Sunday, August 14, 2011

Slim Down Sunday Meme - Week 5

Heartfelt HomeschoolingWhether you want to lose 10 pounds, 20 pounds or 100 pounds – it always helps to have support from those around you.

Goal – lose 20 pounds   
Pounds Lost (Week 4) – Down 1 pound - 13 total...

How it Went This Week:
In keeping with my crazy weeks theme, my husband hit a deer and my son broke his foot.  Lots of running around getting things fixed, but not much focus on weightloss technique.

I have to say I'm OK with the one pound even though I've been really good food wise this week.  My body tends to lose a little, lose a little, and then drop (lather, rinse, repeat).

Unfortunately, all my designs around exercise, water, doctor, etc. haven't been followed. 
Still no energy, but that's nothing new. 

I can actually see my body changing a bit, and that is exciting!  How about you?  Do you look in the mirror and see where your body is starting to shed weight?  One thing I notice is my arms and legs slimming a bit.  That's also the first area I notice when I gain weight.  It's nice to have a little visual verification.

What’s my Plan for this Week:
I have a lot to accomplish this week getting ready for starting school on the 22nd, so I'm not going to start making promises I won't keep.

However, that being said, the weather is cooling a bit, and I AM going to get into the habit of that one mile walk each night.  Mark my words ladies!  At least five miles will be walked by next Sunday!!! 

I have fallen in love with tomatoes!  Did you know a regular tomato is only thirty or so calories!  Yum!  I dice up an entire tomato, add a handful of baby carrots, a splash of fat free balsamic viniagrette and have a feast.  Yum! 

Also - Vlasic whole pickles claims on the jar that they are calorie free.  I find that hard to believe, but if they are really low in calorie, they definitely help with my salt cravings without going to crackers and starting that whole carb consumption that makes me ravenous.  So, those are my snacks/meals for this week.

Finally, I'm really enjoying YoCrunch 100 Calorie packs in cheescake flavor.  Vanilla yogurt with graham sprinkles.  A safe indulgence.

How about you?  What are those foods that you enjoy that help you stay on track without feeling like you are being deprived?


  1. You're doing great April. I like to keep Luna or Mojo bars on hand for times when it's busy and I don't know what to eat. I eat SmartPop popcorn (not almost every day...helps with the munchies and is low in calories.

    I also enjoy eating Lay's baked potato chips (I weigh 1 oz) with a sandwich at lunch time.

  2. Hi Karen,

    LOVE Baked Lays! I also like Orville Reddenbacher's 100 calorie kettle corn packs. You're right - they help stave off hunger. :-)


  3. Hi April.

    Well done!! Fantastic job. Did not link this week (or blogged) as we had a death in our NZ family which was very sad.

    Will hopefully link up again on Sunday.


  4. Elizabeth,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one!



  5. just came across your blog and meme. I'll be participating this week as I'm in the process of losing 40 pounds. It'll be fun and encouraging to check in with all of you! I always keep almonds around and trail mix - just a little is enough to curb cravings.


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