Friday, September 30, 2011

Down another pound!

So happy to report that I actually lost a pound this week!  I really felt that I deserved the loss but damn that scale at home.  I wish I could stay off it.  We have started a new family tradition of going out for supper on Friday nights.  Our younger son, Mitch works an evening shift now so we really don't see much of him during the week.  It's so nice to get together, the 4 of us to share what's going on in our lives.  We have a few laughs and enjoy some good food.  It's also when I use some of my weekly 49 bonus points.  I usually have a beer or a glass of red wine.  Tonight I had a beer and sweet potato fries with my steak.  For the most part unless something comes up mid-week I save them for Friday night.  I need to take a picture of my new blue stone jar. Mitch broke my old one.  Some things will never change ;-)  I bought a heart shaped glass jar with a cork at Michael's.  It looks so pretty with my 45 turquoise glass stones in it.  One for every pound I have lost.  Pics to follow.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Trying not to be frustrated

I know I shouldn't weigh in every day, but I can't help myself.  I do it, every day.  Here's the thing....the damn thing has been stuck.  I have been extra good this week so I'm hoping it will show up somehow magically on the scale at WW tomorrow.  We will see.  I created a fake facebook account awhile back.  Well, it's not really fake but it's kind of anonymous.  I made it when I was really into Farm town.  So now I am using it to follow weight loss groups, etc.  This way I can post freely about weight loss items and fitness without my friends and family seeing.  Strange that I feel I need to hide it but I do.  I don't want to shove any of this whole "lifestyle change" *cough* down anyone's throat so to speak.  I had no idea that losing weight and getting fit would affect other people around me as much as it has.  I am going to post a picture that I got from one of the facebook groups I follow.  It really hits home how unhealthy it is to be overweight.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Bad Blogger :-(

I realize I have been a bad blogger.  I haven't been updating as often as I should.  Sorry!  I weighed in on Friday.  Not a huge loss, but a loss just the same.  Down 0.6 lb for a total of 44.  I am one pound away from another 5 lb star and only 6 away from 50 lbs!  Hard to believe really.  I have been having a blast shopping these days.  I even bought some beautiful black "jeggings" at the Gap.  Like leggings but with a fly, hence why they are called jeggings.  I even bought some short boots to wear with them.  Of course now I am on the quest to find tops to wear with my jeggings.  So much fun!  Even though I am getting all set with cooler weather clothes it's been absolutely gorgeous weather here.  Unseasonably warm.  Yesterday it was 31 C.  I went for a walk of 2 of the bridges (Saskatoon is called "the city of bridges" we have 5 and the 6th is in production now) and took some pictures.  Basically you walk from one side on one bridge, then across and then over another bridge.  It was about a 40 minute walk and one side was on an incline.  It was so pretty with all the fall leaves turning colors.  Even though I can't wait to wear my new fall clothes and jackets I still hope this nice weather lasts a bit longer :-)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Weigh In Day!

Down 1.8 lbs for a total of 43.4 lbs total!!  I'm pretty happy with that.  I'm getting so close to my next reward charm for my key chain!  I will get another circle charm when I lose 50 lbs.  I find it's been really helping to have small goals.  When I started and I saw that I needed to lose 63.4 lbs it seemed like so much to lose!  I have been looking at getting into the new numbers for each mini-goal (10 lbs at a time).  Also the Weight Watchers small goals are great too.  First 5%, then 10% and 5 lb star stickers, then charms for 25 and 50 and lifetime of course (the holy grail!).

At our meeting today we were talking about having the "perfect week" and what that means to us.  That is, what we would need to do to have the perfect week.  Of course everyone talked about drinking water, tracking all food eaten, following the food guidelines, know the usual.  I put my hand up and told the story of why I think Weight Watchers is working for me this time.  I am really liking the fact that you have 49 bonus points per week.  I am very careful and rarely go over my 29 daily points, BUT if I do run into something that I really want that is a bit higher in points or if I go out for a meal I can use some of those bonus points.  The thing is, I can do this and still have a "perfect week".  Other times as soon as I screwed up I would say "what the heck" and either blow the whole day or the whole week.  I would get down on myself and feel like "I suck at losing weight", and "I can't do this".  This time it just feels different and it's working!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Good Day!

I just had to share.  I went to my yoga class this morning and it was the same instructor that I took my first yoga class from just 2 months ago.  She hasn't taught that much over the summer, so I hadn't seen her for awhile.  She remembered my name (which really impressed me) and when the class was over she said that she could really see improvement in my poses and strength.  Also, she said I would soon be teaching the class!  Hahaha now that's a good one!  Anyway, it sure made me feel good to know that I am making progress.  Yoga is great, I just love it.

Friday, September 9, 2011

too good to be true!

I think my big loss last week is catching up with me!  I weighed in today and gained 0.2 lb.  I have been averaging about a pound a week so I guess it's to be expected with a bigger loss last week.  Also, I wore jeans for the first time since Winter I think.  I usually wear jeans to work but I have been wearing a lighter cotton pant on weigh in days and last week since I wasn't at work I wore jean capri pants.  So, I am thinking that part of the gain is clothing.  Not gonna let it bother me (who am I trying to convince?).

Sunday, September 4, 2011


I'm in the 170's on my home scale now!  

Friday, September 2, 2011

Today was a good day :-)

Good decision I made by taking today as a vacation day!  With today that gives me a 5 day weekend.  Monday was supposed to be my EDO (earned day off, or bank day) so with Labor Day being on Monday it got moved to Tuesday.  So, ya I end up with a mini vacation.  I got up and went to Yoga, then off to my Weight Watchers meeting.  I had a VERY good weigh in!  Down 3.4 lbs for a total of 41.8 lbs!!!  I'm very happy with that.  I did work hard this week, I stuck to my points plus perfectly and got in lots of exercise.  It paid off.  I cleaned out my fridge this afternoon (planned on cleaning both fridges and 2 bathrooms, only did one fridge!) and it looks so nice and clean now.  Then my husband and one of my sons and I went out for supper.  We had a nice time.  After that we made a quick trip to Costco, had to stock up on fruit.  I'm eating some green grapes right now that are so good!  Crisp and sweet and HUGE.  I love Costco for fruit.  It is feeling like Fall is in the air these days, but I'm OK with that.  I hate winter but I really like Fall.  Also, I can't wait to start wearing my new Fall jacket I bought this week.  Size Large.  Not XL, just Large.  I have a beautiful brown winter coat too that hasn't fit me for a few years (it's a size L too) and guess what?  It fits too!  So here's to a new season, with new clothes!!