63 pounds and counting

Well, I think I figured out what I was doing wrong.  I was "guessing" on my portions at work because my scale started doing weird things and not holding at zero so I could weigh my food.  This last week I weighed everything on my scale at home, put it in baggies, and took it to work already ready to eat.  I weigh my cereal, snack nuts, and pretzels.   Everything else I eat at work is already prepacked or doesn't count (lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, apples).  I still am going to the gym at least 3 times a week and trying for 4.  All together these changes added up to a 3.4 pound loss last week.  I am back to 63.6 pounds lost (and not looking to find them).  I am continuing on my journey to lose 100 pounds by February so my goal has to be at least 2.5 pounds per week.  Hopefully I can do this.  If not, I am going to make a gallant effort to do so.

Several people have asked what I eat for my meals.  Breakfast is 27 grams of cheerios (2 pts), eggwhites or eggbeaters (1 pt.), and yogurt (2 pts).  Lunch is lettuce, tomato, and cucumber - all zero points plus prepackaged deli meat (2 pts) and pretzels (2 pts).  Both my morning and afternoon snacks are an apple and almonds (1 pt).  My dinner usually consists of chicken or fish (4 pts), rice or potato (4 pts) and vegetable (0 pts).  That leaves me with my evening snack of popcorn (3 pts) or skinny cow ice crea (3-4 points).  My total points for the day to use are 26.  I have not been going over this point total except for special occasions and even then I stay within the alloted weekly points or use my activity points.  I am an active member of Weight Watchers and what I like is that I don't count calories because they have a point system.  and it's easier to add 2+2+3 rather than 104+325+450.

So, my friends, this is what I have been doing since June 2011.  Getting in shape and trying to look good and be healthy when I retire.  Already I've had to lower my cholesterol medicine and looking forward to lowering or stopping more.  Health is an important part of our lives and that is what I am working toward.  Feel free to comment on my blog.  All comments are appreciated.  Until next time,  God be with you and help you through any and all trials you may be facing.

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