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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hate the game, not the player!

So this week, I have continued my "turning over a new leaf and getting back on track".  I ate VERY well, with the exception of one day where we went to the Smack Shack for lunch with my step daughter. We had lobster rolls and lobster mac and cheese... oh and a bloody mary (YUMMY).  I was telling them that this was the most bread I've had in I couldn't remember how long (and it was FANTASTIC - scary fantastic).  Anyway after that we took her grocery shopping and then we went to my parents house to scrape their 2-3" thick ice off their driveway.  So I felt like I worked it off, right?  I mean it was a good 1 1/2 hours of scraping and hard work.

I've been weighing myself through out the week, like I always do and that morning I was down 2 lbs.  Since then, I've been up or the same as I weighed last Thursday.  All I want to lose this week is 0.2 lbs.  Most people want 2+, especially how well I followed the plan this week I should be successful this week.  But, the scale is not proving that theory out.

So this morning, I got my usual clothes on that I wear when weigh in on Thursday and got on the scale.  SAME AS LAST WEEK.  UGH.

What I should tell you is that my scale and the WW scale are different every week... one week i weigh less on my scale than I do on WW, one week I weigh more on my scale than I do at WW and other times I weigh the exact same.

So I got to thinking... do I play the game and find lighter clothes for the weigh in case this is the week that my home scale is right (or god forbid lower), or do I just suck it up and stay the same this week.  I did go back to my closet and pick out a lighter pair of work out pants... I need to see that 0.2 loss!  The results on the difference was 0.4 lbs.

Can you relate?  You gotta play the game... which is why I hate the game (not the player).

Soo... the results are in.  My total weight loss was 1.8 lbs.  I guess I didn't need to do the whole clothes swap but I needed to see that 0.2 gone!  My total weight loss is 76.6 lbs.  Does it make me feel good that I got that 75 lb mark, sure does!  See, I told you - I DID do well this week and I deserve that weight loss.

So, what are my goals this week?
- I need to get back to exercising.  I haven't exercised since I got sick... it's been 2 weeks.
- I will do the same thing this week with my extra points... not diving into them and using them all.  I can't commit to not using them at all, because for me that's not realistic.  Sure I may lose more weight if I didn't use them, but I feel I'm doing just fine with losing 75 lbs in less than one year.
- I don't have a weight loss goal, because the last two weeks i've lost big numbers for me... and I believe is the period week next week (fingers crossed it's not).

Those goals will be hard to reach, so I'm going to stop there.  Have a great week ya'll... and let me know if there are topics that you would like me to write about... I'm pretty much an expert at trying to lose weight, it's most definitely NOT my first rodeo!

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


This has been a very interesting week... I've been sick since Sunday.  Probably earlier but the wall came crashing down on Sunday.  Most of you would be excited about that for weigh in day I'm sure because I think the average person doesn't eat much when they are sick.  I'm the opposite - well with a cold for sure!

I tried to keep track of my points as best I could, but wasn't measuring things out.  I went over board last Thursday, Friday and Saturday (this i know!!!) but tried to keep that in the back of my mind the rest of these days.  Really what I fed myself with mostly the last three days is peanut butter, cheese and crackers.  WEIRD, I know.

Other bad news...
I also haven't exercised since last Tuesday... which makes me sad!  I like my exercising, but have been so wiped out I just couldn't do it... I'm sure due to this cold (or whatever it is I have).  I may be visiting the minute clinic today because I'm on day 5 of not having a voice and my throat HURTS REAL BAD.  Anyway - enough of my woes.

The good news...
With all of that, I was still able to pull off a decent (a very decent) number this week.  I'm sure due to staying the same last week when I sincerely shouldn't have, I'm reaping some bene's from that.  But regardless, I'm down 5.4 lbs!  So my total lost is now 74.8 lbs.

Go me!!!

Once I start feeling better, I'm picking that exercising right back up!  And will be working on better meal planning, we all do better when we have made a plan.

Good luck to you this week, stay strong!

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Just Move On, it's not that bad!!!

Well, I'd say it was a great week and I did super well... which would be completely truthful.  But the scale made me extremely upset this week.  I stayed the same, but was actually expecting a 4lb weight loss this week.  So was super mad once I got on that scale.

I want to tell you this story because I know most of you, if not all, can relate.  I was traveling this week for work, we left Tuesday and came home last night (which is why the blog posting is late).  I did really well over the weekend, started my work out on Monday, but made sure to get some exercise points in on Sunday.  So I felt great about that.

Tuesday, we left for Fargo.  We stopped for lunch, I ordered a wrap and veggies for my side.  Before we left for dinner Tuesday night, I did a 40 minute cardio work out.  For dinner, while my co-workers ordered appetizers - I ordered an awesome dinner salad.  While they drank a bunch of yummy beers, I drake a BUNCH of water.  While they ate yummy burgers, fries, onion rings, etc... I ate a club sandwich and broccoli.

I arranged for them to allow me to take the rental car in the morning to Weight Watchers (WW). I was told where it was at and got up at 6:00 am in order to make it for a weigh in and meeting.  I drove to the WW and it was not there, it was a Jenny Craig.  I kinda laughed, because it was a skinny person who told me where it was at.  I thought "huh, one of those skinny people that think all of these weight loss places are the same".  NOT!!!  So I pulled up the app on my phone and got the address, with 5 minutes to spare before the meeting started (at this point)  I was relieved to see it was only 2 miles away.  So I drove to where the app told me to go, there was no WW there either.  But I thought because I didn't know where I was that I was wrong.  So I kept driving around the strip malls along the road to see if I was just missing it.  NOPE, not there.  So I called the WW hotline and the guy told me "yeah, it's not there.  there's no meeting there, there's no meeting in Fargo at all today.  But there's one tomorrow at a church near by."  A little agitated, I said "no kidding.  I can see the address that's listed here and it's not here.  I said so you mean to tell me that the website (where I looked up this address earlier in the week) AND the app are wrong?  There's supposed to be a 7 am meeting today, there were several meeting times that were listed."  So he asked me for the zip code.  Not being around there, I was like - "I have no idea what the zip code is here."  So I gave him the address and he said again... "no it's not there" and gave me a new address.  Luckily it was just down the road on the other side.  By this time it was 7:15 am and the meeting was going to end in 15 minutes.  Still excited (even though really mad), I stepped on the scale... only to see that I stayed the same (when I was down 4 lbs the DAY BEFORE).  So... I did not stay for the meeting and my entire day was ruined.

I had planned on going out with my co-workers to have dinner, drinks and some dancing.  I decided I was not going to go... but later changed my mind.  Still upset about the scale, I didn't want to ruin my time... and was just going to come home and weigh in again on Friday.  BUT was told that's a no-no for weight watchers - so I am just going to wait and weigh in next week.  Especially since I drank A LOT Wednesday night (still did ok for lunch and dinner... but the drinking was BAD)... and due to hang over the next day I ate bad yesterday and am back up again today.

Anyway - not going to let it get me down and will work this next week to get those 4 lbs back off :).  So the moral of the story is... don't let the scale ruin your mood.  It's only a week (and a day of bad eating), move on and get over it.  You can't change it anyway.

I'm going to continue my new work out plan and eat well the rest of the week!  That's my goal.  I hope you can relate to this story (well really only some of it because it was super frickin annoying!!!) and learn from it. Learn that we can all move on and get back on track.

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Weekend Update

Well I did pretty darn well this weekend.  I didn't get moving like I wanted to, I missed my water aerobic class - had the time wrong, but I did make sure to move a little extra now that I can see my steps taken from my new fitbit (LOVING it by the way).

The good news is I weigh less today than I did on Friday, so that's going in the right direction.  The bad news is that I am traveling for work beginning tomorrow and coming home on Thursday, so I'll miss my weigh in on Thursday and I booked a photo shoot for Friday, so I'll miss that weigh in too!  I'm trying to figure out what I can do - maybe weigh in on Friday.  I'm sure my boss will be ok with me ditching work for a little bit.

Anyway - this is my plan for traveling.  They have a work out facility there, but only 1 treadmill.  My co-worker loves the treadmill, so I'm sure it's gonna be a battle if we decide to work out together.  I can do the bike, so that's likely what I'll do.  Regardless, I'm going to bring a video work out along, so that I can do it in my room in case the work out room is out of order (like it was last time - for the treadmill at least, so I did the bike).

I'm going to bring some fruit to snack on to get me through tomorrow and some other snacks that can tide me over in case I get the munchies.  There's a free continental breakfast where I'll stock up on fruit for Wednesday/Thursday and will be able to eat my hard boiled eggs for breakfast.  So my challenges will be: 1) lunch/dinner dining out and 2) not drinking.  I'm not a huge drinker (anymore, I'm too old.  You should've seen me in college UHG) so drinking isn't a huge deal usually - but my co-workers are fun and like to go out when traveling (here in lies the problem).  So I'm hoping that I can ditch out of the festivities like I did last time.

Anyway - thought I'd provide you with my update... now I need to get my arse moving again and get that work out program started before my friend wants it back!

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Back on Track!!!

Well this week went like I thought it would with regards to how bad I thought I'd do over my girls weekend. I didn't track my food on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday really.  Monday - Wednesday I did.  I did work out like I had planned and in addition to that while not going to the gym I had a great friend there that ran the stairs with me Saturday evening after dinner.  We probably only ran them for 15 minutes, but it was better than not doing anything at all right?

I had planned on starting my next work out segment on Sunday, but I have yet to start it.  I WILL start it this weekend, if not sooner.  I need to look at the calendar because this one gives me days off and I will be traveling next week so I need to make sure that I have a "bye" day on those days we are driving to/from the cities to Fargo.

I bought a fitbit this week.  I should get it tonight... I'm super excited as this will give me steps and calories burned as well as tracking my sleeping patterns.  I'll report back on that next week... I'm currently using the ActiveLink from Weight Watchers.  While I still love this - I want to compare it to the fitbit.  The one thing I already know that I like about the ActiveLink (better than the Fitbit) is that ActiveLink is waterproof.  This fitbit is only water resistant.

I am also recommitting to tracking EVERY little thing that goes into my mouth.  The last two weeks I've really sluffed off and well, you can see it in my numbers.  So I need to get myself back in the game.

I'm sure you're interested in hearing how I did this week.  I actually stayed the same.  I'm super happy about it (because I should have gained due to all I ate last week) but in a way also disappointed because yesterday I was literally down two pounds (I thought it was too good to be true but it was the same weight two days in a row so I know it wasn't a fluke).  I bet you can guess why I'm up two in just one day... being a lady sucks. My period has come for a visit AGAIN!  The only good thing I can say about that is that it should help me with a larger weight loss next week - if I keep myself in check when we are in Fargo (hard to do sometimes).

My goals this week are:

  1. Start my exercise routine - I need this!
  2. Track everything - regardless of if I go over my daily points.
  3. Stay on track as best I can while traveling... we always say that there can be something healthy found in any restaurant.  So that's my goal... health up those meals where/when possible.
  4. Lose weight next week, I don't even care if it's only .2 lbs (although secretly hoping for like a 6 lb weight loss LOL)

Good luck to you this week, set those goals so you have something to attain.  It helps, even if you can only make one of your goals (multiple goals are helpful in that respect LOL).

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

No weigh pass?

I've never done a no weigh pass because I've always been a firm believer of owning up to what you've done.  However, I did extremely poorly this weekend (didn't have the heartburn problem though -thankfully) and am contemplating not weighing this week but still attending the WW meeting.

I don't know how I'd do if I gain two weeks in a row.  Thoughts?

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After.