Friday, January 16, 2009

Weighing In....

Long time no post again. There's not really been anything to blog about.
I started my diet on Monday. And I did find the Wii Fit on Tuesday and it's been VERY motivating for me. If you know me, you know I lost a lot of weight a couple of years ago. I have since gained most of it back. So sad to say.
I was still working out for the most part, but I guess I love food way too much. The holidays brought me FIVE extra pounds to try and get off. Why? I made 2 pans of this heavenly candy that tastes like a Snickers candy bar and I think I ate the majority of it myself! Seriously!
Yesterday I had an idea. I remembered the "Deal-a-Meal" plan that came out back in the 80s I think. I always thought that it might actually work for me, but never had the money to buy it. SO, I made my own version of it yesterday.
It's a small folder with 2 pockets inside. Every morning the cards start off in the START side and ideally most will end up in the FINISH side at the end of the day.
I figured out what foods I should eat each day and made a card for each one.
I think this could be different for everyone, but my cards are:
9 cards for bottles of water- my goal for the day and a key to losing weight for me! 100 calorie snack in the AM
100 calorie snack in the PM
I have tons of these snacks, but my favorites are
yogurt covered raisins, chocolate covered pretzels and mozzarella cheese sticks. Breakfast
1 small meal (lunch or dinner)
Slimfast Bar or Shake
(when the 100 calorie snacks are done for the day and I am still hungry, I can have a fruit or vegetable- carrots, apple, grapes, celery, etc)
Then I have 3 bonus cards with "rules". Cup of Chai- every other day and only if I am up by 7 am
(I am trying to cut back on my Chai)
An Exercise Freebie card- a small piece of chocolate or extra piece of fruit ONLY if I have exercised
Skinny Cow or low cal ice cream dessert- Only if I have drank all my water, NOT had a chai and it is before 9 PM
These will motivate me!
I debated on whether to share this. It's kind of silly. But I really think it will work for me and maybe someone else out there too. It's similar to counting points for weight watchers. When they're gone, they're gone, right? But, I hate counting points and writing down each detail. Moving a card from one side to the other.... that I can handle!
I'd love to hear you thoughts!


Katie said...

This is a great idea! Since I started working out with my Wii Fitness Trainer, I've gained 3 pounds! :( I'm pretty sure it has something to do with me making cookies every week! I might have to try this card method - you're right, it would be easier than writing it all down! Thanks for sharing and good luck with your weight loss! ;)

Anonymous said...

This sounds great Angel! I joined Weight Watchers myself on the 3rd. I can definitely see where this would be easier than having to count points and writing everything everything down. You'll have to let us know how it works out for you. Maybe you could start your own little group of followers. ;-) ~Lucy~

Rachel said...

I don't think it's silly at all! I'm a big believer in doing whatever you can to make things more fun. And having something pretty to help you keep up is much more fun than writing it down in a notepad.

And to take what Lucy said even further....maybe you could issue a bloggy challenge to whoever else wants to make one. Or you could make more and SELL them. You never know! :)