Weekly Weigh-In: Week 1

Week 1 Current Weight: 396

Pounds Lost This Week: 5

Total Weight Lost: 5

Though I have been logging my meals again on MFP, I’m not being hyper-vigilant this time around. My point, at least for now, it to just be more aware of what I’m eating and as much as possible stick to my goals. I’m aiming for 1,500 a day, but in theory my TDEE is much higher, so I have a lot of wiggle room, even if it means I lose a little less. Slow and stead wins the race—except this isn’t a race, it’s a life-long marathon so no need to push myself into something unsustainable again.



I’ve been on a ranch dressing kick lately (which is odd, because typically I’m a blue cheese girl), so when I was craving a salad recently, I wanted to try for a dressing that wouldn’t break the calorie bank and at 35 calories per serving this seemed like the perfect choice. However, sometimes, “lite” dressings just aren’t worth the pain.

The description on the website says… “We added the cool crunch of sun-ripened cucumbers to creamy yogurt, garlic and ranch spices for extra flavor without extra calories. We turned a classic ranch into a new classic.” — which sounds appealing, but I don’t know if it was the yogurt or something else, but it tasted positively medicinal (like the kind you have to hold your nose to choke down). I still ate my salad because I didn’t want to waste the food (and didn’t really have anything else on hand to eat in its stead), but it tasted pretty awful and I won’t be buying it again.

Chalk this one up to lesson learned. Might work for some people, but definitely not my kind of thing.