Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Weigh-In Wednesday - 4 Weeks Into Diet

weigh-in wednesday
diagnosis: high cholesterol
clinical goal: intake of less than 200mg cholesterol per day to reduce bad cholesterol by 10/20/11
personal goal: drop 20 lbs by 10/20/11

First, I am participating in a massive giveaway over at Naptime Diaries.  You should swing by and check it out.  There's lots of awesome stuff to be won!

Back on July 20, 2011, I posted a personal plea to all my blog-world friends for healthy recipes, tips, websites, etc. after I had been diagnosed with fairly high cholesterol.  I'm still willing to take suggestions, so please link up in the comments here!!

I am still using MyPlate to help me track everything that's going into my mouth.  But I have to be honest.  This was a very difficult week for me.  I am an "emotional" eater at times.  This past week has been very stressful and emotional.  I did not have a good week.  We had the emotions over the whole medicaid nursing hour cut-back thing.  Then we had the 10th anniversary of the passing of our baby boy.  As we do each year, we have a little small family celebration with a nice dinner and cake.

I've had good reasons for eating atypical meals this past week, but I'm so bummed out now.  I feel ashamed.  This really stinks.  I did manage to keep my cholesterol in check, though, so that's good, right?!

results (as of 8/17/11):
actual weight lost/gained this week: GAINED 0.4 lbs (I am not happy about this at all)
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actual weight lost/gained since 7/20/11: a total of 10.15 lbs LOST!!
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accountability on cholesterol intake: I am still very  successfully keeping my intake under 200mg per day; most days, it's even under 100mg per day!
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I am still exercising by doing a lot of Wii Fit.  Once again, I have increased the time spent each morning doing the exercises.  Most days I'm doing about 35 minutes, but I'm trying to hit 40 or even slightly above now.

I had reached the half-way point for my 20 lb personal weight loss goal last week, but this week has just been bad for me.  I'm just so unhappy about it all.

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