Thursday, May 6, 2010


I thought it was time to update on my weight loss status.  I am still at 20lbs down, but I wanted to let you know how I have been doing it. 

I found this great website calorie counter it is a blessing.  You can track everything you eat, all your exercise and weight loss trends.  It truly is amazing. 

Over the past few months I have learned to only eat what my body needs, not just what I want.  I used to eat whenever I wanted with little regard to whether I actually needed to eat.  Now I eat when my body is hungry, I eat to live.  I no longer live to eat.  It is very freeing to be able to say what I just said. 

My day usually start with coffee, and then moves on to food.  Sometimes I will choose to eat fruit in the morning, like an orange.  They are sweet, have fiber and seem to make my morning even better.  There are times I will have two eggs scrambled with salt and pepper, then I put it on toasted sandwhich thins...they are only 100 calorie bread thins.  This makes a good breakfast!  For lunch I will have a huge salad (just greens) and a boneless, skinless chicken breast, with Newman's Own Low Fat Sesame Ginger Dressing, only 35 calories for 2 tbsp.  Dinner is something similar to lunch. 

I do buy snacks, but they are the healthy snacks.  For example; Laughing cow cheese (35 cals), special k bars (90 cals), a hersheys nugget w/almonds (1 @40 cals), a half cup of low fat cottage cheese (80-100 cals), these are all healthy low fat snacks that won't undo all your hard work.  One other thing I just love to snack on is good old Edemame (soybeans), I buy a bag of frozen and when I am in the mood for something salty and yummy I thaw some out and snack on those, now that's what I'm talkin' about!

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

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Momma Fargo said...

You go! Great job on the weight loss and thanks for the info.


Great Job, I am on the Paul McKenna regime not only does it lose weight but you gain confidence and makes you a more positive person, One can eat what they like providing you FEEL really hungry, you eat conciously by chewing your food at least 20 times, you put your knofe and fork down while you chew and you stop when you feel full even if you have food left on your plate.
It works, a few years ago I got to my idea weight then I moved back to the UK, SON WAS DIAGNOSED
with cancer , the weight piled back on because of comfort eating but am back on the regime and feeling great.

Take care and good luck.

Ellie said...

Hi Shannon,
I find I feel best eating the Zone way of eating. I do want to remind you, that soy should only be consumed in small doses. It interacts with the thyroid meds. I causes them not to be as effective.
Soy is in everything, bread, crackers, cookies, candy, pbutter,
some soft drink products, etc.
I am allergic to soy; I get hives and
anxiety. I know when I have had too much! I am amazed how little Dr's tell their patients about soy and the thyroid. Maybe they don't know. I have found out the hard way. You can't take a calcium supplement in the morning or drink orange juice w/calcium, it interacts with thyroid meds. Take your muti-vitamin mid day, iron, reacts with your meds. You can have small doses of soy, but not in the morning, your meds need to be absorbed. You need to wait, one hour after you take thyroid meds for them to be the most effective. You can only have water!!! There is soybean oil in almost all chips, anything processed. I think there will be more thyroid disease in the future. We have got overboard with it. If you eat fast food, they put it in your burgers as a filler. It might be easier to lose weight without soy!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good job, Shannon!
I drink a lot of water - sometimes over 100 ounces a day. Usually when people think they are hungry, they are actually thirsty. And when one is full of water, one isn't hungry!

Gregg said...

Good for you! Sounds like a good regime for you.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Keep up the good work!
We avoid bringing bad snacks into the house - that way when we go on a munchie binge, it's not all junk. Plus it helps that I don't eat chocolate.

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