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    DANIELLESAUTUMN   12,334
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Oh, it's ON! Weight Watchers FTW, goals.

Friday, January 04, 2013

I am so excited about what feels like a fresh start. I have decided to go back to Weight Watchers points, and really do what I need to in order to make my life healthy again and continue losing weight. My BF and I have sort of chosen our own paths with getting healthy- he's gone back to the Keto diet and I'm back on WW- just like when we met!

I haven't done my official grocery shopping trip and probably won't do a big stock up one until next week, so I'm left with things of little nutritional value :P BUT- It hasn't been hard to stick to my 28 pts (old system) a day. I've been hungry, but I think it's just first week adjustment.

Surprisingly it hasn't been that difficult to transition from counting calories to points again. I don't even think about the calories anymore! And it's seriously a stress saver. Calories are so minute that my mind thinks "okay this is probably only 75 calories, let's have two" well that's probably 2 WW points and when I only get 28/day, that brownie bite isn't too hard to say no to.

I'm starting a few streaks for myself to stick to:

no fast food
no deep fried food
no chocolate at work (unless I bring my own granola bar or something)

I will be attempting to train for a half marathon on May 19th starting next Monday. It will be an 18 week training schedule and IT. WILL. BE. TOUGH! I haven't been real into running since last spring when I was training for the 10K (72:38). One thing that makes me feel less nervous about the half is that there is a 4 hours time limit= 18 min/mile. Which is slightly slower than my normal walking pace. so even if I walked the whole thing I could finish. I think my goal may be to finish in under 3.25hrs= 15 min/mi. My 10K pace was 12 min/mi.

I started a week early with the training and ran 3 miles Wed and Thursday of this week. It was so tough!! I hadnt ran i a while and to finish 3 miles with only stopping once- I made myself proud. OOO AND I got myself new running shoes!



I know a lot about running shoes- i've done tons of research, tried on dozens of pairs and yet I still want to stray from old trusty Brooks. So when I went shopping on NYE with the bf I tried on about 10 pairs. My original shoes from 2 years ago were the Brooks Ghost 3s. Well those are being phased out, as are the Ghost 4s. SO I ended up with the Ghost 5s as my picks. It's weird because my 3's are like.. perfectly fitting. So it took a while to get used to the new ones. BUT at the end of my 3mi run yesterday they felt broken in :D

OO last night I made meatloaf with all ground turkey meat. YUMM!!! It was half the calories and fat of hamburger and tasted just as good!! Then had it with low sugar ketchup (only 5 cals/tbs!) and green beans.

When I weighed in on Wednesday I was terrified. I knew I had gained weight, which before all the holidays I weighed 218.3 on Dec 19th. OUCH, it was the most I had ever gained (about 10lbs) and it really took a toll on my mentality about the whole "healthy, weight loss" thing. So when I stepped on the scale 2 days ago and saw 219.4, I was relieved. I didn't hit the 220's again. Whew! And that pushed me to really put things back together again to be healthy.

I'm not going to focus too much on goals- they will come. BUT:

Goal #1: Get below 200lbs.
Goal#2: Get below 190 (BF and I will go have a HUGE steak dinner with no holds barred)
Goal #3: Get down to 170 when I will no longer be Obese.

And after that, continue kicking butt.

I also have MANY fitness goals and some NSV (non scale victories) I want to achieve. But i'll leave that for next time!

XOXO, DB.
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MADZOE 1/6/2013 11:48AM

    Love your new shoes and your great new goals!

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ARUNNINGKAT 1/4/2013 12:12PM

    Good to see you back! I know you will achieve your goals!

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PARASELENIC 1/4/2013 12:09PM

    I love your new shoes-- so pretty, and soon to be soooo ugly (which is good, ugly worn out running shoes are the best kind!)

I'm glad to hear your renewed motivation, and it seems like weight watchers was a good choice before, so getting back into shape with WW makes total sense.

We have WW here where I work, and there's an incentive program here where if you complete the program, my work will reimburse the enrollment fees, as well as knock off some of the insurance premiums. Which sounds like heaven, right? But if you don't complete the program, then you're out all of it, so great incentive, yes, but also a little scary.... so I'm considering it, but I have questions...

Questions:
did you officially join the program, or are you just going back into practice with it without enrollment?

did you track your food in spark while on WW?

how well does spark work with WW?

(I ask because I really like the food tracker on spark and don't want to muck that up)

I'm excited to hear about your progress! You will under 200 in no time (spring-- I see flowers and a new, skinny you!)


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TINAJANE76 1/4/2013 11:05AM

    Good for you for getting back on the wagon! Good luck and keep us posted on your progress. I know you'll do great!
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