Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Project 10: Another Pound Gone!

I've lost another pound, which makes a total of 5 since I started Project 10. I owe it all to My Fitness Pal. Recording my food, knowing other people can see what I ate, and seeing what other people are eating is helping me eat less. I love the app! (And website. I do a lot of it on the computer, not just my phone).

However. I've noticed that i'm still going slightly over my calorie allotment for each day. I'm also slowly eating more junk each day. I'm rationalizing the junk by saying "Well, as long as I stay close to my calorie goal, it's ok." But to compensate for the junk, i'm eating less fruit, veggies, lean mean and whole grains. Which is not what I wanted when I started this project. Yes, I wanted to lose weight and i'm accomplishing that goal. But I also wanted to eat healthy so that I would feel better, have more energy, and be a positive role model for my children.

So what I need to do now is find a balance. Figure out a way to incorporate more healthy foods, stay within my calorie goal range for each day, drink more water (another healthy habit that has slipped lately) and cut out some of the junk. I think that I can do it! I mean, I don't need to split a donut with Stephanie every time we hit Dunkin!

On the plus side, i'm snacking SO MUCH LESS than I ever have before. This is a huge success for me. Yay!

I would love to hear how some of you incorporate "treats" into your daily menu without going overboard. And feel free to share your successes. We can celebrate together. :)

As always, thank you to Stephanie from Stephanie's Mommy Brain for putting this project together. If you're a blogger and have a health or fitness post, feel free to link up below! I make a point to read every post that is linked and do my best to comment on them.


  1. You're a rockstar!! Congrats on another pound gone!! :D

  2. Five pounds is an awesome milestone! Proud of you!!! I'm trying to incorporate treats that have protein - like if I want something salty I'll eat pretzels, but with hummus. I've also found, if I don't have junk food around me, I really don't crave it. And when I do crave it, I indulge. But if I had snacks around me all the time, forget it.

  3. 5 pounds is great! Way to go! My Fitness Pal is also working for me. I even convinced my hubby to sign up. :)

    For incorporating treats I've started asking myself if this food is worth spending calories on. It helps walk away from the junk. I'm also learning I don't have to eat all of it. I can eat half now and save the rest, I can eat a half-serving, or I can eat part and throw the rest away.

    For example, I've been enjoying plain greek yogurt with granola and fruit for breakfast. Half a serving of yogurt (1/2 cup) and granola (1/3 cup) mixed with a whole banana will keep me full from 8-11 am. I'll be hungry at noon but I think that's a good thing. I'd forgotten what if felt like to be hungry.

  4. I am finding that I don't have to eat treats every day. I have been saving it for one or 2 days a week. That way I can eat a substantial trat that will satisfy my sweet tooth without having to fit it into each day!


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