Well week two is down in the books and I am down 3lbs. YAY for me! It is enough to know that I am on the right track. My clothes are even starting to feel better. I have so much to learn about managing my points and keeping up with my food journal (which I did not do much of this week). I just ate what I knew to be under my allocated points for each meal and stayed away from the sweets. I have not even started exercising yet other than walking the kids to the park a couple of times which is about two blocks away from home. But I am very interested in getting the zumba game for the Wii which I think will be fun for all of us to do.
This weekend I am going to continue to prep for meal planning, finding recipes and preparing easy snacks. I did fail at the snacking this week. I did snack but I did not have snacks planned and that made it difficult. So for getting ready for next week I will plan some healthy snacks and pick up some extra veggies. The morning snack I am doing well with fruit. However by the afternoon I want some chips. So I have to come up with an alternative since I don't care that much for popcorn.
Tip of the week: Make yourself eat breakfast before leaving home.
Some mornings are very hectic getting myself and Riley ready for the day of school and work. I make sure she eats a breakfast and I have been forcing myself to sit and eat with her too. On the days that I packed my breakfast to eat at work and did not eat before leaving home I found that I was distracted by other things once I got to work and either ate it very late or not at all. Either way left me feeling tired and hungry all day. So much so that I make sure that on the weekends we both eat breakfast before 9am. Taking that 5 mins to fuel my body gives me the energy I need for the morning after I get to work and I am not thinking of eating too early or actually eating my packed lunch early and buying lunch later in the day. Here is a sample breakfast.
Bowl of cereal + half a fruit ( we usually split a banana)
Instant regular oatmeal
1 Egg and Sausage Link
Breakfast bar + yogurt.
Again I have to keep looking for alternatives that would work well for us because we both get bored with the same breakfast each morning. I am very interested in finding smoothies for breakfast for those gotta get up and run days.