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Biggest Looser – Week 2

Well last Friday was our first weigh in since starting the “Biggest Looser at Work” contest. Man, I was so mad. I gained .4oz and had to pay an extra 50 cents. I couldn’t believe it.

I will admit I haven’t been eating as healthy as I could have, especially at work. We get a lot of lunches brought in for us and usually those are just too tempting to pass up. I did take my lunch to work some days but apparently not enough to make a difference. So, here I am back to my original thought – I need to eat to live not live to eat and I really need to be better at keeping a food log. I love MyFitnesspal.com. It really does help me to see where my calories are going and it will also let me know when something has a lot of saturated fats, high in sugars, etc.

About two or three times a week I was driving through McDonald’s for a breakfast burrito and a large unsweetened Iced Tea. I did not realize that the burrito I was eating has so much saturated fat in it. I just knew from the menu that is has 300 calories and I thought that wasn’t bad for breakfast. Then I realized, once I keyed it into MyFitnessPal that it really isn’t that good of a choice. On my way home I stopped by the grocery and pick up a carton of egg whites and now I’m making an omelet with egg whites, and a small amount of shredded cheese most mornings. They are super easy to make in the microwave, on high, for 60 seconds, and I have a much healthier breakfast. I have three different microwave egg cookers and I use all three of them regularly. I just can’t go without breakfast. Just can’t do it.

On the days I took lunch I would say I ate really healthy. I love this lunch box. It’s fairly new to me and I think it’s great to portion out my food this way, and it keeps everything nice and neat. It’s called “LunchBots Bento Cinco LARGE Stainless Steel Food Container“.

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This day I had raw baby carrots, sugar snap peas with a tiny bit of Ranch dressing (everything’s better with Ranch!!). Roast Beef lunch meat with a mixture of cream cheese and fresh chives from the garden wrapped up neatly. A hard boiled egg,  a few roasted peanuts, and some apple chips. I am obsessed with Seneca Apple Chips…they are crispy-thin, delicious, goodness and they make me very happy. I only packed a few because I could eat the entire bag at one sitting if I didn’t portion them out.

I am determined to take my lunch more these next two weeks, exercise more, drink more water, and not stop at McDonald’s for breakfast anymore. That has got to make a difference right?

Moving forward to the next two weeks~Bam

 

 

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I'm a wife and Mom. I love baking, crafting, scrap booking, and reading for fun. I work full-time outside of the home and I have one adult son who has high functioning Autism. My husband and I have been married for over 25 years and I still love him as much today as I did the day we were married.

2 thoughts on “Biggest Looser – Week 2

  1. So proud of you! You can do this! I don’t know if you like avocados but they are really good with fresh squeezed lemon and a bit of pepper. Or you can mash them and add some picante sauce for a fast guacamole, which is great with carrot chip slices and other veggies.

    I’d like to lose 25 pounds, so weather permitting (and my arthritic knee) I’ll be walking Sparky Lionel Urban. I don’t do well eating much meat so I only eat it a few times a week and sometimes not at all, so I’ll probably go back to being vegetarian since I feel better when I do. With the fibromyalgia it seems going vegetarian is a better choice for our digestive systems.
    When I stopped eating meat I actually lost weight and felt better.

    Making a smoothie kept me full for quite a long time and so did fresh squeezed pink grapefruit juice. Jennifer Cornbleet has some fabulous raw food recipes. Her marinara sauce is amazing and tastes so good! I have two of her books. Her videos are on YouTube if you want to check out some of her recipes.

    I look forward to hearing your progress!

    Hugs,
    Tambra

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