Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Weigh-in Wednesday


It's that time of week when I am held accountable (self-imposed) to all of you regarding how successful or unsuccessful I was with my ongoing weight loss saga...I know, I know, you've been waiting with baited breath, you've been waiting all week for this, you can hardly wait (sarcasm STRONGLY implied)...

I really can't tell you...I had my 6 week study appointment which occurred after the regular Wednesday WW meeting. Since the drive to UCF is a 1hour round trip, I was only able to go to my appointment with the nutritionist today. Her weight count goes from the beginning of the study and drum roll please......I've lost a total of 9 pounds! Which pleases me greatly. I have yet to start a structured exercise program (though I have been doing more outside activities with the kids - swimming, playing catch, etc.) and I am still not doing that great tracking my food. Which brings me to my question of the week...

I find myself doing this with each diet lifestyle change...I become complacent. I have modest success and then I start slipping...not tracking, grabbing that handful of chocolate, not making great food choices all the time. In essence, I sabotage myself. So any ideas on how to get past this speed bump? I'd be glad to hear them....

Question #2: How did you do this week? Did you start/stay/stop your diet lifestyle change? Successes/Failures? Please share...it's like our own little WW meeting online (just imagine a big round of applause for the good news you share and an "Oh, that really Sucks!...I know you'll turn it around. We believe in you and are here for you!" Go ahead, admit it, it makes you feel better right?!

7 comments:

Jen said...

I am so happy for you with your weight loss. Good for you. As for me, I gave up along time ago. I have decided that I am as good as I am going to get. Sure there are a few, ok more than a few, extra pounds on me but I tired of struggling. If I loose a few pounds great, if not great too. I am so done with the diet thing. But you keep going! Good for you!!!

Kat said...

I have always struggled with weight watchers. I can lose 25 pounds. And then no more. And I need to lose ALOT more than that. So...this week...drum roll please...I am back on Atkins. After my first month or so, I am going to have planned cheat days. From what I recall, pie sometimes helped me get over plateaus. And I figure if they are planned, I won't feel as deprived and chocolate free like I do now.

My whole issue is the snacking. I so want a bag of chips right now. And munching on some left over chicken just doesn't do it for me right now. But...I know in a week or two, I really will be over that. I can't wait...

This Mom said...

Oh my gosh I could have written your post. I am totally a self sabotager. I think I wan to provew myself right, that I can not lose weight. I am try again though. Always trying.

Jennifer said...

WOW! 9 pounds! That's incredible!

I've done terribly this week. Read my post tomorrow and you'll see how big a pig I am!

Congrats and keep up the good work!!

Amanda said...

Congratulations with your weight loss. Way to go. Keep up the good work.
My only saving grace is that I found and fell in love with running a year ago. I am gotten completely addicted and it's kept me focused. It burns a crap load of calories, too ;)
Best wishes for great success.

Angie's Spot said...

Congratulations on 9 lbs gone!!! I too suffer from being a self-saboteur. It's so frustrating. I've had more success this time around with setting short term goals for myself. And making the rewards worthwhile. For instance, when I make it into the next jeans size down, I'm celebrating at Coldstone Creamery. Stuff like that. I hope that helps! Keep up the great work!

Lori said...

I was just wandering through your blog archives and came across this post. Congratulations on the 9-lb. victory! I have meant to mention before, but never have, that your picture on your profile is really cute. You look like a fun, beautiful person.