My Weight Loss Progress

Thursday, July 15, 2010


So, today at work there were several temptations. We had a rep that always brings in cookies there today (he comes 2x a month) and it was the weekly trip to Walmart where our office manager stocks up on candy to fill the bowls in the waiting area. I also facilitated an afternoon meeting which means you are able to get free drinks (soda/tea) while attending. This is some of what I saw today. Did I partake?

Well.....I had one single starburst candy at 4:30 as I walked out the door. So close! At least it was only 20 calories and I still was able to stay within my points for the day. I did an hour on the treadmill tonight in order to make up for it. I have earned 9 activity points; my goal was 15 by Sunday. Looks like I'll be working out on Friday and Saturday too.

Back to the temptation...Thankfully the cookies didn't look very good. I know that I am still not strong. If that would of been a plate of my sister-in-law's cookies, I would have definitely ate one. Did I mention that she makes the very best cookies. All flavors: chocolate chip, pumpkin, double chocolate, snicker-doodle, etc...they are all wonderful. Sweets are definitely my weakness. The good thing that I have learned from Weight Watchers is that you dont have to give them all up in order to have success, it is portion control. So why is it that I always want to go back for more. Why is one not satisfying enough? Will it ever be? I hope so. I really want to be able to still enjoy food and splurge a little on special occasions but have the ability to stop.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Feeling a Good Week

I feel a good week coming on...I have been really good, meeting all my goals. I have been doing the stairs at work in addition to my time on the treadmill and my calves are in knots but it is a good pain. The tenderness reminds me that I am accomplishing something. I have packed my lunch every day for work and I am actually eating breakfast at work too. I bought to boxes of cereal and I buy a small carton of skim milk in the cafeteria. I lasts for all three days and is way more convenient than bringing milk from home. If you haven't ever tried Fiber One Carmel Delight, you should. It has like 10 grams of fiber and almost tastes like something naughty. :)

Yesterday I was off; and I wanted to get in a little extra exercise so I walked to the farm across the street from our subdivision. I bought some melons, cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes and we have been enjoying all the yummy fresh produce. I love cantaloupe. A half of a one is only 2 points on weight watchers and I can easily eat a half for a snack or with my small sandwich at lunch. I still need to do better about my water intake. I love to fill up my hospital mug but I keep forgetting and leaving it at home. Guess I need to steal another one from the storeroom..haha.

Being back to work is okay. It definitely makes it harder to fit everything in. Spending time with the kiddos is most important to me so I feel like as soon as I get home it is lots of reading, playing, dancing, singing and interaction. By the time they go to bed, I am pooped and its time to exercise. I wish that your body only needed 5 hours of sleep but mine surely needs 7 and prefers 8. I think I am going to try and focus on exercising for longer stretches on the days that I am off and if I can exercise on work days it will be a bonus.

Some friends have asked me about the scale at the hospital (the original that I weighed in on). It is my plan to weigh on it next Monday morning to see the true results of my efforts, so stay tuned. I am really hoping to move the pendulum to the 100s. I am hoping for a good week. I haven't cheated and weighed daily as I don't want to get discouraged with the daily up and downs. Well, I need to get Hudson out of the bath and into bed and then I've got a minimum of 30 minutes to walk-run...wish my calves weren't killing me.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Weight Watcher results: Week 12

So I am so sick of the number 205.6. I feel like it is haunting me. I weighed about 25 times this week, it didn't matter when I or night, before or after I pee, before or after I poo (I know a little TMI...but so frustrating), with or without clothes...the damn scale always said 205.6! So I have for sure hit a plateau but I can guarantee you that I am going to bust it!

I have set very specific goals for this week:
1) Stay within my points every day
2) Earn at least 15 cardio activity points this week (3points x 5 days)
3) Drink 64oz of water each day
4) Incorporate some weight training activity points this week (2 points x 3 days)

I get woman's day magazine (well actually I just get hand-me-downs from my grandma) but last month there was a good little starter workout for all your problem areas. There are 10 different exercises and all of them can be done with just dumbbells or they are resistance exercises (using your own body weight). Doing all the exercises together create a short 15-20 minute routine. I want to try and do this at least 3 times this week.

I am shooting for a minimum 3 pound loss based on these goals!

OK, so the good news is that last night was our anniversary and we went out to dinner. I had bought a dress several years ago similar to one of my favorite other dresses. When I bought it, it didn't fit and I have never worn it. Last night, just for the heck of it, I tried it on and zipped right up. While I may not be losing pounds on the scale every week, I do know that my lifestyle is changing and I am making progress. I know that I need to lose pounds on the scale and I am going to but it still feels good to know that this is paying off.

I went to the store and purchased stuff for my fridge at work and to get me stocked I should be safe there. I'll need some encouragement this week so give me a call or send me an email. Next week's blog post 202!