Wednesday, August 22, 2012
OK. Down 1.4 pounds this week for 26.8 total. Not too shabby for me. Medifast buddy lost over 5 pounds despite being on vacation at the Cape last week. Awesome for her!
One of the things that is motivating me right now is not so much eating less/better, but increasing my activity. On this week's digests, I was in the top 5 for fitness minutes on 5 Spark Teams. Yippee!! I've been walking/jogging a lot, basically whenever I can. Granted, these teams are relatively small, but I'll take it. It's so nice to work hard all week and get that little reward on Sunday morning.
I doubt that I will have that much to show this week because I have been stricken by a stomach virus that has had me down for the last couple of days. Even with that I've been able to get in 6,000 steps, but it's been tough and not nearly enough to get me in the top 5 on any team. So, small favor, if those of you on teams with me could take it easy on the exercise this week I'd really appreciate it!
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
I kept meaning to post an update last week and never got around to it. I lost .2 pounds last week and was a little depressed about it. Today's weigh-in showed a 2 pound weight loss for a grand total of 25.4. I'm averaging just under 2 pounds per week, so that's OK.
My Medifast buddy is down about 60 pounds now, so saying she is kicking my butt is a "big" understatement. I am so proud of her, though. She's really dedicated.
We have actually been practicing going out and it's turning out to be great. In the past we would go out and be a terrible influence on each other. We would both usually end up getting dessert, even if we didn't really want it. It was more of a social thing. Now, however, we are a good influence on each other. We decide where we're going to go in advance and check out the menu ahead of time so we know what to order and we also request that the server not bring us bread. We actually enjoy dissecting the menu so we have lots to talk about, plus we talk about other goals we have besides losing weight. No guilt -- Awesome!!!
We've also been to the movies a couple of times recently. I didn't know it was possible to watch a movie in a theater without popcorn and Milk Duds, but I did it! And once the movie started I didn't even miss it! Plus I saved a ton of money!
My friend is on the Cape for vacation for a week starting tomorrow. She will face challenges there, but she's prepared. She's going to see family and I bet they will freak out when they see how much weight she's lost.
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Well, my weight remained exactly the same this week as last. That's actually OK, because I did go on a mini-vacation with my husband for a couple of days. Although we did eat out quite a bit, I didn't chow down like I usually do when I am released from my routine. I usually bring all kinds of snacks along "just in case" there is no food where we're going. Since we are always going to other cities and not the wilderness, this obviously makes absolutely no sense, but I like to be prepared.
I also have been stepping like crazy. I walked/jogged over 20,000 steps one day this week and the rest have been over 12,000 so I'm doing great that way.
I AM starting to feel my momentum lag a bit, however. I don't know what it is, but I'm really trying to figure this out. I met my first weight-loss goal last week and thought I was on a roll, but I guess not. I do fine during the day at work, but as soon as I get home I get ravenous. I try to keep healthy things on hand that are really quick to put together, but even that seems like too much work. (In case I haven't mentioned it before, I really do not like to cook.) I don't know if it's just because it's so dang hot everyday, or if I'm just super lazy. Maybe both.
My buddy on Medifast lost weight this week, but not as much as she has been. I think she's feeling a little down too.
If anybody has any advice, please send it along!! I might just need a good talking to. I am very active on SparkPeople and I know what I need to do, I'm just having trouble actually DOING it!!
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
WooHoo, some success!!
Today was weigh-in day, and I was down 1.8 pounds, for a total of 20.4. I am so stoked to get to 20. I still have A LOT to go, but I had a gain last week, so this loss was good news indeed.
The walking and jogging are definitely helping. I hope to add some weight work, maybe in a couple of weeks. I want to ease into things a piece at a time so I get into a routine that I can stick with. I do not see myself going to a gym, at least for now. I really prefer to do this stuff at home where no one can see me and where I'm most comfortable. Maybe that will change as I go along, but I think it's important to be realistic about it so I don't backslide.
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