Weight Watchers: Week 7

Result: -1.4
Total: -6.2

Wow, it’s sure been a while since I posted an update. I could say it was because I’ve had a few fluctuations, but it’s mainly because I just forgot.

Today, though, I’m pretty proud of myself. A 1.4 pound loss *after* Thanksgiving. I was nervous during the whole holiday weekend, even though I still counted my points. I knew I hadn’t gone over my allotted weekly points, but I’ve had weeks before when I dipped into my weekly points and ended up gaining weight at my weigh-in. Plus, it’s my tom, so I was sure that would make it more likely that I would gain.

So now I am 3.8 pounds away from 10 pounds. That’s unbelieveable to me. I’ve started to see a difference in how I look, even though that varies from outfit to outfit. And, I’m feeling good about myself now. And that’s the whole reason I’m doing this.

Five Pounds

I hit my 5-pound loss at my weigh-in today with a total loss now of 5.4 pounds! I was pretty proud of myself. I had a feeling I had lost this week because I’m really starting to notice it in my stomach, but last week’s gain had me a bit nervous. I knew that was from my tom, but it still is always in the back of my mind.

I’ve been doing really well with the program. There were a couple of days last week that I didn’t even get all my points in. One day I was about 10 points short, but I still managed to lose. I just haven’t been too hungry most of the time. My one weakness is the Weight Watchers candy. I bought a back of the 1-point Double Chocolate Mousse candies covered in dark chocolate, and I am now addicted. I could probably eat my entire day’s worth of points in those. They are fabulous.

I am now 11 pounds from losing 10 percent of my starting weight. When I reach that point I also will be at the top end of my healthy weight range. I’m hoping to be there by the end of January. My plan is to reach my goal by the time we do IVF at the end of March, and I really think that’s doable.

Weight Watchers: Week 3

Result: +0.8
Total: -3.6

There it is — the dreaded weight gain. I knew it was going to happen, though. It’s my tom, and since I usually gain 2-3 pounds from that, only gaining 0.8 this week makes me a little happier. It’s better than it could have been.

I really wasn’t the model weight watcher last week. I didn’t track my food as well as I did the first two weeks. I keep my tracker in my purse, but I just never thought about it after I ate at work, and then I would forget everything I had. Sigh.

Last week wasn’t a great food week either. We had pizza twice — once by choice and once because that’s what my boss bought us for election night. We had been planning on Quiznos, which is why Joe and I had pizza on Monday night, but on Tuesday I found out our dinner plans had changed. I didn’t think I had been *too* bad though. Plus, I don’t eat cheese on my pizza, so that takes away a couple of points I would think.

I did receive a compliment, though. When I went to my seat after my weigh-in, one of the women next to me asked if I was close to my goal weight. When I told her I have 33 pounds to go to get to the top end of my healthy weight range, she looked me up and down and said, “Where are you going to lose that from??”

I guess we’ll see next week if the gain was from my tom or not. I’m finding it very hard to be motivated right now. What do you use to motivate you with your weight loss? Give me some help!!

Weight Watchers: Week 2

Result: -2
Total: -4.4

I was a little bummed about being 0.6 pounds from my first 5 pound sticker, but I was still really happy with a 2 pound loss. I really didn’t feel good about last week. Plus, the night before my weigh-in was the New Kids on the Block concert, and even though I watched what I ate for dinner and counted into my points for the day I was still nervous. I think I’ll continue to be nervous and apprehensive for a while, but I’m sure that’s normal.

I hope this 2 pound a week weight loss continues. At that rate, I’ll be around 12 pounds lost by Thanksgiving. However, I’m sure it will slow. I’ll be happy with even 1 pound a week. Anything 1 pound and more is good in my book, though I have to keep telling myself that any loss, no matter how small, is a loss.

Weight Watchers: Week 1

Result: -2.4

I had a pretty good first week. Sure, I would have loved to have had the 5 pound losses that some people in my meeting group reported for their first weeks, but I’m pretty happy with a 2.4 pound loss. I did wear yoga pants today rather than work pants, but I don’t think that would have changed it too much.

I did manage to get all my water in this week, which is a huge victory for me. I’m not a big water drinker, and prior to joining WW, I would maybe drink a bottle a day. However, this past week I had only 2 diet sodas, and I didn’t even drink half of each. That’s been my weakness — every afternoon I make a Quiznos run for a Diet Mt. Dew, but this week I only did that once. Yay.

I struggled this week getting in my points. No matter how much I tried, I wasn’t able to get them all in, although I managed to get to around 1 point away. I just haven’t been hungry, and I felt like I was forcing myself to eat just to get my points in. Hopefully I’ll do better with that this week. I guess we’ll see how it goes next week since I’ll be wearing the same clothes to weigh in. On the bright side, I didn’t use any of my weekly points.

I started this week strong on the workout front. I had a great 30-minute interval session on the bike on Sunday, and on Monday I did aerobics. But, on Tuesday I had a lot of pain in my calf which just went away today, and I’ve been having more pain in my shins. I’ve had shin pain for a few months now but really didn’t think much about it until Joe started having it pretty bad. So, I’ve decided to go to the podiatrist. It’s probably either a shin splint or stress fracture, but at least I’ll know and he can tell me what shoes to buy for walking. I’ve noticed a lot of knee pain when we go for walks, and he can basically write a prescription for shoes. It’s awesome. That’s how Joe figured out what shoes to buy for running, and after he got those shoes he had no problem running. My appointment’s tomorrow. Hopefully the news won’t be too bad.