an interesting post, via @LoseIt.
While it’s an interesting explanation of what the pro version of LoseIt offers (which the site itself doesn’t explain as clearly) it’s also a very solid look at the reasons I started to struggle with Weight Watchers despite my initial success with the program.
I had fallen out of love with Weight Watchers, and it was time for me to move on. I still recommend it to people who are new to weight loss, especially people with a lot to lose, but I find that most people end up wanting to move on to something . . . → Keep Going: Weight Watchers vs. Calories
11 days back OP
11 days tracking
10 days ( 8 work days) without m & ms although I badly wanted some when I was still at work at 9p yesterday and I had no Cheerios or snacks.
Yep, this is all day by day.
It’s Week 2 so I don’t have the w1 losses, but I’m not using that as an excuse to say “oh fuck it” as in “I’m not losing so I might as well not try”. Even the day that I fell into the bag of candy, I didn’t let it turn into days… and I . . . → Keep Going: Days
Friday is my two-year Weight Watchers anniversary. Am I where I wanted to be? No, but I’m a lot closer to that than I was when I started in March 2009. Best of all, I recently recaptured that epiphany / drive I had when I first started and I’m really hoping to ride that to goal. Yes, I believe that I will hit GOAL in 2012.
I realized recently that between March 24, 2010 and February 4, 2012 I went to the gym at least 200 times. Five weeks after joining Weight Watchers I was impressed with my ability . . . → Keep Going: Two years in…
so I’m back to online only. I wasn’t going to continue to pay $39.99 for a new program that wasn’t really working for me and for meetings I rarely made it to any more. Work is kicking my ass and I’m back to sleeping in on Saturdays so this was the best decision for me. I’m actually technically subscribed as eTools only which is cheaper than WW online was, but I have yet to figure out the difference. With this first WI, I lost 6 lbs of water weight. Yes, it’s not real weight, but it’s off. Gone. Had been . . . → Keep Going: back to online only
what a difference a year makes
I was thinking a lot today about why I’ve been struggling since September. Well maybe struggling isn’t the word, but losing focus. I’m still basically where I was in September but there has been a lot of up and down and a lot of crap food choices causing the ups in that up and down . Where on earth is the focus and commitment I had from March to September? And what can I do to get it back?
While at the gym on the recumbent bike and watching Notre Dame play Miami . . . → Keep Going: goal vs. Goal
really tried to get back on track with tracking from Monday this week. Didn’t track Christmas weekend so much for not wanting to see what I ate so much as tracking the amounts would be hard (i.e two olives, one slice of prosciutto, some italian wedding soup). So I vowed to start over on Monday and have been pretty good. My neuroses are still there though.
I used to see it most with bacon. I didn’t like the points for 3 slices so I’d change it to 2 as if that would matter to my body. As if the . . . → Keep Going: my tracking is insane
that’s what my doctor said to me this morning after entering my weight and looking at what I’d lost in the last six months/one year. It really made my day/week. I’ve heard that from immediate family but I don’ t think I’ve heard it from anyone else. Coming from a medical professional especially. Now I just hope my numbers are good. BP was 112/78 which I think is good. Don’t really know.
We also had an interesting discussion about my goal and whether it’s doable. It’s going to be an interesting six months for sure.
I was also happy . . . → Keep Going: “I’m very proud of you”
I don’t get it, but I’ll take it.
When I stopped tracking on Friday (I know, I know), I was 50+ points in the red. Most of that damage was last Saturday and Sunday, damn you Sour Patch Kids. However a fair bit had been during the week when my meals consisted of brownies and chicken wings. Gotta love holiday season and events. I can only blame the calendar so much though because I certainly could have made better choices.
On the plus side, the crappy food was the meal and not dessert on top of a meal. On . . . → Keep Going: 2.2?
someone said yesterday in my Weight Watchers meeting yesterday that the benefit of the new Points Plus program is that it forced her to go back and look things up. The more I think about it, the more I realize it’s true. I’ve been struggling for the last three months, mainly of my own doing. It’s annoying to think I’ve been in a self-induced stall for 1/3 of my time on Weight Watchers so it’s back to basics.
Went back to the gym on Friday and was supposed to start yesterday but a (tracked!) evening snack fest derailed that. So . . . → Keep Going: Back to Basics
So it turns out I wasn’t as back on track as I thought I was. Last night was Celebrate Naz, which I love. Being 350 miles from my undergrad, I don’t have many opportunities to connect with Naz. The NYC alumni chapter is extremely inactive, but I found out about this event last week and the location was perfect. I couldn’t not go. I was by far the youngest with the next youngest graduation class six years before I was born What I was fascinated by was a woman from the class of 1943. 1943. Active as ever, volunteering at . . . → Keep Going: Fat Girl Day // Back on Track (Redux)