Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Weight Loss Wednesday - snack ideas

Oh man, can I please tell you that I almost forgot to post this Weight Loss Wednesday??! All morning I thought it was the 4th, and then all afternoon I was it hit me right after spin class tonight that it's WEDNESDAY! and I get to share that I lost another pound! It hit me also today that with that pound lost I have officially lost 25lbs (!) since I started to try and lose weight in October. Ya-frickin-hooooooo! I do still have a looooong way to go, but I'm happy to be that far in my journey. It's funny because I think that in the past I have gotten to this point where I'm seeing some progress but I have gotten frustrated by the amount I have to lose and give up. This time though, I have a distinct goal - so many cute dresses I want to wear! (And yes, Kristin, I know that technically I could wear them now - but it wouldn't look cute right now)
My friend Brooke noticed today that I had lost weight, I haven't seen her in a couple of weeks. That was nice to have someone else notice also. All the ladies I work with are super supportive, they always have something encouraging to say as well. And, it's nice to know that in the blog community there are others working towards goals alongside me :)
Jennifer was saying in her post that she was looking for some low-cal snacks. I am a huge fan of the 94% fat free microwave popcorn. I also enjoy the 100 calorie snacks that are pre-packaged - I usually get something cookie-ish because I have a sweet tooth! I also like to get sugar free jello and make a big batch and then pour them into the 1 or 2 cup sized gladware containers as I'm making them. One regular size package I think is 40 calories for the entire box, so when you divide it up as you're making it then each 1 cup thing is only 10 calories! And it's fat free. That's like nothing practically. What else I like to do (and this could be something everyone in the entire world knows but I didn't until last year when I saw my friend Sherry, who used the most fit person ever do it)......big breath for that run on sentence! Okay - when I buy celery I immediately clean it up, chop it up and put it in a tupperware in water. Then, I can just grab it and eat it conveniently! I was surprised exactly how much I really do like celery! Sometimes I'll dip it in a little fat free italian dressing ( I hate ranch) and that gives a little zing.


Jenna Z said...

Congrats on the official 25 pound milestone! That is excellent!!

roseylittlethings said...

Yippeee for you! 25 lbs is a great accomplishment! Keep up the good work!!!!