Saturday, September 10, 2011

Weigh-in Day

Happy Saturday all! Well, the scale wasn't that kind to me today - a gain of 2 lbs...oops!

Could it be....

the Cherry Chardonnay Cheddar cheese spread from Door County I had on Tuesday

or maybe it was Big Grab bag of Doritos I had on Wednesday

perhaps it was the chips and salsa at my favorite Mexican restaurant on Thursday

well, you know it could be the Perch plate I had for lunch on Friday and the Ben & Jerry's ice cream I had Friday evening

Most likely it was a combination of all of the above! Now that I've got that out of my system...I'm back on track.

Until next time...

Saturday, September 3, 2011

10% Goal today

As I was lying in bed last night thinking of weighing in this morning, I pondered over the fact that I only have .2 lbs to go to hit my 10% goal weight. For you Weight Watcher members, you know this is a celebrated milestone in the journey and as a reward you receive a keychain. I considered the week that I had and knowing that I didn't track the last few days I was slightly concerned. The thought did occur to me that I could actually gain this week. But never fear, my friends! I lost 1 lb and hit my 10% goal! Oh yeah, I did the happy dance at the scale!

So here's what I've come to learn so far:
I need to ask for help. This used to be really hard, and I still struggle with it, but I'm learning that weight-loss (and life in general) isn't meant to be done by ourselves. God has provided me with a great support group of family and friends and an incredible Weight Watcher leader. He didn't do that just because, no it's His way of provision, we are made for community and to help each other.

I have to track. Another member at my meeting said recently, "If I bite it, I write it." For several weeks, I've noticed that I tend not to track on Fridays and sometimes even Thursdays. While a loss has shown up on the scale, I know my time is running short on using this particular technique 'er cheating method.

Just because I can have it, that doesn't mean I should, even if I have the PointsPlus values available to spend. Example - we go to Culver's for frozen custard. My daughter asks for 2 scoops with hot caramel. I tell her 1 scoop is enough. She doesn't think so. After a little bantering back and forth, I cave. I take a few bites and it is enough. That night I get home, check the PointsPlus values for the 2 scoops, its 21. REALLY? So thankful I only took a few bites, but it got me's. just. not. necessary.

Planning is half the battle. Planning meals, snacks, and how I will handle my consumption at picnics, parties, or pot-lucks keeps me on the path to success.

Fresh is better. Since the death of a close family friend, I made the decision, that when possible, I would prepare homemade meals and eat mostly fresh fruits and vegetables. Since then, I haven't eaten frozen meals and try to stay away from processed foods as much as possible.

My goal for this week is to get back to tracking everything, even the night before weigh-in! Until next time my friends....