Tuesday, September 17, 2013
So, I started Weight Watchers last month and I am happy so far. I said that if I did not think it was going to be worth the $$$ I would cancel after the first month. I am not cancelling yet.
My first weigh in was a shock because it did not match the scale that I use. I thought I was under 200 pounds, but I weighed in at 207.8. I missed the second meeting due to a family issue. The third week I had lost 5.8 pound putting me at 202.0 pounds. Last week I was down 1 pound bringing me to 201.0 pounds and a 6.8 pound loss in 4 weeks. My week 5 weigh in is tomorrow (Wednesday). I think I have stayed the same, but right now I am happy as long as I do not gain. We will see tomorrow.
I go to meetings and use the online tools. I have found that I prefer the SP website, but I do like the WW tracker and points plus system. It is so much easier to keep track of points, which really does not make sense, but it is.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
So I went to a PiYo class last night. This is an hour long class in which we did a combination of pilates and yoga. I thought about it, and it has been over a year since I last went to any type of fitness class; and I could really tell. Wow, this was a real work out, and I felt it. I feel great today, and I slept better than I have in a while last night.
I could not believe how out of shape I have gotten though. I used to go to aerobics 2 nights a week and I was doing good; last night I was sweaty, out of breath, and I turned so red it alarmed the staff at the gym (I turn red very easily and assured them I was fine). I love my Wii Fit, but it just is not keeping me as active as I thought it was. The funny part? I do the yoga on Wii Fit, and when we had to do Downward Dog last night I could not get my balance right without the Wii trainer to tell me "You are putting too much weight on your hands". I felt so clumsy :-)
Tonight I am going to my first Weight Watchers meeting. At first I was not too sure about Weight Watchers. I know a lot of people who have used it and been successful, but I was thinking that $43 per month was a lot to pay for some meetings and online tools, when I can use SP for free. Then I thought about how much I spend each month on junkfood and realized that it is a good trade. Do not go to Royal Farms or McDonalds this month, spend $43 on tools to help me get healthier. Got it. Hope it works. Besides, I find that my SP usage is sporadic, maybe if I am paying for the tools I will use them with more conviction. If I don't I will cancel after the month is up. Either way, I will keep using SP too.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
It has been hot and rainy here in lil ole Cecil County this summer. All that warm weather and rain has combined to turn my lovely garden into an overgrown jungle. I need a guide with a machete just to find my plants in all of the weeds and vines. Next year I am using Weed Block!!!!
Last week I was sick so I spent the entire week in bed. I had a fever, sore throat, sinus infection and double ear infection. I was not fit for human company. I was not able to walk the dog or exercise, and my diet consisted of jello, ice cream, and mashed potatos. I had quit soda, but when I am sick I always drink coke (okay, so when I am well I used to drink them too). So, I was sure that I must have gained weight. I did not! Even better, I lost 1 pound!!! I would have been thrilled if I only gained a pound, and staying the same weight would have been more that I could have hoped for. Losing a pound is so thrilling I am not sure what to do with myself!!!!
Okay, so it is only one pound, but it is one pound while eating junk and carbs and drinking calories, laying in bed and completely avoiding exercise! I know it will never happen again, but that is a major win. Even better, depending on which scale I use it puts me back under 200 pounds. I say depending on the scale because the scale in my bathroom and the scale some sadist put in the ladies room at work both put me at 199, while the doctors office puts me at 207. Two scales to one I am under 200 pounds!!!! The doctors office needs to get their scale calibrated :-)
Well, I have a paper that is not going to finish writing itself, so back to work I go.
Until next time...
Thursday, June 27, 2013
I got home last night and spent a little bit of time in my garden. It seems funny to me that just a month ago it was a plot of dirt with a few little seedlings popping up here and there. Now it looks like a small forest. I enjoy kicking off my shoes and feeling the dirt beneath my feet as I pull some weeds and adjust my peas so they climb where they are supposed to.
Last night I picked my first ripe tomato, a Big Boy hybrid, a little on the small side, but beautiful. I also brought in some yellow squash and a lovely zucchini as well as a small cucumber. I followed those with a nice amount of green beans, which I steamed with some carrots to go with our leftover chicken for dinner last night. Yum! Fresh green beans are my favorite.
Tonight I am going to see if there are anymore beans ready. I am going to use the squash, zucchini, and tomato to make a fresh veggie and pasta dinner. Any other veggies that are ready are getting mixed in too. I am going to chop everything up and saute it while cooking some angel hair pasta. When the pasta is ready I am going to add it to the saute pan and mix in some Italian dressing, heat it through and serve. I have been excited about making this dinner all day, mostly because other than the pasta everything we eat tonight will be the result of my own labor.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
I have not posted anything since 10/6/11. I can honestly say there have been a lot of changes, and a lot that has stayed the same.
Change: I now have my B.S. in Psychology
The Same: I am still a college student (M.S.E or Masters of Special Education)
Change: My husband lost 25 pounds
The Same: I keep losing and gaining the same 5 pounds and fluctuate between 200 - 205
Change: I am renewing my committment to losing weight and getting healthy
The Same: I am renewing my committment to losing weight and getting healthy
This is not to say I am disappointed or feeling stuck in a rut, just that I have been going on the same old path for a while; so, I am not going to make a big deal out of trying to make some positive changes. I am just going to take things one step at a time. For now my big step is cutting out soda. I had one on Saturday, and opened a can on Sunday, but only drank about half. I had none on Monday, and so far today I have not caved in to my craving. I got on the scale Saturday morning and saw my dear companion 205, I got on the scale this morning and was looking at 200, the "Coca Cola 5" has gone. Now I can start getting an accurate read on my weight loss efforts. Still, 5 pounds is 5 pounds, and to that loss!
In other news, Izzie turned 2 in April to much celebration and spoiling. In the course of all of my backsliding, the one healthy habit I have not broken is taking her for a walk every single day. I feel guilty if I even think of just putting her in the backyard; she looks so miserable if I don't grab her leash when it is walk time that I have to walk her, even if I am sick! Granted, some days it is a quick 15 minutes around the "short block", but at least once a week we do what we call her "neighborhood perimeter walk" and walk all of the edge roads in our development, this is about a 2 mile walk and it takes us about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on how much pee-mail she had to check :-)
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