Friday, February 10, 2012

Little Victories

4 victories, to be exact.
1. 1 pound
2. 1 pound
3. 1 pound
4. 1 pound

That's right, my friends, I'm on cloud 9 right now.  One week in to my new resolve to give Weight Watchers a go, and sticking to it fairly faithfully, I lost 4 wretched, filthy, disgusting pounds.  And I do not intend to find them anywhere...including on you.

So, how did it really go?  Honestly, very well.  Simple changes like, only going out to lunch 1 time this week (as opposed to 5).  Not only did that help me stay in points-budget, but in monies-budget too!

Three key changes were made this week...let's recap:
1. I've walked 1.2 miles at least once each day this work-week.  There were a couple of days that I got out twice and did my thaaaaang.  (This = 2 activity points per walk, so bonus food for me if I want it, or just feel-good-angel-points if I don't swap them for bites.)

2. Like I mentioned, lunch.  Brown bag, Brown bag, Brown bag!!  I did notice that the one day this week that I did go out, I went over points for the whole day there.  So, it's not that I have to or even want to stop joining my favorite peeps for lunchie, but just that I have to budget better for it.  If I go out for pizza during the day, then I may just opt to skip out on my sweet-treat that evening.  Tit for tat, if you will.

3. Waaaaaaaaater.  I haven't peed this much in years, but I'll admit, I actually started to feel flatter about halfway through the week, and I'll chalk that up to my increased water intake.  I would have my 1/2-1 cup of coffee in the morning, and then was pretty faithful to water through out the remainder of each day.  I tried some unsweet tea once and that did not go over well.  Blegh.  But I decided wholeheartedly that I would rather eat my points than drink them, so that went rather well for me.


Obviously, this kind of loss will not happen every week, but I am going to try to work to improve one thing every week.  Next week:  I've adjusted my "tools" to swap out activity points before "bonus points", so if I don't use my activity points in a day, then I'll lose them.  My outlook there is to keep myself more accountable on a day-to-day level rather than know I have a big bucket of "cheaters" to dip out of throughout the whole week.

My plan may be flawed, but I'm going to do what I can to maximize on my first 2-3 weeks of loss potential because it will obviously start to taper and level off after the initial rush of changes I'm making to my overall way of eating.

Having said that, wish me luck!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

What If...?

(Gosh, I love Pinterest)

What if I had actually stuck with it when I started this blog a.year.and.a.half.ago?  Where would I be?  What if I didn't let temptation trip me up every other day and truly committed to change?  How would I look and feel by now?  Well, my friends.  Hopefully I WILL be able to answer those questions one year from now.

I was just reading back through my older/original posts and noticed that my goal has gone from "lose 77lbs" to "lose 85lbs"....for the same target weight.  No bueno.  This is what happens when I just stop caring...the weight slowly creeps on about 1/2 - 1 pound a month, so insignificant that I don't even notice until the jeans I wore last spring are suddenly very snug the following fall. Or all of a sudden, rather than just needing to lose 30 pounds to get back to a size 3, out of nowhere, I'm frantic to drop 85 smackers to get to MAYBE a size 8.  &$^$%&(*^)*&)(*

So, as of February 1, Weight Watchers it is for me!  I've signed up for an at-work program, and started tracking my intake yesterday.  Ah for reals.  I will say that I had told myself that I wasn't "really" starting until I went to my first meeting and knew my true order to give myself one last hoorah, no doubt.  But why do I need to do that?  Why can't I weigh in at the end of week1 and know that my starting-weight will be with good choices already behind me?  So that's what I'm doing.  No looking back this time, gals.  I'm really going to devote myself to this and give it everything I have.  No cheats.  It's on.

No cheats.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Where's the Wagon?

I've fallen so far off the wagon here that I didn't even remember that this place EXISTED...but wow, cuuuuuuuute banner!  I'm certain that you're to blame.  Absolutely, positively, no way did I have any hand in this.  Sigh.  18 days in to a new year seems like the perfect time to saddle back up, right?  No, not 17...I've already blown today out of the water.  18.  18 is good.  It's charming, independent, witty, and slightly curvy with a scosche of irresponsibility, just like I strive to be....18 it is.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Not one bite!

Three days in to the South Beach program, and I'm doing much better than I expected.  I wholeheartedly admit that being home for these three days has helped.  Tomorrow is going to be a real test....but I have a "plan".  I'm packing my lunch and snacks tonight, so hopefully I won't take a nosedive.  Shoot...I should probably preemptively make dinner, too huh?  Crap!

I digress.

I want to share a little triumph that I had yesterday, though.  I'm kinda famous for being a plate-picker.  Like, I pick off of other people's plates...well, loved one's...not just random people's.  That would be weird.  Anyway, when Boo isn't eating all of his dinner, or is offering a chip or cracker or veggie, I will partake in a bite here or there.  Don't judge me, you know you do it, too.

Anyway, last night, I made turkey cutlets with some bell peppers, onions, and zucchini--it was really delicious!  I gave Boo some wheat-thin chips and grapes to go along with his meat and zucchini...and I did not have one bite of either of them.  Not as I made his plate, not as he dawdled and didn't touch his chips, not as he offered bites to his mama.  Then, after he ate an amazing amount of his dinner, he got 3 vanilla wafer-sandwich cookies...and again, not. one. bite.  I honestly didn't even want one.  It was amazing.  It was inspiring.

I can do this!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

So I did it...

Signed up for South Beach today....

I can do this.

I can do this.

I can do this.

I can do this...