Sunday, December 1, 2013

One Year Weight Watchers Anniversary

I have been meaning to come post since yesterday morning, but the long weekend has been crazy.

Here are the stats, one year out:

Starting Weight (12/1/2012): 232.2
Last Week: 198.4
Current Weight: 196.6
Change Since Last Week: -1.8
Total Change: -35.6
Height: 5'6"
Goal: 149

I never post pictures, so here are some:

11/5/2012 - The picture that got me back to WW

11/5/2013 - One year later - 35 lbs down

Thanksgiving 2013

So how do I feel 1 year out? I really didn't know how much I would lose in a year, so I can't say if I am disappointed or not. I knew this journey would take 2 - 2 1/2 years, and I am still on track for that. I am thrilled I am under 200. I feel SO much better about myself than I did a year ago!

BUT Friday night I decided to play around with my weekly weigh-ins (I am an analyst so data is my life) and I found out that I haven't lose 35.6 lbs this year, I have lost over 70 and I have GAINED 35 lbs! I was reminded that I had 14 weeks of gains, 9 of which were 2+ lbs, 5 of which were 4+ lbs.  I can gain weight an an incredibly rapid rate, thus the 50 lb gain in 21 months.

So what will the next year bring?
--I can't estimate how many pounds I will lose
--I want to make it to more WW meetings (I missed 15 this year!)
--No more rapid gains. If I lose 40 lbs in a year, I want to think I've lost 50 and gained 10 or such. No gains would be even better!

I will be as successful or better in the next year by:
--More WW meetings
--Tracking - not necessarily being strict with my points, by accountable for what I eat in non-working hours/ in the 5 pm - 7 pm where I do so much damage
--Less eating out (we need to do this also because we really need to rein in the budget next year)
--Move my body more- not exactly sure how this is going to look since all I've been doing is running once a week the last month or so.

1 comment:

  1. So good to "see" you! :) You have good goals and I look forward to see you keep pressing on.