Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wednesday Weigh In

Starting Weight 318
Last Weight 278
Current Weight 271

What a week! I lost 7 pounds, whoo hoo.

So today has been crazy, We woke up early to do our C24K.  It was actually a little easier than on Monday. It's a really good program I think. Then work. Then come home do the dishes, yell at the kids. Take the older one to batting lessons clear across town, after dropping the younger one off at karate where another mom would pick him up.  Visit a friend and chat for a few minutes since I was already clear across town. Run to Sprouts and pick up stuff to make a dinner for a family at the school (the mom was at the Dark Knight movie in Aurora and was one of the 12 killed, she left a kindergartner and  a 3rd grader -- very sad).  And now I'm blogging before I drag my sorry (but shrinking) arse into bed.

So on Monday I was at the VSG support group and was talking to the nutritionist about what I was eating and I was eating too much....OMG.  She said because my pouch is so new they really want people to stay around 2 OZ.  So starting yesterday I totally curtailed it.  Here's what my eating plan now looks like.  I did decide to 'squeeze' in an extra meal by going every 2.5 hours rather than every 3 hours.

One egg white with tsp of tomatoes and onions.
 Planning is so important in this lifestyle, my two snacks are half a pure protein chocolate peanut butter bar, two slices of apples and my calcium chew.  Lunch was 1.75 oz of tuna salad (light mayo and relish) and four slices of cucumber.  This got me through 3 pm.
 Because I had to drive across town, I needed dinner to be portable. I had 1.5 oz of this at 5:30 and another 1.5 oz at 8:00.  
Not pictured is a treat I allow myself a few times a week and that's two tablespoons of creamy peanut butter!  I'll have it before bed.....One of the nutritionists said to do more than one meal high fat (like nuts) so I always save my high fat protein choice for peanut butter.

Here's the break down
Calories 778 (I asked about the low calories and was told not to worry about it -- yesterday I was at 580 - yikes, but wasn't hungry and felt fine today -- I added the 'extra' meal to try and get my protein at a good number).

81 g

27 g


  1. Hey!! You are an angel. For real someone that after such a long busy day has the time to help someone in need cannot be called anything less than an angel.

    Have a good week!


  2. Yep, Emilio, that's our Tracey! She's the energizer bunny of all things good: she just keeps going and going....always doing something good for others and now she's also working hard to do good things for herself as well ('bout time!)

    Glad to hear that it has been a good week in the lost pounds category!

  3. 7lbs, that's wonderful!

    I am also with you on the peanut butter....mmmm! I switched to PB2 for most things, but every now and then a spoonful of peanut butter hits the spot. :)

  4. Great going. The one thing I've learned is that it is all about portion control no matter what weight loss method we choose.

  5. You are doing great! 7 pounds??? That is awesome!