So I am very pleased to announce that my lunch packing initiative is still going strong. Huzzah! I’ve been putting my new lunch bag to very good use, and I already feel like I’m saving money (which is good, because I just spent $1300 on a laptop, bahahaha).
Some of you pointed out (rightly so!) that the last lunch I posted seemed a little lacking, and I kept meaning to continue with the daily eats trend to show the variety in my lunches, but I failed. I REALLY wish I had remembered to take a picture of yesterday’s lunch though, cause it was banging. Leftover lamb meatballs with a pomegranate & mint yogurt sauce that Sean made for me last week. Auuuuuugh so good! Anyway, I tell you this mainly so that you don’t think I’m eating sandwiches for lunch every single day. Don’t get me wrong, I love me a good sandwich (I channel some hardcore Joey Tribbiani during lunch sometimes), but I know how to change it up.
…Even though this post will certainly not seem to prove that point. Lulz. Anyway, here are a few snapshots of what’s in my lunchbag today, for those that are interested!
A sandwich with ham, cheddar, greens, hummus, and mustard (thanks for the hummus tip, Heather!), a pineapple Chobani (my faaaav!), and a fuji apple.
Leftover mashed taters from dinner the night before last (YES!), a sad little thing of string cheese, and a horseradish pickle I got at the farmer’s market which is AWESOME.
And the most bestest best part, a red velvet cupcake from CakeLove. Kekekeke. (I love my portable cupcake holder, btw!)
Anyway, I guess some of you might be interested to hear how my reinvigorated bring-my-lunch thing is helping with my weight loss, eh? Well, let’s find out! I was recently sent a new scale from EatSmart scales to try out (they’re who sent me my last scale as well, and I have really loved it).
EatSmart Precision Tracker Scale
This new scale is slightly smaller than my other one, with a really nice bright backlit display (though for some reason, the contrast of the numbers didn’t show up in this photo) and their same “step-on technology” that means you don’t have to touch it, then wait for the numbers to reset, then step on for real. It’s also a pretty fast read.
My only real complaint is that the numbers themselves are kind of small on the display, especially in comparison to my other scale, the Precision Plus, which has ginormous numbers. (Sidenote: the first time I visited Sean’s apartment, I saw that we had the exact same scale. That’s twu wuv, people.) Not really an issue for me normally, but if I wasn’t wearing my glasses or contacts, I would have to step off and bend down close to see the numbers. The display on the Precision Plus scale are so big I can actually read them without corrective lenses… if I’m squinting really, really, really hard, hahaha. Oh yeah, I’m like, totally blind, by the way.
So! Right! Where were we? Oh yeah, weigh-in. Duh.
Starting Weight: 246 lbs
Last Weigh-in: 198.0 lbs
This Weigh-in: 197.1 lbs
Difference: -0.9 lbs
Whoo! The streak continues! Man, it’s almost like clockwork at this point, isn’t it? (And of course, by saying that, I am probably jinxing myself and will have gained 8 pounds back my next weigh in, hahaha). Just like last time, I’m not gonna focus on the one-pound-every-two-weeks thing as a negative. After all, if I’m able to keep up this average, I’ll have lost like, 30 pounds by this time next year! Which is beyond my goal, and who knows if things will accelerate or whatever (or decelerate again, haha).
I’m staying positive and just trying to tackle things one day at a time (and continuously making tweaks and revisions to my healthy habits, of course!) Here’s hoping I’m able to survive the holidays with maintenance… or maybe even repeat the glorious days of Christmas 2010 and actually still lose a pound or two through Christmas! We shall seeee!