This post has been a long time coming. I have been putting it off and by doing that I have only been hurting myself. Now is the time to stop making excuses, take accountability and make changes. Lets get into it.
I’m gonna do a quick little recap just in case you are new to the blog. In 2021 I joined Weight Watchers and lost around 28 pounds give or take a few. Then I thought I didn’t want to reach what their goal was for me so I switched to online and stopped doing weekly weigh ins. That turned into not wanting to track points anymore and I started counting calories. That quickly turned into being inconsistent, not tracking and over indulging.
Well go figure my weight loss stopped and has been slowing creeping up. Every new day, every new week, every new month I tell myself I am restarting and getting back on track. Well it never happens and I have been inconsistent. Well I am putting a stop to this now before it gets out of hand. I need to take control back. I do not want to lose all my hard work and effort that I put in. I do not want to be the person who loses all this weight just to turn around and put it back on. I want this to be life long progress and changes that I carry on into later years. So that being said I truly believe when I was posting my weight loss weekly it was keeping me accountable. So no more excuses and let’s do this thing.
My weigh in days will be Saturday morning as they were prior. My last weight at Weight Watchers was 149.4 pounds. When I stopped the program I did hit 145 pounds and averaged from 145-149 pounds depending on the day. I want to start with a blank slate meaning I am starting where I currently am.
Now I did consume a lot of sodium this past weekend so that will cause water weight and I know my weight is high with this first weigh in. I expect to drop a few pounds of water the first week. I am not going back on Weight Watchers but I will be tracking calories as best as I can. I also have an issue with snacking. So my goal is no more than two snacks a day. Two snacks, three meals, 70 oz minimum of water and 30 minutes of exercise three days a week. I am ready for this challenge!
So my weigh in day will be Saturday, but I did step on the scale Monday to see where I am at. I plan on posting weekly updates every Monday. I started out my day by walking on the treadmill for 30 minutes.
My husband and I have a rule that we eat out only twice a month. January we ate out four times which is not normal for us. Over this past weekend we ate out twice. I blame my husband 😅 (joking). Yesterday we had Chinese for dinner and I had some left overs. I decided to eat them for lunch on Monday.
Monday was a great start to getting back on track. I’m feeling motivated 💪
I eat the same breakfast practically every day. Sometimes I switch it up when I run out of oatmeal. I usually eat 1/2 cup oatmeal with some brown sugar, raisins and a cup of coffee. Thrilling stuff here 😅
Stress = Snacking. I was a little stressed out at work and wanted chocolate. I decided to eat half a serving of these chocolate biscotti. They weren’t that good. But I’m happy I ate half a serving and stopped.
I had some calories left over for the day and was craving hot chocolate. This is a sugar free one with 80 calories and it is delicious.
I also hit my water goal again.
Another 30 minute workout in the books. My treadmill has different setting for walking and I have been sticking to the first one. Its not much of a workout if I’m being honest, but for now something is better then nothing. My plan is to finish out the week and then each week move to a new program. I’m hoping they will get harder and build endurance.
Millie is always harassing me when I’m eating breakfast. She is telling me to put the phone down and pay her attention.
Work was rough today. I wish it was Friday so I could have a glass of wine 🍷 😩 I don’t drink during the week. So guess I’ll chug my water and move on. Can’t let people bring me down. Food and alcohol are not meant to fix your frustrations.
Dinner was whole wheat pasta and meatballs from 99% fat free ground turkey. It is weird going from Weight Watchers to counting calories. Whole wheat pasta was zero points for me on WW and I could eat it without counting. Now I count it and it is crazy 😜 two ounces of this pasta was 200 calories. This came out to 8 ounces and 800 calories. And I ate every bite with no regrets. It put my calorie intake over my goal by 300 calories. I am being conscious of my tracking but not restricting any food. So if I go over some days it is okay. Just can’t do it everyday.
Today was a long day and not the best food wise. We had a lunch at work and I got a salad, no dressing, with grilled salmon. That part was good but the bad part was the garlic knots. I ate way too many and overdid it on my calories. I did hit my water intake for the day.
Another day and a fresh start. I was so tired in the morning and decided to skip my morning workout. I only had to work half a day so I decided I would workout when I got home. Which I did! I also got all my water in before 3pm! I just finished reading a book called The Skinny Rules which I plan on doing a post on. It has been helping me get my mind right and focused on the foods I am sticking in my body.
This week was a rough start to getting back on track. I went over my calories more days then I should have I also hit some victories. I have completed all my workouts and my water intake has been amazing! I am already feeling better and ready to conquer my goals. I will be posting weekly on this journey but they may not be as in depth as this post was.