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Weekly Weigh In

I seem to have hit a plateau over the past few weeks.  I broke 180 once and after the beach (now 3 weeks ago) I can’t see to get back under it again.  Technically Friday night the scale showed me under at 179.6 however that was after 24 hours with a rough stomach bug so it shouldn’t really count.  By Sunday it was back to 180.6.  So here I sit with another week and no loss.  It steals your thunder a bit after a few weeks.

Last week I exercised 4 times before the stomach bug hit, so now that I’m back to 100% the goal is 5 times this week.  I’m also planning a meal plan to help me not struggle at dinner time.  Lately we’ve been having nice family meals, but that means more calories.  It’s hard to eat something different from everyone else, so this week they will join me with no starches and only green sides.  Bring on the happy campers…

 This weeks weigh in numbers:

Starting Weight (14 weeks ago): 202
Last Week: 180.4
Current Weight: 180.6
Goal Weight: 165

My meal plan for the next week:

Breakfast (pick 1):
Nature Valley Protein Bars (190 calories)
Special K Frozen Sandwich (170-210 calories)

Lunch (rotate between):
Bistro Salad Bowl Kits (170-210 calories)
Sea Cuisine Entree (170-200 calories) with broccoli or asparagus
Smart Ones Frozen Meal

Grilled Salmon, Asparagus and Salad
Smart Ones Frozen Meal
Broiled Chicken, green beans and salad
Grilled Shrimp, with sautéed squash and green beans

I am traveling for two days to Alabama so those will be the eat salad days or my favorite grilled chicken nuggets and super food salad from Chick Fil A.  I will report at loss next week even if I end up running 15 miles and exercising 3 times I day.  This plateau is not my stopping point, only a small detour!

I hope some of you had a much better week on scale than I did.  How did it go?  Have any favorite lunch time meals I can add to the mix (that’s probably a bigger struggle than dinner some days)?

    • Wendy Bouton

      hang in there! You’re doing great!

    • Kristan

      I hate hitting the plateaus. But I have learned to just let go and eat regular for a couple days then go back to cutting calories. Sort of like shocking your body I guess. I’ve discovered it works for me. You don’t want to go crazy and eat everything in sight or you’ll undo all your hard work. I started doing it on my own then read a book about it that backed it up…Carb cycling by Chris Powell. Kind of made me feel better when an expert backed up what I already knew worked for me :) I had told everyone I would share my weight loss for the month. I lost 16 lbs last month! I have been thrilled! Thanks again for these posts. I look forward to them each week and they keep me motivated. You can do it. I can do it. We can all do it. :)

    • Lori

      So proud of you Jenny. Don’t concentrate so much on the weight, it’s just a number. Besides, if you are gaining muscle, that’s more important. Judge by how you feel and how your clothes are fitting. Muscle weighs more than fat. Now go FLY (Finally loving yourself)

    • Annette Goodell

      make a salad with short cut chicken or turkey pieces, some meat will make you feel full longer

    • Rose Lorenzen

      Keep on trucking! I can eat lettuce and water and not lose…and garden for 2 hours and run 4 dogs a mile or 2…
      And then eat a candy bar and watch TV all day and lose 2 lbs….
      My goal is 140 ( should be less…I am 5’4) stuck at 162 for ages…now I am doing trimhealthymama and counting calories cause just one does not work for me..no carbs at dinner and eggs for breakfast…1280 calories…so we’ll see…
      Great recipes in Skinny Suppers book by Brooke Griffin.
      Turkey taquitos tonight!

    • Melissa

      I hit a wall as well. Started eating stuff I knew I shouldn’t – gained .5 this weekly weigh in. I’ve been around the same for 4 weeks.

      A breakfast option – italian toast (kind of a bread shaped thicker melba toast) with a Tbsp. PB and a banana. I also like sesame melba toast with laughing cow cheese wedge and fruit.

      The Publix brand part skim mozzarella string cheese is a help for mid morning or afternoon snack. I am back with that since it worked early on for me.

      I too, have to watch carbs – when I cut them severely (but not completely) I seemed to do much better.

      We bought the boneless pork chops from Zaycon and they have been great – we just grill them and have a veggie. I can’t eat chicken all the time and neither can my husband. We even like a grilled hamburger patty with a side salad.

      Hang in there and keep pressing on!