Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Biggest Loser - End of Week 1

Well, the results from week 1 are in. Here are the numbers:
Cassie - 165 (lost 4 lbs.!)
Jessica - 158 (lost 2 lbs.!)

So, I am the winner for week 1!!! :) I tried not to rub it in too bad. I did have the advantage of starting last week while I was on my period (ya know that extra bloating).

The biggest changes for me this last week were:
1) Portion Control - I tend to eat more (way more) than I need. So, this week, I made a good effort to eat only 1 helping (as opposed to the 2-4 I normally do).
2) Eating Healthy - I ate A LOT of salad. I am not a big fan of salad, but I did find a dressing that I really like that is extremely low in fat and calories.
3) Eating 6 small meals - I didn't do this everyday, but I tried. I know that if I eat 6 small, healthy meals a day, I will speed up my metabolism. This also helps with my portion control because I am not famished by the next meal.
4) Excercise - This was the hardest to accomplish. 2 of the days, I played DDR (Dance, Dance Revolution for you newbies). That is some great excercise. 1 day, I played 2 games of volleyball. I would like to start adding weight lifting this week and I need to do aerobic excercise at least 4 times.
5) Drinking Water - I have cut all soda and most juices. I have been drinking mainly water and lots of it.

If you have no idea what this post is about, check out the first "weigh in" here.


Anonymous said...

I have to say that the portion control is the biggest issue for me. When I was at home it was easy for me to get seconds, just because it was there. Try using a smaller plate and that will help too!

I am rooting for both of you!


P.S. I started at the same weight you did before I lost the extra lbs.

Billie said...

Wow! That's great. 4lbs seems like a lot to me.

Perhaps this win will get you out of the funk! I did spend time with Jesus today...but I still checked my email and some blogs before that...prioritize, prioritize. Perhaps we should start Bloggers Anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Cassie!! Good Job! I am cheering for you both so keep it up! :)


Brandi said...

Way to go girls!!!


Anonymous said...

go read my response on Jess's blog---next week i'll tell her to read on yours!!
love and kudos,
lisa e

Sara at Miller Moments: said...

Awesome job! I'm amazed - losing 4 pounds in one week is a very big deal! You're doing great! What an inspiration!!!

Donna(mom24boyz) said...

Great Job Cassie! I don't know the calorie count off the top of my head, but have you tried any of the new asian salad dressings--sesame ginger etc?? Sometimes I like to mix it up a bit and put the asian dressings on them along with chinese noodles for a crunchy kick! Yummm

Keep up the good work!

Jenileigh said...

Yay!! Great job! I too am on a weight loss challenge! :) How neat, we seem to have a lot in common!