Weigh In Wednesday + 1 Day

15 07 2010

As I have alluded in past posts this week, things are CRAZY in my life right now.  I have a mid-term business analysis due on Friday and that has been taking up a lot of my time. I have been working on it all morning and forgoing my paid work to try and get it finished up today so I can review it and turn it in tomorrow morning.  Of course this is causing me more stress as my real work gets further and further behind.  It will all level out and go back to status quo…in about 5 months!

And the excitement of the new car has now turned into just plain “get here already!”.  No word yet but I HOPE it is next week.  At this rate I might end up getting it on the original promised date. To know it is 3 hours away and I can’t get it is driving me crazy…no pun intended.

Because of all of this, I have forgone points counting this week.  This week is all about maintenance and making sure I don’t eat my weight in chocolate and fried comfort foods.  I have been doing great so far.  I just don’t want to gain back the pound I lost last week. 

Other than that, life is just like it always is.  I am going silent until this paper gets done but I promise to be back with a little more intersting content soon!


Weigh In Wednesday

7 07 2010

I have followed this weekly topic when people were doing it as Weight Watchers Wednesday, I never posted on it but I followed it and used it as my benchmark.  Well part of my 101 is to lose the weight that has creeped up and I need to really start holding myself accountable.  What better way than to post my progress for the world to see! Thanks to b.e.g whom I was following in my former blog life for reminding me of this weekly post.  It helped just when I needed it.

So I have not started running again.  I am going to try to add that to my routine in the next few days.  Funny enough, I got the inspiration to get back into it from my ex-husband (betcha didn’t know I came with one of those!).  Without making this about him, he is a SSgt. in the Army and had always been very physically fit and active, me not so much.  We were talking today and he mentioned he was running the Marine Corp Marathon.  That is something I never would have imagined him doing.  I figured if he can run a marathon, I can get my butt back in gear and do the 5k and work up to a 10k.  Strange after all these years he still takes on the job of inspiring me and helping me. I will also be joining the gym next week. I want to be that fit person.

Food wise, I have been good since getting back on the wagon.  I created my weekly menu and have been following it pretty well.  I have planned out every bite that crosses my lips.  I know it is pretty strict but it is what is needed right now.  If it is all planned, I can make no excuses.  So here is the dinner menu for the week.  If anyone wants the whole thing or recipes, I will be more than happy to send it on. They are all Weight Watchers recipes. I do my recipes Sunday – Saturday.  Sunday was my 4th of July dinner so I didn’t put it on here.

Monday: Brisket, grilled zucchini, salad

Tuesday: Mushroom and onion quesadilla, salad

Wednesday: Succotash Wrap

Thursday: Salad at meeting

Friday: Spinach and Blue Cheese calzone

Saturday: Dinner out with friends

I am also drinking over 2 liters of water a day.  All of this brought on a 3 pound weight loss!  Yea me!!

Back on the WW Wagon

16 06 2010

As I inhaled my second Paradise Bakery chocolate chip cookie I realized I was no longer following the WW way. Yes, I completely know that is a “No shit sherlock!!” comment but you know sometimes I just have to say them.

I am tired of losing the same 6-7 pounds and regaining 8. It has to stop. I have been doing the online program and we can see how much that has helped the size of my butt. SO…..after reading Grits’ post on her success on WW I decided to get my butt moving and change to a meeting program. I plan on going on Saturday mornings with this Saturday being the first one. I haven’t stepped foot in a meeting for over 10 years. It has to be done. To be COMPLETELY honest, my weight is why I don’t date or put myself out there to date.  I gained between my healthiest and today almost 75 pounds.  I don’t feel my best and can’t feel good about dating.  I know that any guy who wants to date me should like me for me regardless of the weight but what about when I don’t?

I also have been surrounded by amazing stories of weight loss success around me lately and I so want to add my story to that.

So I am on the wagon and I will be posting each week on my success to hold myself accountable.  I’ll also start posting my menus again and some of my better recipes.  Weight loss here I come!