Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Quick weight loss update

I was nervous this week about my weight loss progress. I ate out Friday night, and had steak and steamed veggies AND a baked potato with sour cream and butter AND a glass of wine. I was out of town all weekend and staying in a place full of temptations (my mother in law's), and then I capped off the weekend by hosting friends for dinner Sunday night. Oh, and it's also my time of the month (yup, not surprising, but not pregnant again), so I feel bloated. Any one of these seemed like the types of situations that could result in a weight plateau or gain.

I have been faithfully logging my intake using myfitnesspal since the beginning, so I knew that according to my food diary, I should be on track caloriewise overall this week, but I didn't feel on track. I ate a few unplanned items and was eating numerous non-Jenny foods, which had me nervous (it's the goal, of course, to get off of their food and eat on my own, but still...at this point tends to make me a bit anxious, especially when I'm guesstimating portion sizes).

So come Monday evening, my weigh-in time at Jenny Craig, I really didn't know what to expect (I actually covered my eyes during the weigh-in).

But PHEW! Still on track!

Weekly Weight Loss

Starting BMI just after Thanksgiving = 25.2 (officially overweight)
Week 1:     - 4.4 pounds (back into normal BMI territory, less than 25!)
Week 2:     - 0.8 pounds
Week 3:     - 3.6 pounds
Week 4:     out of town so no Jenny food and no weigh-in (Christmas travel madness!)
Week 5:     - 4.4 pounds since last weigh-in
Week 6:     - 2 pounds
Week 7:     - 1.6 pounds
Week 8:     - 1.4 pounds
Grand Total So Far: 18.2 pounds lost! (BMI = 22.2!!!)

Not me, but you get the idea.
How much weight have I lost? I have lost a whole Magpie! I believe 18 pounds is about how much she weighs now, and she is getting heavy! (finally!)

According to yesterday's weigh-in, I am .4 pounds (point four!) away from the original goal weight I listed with the center. Of course, now I am thinking I will set a new lower goal...another 5 pounds at least, perhaps up to 10, depending on how it feels. Aiming for thin but sustainable, with a little buffer zone I can work to stay within. We will see where we land!


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  1. WHOA! This is great. Thanks for sharing your progress. I appreciate the list of foods you liked too. I too was a bit surprised at the "shelf stable" foods. I am going to try to stay away from those unless traveling. It is strange to eat a swedish meatball that has not been refrigerated. Happy this is working out for you. I will let you know how it works for me. I am in the first week. Kathryn

  2. yes! Keep me posted! I have lost weight faster with the Jenny Craig plan than I think I ever have in the past. AND stuck with it longer. Hoping and trying now not to lose motivation and keep up the new behaviors for the long haul. Rooting for you!


  3. WOW Mo, what an awesome weight loss!

    You're such an inspiration :)

  4. Keep me published! I've dropped a few pounds faster using the Jenny Craig plan than I believe I have previously. And tied to it longer. Wishing and seeking no longer to get rid of motivation and in the new actions for that lengthy haul.


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