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Down 3.2 lb in 1 day?!?!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Yesterday I was at 159.4. Today I was at 156.2. WOW. I am soaring. I know that it's highly likely I'll see a "gain" over the next few days, but it won't be a true gain of fat weight. I'm sure water weight and other things have a huge impact on one's day-to-day overall number on the scale.

Yesterday, Jess's mom told me how thin I look. :) I pretended like I didn't think I was looking thinner, but I was secretly thrilled she noticed.

The past few days, when I run my hands over my stomach, I almost do a double-take, like "where did I go??" My stomach is so much flatter than it was 2 weeks ago.

This morning Jess told me he doesn't think I have any back fat. And he seems to REALLY enjoy watching me get dressed/undressed lately...more than usual...haha, is that TMI again?

This morning he also asked me about my plan for Cancun. Even though I have blogged about it, it was nice to have him ask because a) it showed he cares and b) saying my plan out loud made it real.

Here's what I said, in a nutshell:
*I will try to stick with unprocessed vegetables, fruits, chicken, and fish as much as possible.
*I will bring my WW book and keep track of points, but will not keep track of calories or anything else for that week.
*I will estimate amounts - I have decided against bringing my measuring cup and food scale.
*I want to stay active as much as possible, but NOT in the fitness center....I want to snorkel, do beach aerobics, etc. - things I can't do at home!!
*I'm not going to drink alcohol. Or if I do (can you tell I haven't convinced myself of this yet?), I still will NOT have ANY of those frozen sugary drinks. I DON'T NEED THEM, they CONFLICT with my goals!!!!!!!

Jess thought it might be best to avoid the buffet, but I disagreed - I think the buffet will always have healthy options.


9 minutes, 50 seconds

Saturday, February 10, 2007

That's how fast I ran a mile today at the gym. Woohoo! AND, it was after 45 minutes on the gauntlet stair climber. It was hard and I was sweating and red, but I did it.

I'm really proud of myself...lately I've eaten well at restaurants, home, work, a party, and a bar.

I just changed my diet goal settings on SP from 1 pound per week to 2. It lowered my calorie range and now it's more compatible with my Weight Watchers points. It also now says that I could weigh 137 by May 3, 2007 - the date of my last Weight Watchers meeting (we are doing a 12-week program at work). Me - 137?? Is that possible? Would I be skin and bones? No, I'm sure I'd look fantastic, I'd probably be a size 6, but I'm not sure it's possible. And could I maintain it? Oh well. I promise - as long as my BMI is in the healthy range I will be happy. And right now I'm only 5 pounds over it.


Feelin' Confident

Friday, February 09, 2007

Back down to 159.4 today and feeling good. As much as I tell myself it's really not all about the scale, I can't help but be affected. On a day that I'm up I feel so discouraged, and on a day that I'm down I'm just so happy and want to keep it up. I gotta just come to terms with the idea that some days will be up, others will be down, and the downs will outweigh the ups over time. And if they don't go down for several weeks in a row, if I plateau, then it's time to look at changing things up, but one or two days up doesn't mean I have to change anything. And if I DO plateau, that doesn't necessarily mean I have to eat less. Acccording to several posts on the WW Friends Forum, it might even mean you have to eat MORE. You gotta experiment and see what works.
I have exactly 8 days until I leave for Cancun so realistically I should expect to be at about 158 when I go (in dream land I'm going to lose 5 pounds and weigh 154 - ha yeah right). My goal is to come home from Cancun still weighing under 160. While I am in Cancun I will try to stick with unprocessed foods for the most part - Core foods, I guess...and I'll have to seriously be careful with alcohol - maybe no alcohol at all. I should take advantage of the variety of fruits, veggies, and lean sources of protein that will be available at the buffets, and watch portions! It will be nice to look better and better as my time in Cancun goes on, instead of flabbier and flabbier!!


Second WW Meeting

Thursday, February 08, 2007

I had my 2nd WW meeting today and was down 2 pounds!!! I went from 164.8 to 162.8. At home this morning I weighed 161.0, so I am consistently weighing just under 2 pounds more at meetings than at home. I had a big healthy dinner of salmon and steamed veggies tonight, and needed to use 9 flex points today. Just goes to show that eating out is damaging even when you choose the healthiest items on the menu. It's just a lot more than you'd eat at home. Also makes me realize how careful I'm going to have to be from 2/17 to 2/22 when I'm at an all-inclusive resort in Cancun. I have to stick with unprocessed foods as much as possible, and portion control!!! Maybe I should sneak my food scale and measuring cup with me, too.


ANOTHER Gain :( :(

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Monday 159.2
Tuesday 160.8
Wednesday (today) 162.8

Man, this sucks! I'm staying within my points, if you allow activity & flex points anyway. I am now calculating activity points by calling my workouts "moderate" rather than "high" intensity to lower the points they give me. I have my 2nd WW meeting tomorrow and I'm worried that I won't have lost anything at all. Remember, ONE TO TWO POUNDS PER WEEK is the goal, and that means that on any given day, it might LOOK like I've gained. It's the overall downward trend that is more important.
Today I was in meetings where there were pretzels and chocolate. I indulged, but I kept track carefully of how much and recorded everything I ate on SP and figured out my points. It's only 3:30 p.m. and I've already eaten 27 points today. Chocolate and pretzels are evil. I will have to work out to earn more activity points. The thing that I don't like is that I still have 29 unused flex points, so I could have a feast tonight and still technically be following all the rules. I'm not sure whether I'll actually consisistently lose weight following the WW plan. I will definitely need to investigate.


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