Learning to eat …

November 1, 2008

November 1st: Saturday Morning Weigh In — with Measurements

Filed under: weight loss — Tags: , , , , — tamiofbrooksgroth @ 10:48 am

I decided to get this posted before having my green smoothie and getting busy for the day. Of course I’m not sure I can count the day as busy when it includes two hours of Restorative Yoga! Lucky me. 🙂

We’re also being blessed with truly gorgeous weather. It is a last hurrah before winter comes to settle in I suppose, but I’ll take it. I’m hoping to walk, ride bike, and even rake leaves this weekend. Since there are still many leaves on the trees I’ll likely have to spend some time, likely in much cooler weather, doing it again in a couple of weeks as well. But after this weekend the bikes will be in storage so we can start parking the car in the garage and the van in the driveway as alternate side parking starts now! (The joys of living in a cold and snowy climate!) I’m looking forward to the day when the bikes are not impossible to get out on the unexpectedly warm days in the fall and spring, but alas that is not now.

OK, so in review of the week — it was prep week for the Body Enlightenment System program which officially starts today! In reality I didn’t do anything differently than I have other weeks, and actually ate a bit more cooked food than usual, including gluten and cheese free pizza while out with Nessa after our appointment at Mayo in Rochester (and, yes, it does still qualify as pizza). However, I also had my daily green smoothie, almost daily salads, and started paying more attention to only eating until I’m not hungry and slowly and completely enjoying my smaller portions. It will be good to eat less through the winter now that we have received our last CSA box for the season!

I didn’t really expect great things on the scale, but was pleased with the results this morning. 🙂

Today my stats were:

  • Weight: 187.6
  • Body Fat 41.7%
    • Waist: 39
    • Chest: 41
    • Hips: 46
    • Right Thigh: 23.5
    • Left Thigh: 23.5
    • Right Arm: 13
    • Left Arm: 13.5
    • Belly 45.5

10/31 Inches: (Total = 245)

(All moms likely know what the Belly measurement is; it isn’t always included but it was important for me to include it; c/s moms especially know what this one is as reportedly after the fat is pushed up for closing during surgery the belly will never be the same…I don’t know but it would be nice to find out)

I probably won’t do measurements again until the end of the Body Enlightenment System program (so in about a month), but I will continue with weekly weigh ins as well as sharing other trials and challenges — and hopefully getting back to more pictures of FOOD — you know those yummy veggies. Believe me I’m as surprised as the  next person about how much I rave over kale these days! Speaking of Kale, I need to go get some marinated for part of my last supper before the fast for the first day of the BES! I also need to make some Kale Chips! 🙂

Here is a reference table I created to help me track things. 🙂

Date

Weight

Body Fat %

Inches Total

May 2008

220

10/16/08

194.0

43.7

10/25/08

191.0

42.9

11/1/08

187.6

41.7

245

Loss to Date:

32.4

2%

October 27, 2008

Saturday morning weigh in … and prep week for Body Enlightentment System (BES)

Filed under: Challenges, Health, Saturday Morning Weigh In — Tags: , , , , — tamiofbrooksgroth @ 3:31 pm

OK, so as you’ll notice I don’t always POST on the same day the information is recorded. My goal is to have Saturday be my weigh in day, and then to post it as soon as possible after that. I may or may not weigh myself between Saturdays, but I won’t be posting it.

The weights and body fat percentages are from my home scale unless otherwise noted. I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to do any kind of before or after picture. I will likely do measurements when I get around to it. 🙂

Stats for Saturday October 25, 2008

  • Weight: 191.0
  • Body Fat %: 42.9

Well, now it’s out there for the whole world to see! (I’ve done scarier things though.)

And the exciting news is that this is the prep week for the BES. I’ve very excited about this as I could really use some encouragement and inspiration on this journey to wellness and releasing weight. I have certainly noticed that I feel better when I stick to eating simple fruits, vegetables, and GREENS! I think my body would love me if I lived on green smoothies … but old habits are hard to break.

My big accomplishment this week has been learning to not eat too much. Even with eating only salads, raw soups and smoothies, I was sometimes simply eating too much. So I’m practicing learning to eat simply until I’m not hungry anymore or have enjoyed a small portion of food rather than continueing to eat. For example, I usually would eat the entire blender full of soup that I made, but instead I now eat one bowl full and save the rest for later (sometimes I dehydrate it so I have a fast and easy meal when not at home). I then try to slow down and really enjoy my food. Sometimes this is difficult to do when eating with young kids or at the office, but I’m trying!

Have you checked out the new posts on the Green Smoothie blog? Yum!

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