Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Still hanging in there

I'm still here, and as you may have guessed, my eating has been far from perfect lately.

Thanksgiving threw me off, followed by my birthday (which was honestly more of a birthweek and then some), and I was definitely up at my meeting this Saturday.

But I have some good news! This is my third day in a row of tracking (it's still early in the morning, but I've pre-tracked my lunch and dinner already), and I still have been exercising (albeit not as much as I should be).

Last night, I actually cooked dinner! I haven't been in the mood for cooking for a long time. There's been a lot of microwaving, assembling, and convenience meals, but not much cooking from scratch. But yesterday, I thawed some chicken breast, and actually whipped up a pretty darn delicious stir fry with lots of veggies and brown rice. Could I be back in the cooking groove? Only time will tell. :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Midweek Weigh-In

Yesterday evening, I found myself at loose ends. Since I'm going to miss my Weight Watchers meeting this coming Saturday, I went to one last night instead.

I wasn't expecting a loss, since I usually weigh in in the mornings, and my last weigh-in was only a few days ago. But to my surprise (and delight), I was down 0.8 to 198.6 lbs! :)

I have some potentially difficult (eating-wise) events coming up - Thanksgiving and my birthday. I'm going to spend Thanksgiving weekend at the cottage with my parents, and I'm hoping that I can enjoy a yummy Thanksgiving dinner and not let it affect the rest of my week. I'll be sure to let you know how it goes!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Great week ... finally!

I haven't posted in a couple of weeks. I wanted to wait until I had some proof (for you and for myself) that I am re-committed.

For months, I've been all "action plan" this and "back on the wagon" that, but it was not leading to anything -- I pretty much just gained and gained and gained all summer.

But check this out:

That's right.

I tracked ALL WEEK. All seven days, baby. This in and of itself is a HUGE accomplishment for me.

But wait, it gets better. Not only did I track all week, but I actually STAYED WITHIN my points (exactly). It has been months, people. I honestly cannot remember the last time I had a week like this. I feel great.

In addition, I worked out three times! I'm glad my gym membership is actually getting used again. I also tried playing squash recently (for the first time), which was a lot of fun! I'm not usually into sports (due to gym class related traumas in my childhood), so this was definitely a little out of my comfort zone. Plus, I didn't suck as much as I was expecting, which was a bonus.

So, did all my hard work pay off in the meeting room this morning? I'll say! I was down 7.8 pounds to 199.4! Out of the 200's! Hopefully for good this time. :)

I think one reason I was able to stick to my points was that I did very well on the weekend (my tracking week starts on Saturday). I got through Saturday and Sunday only using 1.5 of my weekly points. Usually, I use all of my weekly points (if not more) immediately, which makes the rest of the week feel impossible. My plan is to aim for a great weekend again!

OH! I also went to that wedding, in the new dress I mentioned. I think it's rather fetching! And it has pockets! I wish my feet weren't cut off in this pic because then you could see my silver shoes.

Well, I'm off to enjoy the rest of my weekend... and by "enjoy," I mean finish marking approximately 100 math tests. Yay!