Well, just barely, but last week I hit onederland again with a weigh-in of 199.7lbs. This past week I was down 0.3lbs. Not a lot, but enough to tip the scales (as it were) in my direction.
The week before I was down 0.5lbs for a weigh-in of 200.0lbs. That marks 3 weeks in a row of losses. Little, baby losses, but losses nonetheless. I haven’t had 3 losses in a row since about June 2017, and before that it has been rare. I’m hoping I haven’t messed it up this week and that I can do 4 in a row. I’ll even take the small losses.
I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that the small losses bother me. In reality, I just wish I was back in the 160s. My big mistake was to keep pushing to try to get under 150lbs and to get my bmi under 25. To be honest, I just don’t think it’s a possible weight for me to sustain. I didn’t know how good it was when I was there, and now I’m just hoping to lose 35-40lbs to get back there!
If slow and steady is the name of the game, I’m willing to accept it…I think it’ll be easier to accept in about 10lbs when more of my clothes fit again!
Ok – this is a short little post just to say, I haven’t given up quite so quickly!! I swear 😉
I’m really am back at it and have had a good week so far. I’m still doing Weight Watchers (been paying for it this whole time too…eeesh…at least I still went to a meeting every week this whole time – wait, is that worse? Ah, more on that later – back to this:) and now onto the Freestyle program. I weigh in on Wednesday evenings – so hopefully I’ll have a post up on either Wednesday night or Thursdays for the upcoming future.
I’ve updated the widget on the side (on the deskstop) that always shows my start weight and my current weight ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ ⇒
I’ve also updated my Weekly Weigh-In’s page with the new info (i’m not going to fill in the last 3 years just yet..but maybe I will when I have a chance. Like I mentioned – I did keep going to WW this whole time so I did see the slow creep up. You can find it here: https://poundperpound.wordpress.com/weight-loss-timeline/
This week I was down 0.9lbs. Yay me. Except last week I was up 1lb, so I’m at 200.4, still in the 200s. ARGH. I haven’t been able to lose for more than 2 weeks in a row this whole time, so let’s hold off on our “woohoos” til I can get there!
I have also re-committed to exercising – My goal is to go 3x a week to the gym, and so far I’ve done that this first week. Since August 2017 I’ve been going once a week…because I joined a boxing gym!! What?! Yup…I’m boxing. Ok, but more on my exercise in the next post.
Alright, alright…it’s not really truthiness…it’s actual truth. Here I am. Back again. Not sure if I’ll start posting regularly but at least I’m thinking I’d like to come back to it all.
So where do we begin? I think we should begin at the truth. The truth is that the last couple years have been very difficult for me weight-wise. I’ve struggled and I’ve regained more than I’m comfortable with. So where am I right now? I’m sitting at a slightly uncomfortable 179.2lbs. But on the plus side that means I’m down 5.7lbs since the middle of January.
So here’s an honest look at how the last two years have gone:
But so far so good it would seem and here is how this year is going so far:
So here we are. I’m determined to get back on track this year and am making a concerted effort to track everything I eat and exercise regularly. I’ll try to visit again soon and update things. How are things with all of you? Is anyone still out there? Hi!! *waving* 🙂
No, no, I haven’t disappeared…but it feels that way. I’ve been struggling to say the least and I just felt writing the same “I’m struggling” post every week wasn’t very helpful and might just come off as whiny. I’m still updating my weekly weigh-in page if you’re interested so for now I’m just trying to chug along. Today I weighed-in at 168.0. Not great, but better than last week as I was down0.6lbs. I’m trying to get back on track and it’s been difficult. I’m not going away, I’m just being a bit quiet for now. Thanks for reading 🙂
Well that happened. Poof! Away I disappeared didn’t I. Well I’m here, no worries. Here’s what’s happened the last few weeks – basically work got crazy to a point that I was working wonky hours (like 4pm – 4am sometimes – don’t worry, 12-hr days are my normal, but usually it’s during the day) and I stopped tracking my food and going to weigh-in, but I kept exercising as much as I could – which wasn’t as much as I had, but enough to keep me accountable.
I finally weighed-in on February 25th, a good month after my last one and lo and behold I was down 0.7lbs to be 160.0lbs! Well that made me feel awesome. Then I didn’t weigh in for 2 weeks and boom! I was up 4.7lbs to 164.7lbs. Sigh. Well back at it am I. So that’s where I find myself – still with the up and down. I’m not too upset by the gain as I figure it will go away soon enough. I still need to find a better solution to it all but I haven’t figured it out yet.
I’m going to focus on my eating in the coming weeks and really try to not let myself get to a point of HUNGER because then I can’t/don’t control myself and find I’ve eaten way too much in way too short of a period of time. I am going to focus on eating well and healthy portions. I’m also going to not buy things I can’t control – like bread and cheese for the time being. I just need to take a little break from having it in the house as I’ve noticed I will eat it without taking stock of how much I’m eating.
So this is where I’m at. I’m still here and I’ll be blogging more regularly again. Thanks for sticking around 🙂
Well this week wasn’t actually that bad – I was up 0.1lb for a new weight of 160.7lbs and a total loss of 90.9lbs. I’m not feeling too bad about it as that aforementioned cold really did me in this week. Dare I say the Flu?? Maybe it was, but it really knocked me out so I wasn’t doing much exercising or moving and even drinking water was difficult. I was drinking tea, but I do add sugar to it and I ended up eating lots of comforting foods like breads that were easy to digest as I’ve also been fighting a cough so it left me feeling very exhausted. This week didn’t get off to a great start but I’ve tracked everything and I’m feeling on track for the rest of the week. So here we go!
Nope! I’m still here, but I got sidelined by a new job and wicked cold that has actually kept me from the gym and doing pretty much anything other than working and then coming home and sleeping. But I have been weighing-in! I’ve decided to switch my weigh-ins to Wednesday mornings. With this new contract starting I can’t make my Tuesday lunch-time meeting anymore and my leader has a 7:45am meeting on Wednesdays. I can’t stay as I have to work at 8am, but at least I can come and weigh-in and check in with my leader which is a great motivator.
So my summary – week 194 wasn’t so great. I was up 2.3 lbs to a new weight of 163.8. However, the following week (195) was much better and I was down 3.2lbs so I’m down to 160.6lbs and a total loss of 91lbs. I definitely feel much better at 160. Weight Watchers had a special promotion this month – I suppose to encourage new members to keep at it over the month of January. If you weighed-in 4 times over January you received a new WW charm ring. Not a key ring as it’s open at the top but a ring on which to keep your charms. I was so happy to get mine! I love all that kind of stuff – I think I’ve said it before that it’s silly, but I do love it.
Here it is!
So usually when I work I find it hard to lose weight as we have SO much food around – we have fully stocked kitchen with all sorts of snacks and we order out everyday or have catering. Since we work 12-hour days it gets difficult to make lunch in advance and although we have time for lunch, we don’t have a dinner break so reaching for the not-so-healthy snack gets easier. However for this contract the company is not paying for our lunches so that is motivation to make my own! I’m not being very adventurous right now, but it fills me up and keeps me going. My lunches have been pretty much just steamed vegetables – probably about a 1 1/2 cups and some protein. I made some cod at the beginning of last week and then grilled chicken breast on Thursday and Friday. I also cut up some tomatoes/cucumber/peppers with a tablespoon of hummus. It’s tasty and keeps me full which is important. I will take the time on Sunday to make 5 lunches for the coming week – I think I can keep this going and that’s very motivating!