Monday, 26 January 2009

Monday Weighty Matters And Wishes For Sunshine And Lemonade

Some good news this week....

First week of the change in my eating habits and the scales, this morning, showed that I had lost 3 pounds. I was very happy :-)

As a visual ... here is 3 pounds of butter out of my fridge.

Just imagine those babies melted in a pool round your feet. Not a pretty image !!

This past week, of being on my 'I'm Not On A Diet', went pretty well.

I made sure I had my daily fix of 7 servings of fruit and veges.

I ate things like shrimp in a cream sauce. However, I just had a SMALL portion and loaded up the rest of my plate with salad.

I kept myself hydrated, which tends to be a bit of a struggle with me.

I think it also helped, that I ate food that had a decent amount of fibre in it....cereals, whole wheat bread, etc.

My husband does not like whole wheat pasta, so I snuck the fibre in by using this range of pasta.

It has 6 grams of dietary fibre, calcium and it tastes just like ordinary pasta. :-)A great idea if you want to increase the amount of fibre in your family's diet and you have a hubby and kids that turn their noses up at whole wheat products. Sometimes it's good to be sneaky!!

I also found these, at the supermarket, this weekend. They taste really good and are going to be ideal for a snack at school.

Dark Chocolate Almond is my favourite !!

I'm still rather limited to what I can do, exercise wise, because of my knee. However, I have managed some walks, wearing my knee brace. I'm going to increase my distance, as my knee allows. At the moment it's sort of a speed limp. :-)

The other good news is that we got some much needed rain and snow this weekend.

The trees and bushes looked really pretty with a light dusting of snow. Unfortunately it had melted by later in the afternoon...


I just found out that a blogging friend of mine, Kat at Sunshine and Lemonade is in need of prayers and many good thoughts. Her husband Michael had an aneurysm this weekend. He has had surgery and he is now stable.

Please keep Kat, Michael and their two girls, Katie and Madalyn in your prayers and thoughts.


The Fat Girl said...

OMG congrates on the weightloss what a fab start.

Toia said...

Congratulations on losing 3 lbs. I never thought of 3 pounds being the same as 3 sticks of butter. Wow!! Talk about an eye opener!!

I pray for your strength and determination on your weight loss journey.

Thanks for sharing!!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on the weight loss! Keep up the good work!!

Chris H said...

WEll done on the loss, I hope your friend's husband makes a full recovery.
Queen Street: arcades still there, didn't see a pie cart! LUCKILY~!

John Deere Mom said...

Congrats! Sounds like you are doing great on your not on a diet diet! :) Love the butter pic...very good visual!

Sandra said...

Karen -- Great start to your "not a diet!"

I have marked off my calendar and I can be at my goal if I just lose ONE POUND a week from now until our anniversary in June. So, that is my goal -- at least 1 lb. every week. Sounds attainable, don't you think? We'll see.

But, this post was inspiring to me. Keep it coming and, of course, I'll keep reading! :)

The Me/ The Wife/ The Mom said...

Great job!

I'm hoping to pick up some of your success!

I've sent along a blog award..pick it up when you get the opportunity!

Jen B. said...

Congrats on the 3 lbs! I'll be praying for Kat's hubby.