Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Weigh In #1

One week in and one pound lost! I didn't do as well as I would have liked the first week, but i suspect it had partly to do with all of the sodium I ate this week. One thing I am glad about is that I really started to gain control of my eating - bringing my lunch and cooking my meals.

Week One: 1 pound lost
49 pounds to go!

Today I did something i thought I would NEVER do... that's right I went to the gym!!!

Just in case you were confused, I didn't go to the gym after work today. This photo was taken at 5:45AM, and the little white lines you see on the right of the photo is SNOW. I packed a gym bag, went to the gym, and got ready for work there. I built in extra time this morning because I haven't developed my routine, but it went okay.

I did 30 minutes on the elliptical, and burned about 280 calories! (This pic was taken during the cool down). Needless to say, I am glad I went, and am planning on going back tomorrow!

For breakfast, I ate oatmeal with 2 splendas. I threw a handful of trail mix I found on top, which ended up being interesting (not in a good way). There were chocolate chips in the trail mix that i was unaware of. Oops. I also had a coffee.
For lunch, I had a ham sandwich and pretzels. 
Snack was BBQ soy crisps
Dinner was made by Walter's dad - A mini Salisbury Steak (sort of like a mini meatloaf the size of my palm), grilled veggies and mashed potatoes. 
Dessert was a cup of hot chocolate.

Now, back to the ham sandwich. I am a mustard fan. Mustard is, in fact, my favorite condiment. When Walter and I moved I discovered we had 5 (!) DIFFERENT types of mustard in the fridge. 
  • Yellow (my least favorite)
  • Spicy
  • Whole seed Dijon (I use in my salad dressings)
  • Honey 
  • Honey Dijon (MY FAVORITE!!!!!)
I really don't think I truly knew how awesome mustard was until I tried the Honey Dijon mustard from Wegman's (thats a grocery store in NJ, I compare it to Publix. No other grocery store up here even comes close to Publix's awesomeness)

It has a little kick to it, and its just awesome. It actually makes me look forward to eating a boring sandwich for lunch. Sadly, I used the last of it on today's sandwich, so I will have to go back to Wegmans ASAP to buy more!!!

Alright, I should go and get my gym bag ready for tomorrow! Night!


  1. Good job Jo!!! So proud of you and all your hard work! Keep it up! xoxo

  2. I'm totally impressed that you went to the gym on a snowy morning BEFORE the sun even came up. That in itself should at least get you a parade. You're doing awesome, and remember a loss is a loss...good job.