Day 1 of the Slimmer This Summer Challenge is winding down. Just reassessing my goals to make sure I'm on track and make any adjustments if need be.
1. I will lose 20 pounds in 12 weeks. I will do this by staying on point with my DP's (daily WW points) and eating only my earned APs (activity points) for that day. I will avoid using my "extra" WP's (weekly points). I will do this by tracking my food BEFORE I eat it and limit my BLT's (bites, licks, and tastes) of hubby's food (usually pizza) to once per-day.
Today I stuck to my DP's by preplanning my menu, I have 2 left in fact. I did not use any WP's and I have not yet decided if I need to eat any of my AP's. (It's 7:30pm and I feel satisfied, so I think I won't need them.)
Menu today (and it will probably be very similar all this week:)
PB2 and Polanar jelly on a whole wheat Toufanyan Smart Bagel
1 cup of Silk Light
Nature Valley granola bar
15 bean and veggie stew with a slice of reduced fat provolone on top.
1 Tbls light honey mustard with two carrots and a celery stalk
Fruit salad (2 small nectarines, half a mango.)
2% milk fat cottage cheese
2 wasa whole grain crisps
Mini bag 94% fat free popcorn dusted with garlic and chili powder
Wheat saltine with PB and sprinkles (kids activity)
bite of hubby's pizza
2. I will maintain my water intake. (Actually, I'm sure I will take in more now that it is so hot out.) I will do this by drinking 1-2 cups of water every time I eat.
I didn't do well on this today. It was a very busy day for me (my first 12 hours day after having 10 days off.) Tomorrow I will be sure to carry my own canteen for the day so I don't forget.
3. I will earn 35 AP's per week. My goal is to earn at least 6 AP's per-day, 6 days per-week. I will do this through time spent at the gym-job, time at our local aquatic center, and time at the work-gym. Plus, any extra fun activities with Bean and Hubby. My hope is that during this time I will tone up (my arms especially) and lose some of the extra skin.
|I did earn my 6 AP's today, but I realize that I'm going to have to make sure I get to the gym BEFORE my shift starts, because I need to focus more during my workouts to make sure I'm getting everything I can out of it. It's difficult to do when I'm on the clock and having to answer phones and assist other members. I got lucky today when the children asked to be biked to the park today, otherwise, I wouldn't have made my 6 AP's.
I'm thrilled to have so much support during this challenge. Thank you ALL so much! I most certainly COULD NOT do it without you all here to cheer me on!