Monday, November 29, 2010

Back on Track!

Wow, it's been a long time coming! I've been pretty much off of the weight watcher plan and my own plan of any kind for about 1 month. And I've seen a fairly substantial weight gain to boot. In fact, I just went to look for my weight tracker that I always keep in my purse, so I can give an accurate reading of where I was 1 month ago and it's not even in there! That just proves my lack of focus!

But I was 161.2 when I weighed in on November 13th. I think I was 158 about 2 weeks prior to that. And I stepped on the scale to see 165. Now, 165 isn't too horrible but considering I've seen numbers as high as 172 due to sodium retention and lack of water, I got pretty scared! I haven't seen these numbers in months! I do not ever want to go back!

Also, I don't pay right now for weight watchers. As a lifetime member, I go to meetings for free as long as I weigh in once a month within my goal range. My goal is 160 so I have a 2 lb leeway and my upper limit is 162. So I have to lose 3 lbs before I weigh in for December.

My normal meetings are on Saturdays. This Saturday, I will be out of town. I could go to a meeting a different day this week (since they are also rolling out the new plan materials for weight watchers), but I don't want to weigh in and pay. So I'm sucking it up and going the following Saturday, which gives me about 2 weeks to lose around 3 lbs. I think that is completely doable. And if not, I will at least be close and may only have to pay for 1 week.

I have had renewed focus and motivation since last Saturday. I'm actually tracking my foods and working out every day. I'm a little obsessed and worked out twice yesterday. I did a 10k (on my own) for 6.2 mile run in the morning. Then I hung some x-mas lights (thank god I didn't fall off the ladder and kill myself!). Later in the evening since I was just watching tv, I decided to ride my stationary bike for 30 mins. I did some abs on the ball and a few weights for good measure! I think I'm going to try to do 30 mins on the stationary bike every night if possible while watching tv in addition to whatever other exercise I get in that day! I think that should help lose those 3 lbs. Can you tell I'm a little obsessed?? I was scared straight!

My cousin Toni, who also does weight watchers with me, finally posted some pictures of her dad's surprise 50th birthday party back from November 6, 2010. And wow, I think we look great! Here are two pictures. This is actually 3 people that have done weight watchers and we all look so great! My cousin has pictures of us all 3 years ago but never seems to remember to forward them to me!

So, the three of us are proof that weight watchers works. I think the first girl on the left, Kristin, lost about 25-30 lbs. Toni (my cousin) in the center lost about 40 lbs and I've (on the left) lost around 90 lbs. So I'm using these pictures for some inspiration.

But I've done pretty great the last few days. I'm keeping it going today and for the rest of the week. I'm going out of town to spend some time with the boyfriend on his home turf this weekend. I'm not going to count points but I'll try to watch myself. Then, I'm hitting the bricks next week again.

Do you think it's "wrong" for me to not count points this weekend? I want to live my life like I would live it for the rest of my life, and stressing about what I'm eating while with someone I don't see very often seems like a waste of my time and energy. I think just focusing on making as best of decisions as I can seems like a good way to go. What are your opinions?


  1. You look great in those pics.

    If you plan to count points the rest of your life then I would probably count them this weekend. Especially if you're trying to drop 3 pounds by next weigh in. If you don't plan on counting points the rest of your life then just make wise decisions when you go out. Of course, if you are making wise decisions then the points will not be too bad anyway.

    Hope you have a great time. I'm sure you'll have those pounds off in no time. You know how to do it. :)

  2. well, I figure we have 4 weeks til Christmas so I am going to try the new ww plan and see how it works. Everytime I start to stray from what I know I should be doing I get too out of control, I tell myself I won't but I do. If you are like me, I'd be counting the points, especially if you want the 3 pounds back off.

  3. You guys make good points. Hm...maybe I'll definitely try to count them. I think I'll have about all of my weekly's left so I can use them. Thanks for your opinions.

  4. I think if you monitor yourself during the week, you should be able to not be so strict during the weekends. Life is too short to have to think about everything we put in our mouths each day!

    You will have no problem getting those 3 pounds lost :D

  5. If you don't really want to count this weekend then do your best during the week and still be very mindful this weekend. I've gone a weekend without counting and it has worked but it has also back fired on me. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful!

    Good luck on taking off those 3 lbs. I think you can do it!!

  6. PS: All three of you look amazing in the photos!

  7. Wow, you I'm tired just reading about all the exercising you're doing! Good job. And love the pics.

  8. Thanks everyone. I'll plan on counting but if I'm not perfect or I don't make it through the whole day counting, I'll still just be mindful of what I'm eating. I'm not too worried about the weekend.

  9. you do look fabulous...all three of you do! congrats on such success!!

    are you going to do the new plan? they have a special book for lifetime members, different than the one nonlifetimers get. You might really like the flexibility of the new plan!

  10. Thank you Renee. Yes I plan on doing the new plan but am not getting to a meeting until next week. I'm hoping the new plan will restart my focus and drive and get me back where I want to be!