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Weight Watchers Wednesday: I Will Keep Losing.

One of these days I will manage to accomplish my goal of blogging at least twice weekly for a month…one of these days…until then you get my sporadically at best.  (Also, does anyone else immediately thing of Brittney Murphy in Clueless every single time they use the word sporadically?  No, it’s just me?  Okay, cool.)  Anyway…to the point here…it’s weigh in time!

2013 Starting Weight: 165.6 (Official Weight Watchers Starting Weight was 164.8)
Last Weigh-In: 162
Current Weigh-In: 161.2
Change: -.8
2013 Lowest Weight: 156.6

I actually lost 2.2lbs this week, but I had gotten up to 163.4 after a wedding and a weekend at my grandparent’s house.  I’ve made a lot of progress since I started this journey almost 5 years ago, but the weekends and special events (which often go hand in hand) are still my biggest struggle.  They still derail me.  Honestly, the fact that was only up to 163.4 after the wedding and didn’t gain at all while at my grandparents is actually probably something of a victory.

I’ve set a goal to be down 5lbs by Thanksgiving.  I’ve been working hard, and I’d really ready to get back down below that 2013 lowest weight beore the end of the year.  Things are slowing down for me over the next couple months which is probably the opposite of everyone else, but my family is small though and not huge holiday celebrators so I don’t have a lot of Christmas parties or big, elaborate dinners to attend.

I’ve been setting some small weekly goals again to help me stay on track.  My two goals for this week are

  1. One morning workout.  I’ve gotten really bad about getting to the gym in the evening.  I want to get back into the habit of working out in the morning.  We have flex hours at work so I don’t have to be in right at 8am.  I already really good about getting to bed early, and honestly I probably don’t have to get up that much earlier to get to the gym in the morning.
  2. Continue tracking the my fake Simply Filling approach.  This really seems to be working for me.

Weight Watchers Wednesday: Fresh out of Clever Subtitles

So I’m not doing an “official” weigh-in post this week, but I had a really great week this past week and was down a pound.  I’m pretty happy with myself and my renewed committment.  I’m actually feeling committed again for real this time.

I actually kind of changed up my approach to the program this week, and it seems to be working well.  I was actually inspired by Jill of The Year of the Phoenix and her approach.  This week I really focused on Power Foods as though I was following the Simply Filling method, but I still continued to track as usual.  I’ve always been really resistant to the Simply Filling method because it seemed like more work to me than just tracking – how do I figure out if the recipe I made for dinner counts as a Power Food; is there a ratio of Power Food to non-Power Food ingredients? – and because there are some things that I refuse to compromise on like cheese and bread.  Because let’s face it, life is too short to eat fat-free cheese.  I don’t eat a ton of cheese, only about a serving a day, but at 3 points a serving that would add up and eat into my 49 points pretty quickly.  I was able to stick pretty close to my 26 daily points most days.  Where this method was really most helpful though when I was in situations where I wasn’t controlling my food prep (out to eat, baby shower, etc.).  It gave me a strategy to my food choices vs just trying to find something healthy to eat.  At the baby shower I had chicken breast, salad, and fruit salad because those were Power Foods.  This seems to really be working for me so I’m going to stick with this approach for a while.

I’m also giving DietBet another go.  Mindy decided to start up a DietBet beginning October 21.  I had a pretty successful run with DietBet at the beginning of the year, and while I did run out of steam by my third go, I think I’m at a place where it would be a helpful motivator in keeping me committed.  If you’re interested in joining, you can do so here.  It’s a $20 buy-in.

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