TT Thursday : 9th week weight loss challenge

TT Thursday : 9th week weight loss challenge

sorry guys, haven’t been good this week on the weight loss challenge so have been stuck between 232 and 233 all week.  I didn’t lose weight but didn’t gain either. I’ve had a little red wine, and ate good food and each morning had latte made with whole milk. I’ll be driving home tomorrow though so I should be back on track starting on Saturday.  I  had really good Thai food tonight including papaya salad, one of my favorites.  Lori treated.  Although to be fair,Thai food is not that fattening I don’t think and I only had a few spoonfuls of rice withe the curry.  Yummy food.

The other thing I’ve noticed is that my scale is inconsistent –it depends a lot on where I put it.  I tried it in the parking log– a  slant — and it said I was 185.  Boy do I wish it were true.  Tried it indoors and it said 233.  So….

Since I’ve been busy and haven’t had time to pull a post together, I thought this week, I’d just introduce a few blogs.

My HealthyWage coach Kate M. pointed out this article about plateaus and weight loss. Plateaus are a part of weight loss so I think I’ll be needing this soon — maybe once I get home.

Getting past a weight-loss plateau  : Just because your weight loss has stalled, don’t revert to bad habits. These tips can help you restart your weight-loss plan.
By Mayo Clinic Staff

Noteworthies from the Healthywage Pinterest choices:

18 Skinny Salads for a Low Calorie Meal
Written by Ann Majeski, The Dish,  July 17, 2014

10 Ways to Snack Smarter
By: Lisa Valente, M.S., R.D., Eating Well

Salad-In-A-Jar 101: How to Make Mason Jar Salads + 4 Fool-Proof Salad in a Jar Recipes
by Cassie, Wholefully, April 8, 2013

Other noteworthies:

25 Healthy Lunches For People Who Hate Salads (Updated)
Meal Prep on Fleek

11 Easy Lunch Recipes You Can Make in 5 Minutes (or Less!)
Ashley Tyler, Brit+Co, Jul 27, 2015

20 Healthy Dinners You Can Meal Prep on Sunday
Written by Allyson Fulcher, The Everygirl, February 18, 2017

Thanks for popping by and I hope you find one of these links interested you.



From Amazon:  Because I’m single, I’m always looking for “Cooking for One” or “Cooking for Two” cookbooks and now that I want to change how I am eating, I am looking for ones focuses on healthy

Easy and Healthy Weeknight Meals for Two: 50 Great Dinner Ideas by Ivan Grant

Healthy Cookbook for Two: 175 Simple, Delicious Recipes to Enjoy Cooking for Two

Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook for Two: 100 “Fix-and-Forget” Recipes for Ready-to-Eat Meals by Pamela Ellgen

Amazon disclosure: “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.”

HealthyWage Disclosure:  I am signed up as a HealthyWage affiliate.  If you join through the links above, I’ll get a commission.  However, they also have a friends link, if you join up by clicking this friends link, it adds a $40 to your HealthyWager award if you complete your goal and $40 to my HealthyWager award if I complete my goal.  We don’t get the $40 if we fail.  I think the $40 is for HealthyWager challenges only and not the other ones like the 6% individual challenge or the team challenge. The HealthyWage affiliate link doesn’t matter if anyone succeeds but there is no benefit for the friend, just for the affiliate no matter what kind of challenge they join. I think joining through the friends link also lets you view your friend on the dashboard: you’ll see their name and what % they’ve lost so far but not the actual weight.  That’s private unless you make it public.



17 Replies to “TT Thursday : 9th week weight loss challenge”

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  2. Don’t get discouraged! You are right, plateaus are part of weight loss as your body adjusts to the new routines and calorie intake. The scale will budge again! Just keep the course and try not to stress out about the number. How do you feel? How is your energy level? How are your clothes fitting? I am willing to bet that at least two out of the three of those answers will be something to encourage you ??

    1. I think my energy level is better. Definitely my knees feel better. And my clothes are getting baggy in the hip area. So those are all pluses. Pushes a finger into my tummy — still looking like the dough boy but it’s getting softer. Still stuck on the plateau but I think it’ll be better now that the scale is more consistent and I’ll be more in control of my food again. Fitbit said I walked 10,000 steps but that was the day I drove for 15 hours — it counts hand movements as steps i’m pretty sure but I’ll take it. Driving that long should count for something. My cats are happy to be back in Arizona. Thank you very much for your encouraging words. I really appreciate it.

  3. What is quick is not rarely the best thing, especially if it comes in a box or can! My ideal plan would always buy fresh veg, etc. etc. and make my own stuff. Probably more healthy and cheaper, but time consuming! All these blogs to read and comment on, and so listtle time!!!

    1. I am still doing quick I think but healthier. Instead of a nuke box, I throw some fresh blueberries into yogurt. I agree quick is not the best thing. I can cook from a cookbook but not from the top of my head. Yeah, I agree — trying to catch up on my comments now — so little time. I agree with you that cooking is time consuming — and you have to clean up afterwards but I do adore cookbooks. I bought like 10 in California

  4. Best thing with scale positioning I have found is to always keep it in the same place, and always try to weigh yourself at the same time, or is it weigh myself at the same time. “Cooking for One” is something I do not care for myself. Problem is I don’t start making anything until I am hungry, and I starve while making it!

    1. yeah, i agree about the scale. I had a great place at home. It’s hard to know here where I’m at because I do notice it is so different from spot to spot. I guess I’ll find out the damage once I get home. I am like you on the making when I’m hungry — then I reach for something quick.

  5. You’ve enjoyed your week and I think you should weigh yourself on that slant. I like that number way better.

    Now I’m hungry for Thai food.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

    1. Me too! I do love that number on the slant!

      Thai food is great! especially in California.

      Hope you’re having a great weekend on the water

  6. traveling makes it much more complicated to eat healthy. Can be done. Also, can make exercise a bit harder to come by. All those routines being disrupted–even if for a good cause. I’ve found if I really focus hard on keeping my water intake up things go better. Stay cool!

    1. I bought a bunch of water. I am still eating healthier than I did before I started. I will generally choose a noncarb dish and one with vegetables when I have the option. Being where I am, with vegetables is easy as they always do have vegetarian options. But everything seems to be with carb and I am eating more, probably back to the levels of before I started. Not that it was much — i used to eat two meals a day and I am back to that. I am exercising more. The bathroom is up the hill from where I am sleeping. when you have to go, you have to go and it doesn’t matter if it’s up a steep hill and the middle of the night. Well maybe exercising the same amount but adding a hill because I used to walk to the bus stops in Tucson but it’s all flat. I just feel out of control. It’s weird how saying no to food feels rude — In Tucson, I can retreat to my home, not go out and then I don’t have to refuse food from friends. I can refuse 2-3 times but it seems like around the 4 or 5th time,the rudeness adds up for me and I cave. I find the social aspect of food interesting — about the time I cave, friends start to change and offer healthier food. So there is a middle ground that begins to happen. I was given a beautiful platter of fruit for the morning. All chopped up. Watermelon, melon, apple. So happy!

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