Thursday, April 21, 2011
3 weeks of maintenance with WW has been interesting. The first 2 weeks, I lost another 2lbs. At weigh in last night, I gained 1 lb. This still leave me below my goal weight - so I'm o.k. with it. I don't, however, want to go over my goal weight. Still trying to get a good balance. I was a little surprised with the gain and a little disappointed (I guess). While I was loosing on WW, I never had a gain (6 months), so it was a little odd and now I have a little of the "panic" mode setting in. I'm not going to change anything - I know there are a lot of reasons the scale shows a gain. My eating is fine and my exercise has increased and boy do I drink enough water! So I'll just stick to what has worked.
Speaking of exercise - I started a C25K program at a local park last week. A student PE teacher and track coach is doing it and she's great (young & enthusiastic!). We did the 1 min. run/1 min. walk (10 X) last week on Tues/Thur with the group and then I did the 2 min. run/2 min. walk (8 x) on my own Sunday. Repeated that one on Tuesday. I've been a very active walker for the past 4 months (3 1/2 miles 3-4 x week), but that 2 min. run nearly killed me! It wasn't pretty, but I did it! Tonight we do a 3 min. run/2 min. walk! I'm glad I joined this program (and paid for it), because I think if I was doing this on my own, I would have quit - and we haven't even gotten to the hard part! I'm doing it with my daugher & sister and since I've paid, I'm sticking to it. I really want to be able to run the 5K we signed up for in June!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
I reached my goal on 3/31. The first week of maintenance I lost .8 lbs. WI is tonight, so we'll see. With WW, you're supposed to add 5 P+ for maintenance. I was a little hesitant to do that right away, so I've been slowly adding them in. When I was loosing, I didn't use my WP's and only some of my AP'S (mostly for special occasions). This worked for me, so I'm doing that with maintenance too. I'm a little nervous about maintaining, but I think if I continue with the weekly WI's and classes and exercise, I should do o.k. (plus I had to buy all new clothes and I can't afford to buy more if I go up in size!).
I also started a C25K program last night at a local park. My consistent walking program the past couple of months had me above the "couch" status, so I didn't struggle with the 1 min. runs (10 times). We'll continue with that on Thursday - but our "homework" is to increase to a 2 min. run (8 times) which is what we'll be up to on Tuesday. I think this will be a great program and will be a challenge. I'm glad I joined a class because 1 - I paid for it, so I'm more inclined to do it and 2 - it's nice to have a group and a coach who knows what she's talking about. She's actually a student teacher at my daughter's HS and her PE teacher. My daughter decided to join, so she's going with me tomorrow!
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Finally! I reached my Goal! After 6+ months, I reached my Weight Watchers goal! I lost 40.6 lbs. I get a little surprised even now that I actually had to loose that much just to get comfortably within my healthy range.
I now have 6 weeks of maintenance and I can be a Lifetime Member. I was so excited - I got my little charm and I got to wear the tiarra for the meeting. I'm a little nervous about maintenance, so I'm going to ease into my extra P+ and keep going to my meetings. I found that I definitely need the accountability of the weekly WI at the meetings. I am also starting a C25K program at a local park, so I know I'll have incentive to keep up the walking!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I had a great WI last week and lost 2 lbs. Finally! I'm 1.6 lbs. away from goal. These last 5+ lbs. have really enjoyed their time with me, but it's time to see them go. I have my WI tonight and of course I'm stressing!! I'm very happy with my weight, my clothes size and the way I feel. I've told myself that basically I'm where I need to be and I just need to maintain (another story in itself). I joined a C25K program @ a local park that starts in 2 weeks and I've been walking 3 miles at least 3 x a week. I feel great! BUT - I know if I don't do well tonight, I'll be disappointed. AND - if I get to goal, I'll wonder, should I have set my goal lower, will I be able to maintain??? No wonder we gain weight. No wonder there's so many "diets" & "plans" and websites and books.
I hope that I'll be able to just make this "journey" I've been on the past 6 months a normal part of my life and not make it such an issue. Anyway good luck to me tonight and to everyone else close to goal!!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I had my WI last night @ WW. I went down .8. What's a girl gotta do to loose a pound! The past 5 weeks I've only lost 1.8 lbs. I'm still 3.6 lbs. away from goal. I've been thinking of all kinds of ways to get there (and most of them are not too healthy). I've decided I need to stop focusing on the goal and just enjoy my progress. There was something pretty good in the weekly handout from last night. It was a "10 second Point Plus pitch" and the lady said "The WW journey is not about getting skinny. It's about adopting a healthy lifestyle and changing the behaviors that cause you to gain weight in the first place" So that hit home! I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing - P+ tweaked, walk my 3 miles when I can (I'm usually averaging 3x a week) and get ready to do my C25K that I signed up for@ the local park that starts in April. I'm going to enjoy all my new spring clothes and when I reach my goal, I'm going to enjoy maintaining!!
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