Monday, March 17, 2008
Here I go again.
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Slow and steady wins the race, right? Be consistent and moderate and I will eventually hit my goal!!!
I weigh 155.8 today, which means I lost exactly 3 pounds in one day of being back on program - on my new MODERATE program. You always lose a lot the first day. I don't even WANT to lose the rest quickly, because I would much rather have it STAY OFF. I must keep telling myself this until I truly believe it! I mean, I do believe already...but actions speak louder than words, right?
Last night my friends had leftover pizza - thick crust with cheese, pepperoni, and sausage!! I didn't have any. I also didn't have a drink. And I did my ab video when we got home even though it was 11:30 p.m. And I did it again this morning. Yay!
It's crazy, but I swear I already look thinner than I did yesterday. I am wearing the same jeans I wore yesterday and there is much less of a roll hanging out over the top today. (Yuck - I don't want ANY roll hanging out over the top! Nasty!!)
Another TMI alert - this is weird, but my TOM actually DIDN'T start yesterday. It was just some spotting or something. I hope I'm still normal.
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Second blog entry of the day! Since my last one, I went to the grocery store, ate the rest of the food I'd planned today, and did 41 minutes on the elliptical at level 8, about 4.5 miles and over 600 calories. Right now I'm having a glass of water. It's funny how I approach food differently when I'm really motivated. I make eating an EVENT where I force myself to slow down, have sips of water between bites, and notice how full I feel when I'm done even if the fullness doesn't last very long.
TMI alert, but I want to keep track of this stuff...2nd TOM since I stopped taking the pill started today. I went back through my blog entries until I found the last one, and it was exactly one month ago - Feb. 8 - 29 days ago. Still, I wasn't expecting it today. I wonder if the time of the month has anything to do with how much willpower I have to stick to my program??
Anyway, as the title of this blog entry suggests, I reset my long-term goals just now on SP. It's set at losing 1 lb per week until I reach 130, which would take me until the end of September. The point is not that I want to lose exactly 1 lb per week, or hitting it by a particular date. The point is that I need to do some long term moderate weight management. Get rid of the ups and downs. Stay consistent with being moderate. Do this long enough and I will eventually be where I want to be.
Saturday, March 08, 2008
I am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers. I can go to as many meetings as I want for free as long as I weigh in at least once a month at no more than two pounds above my goal. My goal, as far as WW is concerned, is 155, so my two-pound margin means I can't weigh more than 157, or I'll have to pay. Now, of course I will be wearing clothes and, depending on the time of day I go to the meeting, I may have also eaten/drank, though I'd rather go to a weekend morning meeting before I eat or drink anything. So in order to be safe, I had better give myself a five-pound buffer, meaning that when I wake up in the morning and weigh myself the way I normally do, which is without clothes and before eating, I should weigh no more than 152. That way I can be confident that I won't weigh more than 157 at the meeting.
I have been too ashamed to weigh myself regularly lately, but I have weighed myself a couple times. Once, a few days ago, I weighed 161.0. YUCK YUCK YUCK!!!!!!! It was awful, but it was reality. Honestly I didn't do enough to turn that around, so I was lucky that today I weighed less - 158.8. My eating hadn't been better, and the only times I went to the gym this week were Monday and Friday - chest/back and 30 mins of cardio on Monday, legs and 26 mins of cardio on Friday.
Still, it was a nice relief to be under 160 today, and I'm ready to make a real effort once again. My goals are modest: track calories and keep them reasonable, not extremely low (1,600 today). Go to the gym regularly and do strength and cardio. Drink enough water and get enough sleep. And...BE AT 152 BEFORE MARCH ENDS so I can go to WW and weigh-in and keep my free lifetime status!!!!!
Easy! Just gotta do it.
Monday, March 03, 2008
Jess forced me to go to the gym on Saturday even though I just wanted to lounge on the computer and in bed all day! It was tough since I hadn't been since Monday, but I made it. Sunday we went again and my workout was a little better...and then today I went on my own and my workout was great! (Though my legs are still sore from Saturday's lower body strength training!) Each day I did strength training, a bit of stretching, and 30 mintues of elliptical, with a total workout time of just over an hour. Much less than before Jamaica, but OK.
I haven't tracked my food the past few days, but I ate OK today...not perfect though.
I think I feel better at my current weight, although I can't stand how I look. Ugh.
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