October Weight-Loss Challenge; Battle the Bulge Weigh-In, Week 2

Woo-hoo! It’s week two! Y’all still with me?

The Eating

This week I did a better job moderating what I was eating. One major thing I improved this week was my intake of raw vegetables. I had a salad with one of my meals almost every day (until I ran out of salad fixings.) 😛 I also included fresh fruits, at least half of them citrus so I could get my dose of vitamin C. On the other hand, one thing I really need to work on for next week is making sure I drink enough water and not too much sweet tea 😉

This week I stopped counting Weight Watcher points because the battery in my WW calculator died. 🙁 I did keep an eye on calories but I didn’t count them strictly. Mostly I exercised good judgment when assembling meals and putting food on my plate. I even indulged in homemade tortillas, homemade pizza, homemade soft pretzels, homemade bagels and homemade crackers. (Notice a trend here? I’m a BREAD person.) The key: Moderation.

The Exercising

Okay, confession time: – I only did a little exercise last week. That’s better than the previous week! I didn’t actually use any of my exercise videos, but I did grab 5 minutes here and 5 minutes there to do some floor exercises that I saw on The Biggest Loser. 😉 They’d get my heart rate going, and then I’d continue with the house cleaning while trying to stay busy and moving. On the other hand, we had an active weekend, between manning a yard sale and walking around for a few hours at a Pumpkin Fest. Surely that had to burn SOME calories – right?

The Weigh-In

My official weigh-in this morning? 176 lbs. Down 2 pounds. (It might have been 175 – down three! It’s kind of hard to tell on my old spring scale…) I may not be able to see exact numbers, but if the scale keeps going down – that’s good enough for me! 🙂

Online Resources

Browse this list of online resources for exercising tips, online videos, etc. If you have a favorite online tool that you use, tell me about it and I’ll add it to the list!

More Info

  • Get the details about this challenge HERE.
  • Join the challenge HERE.
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Joining In:

If you’re joining in or writing a weigh-in post (even if you do it later in the week,) leave me a comment with your post link and I’ll add your name here:

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Momma Knows
Momma Knows
October 13, 2008 4:35 pm

You need a Mr. Linky so you that all the posts would be linked to yours automatically! 🙂

October 16, 2008 8:37 am

Mine’s up! I’m down 2 lbs this week too…I see a trend! haha

Oh yeah, and house work and walking around a pumpkin’ fest? Totally count as exercise.


October 17, 2008 6:52 am

I am still doing the challenge, but I did not do my post this week.

Congratulations, everyone, on your progress!

October 13, 2008 9:30 pm

I am down 2 lbs as well! YAY! 🙂

October 14, 2008 6:43 am

Smile– I’m on track with my excersie program and feeling better already!

October 14, 2008 12:19 pm

Hey, a couple of pounds lost is a good loss. I’m weighing in Friday morning. Wish me luck!

Momma Knows
Momma Knows
October 14, 2008 5:35 pm

I forgot the post address!
And I’m down 1.8#!

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads
Karla @ Ramblin' Roads
October 19, 2008 3:53 pm

I am late joining in… but I walked for 30 minutes on the treadmill 3 days this week. My goal is to do it 5 times a week. I was out too late Friday night and had a migraine last night… but hopefully I can get back to it tonight.

I’m trying to decide if I want to blog about it. I probably should, huh?

Kim Straton
Kim Straton
October 28, 2008 11:57 am

Thanks for the resource links! They are helping alot!

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