I’m going to mark this goal as “complete”. In following Weight Watchers, and exercising regularly, I’m not bringing unhealthy food into my house, and my kids have to eat healthy as a natural consequence. I’m also very adamant to avoid sugar, reading all food labels before I buy them in the grocery store. I don’t ever want to see my son having 7 cavities at once EVER again!!!
This past week since I’ve been on Weight Watchers, I’ve been trying to aim to get 4 activity points/day for a total of 28 activity points/week. I did pretty well in that I got about 21 or 22 activity points in. This week I want to keep the momentum going in continually following the weight-lifting schedule that I have devised. I want to try to do extra cardio where I can too. Today I’m going to the gym and going to work out on the X-Trainer for a total of 8 activity points. Yesterday, I got 5 activity points of weight-lifting in, so I’m doing well. I’m feeling really good about myself too that I’m doing this. I’m sore everywhere, but my mind feels great!
This past Wednesday, June 22nd, I went to my second weekly meeting at Weight Watchers, and I was down 1 lb, so now I’m 199.4. I’ll have to admit that I was a little disappointed because I worked so hard all week in watching what I ate, as well as regularly exercising, so I thought I would be down at least 2 lbs. Oh well, I have to give myself credit where credit is due. I’m still 10 lbs less than I was last September (209.8 lbs), and I checked the previous WW log I had, and I’m currently at the lowest weight I achieved on that log. That means if I’m down next week, I’ll be the lowest I’ve been on WW since September 2004. I was also doing some heavy-duty weight lifting this past week so I may have gained some muscle mass, which may also explain the loss of only 1 lb. I have to keep up this positive motion I’m on…
OK, I don’t think this goal will be as hard to attain as my other 2 goals. I think this one will come naturally as a result of the other 2, and I’ll feel so much better as a parent too.
Well, I bit the bullet and joined Weight Watchers yesterday on my birthday. As of yesterday, I was 200.4 lbs, and I officially started the program today. Yesterday was my birthday, so I partied and drank, but today, I’m starting anew. I give myself credit because I’m still 9 lbs less than I was last September, and 17 lbs less than I was after having my 1st child 8 years ago. I have a ways to go, but I have to look at my goals & break them up into smaller goals to make them more attainable. My first goal is to weigh 195 lbs.
Today was my first day that I was allowed to exercise again post-surgery. I went for a 1-hour walk during my lunch break with a co-worker. Unfortunately, the pace was a little slower than what I would have liked, and we only walked 3.5 km in this time (my goal is approximately 5 km in an hour). But, I still give myself credit that I did exercise today.
On Friday I found out that my almost 3-year-old son had 7 cavities!!! I feel like the worst mother on earth!!! Now the poor little guy has to have surgery (be put to sleep) in October in order to have all those fillings done. Don’t get me wrong – my kids really know how to put the pressure on to have candy, but this was definitely a wake-up call. Today, I went grocery shopping, reading all labels, and I made sure nothing I bought contained any sugar in it. I told the kids to get used to it, as well as brushing their teeth at least twice/day.
I have been going on & off of Weight Watchers since last September & I really want to make it work this time round. I was doing pretty good between September – February, when I lost 10 lbs, but I just sort of lost my groove after that. Probably a deep-seated low self-esteem that I’m afraid of all I’ll be able to accomplish/become at a healthy weight. Time to get over that and do something about it!!! I choose Wednesday as my weigh-in day because mid-week sometimes is a clearer estimate as to how you’re really doing on your diet, plus it’s the middle of the week, so it’s less likely I’ll miss the meeting, which I attend during my lunch time from work. The beginning or ends of the week are more likely to be days that I may be off from work, which I would then excuse to also miss the meetings. I’m trying to cut down on possible excuses to miss meetings.
I’m recovering from surgery and my doctor has advised me not to start exercising again until June 16th. I bought my cross trainer over a year ago, and it has yet to be well-used. I moved it down to my basement a couple of weeks ago for 2 reasons – one is because on the main floor, my non-air-conditioned house gets hotter than Hades in the summer, and it was just way too uncomfortable – the basement remains nice & cool which is good for working out – two is because I was just staring at an ugly blank wall while working out on the cross trainer on the main floor, which was boring & depressing – in the basement I can watch TV. If nothing good is on at 4:30 am, when I plan on waking up to use it before work, I want to start taping Dr. Phil & watching that while I’m working out.