Thursday, September 30, 2010

Happy Dance

I never thought I would be saying this...

I am 4 weeks in and 8 pounds lost !
In the past I never made it further then 3 weeks and even then. I was never completely OP.
This time around is so different.
It may have something to do with having support. I have my great friend Trish and all the ladies on the WW board and of course Jack.

I mean don't get me wrong this is a battle and it always will be.
But I am enjoying this journey. I am excited to see what the scale reads because I know that I have been OP. This past week I was not so sure but only because It was that time of the month.
But I took some advice I was given and got on the scale anyways. I was scared to death.

I woke up..Rolled over and looked into the bathroom.
Did my morning duties..Peeing,brushing my teeth and the what not..
I stepped up to the scale and stood there for a minute as I always do.
"I did good this week. I stayed OP. I ate what I should. I tracked everything. I was mentally happy with what was happening. So I will be OK with whatever this scale reads and if I have a gain I will move on and try harder next week" Take another deep breath exhale and step on the scale...195 LBS...WOOT WOOT !!!!! Happy Dance...Happy Dance ! Sigh of relief...

It's a complete mind thing when you know that you have done good all week but then come weigh day you are praying in front of the scale as if that will make any kind of difference. What's done is done !

So far so good..1 month down and a lifetime to go.....

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Still at it !

Wow - I am averaging about one post a month. I guess I will need to pick that up. I Post,Vlog,Message in so many places it is getting hard to keep track. I have my girlfriend Trish in my ear saying"so when are you going to start that blog". I started quite a while ago. I just need to take the time to make it presentable. OK so where are we... I am in the middle of week 3 of Weight Watchers. In the past as soon as I get to about the end of week 2 I notice I am not writing down what I ate. Which means that I am also not counting points. I am eating and shopping for the same foods. I am also weighing my foods for the most part. I have this great scale that I have had for a few years now. I love that thing. As always I am losing weight with WW. I always have but typically like everyone else I want to see huge losses and when those are not seen. I get board and well....I start eating what I want when I want. I am steadily losing weight. Not huge amounts ! As a matter of fact I am only down 5.5 Lbs in 3 weeks and 1 day. That is almost averaging 2 pounds a week. So I should be happy with that and I am. This past week I had a few bad meals. I had pizza one night and bar food which consisted of a taco and a cheese enchilada. So I knew going into Wednesdays weigh in it may not look good. I had actually been thinking of weighing every 2 weeks. My logic was that it would be true fat loss I would be seeing and not water weight which with me can be up to 2 pounds. So come Wednesday I did not weigh. But once again..My girlfriend trish was saying I should weigh.It better to be able to judge if what I am doing is working..I figure if I am eating right and getting in a workout (which other then housework does not exist) I should have a loss. Well today I just said heck with it and got on the scale. I was down .5lb...Nothing to brag about. Later today about 3 hours later my monthly gift arrived with water weight in tow.. So can I be for sure that it was a true .5 loss..NO ! So I should have waited and weighed next week. At least I did not have a gain. This time around is so different for me. I truly want to lose this weight. No matter if it takes me 2 years or 6 months. It is even not as hard as I had thought it would be. Coming into this I was addicted to sugar. I am still craving it at times. But a bowl of applesauce or a nectarine does the trick. Unlike the bags of starburst I would eat..Thank god I got out of that habit ! So I am still in ONEderland..On my way to my ultimate goal of 140 and getting closer to fitting into my favorite pair of jeans that I am only about 10-15 pounds from fitting into. I am so excited to see the changes. One day soon when I start to notice a change I will start to post the now and then pics.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

OMG..I can't Believe How long it has been since my last post..I guess I was not sure this Blog thing was for me..Or if I just wanted to keep it to myslef..
Ok so I dont think I was truly ready..I kept it up for about 3 weeks and that was it..
I got the treadmill and I was on it every day for about a week and then the MS hit..So out of frustration and sadness I started to eat AGAIN...I mean i really need to find a way to get passed this emotional eating and find a new way to deal with my emotions...

So here we go...ROUND 2
Today started off good..This morning I had 2 eggs, whole wheat toast, sugar free jam and butter spray...6 points..For Lunch I had Weight Watchers Marinara Angel Hair..It was ok. I am not a big fan of frozen entrees..But they were on sale for a $1..So I bought a few..I dont think I will be buying this one again ! Blah
I am doing Weight Watchers for the 10th time. It is the only program that I have ever consistently lost weight on..But about week 3 I get fed up with all the point counting..
I mean I am home all day not like I dont have the time to write down what I eat and the points.
I was gonna try and make a template on Microsoft..Uh I dont know how to do that.Then I came across one that was already made up and all I had to do was tweak it a bit and walla..I now have a tracker where I can keep track of everything I eat and the points..
So I am off to a great start..I had every intention of getting on the treadmill but with this headache I have..It will just make it worse.So instead I have some stuff I need to get done around the house..
I am new at this whole blog thing.. So give me some time and I will figure out how to post my before pics and all that great stuff...
So wish me luck...I hope by christmas I can atleats get into my favorite Jeans that no longer fit !