Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wednesday Weigh-In is back

I figured out how to switch my weight tracking day on Weight Watchers to Wednesday, that is what I plan to do from now on. I've always had Wednesday as a weigh-in day (only because that was the day of the week I started losing weight).

I don't know when or why I stopped doing formal weigh ins, but I think it was when I broke my jaw. I only did it sporadically after that, but I'd like to start doing it every week again. I always record my weight, my body fat percentage, and my waist measurement. I just weighed in on Sunday, so I wasn't expecting much, but here goes:
142.5 pounds (-1 since Sunday); 24.7% body fat; waist=27"


Jerry is working the day shift now, and he had today off work, so after the boys went to school, it was just the two of us. I had a 6-mile run on the schedule, so I got it done as soon as the kids left for school. I did the exact same route as Monday's run, and I had the same goal--to have even splits (maintain a consistent pace).

Monday's run was so great, and left me feel like I wanted more, so I was hoping to mimic that. And thankfully, I felt fantastic today as well! I didn't even glance at my Garmin, I just listened to my podcast and tried to zone out.

When I got back to the house, I stopped to stretch, and felt amazing. I think it's a combination of tapering (running fewer miles) and the fall weather. It's perfect! I just really hope that I have a run like this during the marathon. I looked at my splits, and they weren't nearly as consistent as Monday, but they weren't horribly far off, either:
After I showered, Jerry and I went to a new thrift store that opened recently. I bought a few things, and maybe I'll take pictures after I've washed them, but nothing that was a super great find. We had to stop at Kroger for eggs on the way home, and that led to browsing around. I pointed out to Jerry that they now have my former-favorite ice cream in a single serving size cup. I say "former" favorite because it was what I ate when I was obese... Chocolate Peanut Butter Haagen Dazs.
See how tiny? It's not even a half-cup--it's 3.6 fluid ounces. When I was obese, I used to eat a whole pint of this ice cream at least a few nights a week. I checked out the nutrition stats to see how many PointsPlus the little container would be:
Yes, that reads 310 calories and 21 grams of fat (9 of which are saturated) in that TINY LITTLE not-even-a-half-cup of ice cream!!

This calculated out to 8 PP. Not worth it. A cup that small is just a tease for me. ;)

I did find something that someone mentioned on my blog recently (Mary, I think...?). These breads:
Caramel Apple and Pumpkin Spice Swirl breads by Pepperidge Farm. These are seasonal, and I just had to try them. I usually keep bread like this in my freezer, and take out one slice at a time to toast for a snack or breakfast.

The Caramel Apple flavor is 3 PP, and the Pumpkin Spice is 2 PP--per slice. That seemed like a lot at first, but they are pretty thick slices, and probably the same amount of bread as a Bagel Thin, which I was spending 3 PP on. When I got home, I had a slice of the Caramel Apple one, and it was really good! I'm going to try the Pumpkin Spice one tomorrow for breakfast.

I love seasonal finds like this, but I hate that it's seasonal when I discover I love it! ;) Have you found any good seasonal items recently? Please share!

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  1. oh man, I'm going to have to see if they have those breads in my area. The pumpkin spice flavour sounds great!

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  2. That is the tiniest ice cream tub in the world!!

    Those breads look great--living in Canada we do not have the fun choices in everything that you guys do but you are certainly inspiring a trip across the border. ;)

    Good for you for getting back to your formal weigh-ins. It is good to feel the accountability!!

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    1. Where in Canada do you live? I am just across the border to (in the US). :)

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    2. I am near the border too, but we refer to it as going "over the river", since we have to cross the Niagara River to get there. I am about 15 mins. from Niagara Falls.

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  3. Other than the mint m&m's that my husband and I gorge...I mean snack on during Christmas time, right now everything pumpkin! I am about to write a blog post about my favorite pumpkin cookie recipe with cream cheese frosting, have already done one about pumpkin oatmeal (which I know you are familiar with), and we just went apple-picking and made this delicious apple coffeecake with using just a little bisquick mix as the base. May not be the healthiest options (except for the oatmeal), but shew whee are they good :)

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  4. That bread looks yummy!!!! I found the pumpkin bagel thins. Your right the texture is a little off.

    My seasonal find is Hot Apple Cider coffee!!!

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  5. What do you use to measure your body fat? I like your three measurements. That's more/better data than just weight.

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    1. I use an Omron BF monitor. There is a link to it on my Favorite Things page (http://www.runsforcookies.com/p/favorite-things.html). I really like to use that now that I'm close to my goal weight, because even if my weight doesn't change, I can see that exercise is helping :)

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  6. I wanted to know that too. What do you use to measure body fat.
    That ice cream flavour sounds yum.
    Maybe next time when I go on a vacation I will try this..:)

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  7. I've never seen those breads before, sounds like a fun new product! I love seasonal items too, especially for fall.

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  8. My favorite fall seasonal food (besides freshly picked apples!) is Edy's pumpkin ice cream. Way fewer PP than the Hagen-Dazs (I think 3 or 4) :)

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    1. I LOVE Edy's Pumpkin ice cream!! I have to be careful with it, though. Last time I bought it, I ate the whole container in one day!

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  9. I spied those tiny containers of ice cream at walmart today, only they were Ben and Jerry's and when I held that little guy in my enormous hand and read the nutrition on it, I was shocked and reached the same conclusion you did- too many calories and just a tease!

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  10. I JUST bought the PF bread yesterday! It was on sale and with a coupon it was only $2 for the loaf. It will make the BEST stuffed french toast for Big Sunday Breakfast! Have you tried Thomas' pumpkin English muffins yet? They're good.

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  11. I'm loving the pumpkin English muffins right now. They are a lot softer than regular English muffins...a bit chewy, even. I haven't tried the bagel thins in the pumpkin flavor, but I have tried blueberry, and I wasn't a big fan of them.

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    1. The English muffins sound good! I haven't seen those, but will keep my eye out for them.

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  12. Weight Watchers did a study a few years back and found that most of the Lifetime members that kept the weight off weighed themselves daily. I thought that was an interesting find, and it makes sense. Anyway, I love the blog! Happy Fall Katie!

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  13. Pumpkin ale has become my new obsession. I LOVE it!

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  14. PF also makes pumpkin spice bagels, and apparently country crock makes pumpkin spice butter (but I haven't seen it yet.) The bagels are fantastic, but HUGE.

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  15. Cinnamon ice cream is usually offered this time of year. It is great on hot apple crisp or pie. But I don't buy it anymore.

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  16. Holy cow. Never have I regretted more being on a low-carb diet as I do after reading this. Chocolate and peanut butter? Yummy bread? Gaaah! Ah well.

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  17. My favorite seasonal treat is 7-Eleven Pumpkin Spice Lattes (216 cals for 12 oz-small). Has to be 7-eleven, the starbucks/dunkin' donuts aren't as good. It's an occasional treat as I don't like to drink my calories!!

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  18. Three Cedars Farm in South Lyon has the most incredible cider slushies. I look forward to them every fall. I even trade the donuts (which are also awesome) to be able to really enjoy that splurge. So freaking good.

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  19. My favorite is apple cider! I can drink gallon after gallon of it...usually one gallon a week. So far I've only had one half gallon...it's been hard. :)

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  20. Yes! Yes! The apple bread. With very, very sharp cheddar cheese. A. Mazing.

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  21. Okay, I weigh less than you but your waist is an inch smaller than mine. It stinks being pear-shaped! I will never fit into size 4 pants like you do. I try to focus on being active and eating well for my health and not so much for what the scale says. It helps me stay mentally sane that way so I don't get too depressed about my bottom-heavy body. Congrats on getting back on track and losing steady.

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  22. Tried those breads and I loved them. The brown sugar/cinnamon kind is my favorite though. Always toast them though to bring out the flavors and the scent is heavenly. (:

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