In my last post about Weight Watchers I said I don’t know where the time went or how it went by so fast…but I do know. The holidays came and went, a cruise vacation occurred, I experienced the death of my 19 year old brother, we have painted some more rooms in our house and replaced the floors in our 3 bedrooms, hallway and front living room. Life has just been crazy!
Again I have no idea what happened to weeks 20-35, so again a brief overview of the last few months:
Week 20 – Lost 2.2lbs. Total loss =33.8lbs
Week 21 – Lost 0.6
Week 22 – Lost 0.4
Week 23 – Gained 1.4
Week 24 – Gained 0.8
Week 25 – Lost 2.4
Week 26 – Lost 1.6
Week 27 – Lost 0.6
Week 28 – Gained 0.6
Week 29 – Lost 2.4
Week 30 – Lost 1
Week 31 – Lost 2.4
Week 32 – Lost 1.2
Week 33 – Lost 0.4
Week 34 – Gained 0.2
Week 35 – Lost 1.8
TOTAL LOSS = 45.6lbs!
This last week I was able to do 3 amazing things…Buy a pair of jeans 2 sizes smaller, buy and wear a pair of 3 inch heels (which hasn’t been a choice in 5+ years because my weight made my ankles hurt so much), and the third was to get back to my 1 hour on the elliptical.
Can’t wait to keep this journey going!
I have no idea what happened to weeks 8-18, and only noticed when I came to write about week 19, so I’ll just give you a brief breakdown of how weeks 8-19 went rather then trying to rewrite the entire thing.
Week 8 – Lost 3.4lbs. Total loss = 18.4lbs
Week 9 – Lost 1.2lbs. Total loss = 19.6lbs
Week 10 – Lost 3lbs. Total loss = 21.4lbs
Week 11 – Lost 0.2lbs. Total loss = 21.6lbs
Week 12 – Lost 1.8lbs. Total loss =23.4lbs
Week 13 – Lost 3.2lbs. Total loss = 26.6lbs
Week 14 – Lost 2.2lbs. Total loss = 28.8lbs
Week 15 – Gained 1lb. Total loss = 27.8lbs
Week 16 – Lost 1.6lbs. Total loss = 29.4lbs (I LOST weight the week of Thanksgiving…a miracle!)
Week 17 – Lost 0.6lbs. Total loss = 30lbs – WOO HOO!
Week 18 – Lost 1.6lbs. Total loss = 31.6lbs
Week 19 – GAINED 1lb. Total loss = 30.6lbs. This gain didn’t surprise me at all. My birthday was December 4th and I weighed in on December 6th. This was after a birthday night out that included 2am cheeseburgers & fries from FiveGuys, a grilled chicken sandwich (dry) and fries from McDonalds, 2 other birthday dinners, 1 birthday lunch and several several sweets in the middle of all of that. Because of the holiday and my birthday I barely cooked for almost 2.5 weeks…SCARY! But I’m back on track now and hope to correct this at the next weigh in.
Changed up my meeting day/time this week because as of this week I don’t work on Friday’s anymore.
It’s funny to me how nervous I get when I need to attend a different meeting then usual. I know it’s silly but I sort of feel like I’m crashing a party, lol. But onward I went. I was very happy to try a different leader. She was very nice, up beat and encouraging. I can’t wait to go back on Friday next week. I lost 1.4lbs, bringing my 7 week total to 15 lbs even. All in all it was an okay week. I had some major food indiscretions this week. Lots of vodka & drinks, pop, cookies…and salty tortilla trips…habits that won’t be in my routine this next week ahead!
I have a doctors appointment in 2 weeks and I am hoping to hear her happiness with my loss.
Good luck everyone & have a good week!
I don’t know how I missed posting the last two weigh-ins!
In week 5 I had an ok week. I did very well staying in my points. It’s getting easier and easier to stick with this program. I lost 1.8lbs in week 5 and started to notice that my pants & shorts are getting baggy in my butt & thigh area. Can’t wait to see and feel the change in other places! With my 1.8lbs loss this week I was at a total loss of 10.6lbs!
In week 6 I did not think it was a good week at all. We ate out quite a bit this during week 6 and I indulged in some “treats”. But I still stayed within my points for the most part only dipping into my weekly points slightly. I was discouraged going into my weigh-in, I was sure the scale was not going to be my friend…much to my surprise the scale was VERY much my friend…I lost 3lbs! This brings me to a total of 13.6lbs lost that are NEVER returning! This also got me to hit my 5% goal. It’s so nice to see the numerical progress. I am feeling better too. I don’t have as many of the general aches that normally enter my day, I’m a little less tired at the end of the day, and I just mentally feel better that I’m taking an active role in my health.
Now it’s time to start working some more exercise into my life!
So 4 weeks have flown by. I went for my weigh in on Thursday. I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to do. I thought I might have lost a pound to a pound and half maybe, but that was it. Much to my surprise I lost 3.4 pounds! My biggest loss to date! And this was with PMS even! It’s proof that while I’ve had to adjust my points down from where WW says they should be, the program does work. So that makes a grand total of 8.8lbs lost in 4 weeks, not to shabby!
I’m working on a post of some of the favorite recipes I’ve made lately. Stay tuned!
So with much happiness I can say that week 3 was a MUCH better week then week 2! Week 3 weigh in was tonight and I lost 2.6 lbs…bringing my 3 week total to 5.4lbs!
I changed a few things up this last week. I played with my “daily” points goal a little more. Instead of sticking to a hard “you must eat 40 points a day” goal, I did a “don’t go over 40 points a day goal”. What I found it I’m very satisfied around 33-35 points right now. I am getting in all my “daily recommended” fruits/veggies/oils & dairy without giving me a lot of “junk” eating each day. There were definitely times over the last week that I craved that something sweet so I did allow myself a little piece of 72% Cocoa chocolate bar twice, but still stayed well within my daily target.
I also made a better effort over the weekend. We went out to dinner on Sunday and I had a Chicken Greek Salad with lowfat dressing, no cheese & no pita…and I only ended up being able to eat half!
I’m going to continue to eat my points this coming week the way I did last week; hopefully with the same results. I’m also going to be incorporating more exercise this week.
To all my fellow WWer’s good luck this next week!