Checking In – Weekly WI

•February 13, 2008 • 5 Comments

I am very excited today. Today is my weekly weigh in and I have lost 3 pounds this week. That gives me a total of -12.4 pounds in 5 weeks!! I have been doing my daily peek at the scale in the mornings and was losing an ounce here and there, but I have been stuck on the same number for the last two days. It just seems like that little bit of extra weight drops the day of my weigh in. So I planned this week being about a 1.5 or 2 pound weigh loss. I’m not complaining. Three pounds is way better than that. 🙂

I got the Leslie Sansone Walk Diet dvd in the mail on Thursday and tried it for the first time. I think it’s one of the beginner videos with 1 and 2 miles. It’s really not very hard at all. My heart rate goes up and I sweat a little bit. I wish it was a little more challenging, though. I kind of took the safe route when I chose a video because I wasn’t sure how much I could do. I think I might try one of her more challenging videos.

My goal for the week is to drop 1.7 pounds for my week 6  weigh in. I think it’s very possible. 🙂

Have a great week and take care.

In shock!

•February 6, 2008 • 4 Comments

I was absolutely expecting a gain this week.  Today is my weekly weigh in and I lost 1.2 pounds from last week!!  I am beyond excited.  That brings me to a 9.4 pound weight loss in 4 weeks!  I am jumping up and down in my seat right now.  In yesterday’s blog entry, I wrote about my worry of feeling like I gained.  The scale has been acting crazy all week.  I have 3 scales (yeah, I know it’s little obsessive) and I compare all of them, but I always go by the weight watchers scale when I am reporting my weight.  Well, this morning I only used two of the scales and they both said the same thing.  I have ceramic tile floors in my bedroom, so I go as far as taking a level and making sure the tile is completely flat (you know, homes shift overtime).  Anyway, so both of them showed the same number.  I must have stepped off and on the scale about 10 times.  I just couldn’t believe my eyes.

I will leave you today with a quote by Aristotle. ( I got it off the WW site after I put my new weight in. )

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Take care everyone!

Jumpy Scale – Day before week 4 WI

•February 5, 2008 • 7 Comments

Well, I think I might gain this week.  The scale has been jumping around all week.  I think I’m doing every thing right, so I’m not sure why the scale doesn’t like me this week.  I have been staying within my daily points and I think I have used 5 flex points .  I am scared to use them.  I know they are there to use, but is better to use some of them or all of them?  Maybe not using them at all works?  I really don’t know.  I have been drinking 2 liters of water a day, so I know I’m drinking plenty of water. I stepped on the scale this morning and I had gained 6 ounces since last WI.  Yesterday, I was over a pound from last WI.  If I gain tomorrow, then I will just keep going and hope for a good week 5.

Well, tomorrow is my WI day.   Gain or lose, I will be here to let you know how I did.

Take care everyone  🙂

Week 3 Weigh in-

•January 30, 2008 • 4 Comments

So today is my week 3 Weight Watchers WI. I drank over two liters of water yesterday and I exercised twice as long. I was hoping it would make a difference today. I got up this morning as I usually do, trying to avoid stepping on the scale, but I knew I needed to get it over with since it was mid-morning and I still hadn’t had my breakfast yet. So I finally made myself get on and I lost 1.4 pounds. I am really happy with that number. So that brings me to a 8.2 pound loss in three weeks. Yay! I’m considering joining the WW meetings, in addition to my WW online. I still haven’t decided what I want to do. Maybe I’ll just go and check it out. It might be fun.

I didn’t take my measurements when I started the program, but I plan to take them today. I think the small losses won’t sound so bad if I’m losing inches. I felt really good about the extra workouts last night and so I am going to step up my exercise routine this week. Hopefully, week 4 will be a good week. 🙂

Take care everyone 🙂

The end of week two – Weight Watchers

•January 30, 2008 • 5 Comments

Tomorrow will my my third Weight Watchers WI.  I am a little nervous because my weight has been going up and down all week.  I probably shouldn’t be weighing myself every day, since it can be discouraging, but I do it to keep me focused on my goal.  I am thinking I’ll get the walking video from Blockbuster tomorrow.  The wind outside today was blowing about 40 mph and it was soooo cold.   I had gone to the store and could barely put the groceries in the car.  My hands and ears were frozen and my hair was a mess…lol.   I enjoy walking.  It’s probably my favorite exercise.  I’m a fast walker and I always have been, so it’s pretty easy to get my heart rate up once I get going, but it is just way too cold to even attempt.  So I’ve been using my recumbent bike every day.  I also have the Biggest Loser workout.  I think it’s the first one.  My legs are so sore after doing that workout.  There are lots of squat-type exercises.  Wow, kicks my booty.  I bought the BL workout over a year ago, and I’m just now using it…  I know, crazy!  Anyway, I do like it because I can feel it working.

So I guess I’ll post another blog tomorrow after I WI and let ya know the results.

Take care!

Checking in :)

•January 28, 2008 • 5 Comments

I haven’t written anything in a couple of days, so I thought I would do a little update.  I have lost a little more weight, but I am not going to post it now since it’s still unofficial until my actual WI day (Wednesday).  I am feeling pretty good even though I am a little sore from the extra exercise that my body is still adjusting to.  I’ve been using BioFreeze on my aching muscles and it seems to be helping me.  My body still feels stiff even after sitting for 5 to 10 minutes.  It seems like it is easing up some and I hope it will get better as I continue losing weight.  I have been riding a recumbent bike and I really like it.  It supports my back and is easy on my knees.  The seat is a lot more comfortable than an upright stationary bike.  I really like it.  I also rented Leslie Sansone’s Walk Diet from Blockbuster Online.  It’s at the bottom of the query, so I will probably get it either Tuesday or Wednesday.  It has been super cold outside the last couple of weeks and my ears are frozen by the time I get home from walking.   I’ve read a lot of reviews and a lot of people seem to enjoy her videos.

I went to the store today and stocked up on my supplies for the week.   I think I may even try a few new WW recipes.  I was looking through my WW cookbook and I found a really yummy looking Pumpkin Apple Bread.  I love pumpkin, apple, and bread, so this should be a winner.  I left the house without bringing the recipe with me, but I’m sure I’ll be out this week and I will pick up the stuff to make it then.   I’ll be sure to let you know if it’s any good. 🙂

Take care everybody. 🙂

It’s worth it :)

•January 24, 2008 • 1 Comment

“Feel Pride In How Far You’ve Come And Confidence In Where You’re Going.”

Today, I took a daily peek at my weight. I went down 4 ounces, which brings me to a 7.2 pound loss. I have never lost that much weight in such a short period of time. I feel like I have found what works for me. It’s really hard for me to cheat with WW because I seem to be eating way more than I did before I started. It’s really all about choosing the right foods and eating the right portions. I have probably only used a couple of my flex points in the past two weeks, but for some reason, it’s really hard for me to use more than that. I haven’t had any special occasions or cravings and I’ve felt really full at the end of the day, but I have been using my activity points. At this point, it apparently hasn’t been necessary that I use my flex points. I know that dipping into flex has helped some people with their weight loss, but for now, I’m just going to stick with what’s working for me.

I feel really focused right now. I know I am doing the right thing for myself and I actually feel like I’m accomplishing something for once. So if you are trying to lose weight, don’t give up, it’s worth it.