Posts tagged weight watchers
Posts tagged weight watchers
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!!!!
I didn’t think it was possible after all the restaurant meals and beer I consumed this past week, but, yes, I lost 1.4 pounds this week…. which brought .4 pounds below my 5% goal!! Awesome. I am back on track!
I’m -20 on my weekly points allowance this week…. Yes, despite my recent post about how I won’t use those weekly point, only the earned activity points, a four-day weekend vacation stood in the way of my rule. I’m embarrassed to say it, but there was actually one day that I took in more than double my daily point allowance. That one can be attributed to the airport food. C’mon folks, get some fresh(er) food options. In addition to that humiliating setback, I’ve enjoyed a few more beers than my point allowance allows for…. but, what can I say? I like beer. And, I’m on vacation. And, it’s baseball season. Now, as I head out for Easter dinner at an Irish pub, let’s hope I can find something that allows me to not go overboard anymore than I already have.
Last week, my leader told me I was only one point away from my 5% goal… Something tells me that I’m not going to make that when I weigh in tomorrow. More than likely, I’ll spend the next week working off that 3.5 pounds I was down last week…. and then gained back this weekend. And, just think, I actually fit into a pair of pants I hadn’t worn in over a month last week. Boy, am I disappointed. :-(
Well, while I was slacking on my posts this week, I wasn’t slacking on my healthy eating and work out habits……. Wait for it. Wait for it. Wait for it.
I LOST 3.4 LBS…. AGAIN!!! I’m down a total of 7 pounds in only two weeks. So, this is what being disciplined feels like? I forgot. Best part - I managed to do it even after eating a girl scout cookie and drinking a few beers.
At the meetings, the leader always asks, “So, what worked for you this week?” Well, here’s what’s working for me. Non-negotiable workouts. Monday night, I go to my Weight Watchers meeting at 6:30, and then I go straight to Y-Pump class. NOTHING can stand in my way. Well, on second thought, that’s probably not true. I’m sure illness or a mandatory work event might be enough to get me off track, but I don’t take it lightly. I even turned down an offer from my dad to take me out for a drink tonight. And, he was paying. Non-negotiable.
Here’s what else is working. For those of you familiar with Weight Watchers, you can earn activity points, and you can choose to swap those for food points or just not use them. You also get an extra 49 points to disperse throughout the week, however you like. A way to treat yourself. Well, I don’t use those 49 points… I haven’t yet anyway… Maybe in an emergency situation like Thanksgiving dinner. I ONLY use my daily points and activity points for food. If I don’t do the work, there’s no treating myself. I think it’s working.