Tyra Takes on Weight Watchers : Week 4

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Week 1, Week 2, Week 3

So last week I said on the blog that I was gonna get my five pound star…. and I did. This week I lost 4.2 pounds! I was SHOCKED, because I secretly got on the scale on Thursday (and I know, I said that I was not gonna get on the scale between weigh-in’s and I did ….) but I had only lost 2.2 pounds (which leads me to think that perhaps my scale might be broken), and I was happy with that loss…

After my meeting last week, I sat down and wrote down a schedule of the days that I was gonna exercise and really work on what I was eating… I did pretty good in the beginning of the week although I had chocolate cake on Sunday, then I started to feel a bit off but I kept pushing thorough and went to the gym on Monday then again on Wednesday although I was really feeling bad, by the time I got home the nausea had fit full swing ( only had 16 points), so the rest of the week I didn’t hit my points goal on Thursday I consumed 13 points, Friday I made a real effort to eat and did pretty better and had 21 points, and yesterday I had 16 points (and that was all at dinner). And spent most of the time sleeping in bed (and not going to the gym) As I write this blog I’m still not feeling well,  but I’m following the advice of my meeting leader ad try to eat Power Foods that are gentle on my stomach. Being sick sucks, and I honestly thought that I would lose a moderate amount a weight, for me 4 pounds is a lot…

Hopefully next week I can get back on track. This week is gonna pose a little problem as I have several doctors appointment and a minor surgical procedure tomorrow, but my goal this week is to go to the gym 4 times this week and on my rest day do some yoga. I want to eat well rounded meals since I wasn’t able to do that last week, and I want to work on shutting down that negative inner voice. Also I signed up for a free 5K that my Weight Watchers is having, apparently they have them  several times a year and this is the final one… which I think it great.

This week I would like to set a goal for 2 pounds.

 

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Until Next Time….

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Tyra Takes on Weight Watchers : Week 3

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Week 1, Week 2

After the shit –cake that was last weeks meeting, I took to heart what my meeting leader Leslie said and I kept doing what I was doing. Looking back now I feel super silly for crying the way that I did, but it might have be a necessary part of this process… I know for a fact that I’m gonna have more bad days, and I know for whatever reason I’m gonna gain weight, but I have and will continue to be committed to losing weight in a safe way. I have been seriously thinking about doing  Simple Start instead of the Points Plus, people seem to be losing big numbers every week using that method, but the idea of eating power food and eating till satisfaction scares the hell out of me. it’s almost like, “Go ahead and eat all you want” and right now for me the PP system gives me some guidance that I need, but I will be doing it somewhere down the line… mainly because I don’t know what the hell satisfaction is.

I have been thinking a lot about the holidays, and all the challenges that I might face, someone in my meeting suggested that I have of spoonful my indulgences, and load up on my veggies…. Thanksgiving and Christmas might be the days that I actually move away from the  Points Plus. system… all I know is I don’t want the holidays to be a free for all and blow my entire 49 on one day… that would be awful.
This week (and for the rest of  the month we will be talking about being b the “Boss of Our World” which should be interesting because I don’t have a clue. But before I forget I went to b the meeting and I weighed in and I lost 3 pounds! I’m excited that the work I’m putting in is showing on the scale. I’m gonna put it out there that next me ting I want to get my 5 pound stickers …

I think my goal this week is getting in more physical activity (one of the reasons that I said that, was that I realized the things that I write down as physical activity may not be considered a baseline for me since I do them every single day without fail…so I’m gonna me making a lot more appearances at my gym this week….wish me luck

 

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Until Next Time….

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How deciding a Life of Yes turned into a Challenge #2

Or as I  prefer to call it, ”How living a life of yes is turning into a great big mess”

Here is part one

It has been a while since I wrote a blog entry that was entirely devoted to my weight loss and my fitness regime, but if you read the previous post you know that was partly due to several health issues that I am currently contenting with, to the point where I feel like it’s almost derailed my weight-loss journey.

My main concern is still losing weight at a healthy an sensible pace that doesn’t effect my transplanted liver or something that will negatively affect my bone especially as they are weakening due to my multiple myeloma. Being on various medications always makes weight loss a little but  more difficult than the average healthy person. I started a C25K program but had to stop due to the severe fatigue and “surprise” kidney stones. The goal is to get back in the saddle, but I have to take a long, honest look at what I am currently capable of doing and create a workout plan around that. The ultimate goal start running and to start participating in runs/ 5k’s/10k’s.

The Dirty Girl 5k is this June. One of the blogs that I follow mentioned that she participates in Jost virtual race; and you know me I always want to try something new. They have 5k and 10k’s for $25 and Half and Whole Marathons are $35. Included in the price is a medal and a racing bib. I love the fact that I’ll be able to run white helping a different cause/charity every single month.

I have gained weight, which I knew was going to happen. As explained here , as I didn’t lose weight in the healthiest weight (even my doctor told me that I would gained weight as I started eating food again)  And I will admit I’m not happy with the fact that I gained weight, but I am still under 200 pounds so that makes me happy.

Who ever said that going to the gym was going to be easy is a liar! Even after a year I still dread going ; it still remains a struggle. In the past my gym regime was 2 hours (1 hour of cardio, 30 minutes of weights and another final 30 minutes of cardio) 5 days a week.  Although I have noticed a change in my body, my muscles are stronger but my problem at the moment seems to be food; sweets in particular. I make a conscious effort to make good food choices, but I have to be honest and say that cookies, brownies, pretty much any baked good under the sun. It remains a struggle; especially during my menstrual cycle (as it seems like my stomach is a bottomless pit willing to consume anything)

I continue to be amazed a t how far I have some in my journey and at the same time I’m amazed how how difficult  my journey remains. Two years ago I took a chance and said yes. Yes to join a rag-tag group of people who  wanted to lose weight. Yes, to talking care of myself and to devote a small time everyday to myself; this included exercise or spending quality times on myself  and making myself healthy. Despite this journey being difficult I have never once regretted that decision. I am so much happier and healthier that I was 2 years ago.

As my health continues to worsen and the multiple myeloma begins to progress the reason to stay fit takes on a different facet. I don’t know what type of treatment that I will be taking or how this cancer will affect my body, but for now more than ever I want to successfully battle this cancer and if going to the gym everyday and jogging and sweating like a pig will make me a little bit healthier  then damn it I’m going to do it.

I’m excited to do my virtual run next month. I haven’t decided if I’m going to do the 5k or the 10k. Have any of my dear followers ever participated in a virtual race? Did you enjoy your experience? What’s your story? Tell me in the comments?