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.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
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.
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
I went from 159.2 on Monday to 160.8 on Tuesday (today). It was my first gain. Yesterday I was all proud of myself for eating treats in moderation. I had a large chocolate chip cookie, a very small bite of muenster cheese, and two small tacos for dinner yesterday, yet my total calories was the lowest it has been since I started keeping track (barely over 1,200 for the day). So here are the theories:
*I can't eat treats even in moderation (hope not)
*temporary water weight gain from the extra sodium (doubt it - didn't have that much sodium yesterday)
*I ate TOO little(??)
Maybe I can figure out which of these is the reason by trial and error, or even by carefully experimenting with options. I do think that points are great because they give me clear limits. I think that if I keep it up, I WILL LOSE THE WEIGHT. I am not too discouraged.
Monday, February 05, 2007
Just wanted to quickly write...
Went downhill skiing yesterday, 4th time ever. 5.5 hours of skiing, quite a lot of exercise! Ate healthy all day, packed food to bring, even had a VERY healthy salad with grilled chicken and no dressing and a glass of water with lemon for dinner afterwards at the Chicken Bone Saloon during the Superbowl. Sore today.
Today I had a test of my willpower - was at a conference all day at the Warren Center, which is known for its great food. I had a fruit salad and coffee for breakfast, more fruit and water and an odwalla bar for snack, salad, veggies and salmon for lunch with tea, and 1 chocolate chip cookie and 1 TINY bite of muenster cheese for an afternoon snack with more water. I did a great job, I think. Not only did I make healthy food choices, but I even proved to myself that I can eat treats IN MODERATION! Yay me!
First wellness class was this afternoon. Didn't learn much I didn't already know, but we walked around the building for 20 minutes, including going up and down the stairs. I'll still go to the gym for a bit now though. I've eaten 18 points so far today so I can have a small snack (yogurt & clementine) and small dinner.
One other thing...my weight graph since I started, a bit over a week ago, is a curve....was losing HUGE the first few days, then it's been interesting...I went from 159.8 on Saturday to 159.6 on Sunday to 159.2 on Monday (today). Overall I lost about 7 pounds in ONE WEEK! Cancun is 12 days away so maybe I can make the impossible happen and reach my dream by then....150-154 range...then I'll have to BE GOOD while on vacation and then SET A NEW GOAL once I'm back! That goal can either be to maintain my new lower weight for a while, or try to lose more!
Tired today. I guess a full day of skiing will do that to you if you're not used to it. Jess mentioned maybe going skiing every weekend!! So I might get used to it fast. I think it has the potential to whip me into shape - a new level of fitness. Yay.
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Okay, so this isn't really my first week on SP...but it is the first week I've actually taken advantage of all (well, lots - there's too much on here for me to say "all") it has to offer.
Here is a list of the benefits I have been able to enjoy...thank you, SparkPeople!
*I already look a little slimmer & firmer and clothes are looser.
*Haven't needed to use my asthma inhaler
*No mysterious aches&pains
*I've become Ms. Energy and have been in a GREAT mood.
*Finally feel confident in my ability to reach my health goals
*Have learned a lot about calories and nutrients in my foods - this is interesting, because I have been reading books and magazines about weight loss since I was a teenager, but in this one week alone of using the nutrition tracker on SP, I have learned so much that a magazine could never teach me, because it's about what I'M actually eating
*Finally getting really excited about my trip to Cancun that's coming up on 2/17 (two weeks from today!)
*I'm still trying on this one...but at least I am aware of the importance of trying not to be "perfect," because then I'll burn out. I need a program I can stick with for the long haul instead of one that holds me to impossible standards. I can get that here.
*I've stopped playing computer games because I'd rather use the message boards and read the articles on SP.
*Jess, the love of my life, is proud of me!
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