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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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 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.

 

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Until Next Time….

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