Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Weigh In

In my last post I was so worried that I wouldnt be able to stay within my daily points and not use ANY bonus points (since I didnt have any left). Well, I did it! I stayed within my points for 2 days and when I pulled up here I felt really good.Staying in my points and tracking paid off. I lost 1.6 pounds!! Yay me!
This week I will continue to track my points and I will also kick up my exercise so hopefully next week I can have a loss as well. I also wanted to thank you all for your encouraging words!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Weekly Update

Well, here is how my week has gone. I still have 2 days until weigh in and my points start over and I have ZERO bonus points left. I splurged a little when we went out for Valentines Day yesterday. The good news is that I didnt go OVER my allotted points. Now I just have to eat really well the next two days.

I was reading this magazine today (Muscle and Fitness Hers). Now these types of magazines inspire me for some reason. I love looking at the pictures and seeing the workouts the pros do. Do these magazines inspire you or discourage you?

One of the ads in this magazine inspired me... I loved what it said and I hope to be there someday soon. Here's what the ad said....

My body is like a canvas

Motivation is my brush
I control every curve
and make no excuses
I turn heads
and hold my head high
I have no bad angles
I am confident in every light
I break limitations
Quitting is not an option

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Weigh in...

So, today was my first Weight Watchers weigh in... Ugh!

I lost .4 .... yes, POINT 4 pounds. I am trying NOT to be upset and NOT to get frustrated. But Come On! And yes, its still a loss blah, blah, blah. I was just hoping for more. Ok... now that that's out of my system I will be positive and continue on my journey ... but I think Im gonna blame that scrawny weight loss on the Super Bowl :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

How to eat an elephant?

Have you ever heard the quote "How do you eat an elephant? ... One bite at a time"

I heard that tonight and it really hit home. I have been feeling rather frustrated with my weight loss recently and when I heard this I had to remind myself that just like I cant eat an elephant in one bite, I cant lose all the weight I want in one day or one week, or even one month. Its going to take time. I am going to have setbacks. I am going to have to work for it (even though I dont want to sometimes).

I also need to remember to focus on MY elephant and not someone elses. We all have things we are working towards and even though someone may seem perfect, they are not. They have problems too. Its sometimes hard to remember that when you're at the gym and the skinny b$%#'s on the treadmill next to you are complaining about having to buy a size 7 pants! Thats when I have to chant "everyone has problems, everyone has problems" :)

This post was more for me than for anyone else, I just had to vent and remind myself to eat my elephant one bite at a time.Although, It wouldn't hurt if my elephant lost some weight so I had a smaller elephant to eat :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Thin is the New Happy

This is what Im reading right now. I must admit that I bought the book based solely on the picture on the cover. I was thinking "I can relate to that, I must see what this book is about" :)

Im about half way through and I must say that I love it. The Author, Valerie Frankel has so many good points and sayings. I have had several "AHA" moments.

First, We all know the 5 stages of grief right. Well, did you know that they can be applied to dieting. Here, let me tell you...
1. Denial: "This diet is going to be the one that works"
2. Anger: "Everyone else has cake!"
3. Bargaining: "I cheated today so I will work out extra hard tomorrow"
4. Depression: "I cant believe I ate that whole thing"
5. Acceptance: "Its useless, I will never be thin."

The first paragraph had me sucked in... "Im a diet addict. I exist on a continuous loop of starting a diet, recovering from one and planning the next. Im either counting calories, fat grams, carbs or the number of days until I begin anew (and it's always "for the last time"). Dieting defines me."

Those are just a few of the highlights from the beginning of the book. I will blog more about it when I finish it.

On another note, weigh in is in 2 days and I ate a TON for the Super Bowl. I had saved ALL my bonus points to use so Im hoping it didnt hurt me too badly. I guess we will see how I did on Wednesday :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Meet the Newest Weight Watchers Member

Ok, I did it... I gave in and joined Weight Watchers, AGAIN! I am rather excited about this new plan. I think its important that carbs are taken into calculation and because I am a carb addict I am hoping that watching my carbs will help my weight loss. I am also excited that fruits are zero points.

Today was my first day counting points and I did so good! I stayed right within my points and didnt use any of my bonus points. I drank all my water and got in all my dairy. I need to work on adding more fruits and veggies but I stopped at the grocery store and stocked up so I think I will do better tomorrow.

I attached a picture of me today on my way to the gym. I made a few small notes of the things I am hoping to change with Weight Watchers and my exercise program. My 5% goal is 8 pounds. I would like to have that lost by March 1st. So, here we go!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

To Join or Not to Join...

I have been debating lately whether to join Weight Watchers again or not. I know their program works. I have done it before and I always lose weight. Here's my dilemma... I know they just changed their program and I dont want to have to buy all new books. Silly huh. I need to just join because I always do better when I have to be accountable and I have to weigh in. Ive heard the new program is really good. Ok, Ive talked myself into it... I will keep you all posted.

On another note I weighed myself this morning and I am down 2.5 pounds. Yay me!