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.