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Weekly Goals.

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My weekly goals start on Thursdays and end the following Wednesday… this follows my week for Weight Watchers.

Current Weight: 189.6

This is nothing to exciting but still exciting. I didn’t lose much weight over the past 2 weeks. There was a major holiday, snow, crazy work, the death of an old pet, an emergency operation on my cat that lives at my folks, and a cold. But, I did manage to walk, do yoga, skip a major food holiday, AND get out of the 190s!

Weekly Goals.

  • Track using Weight Watchers new PointsPlus system
  • give up candy/cookies
  • do yoga twice a week
  • eat more fruit! Now, all fruit is free on Weight Watchers! FREE! Free is one of my favorite F words..
  • attack the mess of the kitchen
  • read through at least one of the many magazines taking up coffee table space
  • walk 25 miles for the week
  • plan a lunch date with an old friend
  • sort through clothes, again, and send off the old stuff

Have a happy week!

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December 2, 2010 at 8:16 pm

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Weekly Goals.

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I attend my weekly Weight Watchers meeting on Wednesday, from here on out I think I’m gonna post my weekly weight on Thursday. Yup, I’m gonna be one of those bloggers.

Current weight: 190.0

I’m at the weight I was before I went on vacation. Nothing exciting, but I’ll take it!

GOALS THIS WEEK.

  • track daily
  • exercise at least 4 days
  • decrease candy intake
  • don’t lose my mind due to Thanksgiving insanity at work
  • yoga x 2
  • keep breakfast under 4 points


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November 19, 2010 at 8:21 pm

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My 4 day eating binge.

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Oh hai!

Current Weight: 191.0

So a week or so back, I had this horrible string of days where I binged. I ate everything. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Snacks, more snacks, cookies, pie, wine, more snacks. There was no exercise for a week.

I worked from Sept. 21st to 27th without a day off. 7 days straight. I didn’t work my normal shifts at work, I was covering 2 vacations. I worked until 11 on night, only to turn around and be back at work at 11 the next morning. I had night where there was a BBQ for 9 people at my house. Our friend’s mom stayed at our house Saturday through Tuesday morning. There was no going to bed early or sleeping in late. There was plenty of food that I don’t normally eat. I felt obligated to be at my house to help engage conversation. I was so exhausted that my body didn’t seem to know that it was full, and I ate enough to where I was and should have been full. But, I kept on eating. I started each day tracking, hoping that the whole thing would be over, but it went until Monday. I ran out of weekly WW points on Friday night. I was super up set to see that I didn’t have any extra points to play with, but was in the negative.I stopped tracking the last 2 days of my WW week.

Our house guest left on Tuesday morning. Kevin asked if I wanted to do something Tuesday night. No. NO. I was finally able to say no. I just wanted to be at home, do nothing, and talk to no one.

So, Tuesday night…I ran to the gym to active my free 3 month pass. I came home.  Ate a huge ass salad. Took a bath, reshaped my eyebrows, trimmed my nails, and went to bed early. I took care of me.

Wednesday, I tracked my breakfast in eTools on my phone. I felt at ease to see that I had my 35 weekly points restored. I went to yoga. I went to the gym. I weighted myself  at home and then at a meeting. The scale was down?!?!

I went to my meeting. I was down 3.2. I was super shocked, and my leader said my binge probably wasn’t as bad as I thought it was.  I really wanted a gain as a punishment. I was okay with a loss but I really felt like she wasn’t hearing I didn’t want positive encouragement. I ate uncontrollably and it wasn’t like me at all.

This week, has been so much better. I’m back on track. I know where I went wrong. I’m moving forward in life and down on the scale.

The number one thing that caused my binge? Exhaustion, lack of exercise and not feeling like I could take the time for myself while being a hostess.

On a super happy note…

  • I walked something like 27 miles between Sept. 29 through Oct. 5th!
  • I also bought new running shoes!
  • I bought a sweater from Banana Republic and it’s a medium!

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October 6, 2010 at 2:39 pm

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Another entry about weight loss…

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Fat Stats:

Start of WW in May 2008: 230

Today: 193.4

Goal: 155ish

Weight needed to be lost to reach goal: 38.4

Oh yes. I even took a bunch of time off of WW to get some other crap figured out without gaining more than a 3 pounds.

I’m on vacation for the next 2 weeks. I don’t head back to work until August 16th. I’m not going anywhere rad this August, I’m just chilling at home. I have lots of stuff I plan on doing. But, I’m super excited to get back on track and lose more weight..

I’m slow at losing weight. I’m okay with it being slow. Some weeks I lose 2 pounds, other weeks I gain 1. Either way, I’m down with it. Some weeks I’m all about exercising. Some weeks, I’m all about stuffing my face. Either way, I’m using Weight Watchers because it works for me. It works well for my food allergies and possible disease. I’m also super stoked because WW has a iPhone app and I can record stuff as I’m eating.

Yeah, back to being on vacation. So I’m doing things I want to do. And I want to exercise. I want to roast veggies. I want to read books. I want to get back into really eating healthy and not having to think about it. I’m getting my motorcycle endorsement. I’m cleaning house. I’m turning 32.

Basically, I’m getting out of auto pilot mode. See ya July… Hello August.

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August 2, 2010 at 11:19 am

Yay mom…

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Whoa dudes…

What’s new? Nothing, really.

Or it was really gross and cold earlier in the week and today it was amazingly beautiful with highs in the 60s.

Or I bought a big ass purse.

Or I joined Weight Watchers again. Ugh. So I have a love hate relationship with this program. Or, maybe I needed a huge break in order to figure out what was wrong with my guts. But, the truth is Weight Watchers works for me… just like my mom swears that South Beach is the greatest thing on the plant and helped her lose 30 pounds and she’s stayed within that 30 pounds range give or take 5 pounds for something like 5+ years.

Speaking of moms… so I have a weird relationship with my mom and its been that way for years, like maybe 27 of them. I love my mom… because she is my mom. When I was a kidlet my mom didn’t work so she could raise my brother and I. She was totally hands on. When I was 9 or so she got a job working in the school district, this drove me nuts and still sort of does. She does some pretty neat stuff for hobbies. We don’t always  see eye to eye and we have very different out looks on life. My mom seems to be pretty happy and such and tries very hard to understand my depression. I think my mom had finally gotten to the point where she is okay that I don’t want to have children. My mom is only 21 years older than I am. My mom is my mom and that’s really all there is to it…. I love you mom, and thank you for listening to me and trying the best you can, to understand me.

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May 8, 2010 at 10:31 pm

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Cha cha cha changes!

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quinoa

Look at this yummy bowl of stuff I made for lunch!

  • 1/3 cup red quinoa
  • 2/3 cup water
  • hand full of washed and trimmed brussels sprouts, halved and sautéed in some EVOO and cayenne
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp Tapatío sauce
  • 1 tsp olive oil

So I’m changing my ways, again. I’ve been inspired by strange things, again. It has to do with being healthy, again.

(This post might be long, but no one reads my blog anyway.)

So. I went to Napa and Oregon and had a wonderful time. I gained 5 pounds in 2 weeks but was okay with it because I had limited exercise, lots of great beer and wine, and consumed a lot of bread.  I cut out the bread again and lost the 5 pounds. Since I have returned home, mind you this was August, I have been trying to be wheat free. I feel better without wheat… no bloating, no painful gas, and my skin seems to look the best it has looked a long time. I feel lighter, even when the scale says I’m not.

Since I’ve been home I’ve also gone on crazy walks, done lots of stretching and did one session of my Pilates DVD. Yay exercise! My back loves it when I have my crap together and exercise. But, the weather has started to turn and it has been on and off rainy. Oh Seattle, sometimes you make me wonder why I love you… What is one to do for exercize when walking in the rain bums you out?

So. Where does this leave me? Um, I guess it leaves me to using google reader and reading about other people and their lives and clicking on their links and winding up at Heather Eats Almond Butter. Heather is truly beautiful and looks so healthy and radiant! She seemed to have this love for kabocha squash, oats, and almond butter. I added her to google reader and looked forward to her posts. She too is a massage therapist, although she still does it professionally I don’t.

Okay, and her is the bit about Weight Watchers and how I’m not sure on where to go from here. I joined Weight Watchers in May of 2008 at a ripe weight of 230. Right away I lost weight, I was stoked. The program really worked. But I was a slow weight loser. I also gained a few times. It is now November 2009. I’m so sick of counting points. I’ve learned so many things. I’ve changed my BMI to overweight instead of obese. I discovered last year, after gaining 8 pounds and caving, I really enjoy the meetings and my leader. For a while, I was obsessed with weight loss. But now, I’m sort of over it and want to be more fit and lean. I’m 31 and I feel beautiful but I need to eat better and focus my energy on something else now.

Hmm. So I’m looking at these blogs about all these amazing healthy people who look fantastic and do yoga a few times a week. Hey, I can do that! I can do yoga in my spare room in the basement. I can be lean if I do Pilates a few times a week? Sweet. I can eat a bunch of oats for 2 points instead of a packet of oatmeal with extra shit in it that I don’t need for 2 points? I can roast any sort of veggie I want! I can buy all this amazing food at a discount, be in the kitchen and make myself healthier, too! I don’t want to join a gym again, but I can stop at the community center and work out on their equiptment for $3 when I choose? All these great resources are around me, but sometimes I guess it takes a bit for this to click.

Maybe this all started when I decided I was going to give up bread and wheat after vacation. Or maybe I’m bored. Maybe I feel better knowing winter is on it’s way and am looking for motivation to stay busy. Either way, I think I like where it is going.  And after having this thing not work out with our new dog, I’m happy to have a focus just up ahead.

So back to the whole Weight Watchers thing… I’ve decided to eat the way I feel like I should be eating. No soy, no wheat, less sugar, less coffee, more grains, more tea. I’ll walk my crazy walks when I can. I’ll work out at the community center once a week. I’ll do yoga and Pilates at home. I’ll track points and still a Weight Watchers member for the next 2 months.  But, I won’t stress about my grains being high in points. I won’t stress that 1 tablespoon of almond butter is 2 points. I’ll eat when I’m hungry. I’ll eat better meals. I’ll eat less crap. I’ll eat less sugar. I’ll track points and weigh in every week, but not freak about my points.

Cha cha changes!

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November 12, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Whats a Weight Watcher to do?

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So I have dilemma…

I’ve lost 35ish pounds with Weight Watchers. The program really works. I thought the meetings weren’t my thing but I really enjoy them. But, I’m really over the whole counting points bit.

I either need to get my shit together and get back to counting points or move on and use some of the skills I learned at Weight Watchers and just use them for the rest of my life.

Or, maybe just take the month off? I’m really unsure on what I want to do… I know part of it has had to do with my post summer funk but blah…

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November 10, 2009 at 5:07 pm

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No longer obese!!

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I will admit, my weight loss has been slow. But, I’ve still lost 40 pounds.

My current weight is 197. To me this is very exciting becuase I can’t remember the last time I was at this weight, or I guess I do but not since some crazy year like 2002.

The exciting news for me is my BMI is 29.8. I am now considered to be overweight! I’m not longer considered to be obese! I’m excited because it was a small goal I was looking towards and I made it!

A new season of The Biggest Loser has started. I was really into this show when it first started, but haven’t watched in few seasons. I’m excited to watch this season, I’m also hoping it will help keep me extra motivated this fall/winter. I’ve watched the fisrt episode already, and plan to watch the second this weekend. There are 2 things I dislike about the show though… and they are that it gives people the idea that losing 15 pounds a week is where its at and all the crazy yelling Jillian does.

As hard as losing weight is and can be, it is 110% worth it. I feel fantastic! I can walk 6 miles straight. I can wear cuter clothes. People flirt with me more. I’m more flexible. I can squeeze into smaller places. I weigh almost 50lbs less than my spousual unit. I’m probably adding years to my life. It may cost $40 a month to do Weight Watchers but I’m sticking to this for life.. the rest of it.

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September 24, 2009 at 10:07 am

Back under 2

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So I was recently under 200lbs. Boy was a stoked!

But, I was almost to close and kind of relaxed a bit. It was insanely hot, I had 2 ear infections in 2 weeks and then went on vacation

I went on vacation. I drank wine and beer. I ate bread. I had cheese burgers. I ate desserts. I didn’t work out for a month.

I hoped on the scale after all of this and it said 202.6. Yup, I had gained about 4 pounds in a month. Eeep. I’ve been to 2 Weight Watchers meetings since I came home on the 14th.

Back to reality… I’m eating my normal everyday fare and walking my 2.5 miles about every other day, pushing myself twice this week to do 5 miles.

As of this moment in time I am back at 199.6.

This feels good and I’m staying back on track. I can’t wait to be at 195, 5 pounds away from 200 will make me feel safer.

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August 30, 2009 at 11:20 am

Smallest gain possible… how is that possible?

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So.

Last week we ate everything in sight. Bread. A lot of alcohol one night. At least 5 or so pieces of cheesecake over the weekend, (I had to try all 4 of the flavors, no?). We didn’t exercise a drop. We went to 2 gatherings in 2 days and came home with a sore back from so much sitting. Yep, we’re on Weight Watchers but who knew?! We count points, no way?! Last week, after using up all of my extra weekly points in something like 2 days if not less… I decided I’d take the week off and own up to what the scale said.

I was expecting a big weight gain, something like 2 or 3 pounds. I made it under 200 at the end of June and was pretty stoked about it… but I also kept in mind that I had been sick a week or so prior and not had any sort of appetite for 3 days as well.

So yesterday I got all ready to go to my weigh in… and I stepped on the scale. It said 199.4.

Um, yeah, I ate like a cow and I only gained .2 pounds? I ate all that cheese cake and only gained a tenth of a pound? How can that be?! And that was at 4:30p, after I had eatten a breakfast and some sort of lunch stuff. But, my leader said I might not have a significant gain this week but, it could show up next week instead.

We’re going to try our hardest to make sure that that doesn’t happen.

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July 9, 2009 at 6:28 pm

It maybe hot, but I don’t want to see your flab.

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So it has been hot in these parts, or I guess Seattle…

And I’ve seen so many overly, over weight people in little amounts of clothing on.

The truth is, it grosses me out.

Yeah, okay wait..

Yes, I weigh 200 pounds. And at one point in time I weighed 58 pounds more.

But, I don’t leave the house with my gut, ass or tits hanging out all over the place.  I try to wear clothing that fits properly. I make sure you can’t see my underware or bra.  If it is 90° and you happen to see my underware or bra, you must be sitting next to me on my back porch, in my basement, or in my bedroom.

It may be hot but have some class.

But this also makes me want to run up to people and tell them “Weight Watchers will set you free!!” Cut the shit and try something that really works!

Maybe some people are really content being fat and looking like hell, but I’m not one of them.

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June 10, 2009 at 7:03 pm

Weight loss, rethought.

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So.

I’ve been doing Weight Watchers since May. I did okay at first. I lost my 10%. Then I put back on some weight. I’ve been losing and gaining the same 5 or so pounds for a while.

Since I’ve joined, I’ve pretty much done everything online. I’ve been to 2 meetings. I’m not a “group” person.

I’m giving in. I’m not losing weight like I’d like to. I’m going to start going to meetings.  Maybe going to meetings will help, or maybe it will make me want to pull my hair out. Either way, I’m hoping that I’ll have better results.

Here’s to restarting?

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February 19, 2009 at 11:28 am

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