Sunday, July 24, 2011

It Worked!

Since my last post (two weigh ins ago) I've been working hard.  I went on vacation for four days with my family and I lost weight!  I lost a total of 4.8lbs in a span of two weeks.

How did I manage to lose weight you ask?
We'll this is what I did:  I didn't eat very many of my 49 extra weekly Weight Watchers points and I cut back on my fruit intake.  I was eating up to 7 servings of fruit a day because fruits are worth 0 points on Weight Watchers (the key to all this is I was eating when I wasn't hungry).  The fruits I were eating were also high on the glycemic index (high in sugar/calories).  Since then I allow myself three servings of fruit a day and I eat at least three servings of veggies a day. 

 
While on vacation I did some really cool things.  I exercised in the hotel gym two mornings out of four and I made breakfast in the hotel room and made lunches for my family (for foods I had cereal, yogurt, milk, fruit, hummus, crackers, granola bars, bottled H2O, tuna or pbj sandwiches, ham and cheese sandwiches, tuna and for a sugary treat Fig Newtons and Mint Milano cookies).  For breakfast I ate pb2 on a pita with sliced banana and for lunches I had a tuna wrap and a Greek yogurt
parfait.  For snacks I ate baby carrots, hummus, strawberries, apples, bananas, cottage cheese, and cheese sticks.   All of this worked well with the little fridge in the hotel room and the cooler we brought along to store our lunch when out and about for the day.  In addition to all this I went to the local grocery store and made some salads as there was a great salad bar there.  For dinners we ate out at some restaurants that had good healthy options (I checked out the menus on line in advance).  With a little planning ahead and some prep time you can lose weight on vacation, eat healthy and save a little money.  No Matter What!


2 comments:

  1. This is so incredible; and planning is such a HUGE force in the weightloss journey. CONGRATS to you - this is a big deal, and I'm glad to hear you've cut down on the fruits (while I've increased big time, but that's another post)!! I'm still lurking, just not commenting as much...summer is such a wonderful time with the family!! Glad you had a wonderful vacation, ate right, and even lost a few!! congrats again to you....-mid

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  2. Mid great to hear from you! You inspire me!

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