Weigh In Wednesday: Must Be Doing Better Than I Think

Weigh In Wednesday

I am so stinkin’ happy! I lost 2.3 lbs this week! And the way I look at it, even with my gain last week, that means I still netted a 1.2 lb loss! Woo hoo!!! …Said the girl who is trying not to focus on the scale! But let’s face it, it makes it all the better when you are not focusing on that!

So, now I have a confession to make. I didn’t track for 3 days this weekend! Eeek! Now, I didn’t go totally crazy, but I was sure I had one too many snacky things and then there’s the wine! BUT instead of giving up for the rest of the week, I got back at it on Monday!

Then I thought it was all over when I had a special work lunch yesterday. We went to Seasons 52, which was great (if you haven’t been, they have awesome, upscale food with nutrition values!), but after we had appetizers and a dessert, my lunch was 25 points! I thought for SURE today was going to be another let down.

I also did not work out as many days as planned, so yesterday was also the day I decided to start running again, so maybe that run after work did the trick! I even decided to give myself a non-scale goal. I have gotten so far from where I was with running, and I’ve been struggling with whether or not I even wanted to pursue it anymore, or whether or not body and my mind was even ready to pursue it. I have run once or twice since getting serious about all this again in March, but I hadn’t really committed to it. I don’t know where it came from, but I all of the sudden decided that I wanted to run the Sumerfest 5K for a third year this June, and that was in about 7 weeks, so I decided to do a training plan.

Here’s the thing. Even when I was running a lot more and a lot faster, I never really did any training plans, or if I did, I never stuck to them, so I thought, this is the time I need to stick to something and get my head back in the game. So, wish me luck with this new goal!

Looking at all this, I think on those days that I didn’t track or didn’t work out, I am underestimating the things that I am doing right, and maybe that’s what’s working out for me.  I have to remember that even when I am not perfect the whole week, that what I am doing now is way better than what I started doing for a few months, which was not trying at all!

On a side note, I am sorry the only thing I am posting these days are my weekly weigh in updates. I guess that’s actually more than I was doing for quite a while, which was nothing! But I swear to you I will post a recipe or something more fascinating (lol) soon!

Height: 5′ 4″
Highest Weight: 201.1 lbs (6/1/2011)
Current Weight: 165.1 lbs
Change Since Last Weigh In: -2.3 lbs
Total Lost This Year: -7.9 lbs (since 3/23/2015)
All Time Total Lost: -36.0 lbs (since 6/1/2011)
(you can see my entire weight loss log here.)

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Weigh In Wednesday: Things Got a Little Bumpy

Weigh In Wednesday

Well, I gained 1.1 lbs. I probably should have gained more. The road on my journey got a little bumpy again. I got lazy. I just didn’t want to. It’s been raining and dreary for days. …Yep, all the lamest excuses.

But I am not going to dwell on it. Back on track today. I am accepting that I will have weeks where I mess up, but that does not mean that I continue down that path. I am determined to do better this week. No goals beyond that. Just make this week better than last week! That is all I have today!

Height: 5′ 4″
Highest Weight: 201.1 lbs (6/1/2011)
Current Weight: 167.4 lbs
Change Since Last Weigh In: +1.1 lbs
Total Lost: -33.7 lbs (from highest weight)
(you can see my entire weight loss log here.)

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Weigh In Wednesday: Another Loss in the Books!

Weigh In Wednesday

I don’t have much exciting to report for this week other than, I lost again! Woo hoo!

Food-wise, I did not make the healthiest choices a few days there, but 1) I tried to limit portions, 2) I tracked everything, and 3) I worked very hard not go over points. I ended up using all my activity points. Sometimes, I don’t lose weight when I do that… sometimes I do!

I also got in the minimum 30 minutes of exercise and did a #plankaday 6 days this week. I even ran (ok, jogged) on Monday for the first time since January! 30 minutes straight! I couldn’t believe it. I thought for sure I was going to have to alternate a few minutes running and walking. Maybe two weeks of walking strengthened me more than I thought? It was slow and painful, but I did it!

And now that I’m thinking about it, I have been tracking and exercising and committed to the lifestyle for the last 17 days (including today), and that is the longest streak I have had in a long time! So, ok, maybe all this is exciting!

I guess what is really not exciting is everything else that is going on in my life. That’s where I’m struggling, which typically makes me turn to comfort food and lose sight of this journey, but I haven’t. Having things go well in this area finally is my silver lining. I am feeling grateful for my perseverance.

Height: 5′ 4″
Highest Weight: 201.1 lbs (6/1/2011)
Current Weight: 166.3 lbs
Change Since Last Weigh In: -1.6 lbs
Total Lost: -34.8 lbs (from highest weight)
(you can see my entire weight loss log here.)

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