Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Weigh-in Wednesday


Today was another weigh-in day for me. Guess what?! I lost 2.8 lbs - joy, oh joy. Let me tell you, after last week I was about to throw in the towel! Quite honestly, I didn't track as well as I should have this past week and when I did, I used all my daily points and even dipped into my extras. I can't remember if I shared this before or not, but the points on the study are structured differently - you are allowed a greater point allowance per day, but foods have higher point values. My daily points are 46!!! which I was finding VERY hard to reach. I did actually share with the group at the meeting and the leader said that is really the key to WW; use all your daily points and dip into your extras. She said as soon as you start to feel like you are denying yourself; you are doing it wrong; you just have to Modify...

So now I am re-motivated...I may even begin to exercise this week!


I've shared before that WW was the most successful for me in the past, however, the first time going through, I never got anything from the meetings. Quite honestly, there was no structure...the leader was in her 70's, had lost her weight 25 years ago, and OBSESSED about food. Her key to preventing overeating...doing something you enjoy instead...her idea of fun, playing her ORGAN and singing along (I kid you not). I could not relate...so over the years, I've poo-poo'd the whole meeting thing. This time around it's a very different experience...The leader is a SAHM in her 30's, working off her baby weight from her 3rd baby. There are actually topics to discuss (not all about food). Hands down, my favorite part is sharing the triumphs - big or small - and having a group of people that can relate...


So if you like, share your triumphs this week (e.g. finally losing something, getting up to exercise, clothes feeling better, getting re-motivated). I would truly love to develop a blog support system no matter what you are doing to get/stay healthy. Even if you don't want to do that, just knowing you're reading will keep me motivated...so thanks in advance!!

9 comments:

Shannon said...

Way to go on the 3 lbs lost :)

quitecontrary1977 said...

congrats to you! i've actually gained a couple pounds, but I think if I blog about my fitness goals everyday, I'll be more commited to it! I'm going to try that next week! This week I am doing a giveaway. Come by.. I have yoga stuff! http://nowenteringmomville.blogspot.com

Kat said...

Good for you! I'm glad you had a triump this week. I love my water aerobics classes. I just need to alter my eating. A lot. So that I can get somewhat on the right track. But first, I have to eat the cupcakes I made to celebrate my birthday.

Blarney said...

Just got the call that I got my cholesterol down to 162 ~ yeah for me & yeah for you!
Thanks for visiting the other day!
Keep up the good work!

Jennifer said...

GOOD JOB!! 2.8 piunds is a LOT!! I'm feeling super fat today, so I'm glad someone is having success! Point blank--I've just been eating too much and I'm not feeling motivated. We're about to go on vacation and I know we'll be eating out a lot, so I'll just wait til we get back and try to get more hardcore then.

Keep up the good work!!!

Kelly said...

Thanks all for you great wishes and comments...and good luck with any challenges/triumphs you experience in the next week!

Jill said...

Fantastic! Good luck with that! My cousin joined Lindora last year and has amazingly stuck with it.. and lost over 40 pounds. Meetings are EVERY day - and she monitors everything going into her mouth.

I give anyone credit who can show dedication to their bodies. Unlike me...

American in Norway said...

Yea for you! As soon as I get home I will start doing it with you.
Now about the FEET in this picture... I am really disturbed be these feet... are they male or female? If it is a chic... she totally needs a pedicure... if it is a man... he needs some hair on his legs....

Angie said...

Ok, I'm a couple of days late, but belated congrats! I started a push up program this week with my bff and my entire upper body and abs are screaming. But, this program swears that I'll be able to do 100 pushups at the end of the torture-filled 6 weeks. Yippee.