My Weight Loss Journey: Week 6

Wow, this is going a lot slower than I hoped. Like gridlock slow.

Stats

Weight: 167.8 lbs.

Arms: 11.75 inches

Chest: 41 inches

Waist: 34 inches

Hips: 42.5 inches

Thighs: 24 inches

While I’m not happy I didn’t lose anything, I’m also not upset that I didn’t gain (much). In my mind I had this vivid picture of me on the rowing machine, eating fists full celery, ending the day with piles of leftover points and sweating pounds off by the minute. Now, last week I came to terms with the fact that that just isn’t realistic for me and that I am going to consume all of my Weight Watchers points for the week. What I don’t think I’ve come to terms with is how slow (or all together absent) my weight loss is going to be if that is my plan. I’m just not making progress like I’d hoped.

Diet

I didn’t do good. I didn’t do bad. I had a dinner out with friends planned for the weekend so I tried to save my points throughout the week in preparation for that. I didn’t do so hot. Turns out there was a street festival along the street my husband works and we decided to take the boy and make a family outing of it. We had a great time and I managed to choose the best food options available. But, a street festival is a street festival so the best option, while very tasty, still wasn’t that great for the old points bank. Neither was the guava and cream cheese pastelitos. I did finish the week with a scant 5 extra points to apply to dinner on Saturday. But, with that, the street festival and then apple picking/fall festival with friends on Sunday, I went over on my points by 10. All said and done, that really isn’t as bad as it could have been. But, not that bad doesn’t equal good.

Exercise

I actually did pretty well last week working out. Remember what I said about not being able to do both in a week? It’s either a good diet week and a bad workout week or vise versa. Last week was a vice versa week. I worked out pretty hard 3 days last week with some intense HIIT workouts that had me sweating really bad. I also did an extraordinary amount of walking all weekend (Sunday included many hills for which my butt still hurts). So, exercise pretty much save me from gaining 5 lbs again. Thank you exercise, I appreciate you.

Wrap Up

Last week I tried to tell myself that I am okay with how much I am eating and how many points I am using. Last week I think I lied to myself. I’m struggling to really commit and dig in and so I’m trying to adjust my expectations. But, I don’t think that’s really working either. This week I am going to really put some thought into my plan and try to find out if I’m being realistic about my ability to be strict or if I am being lazy. Because, right now, I can’t tell. If I’m being honest, I think I am being lazy. I don’t know what that means in the weeks to come. We’ll see…

If you weren’t around last week you can check out that post here.

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2 thoughts on “My Weight Loss Journey: Week 6

  1. Stephanie Sadler says:

    A couple of things. First I think that you should find a Weight Watchers building and check when they’re open and go invest in some snacks. (The closest one is on Welsh rd. In Upper Dublin). I suggest the “So Good salted caramel” mini snack bars and the chocolate pretzel mini snack bars. I also suggest the barbeque chips and the turkey pepperoni sticks. And then keep that shit with you wherever you go. Keep chips in your car, pepperoni sticks in your purse, snack bars in the diaper bag. (The chocolate peanut butter protien bars are really good, too).

    Then start your day as zero points as possible. Remember, you can eat 50 scrambled eggs and it’s still zero points. Fruit. 0. Try to find as many low point foods as you can. (Lunch meat turkey, Sargento Lite string cheese, Gallo 55% less fat salami Nature’s Own bread, Flat Out wraps, popcorn cakes, etc) , eat that stuff for lunch and fill up the rest of the way with fruit, veggies and water so that way you have a big wad of points left over at the end of the day for dinner.

    Try to eat as much as you possibly can at home and have snacks when you go out so if you get hurgry won’t be tempted to swing by a drive through (or whatever). Use your app to find recipes. I can recommend some of you want.

    If you are still having problems, try switching your app from “weight loss” to “Maintenance” that will put you in a position to stay at the same weight you are (not gaining) and you will get more points. 23 points is the lowest the points will go. Maybe you need to gradullay get to 23. I started at 28 (I was 900 lbs at the time, though) and i’ve gradually had points taken away as time went by and now I’m at 23. I don’t think I would have been able to start at 23.

    And lastly, DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP! You are amazing and you are a wonderful wife mother, cousin and best friend. Tomorrow is ALWAYS another day. Keep trying. Switch things up. You’ll find what works for you. If you need help, I am always here for you!

    Do you want me to text you what i’m eating at every meal? Or you can text me? Or both? Do you want to know what we’re having for dinner so you can do it with us? Let me know what I can do to help you.

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