Weigh In Wednesday: Do Over!

Alexis {Diva on a Diet}'s Official Weight Watchers Weigh In August 6, 2014I remember yelling, “Do over!” many-a-time as a kid when games didn’t go my way. Well, I’m feeling about the same way right now. I’d like to do over this past week. The fact that I only gained 0.8 lbs is quite short of a miracle. I might even just call it luck! And here I am, back in the 160s. :(

First, this week started off with dinner and drinks with friends, which then continued for several nights with different friends, to the point where I couldn’t even remotely figure out what I had eaten to even track it. I gave up.

Second, I worked out one measly day this week. There was clearly no commitment to the six days I have been aiming for. And that one day I worked out, I forgot my ActiveLink, so I didn’t even get APs for it. Of course, not that it would matter after I gave up on tracking my food!

Third, I went off the social media grid for the most part because I didn’t want to tell anyone I was doing poorly or be accountable. I didn’t do the Meatless Monday and Friend Makin’ Monday posts I had planned because it would put me “out there” for people to ask how I was doing.

Do I have an excuse? Not really. I had friends in town that I hadn’t seen in forever. And I think I just got lazy again. And maybe a little sad again. And I just decided, oh well, have your damn week “off,” and you will eventually get back to it.

So let me think about what I did right for a minute. There’s gotta be something, right? 1) I didn’t screw up at every meal. 2) At least I worked out that one day. 3) I did actually eat meatless on Monday.

So there ya have it. Not much to write home about. Obviously, I can’t actually do over this week, like you can do over a round of Rock, Paper, Scissors, but I can just do my best to get back on plan this week. I’ll just keep tryin’…

~Weigh In Status: 35.7 lbs up from “goal” (you can see my entire weight loss log here.)~

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Weigh In Wednesday: Back in the 150s!

Alexis {Diva on a Diet}'s official weigh in July 30, 2014Well, ok. I’m back in the 150s by the skin of my teeth! The scale was literally teetering between 160 and 159.9…. and it finally settled on 159.9 lbs. Whew! Ok, so if you round it, then I am still in the 160s, but I don’t round. I take those tenths of a pound very seriously!

And really, it wasn’t much of a loss, but I shouldn’t have had a loss at all! I ended up being 64 points over for the week. There were one to many, make that more like three or four too many, poor choices this week. But what I think is key here is that I didn’t just give up on my whole week. That’s what I have been doing for ohhhh, almost a year now.

Which prompted me to look back on my charts. (I’m a total geek and love charts. It’s part of my job, so I guess it’s a good thing!) This time last year, I weighed 130.3 lbs. *sigh* Just a measly 5.3 lbs up from goal. It was in August that my weight started going up. By late October, I was over the healthy weight range, but I couldn’t get a hold of what was going on with me. By mid-December, I broke into the 150s. The months since then I have been going up and down in the 150s, but found myself in the 160s at the end of June.

So here I am, a year later, barely back in the 150s. I’m still not trying to focus on the scale, but it’s hard to do that! What I have noticed is that my body fat percentage that my scale measures is going down at a grater rate than my weight. That’s what I want to see!

So maybe I still lost weight this week because I have been committing to 6 days of activity when I had been doing hardly any for a month! That’s a big change for my body. I’m not trying to push myself though. I’m just trying to get it in. Even when I had bad days, I stuck to that commitment. And strangely, my activities were less intense than last week, but I ended up earning 2 more APs than last week. Perhaps I was better at moving around more during the day?

And maybe it’s because I am actually eating right for most of my meals, whereas the last month, I was eating wrong for every meal! Another big change for my body. But that’s not going to get and keep the weight off in the long run.

So this week, I hope to avoid making too many poor decisions and not be over points. I’m going to stick to my 6 days of activity. Which is going to be scary because today is my rest day, and it just seems weird starting off a week like that! But I have dinner plans right after work with a good friend who now lives far away, but happens to be in town. I likely won’t have time for a workout. So thank god for a rest day, really! I don’t have to guilt myself! And maybe, if I get home early enough, I can fit in a little walk. I’m sad I’ll miss #WWChat tonight, but it’s time with friends that make life fun. It’s called living. :)

Hope you all had a fantastic week! Lemme know how your journey is coming along!

~Weigh In Status: 34.9 lbs up from “goal” (you can see my entire weight loss log here.)~

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Meatless Monday & Friend Makin’ Mondays: Feeling Fruity

So it’s Monday. I, like most of the world, dislike them. Luckily, I stumbled upon my friend Sarah’s post over at Losing Weight and Having Fun, where Friend Makin’ Mondays has found its new home. So I actually haven’t ever participated in it before, but I think it’s a fun idea. And yay for giving me something easy to post about! And I get to make friends!?! Sign me up! Way to make a Monday fun!

Meatless MondayAnd then I remembered it’s Meatless Monday, and I am sad to report that I have not been keeping up with that either. I intended to start posting new meatless recipes or grocery store finds, but I am not exactly prepared today. And then I thought, why not combine Meatless Monday with Friend Makin’ Mondays?!? I know, right?! A double dose of fun!

Strawberry Almond Butter Parmesan Panini recipeSo since I don’t have any new meatless things to share with you, I thought I’d remind you of an older recipe I created that keeps within the “Feeling Fruity” theme, my Strawberry, Almond Butter, and Parmesan Panini! I was seriously obsessed with these for a whole week. Delish!

Now that I’ve given you your Meatless Monday fix, on to the friend making!…

Friend Makin' Mondays

If you’ve taken part in Friend Makin’ Mondays before then you are familiar with the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s questions on your own blog, then add your link in the comments section at Losing Weight and Having Fun so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to read and comment on a couple of other posts.

This week’s topic is “Feeling Fruity”

1. What is your favorite fruit?
It always changes! Right now I’m eating cherries like a crazy person! Oh and avocados are really a fruit, and I have been eating them plain with sea salt on them all too often!

2. Is there a fruit that you really really don’t like?
Grapefruit. Sort of. I don’t like to eat them. But I did make Pink Grapefruit and Thyme Belinis the other day.

3. If you could only drink one fruit juice for the rest of your life, what flavor would it be?
I don’t drink juice usually. Except when I drink Belinis and Mimosas! So I guess Orange Juice. No pulp, please.

4. Tomatoes – fruit or vegetable?
I know it’s really a fruit, but I still consider it a vegetable in my world!

5. How many portions of fruit do you eat a day?
2-3 on weekdays. My weekends are much less balanced!

6. if you were making a smoothie what fruits would you add?
Frozen bananas. Sometimes frozen berries.

7. Are you allergic to any fruits?

8. Do you have a favorite fruit recipe? Feel free to share the recipe with us.
Strawberry, Almond Butter, and Parmesan Panini, duh! Oh and Roasted Plums with Trader Joe’s Fat Free Sour Cream instead of Creme Fraiche.

9. Do you have any fruits that are local to your area?
Georgia Peaches, baby! Except, they grow them in other states too! :)

10. What is your favorite fruit pie?
Banana Cream Pie. But I’ll take any of them!

Now it’s your turn to answer the questions. Don’t forget to link up!

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