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.