Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Weight Watchers - coming full circle

I joined Weight Watchers today. I'm just ready for some structure in my life and when I was doing South Beach, I was very black and white about it. It's hard because with South Beach, there are so many things you can't eat that if you're at a lunch meeting, and they serve a sandwich of some kind, you're kinda SOL. So, I've decided to try Weight Watchers again. I have a friend at work going with me and I think that could be a HUGE thing for me. I need a buddy to navigate this with - one that I see every day. A lot of people do this with their spouse. But my spouse is skinny and he's no help! :)

I'll check back with some details from the meeting tomorrow.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


I have been going to a "bootcamp" type workout at my gym for over a year now. I haven't always been too dedicated but I go. There is a newer class at my gym on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings called BODYPUMP. I tried it this morning and OMG I think I'm hooked. It's a weight bar routine and you burn out one muscle group before moving on to the next. I absolutely don't think I'll walk right tomorrow but you better I'll be back on Tuesday!

Gain? WHAAAT??

I gained 1.8 lbs this week. Not sure why. I started working out and for some reason, when I start working out, I gain weight at first. I'm trying to not obsess over this. But I'm not happy. 2 weeks of work and I've lost....1.6 pounds? Not very inspiring.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wednesday Weigh In #1

Today was my first weigh in - down 3.4 pounds. To be honest, I'm not 100% happy with that. I wanted to be down more than that my first week and the scale was down. But for some reason, I'm retaining mad water and my fingers and feet are both swollen (umm, maybe the extreme heat we're having) and the scale reflected. So hopefully that means next week will be a bigger number loss too. 8 weeks until LA and my first goal of 20 pounds!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

i get a little scale obsessed

Here's a funny quirk about me and the scale. When I'm being "good" I tend to get on the scale everyday. When I'm "bad" I avoid it like the plague. Since I'm being good, I jumped on this morning and guess what? I liked what I saw. When you eat right, the scale normally rewards you. Novel concept, no? :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010


I have the lovely sugar withdraw headache that South Beach brings. I know I will be over it tomorrow or next but still, it's not a lot of fun.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

It's the small things

So I may be posting a lot the first few weeks. It may be what keeps me sane when I have a headache from sugar withdraw and I can't eat popcorn.

My hubby and almost-five-year-old met me for lunch today. I haven't seen her since Friday (she was at Grandma's) and she wanted Fazolli's. Fine. I just went, didn't eat and just spent my time talking to her. She didn't even notice I wasn't eating. Came back, sat on my stability ball at my desk and now I'm eating.

I can do this!

It's almost like the first day of school

So my Monday start didn't happen due to this crazy illness. So I decided Wednesday was the start date. I'm only feeling 25-30% better but the show must go on and I must not miss any more work. So here I am.

Last night I checked my plan, made the food I neeed to make for today and packed my lunch and snacks. I'm all set for a successful day. Here is what that looks like:

veggie quiche
V8 juice


deli meat/cheese roll-up
cucumber/laughing cow

greek yogurt w/sugar free jelly

turkey brat

not sure - didn't plan this

Monday, August 2, 2010


Today was to be day one of 'the diet' and I'm sick. Like can't get off the couch sick. Guess it'll have to wait.