Welcome to Wednesday Weigh-In Week 1
I just worked the last 5 nights straight! I started to wear my pedometer to work and realized I am really doing a lot of walking when I am in charge. As a charge nurse in the NICU, I am running between 4 patient care areas, in charge of 22 nurses who are taking care of 45 babies. This weekend I walked about 4 miles each shift! I couldn't believe it. In comparison, last night I was not in charge and only walked 1 mile at work. Big difference. The charge nurses rotate 3 months in charge and 3 months as a bedside nurse. Right now I am in the middle of my charge rotation so that should help my weight loss plan. The days I am taking care of the babies and not running around helping everyone else take care of the babies, I will come home and walk before going to sleep.
I weighed myself today and I have lost 3 lbs since last Wednesday! I have been eating a lot of veggies. I have a new salad dressing I found that I just love. I also enjoy cottage cheese, hard boiled eggs and lots of salsa with baked chips counted out to 13!
Kevin, my husband lost 5 pounds! I knew he would. He was outside all weekend doing yard work while I slept (working night shift). He is trying to be more active on the weekends. Unfortunately, he does not like to walk. I walk with my doggie or my son. My husband says I walk too fast! Oh well, I don't mind walking by myself. I have a lovely path behind my house, a river and a golden retriever named Dale who loves to tag along. I also love to listen to books on tape or music on my iPod. Right now I am listening to "The girl with the dragon tatoo". I am loving it! Makes the long walks well worth the entertainment!
I will keep track of everyone's progress each week. Comment to this post and I will update your information on this post for the week. Don't forget to grab my WWI button to post to your blog so you can come back weekly easily. By posting the link to your blog, we can spread the word and get others to join us. We welcome new members anytime! Just email me and let me know you want to participate or comment on one of my posts.
Here are the results from week 1:
Member's name This week's wt loss Total to date
Me -3 lbs 3 lbs
Kevin -5 lbs 5 lbs
Chris -4 lbs 4 lbs
JulieQ -2 lbs 2 lbs
Deanna -1 lb 1 lb
Pat -2 lbs 2 lbs
Cathy +0.7 lbs 0 lbs
Helen 0 lbs 0 lbs
Kim D - 2.4 lbs 2.4 lbs
Barb 0 lbs 0 lbs
Micki -3 lbs 3 lbs
Jamie K -2 lbs 2 lbs
Linda B -0.5 lbs 0.5 lbs
Total weight loss to date by the whole group: 24.9 lbs
What an amazing first week of the challenge! This is wonderful !!!
You may notice a new button on my left side bar. Barb shared with me a website that will help me track my weight loss progress that I really like. It was really easy to create a blog button for my blog. They also have a calorie counter and the website is free! myfitnesspal.com is very cool and worth checking out. I also enjoy reading this blog, chowhound.chow.com. It is full of wonderful recipes that are favorites of others bloggers. One of my favorite daily emails is from Hungry Girl. Their daily tips and recipes are wonderful.
Last week I promised to share my favorite Weight Watcher's Recipe! It is Spaghetti Bolognese!
Love, love, love this. I make the sauce, boil the whole wheat noodles and then mix it all together before serving it. This is a staple in our house!