Simply Filling Technique, Mid-Week Check-In
I decided to try WW's Simply Filling Technique this week as a personal challenge to myself to depend on Power Foods. It's been a little bit of a rocky start, with a headache one day due to eating too little fat and struggling a bit with balance.... Read more
Tonight was the first time I had been in the group exercise room at the Y, with its three walls of full length mirrors, in two weeks. The last few times I'd been there, I'd felt really fat with my muffin top hanging out over the top of even my s... Read more
Ending my second week as a "meetings member"
Tomorrow afternoon, I'll have my second weigh-in at the WW center. I'm hoping for a good loss, but I'm feeling a little "lost" not being able to have my daily check-in with the scale. It's going to take some getting used to, only having one weig... Read more
I think I'm a "meetings" person...
I've been to two WW meetings so far -- the one I weighed in at, and another one this morning to get a feel for a different leader. I want to try out as many different leaders as I can before I settle on my "favorite."
I still plan to weigh ... Read more
Going to my first WW meeting today
I've been thinking about it for a while, and finally decided today to go ahead and upgrade to the WW monthly pass so I can attend meetings. My primary reason is so that I can achieve "lifetime" status when I hit goal, and have the extra motivati... Read more
Week 4 - Another 1.6 lbs down!
I've now been following Weight Watchers PointsPlus for a month, and I could not be more thrilled with the results. I've lost a total of 8 lbs now, without feeling hungry, and while feeling completely in control. I've been able to eat out, have s... Read more
Week 3 Weigh-In - Woohoo!
I'm down 1.6 pounds this week, for a total 3-week loss of 6.4 pounds! I have also lost a total of 2.75". My clothes are fitting much better, and I feel better too. I'm enjoying trying new recipes and new foods.
This past week, I set a goal ... Read more
Week 2 Weigh-In and Two Small Victories Today
This morning I was down 0.4 lbs from last week, but tonight at Y-weight I was down 1.8 pounds from last week. So I'm going to guess my real loss was somewhere in between. ;) I took the 0.4 for my official log since I'm using my morning weigh-in... Read more
Ending my second week on Weight Watchers
Today is the last day of my second week on Weight Watchers -- tomorrow morning is my "official" self weigh-in and tomorrow is also Y-weight, my "meeting" and accountability weigh-in. I have to say that I am really liking the new PointsPlus progr... Read more
I hate the word diet.
SparkPeople is supposed to be all about a lifestyle change, yet I see the word "diet" come up a lot. It makes me cringe when I see it, because I hate the word diet.
Why? Because the word "diet" often connotes something that is temporary -- ... Read more
32% Body Fat
We did body fat analysis tonight at Y-Weight -- the first time I have ever had a reading done on me. I've never bought a body fat scale because I've heard they are inaccurate, and I never felt like doing all of the restrictive things that were r... Read more
Setting a Reward for Weight Loss
Yesterday, I was shopping online at Shabby Apple with a Groupon and ordering a new dress when I stumbled into their fitness section. I had never really looked at it before, but they have some cute stuff. And thus, my reward for losing 10 lbs bec... Read more
I spun today! As London Tipton would say, "YAY MEEEE!!!"
(The title reference is from the Suite Life of Zack & Cody for non Disney channel fans. ;)
Today I tried my first spin class. My workout buddy wasn't feeling good this morning so I was going to be going it alone...I had already looked at th... Read more
Two-day workout/gym streak -- woohoo!
I think I have started over about a million times but never seem to be able to get back going, so I'm celebrating this tiny, small streak of going to the gym two days in a row and doing a yoga workout yesterday and water aerobics today. I really... Read more
Coming up with a plan for starting over
The biggest motivation I ever had to lose weight was my wedding...I wanted to look good in the pictures and in my dress. I reached my goal, and I did that. But after that point, I've struggled, because nothing has provided the same concrete "goa... Read more