Monday, November 26, 2012

The eating holiday

Well, I made it through Thanksgiving. We tried to set up the menu with healthy options. I stuck with turkey and veggies and ate the low points dessert I made. I had one bite of my favorite pie. One bite is a real victory as I am the type that has difficulty pushing it away after the first taste. I have been, however, failing in the water and exercise department. So, these are my main areas to work on this week: -drink more water -get some exercise Last week: 177.5 Today: 176.5 -------- Total: - 1.0

Monday, November 19, 2012

Still at it

I havent checked in for a while. I really want to keep a record here for my own reflection. I weighed in today at 177.5. This is a total loss of 12 pounds. I am feeling good about it and it feels as though I have made some positive changes so far. While I have had ups and downs and wavering commitment levels, I feel as though I have made some positive changes in my eating. I have made better choices even at the times when I felt like it didnt matter. I pray that these changes stick for a lifetime and continue to bring about more lasting change.

Monday, October 29, 2012

this week

Well, I am really struggling to get my feet under me in this weight loss journey.  Last week I lost momentum and did a poor job in tracking and drinking water.  A couple of times I made poor food choices and I didn't even care.  Not good.

With that being said, here are the weigh in results:
Last week:     180.0
Today:           181.0
               gain     1.0

Goals for this week:
*Journal all my eating

I hope to be back next week with some victories to report.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Where I am at...

I forgot to write last week and I really want to have a record of this journey.  So here are the weigh in results for weeks 4 and 5:

previous week:   184.0
last week:           182.0
                            -2.0  pounds

last week:           182.0
today:                 180.0
                             -2.0 pounds

Yay!  Beginning weight 189.5, so that's a 9.5 pound loss.  It has taken me a long time to get here, but I feel like I am getting better at this each week.  I am looking for lifestyle change, so slow and steady can get me there! (I sometimes have to remind myself as I watch the scale...)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Weighing in: Yet again

It was a tough week.  I had some emotional stuff come up and emotional exhaustion sends me into default mode.  Default mode is I just start running on auto pilot and not making a plan. So, all of a suden, I am hungry and I don't have any healthy choices available.  In good news, I did not go over my points most days.  But, I did not eat the healthiest choices nor did I drink enough water.  I didn't write down my points either.  Like I said: default mode.

I do, however, consider it a victory that I did not default into emotional eating whatever I could get my hands on- especially junk food.

Last week's weight:  184.0
This week's weight:  184.0

My goals for this week are to get back to business.  I have already increased my water intake and I will be writing my points each day- good, bad or ugly.  I am once again packing healthy snacks for work and I will pack a lunch or have a plan as to what I will eat for lunch.  New goal for this week is make a better dinner plan for our family!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Weighing in for the 3rd time.

Week 2 is complete and I feel like I made some good progress.  I struggled at the beginning of the week and one day I just said "I don't care" and ate at Sonic.  Then I was offered some cookies and I ate those too.  I was frustrated with myself and it took me about a day and a half to recover, but I did it.  I was proud of myself for not giving up.  I have a history in my weight loss journey of giving up when I feel defeated.  But I pushed through and had some really good days as well.

Some victories:  I drank more water.  I ate within my points most days.  I found some yummy recipes on pinterest that are low points and are helping me get out of the cooking rut I was in.  I found a couple of healthy choices at the gas station where I stop in for bathroom and drink breaks, so I have some good options if I am hungry and needing something to eat.

To work on this week:  Keep at it.  Add some exercise.

Last week's weight:  185.5
Today's weight:        184.0
Difference:                  -1.5

Monday, September 24, 2012

Weigh in: Duece

I want to reflect on this first week a little to have documentation for myself.  The first week back on ww was powerful for me.  The first 2 days I went over my points and I was feeling discouraged with myself.  I made myself write down all of the points I ate even when I went over for accountability's sake.  I also reminded myself that messing up does not need to ruin my entire journey.

This week's victories:
*I drank almost 5 glasses of water per day.
*I ate within my points for 5 days this week and used 26 extra weekly points.
*I was out of town for 3 days.  In the past this would have given me reason enough to eat whatever I wanted.
*I feel like I made the first steps in changing my relationship with food.

Weigh in:    185.5
Last week:  189.5

This week's results:  -4 pounds.                Yay!

Next week's goals:
-drink more water
-stay within points
-make some ww friendly meals for my family

Monday, September 17, 2012

Weigh In: numero uno

Ok, things are worse than I thought.  But, I am not going to let that discourage me!  I am off to a great start this morning.  I have eaten a healthy, protein rich breakfast and packed snacks for my work day.  I have started on my water and have some to take with me in the car.  On my way to victory!!

Today's weight: 189.5 lbs.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

I am back!

So in a completely random turn of events, I decided to come back to this blog and write about this new weight loss journey I am going to tackle.  Since my last post here more than 2 years ago, life has taken on a whole new look.  I have been separated, divorced, begun working full time and the one that leads me here today, gained about 15 pounds.  Now, those 15 pounds were on top of my post-pregnancy weight that was about 20 pounds higher than I wanted to be.  So, here I am today, confessing to you that I would really love to lose about 40 pounds.  I am no longer healthy and it is time for a change.

I have had every excuse as to why I wasn't ready to tackle this journey yet.  The Racer and I decided today that if we didn't just do it, ready or not, we may never.  There will always be an excuse.  I have lived enough life over the past 5 years or so to know that there will always be another stressor that I can emotionally eat my way through.  It is time to stop: time to break the cycle!

Here are my goals:

*Post my weight each week.
*Eat within 24 daily points allowing myself the 35 extra weekly points when necessary.
*Track daily points and journal what I eat.
*Work my way up to drinking 10 glasses of water per day.  (This will take a while.)

I am ready to tackle this and I need the accountability in posting it here.