Saturday, April 30, 2011

10 % down!

I had a pretty good day yesterday.  I reached my 10 % goal at Weight Watchers!  I'm now down 22.4 lbs total, having lost 3 lbs this week.  I was so focused on that goal and I am so proud of myself for achieving it.  I know I have a long way to go yet but I just know this time I will get there.  The cool thing is that you get a little 10 % key chain as a reward for reaching 10 % of your starting weight.  Then as you reach various goals along the way you get charms to put on your key chain.  The next one is a 25 lb charm.  So, I am only 2.6 lbs away from that goal!  Yay me!!  Here's a picture of the key chain

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Today my new Weight Watchers scale (that I bought in Minot) read 199.5 lbs!!!  Onederland is finally here.  I know that the scale at my WW meeting will be more but that's OK it will catch up eventually.  I have had a great week.  Lots of challenges but I didn't cave even once!  First there was Easter.  I did have a bit of chocolate, but I counted the points, enjoyed it and moved on.  Easter supper was tough but I just had small amounts and even had a small slice of angel food cake.  Once again, I enjoyed it and moved on.  One day this week someone brought Cupcake Conspiracy to work.  Amazing cupcakes.  They looked so good.  I didn't have one.  Then today it was a going away party for someone at work, carrot cake.  Nope not me!  There was fruit and that was what I had.  I'm getting really stubborn.  I just don't want to "undo" what I've done already if that makes sense?  I'll post my official WW weigh in tomorrow.  Looking forward to it (did I just say that?).

Friday, April 22, 2011

Trying to be patient.......

I know I have been doing great so far but sometimes it's so hard to be patient.  I weighed in on Wednesday again this week as my regular Friday meeting was canceled due to Good Friday.  I was down 0.2 lb.  Since I was away for the weekend I am not surprised by this number.  I tried hard to stay right on the plan but I did use some of my 49 extra points which frankly I have not done much at all so far.  I am so close to my 10% goal and my other "onederland" goal.  This morning 0.7 lb away!  I am just hoping that I can stay away from the Easter food and treats.  I have to keep my eyes on the prize!  Pretty sure I'm not the only one that wants weight loss to be faster.  I have been doing pretty good with the gym and last night I tried the rowing machine!  I could only do about 5 minutes but I could really feel it in my arms and it was also a great cardio workout.  It also didn't bother my ankle at all.  So I would really like to increase my time on that machine and use it along with the elliptical.

I guess I will continue to do what I'm doing, and try to be patient!  Happy Easter to all :-)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Early Weigh In :-)

I had to weigh in a few days early because I'm going away on Friday for the weekend.  I lost 1.8 lbs for a total of 19.2 lbs total!!  I am close to a few goals right now.  2.8 lbs away from my 10% goal and I'm 4.2 away from being out of the 200's.  "Onederland" here I come!!  It's really strange in a lot of ways how easy this has been for me.  It feels so good to be able to control this part of my life when there is so many areas that I have zero control of.  I have had a fair bit of stress again this week.  Sigh..... just putting one foot in front of the other and doing my thing. 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

What Success looks like!

Here is a picture of success.  This is my sister Nancy receiving her Lifetime award at her Weight Watcher's meeting last week.  I am so proud of her.  I am envious and jealous too, but I decided that those feelings won't make it happen for me.  I am on my own journey here, one I will travel on by myself and for myself.  Not to please anyone else or for anyone's praise.  After all, it's my body and it's my health.  I am the one that will make it happen.  So without further adieu I present to you my sister Nancy......the picture of success!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Weight Watchers Works!

I am feeling pretty good about my success so far.  I weighed in today and I'm down another 2.2 lbs!  So that's a total of 17.4 lbs.  My one regret this week was that I didn't get to the gym as much as I had planned to.  Although I did go on some great half hour walks with my dogs this week.  It is finally feeling like Spring here and it is awesome to be able to walk outside without the fear of slipping on ice.  It is a bit very muddy though so of course by the time we get back from our walk Joey my light colored Golden Retriever is full of mud.  He is getting up in years (he will be 10 in July) so he kind of drags behind by the end of the walk and I swear he just plows through every puddle!  Kayla, my husky cross very delicately avoids most mud and puddles.  Funny how different they are.  It's nice to get outside again.  I have 4 days off now so I'm going to try to get some Spring cleaning done.  It will be nice to open the windows and let the fresh air in!  Happy Spring :-)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Emotional highs and lows!

I have had a week that felt like an emotional roller coaster.  I won't go into too much detail but work stress and life stress has been there this past week.  I can say though that I didn't run to food which I am feeling really good about.  I feel in control of that part of my life for once.  I don't even know why I'm not running to food because in the past I would have.  For some reason I have my goals in my mind and I am thinking clearly as I put food into my mouth these days.  Does that make sense?  I have to share my weigh in day (Friday, April 1) story with you all (if anyone is out there!).  My sister, Nancy received her Lifetime award at Weight Watcher's on Friday.  She and I go to different meetings, but on the same day.  I attend an at work meeting, and she attends one at a church downtown.  It was the end of our at work session so I had to go to mine and sign up so that meant that I couldn't go and share in her celebration.  I was so sad about that.  I told her that I wasn't able to attend with her.  Then on Thursday I started thinking, what if I gave my cheque to my friend and got her to register me?  So that's what I did!  I bought a bouquet of flowers on my way to work and then went to her meeting at lunchtime.  She wasn't there when I got there so I weighed in and I lost 2.2 lbs for a total of 15.2!  I sat down near the middle of the meeting and ate my lunch quietly.  I heard her come in, talking to everyone and I heard them discussing Lifetime membership with her.  She came and sat right behind me!  I was so worried that she would see me but she didn't!  When the meeting started and they called her up to the front I presented her with flowers.  It was a great surprise and we both cried.  I am so proud of her.  She gave me 3 bags of clothes yesterday.  She has some great things in sizes 16, 14 and 12.  Most of the 16's fit (some not quite), but it's going to be great to have a some things to wear along the way.  It was like going shopping without having to pay!!  WhoooHooo!