Tyra Takes On Weight Watchers -Week 6

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You ever have a week that’s a complete disaster? Last week was for me (and also the reason this post is a day late). Let me start from the beginning. om Monday I had to take my mom the the ER and
(the initial plan was) after she came home and was comfortable I would go to the gym (I already had my workout clothes on and my gym bag was in the car), but we were there for a long time, and after she was discharged I went home, went to bed , woke up, at a ton of crap and went back to bed. Tuesday I redeemed myself and went to the gym in the morning, but 3/4 through my workout I started having pain in my rib area (my biopsy site) and cut my workout short… Wednesday was still in pain so didn’t go to the gym, and I ate a crap ton of food to “soothe’ myself.. Thursday I had a doctors appointment and didn’t go to the gym, came home and went to bed, Friday was in a lot of pain, hadn’t slept well, tried to eat more food to soothe myself…. didn’t work, Saturday the pain was immense and I was having issues breathing so off to the ER I went.  I was there for 8 hours or so, with prescriptions in my hands and greasy fast food fried chicken in my care I headed over to my mom’s house; where I stayed over night . Since my Weight Watchers meeting is 5 minutes from my mom’s house I went (I promised myself even if I was having a bad week I would not skip a meeting)… slightly drugged and numbed of pain for the time being I sort of glazed over the meeting, honestly I’m not sure what we talked about… but I went.

Now based on everything that happened this week, eating tons of food,  (I actually went over my 49 this week) falling into bad habits (emotional eating) and no exercise, also with my period arriving any day, and all the fluids I received in the ER I was prepared for a gain so I was not surprised when the scale showed that I gained 2 pounds. Out of all of this the positive is that I know exactly why I gained, and I need to find that motivation  to get back on track and see the scale going in the right direction.

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This week I want to lose 2 pounds. The real problem right now is finding a way to workout with causing myself pain, later today I’m gonna try yoga and stretching and see how that works out for me…and on the food side I’m going to be super vigilant on tracking my food. I’m also disappointed that I wasn’t about to do the 5K on Saturday…. but life happens, I’m gonna stat focusing on small goals, I would like to lose 7 pounds in the next 6 weeks (which I think it totally do-able) and for a larger goal I would like to lose 35 pounds in 35 weeks; which is roughly around July 4th (My mom and I have major plans) which would put me around 183 pounds and 7 pounds away from my goal weight. (which I think is totally do-able as well), and it’s nice that I’ll be able to do this with my mom, since my mom has decided that she wants to lose weight as well (WEIGHT LOSS BUDDIES!)

While working on eating better and start earning activity points I can refocus and start working on Tyra 2.0 (which is was the topic of this weeks meeting) I need to take a long hard look at what works for me and what doesn’t while working on confidence and motivation so that I can start to see myself at my goal, this is something that is gonna take much longer than a week, but I am committed to it, just like I’  committed to losing weight and pursing a healthier lifestyle.

So let me ask you guys something, those of you who are doing weight watchers, how long did it take for you to eliminate those negative behaviors?

 

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If you want to check out my journey so far: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5

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Tyra Takes On Weight Watchers–Week 5

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Last week I said that I was going  determined to lose 2 pounds this week, well I didn’t make that goal… actually I was no place near that goal, this week I lost 0.2 pounds. I’m not shocked my the lack of weight loss this week, in all honest I was sure that I had gained weight. After my biopsy I was on restriction not to lift anything heavier than 10 pounds and no exercise, so naturally I stuck to that and I was not eating all my points, most days I averaged between 18-20 points a day. This made me realize how integral exercise is to my weight loss… I can eat well and lose 0.2 pounds, or eat well AND work out and lose 4.4 pounds (I think that was number I lost last week)

So this week I’m going to aim for 2 pounds  this week. I would like to hit my 5% goal by the end of November. Also this Saturday (I think I mentioned this last week) but I will be participating in a 5K, and I’ve already set a goal to do the Pretty Muddy run next summer (third time is sure to be the charm).2014-10-19 18.16.58

 

This week’s topic was “Fake It Till You Make It” I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve been using that mantra in all aspects of my life.  One of this things that we talked about is self-talk. I am all too familiar with negative self talk. I will talk my self into not going to the gym. because it’s “too early”, or it’s “too cold”. Or justifying eating foods that I know aren’t good for me , then stepping on the scale and saying, “How did that happen?!”. So I’m starting to see how my behaviors good and bad correlate with what the scale shows.

So I’m gonna celebrate the small victories in my life, every single time I go to a meeting, every time I make a healthy chose that will benefit me is a small victory. Hopefully those small victories will translate to bigger ones in the future.

If you want to check out my journey so far: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4

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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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Tyra Takes on Weight Watchers : Week 2

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Week 1

This week was my third weigh-in but my 2nd week (it’s a little confusing, but we start at week 0). I walked into the meeting really confident because I knew that I tracked all my food, made good food choices and worked out. I knew something was up with one of the leaders didn’t respond to what she saw on the computer. I gained 0.8 pounds, and without sounding overly dramatic I was devastated. I sat through the entire meeting on the verge of tears and trying to figure out what I did wrong. The leader of the meeting noticed that I was down and asked me how I was, then the water works came. I sobbed, boo-hooed and snotted for about 3 minutes before I was able to get myself together….she was really sweet, she sat down we talked about everything that I was doing (there were a few minor point issues 1. I was miscalculating sweet peas as zero points and for some reason I was given 1 extra point than I needed…. but like I said minor).

Then I apologized for crying because I was premenstrual… then she looked at me and said , “duh, well that it’s”…. we talked about how much I normally gain during this time (2 pounds) so .8 is a win. Looking back now I feel really silly for crying.

One of the reason that I think I started gaining weight was because the group that I was apart of drastically changed, weigh-in’s stopped and there was no more accountability, and I know that was a major reason for my success… so these weekly meetings are really important because they set the tone for the week and allow me to set weekly goals.

So after this meeting I am giving myself 6 weeks to make a change, but instead of setting my goals week to week, I need to start doing it day by day, some days will be good and some will be bad, and after today I can’t let the number on the scale ruin my day (I put my new weight in the WW app that this popped out). I’m better than what the number shows, now it’s time for me to believe it.

So, you gained a little bit this week.
Gaining is a normal part of the process and can happen for a lot of reasons.

Look back at this week and see what you might be able to change; then let go of what you can’t. The best thing to do is focus on is making this coming week a success. And feel free to ask your Leader for advice if you need it..

Good luck in the coming week.

So that’s what I need to do reflect, continue doing what works, and continue working on the things that don’t…hopefully I’ll see a positive change this week”

 

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Until Next Time….

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