Sunday, December 27, 2009

Starting Over 01/04/2010

I haven't been on the scale in 2 weeks and I don't plan to until 01/04/2010.  I'm smart enough to know that I won't be on plan until after the new year is over so I'm not going to sweat it. 

On January 4th, 2010 I will step on the scale, log my "starting" weight and start over with my weight loss journey.  I'm ready to get started so I can detox from all the junk I've been eating.  I just know this week is not the time to start it if I have any hope of sticking to it.

I'll be back at the end of week one (01/10/10) to report my results.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Weigh In 12/07/09

Lost 3.2 lbs this week. A little disappointing since I was down more than that on Friday but I'll take it.  With this being my first week back on WW and working out I expected a little more but 3.2 is great.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Party 12/04/09

We had our holiday band party last night and there was a ton of food and even more desserts.  I had a little of almost all the food which included barbecue, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, etc.  Since everything was homemade I tried to guess on the points as best I could.  I ended up adding about 27 points just for dinner, luckily I had some flex and activity points to swap so I'm not in the negative. 

For dessert, I had 1/2 piece of chess pie.  Way to rich to eat any more than that.  Drank a couple sips of champagne and then had water the rest of the night.  Feel like I did pretty well all things considered.

Looking forward to Monday to see if I maintain that 3.6 lb loss I saw yesterday morning.  Let's hope it's even more of a loss by then!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Day 5 Update

Going well this week, done some sort of work out 3 of the last 4 days and so far, I'm down 3.6 pounds since Monday.  Not too shabby.  I just need to make it through the party friday night and eat light so I can hang on to that.

I'm off for the next 4 days so I will be cleaning and hopefully getting a little extra work outs in.  Can't wait to see what the scale says on Monday.  :-)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Day 3

Last night was a little rough, had some chocolate and a cookie but still have plenty of flex points left for the band party on Friday.  Today, we stopped at Hardees and I had an egg and cheese croissant, finding out later that they are 10 points…Yikes!  Especially since I’d already used about 5 points on breakfast at home.  Lunch was a grilled chicken sandwich and a side salad with lite Italian dressing from Chik Fil-A.  Unsweetened tea to drink for a little variety from the water.  Only had about 34 ounces of water so far but the day is young so I’m sure there will be plenty more before bed.


Did 3T Turbo sculpting again this morning even though I didn’t want to.  Josh wants to go to Subway for dinner…he is addicted to a turkey sub (plain).  Yes, plain…he’s so weird!  At least he’s branching out and trying something other than chicken nuggets.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Day 2 Wrap Up

Did well, at within my points all day but splurged on a chocolate chip cookie at subway (free with a combo).  Still have almost all my flex points left and normally I blow them in the first 2 days! 

Feeling better in the joints after my workout this morning.  I think I'll try to get up and do the short toning work out each morning cause my legs felt much better today after I did it this morning. 

Time to go do homework and watch TBL (as soon as Obama shuts up)!  :-)

Day 2

I got up early, did a work out, had a 6 point breakfast…good start!  Made tuna salad for lunch and had an apple at work.  Picked up a box of the Smart Food caramel corn that are only 1 point per package and very good + 5 grams of fiber per bag.  Ate my tuna salad for lunch, almost walked to Chik Fil A to get a chicken sandwich and talked myself out of it.  Instead, went down and filled up my water bottles so I can add to the 80 ounces of water that I’ve already consumed this morning.  J


I also, took the 4 flights of stairs to get back to my department.  After I eat my apple, I’ll have 10 points left for dinner which is quite enough.  Planning to walk on the treadmill while I was TBL tonight!  Can’t wait for that!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Want A Snack

I’m getting to that point in the day where I’m either hungry or I just think I am.  Drinking all the water I can to try to make the feeling pass.  Passed up the Iced Pumpkin Loaf that was in the 8th floor kitchen, skipped the candy in the jar on the desk up there.  Drinking nothing but water so far…well, I had 2 sips of a coke this morning but that is all.  Threw the rest in the trash cause I didn’t want the temptation.  Let’s hope I can keep up the momentum once I get home.

Day 1 - So Far, So Good


Today is going well but I didn’t get to walk at lunch like I wanted.  Went out and it was way too cold and windy so I did a couple laps in the basement and took 4 flights of stairs back to my cubicle.  So far, I have eaten 2 eggs, a pear, 2 pkgs of oatmeal (no sugar added) and ramen noodles.  I have 2 apples for this afternoon which leaves me with 12.5 points for dinner.  I’ve allotted 7 points for refried beans, a little cheese, tomatoes and a flour tortilla so that gives me a little wiggle room for a snack of some popcorn before bed.


Let’s see if I can keep this up!

Weigh In 11/30/09

Somehow, I was able to maintain at 235.4 this week.  Probably due to all the moving that I did to get some junk thrown out and over to the storage unit.  Now, on to the re-start of WW (for the 10th time probably).  It's the start of a new week and I've got to get back on track NOW!!!  I've gained back over half of the weight I lost last year and I cannot do it anymore.

I'll be blogging if I feel the desire to eat something bad in hopes it will deter me from doing it.  We'll see how that goes.  :-)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Blog to the rescue

Starting tomorrow...any time I eat or feel like I want to eat I'm going to blog. This could be about what I'm eating, what I avoided, how I felt about it...etc. Maybe that will help me pinpoint why I overeat!

What is wrong with me? 11/29/09

I did well on Thanksgiving...didn't overdo it and ate small portions.  The rest of the week has been horrendous.  I just keep gaining and gaining and I can't stop.  It's been like 2+ pounds per week and I'm back up over 235 again. 

Tomorrow, I weigh in again and I'm going to try to start over and get back into the workout routine.  That is what is killing me.  If I would actually work out, I would be losing weight but I just can't get motivated.  MUST GET MOVING NOW!

Need to take more pictures to update my starting over point...AGAIN!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Weigh In 11/16/09

Gained 1 pound, probably from all the fast food we ate this weekend while out doing errands.  Feeling crappy cause my legs are really hurting and it's often difficult to get up and walk around.  Hoping this honey/cinnamon regimen will help some.  I really need to get back into my workout routine ASAP!
Today I am starting a couple things. Trying honey & cinnamon for the arthritis and cutting back on the caffeine. Getting back to more water again...feels better

Monday, November 9, 2009

Weigh In 11/09/09

I maintained this week, miraculous considering I didn't get much of a work out in at all.  I did do better with my food so that's probably why.  I have got to get the rest of this weight off because I'm back to the point where it's getting hard to stand/walk because of the pain in my joints.  I've got to get focused on the workouts again so I can start losing.  I am going to cancel my gym membership because I haven't been in 3 months and it's $70 a month for both of us.  We can walk the neighborhood, the treadmill or do one of the 25 workout DVD's I have.  There's no need to pay that much a month for something that I never use and I hadn't even lost any weight the whole time I was going anyway so...I don't need it.

I'm sure alot of my problem is the job I took in August of 08, that's when I started gaining again and it's probably related to the increased stress of this job.  I like the job better but the stress level can get overwhelming at times.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monday was...ok

I had a great plan for the week and I was going to stick to it.  I got to work and my boss had made homemade chicken and dumplings.  I had one small bowl and then stopped looking at them.  I have no idea how many points they are so I counted the generic entry on the WW tracker at 8 points and hope that's enough to cover it.

I still used about 1/2 my flex points the first day of my week so I've got to be careful this week for sure.  We have a pitch in on friday so I don't know what I'm going to do.  I need to save the rest of my flex points for that if I can so I don't blow the rest of the week in one day.

Yesterday was casual day and all my jeans are really tight again...not good since I already had to "buy up" twice in the last year.  I am not going to buy anything bigger as motivation to get the rest of this weight off.  Still not real interested in working out but I walked at work yesterday and plan to do so each day since it's not too hot outside.

Day 2 of the week should be good.  I don't think there will be any weird food around at work today.  Since I moved I sit right next to the "special food station" so I smell it all day.  It's very annoying!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Weigh In 11/02/09

This week, I gained 2 pounds.  It had nothing to do with Halloween as I didn't buy any candy and Josh didn't even go trick or treating.  It was just poor food decisions, lots of running and eating fast food in between. 

This week, I have stocked up on low point foods and will try really hard to get back on track.  I have worked out in at least 2 months so I'll have to move back into that slowly.  I plan to walk at work again and do some weight training at home as often as I can.

I'm still down over 40 lbs from my highest but I've gained back more than half of what I had lost at this time last year.  It's time to start over and get serious...again!

Current weight = 232.2 lbs
Highest weight = 275.0 lbs (10/2007)
Lowest weight = 186.4 lbs (10/26/08)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Weigh In 10/19/09

I lost 3.1 lbs this week!  I'm so happy with that.  I didn't work out very well but I tried to clean up my food.  Had a couple meals where we ate pizza but was good the rest of the week I think.  Hopefully, I can keep this up and finally get my workouts started again.  I'm hoping to walk today at lunch (if it's not too cold).

Saturday, October 17, 2009

What The Funk!

So I realized today that I'm in some sort of funk that I can't seem to break out of.  I'm tired all the time, I'm eating like crap and I just don't seem to care about anything anymore.  My house is a wreck because I don't care what it looks like, there's dirty laundry everywhere and I have no desire to do anything.  I don't know if it's the weather or what but I just can't seem to get motivated to do anything anymore.

I've got to get back on track because almost none of my clothes fit.  I was wearing a 14/16 at my lowest this time last year and now I'm back up to 18/20's.  I hate it and I hate feeling this way but I just don't know what to do to get out of the rut.

I bought a bunch of healthy food for the next couple weeks and I'm hoping that if I can get my food under control I will also feel better and that will help!  We'll see what happens so check back soon for more updates.  I WI on Monday and I'm sure I've gained again with all the crap I've eaten in the last 3 days.  The first half of the week was great but Thursday, I just quit counting and things got real ugly!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

First Workout

I did my first workout in the last 2 months and it wasn't too bad.  The first 5 minutes were rough because my legs were so stiff and knees especially.  Once I got moving, it wasn't too bad.  Going to try to walk today at lunch for about 35-40 minutes and maybe do a short workout tonight when I get home if I have time.

I didn't want to get up this morning but I'm glad I did.  I always feel better after a workout but it's sometimes hard to get up and get moving in the first place.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Weigh In 10/12/09

I gained 2.3 lbs this week with a new starting weight of 231.9 lbs.  Not happy with that weight and I am starting over right now.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Learning a lesson from the past

I just printed all my weight loss blogs from MySpace from Oct 2007-present.  I'm going to spend some time reviewing what I was doing when I was losing weight and see if I can emulate that going forward.  Hope there is something miraculous in those past blogs that will help me out here.

Weigh In 10/05/09

I've not been faithful to any sort of plan the last several weeks and the scale is proof of that.  In the last year I have gained back 1/2 of the weight that I lost in the first year of my journey on Weight Watchers.  Now that my sisters wedding is over, I hope I can get back to a normal eating plan and get back to working out now that I'm not sick anymore!

Current weight is...229.6!

I must get back on track immediately so I can lose the rest of this weight and get to goal.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Still Sick

I still haven't worked out, it's probably been almost 2 months now.  Still not feeling well enough to get in the extra exertion of a real work out and just when I think I can get in a walk, something happens and that gets cancelled too.  I feel like I spend all my spare time cleaning the house and it's not even that big.  It's just a never ending battle to keep it relatively clean...and then there's the homework! Don't even get me started on how long that takes.  Even 1 paper is an hour or 2 process because he is so obnoxious about it.  Will he ever grow out of this phase and just do his stinking homework?  Let's hope so!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Weigh In 09/28/09

Well, gained 0.6 lbs this week. Same old story...ate too much & didn't work out!  Been sick for the last 2 weeks, starting another 10 day of meds today so I hope this will all be cleared up soon.  One of these days I'm going to get back on track and get to my goal.  I just don't know how soon it's gonna be.  It's hard to focus on the food when you don't feel well.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

No Willpower

I don't understand why I can't just stop eating.  Last night, I had planned to stop on the way to practice and get a turkey sandwich from subway.  Ended up having to drive across town to get get Josh, get dinner and then get to the far west side in an hour.  Since he doesn't really eat anything from subway, I stopped at the pizza place instead.  Ate 2 pieces of pizza and a couple breadsticks.  Not too bad...but when I got home after preactice last night I ate more, and more, and more til the stupid pizza was gone and so were most of the breadsticks!  I wasn't even hungry but it was there and tasted good. 

I don't know why I can't seem to get this under control.  Somethings going to have to happen soon because I have almost no clothes to wear anymore.  I have a ton of work pants that I bought when I hit my lowest weight this time last year...can't even get them close to buttoned.  So annoying!

I know what I have to do, I just can't seem to do it.  I'm hoping something kicks in soon and my brain starts cooperating.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Weigh In 09/21/09

I gained 2.8 lbs this week.  Not unexpected but always annoying.  If I ever get through this stinking cold/flu maybe I can get back to working out.  I feel so sluggish when I don't workout but I can't breathe or stop coughing long enough to do more than about 2 minutes right now.  Hopefully it will clear up soon.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

It's been a bad week...for several reasons.

This week has been good for nothing!  I started getting sick on Monday and still am right now.  Wasted a vacation day on Monday and a sick day on Thursday.  Probably gained 5 pounds this week because I eat & drink more when I'm sick.  The constant motion of soothing food and drink down my throat helps, but only as it's happening.  Drank more than water so that added lots of extra calories.  Didn't really eat "bad" food but lots of random things to soothe my throat.

We'll see the results tomorrow but I would bet that it's not going to be pretty.  I really don't know why I can't get back on track.  If it's not the poison sumac for a month it's this freaking cold or whatever for the last week.  Not quite sure what to do about it but hoping that being back at work all next week will keep me busy enough to not think about anything else.

We'll see but tomorrow is a new day so I will start over.  Right now, I'm going to lay down and hopefully sleep extra long so my body can fix itself!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Weigh In (WI) 09/14/09

I picked a bad week to start again on Weight Watchers. Labor Day picnic, lunch with friends & a pitch in all equal too many calories eaten.  Not to mention that the prednisone I was taking for the poison sumac has left my system and my joints are so stiff I can barely walk or stand at times.  Called the doctor today to see if I can get on a low dose for a while to see if that will help without having too many side effects.

This week I lost 0.6 pounds.

Not a big number but better than a gain, especially considering that I didn't work out the last half of the week and ate more than I probably should have.  Hoping I can focus better this week since there are no pitch in's or food days going on this week.  Hope the doctor thinks a low dose of steroids might help the joints.  That would make it so much easier to actually work out better...if I wasn't in so much pain.

If any of you are in this with me, feel free to post your weekly results here...good and bad...we accept them all.  :-)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Bad Food Week

The week started out ok even though we had a cook out for Labor Day. I didn't eat a ton and didn't have any dessert. Tuesday wasn't bad except for the cheeseburger and fries at lunch. Other days were good but today was a nightmare! At least dinner and breadsticks with cheese. Ugh!

I have 2 days until my next weigh in and I'm going to do everything within my power to detox from the crap that I have eaten this week. Planning to get some sort of workout in the next 2 days as well so I can hopefully undo the damage of the last 5 days.

I'll be back on Monday 09/14/09 to post the results (good or bad).
Well, this is going to be a place for me to post updates about the 3rd attempt to finally get to my goal weight. I've done Weight Watchers twice...lost about 50 lbs the first time and nearly 90 the 2nd but have since gained back almost 40. I must get back on track and lose this weight for good. Check back weekly (or more often) for updates on my progress. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, September 7, 2009

In October 2007 I started Weight Watchers Online and lost 88 pounds. Around that time, I started a new job, the stress level changed and I gained almost 40 of that back. Today, I'm starting over for the millionth time and hoping that keeping my updated public I will be able to stay on track. I used to do this on MySpace but quit posting when I stopped following the plan.

This probably isn't the best week to start over because today we are cooking out, tomorrow is lunch at Fred's Bar with friends and Thursday is a pitch in at work! I just didn't want to delay any longer...I've been doing that too long.

The plan is to continue using WW online to track my food intake and work out at the gym 2-3 times a week, ride my bike with Josh when the weather is good, walk at lunch as much as possible and dust of the multiple DVD workouts I have at home. That means, less time spent online. :-)

Here is the ugly, painful truth in numbers.
Oct 2007 - 275 lbs
Sept 2009 - 225.6 lbs

First Goal is to get back under 200...I was there this time in 2008 so I know I can do it.

Anyone want to join me in an end of the year challenge? Let's see who can lose the biggest percentage by 2010. Post a message if you want to join the challenge and then start your own weekly notes to post your progress. Just tag me in your message so I know it's out there and can follow up with you!

Thanks in advance for all your support...I'm gonna need it.