Wednesday, November 25, 2009

It was all a dream...

Last night I had a great dream, I was at WW standing on the scale and I saw my goal weight pop up on the screen. It was extremely exciting! I think I was most excited that I wouldn't have to pay anymore. Even though I'm not there yet it was really encouraging to visualize myself at goal and seeing those magical numbers pop up on the scale. I can't wait until that day. They say that one way to help yourself attain a goal is to visualize yourself attaining it. It definitely helps motivationally. Just thought I'd share with you all my wonderful dream!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Feeling down...

So I have been having an emotionally rough couple of weeks. Lately it feels like the only thing I have control over is my WW program. I think that that is what my problem was to begin with. I was feeling out of control and the only thing I could control was what I put into my mouth. So that is why I put whatever I wanted into my mouth and gained weight because of it. It made me feel better at the time, but eventually made me feel a lot worse.

Now I still control what goes into my mouth but it is now stuff that I want to eat because it will give me energy and help me to continue to succeed in my weight loss. It makes me feel good while I'm eating because I am being healthy and I still feel good after because I'm sticking to my plan.

My issues are not food anymore and they probably never were just about food. I am having interpersonal problems. People lately are just so judgmental and sometimes just downright unfair. It really gets me down because there's nothing I can do to fix it. It is really their problems, but they are taking it out on me. At least I can look on the bright side and see that it's not effecting so badly that I have given up on my weight loss. I missed last week’s meeting because I was at my parents and didn't wake up in time to get to the meeting over there. So my last weigh in this Sunday was for two weeks and I lost 4.6 pounds, making my total weight loss since joining Weight Watchers 41 pounds. Not too bad! And I will end this post on that good note!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Rough week 16

This week was definately a tough one. I'm not sure why but I just felt awkward the whole week. I had run out of the WW 1 point mini bars and found a less than favorable evening snack replacement. I paid the price though. This week I gained 0.8 pounds. It was very upsetting! I told my WW buddy and she reasoned that I'm getting to the point were I may stop losing fat and start gaining muscle, but I don't feel like that's what's going on here. I feel like I really fell off track here, with my workouts and tracking. I tracked alright when I was at work but after work that was a whole different story.

But today is a new day! I have started a 9 week challenge with the rest of my WW meeting folks. We are challenging ourselves to workout 5 days a week for the next 9 weeks until the new year. Our leader gave us 9 paper clips and every week if we met the challenge then we get to keep our paper clip, if we don't than one gets taken away. Hopefully I will have all 9 of mine. If this week counted I would have lost a paper clip. I am determined to have all of my paper clips come the new year! This is a great challenge and definately a great motivator.

This week was also my 16th week with WW. I got my stay and succeed award and added it to my key chain. Next week I will definately do better!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Whoot Whoot!

Wowsers! I lost 3 lbs this week! (LOL a friend of mine says wowsers a lot I guess it is catching) I am so excited I made it past Halloween and My Fiance, Mike's birthday. It was difficult but I was able to stay away from chocolate and lollipops and cookies and pie and cake!! OMG there was a lot of temptation. I did give into one temptation though. I had a homemade samosa one of my co-workers made for our monthly potluck. She is an amazing cook and I couldn't resist one. I looked it up and they are only 3 points each, so that's not so bad although I did get the evil eye from my WW buddy. Thanks Sue for watching my back! We went out to my favorite mexican restaurant, La Pinata for Mike's Birthday. Before I started WW I would have bought the New Mexico Cheese Enchiladas. That is two cheese enchiladas, two eggs on top of it, rice and beans, so good but hella bad!! I have also been really craving Nachos!! Instead I got something called the Joyce Special, which is Tilapia and shrimp surrounded with veggies and avocado. It was delicious and only about 9 points! Crazy good for a restaurant meal!

I made a conscious effort to get in my daily walk during my lunch when I could. I even went by myself a couple of days. I keep saying every week that I am going to take it up a notch with my work outs and it is the same song this week. I am planning on working out at least 3 times this week after work and the way I am going to make sure I do it is to actually put it in my planner plus I am going to create a calendar reminder in my phone.

I took my first picture where I can actually see the difference in my face from my weight loss. It feels great! I've posted it everywhere, my facebook, myspace, my blog... I love it, I'm actually proud of the way I look in a picture, I haven't felt that way in a long time.