Saturday, May 9, 2009

Weigh in

Well, I have answered my question if I must give up nuts as well as coffee in order to lose weight. The answer is yes- putting a tablespoon of a seed/nut mix on a tossed salad, in spite of a week of exercise, eating on plan, no coffee, no diet soda is enough to make me gain. Big time.

Me -up 2.4
Hubby - down 0.8
son - up 3.2 ( obviously also cannot have nuts)

Back to the drawing board


JC said...

Girlfriend you are on a roller coaster aren't you. Nuts and seeds are something I have to leave alone but I've discovered decaf. coffees and teas or fine. Just keep trying different things. How much oil are you adding to your oatmeal. WW recommends only one tablesoon a day, I think, I really don't remember. I know it is a healthy oil but high in calories. Weight loss still comes down to calories in calories burned. Many of my friends have lost weight eating unhealthy foods the difference with me and them is that they never feel good. I know you will continued to seek out what works best for you and your family.

I've caught up on all your posts that I'm behind on. I so agree with your post on Biggest Loser. I so appreciate you sharing you life in you post. One big/huge thing I've gotten from biggest loser is the attitude when it comes to a challenge. Only Tara pictured herself succeeding in the last challenge. The others said things like "I'll never make it" "This will kill me" I can't stand that kind of talk. They set themselves up for failure with their words.

Thanks so much for the award. I feel so honored. It may be next week before I have it up but I'll let you know. I read your comment that I had it yesterday at work but didn't want to save it on that computer. I have tons to do today but maybe when the dust settles tonight I can do another post.

I hope you have a wonderful Mother's day. I so enjoy coming to visit you. Hey, my word verification word is "husha" so that is what I'm going to do.

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

I am learning to embrace the world of teas. Green tea is not decaf, but for whatever reason it reacts different in the body than the caffeine in coffee or soda ( it's a chemical structure thing with the4 plant it seems). With the oil it is 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Current WW guidelines are for 2 tsp healthy oils per day . We get one in the oatmeal and the other tossed on our dinner veggies. We include them for other reasons as well. My son is Autistic and the Omega 3 fatty acids were the one thing that helped to bring him enough into functionality to even begin to attempt weight loss.

One other factor may be at work here for us. I was looking over our food logs and it seems this week has been a high on the gluten side sort of week, and my son's behavior is showing this. We ate the Arnold's sandwich thins every day for lunch and had the Heartland high fiber pasta a couple of times with dinner. There has been a lot of work done with the affects of gluten on autism , and several who are not autistic have demonstrated negative affects from a high gluten diet. In thing like whole wheat crackers, brown rice and wheat berries it seems all is well, but if we eat this in the form of pasta or bread sort of things, there is trouble. I am going to try this week to see if cutting out coffee, soda, nuts AND those high gluten things helps both our weight and my son's autism. All I can do is try- because that is the only way I will succeed. Now that the Biggest Loser Blog edition is over, I don't feel so much pressure from our bodies operating in less than normal ways !