Oops…almost forgot what day it is. Drum roll please……and the number is….195.0. Oy! At this rate I could lose 10 lbs by, oh, NEXT YEAR! I know I’m not eating perfectly, but I thought I was doing pretty well. Oh well, at least it’s going down (oh. so. slooooowly.) and not up!
I know, I know. I have to exercise. Argh!
Alright, enough whining from me. Tomorrow is a new day. I’ll keep at it.
Yeah…it’s that day again. Ugh! Guess I’m not doing as well as I thought. I didn’t like what the scale said this morning. I was up about 0.4lb. It’s not much, but it’s moving in the wrong direction.
I have been exercising a bit this week. Not nearly as much as I should, but I guess something is better than nothing, right? I’m going to have to get serious about the exercise. I know that will really make a big difference.
My weight today was 195.2. That number is soooo ugly!!!! This surprised me this morning because all week I have been 193 or so. Not sure what I did yesterday that made it jump, but I guess that’s just more incentive to work hard this week!
I have got to get out of the 190’s. I have been hanging around in there for far too long! I’m thankful to be out of the 200 range, but this is still not a good range to be in.
I’m trying to remind myself how good it felt when I was down 35 lbs. How much more energy I had, the fact that my knees and feet didn’t hurt as much, and how I had more confidence in myself. I’m ready to get back to that feeling!
Yes, I know, it’s not Wednesday, but I have been really bad about getting my weigh-ins updated in the last month or two. So thought I would update it a bit today.
I am currently down to 171 (home scale). My last weigh-in at WW was last Wed. and I weighed in at 173.4. I missed several weeks of WW in June and July due to being out of town or just not being able to make it to the meeting. The weight is slow coming off in the last few months, but my eating habits haven’t been very good either (and of course lacking in the exercise dept.). I thik some of it is also that I have become a bit content in where I’m at right now. It’s not where I want to be long term, but I have lost enough weight to wear smaller clothes and I’ve bought some new things to wear. I’ve lost enough that I have gained a lot more self confidence again. It feels wonderful to finally not be so concerned with how I look. Again, I’m not skinny, but much improved over where I was.
I could stand to lose another 20-30 pounds and still be within my healthy weight range for my height. I’ve said throughout this weight loss that I would like to be down to 145-150 pounds, but I’m not set on just the numbers. If I get to 160 or whatever and find that I am happy with that, then that is fine with me.
I still love the idea of Clean Eating, but have not been doing very well at it. Still improved over how I used to eat, but also have quite a ways to go.
I did well tracking this week…doesn’t mean I did very well at eating, but at least I was doing my best to keep track. I expected a small loss or maybe even a tiny gain again. Imagine my surprise when I discovered I had lost 2.2 lbs! Wow! Now I just need to keep that momentum going in the right direction.
I keep saying that I really need to be getting more activity points, but I’m not doing very well in that area. I have a new bike, some decent shoes for walking/running, but I’m just not out there making use of them. It doesn’t help that there has been so much rain and that we’ve been busy. Here we go…more excuses. Should just break out the DVDs and get busy. The 30 Day Shred only takes 20 mins and it does provide some good results.
What to expect today? I worked like crazy in the flowerbeds. Digging and moving big old rocks and old water tanks and working up ground and pulling grass that is up to my thigh and sweating. Yes. Sweating. Not the “glistening” that most women claim to do….nope…S.W.E.A.T. I am convinced that I have the sweat glands like a man. LOL! Anyway…back to the weigh in. So, I did all this hard work, but then I let myself eat more than I should have because I “worked so hard”. And, by now you’ve guessed, that I had a small gain this week. It was only 0.4 lbs, but a gain it is. Why is it that I always have to learn the hard way? Why do I think I DESERVE to overeat or go back to making poor choices? Geez, Jess, use your brain! It’s good to be doing all that activity, but then eating too much and eating junk just negates all that hard work!
I swear the people who plan the topics for Weight Watchers meetings must spy on me each week. It seems like the topic we discuss is always what I’m struggling with at the moment. We discussed how much exercise it takes to enhance weight loss, improve health, maintain weight loss, firm and tone and one other (of course it left my brain at the moment). At MINIMUM I should be doing at least 30-40 minutes at least 5 days per week. Okay, okay. I need to exercise! I know…well, my brain knows. Now it just needs to notify the rest of me to GET MOVING. Even when I don’t feel like it. It will make me feel better, help me have more energy and on and on. AND, not just exercise, but combine that with better eating choices! Some day I will get this all to fall in place and be a habit.
I’ve decided that my scales don’t go under 175. LOL! Well, okay, I guess they do, but they just haven’t for me yet! I’ve been going back and forth between 175 and 177 (on my home scales) for weeks! I guess it really is time to get this kickstarted once again.
Sometimes I think my brain is stuck more than my body. I’m reminding myself that I am becoming a new person, and that changes are taking place inside and out. Maybe this is my body’s way of letting my mind have a bit of time to catch up. How is that for an excuse?
So…off to hang out with Jillian or Bob in a few minutes.