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 1

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Today was officially week one of my Weight Watchers Journey. The day I had been dreading since Tuesday… my weigh-in day! I am happy to report that I have lost a total of 0 pounds! I know…standing still this week was a victory because I was positive that I had gained some weight (I mean I physically felt bigger),  Last Sunday and Monday I felt really good and strong and super motivated, but something happened on Tuesday, I got so bad news and I started to eat. … it’s been a LONG time since I’m had a bout of emotional eating.

Instead of crying and allowing myself to feel my emotions (fear and overwhelming sadness) I drowned what I was feeling in cookies and ice cream. I recognize what I did, and I felt so bad about it… in fact the guilt that I felt only compounded what I was initially feeling.

I had begin to feel stagnant in my weight loss, and the recent weight gain made me feel resigned to the fate that I was gonna gain all the weight I had loss back, and I didn’t want to go back and start from the very beginning. I know Weight Watchers isn’t gonna solves all of my problems, but I’m hoping that it can give me the tools to help it a little easier. The transition from calories to points was a somewhat difficult one. I am still counting my calories (I have 250+ days of tracking food with MyFitnessPal) and I’m generally staying in the 1200 calorie range….I’m learning that it’s not really about the calories (as I have been eating a LOT of empty calories) but the quality of the food that I’m eating.

Sunday was the day that I started my own success story…and a transformation is in progress!

Here’s an overview what I learned/observed this week:

  1. I have incorporated a lot more fruit and vegetables into my diet… it’s amazing. I’m working on trying eat fruits instead of sugary snacks.
  2. I also cut back on eating bread/starch with every meal. I’d been eating two slices of Ezekiel bread topped with avocado for breakfast and I swapped this out for eggs and fruit. This week I was eating rice, quinoa and/or sweet potatoes as my complex carbs for the day.
  3. I didn’t exercise quite as much as I had planned to do I did about 30 minutes 5 days this week, The plan has always do get back up to the 1 1/2 hours I was doing before. I want to get stronger to that I can compete in 5K’s and runs next Spring/Summer
  4. I ate 32 of my extra Flex points (I get 49 extra points to use any way I want each week). Not gonna lie, some of them were used on donuts and pizza
  5. I am on a mission to wear the exact same outfit to my Sunday weigh-in’s/meetings… let’s see how long this lasts..

This week I want to continue working on making good, healthy chooses, and incorporating more power foods into my diet.

 

H. Jackson

Until Next Time….

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