My Weight Loss Journey: Week 1

One week down and one to go. Wait, one? Did I say that right? Yup, I sure did. I do much better in denial. If I were to admit to myself how many weeks I really have left…

No, it’s better for me to take it one week at a time.  So, how’d I do? Lets find out.

Stats

Weight: 169.4 lbs.

Arms: 12 in.

Chest: 41 in.

Waist: 35 in.

Hips: 43.5 in.

Thighs: 25 in.

I lost 2.2 lbs! I was hoping for more since a lot of times, when you first start a diet, you tend to drop a bunch the first week or two. But, honestly, 2.2 lbs is great and gives me a major surge of motivation.

When I measured myself the difference was so slight I didn’t bother updating my numbers; we are talking like .10 of an inch so I didn’t see the need.

Diet

I did stay within my Weight Watchers points but I used every last one of my weekly flex points and fit points. My goal was to leave those alone and only use my daily points. But, I messed up with my fit points. I didn’t want to include those as an option and I forgot to change to setting to exclude them. And, then weekend happened, like it always does. So, I blew a bunch of points over Saturday and Sunday.

We got to catch up with some friends this weekend and, while I usually don’t drink, I decided to have a beer. That was weekend mistake #1. I forgot that you don’t just chew points. Sometimes you drink them too. Weekend mistake #2? We grocery shop on Sunday so, by Saturday, food choices are limited in our house; lettuce is wilted, the fruit is bad and that box of mac-n-cheese looks really good. I may throw in a quick, mid-week trip to replenish our healthy food stock to avoid this issue. Then there is the fact that healthy food takes more work than convenience food so it’s easy for me to get lazy on the weekends.

Despite the fact that I used up all my extra points and fit points, I still lost a good amount of weight last week and I’m happy with that.

Exercise

I am happy and disappointed about my effort with working out last week. I only managed to get in 4 of the 6 workouts I had planned. But, I did push myself hard on those 4 days.

I did HIIT twice and really made an effort to pump up the intensity. I managed 30 minutes each time and did not resort to the modified workouts. That felt great! I really felt like I put the max effort in and got the max rewards as a result.

I also went for a 30 minute jog twice this week. Normally I do 1 on, 2 off (alternate between running for 1 minute, brisk walking for 2). But, this week I pushed myself to go 1 and 1. It was easier than I expected which tells me that I was overdue in stepping it up. So, I’ll have to keep an eye on that. I don’t want to get in the habit of being lazy about my potential. This week I’ll stick with the 1 on, 1 off and then I’ll reevaluate.

Wrap Up

If I manage 2.2 lbs a week, that’s 18 weeks instead of 26. That sounds great, even if I know 2.2 lbs may not be the norm. But, it sure makes me want to work that much harder.

I am really happy with my progress! And, again, my success last week largely due to the fact that I knew I had to report back here. So many times I’d have a handful of chips or crackers ready to stuff in my mouth and I’d stop because I remembered there are people watching me. Okay, that sounds creepy. But, you know what I mean. Anyway, how did your week go? Comment and let me know. I’m dying to hear about it!

I’ll see you again next Monday. Fingers crossed I have another great week. And, if you missed last week, check it out here:

My Weight Loss Journey: Starting Line

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4 thoughts on “My Weight Loss Journey: Week 1

  1. Stephanie says:

    So proud of you for doing what you did last week. I did decently and even ate at Texas Roadhouse and still didn’t go over points.

    You sound like you need to find some low point snacks.

    Pop Chips are 4 points a serving (usually around 20 chips) same with Pop Corners (popcorn chips).

    Sargento LIGHT string cheese is 1 point for 1-3 points for 2.

    Nature’s Own bread is low points, and so it most prepackaged turkey slices. Also Gallo 55% less fat salami is 2 points for 6.

    Those are some of my staples. I eat a turkey Salami sandwich almost everyday for lunch. But it’s okay to use up all your points. That’s what they’re there for.

    I still not excersising and consider my job excersise. Lol! I’ve mooved up to my sixth belt loop (started at 2) and when all is said and done, even though I still have a long way to go, I’m proud of how far I’ve come.

    Keep up the good work! You’re doing great! And kids that baby for his Auntie.

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    • Sarah says:

      I love Natures Own! One point for a slice? Get out of here. I have toast almost everyday. I’ll be looking into that salami. I love physical evidence of change (belt loops). That’s got to be super motivating. Grats!

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