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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Maintaining, Good Enough?

This week I was able to maintain the same weight.  I didn't track like I should have. I really only tracked Monday - Wednesday and not even all of Wednesday.  But what I did do was try to be "better" beginning Monday.  I had a bit of a fun eating weekend, without it being to terribly out of control.  More movie popcorn issue than real "food" issues.

I was able to get to the gym two times... but I need to do more.  I need to get there 3x a week for it to make a difference.

In today's WW meeting, we talked about our Thanksgiving meal and how we're going to handle the holiday (s) and what we really want out of it.  Honestly, I need to lose weight.  We are going on vacation January 10th to a warm place - so I really need to get to a better weight in order to feel comfortable.  So my goal is to actually lose weight over the holiday season.  I'd love it to be at least 10 lbs... so I really need to stay focused and make it happen.

It's not going to happen at the rate I'm going.  Even though I've done better since our move, I still need to do more.  More tracking, more exercising and being more concious of "is it really worth it?" thoughts.  Mantaining is really not good enough for me right now.  Need to actually lose!

So... there in lies my plan!

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

Thursday, November 12, 2015

All Moved and Unpacked... time to get serious

Between the last time I posted and now I have been to New York for a week and packing up our old house and getting all prepped for our move - wow is that a lot of work.  It's been 9 years since we last moved, there's so much to organize and so many things to update with a new address.

We're all moved now.  We moved two and a half weeks ago and by  that first Wednesday we were 90% unpacked (not decorated... just unpacked).  We just have the annoying little things left now.  Like hanging pictures, organizing the storage room and garage... and I guess this isn't annoying, but it will be a chore - I still have my craft room to put together.

I'm thrilled to be in my new home and already feel settled and very happy.  We have our forever home, we will not move again until we are too old to live in this house.  It will be a bit much for me to keep up with the cleaning, but we actually have space now.  Space to move, space to put things and space to entertain.

My New York City trip was amazing.  It was half fun and half work conference.  The fun was FUN... the conferece was great.  I feel like it was definitely worth my time (and not a waste of money for my company).  I had to miss a weigh in while in New York, but weighed in the week after.  I had actually lost 2 lbs.  That was due in part to having to pack up as soon as I got home.  I wasn't counting points or trying to keep track of anything.

After that it was the weekend before the move and the move.  Again, didn't track and was moving around a lot.  But apparently I ate more than I moved and gained 1 lb last week.  We had company for the weekend that arrived on Friday.  I was able to make a few meals in my new kitchen (ONE of the main reasons I wanted this house).  It was great to have some company already especially when they are super good workers and helped us get the house more complete.

This week, while still moving around a lot getting things organized and changing up the placement of other items... I started counting points last Thursday.  This week I got myself back to the gym and was able to lose 2.4 lbs... don't let that fool you - I'm way up.  But this was the direction I wanted to go vs. up up and away!

I will be tracking again this coming week and getting even more exercise in.  YAY me!

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