Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Weight Loss Wednesday; Week 4 recap

I got a huge surprise when I weighed in this week - I was down 3.4 pounds. My four-week total is 10.8 pounds lost. To say that I was excited was a bit of an understatement.

The only problem is, I don't feel like I lost 10 pounds in the past month. I didn't take any pictures when I first started. (I was too embarrassed.) So now I don't have anything to look at and compare myself to now. I also didn't take measurements. Today is officially my one month anniversary with Weight Watchers so I decided to take some pictures today. I took them from three different angles and then put a reminder in my phone to do the same thing a month from today. My husband also offered to help me do some measurements tonight so I'll have that too.

I did also get a really nice message from my sister-in-law. I had mentioned not seeing a real difference and she sent me two selfies of myself side-by-side. Slightly different angles, but it did show me that changes are happening, and I just need to stick with it.

Are you on a weight loss journey? Do you take progress pictures? Do you find them motivating?

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Weight Loss Wednesday; Week 3 Recap

Well, it happened. When I weighed in this week I was up 1 pound.

I definitely expected it though, I went out Friday night with my co-workers and then we had a family birthday party on Saturday. I made better choices than I would have (halibut and roasted vegetable instead of fish and chips) but I still had cheese cake Friday, black forest cake Saturday, and multiple alcoholic beverages both nights.

I struggled a bit on Sunday to get myself back on track, but I managed. So far Monday and Tuesday have been good days in terms of eating. I really need to get some exercise into my weekly routine, but I'm having a hard time with that. I did have a ringette game Monday night and another one tonight so that will definitely help in the exercise category.

One of the things I've been finding lately is that I'm not being fussy about what I eat. If it's within my points, I'll eat it. But I'm not making sure I'm getting enough water, and I'm definitely not eating enough vegetables. This journey needs to be about more than getting "skinny," I want to get healthy too.

So I set myself three goals for this week, including eat more vegetables. I'm definitely doing better with veggies so far this week, I bought a big bag of sugar snap peas at Costco and I've been having them with my lunch. I also had salad with my supper last night, even though Jonathan (my husband) decided to just have a burger and fries. And I started putting spinach back in my morning smoothies. It's only been two days though, so I'm not going to celebrate just yet. :-)