Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Weigh In

Just a quick post...

Tonight I weighed in, its not quite been a week since I've stepped on the scale  (last weighed in on Saturday, 4 days ago).  I do prefer if I can, to weigh in on Saturday mornings, its first thing out of bed, no food in my belly, etc.  You know the excuses.  Wednesday night weigh ins means I've had breakfast, and lunch, and stopped drinking water after lunchtime.  Of course I'd have better results on Saturday.

Unfortunately my weigh in wasn't exactly what I wanted (see excuses above) but not a disaster either, I stayed the same this week.

I have to keep things positive!  Otherwise I'll end up just giving up again, and putting on another 10 lbs.

  • I've been to my 4th WW meeting in a row
  • I didn't gain any weight
  • I've been working hard this week and I'm feeling good for it
  • I'm eating much better than I have in over 6 months.
  • I feel like my clothes are starting to fit a little better.
Positive right????

This weekend I have a lot of food challenges and temptations to face and overcome.  I hope I can handle them well, I'd hate to ruin all the hard work I've put in this week!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Thank You Joe Fresh!

Tonight I experienced on of my first non-scale victories in a long time!

I've been really making an effort to do some kind of physical activity daily. Today's grand master plan was to go to my meeting at another school after work, which happened to be in the area of town I go to my stitching group. So last night I packed my gym bag, I knew I'd have time to get in a workout, grab a bite to eat and get to stitching in time. The Goodlife location I went to wasn't my usual one, but that's the convenience of belonging to a franchise gym. I got into the change room started unpacking my bag to change into my workout clothes. I went through my bag twice, no sports bra! Crap! Double crap!

At first I thought about keeping on the one I was wearing. Not a good idea since I was't going right home... well it also wouldn't do the job. So I thought about it for a second... I could just skip my workout. That was the easy route. Then I remembered the grocery store downstairs had a Joe Fresh clothing section... just maybe....

I was able to buy a sports bra, get back up to the gym and get in a 40 minute workout!!!

I'd say that's a non-scale victory worth celebrating!

- thanks for reading!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Weigh In Day

This week I decided to put off weighing in at Weight Watchers until Saturday.  I'm lucky, my leader does meetings on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  So if I can't make it to a meeting there's always a second day I can choose from.  From time to time I've gone to meetings in other locations with other leaders because I couldn't make my regular meetings and I keep finding no one compares to Marianne.  She's just so dynamic and makes any topic interesting.

I think a good leader is a huge key to success to the members.  From time to time its been nice to pop into different meetings and see how other WW leaders conduct their meetings.  Almost every time it makes me realize just how lucky I am to have the leader I do!  This summer I had gone back to WW yet again and Marianne was on holidays, the woman who was filling in was such a horrible speaker and so flat... that first I almost walked out of the meeting (if it hadn't been rude to do so) the end result... I didn't go back until three weeks ago!  Its amazing how the right person can motivate you and the wrong person can make you walk out the door.

I had a GREAT weigh in this week, much better than I could hope for!  I am very proud of myself that I've now been going to meetings for three weeks in a row.  The first half of the week was a little sketchy with my food choices.  I did start it off right on Monday night.  Despite going to an after work meeting, an impromptu road trip to Ogdensburg, N.Y with my friend Tracey (you can read about the reason for this road trip on my other blog on Tuesday) and not getting home until after 8PM I jumped on my treadmill!  This set me on the road to a good week with activity!  Monday I walked/ran on my treadmill, Wednesday and Friday I went to the gym.  I know when I'm active I'm more conscience about my food choices, just seems easier.  I wasn't perfect, I wasn't great, but I was good this week.  This resulted in a 1.5lb loss!  That is two pounds down, and better yet I dropped into the 160's!  I'm just into them but its such a morale boost its amazing!

I've started my day off right, a walk/run on my treadmill, I've gone to WW, put my laundry away, and had a healthy brunch.  Now to keep this up for another week and maybe see another loss next week!