Day 1 On Our Weight Loss Mission

This is not my scale although I so wish that it was!

Day 1 is over on our Weight Loss mission and I’m so happy I have company! We can do this!

So, how did we do on day 1?  Well, I didn’t start out the day the right way as I was having trouble getting in the right mindset, which honestly, that’s all it is…a mindset.  By midday, with the help of my daughter, Megan, I was heading in the right direction.  And I’m happy to say I had 1.5 points leftover from my Weight Watchers daily allowed points which is 19.  Here is what I ate:

1 Whole Wheat Bagel (plain) 6 pts
2 cups of coffee with sugar free creamer 2pt

Progresso Vegetable Soup (2 servings) 1.5 pts
Apple 1 pt

Lemony Chicken (will post up recipe) 3 pts
1/2 cup brown rice 3 pt
Romaine Lettuce Salad w/ balsamic vinegar 0 pts

1/4 Cantaloupe 1 pt.

Total: 17.5 points. And during the day I drink Crystal light.  I really have to try to drink more water but I’ll get there. I was starving at around 8:00 and was searching for something to eat.  I had some more crystal light and that satisfied me for about a 1/2 hour.  Then I had the cantaloupe and it helped but I so wanted a bowl of ice cream.  But, I resisted.  So day 1 was a success for me.

The great thing is all of these items cost me hardly anything.  The soups were free or close to it, the brown rice was the Minute Rice  I’ve picked up for around $.25 for a pack of 3. The romaine is $3.99 at Costco for a pack of 5. The cantaloupe was only $.99 at ShopRite. And do you know how many International Delight creamers I have for free.  A lot!

Along for the ride are:
Melissa: Who is ready to get back into it
Devon: Who is on the fence.  Come Devon you can do it 🙂
Betty: Who started her “healthy eating” Saturday
Beth: Who is way ahead of us but ready to keep going
Susan Z: Who has put down the Cheez Doodles 🙂
Michelle: Who is starting on Monday with her weight loss challenge at work.
Stephanie: Who is pumped and planning a 1/2 marathon and has already shared a great recipe which I’ll post.
Nikki: wants to lose before a wedding in April
Jen: Took a break during Christmas and is back on the bandwagon.  Got a personal trainer for Christmas.  OMG, I’m so jealous 🙂

Are you next?  Come on join us!!  I joined Weight Watchers but you don’t have to in order to join in. Every few days I’ll post up my progress, what I ate, how much it cost and I’m hoping you’ll share your healthy eating ideas.  Every Sunday we will post up our weight loss or gain for the week.  No starting weights needed (that’s way too embarrassing).

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  • Eric

    Cindy, Here's a good review of the Crave spray that's free after ecb at CVS this week. Should help with the new diet! Also it's limit 2 not limit 1 as advertised. It's hard to find though.

    Good luck to all!!!!!

  • Jennifer

    I started my journey (again) yesterday so i would love to join in! I was doing very well before christmas but went crazy during the holiday and am now ready to get back to eating healthy. I'm doing 1200 calories and got a personal trainer for christmas! I am so excited to find support with you and the living rich blog community! -Jen

  • Anonymous

    Im in! i want to loose 10 pounds before my sisters wedding in April!


  • Bethany

    I may have already started but I can almost guarantee I still have more to lose than any 3 of us put together!

    I had a terrible headache for most of yesterday & eating was far from my mind, so I did great 😉

  • Betty (1bets1 on Twitter)

    Today was day 3 for me and I met friends at the gym this morning! We have a free gym at work, so no excuses. I worked out for 1 1/2 hours. Here's some tips that work for me…

    Fiber One Cereal (the one that looks like rabbit food)

    94 % FF microwave popcorn (Cindy, this one is a life saver for the 8pm hunger)

    Progresso soups- if the can says 0 points, count 1, and if it says 1, count 2. You'll eat the whole can.

    I also make a lot of dishes with beans. I don't eat chicken or fish, so the protein part is hard.

    My biggest problem is exercise. Once you hit a certain age, diet just doesn't do the trick! Let me know when we're posting recipes. I love that we'll post our weight loss on Sundays!

  • Mama

    I really really think I'm going to join this week. I need to get my blog posts done for tomorrow so I can play around on WW's site tonight and find a meeting time/place.

    I got some super cheap healthy eats today at Superfresh to kick off my journey! 10 cans of Progresso WW soup for FREE after coupons and OYNO voucher, Healthy Ones lunch meat for $.01/each after coupon, and Breyer's YoCrunch 100 calorie yogurt 4 packs for $.04/each after coupon! WOOHOO! (

  • Betty

    Cindy..also, if you were craving ice cream, the Skinny Cows are really good. I think Stop and Shop has a deal with Lean Cuisine this week.

  • Cindy Livesey

    Hey Betty, Yes they do. I just posted it last night.

  • Anonymous

    The skinny cow treats are excellent!


  • Betty

    Cindy..why don't you make a Facebook group for the diet team? This way we won't blow out your coupon blog!

  • Elizabeth

    I just started WW today as work started a Biggest Loser contest at work… came in third two yrs ago and determined to do better this yr. Have 25 weeks to take the weight off!
    If you do a FB group, count me in.

    Determined to be fit and fabulous…. turing the big 4-0 this yr!
    Elizabeth in Bergen County, NJ