Sunday, February 1, 2015

Another Drop at the Scale

Woot!  Two weeks in a row for losses.  Looks like I'm finally getting back on track.  I'm down 1.1lbs this week.  I managed to get to the gym twice too, as well as complete the first 8 days of a 30 day squat challenge.  I feel good; but, I'm still not at my fullest yet.  I'm hoping this week gets me there.  I want to see 3 days at the gym along with the squats and maybe even a run thrown in for good measure.  I'll let you now how it goes ;)

Hope you all have a great week; and Go Pats Go!  (Yes, I'm a Patriots fan and I can't wait to watch the big game!)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Finally, the Scale is in my Favor

That's right...after several weeks of yo-yo like behaviour, the scale this week is on the right track...DOWN!  I lost 1.4 this week.  That brings me back to about 90 lbs lost; but, I'll get back to where I was and hit my goal if I continue on this path.

I think a lot of my success this week had to do with drinking enough water and I joined Curves.  After losing 90 pounds so far, I have a lot of loose skin and while running has done wonders for my weight loss; it hasn't really helped me tone.  That's what I'm hoping Curves will help me do, along with my continuing weight loss.

I've done 3 workouts so far and I've gotta say, they're not as easy as they look.  The more you go, the tougher it gets.  BUT, I can't wait to go again.  I feel so good after a workout.  No matter how much I may not want to start, I never regret it once I do.

On that note, I'll say goodbye for today.  I'd love to hear from you, so please stay in touch.

Have a great week.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Another Gain?!

How is that even possible?  I'm up 1.7 after today's weigh in.  Here I was thinking I'd had a great week.  I tracked, every day!  I got at least 6 glasses of water in, every day!  I earned 15 activity points, that I didn't touch.  So what gives?
The only thing I can think of is salt.  We had ham for dinner one night and pizza another.  So the sodium content in those two choices alone could be responsible; and, I'm certainly hoping they are.

Despite the gain, I'm not losing faith.  I've rocked the program so far and I'm not giving up now.  After weigh-in, I went for my first hot yoga/Pilates class.  It was great.  I was challenged and I sweat like crazy and I'm sore as hell...but it was AWESOME!  I can't wait to do it again in a couple weeks (I work every-other Saturday).  If anyone local wants to join me, let me know!

I hope you all have a great week.  I'm looking forward to posting next week and I fully expect to be posting about a loss!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Back At It

Today was my first weigh-in in over a month.  I wasn't avoiding the scale, life got in the way. But today I was back at Weight Watchers, bright and early, to see just had bad the holidays were.
I had a pretty good idea as my scale at home is only about 1lb off what I get at WW.  That said, I was very happy to lean that I'm up 3.6 lbs today.  That brings my total loss to 90.4 lbs; but, I'm ok with that.  My scale had me up 10lbs over the past couple weeks, so in that respect I'm actually down from where I was a couple weeks ago.

So that's me in a nutshell.  I'm back on track and on the road to a #betterme.

Have a great week!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Getting Back on Track

I've been quiet lately.  

Sorry.  

I'm getting back on track starting today.  Back to tracking...EVERYTHING.  I need to readily the mantra "If I bite it, I write it".  I haven't been diligent in tracking and as a result, I've gained 5 lbs.  I know that doesn't seem like a lot in the grand scheme of things, but gaining is not a path I want to take.  

I'm counting on you, to help keep me accountable.  Putting my success (or failure) out there helps me stay on track.  When I get those words of encouragement, it makes me want to push that much harder.  So, I'm asking you to help me.  Please feel free to send me comments, here or on Facebook.  Let me know how you're doing.  I think together, we can succeed.

Here's to an even #betterme in 2015.

Happy New Year

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Better Me, One Year Later

Tomorrow marks exactly one year since I started on the path to a better me.  It seems like only yesterday.

You may be wondering why I haven't posted these past few weeks.  It's not that I haven't wanted to, even though I have struggled.  It's simply poor time management.  In August I started a new career path and between adjusting to new schedules and the start of school, Guiding, Scouting, dance and hockey, I barely have time to pee, let alone get online to blog.  But as I approach this anniversary, I decided to make the time to post my progress.

I'm down 3.5 lbs at today's weigh in, that's 92.6 lbs total!  It hasn't been easy, no matter how well I seem to have done. I've struggled the past few weeks.  I haven't been working out, and I've found it increasingly difficult to eat on plan.  Things I had no trouble saying "no" to I now want to eat.  I'm lax in weighing and measuring and that's getting me into trouble.  Thankfully, I didn't have gains too high.  I was up 1.1 and .9 a couple weeks; but, with my loss today I'm back on track.  

My 5km Run or Dye event last Saturday definitely helped me get refocused.  Even though I walked the whole thing with Pretty, seeing the others running made me want to get back to it and I have a run planned for later today.

Looking back, I know that I couldn't have done this without support.  Not only from my family and the Weight Watchers staff; but, from friends and strangers.  Going online with my progress has kept me accountable and has kept me going.  So thank you to everyone who has followed my journey and sent me words of encouragement.  I still have about 40 lbs to go till goal; but, I will get there.  

Of course, wha would a one year update be without some photos (pardon the awful hair)?


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Better Me, Week 47

Wow, what a week!  I got in some great workouts and am pleased to report I was down 1.5 lbs this week.  That puts me at 90.2 lbs so far.  I'm closing in on that 100 pound milestone.

It seems like things are just falling into place lately.

I left my job with Girl Guides of Canada a few weeks ago and started my new career on August 5.  I'm now very pleased to be working with RBC as a Banking Advisor Intern; or Account Manager/CSR.  It's something new and challenging and I'm loving every minute of it.
The best part?  I haven't let this life event change my new routine and eating habits.  If anything, it's only made me stick to them that much more.  I'm looking forward to learning more and becoming the best I can be; both at work and play.

How are you doing this week?