't cut out points. Those points that you follow are what your body needs. If you stick to it for a couple days you'll see the points you went over will even out. I hate when I eat something and my body is disgusted with my choice. WooHOoo again on the loss!

OH and congrats on the gym!! I'm loving it, and I hope you love it as much as I have been!

SavyArt said...

CONGRATS!!!! I remember finially getting below the 200 mark myself! Keep up the good work!!

Come on in for a nice cup of coffee and a chat about my weight loss journey as well as all the healthy recipes I have found, including WW points and/or nutritional information if available. I am eating a vegetarian diet and concentrating on getting healthy and hopefully weight loss will follow. Thank to all my readers for their ongoing support.