Sunday, January 31, 2010

Weigh In 1/30/10

I didn't work out the last half of the week and ate too many points on friday, the day before weigh in.  I gained 0.4 lbs.  Not a loss but not a huge gain so I'm moving forward this week.

Current Weight 242.8

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Oops...Big Buford got me!

I went to the grocery store and came out hungry.  Not a good thing.  Ended up getting a Big Buford from Rally's which is NOT GOOD!  I don't even know the real calorie count in that sucker so I counted it as 15.  The burgers aren't too big but there are 2 slices of cheese & some mayo on it so I figure it's got to be at least that much.

With the crackers I ate this morning, I'm way over my daily points and still have to eat dinner.  Luckily, I've still got weekly and activity points I can swap if I have to.  I think tonight will be Tilapia, green beans and a little rice.  That should be minimal points but still good for me.

I'm going to try a ham & potato soup that Amy suggested on her blog.  Can't wait to try it.  It sounds delicious and very simple to make.  I like that alot.

I also plan to try a squash, orzo, mint dish that I saw on 5 Ingredient Fix on Food Network.  Looks good and only 5 ingredients.  That's my kind of cooking.  I really like that show but she uses things that normal people don't keep on hand all the time.  Lots of strange (and expensive) cheeses and such.  We'll see how it turns out.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Are you kidding me?

Our company sponsored a day at the movies this morning so we were up bright and early, ordering popcorn, soda and candy.  I did drink regular soda but after 2 bites of the popcorn, I tossed it out.  It just didn't taste good.  Josh shared his skittles with me and I ate about 6 thinking they were too high in sugar and most likely points.  I get home now to find out they are only 2 points a bag?  I think that might be my movie snack of choice from now on.  They are so sweet I usually can't eat a whole bag anyway and they are chewy so they last longer.  Gotta love those little surprises, eh?

Anyway, went to Chik Fil A for lunch, got a grilled chicken, planned to give the fries to Josh but ate them myself.  20 points for the day down, and 10 left for dinner!  I think that's very doable!  Heck, I could even go get the Grilled Chicken Buffalitos from BDUBS if I wanted to.  :-)

Had those last night so, no more for me today.  Well, I'm off to get some cleaning done before the mess overtakes the house!  Have a great week all!

Weigh In 01/23/10

I lost 1.4 lbs this week.  Very good since I actually went over my weekly points allowance by about 20.  I worked out several days but it's been so long since I've been "into" working out that I've only been able to do about 20 minutes at a time before my knees start to give out.  Hoping to build that endurance back up so I can do an hour or more like I used to.  Also hoping to get some leg strength built up and try to run a little again.  I used to be able to run a bit but not any more.

Current weight = 242.4 lbs
Goal weight = 140.0 lbs

I lost 88 pounds in a year the last time I did WW so I know I can do this.  My goal is to get to at least my driver's license weight of 175 by the end of 2010.  That's about 70 pounds in 11 months...I think I can do that if I buckle down and focus.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Weigh In 1/16/10

This week, I lost 0.6 lbs.  Not a good number but since I had pizza and ice cream cake last night for Josh's birthday, I'm not going to complain too much.  The important thing is that I was eating less (all but last night) and worked out 4 days last week.

Gonna have to ease into is slowly because every thing is so weak again.  It's amazing how quickly your muscles forget what to do when you slack off.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Slightly Ticked

Got on the scale yesterday and I've gained half a pound since Saturday. Really irritating since I've been working out and staying within my points.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Weigh In 01/09/10

I gained 2.4 lbs this week.  Not nearly as bad as I had feared but not a loss, so not good.  I've only managed to keep off 30 of the original 88 pounds that I lost 2 years ago.  Today I start fresh...I keep saying this, I just don't know why it's not sticking.  I've got to focus and get rid of the rest of this weight.  I feel so much worse at this weight.  I'm tired all the time, cranky,my clothes don't fit and I can't breathe as well as I did at my lowest weight.  Somehow, I've got to get there.

Now, I'm off to have some breakfast and get this house cleaned.  Hoping that burns some calories.  :)

Friday, January 8, 2010

I can't stay focused!

I don't know what is wrong with me but I cannot seem to stay on the wagon and I never got anywhere near a workout this week.  I'm sure I've probably gained at least 5 pounds this week, my clothes are all way too tight and I'm bloated & gassey!  I do not like it but I can't seem to get focused.

Tomorrow is weigh in's not gonna be pretty but I'm gonna step on the scale anyway and start this thing over...AGAIN.  The plan for this weekend is to clean clean clean clean clean.  Hopefully I can get the christmas mess cleaned up so I have more room to get my workouts in and get the treadmill back out.  There is so much to clean that I can burn some calories in the process...I hope!

I've got plenty of healthy food I've just been lazy because the house is such a mess and I don't want to clean when I get home.  It's funny how my weight loss stopped and then reversed the minute I changed jobs because my stress level is so much higher than it was when I started WW 2 years ago.  Obviously, stress is a major factor for me and my weight loss so I need to find a way to get rid of some of that...other than quitting my job which would be great if I didn't need the money.

I'd like to get up and do some yoga each morning, it's on at 5am so I should just do it.  Maybe that will help.  I know working out will because it always made me feel better before.  It's just really hard to get back on the wagon when you've been off this long.

Here is an updated picture of me as of January 8th, 2010.  In this picture, I'm only about 30 pounds away from my highest weight in October 2008.  It's shameful that I would work that hard, lose nearly 90 pounds in a single year and then gain 60 of it back in the same amount of time.

As motivation to myself and proof that I can do this, here is my before and after shot from October 2008 when I was at my lowest weight.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

WTH 01/07/2010

So, I haven't eaten all that well this week and done no real workouts...still I didn't expect to see that I had gained nearly 5 pounds since Saturday.  That just doesn't make sense because I'm pretty sure I've eaten less this week than I normally do.

I've got 2 days to turn this around before my WI day on Saturday.  Let's see what happens.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Stupid Stupid Stupid

I ate brownies last night and again today.  Went to McDonalds last night and would have been ok with the chicken sandwich but I ate the stupid fries.

Today has been a crazy day.  It was the funeral for my cousin that committed suicide last week, my uncle passed away from pancreatic cancer, it's the 1 year anniversary of my great grandmother's funeral, and my grandpa might be going into the hospital.

I ate a cupcake today too.  I'm only on day 4 and I've eaten more points than I'm actually allowed in a whole week.  I haven't worked out either cause there is so much crap in my house that I don't have the room to do anything and I cancelled my gym membership cause it was too expensive.  I have a treadmill but can't get to it right now because of all the Christmas stuff.

Maybe one day I'll get back on track.  I really just need to get the food under control and I don't know why I can't seem to do it this time.  It's very frustrating!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Day 2 begins

I used all my daily and flex points yesterday, just snacking throughout the day because we woke up at weird hours and didn't really stay on schedule.  Today, I hope to be better.  Going back to work tomorrow so I'll need to make sure I take a reasonable lunch and snack(s) so I don't end up hitting a drive thru for lunch.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Weigh In 1 - First Day Back on WW

This morning I weighed in at 242.0 lbs.  Not as bad as I had feared but that means I gained nearly 9 pounds in just over 2 weeks.  Today I start back on the WW plan in an effort to lose the last 100 pounds. 

In October 2007 I started WW and lost 88 pounds in 1 year.  Then I changed jobs, took on more stress, lost alot of free time to workout and gained back 55 of that the next year.  I know that I can do this because I've already lost nearly 100 in the past, all I have to do is focus and stay on track.

Time to regain my health and slim down again...hopefully for the last time.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Tomorrow It Starts...Again!

Tomorrow I will start back on Weight Watchers in an effort to lose the rest of this weight. Depending on what the scale says tomorrow, I have about 100 more lbs to lose. It took about a year to lose 90 lbs the last time and about a year to gain 1/2 that back. My goal by this time in 2011 is to be at 150 lbs...minimum!