Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Weigh In Wednesday - 3/18/09

Last week I told you I was living the weight loss roller coaster. With all the ups and actually more downs than ups, I decided to join Weight Watchers. I had followed (without meetings) the program back in 2007 from January - March. I had lost 30 lbs! Yes, 30 lbs and I felt great! Since that time, I've gained it back plus some. I decided to give it another try but this time I'm attending the meetings. Not only have I been held accountable for my weight loss, I've met some wonderful ladies.

This week I lost 1.0 pounds according to my scale (1.2 lbs at WW). I still have .2 lbs that I had gained before I'm back at my starting point. I'm going to add my WW information under my yearly goal information at the bottom. One thing that I still need to work on is working out. Now that the weather is getting nicer, I've found that I spend more time outside playing with the kids but that's about it. I have a treadmill in my family room and a YMCA membership that's yelling at me to use them. I think I'm going to make some adjustments to our schedule to fit them in.

One thing that I learned this week is that physical activity doesn't necessarily increase appetite. Exercise is an emotional challenge and after emotional challenges we're conditioned to look for rewards. Yep, there are people out there that will eat as a reward. Drink liquids first to see if that will satisfy you. If not, try a healthy snack like fruit.

There are times that we feed ourselves as rewards but we also celebrate by eating. We go out to dinner to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other events. As we discussed today, you need to be in control of your emotions and don't feed it! Find a way to distract yourself - with a walk, exercise, stretching, knitting, or even reading a book but don't head to the kitchen. It's really not going to make you feel better except for the few minutes right after you feed the emotion. This is one area that I really lack in...I will eat because I'm bored. So, today I've made a list of 25 things I can do when I get the "I must eat because I'm bored" feeling. We'll see if it helps.

My goal this week is to drop 1.2 pounds and workout for at least 30 minutes 4 days this week. I'm also continuing to document my food intake and points. Would it help you in finding WW friendly choice if I go back to posting on here? I did it for quite a while last year and have been considering adding it back.

How did you do this week? What challenges are you facing? Are you seeing that you are more active now that the temperatures are warming up?

Goal 12/31/09 56.2
2009 Weight Loss-to-date .2

Weight Watcher Weight Loss

Goal #1 5
Weight Loss (since 3/11/09)

1 comment:

Gina said...

Good for u! Glad you liked the stuffed peppers. Thanks for the comment!