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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 is Back, Back Again…

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I’m not boring right….? Don’t answer that.

Along with my frequent recommittments to weight loss comes my recommitment to my Weight Watchers Wednesday posts.  I’ve decided (this time around) I’m going to do formal weigh in and monthly goals on the first Wednesday of each month, and the rest of the weeks will be reserved for any random weight loss musings I’ve got bouncing around in my head that week.  So let’s get started with the weigh in shall we…

2013 Starting Weight: 165.6 (Official Weight Watchers Starting Weight was 164.8)
Last Weigh-In: 159.8
Current Weigh-In: 162
Change: +2.2
2013 Lowest Weight: 156.6

So the fact that I’ve only gained 2.2lbs since my last weigh-in in July is probably a minor miracle.  July, August and September were such insanely busy months I gave myself every excuse in the book to let things slide.  Even after last month’s recommittment, I struggled to find my motivation and get back in my groove.  My September goals went okay – some (no booze) went better than others (all workout related goals) – but I knew I could do better if I could find my motivation again.  Then I read this post on the Myth of Motivation and this post on quitting and accomplishment for the sake of accomplishment from Life Less Bullshit and realized two things: first, that I was really lacking in the committment and discipline departments, and second, that I’ve really lost sight of why it is I’m doing this weight loss thing anyway.

So that’s what I’ve been working on lately.  I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the “why?” of it all.  I’ve talked about this before, but when I started losing weight my “why” was to get healthy.  Since I feel like I’ve done that to varying degrees, “get healthy” isn’t a good enough to keep me going anymore.  I need to find new whys.  So that’s what I’ve been working on.  I’m not going to list them out here, but I’m working on creating a list in my weight loss journal.

The weight loss journal is what I’m doing to get my committment and discipline back in order.  In my meeting last week (or maybe two weeks ago…) we talked about tracking not just the foods you’re eating, but the circumstances under which you’re eating them to find patterns.  I’m taking this a bit further and turning it into a full journal with comprehensive food tracking, weigh-in, goals and musing…basically this on paper like people did before blogging was a thing.

So my goals for October are to focus on my committment and discipline, to be conscious of the decisions I’m making and really consider if it will help me reach my bigger goals.  But since those are vague and poorly constructed goals, I’ve also created some more specific, “smart” goals for October.

  1. Create a 15K training plan and stick with it to PR at the Schiller Thriller5K at the end of October and the Dirty Turkey 15K in November.
  2. Focus on eating at least 50% Power Foods and meeting the Good Health Guidelines daily.  I’m noting these as part of my weight loss journal.
  3. Continue on the limited booze thing. Limit myself to 1 drink when out for drinks with coworkers/ clients, and limit weekend drinking to the two weddings I’m attending this month.
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