Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Official Starting weight....again

I weighed myself this morning:  224.2.

The last time I weighed myself it was 226.2, so I was happy to see that I was down 2 lbs, although I really haven't done much to earn it.  As I have been mentally gearing up for the journey, I have been trying to be conscience of how much I am eating. 

I will be officially re-joining Weight Watchers today.  The last time I did WW, I went to the meetings and such.  Financially, I can't do the $50/mon.  So I will have to do it on-line.  I am really looking forward to the phone app, as I think that will be my greatest asset.

I will have to read up on the new plan.  When I first started WW in 2009, it was the Points plan.  Then it changed to PointsPlus in 2011, and now we are at WW360.  I understand the basics of the points system, so it is just getting used to the new system...what counts for what, etc.

One of the biggest challenges I am going to face right now is losing weight while trying to put weight on my son!  He has a feeding tube, and a very high metabolism.  The kid walks by the fridge and loses weight!  We are trying to get him to gain 2 lbs a month right now.  We were told to load up the fat!  Load up the carbs!  Get some meat on those bones.

So while he munches on his potato chips....I will just watch.

There are huge changes that I will need to make in my day to day life in order to be successful.  The first of which....eating on a regular basis.  Yes, I am guilty of not eating breakfast.  Or lunch.  Then by 2:30 I am starving and I eat everything in sight.

I have started taking my lunch to work (man, I hate packing lunch....), but I am noticing that I am not starving anymore.  Who woulda thunk it?

So here we go.....

Monday, July 22, 2013

Here we go again......this time for good!

So, I fell off the wagon.....got dragged behind it....pretty banged up.

But I hit a point a few weeks ago where I just didn't feel good.  Physically.  Emotionally.  Time to buckle down.

I will be 40 in May 2015....and for whatever reason....this is bothering me.  I will not be 40 and be like this.

So....I decided that the day that the Royal Baby was born would be my official re-start date.  I figured that I had no control over that date, and when the time came....well, that would be that.  With the birth imminent....I guess here we are.

I will update more tomorrow....with my current weight and such. Some other things I will be doing now that I am restarting this journey is really being gritty honest about a few things.  No sugar coating for me. 

I am in debate about pictures.  Those of you who have come on over from my main blog, Digging Out From Our Mess, know that I have NEVER shown a picture of myself.  And I am still not ready for a face pic.  But I am wondering if body shots would be helpful.  I might take them and keep them for myself.....not sure if I am ready to share THAT much of me.

The basic plan at the moment is Weight Watchers on-line.  Lots of water.  Starting with (2) 30-min walks per week and increasing as we go.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Long overdue update!

I didn't update last week because I was embarrassed.  I had gained again.  I am not sure what happened, but the scale showed a gain, and I just didn't want to share. 

I took this week to make sure my portions were in control, I wasn't eating excess crud, and attempting to drink more water. So now my weight is back down, and hopefully we will continue that trend.

My water intake is low.  I am averaging 30 oz a day, vs 48.  I drink coffee, milk, an occasional soda.  But I am just not drinking enough plain water.  So I need to step up my game there.

Exercise...still non-existant.  I would like to add in a walk each day with the kids.  I know it won't be as vigorous as if I went alone, but at least it is something.  Maybe after camp, when we get home.  And then after school.

And there it is....a boring update.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August Mini Goal

With July behind me now, it is time to reset the Mini Goal.  I learned a few things from July (both personally, and from a blog stand point).  The biggest, it BE REASONABLE.  Also, I have to have a better way of tracking things...which means I need to either blog more often, or have another way of remembering what I am doing.

August's goal is going to be drinking more water.  From a health standpoint, water is the best choice for hydration and bodily function.  Depending on what you read, anywhere from 6-8 glasses (48-64 oz) is ideal.

So my August goal will to be to drink 1500 oz.  That is just over 6 glasses a day.  I already know that some days I won't hit 6 glasses, and some days I will drink more.  I am hoping to average it out.

Anyone else want in???

Monday, July 30, 2012

That is what happens....

when you aren't as careful as you should be!  I gained 0.4 lbs.

I was really hoping that all the activity I have had in the past few days (cleaning) would counterbalance some of the mis-steps.  But alas....nope.  I had dessert THREE nights in a row (not alot, but I did have dessert).  We had Brats for dinner over the weekend.  And I ended up eating grinders (turkey) twice this week.

Lots of carbs.  Lots of fat.  And here we are.

New week....back up on the wagon.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dunkin Donuts

Anyone who lives in New England, or at least in Connecticut and Massachussetts, KNOWS that Dunkin Donuts reigns supreme up here.  I can only think of a handful of Starbucks ANYWHERE.  But DD, you can't, as my friend puts it, swing a dead cat without hitting one.

Seriously, there will be 5 or 6 in a mile stretch.  No idea why.

Anyway, I try not to stop often because of the financial piece of it.  Coffee and a bagel will run about $4.50.  It adds up.  But for the purposes of this blog.....WOW, that is alot of sugar and carbs!

I have to pass 4 on my way to work (not counting the number of them I am actually passing while on the highway).  It is soooo tempting to stop and get an iced coffee and bagel.   I like my coffee to be flavored, so it is usually French Vanilla or something Seasonal.  And I get an everything bagel, toasted, with "lite" cream cheese.


It is hard some mornings to drive by.  Yes, I have coffee at home (and I will bring it with me frequently).  And I am working on the eating breakfast thing.

But coffee and a bagel......yummmmmm.

I just keep reminding myself that I don't need it.  My wallet doesn't either.  But my waistline certainly doesn't.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Goin' DOWN!

I was surprised and thrilled this morning when I weighed myself!  I lost 2.6 lbs this week....making a total of 5.4 lbs in 3 weeks.  YIPPEE!!!!

(Men....if you are out there....look away)

I have been bloated and dealing with "feminine" issues for the past 4 days, and was sure that the scale would show a minimal loss.  I was hoping that next week I would see a drop since all of that feminine stuff would be over and done.

So I was thrilled to see a nice number.  And so far, all I have done is cut back dessert, tried to cut back on portions, and make some better choices overall.  I don't think that is all that needs to be done, but it makes the momentum ball start rolling.

I am already thinking about my August goal.....debating between drinking more water, or eating breakfast every day.  Any thoughts?