Friday, 25 November 2011

My First Week in Review

It has been my first week back at it! However I will start from Saturday, day 2 of being back at it! I made a delicious (if I do say so myself) anniversary dinner for my fiance and I. Roast chicken with veggies, Weight Watchers Corn Bread (which was only meh...little dry), and for dessert a lemon pie, also a WW Recipe, but this one was 2 thumbs up! I was off to a great start.

Until Sunday....I went Condo shopping with my parents (I am a real estate agent by trade) and by 1pm I was starving and they wanted Swiss Chalet. I forgot my WW eating out book so I was left to guess. I must have had a brain fart cause I ordered the Chicken Wrap and Ceasar Salad. I know it is common knowledge that restaurant Ceasar Salads are the worst, but for some reason, it slipped my mind when I placed my order.

Well lets just say that meal alone was about 30 points! I just blew through my flex points and to put it bluntly, felt like shit about it! Anyways, nothing I could do about it, it was already in my tummy. Live and bring my freaking book next time!
Anyways, the rest of the week was decent. Mad cravings but that is to be expected. I finally got on the scale this week and was down half a pound. I won't lie, I was dissapointed but at the same time, I am still down, even after a not so steller first week. AND THAT'S WHEN IT HIT ME!

Weight Watchers works, if you stick with it is really does, and even though I ate almost all my flex, I did not go over, I did not ruin my diet and I still lost. If I stop at any point, my journey stops and this weight will never come off. It was a setback, it sucks, but sometimes shit just happens. I am not going to let my mind get in the way of my body losing weight.

This is my resolve for this week. As I want the weight to come off fast, I am cutting the flex points in half to 25. This should speed up my weight loss to about a pound per week which keeps me motivated. This makes it harder but I have to keep in mind, I want to do it this way to lose it faster.

Now my only thought....why did I start this 4 weeks until Christmas...Stay tuned for Holiday Survival Guides and Mind over Taste Bud Cravings!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

It's Been a Very...Very...Long time

Hello Fellow Bloggers,

Well it happened and I have been too ashamed to blog about it until now. I fell off the wagon...hard! My grandmother died, I went away to the funeral and it all fell to hell. This was in May. It is now November and I am hating myself again. I have gained back the weight I lost and I am not a happy camper. What I swore would only be 1 week while I was away with my family turned into Spring and then turned into Summer and with vacation and how hard it is to eat well at the cottage, I put off getting back on the wagon until Labour Day. That has now come and gone and the winter blues have set in and unhappiness with my body is returning.

After a long, heartfelt talk with my now Fiance (yes we got engaged) and how I want to look really good for our wedding and lose my double chin, I decided if I don't do anything about my weight, and my wedding comes, I will be so unbelievably dissapointed in myself. Let me make this clear, I am not losing weight to be skinny on my wedding day, I am using my wedding day as my motivation, as my end date on when this has to be done by.

My Fiance is a very healthy, very fit guy who works out very hard at least 3-4 days a week. I don't get where his motivation comes from, but I applaud him. In a moment of honesty he told me he loves me as I am but my tummy fat is what concern him, as whatever tummy fat I can pinch, about twice as much is coating my abdomen and organs...which scared the crap out of me. He advised me to lose as much weight as it took to get my tummy down 2-3 inches, which on my small 5'2'' frame is about 20 pounds.

As I start right now, I weight in at 168.2 pounds this morning. My goal is 1/2 a pound a week using Weight Watchers. My goal weight is 150 and which time I will reevaluate if I want to continue losing or maintain. That means August of 2012 I should be at my goal weight, with a year to spare before my wedding, time for toning and keeping the weight off.

Anyways, I will keep you updated on my journey, as I am not more motivated then ever. Your comments and thoughts are greatly appreciated as they keep me going.

And don't worry I will keep my new recipes coming!