Saturday, August 30, 2008

Woo Hoo!

I actually lost something!

That Wii Fit has me paranoid. All week, the weight fluctuates, and then this morning I get on and it shows a big loss. Part of it must have to do with clothing, but still... I left this morning convinced I'd have a zero sum game this week. In fact, my attitude was, "Let's just go and get this over with."

Happily, I lost an even pound this week. I will take it! It feels so good. I spoke to the leader about the lack of activity, and she just said to stick to the points as best as possible and do what I can do. So that's the plan.

I hope to get in a lot of activity this weekend with painting, so we'll see what happens from there!

And I just want to say a special kudos to Annette, my inspiration--if you haven't checked out her Weighty Matters blog this week, do it now. Link to the right.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Late Weigh In Report

Well, I had a real busy weekend, so I didn't have time to report in on my WW efforts for the week. I was kind of dreading going this week, thinking maybe I had gained a bit. In fact, I had a slight gain of 0.1, which the leader told me is basically nothing--if I went to the bathroom it would erase itself. So it's my first gain, but not one that I am worried about in the least.

This was a relief-the Wii Fit had me up and down all week, which is kind of interesting but definitely nerve wracking. I've stopped looking at the scale on it, and I hate weighing in on it, because it just shows a climb and a drop, a climb and a drop. I'd rather not know, frankly.

So I'm trying to be good and careful, but this is my birthday weekend which means CARVEL cake (mmmmmm) and my dad is visiting, so we had to get some donuts. I had two points left for dinner last night, so I basically ate some veggies and light ranch dip. But what the hell. It's only food.

So that's the latest. I am down 30.6 instead of 30.7 and I can live with that. Back on the wagon today and hope to stay on it. I didn't actually go over points this weekend, but if I miscalculated anything in the slightest, it would put me into 35-extra land, so I'm trying to be extra careful during this week.

Hope everyone else has a great week!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Before and Current Pictures

(as you can see in the background, even George is noticing small changes)

I don't have any real good "before" pictures, so I'll use this one we took of me in Savannah in February. Of course, this was before the proverbial "fit hit the shan" in March and I gained another 5 pounds, but it will do.

The other picture was taken today, when I am down 30 pounds from my original start weight. I'm hoping that seeing the two side by side might help me see some changes, which I still really don't see.

Although, it would have helped if I hadn't covered up completely from head to toe in Savannah. :-)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Just Got In...

And there are 2.1 pounds less of me than this time last week, bringing my total to 30.7 pounds lost in just under 3 months.

I am literally stunned. I was driving over there this morning and I felt thinner. There are weeks you can feel it and this is one of them. My clothes fit better, everything feels better (much less back pain, my feet don't hurt from standing after a little while, etc.), and I have a much better outlook on life in general.

I need to find a pre-WW picture and take a -30 picture :-)

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Knee Update

So, I went to the orthopedist today for my first post-PT check up. I was nervous because frankly, my knee is grinding like crazy. when I put my hand on my knee and bend, I can feel crunching. However, the ortho seemed very pleased with things. Driving still aggravates it the worst. If I am stuck in the car for longer than about 30 minutes, I can hardly walk when I get out of the car. You can imagine that this week has been a real challenge.

So I mentioned that and he explained the problem. Most people's knees, when they bed, are like roller blades gliding along linoleum. Mine are like roller blades trying to plow through plush carpet (in terms of the fact that my cartilage is soft).

So, I am supposed to keep up with the PT at least through the end of the month, if not longer. But the good news is this: with small modifications, I can go back to doing aerobics. I did some tonight, skipping the lunges and hard parts on the legs, and it felt so great. I got through the entire DVD. It made me so happy.

And I found out something interesting doing it: The upper body work out I was doing in lieu of the aerobics has really strengthened my arms. The worst part of the Sweating DVD's for me was the arms, and now I can breeze through that no problem. I am thrilled with that. I'll be doing the upper body stuff in the morning, since it's a quick 10 minutes, and the rest in the evening.

Our leader has us this week thinking of the Olympics and said that each time we hear something about the Olympics, we should think about what we can do to get some extra AP's, and that ideally, WW wants you to get 4 per day. So at least for the end of this week, I'm going to try pushing it just a little bit. I want to have a good weigh in in only 3 days. I think I might... The signs are positive. Today at work, I arrived in a skort because I didn't have time to come home and get changed after the orthopedist this morning. I got compliments ranging from "Sassy!" to "Sweet!" to "You look so good!" to "you look so cute!" And two men actually held doors for me in the past week :-) That's pretty stinkin' nice too.

Let's hope it translates to the scales!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

I Just HAD to Inch Ahead

Well, despite a real bad week, I managed a slight loss of 0.8. Just a few short ounces ahead of my pal RW. Although I'm sure he'll kick my ass on Monday.

It was definitely not a good week, so I am oh-so-happy to have lost anything at all. On Tuesday, I grossly miscalculated one meal and was over my extra weekly points by 3.5 points. I wound up doing all my workouts plus walked around our block in the heat to make up for it, bringing me back under the 35 points by the end of that day. The rest of the week I was very strict with myself, but it was hard.

I'm hoping this week to see 30 pounds gone. I only have 1.4 to go to get there and it would make me happy to reach that milestone.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

I Have Had a Lapse

I got a little depressed Sunday and yesterday and I just let the chips fall where they may and started eating. Last night, I got home and put in all the food I'd eaten and I really did a bad thing. I'm still within my weekly limits, but for the first time ever, I dipped into my weekly points, and in 2 days consumed 28 of them.

In the cool light of day, I realize I could have called my husband, could have taken a walk, done a crossword puzzle, anything to distract myself. But instead, I sat and ate. Book club did me no favors--the food was so good, I didn't want to prevent myself from eating whatever the heck I wanted.

I came home and did 20 minutes of exercise at 11:00 last night, but it was half-hearted and compared to the aerobics I'm used to doing, what can I say? It's not going to do much.

So I'm back on the wagon as of this morning, and fortunately I do have the points left over that I don't have to worry about it. Still, I hope that I won't allow myself to slip like that again. It was very, very worrying that it just went so far.

Saturday, August 2, 2008


Just when I was starting to despair (a weigh in at the PT clinic this week showed a loss of a scant .6 pounds), I stepped on the scales this morning and found a loss of 3.4!!! My 10% goal is so close I can taste it. Ha ha. I really hope to make it by my birthday, which is 3 weeks from today.

And I got my 25 pound award. It felt so good to hold it in my hands this morning while everyone applauded for me. We have such a good and supportive group there. There were 3 of us who hit big this week--me at 25, another woman at 45, and a gentleman at 75.

I am now down 27.8 pounds. I honestly can't believe it. I never thought that this would work. I am actually looking forward to my physical this year--my doctor, I think, will be very pleased. Not that he's ever said anything about my weight, but, still, I think he'll be happy about it.

Anyway, hope everyone has a great weekend. We'll be busy, as usual. Visitors from Charlotte tomorrow, plus my dad is rolling in, although he's staying at my sister's. The General leaves for Boston on Friday, so I'm going to have a footloose and fancy free bachelorette weekend. Any ladies wanna come on down?