Saturday, May 16, 2015

A Tiny Gain

I'm up 1.6 this week.  While it's not an excuse, I do recognize that women tend to retain weight at certain times during the month.  So I'm using that in my reasoning. Well, that, and the fact that I only worked out once this week and I lost my battle against butter tart temptation.  I may have eaten 4 this week ��.  They were all tracked, but clearly poor food endulgences have consequences.

Today is a new day and a new week.  Can't wait to get back on track and see those numbers going down again next week.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Another Loss

Four consistent weeks of losses!  Hallelujah!  As of this morning's weigh-in and loss of 1.2 lbs, I'm officially back in ONEderland!  It feels just as good, if not better, than the first time I got here.

It just goes to show that consistency is key!  Not only have I been tracking, EVERYTHING, I've been getting active too.  Monday night I went for a run, Tuesday and Wednesday I went for a 20 min. walk on my lunch break.  The mid-day walk is awesome!  Just when you're starting to burn out in the day, that 20 minutes outside rejuvenates you to keep going.  I also found I was less likely to snack in the afternoon when I got out for that walk.  Thursday and Friday were busy days and yet I managed to meet my 10K step goal without even thinking about it.  So all in all a great week!

I can't wait to see how I do next week.  Wishing you all a successful week and a Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Coming Clean

My posts have been sporadic, to say the least, as of late.  The primary reason, is I really don't have the time to sit and write a blog post.  But, that's not the only reason.  I've been feeling sorry for myself lately.  Since December, I gained 14 lbs back.  I take full responsibility for the gain.  I stopped tracking, I stopped my regular workouts and I stopped being disciplined with what I ate.  I left "ONE"derland and I'm not okay with it.

The past 3 weeks, I've been back on track and I have lost 1.7 lbs at each of my Saturday weigh-ins.  That puts me back at 85 lbs lost, total.  It's still a fantastic accomplishment that I'm proud of; but, I'll be damned if I'm going to let it all creep back on.  I've had 2 fantastic "runs" this past week.  I'm starting the C25K program over again.  Who knew that not consistently running over the winter would set me so far back?  I feel like I haven't run at all before.  But that's going to change.  As much as I hated it in the moment, it feels good to be back outside getting the much needed workout I've actually come to miss.  Stay tuned for more regular posts on my journey.  I am committing, here and now, to continue on my upward swing with losses from here on out.  I WILL reach my goal, one small pound at a time.

Have a fantastic week!

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!