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Week 1 Review

Week 1 results
Weight loss=8.5lbs (which I can only assume is mainly water weight but whatever I'll take it)
Weekly Calorie allowance=15330
Actual weekly calorie intake=11633
This works out to be 76% of my allowed calorie intake.
Start BMI=46.2
Week end BMI=45
BMI loss=1.2

New calorie intake allowance=2135 Down 55 calories from start of first week.

Wow I am very happy with my results after one week. Even though I screwed up on the first day I picked myself back up and continued on. I am so very glad that I did not just give up after my first major fall. Thanks you youngwoman6703 and kittycat22 for your encouragement. IT honestly was the biggest help to get me to today. I know that I can do this and I know it is right for me. I was surprised how relatively easy it was after the first day. On Monday I took and extra long lunch and ran over to Wal-mart to pick up some low calorie snacks for my lunch that I have taken to work every day. (pats self on back for the accomplishment) I actually was very surprised that I was able to satisfy my cravings with much healthier choices. I still have all of the 'junk' food in my house and I have yet to actually miss it. It is right there at my finger tips and I am so happy that I have had the will power to just leave it alone and grab something else to eat. I am starting to feel what it is like to eat because I need to and not because I want to. It is such a horrible trap to fall into. 'I'm bored so therefore I will eat' has now been replaced with making icons or reading. It is nice to feel hungry and satisfy the hunger and not over eat because it is there. I am very proud of myself for this past week. It was a huge step in the right direction. There is one thing that I need to start doing and that is exercise. I must start some kind of routine with this. I used to walk almost everyday last time I did the whole healthy eating thing. I either need to do this again or find some other way to get my exercise in.

Things that I have purchased that I LOVE.
Mini Delights by Quaker. They come in three different flavors Cinnamon Streusle, Chocolate Drizzle and Buttered Popcorn. Have not tried the Buttered Popcorn yet but the other two. OMG they are so good and one pack has 90 calories in it and is just enough to satisfy my sweet tooth.
Soya Crisps also by Quaker. Come in two different flavors BBQ and White Cheddar. I have tried both but I love the BBQ for a serving it is 110 calories and again give me the salty satisfaction.
Salad spritzers by Wish Bone. I always used to drown my salad in dressing and then when I realized that for a serving of ranch dressing I am consuming 80 calories. I was putting 3 servings on my salad. Salas Spritzers are 1 calorie per spray and I use between 10 and 15 sprays on an average salad. The best alternative to regular dressings. I love this stuff!

I have also looked for nice dinner alternatives. I cooked my first fish dinner. Weeeeeee...It was yummy too. I think we will be eating a lot more fish in the future. Low calories high protein. Very excited about my new found cooking alternatives.

This whole first week has been like a treasure hunt. Trying to find the right kind of food and making a choice between the stuff that I want and what the things my body needs. It has been fun to say the least.

On Saturday La Rae and I went over to his sisters house for a family get-together. She can cook and cook she did. 2 different kinds of pasta salad, Sloppy Joe's, shrimp, sweet and sour chicken, cheese cake, spinach dip and so much more. I knew going there was going to be a hard calorie count but I managed to eat in small portions. I got two plates while there but both times I took small amounts of each thing. When I cam home I tried the best I could to calculate the approx calorie intake that I may have consumed and I either came in just at my allowance or a little above. I walked away from the day feeling good. I did not over do things which I would have done in the past and I paced myself. Even though I did not have a single healthy food I know that I did not fail myself either. I just watched very closely when I ate something.

All in all a very good week. I am happy with how it went. Except for the pictures that I took with my great Nephew who is 6 months old. I look like a fat heifer and I am not to happy with that, but my hope is to not look like that. I think that this is one of my biggest hurdles to hop over. Pictures! I don't like how I look in them.
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