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Weigh In: Week 29

Weigh In: Week 29

I told you about my plateau mini-break yesterday, which accounts for the lack of weigh-in posts. But now we’re back in the saddle!

Happily, I lost 1.6 lbs this week! I also updated my stats page, so it is nice and shiny with charts and everything.

As I mentioned yesterday, I wasn’t sure about doing Weight Watchers online only, partly because I didn’t have a scale that I trusted. Well, consider that problem SOLVED! I’ll do a full review post, but basically I got a new, digital scale from EatSmart. So no more guessing about the analog scale dial — I get my numbers with .2 read-outs, just like at Weight Watchers, and the scale can’t “lie” to me LOL.

I weighed in yesterday, Thursday, so for the time being Thursday will be my weigh-in day. It may shift a little in the future, but this week it was necessary as I will be away all weekend.

I’m off to a fun bachelorette weekend in San Diego. The good news is the bride is a frequent commenter, gym nut & body positive, so she won’t let me fall off the wagon. The bad news is I really like fruity-drinky alcohol LOL. Next week’s weigh-in will be fun!

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Weekly Weigh-in: Week 23

Weekly Weigh-in: Week 23

A small loss this week, but a loss, nonetheless! I am down another .4 pounds, which puts me more or less where I was before my gain two weeks ago (.2 lbs shy of it). What worked for me this week + challenges:

  • I was rigorous with tracking, especially because…
  • I only worked out once (Slimmons Tuesday)
  • I went into an “off schedule” day with a game plan
  • Life imitates blogging: I purposely went low dairy
  • tons of water. TONS.

It was a slightly off week, that said, because of the lack of work outs and the tricky work day. I was happy to see any loss. This week is already off to a great start, so I’m optimistic¬† for next week!

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Weekly Weigh-in: Week 18

Weekly Weigh-in: Week 18

Wellll, I skipped a few weeks of official weigh-ins, so we are up to week 18. (can I just say? I am the WORST PERSON in terms of getting up “early” on weekends for an 11 a.m. meeting. Which makes me terrible.)

Last weigh-in was pre-Easter, and I will admit — I went off tracking for a few weeks. I usually don’t track when I’m on vacation, and once I got back it took a few weeks to get back into the tracking grove. But I was ueber conscious about what I was eating all the while, and lost 3.2 lbs! That puts me .8 away from 15 lbs total and, more importantly, I got my 5%!

As I’ve written previously, the weight loss is going slower than I’m used to (for a variety of reasons), but the most important things?

  1. I feel amazing. Eating right and exercising just makes me feel good!
  2. The weight is coming off steadily — approximately 1 lbs a week, with only one week of a gain (.8 gain back in February — and no gains since!)

Very excited for this next week — my aim is to go to the gym twice a week, and I have a nice supply of fruit and veg in the fridge. Watch this space — I’m aiming to hit 15 lbs on Saturday!

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Weekly Weigh-In: Week 14

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 14

My weigh-in was successful today — I lost 1 lbs, which brings my total to 11 (down about 4 lbs since I put the screws to myself a month ago!), and puts me just 1 lbs away from my 5%. YAY.

In an interesting follow-up to my “week without snacks,” this past week I had a bag of baked cheese curls from Fresh & Easy, whereas the previous week I had NO snack food at all all week. That week I lost .2. This week I lost 1. Conclusion: a week without snacks was fine, but a week with them can work just as well, if not better, as long as I measure portions and control myself. I no longer eat bags in one sitting, which is a HUGE step forward for me. Still gotta work on mindless eating though.

I feel good going into a vacation week — I fly to Atlanta Wednesday night to spend five days at home. There are a LOT of potential food traps there, mostly nostalgic restaurants/cuisine types that I only eat when I’m in the area, or I miss. On the positive side, my mom is a healthy eater who won’t have junk in the house, and my two closest friends there are also on Weight Watchers. But I may not be able to resist talking these people into going to my favorite places. I think the key is to narrow it down to one or two places TOPS that I MUST go to, and make smart choices while there.

So, yeah, nothing fancy this week. I weighed in, lost, and I feel good.

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Weekly Weigh-in: Week 13

Weekly Weigh-in: Week 13

This has been a weird week for me. So *technically* I weighed in on Saturday, because I wasn’t able to go on Sunday, and just in case I couldn’t go on Tuesday. I was told that because it had been six days since my last weigh-in, my loss couldn’t be officially recorded in my WW book. I was super bummed — I only lost .2 lbs BUT that .2 put me at 10 lbs total loss! YAY!!!!

But I have to admit that it not being official frustrated me a lot. I left my meeting with a bit of a “FU!” attitude because I *really* wanted that loss recorded, and went out and had the lunch I wanted to have, fully aware and a little scared that I might weigh in Tuesday (my regular day) and see that .2 loss go away. I had a Rueben and fries, which honestly weren’t that great or satisfying. Annoyed at myself, I bought a bag of pretzels at Target (not so bad, all things considered) and totally pigged out on them (with extra sharp cheddar cheese — SO YUMMY). I went to Fresh & Easy Sunday and bought wine and cookies. I only had one glass and two shortbread pecan cookies but *still*. I felt super naughty.

Monday night, I went to the gym. Now, before you feel impressed, this was the first time I’ve been to the gym since Valentine’s Day. That’s a whole other story. My pacing was a bit off — I ran two miles but ran way too fast on some of my intervals and was super wiped. Come Tuesday morning, and WTF. My home scale says I’ve lost 2 more pounds!!!! It goes goes to show: sometimes your body needs a calorie boost (in the form of Rueben and fries?) in order to shock it into burning more. But to be rewarded for “bad behavior”? Weird.

Next hurdle of mental anguish: my Tuesday WW buddy was sick, so I couldn’t go. I was SUPER SAD. Not only did my Saturday .2 lbs loss not count, I couldn’t go on my normal day to hopefully have a 2.2 lbs loss recorded, which would be my 5%. Now I have to hold on until this weekend, and stay mean, clean and lean… and hope I don’t put on those pounds before then. I know I shouldn’t be scared because I’m doing everything right (gym again tonight!), but I can’t help it — I AM.

These are the ups and downs of weight loss. Fighting for every pound, feeling an unnatural, heightened sense of frustration and loss when things don’t go to plan (especially weigh-ins) and having uncontrollable binges as a response. The good news is, my “binges” aren’t all that bad — pretzels, hummus, cheese and one glass of wine? I”ll live :) But it was the WAY I was eating those things — OM NOM NOM NOM, Cookie Monster style.

So it may not be official, but we’re going to call this week a .2 loss for my 10 pounds! Here’s hoping week 14 brings me to my 5%.

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Weekly Weigh-in: Week 12

Weekly Weigh-in: Week 12

After my last weigh-in on Tuesday, I took the bull by the horns, and decided I would NOT have another lack-lustre weigh-in. A .6 weight loss is well and good, but not when I’ve yet to hit the 10lbs weight loss mark… and I know I could be doing better.

Then, I found out my WW buddy couldn’t go to the Tuesday meeting, which meant my ride was gone. In the past, I’ve just written off weeks such as these, and gone two weeks without weigh-in. This week, I took charge, and went to a Sunday meeting (via the bus). And I lost 1.4 pounds! It puts me .2 lbs from 10, and 2.2 lbs from my 5% goal. My daily PointsPlus target also went down by one.

So I’m feeling reenergized, and ready to bust through the 10lbs mark next week. The weight loss is still going more slowly than I’d like, but it’s still going…

What did I do this week that worked? I still wasn’t perfect, but I:

  • Didn’t go to the grocery to buy more snack food when I ran out
  • Was disciplined about eating a light dinner on the days I had a heavy lunch
  • Made my balsamic & olive oil green beans for the first time in a month
  • Didn’t beat myself up when I went to the food trucks & went to The Counter, twice in one week (more than I’d like). I made the best choices I could (no cheese on my burger, for example), and then was smart about my dinners both days.

My personal lesson for the week: get back to your veggies, and watch your Points closely. You can be “totally sticking to the plan,” but if you’re honest, you may not be as disciplined as you should be.

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Weekly Weigh-in: Week 11

Weekly Weigh-in: Week 11

Another week, another weigh-in and, dagnabbit, this whole losing slowly thing is FRUSTRATING. I’m down .6lbs, which would be fine were it not for the fact that I skipped a week. While I’m a proponent of slow and steady weight loss, in previous attempts taking off weight has just been easier. Since I started in January, the weight has come off in small increments — .4, .6, .8, 1, 1.4. My biggest week was 3.2. My total weight loss so far is 8.4, which I am celebrating… but I can’t help but remember how, the first time I joined WW (when I was 14), I lost 6lbs in a single week. As you get older, your metabolism slows down, etc. etc. and it really BLOWS.

Of course, I could be doing more. I’ve been following the program pretty exactly, but have gone a bit easy on myself in a few places (ie: exercising, snacks), just to ease the transition from OM NOM NOM to lean, mean and clean. It’s time to kick it into high gear, though, breeze past 10lbs and onwards to 15, 20 so I can get into summer down closer to where I was a year and a half ago. Let’s celebrate the good:

Things I’ve done awesomely

  • knocked down soda intake to once a week (one drink at one meal)
  • eating out only 1-2 a week (including one lunch @ food trucks)
  • eating fruit every day (usually apples, banana or strawberries)
  • only buy/consume a bottle of wine every other week
  • have either gone hiking and/or running at least twice a month (up from zero lol)
  • no eating after 8 p.m.
  • resisted and/or exercised extreme restraint with “free” food in the breakroom

And confront the bad:

Things I can improve on

  • rigorously measuring portions
  • snacking (esp. Fresh & Easy baked snacks)
  • running/exercising at least once a week, no exceptions
  • actually using my gym membership
  • making poor choices (mostly for lunch) – no greasy, fried food that will make me feel gross

Would love to hear from others who have struggled with slowwwwww, steady weight loss. Anything in particular you did to kick things into high gear?

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