Thursday, January 28, 2010

Perty by Thirty Week 55

Despite eating an entire bag of Mikesells Honey Barbeque Potato Chips (my favorite of ALL time!) this weekend I managed to lose 1 pound this week at my weigh in.

That brings me to a total lost of 101.4. This is the highest loss so far. Since I have been yo-yo-ing back and forth over the past 6 weeks, I am proud to finally be able to be at the highest number so far.

I have been working hard since the weigh-in Monday to stay on track this week, hoping I can fight off that bag of chips I ate! So far, so good. I was stress eating a LOT last week and we spoke all about that at the Weight Watchers meeting Monday night. It was as if the subject was designed just for me.

I am attempting to be more active. I completely fell off the exercise bandwagon around November. The cold temperatures have not encouraged me to get out and walk, as I was all summer, and I have just allowed myself to become lazy again.

A friend and I began doing Biggest Loser workouts to a DVD she has last week. The low intensity workout is KICKING MY BUTT! I thought I was "in shape." Apparently I was very wrong. This week I have also been using my Wii Fit a lot more in order to keep moving.

I plan to begin the Couch to 5K program on March 1st, with hopes that I can run (jog) in a 5K this summer. Until then, I need to keep moving. A local gym is running a special to get a free month long membership. I'm considering checking it out, but I just have to stick to my guns and make sure there is no fine print that will commit me to a long-term membership.

So, now I'm off to get moving and to keep cookies and chips out of my mouth! :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Perty by Thirty Weeks 52, 53, 54

Yes, I am still alive!

I have thought about blogging in the past three weeks, but obviously the words never left my brain and entered the blog page.

Week 52 I chose not to blog. I was very upset about my weight gain and I really was discouraged. It had been an entire year on this weight loss journey and I had gained 7.8 pounds over the previous 3 weeks (4.4 pounds gained on week 52). I was not anticipating such a huge gain and I believe my body has been playing tricks on me. Especially since I lost 8 pounds on Week 53.

Yes, I lost 8 pounds in one week. I am fairly certain I was bloated and constipated on Week 52 when I weighed in. Hey, I'm just trying to keep it real here. Obviously all of that was not 8 pounds worth, at least I don't think so. If it was then I probably have a different problem that needs addressing.

Either way, Week 53 motivated me to keep going. It motivated me and I thought I did well, but I gained .6 pound this past week. It wasn't much and I am going to blame female hormones and the fact that I was wearing heavy jeans that I typically would not have worn to weigh in, but I was off work and they were practically the only pair of pants I had clean (I later did my laundry, so no need to worry about me!).

I'm still motivated to keep going and to keep fighting this battle. I really just need to get over the hump of 105 pounds. I seem to be going back and forth for the past 6 weeks and I need to stop fluctuating and head full steam ahead. I only have 6 months left to lose the remaining 63 pounds in order to hit my Perty by Thirty goal (July 9, 2010). At this rate, that will not happen.

So, I have plans. I am going to attempt to do some type of exercise every day. Since I weigh in on Mondays, I began yesterday (Tuesday) when I "exercised" on the Wii Fit. It doesn't really feel like much exercise, but at least I am moving and not sitting on the couch eating peanut butter as I have been known to do recently.

I'm still pressing on. I still have goals and I know I will accomplish those goals. Hopefully I'll be thrilled to come back next week and post about how Week 55 was very successful!