Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The cup doth overflow!

Last Tuesday night, after a slight gain (I’ve been going up and down for awhile), I set a new mini goal for myself. I had barely been using any of my 28 activity points each week, and need to kick it up a notch. So over the last seven days, I exercised on 6 of them and used 21 points. While not the total amount, for as lax as I’ve been, that was a huge difference.

So when I had my weigh-in last night, I had finally really reached into the 280’s where I intend to stay, unless it’s lower. My official weight is 287 pounds! I lost 3.2 pounds this week! This is my second biggest loss, and I think the other time, when I lost 4 pounds, it was because I had worked out more that time too. I am 2 pounds away from a 5% loss with weight watchers and a 10% loss from my original starting weight!!!

This week, my very-mini goals are to use all my activity points again, track everything I eat daily, and to drink 6 cups of water each day. I know we’re supposed to drink 8, but I’m really struggling getting it there, so I figure I’ll set it a little low, and then work my way up when it becomes more of a habit. I’m already up to 4 cups today, because of this goal, so it’s working!

Starting tonight, I’m going to exercise again. The other day, I did Leslie Sansone’s 3-mile walk, and made it through without really any struggle. Weight Watchers is starting a walking program to get us walking a 5k (I think) by June 6th. I think since I don’t have a problem walking that far, maybe I’ll turn to the couch to 5k again, and make it a jogging program for me. I did day one again last week (I switched among several different exercises) and made it through it, so I should be able to do it again. My only problem is that I don’t like to do it alone. I don’t quite feel safe on my road by myself anymore, and I also like the company. I met another girl yesterday at WW who’s interested in the Couch to 5k as well, so she said she would like to do it with me. We exchanged info and I’m going to see if she wants to try it out on Friday. Hopefully, she’ll actually show up, as opposed to the other two girls who said they were interested.

I’m really looking forward to this upcoming week. I’m feeling really positive about this journey I’m on, and am excited to continue seeing results.

1 comment:

  1. Yaay for you! Congrats on your loss!! You must feel so awesome to see your hard work pay off. You worked hard and got results! That is excellent motivation. I too set myself a mini goal this week and hope to see equally great results tomorrow when I weigh in. Keep up the good work Laura!