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30 by the 30th: Five

I really stepped out of my comfort zone this time.

Up until now I have tried things that I’ve always wanted to do but they were things I’ve done before. I’ve rode a bike before but never rented one. I’ve hiked before but never been to Kaw Point. You get the picture.

This time was different though. This time I tried something so completely unlike me.

I tried yoga!

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WW Week 11 Recap

Yes! I’m officially down 20+ lbs! 20.6 to be exact. =)

Tracking every thing you eat every single day really does help. I know that it can be a pain to some people. But it is so easy to not look something up or to not record something that you ate and before you know it you are way over your daily points. Fortunately there are the weekly points to fall back on. But things add up so fast.

I think I have mentioned this on here before but just in case… My group leader passes out “perky pencil” stickers to anyone who tracks to the best of their ability at least 5 days a week. I look forward to getting my “perky pencil” every Sunday. I put it right next to that day’s weigh-in information along with any Bravo stickers I might get for that week.

I have received one each week that I have been a part of Weight Watchers. It means a lot to me. It shows me that I’m following the program and I’m seeing the results. So far I haven’t really had a week where I gained weight. I think this is because I do track. But I have heard of others that go up and down. It would be interesting to see if the good weeks were weeks you tracked and maybe the weeks you didn’t always track were the ones where you didn’t lose.

Don’t think I will test my theory though. lol

Tracking takes dedication. It really does. But it doesn’t take that long. Not when you get used to it. And it can even be fun. I love scanning items at the grocery store or looking up foods from restaurants. Sure it might mean it takes me longer to decide what to eat, or to track what is on my plate but shouldn’t we pay better attention to what we are putting in our body anyway?

Plus it works!

One area I can really improve on is working out. I hardly ever do. Oh did you just hear that? I do NOT work out. Know what that means? I have lost my 20+ lbs entirely because I have changed my eating habits.

That doesn’t mean that working out isn’t also important though. I really should make it a part of my weekly, if not daily, routine. I have mentioned at least a couple times on here that I will get back in the gym. It hasn’t happened yet.

Motivation. Or lack of it.

I feel so good when I work out. I really do. But starting back up is always so difficult. I try to tell myself this week I’m going to go. Today I’m going to go. But I don’t. I just go home, sit on the couch, mess around online and watch Netflix.

The last couple of days I have gotten a couple I have earned some fitness points though. Saturday I went bike riding for the first time in 2 1/2 years  and yesterday I tried yoga for the first time. Both of them were unusual for me but both were still forms of exercise. In fact I think I got 4 fitness points for each day. Not bad.

It really is an awesome feeling to be where I am. 20+ lbs gone! I love it!

I’m not done though. Not even half way. I just need to keep doing what I’m doing. Maybe add in a little exercise here and there and I’ll get there.

You Can Control Your Cravings

This is true for me today.

Cravings

I’ve had a difficult day.

My Grandma died last Christmas and her birthday is coming up. Something reminded me of this early this morning and it started the day off bad.

I’ve not been in a good mood all day and I’ve cried several times.

Mid morning I was thinking about chocolate.

There is a large candy bowl at my work. It is usually always full and often times is full of chocolate.

I didn’t touch it.

At lunch I smelled fried food and it smelled oh so good.

I didn’t get any.

Mid to late afternoon I was telling myself that after work I’m going to stop and get some of that Goat Cheese, Apricots and Candied Walnuts ice cream I had a couple weeks ago.

I resisted.

I could have done all of these things today and a few months ago I would have. Yes, the candy, the fried food and even the ice cream. I would have eaten all of it in one day.

But today I left work, with not everything finished because it never gets ALL done (job security I keep saying lol) and I went home (without stopping for ice cream) and ate one of the Enchilada Stuffed Mushrooms I made earlier this week. (I hope to finish the post today or tomorrow…promise!)

I’m going to be a good girl because none of those things will really help my mood. I would only feel worse after and even more so Sunday morning at my weigh in.

I can only hope that tomorrow will be better.

WW Week 9 Recap

This morning I was able to join my usual Sunday morning group. It felt good to be back around people I’m familiar with. I also have a new appreciation for our group leader. After having gone to a couple other meetings with other leaders, I really enjoy the discussions that our group has. She tries to get us to think, to share and will help us to speak up when the group is quiet.

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WW Week 5

Week 5. I have been doing Weight Watchers for 4 full weeks now. In this time I have lost a total of 8 lbs. Yes, two weeks ago I had a fantastic week and was down 3.2 lbs, last week not so fantastic…down 1 lb. It appears I have a good week then a not so good week then a good week again. If the pattern continues I will have a great week this week again. Only time will tell.

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