Friday, September 28, 2012

Weight Watchers Week 2

I weighed myself this morning and I'm down 1.8 pounds!

And this is my progress to date: (I started WW on September 14th)
Day Wi     Dif    Ch Rb Wst Bb Hp Th Kn
35 41 42.5 46 26.25 19
6-Jul-12 93
13-Jul-12 89.2 -3.8
20-Jul-12 88.6 -0.6
27-Jul-12 87.4 -1.2
3-Aug-12 86.2 -1.2
10-Aug-12 85 -1.2
17-Aug-12 85.8 0.8
24-Aug-12 84 -1.8 42 34 34.5 43 26 18.75
31-Aug-12 87.8 3.8
7-Sep-12 86.2 -1.6
14-Sep-12 88.2 2
21-Sep-12 85.4 -2.8
28-Sep-12 83.6 -1.8

And how do you read this lovely chart?  So glad you asked.  Wi = my Weigh In and I don't know why but I've always written my weight minus the 1 so the 93 = 193.  Dif = the difference in weight from one week to the next.  The rest of the columns are my measurements.  Ch = Chest, Rb = Rib, Wst = Waist, Bb = Belly Button, Hp = Hip, Th = Thigh, Kn = Knee.

I need to take updated measurements.  I did it a couple of days ago but to be honest, it was halfhearted and I try to be really particular when I do it for more accurate readings.  Also, the measurements at the top without any date are my starting measurements from my first day of p90x back around Feb/March.

And when I entered my new weight into Weight Watchers I got a lovely message that my daily points value has gone down.  I'm now rocking 26 daily points to be used with my weekly anytime 49 points.

And now I have to go redo my menu for next week because it was based around my previous daily point value of 27.

Good times.

And since it is Friday, that means I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel for my menu today!

Today's Menu:

B:  2 eggs + 2 slices reduced calorie bread + Coffee/Cream/Sugar
L:  Tomato Bisque (my recipe) + orange + cheese sandwich
D:  I haven't completely decided but I have some produce I need to use up so some sort of salad will be involved.

Or maybe a vegetable soup!

Or maybe some sort of vegetable pasta sauce over whole wheat noodles!

And since it is a new week here are my goals:
Strength Train TWO DAYS: 1 upper, 1 lower
Earn at least TWENTY Activity Points (for me 20 = 2000 calories burned)
Drink my water PARTICULARLY on Saturday and Sunday (which I did last weekend.  Yeah me!)

My family is coming to visit me next week.  I had originally intended to be in the 179s by the time they got here (actually 179.8 because my scale reads in 0.2 pound increments).   As of today, I am about 4 pounds from that goal (3.8 to be exact).  I have never lost 4 pounds in a week.  Do I think it's possible to do?  Maybe.  I have enough to lose that it wouldn't be unheard of if I pulled a 4 pounder.  What am I gonna do?  I'm going to go for it!  I'm going to eat as clean as possible, workout as efficiently as I can, drink my water, and stay positive.  And that's all I can do.  And come next Friday whether I have a 4 pound loss or ANY loss or even .. ugh ... a gain ... well, then I shouldn't feel bad because I'll have done all I can do.



Friday, September 21, 2012

First Week on Weight Watchers

Today was my very first weigh-in w/ Weight Watcher and I'm down 2.8.

That's right:  -2.8.

And I'm very, very pleased.

I remember trying out the new pointsplus program when they first rolled it out on a 2 week free trial and I hated it.  But something must have changed because I didn't mind this at all.  I was right, it was a nice change of pace from my normal calorie counting.  And new things are always motivating!

I'm excited for what this next week brings.  I know I won't always have a big loss like that (I'm pretty sure my weight is still elevated from being sick and the Vegas binge) but I'm pretty positive I'll have another loss which is all I want.

There are a few things I would like to do a tiny bit better this week:
For Exercise:
I want to get just a little more exercise in.  Just a little because I did great last week.  I worked out 5 out of 7 days and I'm pleased with all my workouts.  The ONLY thing I want to do is utilize my weekends better.  I want to add more workout time to my weekend workouts because I don't feel like I'm taking advantage of all the time I have.  I will be adding one strength training routine on each day in addition to my cardio.  So one upper and one lower over the course of the weekend.  I usually do a strength routine over the weekend but I'd like to make it a habit to do one on BOTH days.

I did great.  I know you can't see it but I'm patting myself on the back.  Maybe, if anything, I'll make sure to drink more water on the weekends.  Monday thru Friday I'm great at drinking my water not so much on Saturday and Sunday.

Continue to track EVERYTHING.  There was ONE instance where I wasn't going to count a couple of chips I had eaten.  I even purposefully sat on the couch next to my computer and thought "yeah, I'm not going to count those".  And then I realized that was stupid, so I did.  Cause you know, it only works if you do what you're supposed to.

I will be working out after work tonight so I will take my measurements and post them as soon as I can.

And in completely unrelated news:

The shuttle Endeavor flew over Los Angeles today.  We all stood on the roof of our office building waiting for it and it didn't disappoint.  It was quite simply, amazing.

Today's menu:
B:  Breakfast Rosti (which I will post about later on how to make because it is awesome) + egg + Coffee/Creamer
L:  Southwestern Salad + Vinaigrette (light) + Pepper Tomato Soup + Apple
D:  Perhaps a garden salad with something delicious.  I haven't figured it out yet.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

*SIGH* Weigh-In

+2 lbs

I'm not going to say anything else about it because the very next morning I showed a loss.

Go figure.

I'm still on the wagon.  Still working out VERY WELL.  Still eating pretty good.  And I added another tool into the mix.

I don't know why I did it.  I didn't even really think about it but I hopped online last Friday (14th) and I joined Weight Watchers.  I think I wanted to mix things up a bit and for some reason it seemed like the right thing to do.

I've been counting calories FOREVER and it started to feel stale.  I didn't want to stop controlling my intake so it hit me - maybe counting points would freshen things up?

So far so good.  My weigh-ins are still on Fridays so nothing changes really.  It's just yet another way for me to track everything I'm eating.  Also, in a weird way, it's nice to not be obsessing over calories.  I have my daily points target and honest to God I have no idea how they come up with it.  I have no idea how many calories I'm eating (well, to a certain extent.  If I took the time to think it over I could figure it out in a second.) and it's kind of liberating.  And in 3 days I'll see the fruits of my precious labor.

I did not sleep at all last night so I'm going to cut this short because I can't concentrate.  There are so many things I want to post about (my measurements, weight watchers, my elbow which is still not perfect, and other things) but I can't think straight.

B:  Breakfast Rosti, Egg, Coffee + Cream + Sugar
S:  Santa Fe Salad + Dressing + Bell Pepper Tomato Soup + Apple + Cheese
D:  Something with tomatoes because I have some perfectly ripe tomatoes that are begging to be used.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Catch Up Weigh Ins

It's been 3 weeks so I have some catching up to do.

And my weight loss:

July 13: -3.8
July 20:  -0.6
July 27:  -1.2
August 3:  -1.2
August 10: -1.2
August 17:  +0.8
August 24: -1.8

And on the 25th I went to Vegas.  That's where things get interesting.  I did some damage in Vegas, had a little fun and even came home early.  And that next morning my boyfriend and I got sick.  BAD.  We both had the flu.  A whole week of sickness and no exercising after a long Vegas weekend makes for some major setbacks.

August 31:  +3.8
September 7:  -1.6

I'll be honest, I thought that 3.8 pound gain was not real due to being so sick but it's hanging around.  Here it is almost another weigh-in (it's tomorrow) and I'm still hovering around that Vegas weight.  I've been working out hard so I'm going to keep a better eye on my calorie intake and see if that works.

I need to also do a new measurement chart because after my Vegas weigh gain I decided to measure myself in hopes that it would help me feel better and it did!  I'll post that after my weigh-in.

B:  Cheeseburger (yeah, had extras that I made) + Coffee
L:  Enchilada
D:  ?
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