Weigh In

After week one on weight watchers again I weighed in today at 169.4. Not too bad considering TOM hit yesterday and I feel like the StayPuf Marshmallow Michelle.

Ticking downward

I'm not sure why I'm always so amazed that being on a plan and actually sticking to it works. I started doing WW again on Monday. As of this morning the scale had already gone all the way down to 167.4. Once again I feel in control. I haven't done much(any) exercise since my 1.2 mile jog Sunday. I'd like to go for a run but its been rainy all day and I have a sore throat so I'm just going to go to bed early and hope that a good nights sleep will counteract the lack of exercise.

As promised

New starting weight as of this morning a horrible but nonetheless expected 172. I took new measurements but it was this afternoon and I'd prefer to do them in the morning again because thats when I originally was tracking and for accuracy I want to stay with that. So that's where I am. I kept to my points so far today and I actually have 3 left which I'm pretty sure I'll use because I;m getting pretty hungry right now.

Over a month

It's been over a month since I've blogged and yes as seems to be the norm with most bloggers, not checking in means that I've been slacking off. Weigh in today 172.6, I didn't ever want to see a number that high again. EVER. And there it was staring me in the face. What did I do after seeing it, you might ask? I drank 3 large glasses of water and then I ate a big bowl of cookies and cream ice cream. Way to go, right? About an hour after that I did got out for a 1.2 mile run/walk, which showed me just how completley out of shape I've become. My endurance sucks. I can't run for very long without giving up and taking a walking break. Frankly it pisses me off. I got too comfortable and too lazy and I wasn't anywhere near the part in this weight loss process that I could afford to do that. So I'm putting this out here once again. I'm starting over. Tomorrow morning I will take updated measurements and weight (hopefully it will be less than what I saw tonight), which I will post tomorrow night and I will recommit. I could really use a challenge to kickstart this, does anyone know of any challenges being hosted that I could jump in on? I need to get my butt in gear, summers coming and with two beach vacations planned I need to get into better shape.

Weigh In

A gain - 167.6 - I know why, I have no excuses.....

Weigh In

So I've gone missing again but for the first time hiding out wasn't about making the wrong choices, in fact it was about making some positive ones.
I joined WW just about a week ago and am already loving it. I love how the plan allows me to have a pizza night with my family if I want without feeling as though I've completely failed on my eating. I love how it encourages fruits and veggies by them not having any points. I currently get 29 daily points and 49 weeklies and let me tell you, the dailies are enough that at the end the week which included pizza night, a family lunch at friendly's (including a sundae) and card night with friends at our house I only used 23 of my weeklies. Not too shabby.

The end result of the week being this weigh-in:

I finally feel some sense of control again. I've set a goal for my self of 150lbs by April 15th. Thats 15lbs in just about 7 weeks. With WW I think that it's entirely possible and I'm looking forward to seeing the weight start to drop off again. I've been sitting stagnant in the 160's for way too long. I have 1.2 lbs to go till I'm no longer obese. Hopefully I'll be doing the happy dance for that next week.

Oh and in my last post I mentioned how I'm starting a new job tomorrow and my goal was to be no more than 165lbs when I started. WoooooHoooo!!! Goal met!!! I'll be starting work wearing a new pair of black size 12p that make my butt look amazing, if I do say so myself :)


Day 1

I made it through day one of being back into the swing of things. I didn't let the cold outside and the mountains of snow be an excuse for not exercising. I played Just Dance 2 on the wii for about an hour and it felt good to move though I hadn't realized how out of shape I had already got. I drank plenty of water and ate much healthier and in much smaller portions than I have been allowing myself.
I'm starting a new job on the 28th after being out of work for 13 months. I'm determined to start that job weighing no more than 165 lbs. I have decided that I'll be weighing in every day until then. I know, I know, weighing every day is a big no-no but in this case I don't care. I weighed in this morning and already am down to 169.2 with just one day of being healthy. I think I should be able to get down to 165 as long as I continue. I'm looking forward to going back to work because I tend to be a boredom eater and being at the house all day in the winter is not good for that. In the summer it was great, 5 mile walks almost everyday, playing outside with my kids etc. but being inside the house and not exercising is killing me.
I started today on the right track. I had a big scramble made with egg beaters, green peppers, tomato, chicken and half a slice of havarti cheese with an english muffin. It was a huge amount of food and it clocked in at around 400 calories. I drank coffee with splenda and sugarfree french vanilla coffee-mate with it. Lunch is going to be a lean cuisine steam entree, not sure what kind yet but they're pretty yummy.

The one where I start over

I've been MIA for about 6 weeks and I'm pretty sure you all know what that means....I've been hiding. Burying my head in the sand about the crappy way I've been taking care of myself. Too many carbs, not enough exercise. No real drive to continue on the good path which has meant that I have veered so far away from all the healthy habits I had developed over the last year and resulting in a weight gain putting me at............................171 lbs. I'm ashamed that I let myself stray so far. I really thought I had learned something over the last year but apparently I didn't learn as much as I had thought. So here I am starting over. I started my weight loss journey half heartedly in March of last year and while I can't complain about the 22 lbs I have managed to keep off over the past 11 months, I'm nowhere near where I should be at this point.

As I said I've been hiding but I'm not going to hide anymore. I need to get back on this weight loss and stop using the 3 feet of snow outside as an excuse not to exercise. I need to stop eating the remainder of whats on my kids plates just because it's there. I need to stop the late night snacking. I need to move my body and remind myself how good it feels to see the numbers going down on the scale rather than up. I need to stop putting off eating healthy till the next day and the next and the next.

I'm ready.

I need to do this.

I'm starting now.

Some housekeeping

So I've been a bit lax everywhere, not just with my exercise. I've neglected alot of things over the holidays and I'm ready to get back in action. The first thing I have to do that I should have done is thank Lyndsay, my awesome swap partner for all the great gifts. I loved everything especially the mug, the mittens/scarf (orange, my fav :D) and of course I can't leave out the Panera gift card. She also made me an ornament that earned a special place at the top of the tree. Lyndsay did a great job shopping for me, the swap was alot of fun and I wish I just didn't get so overwhelmed by the holidays so I could have been better about posting about it. Thanks again Lyndsay!!

Ok next up, weigh in - my camera's broken on my phone so I have no picture but the scale was at 167.6. Thats's -1.8 from last week. I'll take it. I've been playing around with the same 5 lbs for so long I can't wait to get past my lowest weight so far, which was 164.4 way back on Halloween. Breaking through to 163 will make me merely "overweight" I'm not sure why that hasn't been enough of a incentive all along. Eh so be it, moving forward.....
Ok, next on the list is New Years Resolutions/Goals, I only have 4 for now, but I'm sure that will change as time progresses.
1. Walk/Run/Bike a total of 1000 miles. I only did 250 last year and I think if I had kept up the momentum I had during the summer I could have easily done at least 3 times that. I'm at 6 miles as of today and I already feel better for getting moving again.
2. I want to lose 32 lbs this year. To some that may not seem like much, but I have no recollection of being under 136lbs in my life. I can remember weighing 136 at my 7th grade physical.....twenty years ago. Strangely enough 136 would make my bmi 24.9, just into the normal range. So there you have it 32 lbs in 12 months, should be reasonable enough to handle, right?
3. This ones not a health goal, at least a physical health one. I want to work on being less judgemental of people. It's a learned trait, from my mother, though she would never admit that to anyone. It's something I need to work on because I don't want to pass it on to my daughter and continue the cycle of passing judgement. I guess recognizing I have this issue is the first step.
4. This is a financial goal. I want to cut out 25% percent of our debt this year. This is going to take alot of work and adjustments to my behaviors. No more unnecessary trips to Target, where I go in for milk and leave $100 lighter. I'm following Dave Ramsey's plan and think I really can do this.