Monday, June 27, 2011

Help! I've fallen and I can't get up!

Well, it's really not that bad but I am mad at myself.  I haven't tracked my points for the past 2 days.  I know, I know....don't beat myself up, don't be so hard on myself, right?  Here's the thing, it is sooooo fricking easy to just stop tracking.  It's scary to think how easy it is to just stop doing what I've been doing.  This is literally the first time since I started in January that I haven't tracked my points.  Even when I went to Sunday brunch for my Mom's 80th Birthday (and ate things I had no idea how to count or how much to count) I still wrote something down.  So here's what I'm going to do, I'm going to sit down and try to remember what I ate on Sunday (had some mindless eating/snacking that day) and record what I ate today and MOVE ON!  I know that tracking my points keeps me honest and keeps me in control so I have to do it.  I have lost 32.4 lbs so far because I have written down every morsel of food that has gone into my body.  Here's to tracking!!  It works for me :-)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

3 pounds!!

Yes that's right I lost 3 pounds this week!!  I feel very good about that number because I am now at 32 lbs down!  Another great thing is my BMI is now in the "overweight" category!  So I am now no longer obese!!  Yay me!!  The scary thing is I've done this before.  Another 10 lbs and I've been there before.  What I haven't done before is to actually lose all I need to lose and get to goal and become a Lifetime Weight Watcher.  So, I need to keep my eye on the prize and go forward.  Keep the momentum going and just do it!  On Friday afternoon my youngest son, Mitch had his graduation ceremony.  I can't believe that both my kids are done high school now.  Time does fly, doesn't it?  Here's a picture of my baby and I on his special day.  I wore 3 inch heels so I didn't feel so short in these pictures!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Today was a good day :-)

After yesterday's disappointing weigh in of course I had to step on the scale again today because well, lets face it I'm addicted.  I am actually in the 180's now (according to my scale, WW scale is much higher with it being at lunch time and with all my clothes on).  I was so pumped to see that number!  I decided to do some more closet cleaning.  I found a lot of things that are too big.  I purged almost all of the things that don't fit.  I saved a few things.  I tried on some things that were too small before and they fit!  I tried on a Jessica (Sears brand) dress in a size L and it fit!!  It feels so good.  I know I still have a long way to go but it felt good to see some progress even if it wasn't at the scale at WW yesterday.  I also took some measurements and those were down too.

Friday, June 17, 2011


Weigh in today and I stayed the same.  It was bound to happen eventually.  I have had a loss every week (even though some were small) since I started WW in January.  My scale at home (which by the way I have been obsessed with and have been stepping on EVERY day again) has not moved in ages.  So, I am forced to take a look at the past few weeks and ask myself what am I doing wrong?  June is a month of celebrations for our family and frankly I have been celebrating too much.  Now don't get me wrong I have had lots of perfect food days, so I know it's not all the food.  The other thing is the lack of exercise.  I have been struggling with a sore back/neck and have been using that as an excuse to not work out.  I had a massage this week and I'm actually feeling much better now.  No more excuses!  One of the things I did right these past few weeks was to not do any emotional eating.  I really feel like I am making some great progress there.  It feels good to not run to food when I'm feeling lonely/sad/mad/angry/stressed/tired.....etc, etc.  My goals this week are to try to limit my weigh ins at home, get more exercise in, and of course make better food choices.  I'm looking forward to a successful week!

Monday, June 13, 2011

weigh in

This post is late....sorry!  I weighed in on Friday at my usual time.  I lost 0.6 lb this week.  I can honestly say I didn't really deserve to lose any more than that.  I haven't been exercising as much this week and my eating has been a bit off.  I was bound and determined to turn that around but then there was an Anniversary celebration on Saturday night.  My husband and I celebrated our 22nd on Friday, we went out on Saturday.  I tried to stay on track but I had 2 glasses of wine, and steak and a baked potato with all the fixings.  Then there was Sunday.  We celebrated my Mom's 80th Birthday with a brunch at a restaurant.  I tried attempted ate like a pig!  No really in all honesty it could have been much worse.  The one good thing I did last week was I rode my bike to work 2 times!  It's really not a huge deal (only 20 minutes each way) but I have been talking about it for weeks and finding excuses not to do it.  I'm going to aim for 2 times a week, more if I can.  I am 0.6 lb away from 30 lb total so hopefully I can get there this week.  My WW buddy Jen and I challenged each other to lose 2 lbs but I'm not sure that's going to happen.  We'll see :-)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Back from Calgary and did OK

I'm back!  I had an awesome time, it was great to visit with my friend Shauna.  I'd have to say I did pretty good with the eating, although I didn't do any tracking (or writing down and keeping track of my points).  I weighed in at home this morning and it looks like I'm the same as when I left.  I'm happy with that.  There was lots of temptations but I think I made good choices most of the time.  Here's a picture of my friend Shauna and myself.  She is on the left and I'm on the right.  We met in 1981 on our first day of Lab Tech school.  I love this girl!!

I will also show you a picture from my youngest son's grade 12 Graduation on May 28th.  He looked so handsome!  

 the whole family!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Early weigh in!

I had to weigh in 2 days early this week as I am taking a little trip to Calgary for the weekend to visit my best friend Shauna.  Although I was a bit worried that I wouldn't see good results, I was able to lose 1.2 lb in 5 days!!  So that is a total of 28.8 lbs.  I am very happy with that.  I can't wait to see Shauna, and it will be nice to get away.  This week will be full of challenges.  Tomorrow is my son's 20th birthday.  Not sure how that happened when I still feel like a 20 something myself!!  We are going out for supper tomorrow night to celebrate my two sons birthdays (younger son turned 18 two weeks ago) and my birthday.  My birthday is on Friday and I will be turning 48.  Looking forward to being a healthy 48 year old, and to my 50's being healthier than my 40's!   I am bringing red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing to work tomorrow for my birthday.  We bake for ourselves at work so that no one forgets (the idea being if someone else is in charge they may forget, but usually you don't forget your own).  So with cupcakes, supper out and a trip to visit a friend it will be hard to stick with the plan but I'm very determined.  I am feeling so great lately, I just really don't want to screw it up now.  Wish me luck.