Weekly Weigh In: Getting Into the Groove

Alexis {Diva on a Diet}'s Official Weight Watchers Weigh In March 26, 2014Say what? Yep. I think I am finally getting back into the groove! (And Madonna is totally in my head right now!) I’m finally getting back into my old habits again! I’m doing what worked before! I haven’t completely lost it!

And was I perfect? No way! I ate out a few times, but made smarter choices (that’s the old habits part!), and had drinks this weekend. I didn’t go over points, but I used all my weeklies and almost all my AP’s. Oh yeah, and I tracked everything like I used to do!

Another old habit returning: Actually feeling the need to work out and sometimes enjoying it! *gasp!* This week I worked out 6 days and earned 35 Activity Points. Adding in the dance classes has really helped me enjoy it and not get bored with just running. Which in turn, has made running more enjoyable again!

In fact, I was scared that I signed up for an 8K next month. I have just not been into it. I’ve been barely pulling out 2-2.5 miles of straight running lately. The last time I completed a 5K distance was in January, and I had to walk some of it. But guess what happened? I ran 4.27 miles straight last Friday out of no where! And it wasn’t horrible. I actually felt good! And thought, hell yeah, I can do 5 miles in 4 weeks! I’m trying not to worry that my pace is nowhere near what it was in 2012 and focus on just doing it and pushing myself in other ways, like distance.

I also got back into my two cups of green tea a day thing. Well, make that during the work week! My schedule on the weekends is all over the place, and that’s when I splurge, use my weekly and activity points, and rarely ever make all my healthy checks!

Now as for all those lofty goals I had last week?…

#1: I’m still doing the DietBet challenge, and I appear to be on course for winning my part of the pot come April 9th!
#2: I haven’t had a chance to read any more of Choose More, Lose More for Life. But I did take a cue from it: Set small goals. So I didn’t hold myself to #3 and #4!
#3: There was no Ripped in 30 last week! I’m just not there yet. My focus is on running and dance class right now.
#4: I think I did one day of the Desire & Destiny Meditation. I was trying to wake up earlier to do it, but I have issues sleeping, and I’m not a morning person. Maybe I need to do it at night!

So what’s on the docket for me this week? (Other than to keep doing what I’m doing!)…

I have been out of my green smoothie breakfast habit for quite a while. So last night, I preped my smoothies for the rest of the work week and had my first today! A great way to get in 3 servings of fruits/veggies at the beginning of my day!

I’m trying to cut back on dairy. I’m experimenting. It may be affecting my sinuses. But I love…. no, make that adore cheese! And yogurt and cottage cheese are good cooking ingredients and easy low point protein snacks. I’m not sure if cutting back will even make a difference, but cutting it out completely just seems like punishment! It totally goes against what I like about Weight Watchers… nothing is off limits! I might just have to put up with a runny nose for cheese!

I need to get out of my head and stop beating myself up! I’m still mad I’ve gained this weight back, and I keep looking at “how far” I have to go again, as if I didn’t have to go even futher the first time! And I keep thinking about how I got down under 153 lbs in January and where I could be now if I had worked hard back then. Forgive. Forgive. Forgive and move on!

So how’s your week going? Do you struggle to get out of your head and forgive yourself? What’s your relationship with dairy? 

And I’ll be hanging out tonight at the #wwchat twitter chat hosted by Dani (@IrishEyes1982) from 8-9pm ET!

Weigh In Status: 28.7 lbs up from goal (you can see my entire weight loss log here.)

  1. marjorie, 27 March, 2014

    Yay! Glad you are back in the groove! Way to go!!!

    So funny…I just posted about not beating myself up today! I am learning that finding peace AND success in weight loss are not mutually exclusive. You don’t have to be perfect. In fact, you should splurge here and there. There is much to learn on this journey! And food is only the half of it. The mindset part is the really challenge for me. And I am working hard to get that part right.
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