Thursday, August 2, 2012

Accountability, public and private :)

So I shared with my family a few weeks back my new direction and what it means to me. At first it was just so they could understand why Sunday morning breakfasts (which I always prepared for the family) was going to be significantly different moving forward. With Atkins it was all to easy to plan a big breakfast (so long as it wasn't waffles, french toast or pancakes) I'd make a frittata, omelette's, scrambled eggs, eggs over (what ever you wanted) and more eggs. I would include, breakfast sausage, bacon or whatever was available. It was easy (more or less) and I felt like I was "providing" for the family. In reality I was feeding them what I was eating, and now I think, not such a healthy solution for them.

Back to the accountability thing, I shared with my family, co-workers (who honestly see me more than my family does) and friends what my direction looks like, my goals and the one big goal I have set. We do a yearly walking, running, moving contest centered around creating teams who can log the most distance traveled. Everyone gets pedometers and it is a month of tracking. I've skipped out every year because walking hurts when you weight as much as I do. So my goal is by next July I will be on a team, contributing to a goal. No quitting, complaining or dodging.

I have a few friends I check in with a few times a week, letting them know how I'm doing also so I have group and individual accountability and encouragement.

I haven't been accountable to anyone in a long time, maybe its time I was :)


Breakfast - Kashi GoLean, 1 small banana, 1/2 cup of 2% milk Calories 345, Fiber 7g

Snack - 3 stalks of celery, 2tbs Peanut butter and 1/8 cup raisins (yes Ants on a Log) Calories 292 ,Fiber 6g

Lunch - Mikes Bag Lunch (this will be a regular so I named it) 2 slices of Daves Killer Bread 21 Grain, half a medium avacado, 1/3 english cucumber sliced and slice of thin cut deli ham. Calories 460, Fiber 14g

Snack - Red Cherries- Calories 104, Fiber 3.5g

Dinner - Asparagus Szcheuan Stir Fry - 1 cup asparagus, 2 cups brocolli, 1 cup snow peas, 1 cup celery chopped, 1 cup bok choy,  2tbs soy sauce, 2tbs mirin, 2 tbs sesame oil, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, 1tbs peanut butter and 1tbs red pepper flakes. Serves 2 Calories 231, Fiber 12.5

Calories = 1432
Fiber = 43g

Yes I Can :)

OK so back on July 19th I was talking about the weight I had lost and my goals. I had my weight at 428lbs. It has been exactly three weeks and I noticed in my updates I hadn't been posting my progress although I had posted my speculation on how much I was losing each week (about 2 to 3 pounds).

My weight today (exactly three weeks to the day) is 417lbs or better known as 11lbs down in three weeks or 3.66lbs a week. Not to shabby! I am actually quite pleased with this progress since I never seem hungry, I am eating what I like sans all the meat. I actually had pizza take out on Saturday all vegetarian (Spinach, roasted red peppers, onion, mushrooms, olives and green peppers) with light sauce and cheese. Two slices only thank you very much :) .

More later I'm off to a meeting.