Tyra Takes On Weight Watchers – Week 11

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Last week was a rough week and this week will be do different. Funny thing is while you’re losing weight real life still happens, and more than anything I think last week taught be that despite unexpected circumstances along with a major food holiday I can manage to stay on target.

The past 2 or 3 weeks have been gains when I got on the scale, so I was determined to stick with the program and be moving more, I gotta say K-Pop really saved my butt this week… 30 minutes od dancing to 2pm, Got7 and Exo. even though my cat thought that I was having spastic fits. I found at the end of the day it help me get my ActiveLink to 100% or sometimes over..

Yesterday’s meeting was pretty sparse and I can just assume that it’s because of the holiday that people were out of town or still had family visiting them, like I said real life happens. Well this week I’m happy that when I got one the scale I showed a loss of 3.6 pounds..

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Strangely enough I felt the absolute worst on Thanksgiving, what and the amount of food was pre-planned, I ate a breakfast before I set out to my parents house and my dinner consisted of a banana and yogurt, but lunch after I had eaten it I felt like I couldn’t move then I realized that I hadn’t eaten that amount of food in one sitting for a very long time. I certainly could have eaten half of what was one my plate and been totally satisfied.

So my plan for this week is to do more of the same as last week. And also it’s the start of a new month so Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans has a new challenge and it’s a different exercise everyday, so that should be interesting and besides next week I’m supposed to be getting some new Weight Watchers swag!!!

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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

Until Next Time….

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Tyra Takes On Weight Watchers -Week 9

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Weight loss sucks, I tell anyone who asked it’s really is one of the most heartbreaking experiences you can go though, just when you think you’ve got it. Just when you think things are going good the scale, reminds you and says, “Hold up, you think you got this… ha!! good luck” Intellectually I know what to do, it’s literally been beaten into my mind over and over again, but there are times when I just decide I’m not gonna do it and it shows big time on the scale. This week I gained 2.2 pounds. The second week of gain in a row…

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I think that having this stupid cold, and not being able to breathe I really just gave up layed in bed and ate. Although I did track everything I ate. I did eat a lot of sugary foods and a lot of foods that were pretty high in sodium… leaving on soups and ice cream is probably not a good idea… but hey it’s nursed my cold and my sore throat.  Which brings me to a topic I’m want to focus on this week. Is there a time when weight watchers has to take a back burner because your priorities temporarily shift. Now this is something that gets discussed all the time in meetings.. some leaders will say, “come to a meeting” it might do you some good” and others are a little bit more lax and tell you “real life happens”.I would like to think that even when “real life” happens that I have the tools and the copping mechanisms that will keep me from over indulging, but sadly I’m not there yet… and that frustrates me.. there was a time when I would see a gain and cry and ask, “how did that happen” I know exactly how it happened, I got the tracker to tell me exactly what I put in my mouth and Active Link tells me exactly what movement I did this week…. being realistic about my weight loss and how every week effects my goals is helping me, and that’s not to say that ever week from here on out is gonna be a loss, there are bound to be more obstacles, another illness, another family dinner, 20 more stressful situations… but if I continue to practice making good food decisions maybe it’ll become second nature to me.

So even though the scale showed another gain… I’m happy with my body, I’m happy with the progress that I’ve made, and continue to make.  This has been so hard (no only weight watchers but the 80 pounds I lost before even joining Weight Watchers, lots of set-backs and lots of victories….I realized the other day that I was putting my weight out there for all to see… there used to be a time when it would have made me cringe…. hell I know it would have made me cry… but hell I don’t care… this is how much I weigh…. deal with it!

For the last couple of weeks I have been  making goals… this week I won’t make a weight loss goal. But I do want to do more exercise… I have been seriously lacking the past few weeks… 4 days this week I’m planning on going to the gym….I want to make sure every day that I work out that I earn at least 3 activity points. .. as always I’ll report back to you…

Two weeks of gain in a row will not turn in to three…..

 

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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

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Tyra Takes On Weight Watchers -Week 8

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This week was a mixed bag, I gained activity points, but I also tapped into some of my 49,  my energy this week was sort of low… only to find out that I had a cold that was brewing in my body. This week I gained 1.2 pounds. My Weight Watchers Leader asked me how I felt about it, and I just shrugged and said, I knew I gained weight, “I felt it”. I understand that 5 pounds is a lot to lose in a week and I accept that that week was a fluke, but I also knew not to expect it this week, so I wasn’t looking to loose any weight this week, so a gain is not all that unexpected to me.

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This week I had another revelation. I go to meeting for one reason. In my mind I understand the mechanics and the how’s of weight loss, but it’s hard and every week I need to be reminded of why I’m doing this and what I want my end goal to be. It would be so easy if I went to one meeting got all the tools I needed and went on my way, and was successful, and anyone who’s reading this knows it’s just not the reality of it. You have good weeks and you have bad weeks, and like I said this one was somewhat in the middle. Did I make good choices everyday this week, no, but I had to tools available to me to make the right ones. And one good decision that I make every week is going to a meeting no matter what is going on…and just today I was telling my mom how proud I am when I walk through that door because the pancake house is right next door…and not once have I got to the restaurant after a meeting (or anytime for that matter) and partaked in those extra large portions of food.

This week I want to stay on program and go into the week with a positive outlook, make sure that I get in as much exercise as possible, which I admit will be a bit difficult with a cold… I don’t know about anyone else,. working out while six is a huge challenge; and with all the mouth breathing guzzling down water will be super easy for me. So I won’t be going to the gym at all this week, I will stay at home and work out on the elliptical machine; that way I wont’ infect others and if I need to pass out on the floor I can do it on the comfort of my own home

Since I wasn’t able to do it this week  have a goal of losing 2 pounds… that would get my at my 5% weight loss goal  And that would also put me back on track for those goals that I made: So remember those goals that I made last week (I’m making goals all over the place) That tiny one about losing 7 pounds in 6 weeks… well now  I have 3 more to lose, and I’m 4 pounds down from the 35 pounds I wanted to lose for my July trip…

I have lose weight, I have gained and loss again and through out all of that 78 pounds is gone from my body… and I am very proud of that. I think this pretty much stated what my weight loss has been so far.

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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

Until Next Time….

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Tyra Takes On Weight Watchers -Week 7

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This week was pretty uneventful,. I spent a  lot of time sleeping, and when I was awake I was either eating. using the bathroom, saying, “owww” or taking more medicine that would put ,e back to sleep. So there wasn’t a lot of time, motivation or energy to do any working out, but because I had a disadvantage this week I made sure to eat three meals (which was a tad bit difficult considering I don’t remember ever being hungry this week) and I got very close but don’t think that there was  day I ate all of my daily points; the weekly 4 points remained untouched.

So for the past couple of weeks I’ve been making the goal of losing 2 pounds each week, so I’m happy to say that this week I have lost 5 pounds this week, I was expecting 2 maybe 3 pounds… so to say that I was shocked was a huge understatement. I don’t know what the heck I’ve been doing, BUT I’m not gonna look a gift horse in the mouth.

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This week I want to stay on program and go into the week with a positive outlook, make sure that I get in as much exercise as possible, (for the last few days I’ve been doing something odd: when I’m watching television and a commercial comes on I get up and dance; which is quite a sight to see because I can’t dance at all.. but it’s fun and it gets my heart rate up ), stay within ,my points range (which is down by one), and drink all my water.

Since we are moving into the “Marathon of Food” (what lay people call the holiday season) more than anything else I’m trying to stay on target so that I can hit my goals, and  even if I do gain some weight I’m not gonna get down on myself. I have some small steps in place that I think will make the upcoming holiday season a little bit easier…as I start to put them in place I’ll let you know if they are working or not.

This next week I have a goal of losing 2 pounds… that would get my at my 5% weight loss goal (which was established by my insurance company who is footing the bill for weight watchers… and in order for them to pay for another 3 months I had to hit that goal). Do you get swag for that… or just at your 10%? After that the goal will be 200lbs.  So remember those goals that I made last week (I’m making goals all over the place) That tiny one about losing 7 pounds in 6 weeks… well I have 2 more to lose, and I’m 5 pounds down from the 35 pounds I wanted to lose for my July trip…so far things are loking great, but as you kmow with weight loss , those numbers can go in ay direction, I’m just hoping that they continue to go down.

 

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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

Until Next Time….

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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

Until Next Time….

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