Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Weigh-in Wednesday

Another week has gone by and it's time once again for Weigh-in Wednesday (BTW, Tressa, I painted the toenails in the picture just for you...not the prettiest feet, but at least now you can tell it's a girl)

So I had a chance today to completely blow off my WW meeting and I was sorely tempted. The drive to UCF takes at least 1/2 hour, the meeting is 45 minutes and then the 1/2 hour drive back - 2+ hours out of my work day. But I stuck to my commitment and went. I've lost another pound...the scale is going in the right direction-Yeah!. Quite honestly, I was a real slacker most of the week when it came to tracking, but I think that even though I wasn't always tracking like I should have been, I still made okay choices.

The lesson/talk this week was about making mental preparations...i.e. if you are going to a home party (Kat) and know that there will be lots of yummy food stuffs, plan on how you will handle any obstacles in your way. I've already started to do this when it come to eating out (especially when it comes to my downfall, Mexican food). So my biggest obstacle/goal this week is plotting out when I can squeeze in exercise. I am my own worst enemy when it comes to how my day pans out...I wake up about 7 am, get the kids ready for their day, drop off the kids at camp/school/daycare; work at 9 am to 6 pm; home for dinner; spend time with the kids; bedtime at 8:30 pm; then I am so tired that I veg out reading, watching tv until way too late (read: 1 am). So I know the obvious choice is to do my exercise after the kids go to bed, but quite honestly, I am wiped out without any residual energy by then. So I know I have to go to bed at a more reasonable time and get up at 6 am for exercise. I think that if I start off with baby steps (may be the goal for the first week will be 3 workouts), I may be able to reach the goal.

Some shout outs: Blarney: great job on lowering your cholesterol! Angie: way to go starting your intense work out program! and thank you to Shannon, Mary, Kat, Jennifer, Jill, and Tressa for your encouragement.

So now your turn...what triumphs did you have/achieve this past week? Remember celebrate the baby steps!


Judy Haley (coffeejitters) said...

I've got to get back in the swing of things with weight watchers. I really have the best results with them. If I could just stick to it long term...

Shannon said...

Good for you one the pound lost... and for sticking to your meeting.

This past week I've been working on actually eating more... sort of. I usually don't eat breakfast. I find myself snacking alot throughout the day (hmm, I wonder why?). So I've been trying to get a better start to my day by actually eating a (fairly healthy) breakfast. Usually a bowl of Special K or some toast and fresh fruit. But at least its something, right?

Melissa Lee said...

Don't even TALK to me about WEIGHT right now. A woman can only take so much...knowwhatImean? :)

But hey, thanks for your words on my blog yesterday. To answer your question as to "how do those with complete faith continue down that path?" Well, with COMPLETE FAITH.

Crazy isn't it? But I'm here if you have questions. I'm not much of a teacher - but I'm a great friend. You "practicing nothing" little booger.

Melissa at Stretch Marks

Angie said...

Congrats on another pound gone! I began week 2 of my pushup regime and it's going well. I actually did 15 in a row on my 5th set of reps, so I'm making progress. However, I was stunned to see that I've gained 5 lbs in 2 weeks. Gotta get back on that treadmill and FAST!

quitecontrary1977 said...

this blogging about your goals haa helped you so much.. i might try it next week..

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on another pound lost!! That's great! I like your pink toenails too!

Since we're on vacation, I've been eating like a pig. I have tried to exersise, but I'm eating so much, no amount of exercise is going to help! I'l have to go hardcore when we get home. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said... are brave to weigh in so the whole world can see. I couldn't do that...unless I weighed what you weigh now...then I'd be stinkin' happy...

Thanks for visiting my blog....I'll have to say "Toejam" in people's comments more often. ;)