Saturday, November 23, 2013

Weekly Weigh-in #52

Starting Weight (12/1/2012): 232.2
Last Week: 197.4
Current Weight: 198.4
Change Since Last Week: +1.0
Total Change: -33.8
Height: 5'6"
Goal: 149

Wow - didn't realize I hadn't written since last Friday.

Yep, a gain of a pound. I am pretty lucky to come out with only +1 because during the week I was up +5!!!

So let's re-cap the week:

Friday - Went out on the town with my husband - had 4 pints of beer and dinner - dinner wasn't too bad. The scale wasn't too bad in the morning.

Saturday - My mom's 75th birthday celebration - was in the kitchen all day - but didn't do too bad. Only had a little wine. But did have cheese, and ice cream and cake!

Sunday - Got up and ran SEVEN miles!!!!!!! In under slightly less than 90 minutes. Slow, but steady. Longest run by .8 miles.
And later in the day went skating (ice) with my family!

But the eating was pretty downhill Sunday - Tuesday - Tons of snacking, tons of eating while making dinner. Really out of control. Not exactly sure why. A little boredom, maybe a lot of boredom. Stress of work.

But I reeled it in come Wednesday and turned it around. Hope to not have such a horrible week this coming week. I don't particularly like Thanksgiving food and have a Turkey Trot on Friday, and then next Saturday is 1 year at WW.

I removed the 5 lb sticker from my WW book (for 35 lbs) - hoping to earn it back next week, but that could be a stretch - losing 1.2 lb the week of Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Weekly Weigh-in #51

Starting Weight (12/1/2012): 232.2
Last Week: 198.6
Current Weight: 197.4
Change Since Last Week: -12
Total Change: -34.8
Height: 5'6"
Goal: 149

I did end up going to WW a day early - I feel so good about myself, not just by the loss, buy by making myself a priority.

Last night I went out with our team at work for drinks - it was 4:00 so not dinner time. I had my snack before I left. I had seltzer water with lime (even sending the second one back when they brought me Sprite by mistake) and didn't have any appetizers. I had some family-free time to spare, so I went to the more expensive grocery store to get stuff for my mom's birthday celebration. Didn't buy anything out of the ordinary and had my normal pre-WW dinner of PB&J.

So thrilled to see the WW scale below 200! It was the same scale I was on last Saturday that had me way more than the normal 1.2 higher. And today it was only 1.0 higher than my scale - so WW said I lost 35 lbs so more stars :) Incentive to keep it low for next week.

I think I am going to try to run in the morning. My friend can't make it and she can only make it on Sunday if we go at 7 am! I'll decide in the morning once I know how much I've eat/drunk and how little sleep I've gotten tonight :)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Will I make it to WW on a Friday?

I don't want to go to WW on Saturday morning - not when we are kid's free for the night, and not when I would rather run 5 miles before cleaning the house and preparing/hosting dinner for my mom's 75th birthday. But if the scale says happy things tomorrow morning, I am going to try to sneak in a meeting. I know I have said that before and never done it. But I think, I might, I pray that the scale could possibly say under 200 at WW tomorrow morning.

Unfortunately I have been exercise-free this week. Sunday I did do a ton of housework. But Tuesday I woke up to freezing rain/sleet and went back to sleep. Wednesday I was pooped. Thursday I just plain blew off Bootcamp and I think I've decided to not go back until at least the spring - I've learned a lot at Bootcamp and I would rather start forcing myself to get up at 5:30 and get some serious exercise done downstairs, than getting up at 5:00 and having to drive in the cold and snow and it has become too easy to blow it off. I hate giving up, but I want more control over what parts of my body I work out when. At least for a while.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Weekly Weigh-in #50

Starting Weight (12/1/2012): 232.2
Last Week: 199.6
Current Weight: 198.6
Change Since Last Week: -1.0
Total Change: -33.6
Height: 5'6"
Goal: 149

I hate doubting my weight, so I have decided I am just annoyed with the WW scale.

I woke up at 4:40 having to go to the bathroom like crazy. Neurotic as I am, I weighed myself. 199.4. Okay, I'll take that. Woke up again at 6:00 am (with an absolute splitting headache). Went to the bathroom again and weighed again. 198.6. I believed it, didn't feel the need to weigh myself again. Was excited because if I went to 1 scale at WW which notoriously is 1.2 different than my home scale (versus the other WW scale which is usually 1.4 difference), then that would mean that I would be under 200 at WW. But that scale had me at 200.4. So then I was wondering - does that mean that I am only 199.2 or 199.0 at home?

After WW I went running. We only did 3 miles. She did a 1/2 marathon about a month ago and has had a cold ever since. I could have run so much further! But it was also SO cold. So different running in a hat and gloves and tights. I need to get a longer shirt though. We are running the post-Thanksgiving 5K together, the same race that was my first race 2 years ago, the first time I ran a 5K without stopping.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Didn't mean to not post last week.....

Last weekend just got away from me, it wasn't because I had a .2 gain last weekend. Not being able to post at work anymore makes it harder.

For a Friday, the scale was looking pretty grim this morning. TOM did arrive yesterday morning, but even then I didn't see my usual pre-TOM dip. But I am not going to let it bother me. I will go to WW tomorrow anyway because I don't think I will be able to go next week.

Eating has been so-so. I still have not eaten an Halloween Candy, but...
--Saturday we went to a family birthday party where we made our own ice cream sundaes. Then we went out to eat for Mexican good.
--Sunday I had a large pasta dinner
--Monday I had seconds for dinner
--Tuesday my husband was out so we just had pasta, no veggies, and I ate way too much of an impulse buy - Pumpkin Seed Brittle from Williams-Sonoma.
--Wednesday and Thursday - larger than normal dinners.

BUT....Since Tuesday, I have worked out 4 times. I am trying to work out 5-6 times a week. So far, so good. I really didn't want to get up this morning because I was up late watching Scandal (my only 10 pm guilty pleasure and 1 of 2 shows I will watch live). But the alarm went off at 5:30 and I knew my husband's alarm would go off at 5:45, so what was the point to not getting up?!

Me and my running friend - we haven't run since August when she continued her training for a 1/2 marathon - are going to run tomorrow after WW. Since soccer is over, I have Saturday mornings free after WW, at least for a while, and her kid's have religious ed on Sunday mornings, which was okay in the spring when we were starting to run at 7 and only running for an hour tops. So we are going to try Saturday mornings and hopefully we can continue this until the snow flies.

If I continue doing long runs on Saturdays, then Sunday will be my rest day (Mondays had been), and then I will do intervals on Monday and Wednesday, Bootcamp on Tuesday and Thursday, and strength training on Fridays.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Not hopeful for weigh-in, but positive changes...

I keep trying to tell myself that it will be okay if there is a gain tomorrow morning, because the scale isn't the end all of predictors.

I truly believe that lack of sleep and stress (even if it is just being excited for a sports team) keeps the weight on. This week has been a wild ride, next week should be more calm - though TOM will arrive next week too.

I have made positive changes at work. I brought in my exercise ball to work and sit on it about 5-6 hours out of the day, and I've been setting a timer to make sure I get up every hour for at least 5 minutes.

I chose to not have ANY Halloween candy and so far, so good. There are people out there that say I am depriving myself and it will backfire, but believe me, I have had my share of Halloween candy in my life, one year of deprivation will be okay!

Last night we went to the neighbors house for dinner where I had 3 pieces of pizza (on the thin, thinner side) and 2 helpings of salad and didn't have any alcohol. I didn't eat any candy while handing it out and I made sure to hand it all out so no leftovers for us. When we got home, the kids sorted their candy (my 4 year old didn't go out too long so he didn't have much), we put his in a quart size bag (not full) and we took a representation of all types of candy for my daughter - she had more than fit in a quart size, but the gallon bag is no where full. My husband put away some candy for himself and I gave him the rest to take to his work. And then I had him put all the candy away above the refrigerator where I can't reach it. I am not saying I won't have ANY this weekend, but it will only be by asking him.

So I am not getting discouraged by the scale being a 1 lb higher this morning than it has been in 9 days, but I'll just get through the day and move on.