Friday, June 19, 2009

12 lbs!

Okay, so I am going to go ahead and post about the boring old weight loss struggles in the life of wee (I wish) blogstalker.

I have really started catching the bug for running again. I have gotten over the mental edge of giving up some sleep if necessary in order to run consistently. It of course has been revitalizing. I come home from a good run and my muscles feel tighter and the flab, while still visible feels attacked.

And then of course when you are felling good having had a good run, you sure don't want to zero out the effort with a bunch of bad eating and so my eating has gotten a little more on track. And what does it all mean?

I am officially (according to someone Else's scale) 12 lbs lighter than when I re-took back my self control and self esteem. Yay for me! But the journey is not a short one or one that ends when I reach the magic number. Wish me luck in the coming weeks!

So today's question is about healthy eating;

What 'good for you' snacks do you eat to put off that hunger pang between meals?
AND
What is the best way to keep a lapse in good eating from turning into a collapse?

Have a great day!

13 comments:

Shea said...

There's so many great snacks to tide you over!

I like roasted almonds, salted. Better for you without the salt, but hey- live a little! Congrats on the weight loss! Don't give up!

Ronda's Rants said...

I have become a Veggie person...I try really hard to keep lot's on hand and that is what I snack on or fruit!
Great job! You should be proud of yourself!

Mike said...

Keep posting about it. We'll be your support group.

Rhonda said...

Or, how do you stop the collapse that has already happened and tell yourself it was only a lapse and get back on track? Especially with a cast on one leg, a sweet tooth and no motivation?

Awesome on the weight loss!!! Do you get that runner's high I heard about?

Juliana said...

Cucumbers with lemon and lime. YUMO. I throw those 100 calorie snack backs at my hubby to help him. I honestly think that putting up a picture of yourself with how you want to look and at your heaviest and keeping it near the frig really helps. That is how I managed to lose all the baby weight and then some just by being reminded of where I was and where I wanted to go....

EmmaP said...

well, I am *new* to the world of running. I used to go in high school and college for *fun*... not exercise. As an Adult (post-weight gain) I only walked. I tried to run once or twice, but carrying this sort of weight was a lot different and harder on my knees. So i walked for years. While walking is good for the heart, it wont do much for weightloss without the great eating habits to go along too. So, NOW, i decided I want to RUN a 5k at the end of summer...i have started on the treadmill and as a beginner i walk 5 min, run 2, "rinse and repeat". And each week i will continue to add 1 min to the running part. I always do the three miles, and it feels great! you are right about that. I love running in the summer cause i also dont feel like snacking as much. I do keep lots of fruit on hand. the problem is the fresh produce is so much more $ than the el cheapo bag of chips, etc. Here is what I do with the "real" snacks. I find the healthier versions; the baked or light. Then i use the "snack-size" ziploc bags and divvy them up into the 100 calorie portions, (or the 1-pt, 2-pt WeightWatchers portions). THEN i stash the snacks way up high in a cabinet I never really use. It works for me... outta sight, outta mind. Then if i feel the munchies come on, I drink a 8 oz of water (or even crystal light) first. Sometimes, it takes the edge...and then if not, i know i can go to the "snack cabinet". But, i find that most times i don't. And on the days that I have a class or something that interrupts my running schedule, i get "antsy"... i feel like i NEED to be out there running...

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Great news, Blogstalker!

Fresh fruits, veggies are the best!

The hardest is to get into the rythmn of your workout. Do you have a running buddy? It helps!

Keep up the great work, Blogstalker! :))

Jenny said...

Way to go on the 12 lbs. I need to get up early and get back to working out in the morning.

I love to have honey on my oatmeal in the morning. As for snacks, well I still have not mastered that one yet.

MissKris said...

I guess I should check my Followers list on my Dashboard more often. A while back I accidentally deleted all of my favorite blog links, one of which was yours, and I have slowly built it back up again as people have come back to comment. I just found your site again! THIS time...now that I understand what reader services is all about, will put you THERE as well so I won't lose you again, HA! I've got a LOT of catching up to do!

hope42day said...

Congrats! I am still working on eating healthy snacks that get me through. I do find fruit salad is a good one . But still need more suggestions...I will be back to read more comments on this one.

Tulsi said...

Wow!! Way to go!! I know how difficult it is to loose weight by watching my husband. He eats a lot of celery dipped in a mix of some sort of concoction of vinegar, spices and sometimes italian dressing. Right now he eats a lot of rhubarb.

Night Owl Mama said...

Congrats on kicking off those 12 lbs. WTG that is fantastic. As far as snacking goes that is were life gets me. I snack when My kids snack, icecream, candy bars. Uuugh!!

The Mom said...

Wow this is a good post! Congrats on the 12 lbs that is great!
I like all the weight watcher tips, like apple with the fat free caramel, popcorn, gum, fat free graham crackers.

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