Tyra Takes On Weight Watchers: Weeks 28–33 (But seriously who’s counting?)

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It’s been about 6 weeks since I have done a Weight Watchers post…. 6 weeks. And to give you a quick summary I my weight went down, down, up, up, down and this past week I opted NOT to weigh in.  I’m sick, I’m on my period, and Ive reaching for anything hoping that I can taste it.

The truth is weight loss is HARD…. Really Hard….. and it sucks! BAD and it’s one of the most frustrating things that I have ever encountered. I often feel like my body is working against me. And although I keep attending meetings I’m starting to wonder if my journey with Weight Watchers is over. I losing 4 pounds and I gain 4 pounds….. but I won’t get lower than a certain weight…. and I’ve been holding steady there for several months, after talking to my leader she suggested that I speak with my doctor; and my doctor gave me some insightful information,  this is the lowest weight I have been healthy (I’ve been 160 pounds but I was really sick and one I got better I quickly gained that weight back). Most people won’t say it but losing large amounts of weight then gaining large amounts of weight tends to do something to the body.

This could very well be the weight that my body needs to be at (considering my health issues and he fact that I’m prednisone)…. She suggested that I give it 6 more months…

In the meantime I’m changing it up, I’ve started running (I know who am I…. I can do about 40 minutes which is about 1 1/2 miles…. the goal is to see if I can run an entire 5k without stopping). Speaking of 5K, my third on is coming up in June, and I have to say that my time improved during the 2nd one, so I’m happy about that.

I think I didn’t realize how hard this was gonna be, the longer I’m at it the harder it seems for me to get results, I don’t want to quit because I know if I do, I’m going to gain the weight back and I don’t want that. Six months….. I can give it six more months…. and hopefully the small changes that I’m making will eventually start to produce results.

I’ll be back next week….

 

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If you want to check out my journey so far: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7,Week 8, Week 9, Week 10, Week 11, Week 12, Week 13, Week 14, Week 15, Week 16, Week 17-20,Week 21, Week 22-23, Week 24, 25, 26, Week 27, Week 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33,  Week 32

 

Until Next Time

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Tyra Takes On Weight Watchers: Week 27

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Before we start it occurred to me that I’ve been doing Weight Watchers for over 6 months now…. and like a lot of people this is not my first time doing the program…. but so far it’s the longest that I’ve been at it ….so I have to give myself a round of applause

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Last week was a bit out of the normal for me, I wasn’t able to go to my regular meeting because of Easter so I felt all out of sorts, so I went to the Monday meeting; which I felt a bit anxiety about, because it was so late in the day (6:30pm) and I’m used to my early morning meetings (where I don’t eat until weigh-in). So on Monday I went to workout, eat 2 meals and a snack, went to pick up my mother and in between had a crap ton of water.  What I didn’t expect to do when I got on the scale was a 5 pound gain. I think I literally said to myself , “What The Fuck?!”

 

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Last week’s topic was “Attitude Adjustment”…. having a better outlook on  your weight loss can help you stay on track, we never really got around to talking about the topic, we talked a lot about “self care” and how as women it’s difficult to do that when the business of life pulls you in different directions. During the conversation I mentioned that I started walking and I don’t see it so much as exercise, but meditation, because it’s the only really, quiet time that I have to myself, where I can focus on me, think about the things that I want and need to accomplish, and on the day that I don’t walk (wither due to the weather or it being a rest day) I find myself to be more on edge and down right crabby.  I also honestly believe that going to Weight Watchers is part of my self care. It’s funny how as women we take care of everyone else and we forget to take care of ourselves…. there is a reason why on airplanes they tell you to put YOUR mask on first BEFORE you assist others.

Now back to this weight gain. I realized a long time ago that my body is weird…hell I have an autoimmune disease, it’s pretty much clear. I walked into the meeting EXPECTING a weight loss, hell I worked hard, ate right and did everything that I was supposed to do (After the meeting I vented my frustration to Bill, the Weight Watchers leader) and he said something to me that was funny and made a lot of sense. Even though we live in a modern, technological world, men still have that hunter DNA embedded in their bodies, so when they workout and eat right their body recognizes it and responds quickly. Where are a women’s body somewhat goes into shock and doesn’t quite know what to do because women are predisposed to store fat. Long story short… Men can run up and down the stairs ten times and show a loss on the scale, while the woman is looking at the scale and thinking it’s broken. I also think that my weight gain had a lot to do with the amount of water I’m drinking….I feel like some days I’m drinking two gallons of water, and yes (I’m at the point where I’m rushing to the rest room every 45 minutes). And the fact that East was the day before and I did consume large amounts of ham (SODIUM!!) But II ‘m not two down about it. I know if the  scale shows a gain or a loss I am equipped with the tools to lose the weight… I simply have to wait for my body to “catch up”.

I also happy to announce that I’ve signed up for my second 5K.. which will be the first Saturday of May!!! I And have decided to do The Hot Chocolate 15/5K in November, I live in Chicago so there is no telling what the weather will be like, it could be 50 degrees, or I might be running on blizzard condition…. who knows. It’s strange to admit that I enjoyed the last one and look forward to all the ones that I have planned for this year. This is a huge change for me…. I’m looking forward to the other unexpected changes that may happen this year

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If you want to check out my journey so far: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7,Week 8, Week 9, Week 10, Week 11, Week 12, Week 13, Week 14, Week 15, Week 16, Week 17-20,Week 21, Week 22-23, Week 24, 25, 26, Week 27, Week 28

Until Next Time

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