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Simple Start?!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

I had my weigh in yesterday at Weight Watchers. I started back last week after finding myself 14 lbs. over my Weight Watchers goal (I made Lifetime in 5/2011). I was a little disappointed because I only lost 1 lb. Now I know a loss is better than a gain, but I had weighed myself at home last week and again yesterday and my home scale showed a 3 lb. loss. Also, I usually loose about 3-5 lbs. the first week of "starting back". DS#1 lost 1 lb. and DS#2 lost 4.2 (she's the sister that "sort of" followed the plan last week).

Oh well, it's not a gain, so I'll take it!

I'm not too sure about the new 2 week "Simple Start". It's basically a food plan with Weight Watcher "power foods", but I like the structure of counting points, so I'm going to do that this week. I think the Simple Start (or Simply Filling) will be a good way to maintain once I get back to goal. I enjoyed the meeting last night and despite my disappointment, still feel pretty good because I've cut out the "crappy eating"!
I only got in 2 runs last week and both were a struggle. I got an e-mail again from my old running coach and her running class is starting back up in March. I had signed up for the fall class, but DD#2's volleyball games were on the same nights, so I had to cancel. It will be Mon./Wed. this time at the park closer to my home. The only problem is my Weight Watcher meetings are on Wednesdays and I'd like to continue those, so I'm not sure what I'll do yet.

DD#2 started conditioning/weight training for volleyball yesterday. They'll be working in the weight room at school twice a week and then they have "off day" workouts. She's going to miss some of the sessions at school until basketball season is over, but the coach gave her the workout sheet and she'll do those days on her own. I did some of the "off" day workout with her last night and it was really hard. I could only do a couple of the workouts, but I could do the stretching routine!

I'll be glad when basketball season is over. It's a really long season and she's had so many ups and downs. She didn't make varsity, but felt like she would start and get a lot of playing time with JV. The head (varsity) coach is trying to grow his program (this is his second year) and he is really "grooming" the freshman (DD#2 is a sophomore). DD#2 plays the same position as the 6'5" sophomore on varsity, so he really doesn't need her. He has a freshman (same position as DD#2) starting on JV and she also dresses out with varsity. She's a pretty good player (DD#2 is a little better) and DD#2 likes her, but it's still a little disappointing for her. She gets a lot of playing time, but she's concerned about next year when she's a junior because there are so many exceptional freshman players. I told her all she can do is work hard and do her best! Their record is 10-1 and they've been "killing" most of the teams, so the JV coach brings in the "3rd string" which is good that everyone gets to play, but that decreases DD#2's playing time too.

Oh well, she says she's having fun and gets plenty of exercise! She said she still wants to try out next year, but it's a big commitment and I'm not sure she can play 2 varsity sports and keep up with her pretty hard academic schedule (which will be even harder when she's a junior.

DD#1 had a really tough junior year, but I'm happy to announce that she's been accepted to her college of choice and we just reserved her dorm room for next fall!

Anyway, I digress. At least with DD#2 playing sports, she’ll be one of my motivations to keep running!

Here’s to another good week and progress to getting back to goal!
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