Thursday, January 27, 2011

10 Pounds and Feeling "Meh"...

Well, I hit my 10 pound mark last night. I'm not feeling anywhere near as good as I was last weekend. I haven't worked out since Monday. I'm almost positive that is the culprit. I need to get back on track.

Goal for the week:

Hit 5% weight loss!

Monday, January 24, 2011


I had an awesome weekend. I went to the gym Saturday and Sunday, plus took the kiddos swimming. I did pretty well with my food, also. Went way over points on Friday, but I'm still within my weekly allowance, so I guess I'm okay there. Around the WW boards, they say you should eat all of your weekly points, plus any activity points you earn. That sounds crazy to me. It seems counter productive. However, I did eat all of the weekly points last week and lost 3lbs., so maybe there's something to it.

One thing I'm discovering after going to the gym this morning is that my usual breakfast isn't cutting it. I'm counting down the minutes until lunchtime here. I guess I'm going to have to come up with a new breakfast strategy. I shall put my Googlefu to work.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

8.8 Pounds Down!

I'm still feeling really motivated, which is awesome. At last night's Weight Watchers meeting, I was down three pounds! It was a great feeling. I am officially into the 220's, which was my mini goal for the week.

This weeks goals:

-Get my ass to the gym!

-Hit the ten pound mark

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Still Hangin' In

Well, I've stuck to my program for three days now. Baby steps. I had my Weight Watchers meeting last night and I was down 1.2 lbs. I've lost a total of 5.8 lbs since I started - back in Septmeber. Which means I've wasted a LOT of money by not following the program.

Oh well, the past is the past. I can only move forward from here. I've got a good start going on the food part, now I need to work on the exercise part. When I get into a routine, I really like going to the gym. It's just getting the habit started that's hard. 5:15am comes really early. Wish me luck for tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

How Did I Get Here?

I remember when I was a size 10. It was an AWESOME feeling. It was the smallest I had been since before my teenage years. I've heard the saying "Nothing tastes as good and being thin feels", and it's so true. So why, then, have I let myself get to where I am today?:

Weight: 232.8 lbs.
Size: 20W

Wow. My clothing size has doubled. It's horrifying.

There have been numerous weight loss efforts over the last ten years. Some were serious efforts, some - not so much. Today I was looking at pictures from a party I was at over the weekend. I barely recognize myself. It's so weird - even my smile is different than it was ten years ago. I can see that today's self looking back at me is definitely not enjoying having her picture taken. It's sad.

I want to say that today's revelation is going to be the beginning of a serious effort, but I've said it before. So, how about this - here's to the journey. Whether it starts today or someday down the line, there is no doubt that it HAS to start.