Friday, January 17, 2014

Bi-Weekly Weigh In - January 22, 2014

*going back to bi-weekly weigh ins to keep me motivated*

Starting BMI:  27.0 (computed here)
Height:  6'1"
Starting weight: 205 lbs
Goal weight:  180 lbs (for now)

Previous weight: 202
Current weight: 196.5

Last BMI: 26.6
Current BMI: 25.9
Goal BMI:  23.7

Pounds Lost: 5.5
Total Pounds Lost:  8.5
Pounds until goal:  16.5

1.  Reiterate my goal(s) and where I stand in reference to this goal.

- I am doing pretty good on my calorie intake focus.  Now I need to work on my exercise focus.
- Focus on end goal and building willpower.  Put off and put away the junk food and empty calories.  I want to be healthy and eat healthy so that I can teach my children good habits as well.
- We have been in the middle of an FET IVF cycle (frozen embryo transfer) this month.  I'm not sure how the medications involved will or have affected my weight and I don't want to be doing anything too far above and beyond my norm in case of it being harmful to our chances.

2.  Discuss what I am going to do to achieve my goals.

-  I started using MyFitnessPal with the New Year (ask me for my username if you need a buddy)
-  I will follow up on my thyroid medicine if needed.
-  Work towards getting some exercise in each week and then increasing this.
-  Signed up for Bountiful Baskets in my area again (more fruits and veggies) 
-  I will only eat one refined sugar type sweet/dessert each week
-  I will do my best to not bring sweets into my home; grocery shop smart
-  I will learn more about portions and portion control
-  Drink more water; drink water when I want to snack; No more soda

3.  Try to motivate others to join in on trying to become more healthy.

-  Jeff is doing a "biggest loser" type competition at work.  I hope this helps us motivate each other.  I still want to learn more on portions and weight watcher type advice from my good friend.

4.  Post a (reasonably healthy) recipe that I've tried, a cooking tip, a new idea for working out, a photo update of my weight loss or anything else I feel like sharing.

Taco Soup in a Can

1 lb ground beef (85% lean for calorie calculation)
1 can Kidney Beans
2 cans Black Beans
1 can Diced Tomatoes
1 can Green Chilis
1 package Frozen Corn
1 package Ranch dressing mix
Sour Cream (optional)
Shredded Cheese (optional)

This is super yummy as soup on it's own.  I calculated the calories on MyFitness Pal and was surprised that it's not horrible for you.  I also love to use it as a nacho topping.  Drain the water off of chosen amount once you heat it up and then drop the contents over a plate of nachos.  Add sour cream or guacamole and you are set for a delicious dish from leftovers.

Servings (approximation)
10 - 1 cup servings
Calories per serving:  290 calories per cup (via MyFitness Pal recipe calculator)

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