Friday, July 9, 2010

And the Verdict is...

Down 1 lb :)

And I'll take it. So after stressing about switching the meeting time from Thursday morning to Thursday evening, it turns out that I still lost 1 lb this week, yay! I have to admit after my pitiful loss last week of .4 lbs, I lost some faith in my ability to lose weight. However, I feel much better now that I lost a pound and I am slowly but steadily on the way towards reaching my goal.

Yesterday at the meeting, we discussed the importance of fruits and vegetables, which coincides with my goal this week of getting at least 4 servings of them per day. For me, the hardest part about getting my servings of fruits and vegetables (during the day at least) is that doing so involves PLANNING on a regular basis. I would have to go to the grocery store to buy the fruits and vegetables, and then decide which to eat with each meal/ how to prepare them, etc...However, that's just what I'm going to have to do from now on. Because that's what HEALTHY PEOPLE DO.

You know, I was reading an article about a woman who successfully lost nearly 100 pounds. She said that as soon as she joined WW, she started acting like a "skinny person" would act and making decisions that a "skinny person" would make. And before she knew it, she had transformed into one of them. That's how change happens. You start consciously deciding to be something different, and all of a sudden all those little actions--skipping ice cream, going for walks, eating fruits and vegetables--add up and you become a new person.

So, I feel confident that if I consciously make "healthy" decisions on a regular basis, pretty soon I will transform into a healthy person. After all, this blog is called Katie's Way to Healthy for a reason ;) So...on that note, I am going to try desperately to find a fruit/ vegetable to eat with my staple breakfast of peanut butter and honey on a bagel thin.

Happy Friday everyone!


  1. What about just adding a banana or half a banana to your normal breakfast and that's one fruit serving right there. Some other good breakfasts I like are:
    - yogurt with fruit and fiber one
    - oatmeal with fruit on top
    - banana mixed into oatmeal

    Just some ideas. Another good thing to do is to get veggies on the weekends that you like, and prep them on Sunday so they're ready to just grab and go. You can add a side of baby carrots, broccoli, or celery to your lunch for 0 points and you get a veggie knocked out plus you get more food for "free".

    CONGRATS ON THE ONE POUND!!!! That's awesome! :)

  2. hey, just found your blog and love this post!

    I think you're onto something. Sometimes I think that way when exercising. I say "The people doing this everyday are thin/fit. I just have to keep at it." It also reminds me of the book "the secret" that say if you "imagine it and act like it" it will come to you.

    It's not hard for me to get veggies now that I eat them a lot... i CRAVE them.