Weight Loss

Weigh-In Week 126: Autumn Approaches!

Still working my film gig this week, but I managed to pop in to my Weight Watchers centre (which luckily is open during the day) and weighed-in. And yippee! I am down 1.8lbs for a “new” weight of 162.2lbs and a total loss of 89.7lbs. So I say “new” because, well, we’ve been doing this dance for a year now haven’t we? I’m hoping that this time (like I say every time) I can break this plateau. To be honest, I’m not even sure it’s a plateau, as I know I haven’t been on track with my eating when I gain. It’s been the psychological that’s been the most difficult and that in turn has been affecting my eating and resulting in late-night over-eating.

By the way, this is the view I get to see everyday while working the film gig:

Can you see the changing colours?!?! The pic isn’t the greatest as it was with my phone, but I think you can see the colours. In real life the leaves are breath-taking.  This leads me to my post title – Autumn Approaches!!

I’ll be honest, I am SUPER thrilled about fall. I love sweaters and long pants, curling up with a hot mug o’something, cuddling under covers, and running in the crisp autumn air, and of course comfort foods. Yum!  In my experience I’ve always had success losing weight in the fall months. There’s something about the foods I make that both fill me up and keep me satisfied longer so I don’t snack. But they’re foods I don’t make in the summer – like thick soups, squash & potato dishes (yes I eat potatoes still!!)

I’m feeling like my head is much more in the game these days. I’m finding it easier to resist foods late at night and to make better choices during the day. Each day I am able to stay on track makes the next day easier. Funny how that works isn’t it? Yes, this IS worth it. It is worth it to make good choices, to eat healthy foods, and exercise. I can see the changes – mind & body. Sometimes I have to work harder on one or the other, but in the end it’s all worth it. I keep chugging on. I’m looking forward to the fall that’s coming, I think I can do it. I’d love to break this 158-164 range I feel stuck in by the end of the year and so that’s my goal. Not more than that for the time being. Small, attainable goals is what it’s about.

This week my goals are to keep up my running (oh, side note update: After 10 days without running my foot is completely healed! The strain and tight muscle is completely gone!! I even went for a nice 45 minute run last night.) and to track everything I eat and eat within my points for the week. Simple right? So for now, the goal is just to do this for 7 days, that’s it. I’ll take it all one meal at a time, one day at a time, one week at a time.

Also, in case you don’t read my twitter feed check this out. Speaking of running – whether you’re new to running, thinking about it, or a seasoned pro – THIS.


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