Posts tagged Tracking
Posts tagged Tracking
Weighed in today. I lost n.o.t.h.i.n.g. Nothing. I like to think on the bright side, so I guess I should also say that I gained nothing. I came out even. 146.6 two weeks in a row. That means I’m stuck on a plateau. What could be holding me up? Many things…. For starters, I got lazy with the tracking (“I know I’m not going over my points allowance.. Who needs tracking? It takes so much time!”). I need tracking. It starts again. Even with my binge on cool whip with cocoa powder and pistachio pudding mixed in… (Blech, I don’t even like cool whip. What made me think that was a good idea? Oh yeah.. It’s fat free. It will be “healthy.” Negative Inspector Gadget, negative.).
Besides not tracking, I also haven’t been sticking to my workout schedule like it’s my job. It was cloudy tonight, and I didn’t “feel” like working out. Waaa-waaa. Go cry to someone else IS WHAT I SHOULD HAVE SAID. It would also help if my workout buddy didn’t back out, too, but that is beside the point. On top of that, I got hooked on this show on Netflix called Damages. You may have heard of it. So, of course, I’ve chosen to watch almost three entire seasons worth of episodes in three weeks. Like that’s good for body. And, I guess not keeping up with this blog isn’t helping either.
If there is one thing I’ve learned from Weight Watchers, it’s that we all have bad days and make mistakes or fall off the wagon. Instead of beating ourselves up over it, we should use that mistake as motivation to do better later today or tomorrow. So, chocolate pistachio cool whip stuff, you’re my motivation to stick to the plan - food and workout - tomorrow. Swim class tomorrow! And, no IEPs due Wednesday, which means I can for sure go! Spinning class Wednesday, and Y-Pump Thursday. That’s a tall order, but, now that I’ve told you I’m going, I better do it. You’ll hold me accountable, right? Right? Almost forgot, I have the 5K on Saturday, too!
Yes, it’s been awhile since I posted… but, no worries. I’ve been sticking to the plan, for the most part. I’ve been weighing in on Mondays. This week I reached my 10 lb. mark!! Down 10 pounds from the first weigh-in about a month ago!!!! I went swimming tonight, too! I missed last week due to too many IEPs to write. :-( Here’s the problem: I’ve been busy. So, I haven’t tracked my food or activity in probably over a week now. It’s all good though. Now that I’m living the Weight Watchers healthy lifestyle, I’m managing to be disciplined enough to get in some activity on a regular basis, even if I don’t track the points. Same thing with the food. I now know what I can eat and how much of it I can eat and still stay within my daily points value. So, while I really should be tracking, I am pretty sure I’m staying within a reasonable range of the allowance.
In short, here are the highlights from the past two weeks:
- Down 10 pounds since last month!
- Walked six miles around Forest Park on Saturday!
- Went swimming on my own (not part of class) two weekends ago!
- Went swimming as part of class tonight!
- IdealShape protein smoothies twice per day!
- My clothes are fitting again!!!!
Day 3: Wednesday, March 21
Daily Points Used: 19 out of 26
Activity Points Earned: 0 :-(
So I didn’t get in any activity yesterday…. I did clean and organize things around the apartment a lot, but I’m not sure that that qualifies.
I did eat really well though, I think. Weight Watchers recommends that you always eat a minimum of 26 points per day. Even after eating meals and snacks all day - and TRACKING them - I still didn’t get up to the full 26 points. How did I manage that? I drank two meal replacement protein shakes with plain light soy milk and frozen blueberries and plenty of the Teavana iced tea I mentioned in a previous post, and I ate a bowl full of fresh strawberries and bananas, a bowl of regular cheerios in soy milk, and left over Tex-Mex inspired wraps. I even squeezed in a piece of Dove dark chocolate with raspberry swirl. It was all plenty filling, and, more importantly, I feel good about what I put in my body.
So, I may not have earned any activity points, but I still consider yesterday a success. I do need to work on getting back into a normal sleep schedule. The debilitating 12-day illness I suffered through the last two weeks turned me nocturnal. I’m embarrassed to say that I didn’t get out of bed until after 10 this morning… on a Thursday. Spring break ends this weekend, so I should be able to get back into my routine next week. Xbox workouts in the morning, before school, and some sort of activity, whether it be running around the neighborhood, walking in the park, swimming laps, or doing the cardio machines at the Y with Antoinette, in the evening. I’m sure I can beat my goal of 14 activity points per week with that plan… The challenge will be sticking to it.