Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Perty by Thirty Week 68

Look! I'm back! Two days in a row! It's like a miracle is happening. :)

Quite honestly, I probably would not be back here posting if I didn't have good news, right?

Well, you're right, I do have good news. To the tune of 3 pounds.

This brings my total weight loss back up to 97.6. The math had gotten off somewhere along the way, and was .2lb too high, so it looks like I only lost 2.8, but it's okay. I know in my heart I lost 3 pounds.

Now, I need to be honest for a minute. I was a bit disappointed that I only lost 3 pounds. I know it seems like a dumb thing to say especially since I have been yo yo dieting for the past 3 months, but it's the truth.

See, I did everything right last week. I exercised every day (but one), I ate within my points perfectly. I expected to lose more than 3 pounds. I was hoping for a big 5 pound loss, but that did not happen.

This week I plan to step it up a notch in the exercise department. I need to walk longer and harder and faster. I'm hoping I really can, but the weather is not looking good, so that may not be an option.

I am also going to try to decrease my carbs and sugar a bit. This is going to be the hardest thing for me and it may be a gradual change, but I think it will help.

So that's the plan. Let's hope I stick to it and can come back here next week with something good to report!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Perty by Thirty Weeks 56-67

Has it really been almost 3 months since I last posted here? Man, time flies. Especially when you are falling off the weight loss bandwagon!

On January 28, 2010, the last time I posted here my weight loss total was 101.4. That was the last time I have seen the 100 pound mark.

Currently my weight loss total is 94.8 pounds (that is before tonight's weigh in where I hope to get a big loss).

So in the past 3 months I have spent time fluctuating up and down. So much so, it's embarassing. However, I began this journey publicly and I continue to do so publicly. Since I am using this blog as my weight loss journal, I'm going to post my 3 months of yo yo dieting weigh-ins.

Here goes!

2/1 -- +1.6 = 99.8
2/8 -- +.4 = 99.4
2/15 -- skipped weigh in (yikes!)
2/22 -- +8.2 (yes, it says EIGHT!!!) = 91.2
3/1 -- -1.2 = 92.4 (that 8 pounds scared me!)
3/8 -- -2.6 = 95
3/15 -- -1 = 96
3/22 -- skipped weigh in again, uh oh....
3/29 -- +5.2 = 90.8 (see what skipping a week does to me?)
4/5 -- -.2 = 91
4/12 -- -3.8 = 94.8
4/19 -- 0 = 94.8

The main lesson I have learned from the past 3 months is that I have to face facts. If I did bad one week, don't kid myself into thinking I should skip a Weight Watcher meeting and weigh-in. Because, as we can see above, this does not help me at all. EVER!

I have also learned that facing the facts can be beneficial and often inspiring to me.

I hope to be back tonight or tomorrow with a post about what a fabulous weight loss I had at the scale tonight. I really am hoping for a 5 pound response, especially since I did everything right. I exercised every day (except one) and never went outside of my daily point allowance.

And I feel good! Let's hope the scale thinks so too.