Monday, December 6, 2010

The Weekend!

I hope everyone had a good weekend. I know we did. Although the weekends never quite seem to be long enough.

This weekend was good, especially eating wise. I did great and stayed OP all weekend, I’ve been such a good little WW’r! And to make it better, I’m learning to stick to the new plan! I’m loving that fruit (and veggies) are free, even if it did mean that points of my other favorites went up.

DH is also doing very very well staying OP. About the only time he complains is on Sundays when we go out to eat with family and everything is so many points, and he can’t get what he normally eats. But this first week back OP from his Thanksgiving Eating (and leftovers), he lost almost 7 pounds, I’m sure some of which was water weight from eating so bad. But still, way to go DH. He only has about 10 more pounds until he gets where he would like to be. I hope it takes him a month or two at least, because with him, it’s not so much about the Weight Loss as I’m trying to teach him to make smarter choices, and portion control.

DH was never one of those guys that had a weight problem (and really, even today, he is only about 10lbs over weight). In fact, when DH and I met in 2004, he was about 60lbs lighter than he is today. He HAD a hyperactive thyroid, and he could literally eat ANYTHING he wanted and not gain an ounce (hence the beginning to my weight issue!). Well overtime, his hyperactive thyroid has become normal, and he no longer can eat anything, and unfortunately his eating style didn’t change, hence the 60lbs of gained weight in 6 years.

So really for him, this isn’t about losing the weight, although I do think it will help lower his cholesterol, give him more energy and just in general make him feel better. It’s more about learning healthy eating habits and maintaining a healthy weight. It’s easy to let your weight get out of control before you know it, and I didn’t want to see that happen with him.

So I lost 1.6 pounds since my last weigh in, and I was really happy with that. The last time I had weighed was the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, so on that loss was Thanksgiving eating, and three days of not so great eating while trying to get the hang of the new plan. So I will definitely take it. I’m excited for this weeks weigh in, especially if I can keep rocking the plan the way I have been. I’m really really hoping that even though the holidays are this month I can still manage to lose the 5 or 6 pounds I want too.

Other than that, not too much going on here in Michigan. I’m waiting for the Baseball winter meetings to see how my Tigers round out for next year, and then of course excited to get to the College Football Bowl Games, but other than that, Nothing terribly exciting.

Hope everyone has healthy and OP week!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Weigh In

Well just a quick Weigh In post! I weighed this morning and lost 1.6 pounds! I'm more then happy with that!

Enjoy your Saturdays!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

December Goals

Ok, so I was MIA yesterday, but I swear, I’m not dropping back off the blogging bandwagon! I first want to touch on some goals for December, and then hit on some struggles I’m having, primarily with the new WW program.

First, I want to set three goals for December

1. Run, Try to get in most, if not all of my scheduled runs. I understand sickness can happen and sideline things, or an injury, but don’t “opt out” of runs I could normally go on.

2. Stay OP as well as possible, giving myself a lenient Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Being lenient on myself seemed to work best for Thanksgiving, so that will be my stance on the Christmas Holidays as well. New Years shouldn’t be much of an issue for me.

3. Hmm, now for Weight Loss Goals. I think I’m going to shoot for losing 6lbs in the month of December, that would put me at 156.4lbs when I weigh in on Christmas Day (which I may just move up to Christmas Eve morning). I really think I can do this. I’ve been running and doing pretty well OP (barring a few issues this week), so 6 pounds it is.

Well there the goals are. I will definitely include them in a wrap up at the end of December. I’m looking forward to a positive December and feeling A LOT better.
It’s amazing to me that I’ve only been back on WW’s for a couple weeks, but I feel so so much better. Even my clothes already fit better (albeit not as well as I would like them to fit), but it’s just amazing what some exercise and eating right can do for your body. You often forget how good you can feel when you’ve gotten stuck in a rut of gaining weight and feeling bad. But I’m so glad to have that feeling back in my life, I’m happier this way.

Ok, so my new feelings about the new WW’s plan. Well, I like it in principle. I was doing a lot of the things they are trying to promote through the new plan, already on the Old Plan, I tried to pick healthy, less processed foods, and eat a lot of fruits and veggies. But for some reason I can’t seem to get into the swing of the new plan, I have no idea why.

When I would lose a point before with WWs I always found it hard to adjust to having even just one less point I could spend throughout the day. Now, I’m dealing with having more points, and I feel like I should be able to go buck wild, and that’s exactly what happened yesterday. I don’t know why I can’t wrap my head around having more points (even tho my other stuff costs more points now).

So what am I doing? I’m stopping the bad days before I get too off plan, today I’m doing exactly what I was doing for the two weeks prior. I’m following the older points system, I will enter everything into the new points tracker eventually, but I’m doing EXACTLY what I’ve done before. I have routine, I like routine, and any upset to that throws me through a loop, so right now I’m doing what I know.

This doesn’t mean I won’t go over to the new plan, it just means for right now, I don’t want to get out of the groove I’ve been in, and I’m gonna stick with this.

I hope everyone is having a healthy and OP day!