Wednesday Weight Check #9

Another Wednesday, another weigh in vlog.

I had a small loss on the scale this week and was honestly pretty upset that it wasn’t more when I weighed in, but after reflecting on it, I am OK with it. I know that weight loss is especially slow going when I’m this close to my goal, so I’ll take it.

I did a really good job of getting in my healthy fats this week, mostly in the form of avocado and olive oil,. While it obviously didn’t make the scale move much more, I did feel more satisifed, and absolutely love avocado, so I think I’m going to keep it up.

I leave for California a week from today which I know is going to be really challenging as it comes to weight loss, so my goal for this week is just to stay on track and keep the scale moving in the right direction before my trip.

Are you good about getting healthy fats into your diet? What are your staples for getting in it?



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25 Comments on Wednesday Weight Check #9

  1. Anna
    October 10, 2012 at 9:04 am (2 years ago)

    I put almond butter (and fruit) on my cereal every morning!

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    • Beth
      October 10, 2012 at 11:49 am (2 years ago)

      Mmmm. I wish I had some self control around nut butter!

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  2. rachel
    October 10, 2012 at 9:13 am (2 years ago)

    Beth – I’ve always wondered why weight watchers doesn’t count avocado as a healthy fat. I always have a really hard time getting in my healthy fats because I don’t use a lot of oil when I’m not cooking something on the stove and most of my meals are quick, no-cook meals when I’m busy. Anyway, I eat avocado often and always count it for my healthy fats when I do. Do you think this is okay? What about nuts? I do the same for that! How much of each of these things do you think would translate into one WW healthy fat? Thanks!!

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    • Beth
      October 10, 2012 at 11:50 am (2 years ago)

      I am not sure why they don’t count it officially, but I do. I think as long as you are getting good fats in your diet, be that through oil, nuts, avocado, salmon, etc., you’re OK. That’s not an official WW opinion obviously, just my own. :)

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  3. Tori
    October 10, 2012 at 9:40 am (2 years ago)

    Beth,

    How do you get your avocado in? I need to become better at getting my healthy fats in too, but avocado weirds me out unless it is in the form of Guacamole… I have no idea why, lol!! :)

    Congrats on the loss! You’re going in the right direction, which is what matters! :)

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    • Beth
      October 10, 2012 at 11:51 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Tori – Thanks! This week, I did mashed avocado with a little jime juice + salt on a toasted english muffin (YUM!!) and also just chopped up on a salad (with leftover Mexican pulled chicken, corn, and black beans). It was really delicious and a nice addition to the meal! Totally worth it for an extra point. :)

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  4. Patty
    October 10, 2012 at 9:49 am (2 years ago)

    Congrats on the loss. I always have trouble with the healthy fats. Avocado is a good way to go, thanks for the tip.

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    • Beth
      October 10, 2012 at 11:51 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Patty!

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  5. suzanne
    October 10, 2012 at 9:53 am (2 years ago)

    I usually use olive oil to get my fats in. It’s one of those things I really have to remember doing or I don’t get any where near enough.

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    • Beth
      October 10, 2012 at 11:52 am (2 years ago)

      Yeah it’s definitely something I have to think about as well.

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  6. Angela
    October 10, 2012 at 10:33 am (2 years ago)

    I usually use olive oil or sunflower oil to get my fats in. The two ways I use oil most often is 1) on salads with my regular salad dressing (I prefer sunflower for this) and 2) popcorn. I have this Presto PowerPop popcorn popper: http://www.amazon.com/Presto-04830-PowerPop-Microwave-Multi-Popper/dp/B00005IBXK/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1349879530&sr=1-1&keywords=presto+powerpop+microwave+popcorn+popper
    and I measure out the oil and put it on the bottom of the tray, add my popcorn and give it a little toss in the oil. I LOVE popcorn and it’s one of my go-to snacks. This allows me to have oil popped popcorn in moderation. Sometimes I use a little spray butter on top, sometimes not.
    Congrats on your loss! You’re getting so close to being back at goal. Good for you! :)

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    • Beth
      October 10, 2012 at 11:52 am (2 years ago)

      Oh cool! That’s a great idea for getting your oils in. I have an air popper, but drizzling it over the popped popcorn afterwards (perhaps with a little Parmesan too) is a great idea!

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  7. Sue
    October 10, 2012 at 11:48 am (2 years ago)

    I recently moved, and don’t have a toaster. I’ve taken to adding a teaspoon of olive oil to a frying pan, and ‘frying’ my toast to go with my eggs in the morning. I may not get a toaster at all!

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    • Beth
      October 10, 2012 at 11:54 am (2 years ago)

      Ohh that’s a good idea! I used to love making eggs in a basket (where you crack an egg into a piece of bread when you’ve removed the center) and I remember frying up the round from the middle of the bread was always my favorite part. Granted, that was in butter, but I’m sure it would be great with oil as well!

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  8. Jill
    October 10, 2012 at 8:47 pm (2 years ago)

    Good work Beth. Just found out I may be attending Foodbuzz with a friend-so maybe I will see you there! :)

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  9. Ellen M. Gregg
    October 11, 2012 at 7:11 am (2 years ago)

    Healthy fats eluded me for quite a well. It finally hit me that I could use 1 teaspoon of EVOO to cook my eggs in the morning to count one of them. The second one is checked off thanks to the dressing I use on my daily salad. :-)

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  10. Kim @ Living, Laughing & Losing
    October 11, 2012 at 8:23 am (2 years ago)

    Congrats on the loss! I love avocado but I don’t eat them often enough.

    My healthy fats usually consist of EVOO.

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  11. Life's a Bowl
    October 11, 2012 at 10:07 am (2 years ago)

    Nut butters and avocados are my favorite healthy fats :) They keep me full for hours and are tasty, portion is key!

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  12. Laura
    October 11, 2012 at 11:08 am (2 years ago)

    I love avacados on salads and guacamole, but didn’t know where else to use them. I like your idea on putting them on a toasted english muffin. Thanks for the tip!

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  13. Roz@weightingfor50
    October 11, 2012 at 12:58 pm (2 years ago)

    Congrats on the loss Beth. Avocados by far are my favorite healthy fat. With Almond Butter following close behind. Have a great rest of the week!!!

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  14. Scarlet
    October 11, 2012 at 9:04 pm (2 years ago)

    Avocados are my favorite healthy fat. I like to eat them on salads or chopped and served on top of eggs scrambled with salsa. I also use safflower oil when baking fish and chicken.

    Regarding your weight loss troubles – many people do not agree with going grain free unless it is for medical reasons like allergies or Celiac’s, but I went grain free over the summer and finally lost a decent amount of weight after struggling for years. No wheat, oats, corn, rice, etc. I also cut out almost all dairy except for butter and an occasional small serving of parmesan cheese on my dinner or a small serving of cottage cheese on salad instead of salad dressing once or twice a week. My diet now mostly consists of veggies, berries, nuts, eggs and lean meat. If I need to have a treat, I will have a more sugary fruit like watermelon or 80% dark chocolate. I have lost 25 pounds in 3 months for a total of 60 since I began my weightloss journey 1.5 years ago. I still have another 60 to 70 to go. I am exercising 3-5 times a week, getting plenty of rest, 100 oz of water a day and I am not restricting myself on food portions either. If I am hungry, then I eat. I did notice that the weeks when I did eat grains like corn torillas, I would not loose any weight. Just something to think about when you have been working so hard, but your body won’t let go of the weight.

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  15. Sruthi
    October 13, 2012 at 9:08 am (2 years ago)

    I came to your blog from google today ..

    cool one .. happy to know that you lost little weight by eating healthy fats .. gonna follow your blog .. sometimes slow and steady is the key

    Simple weight loss

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  16. Karen P
    October 13, 2012 at 7:24 pm (2 years ago)

    Avocado

    slices with cherry tomatoes and scrambled eggs every morning
    slices on a salad
    guacamole
    guacamole fat deviled eggs (cut a hard boiled egg in half, mix avocado slices with the yolk – add a teeny bit of salsa if you want), then re-fill the eggs. Fantastic snack, filling b/c of the healthy fat and no mayo. I made these for a lunch pot luck and they were a huge hit. You can buy the pre-made hard boiled eggs on the trip. Avocados, too.

    Olive Oil

    on a salad, with balsamic
    on shredded cabbage with a tiny bit of salt

    Coconut Oil from Trader Joe’s
    I use very small amounts to saute veggies

    I’m like Scarlet, I gave up grains and processed sugars and I feel much better. For weight maintenance, the loss/maintain/gain “window” is very narrow. I can eat a few more healthy fats and not gain. But if I eat grains, well- it always lead to leaving weight maintenance fast.

    Safe travels. There are lots of avocados fresh from the market in California. Enjoy them while you are visiting. :) I found that the scale can be very bouncy right as I approach goal weight. Just like a plane landing. Gotta leave your seat belt on until you are at the terminal. ;) Take care. Karen P.

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  17. lisa fine
    October 14, 2012 at 2:16 pm (2 years ago)

    Are you going to California for the Foodbuzz Festival? If so, I’m super jealous! Last year was a lot of fun, but I just started a new blog, so as of now I’m not connected with a network. (Speaking of which, any thoughts on who I should request to join once I’m able to?)

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    • Beth
      October 15, 2012 at 8:43 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Lisa! I am! I don’t know too much about ad networks but you could look into GlaM Media. I know a lot of people have been happy with them!

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