Sunday, April 15, 2007

Week 6 Weigh-In

10 pound NutriSystem bear

First, my weigh-in numbers.
Start: 154
Week 1: 150 (-4) - Week 2: 148.6 (-1.4)
Week 3: 146 (-2.6) - Week 4: 147.2 (+1.2)
Week 5: 145.6 (-1.6) - Week 6: 144 (-1.6)
Total loss: -10

Yay! 1.6 more pounds gone and 10 pounds total lost. Now when my bear arrives I can truly feel like I earned it. :)

Now to catch up on my stats:
Calories eaten Thursday: 1221
Fat: 24g (17%)
Carbs: 101g (32%)
Protein: 85g (27%)
Weight Thursday morning: 139 (One week ago: 140.4)
Calories burned in exercise Thursday: 99

Finally seeing a weight in the 130s!

Calories eaten Friday: 1407
Fat: 31g (21%)
Carbs: 120g (36%)
Protein: 77g (23%)
Weight Friday morning: 139.2 (One week ago: 141)
Calories burned in exercise Friday: 281

Second day in a row in the 130s!

Weight this morning: 144 (One week ago: 145.6)
Calories burning in exercise today: 89

Now settle in. This post will be a bit long as I have to catch up the last three days, lol.

As you can see from my stats, I saw a new low on NutriSystem last week with a low weight of 139 that I held for two days. The first steps to being under 140 seven days a week is to hold it for one day, then two, then three, etc. Eventually I will get there!

I was supposed to give blood Friday, but I am at the tail end of my cold, so I deferred it for a week and will go in next Friday when I'm completely over my cold.

Brad and I went walking Friday. Below you will find photos from our walk on the West Ridge Trail in Oakland. There's also photos from drinks and dinner with Brad and Lisa on Saturday, and a bunch more Nutrisystem food reviews with links to photos. I was on a picture taken frenzy the past few days!

After doing pretty well on my diet on Friday, I woke up Saturday morning (my cheat day, thank goodness!) at 3 a.m. and could not get back to sleep because I was SO hungry. I finally got up, had a protein shake, and went back to bed thinking the shake would be enough. Nope. Still couldn't sleep. I finally got up, went through an eating frenzy (probably eat a whole day's worth of calories!), and then I could get back to sleep. Naturally, I wasn't hungry for breakfast when I did get up, but at church I went on a Cheese-It's eating frenzy, and then ate way more lunch than I should have.

After church was Lindsay's birthday party (pastor's youngest daughter). We saw Facing the Giants, not at all bad, especially considering it is a Christian movie. This is about the only time all day I showed restraint - they served root beer floats and popcorn and I had none of either. I did have another Atkins shake that I brought, though.

After the movie I went home to change clothes and hadn't been home 5 minutes before Brad and Lisa called saying they were there to pick me up. I finished changing and ran downstairs to meet them. Davina couldn't come so it was just the three of us.

First we went to Garibaldi's for drinks. I had white wine, Brad had scotch, and Lisa had an Island Breeze froufrou drink.

Then we headed over to Quinn's Lighthouse for dinner. There was a wait so we sat upstairs and had drinks while we waited. I had Merlot, Brad had a beer, and Lisa had pear cider. Finally we were called for dinner. I ordered a cheeseburger (no bun) and a salad instead of fries. I also had an Irish Coffee with no whipped cream and a Diet Coke. After dinner we went back to my apartment for dessert.

After they left the eating continued. I polished off the rest of the ice cream, and ate two NutriSystem lunch bars. I was a total piggie! I thought for sure I'd show a gain this morning, but after weighing myself with jammies on and seeing 145.8 (0.2 above last week's official weight), I decided it would be safe to do an official weigh-in and came in at 144! :)

Here's the West Ridge Trail photos. Click any of them to enlarge.

view on the trail
view on the trail

flowers we saw along the trail
flowers we saw along the trail

another view on the trail
view on the trail

caterpillar on the trail
caterpillar on the trail

Friday night I made pina coladas and had Brad take a couple photos of me. Click to enlarge.

me drinking a low-carb pina colada
me drinking a low-carb pina colada

me with my drink
me with a low-carb pina colada

And here's some photos from our night out. More to come when Lisa e-mails me the photos on her camera. Click any of them to enlarge.

Lisa with her Island Breeze froufrou drink
Lisa with her Island Breeze froufrou drink

Brad & Lisa at Quinn's Lighthouse
Brad & Lisa

Brad & I at Quinn's Lighthouse
Brad & I

Lisa at Quinn's Lighthouse
Lisa at dinner

Lisa eating dinner
Lisa eating

More NutriSystem food reviews:
Caramel Crunch Popcorn dessert - Pretty good, but very high in sugar alcohols, so it causes some pretty smelly farts. This was part of my free week and not something I ordered. I ordered just one of the Chocolate Covered Caramel Popcorn, which I haven't had a chance to try yet.

Apple Granola Bar breakfast - I used this as a dessert/snack since it has the same number of calories as the higher calorie desserts. It's good, but way too small for a breakfast entree.

Fettuccini Alfredo with Vegetables and Mushrooms lunch - Pretty good, but carby. It was nothing but noodles. Not a veggie or mushroom to be seen. 28g net carbs and only 10g protein. This was given to me free from an NS member who didn't want it. She just asked me to pay shipping. She sent five, and I'm desperate for NS food, so I'll eat it. Beggars can't be choosers, but this is not something I would ever order.

Trail Mix Bar lunch - Tasted okay, but too small for a meal. I used it for a snack. 170 calories, 23g net carbs and 10g protein.

Cranberry Yogurt Bar lunch - Really yummy - sweet and chewy, but too small for a meal. Like the Trail Mix bar I used this for a snack. 180 calories, 27g net carbs and 10g protein.

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2 comments:

Annieann77 said...

Congrats on getting your 10lb bear - officially! ;)

I love those little bears! :)

Mrs. Cupcake said...

You are cracking me up with the flatulant humor! LOL!!!