Monday, August 17, 2009
Yes, you read right. I'm a loser and I'm proud of it. I lost another 2.2 lbs! It was my third weigh in at Weight Watchers and I'm down 11.6 lbs. I was thrilled.
I have not really even felt like I was on a diet these past weeks. I don't feel like I've missed out on anything.
I did get a pedometer. I got an Omron. Just like the one in the picture above.
I put it on first thing in the morning and don't take it off until I get ready for bed at night. I'm shooting for 10,000 steps a day. That's a lot when you don't work and get out to move, like me.
I found if I stay home I don't get many steps in at all. I have to actually make it a point to get out and get my numbers up there. Ten thousand steps is actually a lot. It's about 5 miles a day.
I have a feeling I'll be getting those in with no problems once I go to New York and also on my cruise. You do so much walking there, it should be easy.
I have discovered something about myself. I used to think my problem was just the lack of movement. I never thought I ate a lot. I've even had several people tell me I don't eat a lot.
Well, let me tell you. These past two weeks I have been watching everything I eat and I try to check on things before I eat them. I was shocked to find out just how much I really ate!
I went to Ruby's with my sister. We ordered the "light" meals. I got a veggie burger with a fruit salad rather then the fries. It came on a whole wheat bun, light mayonnaise and light cheese. Sounds like I did good huh?
Nope! After I figured it out that one veggie burger and cup of fruit was almost a whole days worth of calories. That was for the "Light" one too, not even the regular ones. WHAT!!!!
I almost fainted when I saw a regular burger, fries and a shake was over 3,000 calories! That is almost 3 days worth of calories!! The real kicker is that would have been just one meal for the day.
No wonder I'm fat! You don't have to eat a lot of food to have it be a lot of calories.
So be careful out there. Just because something says "light" does not mean it's low calories. It just means it's lighter then the regular one.
Also, check your labels. Low fat often means, extra sugar. So even though it's low fat, it's still high calorie.
Don't be fooled. Check and recheck those labels. Look up the nutritional value of the meal you plan on eating before you eat it.
Take time and do your home work and soon you too will find you are a loser also!