Sunday, May 24, 2015

Clean Slate!

I have a clean slate! Well, kind of. Yesterday I walked back through the doors of Weight Watchers and decided to ask for a clean slate. I missed the last three weekends and decided that yesterday was going to be a very sad day for me in terms of weighing in. So, I walked in, told the receptionist that I was "starting over" and that is what I did! She deleted my previous history from the computer and I'm acting like a new member. So...my new starting weight is 161.6 lbs. and I'm going forward from there. I can do this. I have a good feeling about this. It's all on my shoulders but I really need to lose some weight this summer and I'd love to see goal by September 5th. Technically, it's "only" 20.6 lbs. but back when I was about 5 lbs. from goal, I thought I had it. Apparently I did not. (Insert sad face here.) There are 15 weeks between now and September 5th. There is a holiday on Monday (cookout at home...I've got this!) and a holiday July 4th (again, planning on a cookout at home!). Otherwise there are a lot of days between now and then that I can focus on myself!! So, 20.6lbs divided by 15 weeks equals approx. 1.37 lbs. per week (1.4 lbs. in WW terms). Seems like a reasonable goal to me. I've got this!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Yay FitBit!!!

My FitBit Zip bit the dust last week after less than six months of ownership. I bought it back in December and already needed a new battery in March. Kind of a huge strike in my book seeing as how the website said they should last six months on a battery. No biggie, stuff happens. Could have been a bad battery. Anyhoo...fast forward to this month (last Thursday to be exact) when I ended my day with 728 steps. Really? Hmmm...seems a little odd since I can get more steps than that sleep walking in the middle of the night!! So, I emailed the company and explained to them what happened. After troubleshooting a couple of things (including a new battery) they decided to mail me a new FitBit Zip. Guess what arrived today?! Yep, my new FitBit Zip!


Since I went a few days without adding up some points, I decided to jump on the treadmill and make up for some lost time. My daughters decided that it was too nice out to walk indoors so we took it to the street. It was nice walking with my two girls and our pooch. {The poor thing is out cold right now!} It was a great evening!!!


And finally, I stumbled upon this quote today and decided that I absolutely love it!! It just might become my new mantra!!! Have a WONDERFUL evening!!!


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Starting Over - Again.

I have been on a roller coaster this past school year and I cannot get my act together. My motivation is null. I know that in order to truly get my life in order, it has to come from within. Unfortunately I cannot seem to find that internal motivation. It is so frustrating. I've missed my last two WW meetings due to other commitments and I know that is half my battle. The other have is definitely my lack of motivation.

I need to change that. Where do I begin? Here.

WHY do I want to lose weight?

  1. GOOD HEALTH: My cholesterol keeps creeping up on me. My latest overall score? 234. That is the highest it has been and I know that with diet and exercise I can drop that number WAY down.
  2. MY DAUGHTERS: My husband and I are both overweight. We were not always this way but after we graduated from high school and started making bad choices, the weight crept on and hasn't left. I don't want my daughters to follow in our footsteps. I want them to learn good eating and exercise habits so that they can avoid making the choices we did and enduring the struggles we are.
  3. HOW I LOOK: I am not very happy with how I look. I look frumpy and sad. I don't have a spring in my step anymore. I wear clothes that don't fit me and I've been spending money buying clothes that are bigger and bigger. This was not supposed to have happened.
  4. HOW I FEEL: I feel miserable. I am easily winded. I cannot keep up with my daughters. I don't want to be seen in public because it makes me sad. I dread the summer and shorts season.
So what next?

I don't know. I need a game plan. I know what I'm supposed to do, I just need to put it into action. I suppose that instead of typing on my blog, I should be in my kitchen doing a little planning for tomorrow. Oh yeah, that and a little laundry.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

UGH!!!

Why is weight loss so freakin' difficult?! I have such good intentions, I create goals, I go to my WW meetings each week, why can't I stay on the wagon?! UGH!!! I need to get my head back in the game. This week my leader challenged me to track, track, track! I know that is half the battle for me. So, I need to do it. I'm going to try to track here daily and see how it goes. So, here is day 1:

Breakfast
-Starbucks Skinny Vanilla Latte (4PPV)

Lunch
-2 eggs (4PPV)
-White Sharp Cheddar Cheese (3PPV)

Dinner
-2 slices Pizza Hut Large Pan Pizza Cheese (19PPV)
-3 Hershey Chocolate Chip Cookie (15PPV)

Snack
-2 Circus Peanuts (2PPV)

TOTAL DAILY PPV: 47 - Yeah, that's impressive. Not. Seriously, at least I tracked it. :(

See? What horrible choices I made today!! This has got to stop. I didn't need all of that crap, but I ate it anyway.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Day 1 is Done!

Yesterday was another "day one" and in the past I may have patted myself on the back (or not) and moved on. Today I am going to evaluate how I did yesterday, here we go!
  1. I did not have my FitBit charged in advance so I lost about a 1/2 day of steps and ended my day with only 3,721 steps. I guess it is better than zero.
  2. I stuck to my meal plan! Woohoo!! Here is what I ate:
    • Breakfast: Oatmeal w/1 tsp of turbinado sugar (0 PPV)
    • Lunch: Whole Wheat flatbread pizza with FF shredded cheese (w/1 tsp EVOO), and no salt tomato sauce (w/1 tsp Italian seasoning). (0 PPV)
    • Afternoon Snack: Starbucks Venti Iced Skinny Vanilla Latte (0 PPV - I LOVE Simply Filling!)
    • Dinner: 93% Lean Ground Beef Burger on a Whole Wheat sandwich thin, FF sharp cheddar slice, homemade sweet potato fries (w/1 tsp EVOO). (0 PPV)
    • Evening Snack: Flatout Fold It, FF ricotta cheese, frozen blueberries, 1 tsp turbinado sugar, sprinkle of cinnamon (0 PPV)
  3. I drank 75 oz. of water! Yay me!
  4. I did not earn my 2 extra activity points.
Today I am going to shoot for getting in my 10,000 steps. I want to get those 2 APs also but if I can at least get my 10,000 steps in, I'm further ahead today than I was yesterday. I can do this!!!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

I'm BACK!

Well, I fell off the blogging wagon, again, but I'm back on! Today marks a new beginning for me (again) so I am going to document it here. I have gone to WW every single week this summer and have been fighting with the same 2 lbs. UGH! On June 14th (the beginning of my summer) I weighed in at 149.8 lbs. Yesterday (the end of my summer) I weighed in at 151.4 lbs. I am very disappointed with myself. Maybe I shouldn't be, after all I'm not up 10 lbs. but I really was hoping to be down 10 lbs. But enough sad talk, here are my next steps and goals!!

My main goal is to lose 21.4 lbs. bringing me down to 130 lbs. I want to accomplish this by January 25, 2015 - my 42nd birthday! Here are my mini goals:

  1. 5 lbs. down (146.4 lbs.) by October 4th
  2. 10 lbs. down (141.4 lbs) by November 15th
  3. 15 lbs. down (136.4 lbs) by December 27th
  4. 20 lbs. down (131.4 lbs) by January 24th
Well, that still gives me 1.4 lbs. to lose but you never know! I tried to keep my goal at 5 lbs. every 6 weeks but some weeks may be better than others. Anyway, now I need my plan. Here it is:
  1. Put my FitBit back on and aim for 10,000 steps a day!
  2. Earn 2 activity points per day in addition to the 10,000 steps a day!
  3. Drink 75 oz. of water daily. {I discovered this summer that when I slack off on the water, my joints hurt. I'm too young for painful joints!!!}
  4. Prep my meals in advance! No more hurrying the morning of...trying to figure out what to eat that day!
  5. Limit eating out to once a week {even less, if possible!).
So there you have it! Goals and a plan! Yay me! Now I'm off to develop a shopping list and get ready for my back-to-school week. The kids have another week of summer, but sadly, I do not. Ugh. Oh well, all good things must come to an end!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Today I Begin Again.

Well, last month I wrote about falling off the blogging wagon. Looks like I've taken a little tumble off the weight loss wagon as well. I have really been struggling with losing weight and I know it is all my fault. I've stopped saying "no" to candy bars, bags of chips, and lunches/dinners out. I've stopped planning, stopped tracking, and started saying "Oh, I can get back on track tomorrow." Apparently that isn't true. I've been lying to myself. I'm down a pant size but won't stay here if I continue to lie to myself. I'm not being fair. This isn't right. Today, I begin again. Not tomorrow.