Saturday, March 14, 2015

We're Grandparents Again!!

Yesterday we became grandparents for the fourth time!!  We once again welcomed a little boy - what a blessing-four boys!

I had the opportunity this time to be present for the birth.  This wasn't planned, it wasn't my intention, but I was given the opportunity and chose to stay.  The end result is such a blessing!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Not Too Bad

So my weigh-in wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.  I was down .6 from my self weigh-in last week; but since Weight Watcher weigh-ins are my "official" ones, I was up .8 from my last WW weigh-in.  Still that's not bad considering with all the snow and such my eating habits were rather bad!

A new Weight Watcher challenge starts next week!  If you attend at least 4 meetings starting next week thru April 18th - you get a new charm!  Our leader says it's an umbrella - I'm assuming that's for April Showers.  I love those charms.  You're also to set a goal each week on what you want to lose the next week and the group as a whole is to try to up the total loss each week.  I'm always up for a challenge.

I got a mile walk in this morning before the rain started and felt really good about that.  I have a co-worker that walks with me now and that makes it a little easier.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

I'm Still Here!

I know that it has been a while since I last posted.

I've only been hitting my Weight Watchers meeting every other week.  Last week was due to the weather; 2 weeks prior to that I had that stomach virus for the second time; and two weeks prior to that I had that stomach virus the first time.  I certainly hope I'm done with that.

I did weigh myself at home last week and I was up; but I expected as much since the huge loss from the week before was mostly due to that stomach virus.

The weather here has been crap - last week we had sleet, freezing rain a big snow storm......BUT, overnight the temps have started to go up and it is so much more pleasant.  I actually got 2 walks in yesterday and one this morning (wanted to beat the rain that supposedly is coming) and it's so nice to be able to walk again!  Hopefully that will help with the weight loss.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Good Weigh In

And so my weigh-in this week ended in a 3 lb. loss!  You read that right - not point 3, an actual THREE POUNDS!!

When I mentioned in my last post that the stomach virus that I had gave me a substantial loss that I had hoped to maintain....well I did!  Now the big challenge comes with moving on from there.  I need to lose another 2.6 to meet my first goal of 5%.  That will mean a new charm for my key ring!!  I don't know if that is possible by next week, but certainly I can do that within the next 2 weeks!

So I'm hoping the weather warms up just a little so I can get some decent walks in; that would be so nice!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Yes It's Been Awhile

I've been off the grid a bit, but hopefully am back for some more current postings.

My last weigh-in was a loss.  I had missed the weigh-in before and this week's weigh-in (I was sick both times) so I just kept my weight the same as the week before and put an asterick (*) to indicate that it isn't an "official" weigh-in or rather not a weigh-in at all!!

Other than being sick, not much is happening.  If I can maintain where my weight is right now, I'll have a very good weigh-in next week.  But it's mostly due to that stomach virus and not hard work! However, I would like to maintain it anyway and just move on from there!  No since on letting sickness loss go to waste!

Oh, I know....some people would bash me for that, but what can I say???  It's not like I'm starving myself or forcing myself to throw up or anything.  It was a sickness that happened.  I've no doubt by weigh-in some of that weight will be back due to regular eating habits.  But I can always hope right???

Sunday, February 8, 2015

I'm Not Alone

So I'm not alone.  Everyone is trying to "regroup" their weight loss and everyone's blogging about it:

Are You All Talk, No Game

I'm Just Gonna Say It

Less Talk, More Action

The Aftermath: A 20 Pound Weight Gain

Get It Over With

"Get It Over With" was one of my very favorites and a phrase I'll be using a lot.  Time to "Get It Over With" and "Do It"!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Alrighty Then.....

Well I started well, but my birthday weekend took me way off course; once off that course I just kept going.

Knowing a bad weigh-in was going to make it worse; I opted out of the weigh-in and meeting this week.  I just needed to regroup.

My regrouping brought me to TOPS which stands for Taking Pounds Off Sensibly.  Oh, I've no intention of switching from Weight Watchers to TOPS; but I found an interesting article on their website which was related to my dilemma The TOPS 10 Ways To Regroup After A Setback.  I mean really?  Was this a sign or what?

Three of the items really caught my eye:

1.  Remember how far you've come.
2.  Pause to think about your triumphs.
3.  Return to what inspires you.

I was at work on Monday crying on the shoulder of a co-worker (that's just a figure of speech, I wasn't actually crying), when she asked me "Where would you be right now if you wouldn't of gone back to Weight Watchers?"  I knew that answer immediately, I'd be over eating and probably well over 200 lbs.  She made me realize that maintaining (even if it is way over lifetime goal) is better than gaining.  So there's something working there.

Then I opened a dresser drawer this evening and found this:

My achievements from my first journey with Weight Watchers.  The achievements I hid out of the way so I didn't have to look back at my success as I was on a new journey.  It made me realize I CAN BE SUCCESSFUL, I just need to push myself to the right mind set.  I need that key chain of success in front of me, telling me that I CAN DO THIS.

I also upped my daily step goal on my fitbit and despite it being too cold for me to even consider walking outside (though today was rather nice) I'm learning I can get steps in by just walking in place!  I actually hit that new goal today and earned 3 activity points.  YAY ME!

So off to the next phase of my journey.....