Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday

This morning I found two awesome bloggers who are hosting a "Weigh in Wednesday" link-up for other bloggers who are on a mission to lose weight, get fit, get healthy etc.  I'm excited because it will give me the chance to meet other bloggers who are on the same journey as me and I'll also be looking for tips that have aided in their success.  If you want to read the beginning of my story it's here and here.
Basically, every Wednesday we'll link up with Alex and Erin and share our weight loss, inches loss or exercise successes for the prior week.
Without further adieu, I'm super happy to report that 1 week in I've lost 4.6 lbs!!!
Seeing that I was capable of losing weight this week was really motivating for me.  I knew that it would be difficult on a daily basis to make good choices but I did it and I'm so happy!
So far I haven't started any specific exercise plan.  I've mainly been focused on eating right and once I get that established then I'll be including exercise.  Grocery shopping this week was so different than it has been recently.  I bought a lot of chicken, shrimp, fish, turkey, beans, veggies and fruit.  Before I'd buy more snacks than anything else and that's what I'd eat to get me through the day. 
My daily meals have looked something like this:
Breakfast - Kashi high protein cereal, 1% milk and a handful of blueberries with coffee
Snack - Banana and a 100 calorie pack of cocoa almonds
Lunch - Low sodium ham sandwich on a Flat Out wrap
Snack - Apple
Dinner - meat and veggies with a small carb, usually 1/2 a sweet potato
Snack - grapes or walnuts
I need to be drinking more water throughout the day.  I'm really never thirsty and don't drink much of anything but I know that drinking a ton of water will help me reduce hunger and lose weight so that's on my to-do list for this next week.
Now, I have a long way to go.  I'm probably not going to share my actually weight here (until I've lost a significant amount) but I do have some before pictures that were taken on 1/1/13.  It's funny because I'm embarrassed to post pictures of myself on my blog but everyone I come in contact with on a daily basis sees me so what's the big deal?


Alexandra Nicole said...

Thank you for linking up with us today! I look forward to following along with your journey! Great job on the big loss this week! And GREAT job with the food choices sister! You got this, I've lost 90 pounds so far, I have 45 to is a long long {it may feel longer bc it's so frustrating} tough process. You're going to do great, I'm glad you joined us today!

The Life of Susan said...

Great job Laura!!!! 4.6 is awesome for your first week! Looks like you're making great food choices, too. I'm with you on the water thing. It's tough to get started with that but once you do you'll really start to love it. And get creative! Put fruit in your water- strawberries, oranges, lemons... Gives it a little extra something sweet! Water flushes your body of all that extra stuff so it will help you tremendously! Only downside is peeing all the time. Haha.

KellyAnne Scott said...

Wow! Big loss!! You can do this! It may seem daunting at first but we're all on the same boat! I am going to lose 30 pounds by June 1! (I am telling everyone I know to keep me accountable!)

I can't wait to read more from you! New follower :)

Alesha said...

Way to go! Keep staying motivated and learning to enjoy your new lifestyle. =) So happy for you. Speaking of which...I really need to cook more fish... =) Thanks for reminding me.
Alesha <3

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Sara Cate said...

Cheering for you! You can do this!

Katie @ Loves of Life said...

SO proud of you!!! Just...keep...going! (I tell myself this daily!)

Lyndsey C said...

That's awesome, way to to!!

SEL said...

I'm so proud of you!! That's awesome!!! 4.6 lbs is ahhhmaazing!!

Congrats, girl!

And I'm totally like you - I don't drink a lot at all. And, it sounds backwards, but the more water you drink, the more you lose.

Lora said...

great job on the loss! I love when one week shows this much of a loss. keep up the good work!

hvpooly said...

Great job! 4.6lbs is a great loss :)