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Week 8 Weigh-In: Inching Along

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I lost another 1.2 pounds this week. I don’t know how or why. I did not track at all. I ate whatever I wanted. The only thing that I can attribute the loss to is the fact that I have been under an enormous amount of stress and have not had much of an appetite. I do not condone this method, but it is what it is. I am thankful for the loss. Prayers are always welcome and much appreciated! 🙂

This weeks stats:

Starting Weight: 211.2 lbs.

Current Weight: 201.8 lbs.

Goal: 150 lbs

Total Loss: 9.4 lbs.

 51.8 lbs. to go !!! 🙂

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Week 7 Weigh-In: Well, I Didn’t Gain

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This has been a rough week. I have had major final papers due in both classes and had to say goodbye to a friend. It has been stressful and emotional and, quite frankly, I just didn’t put that much effort into tracking. So, I didn’t lose anything. The up side, I didn’t gain either. Looking forward to a better week to come! 🙂 Prayers are welcome and sincerely appreciated!

Starting Weight: 211.2 lbs.

Current Weight: 203 lbs.

Goal: 150 lbs

Total Loss: 8.2 lbs.

Still 53 lbs. to go !!! 🙂

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Week 6 Weigh-In: Dazed and Confused

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Today’s weigh-in showed a weight loss of 2.2 pounds! I like that number…very much…BUT, I don’t understand why? I did not eat well this week as I had planned. In fact, I ate horribly!

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Not only that, but my daily points allowance went from 32 to 31 (which happens as you lose weight). This is great! But why? I don’t understand! The last few weeks I have eaten my daily points allowance (no more, no less) and never touched the extra 49 points they give you for the week. Well, you know what my numbers have looked like. Now this week I ate what I wanted…burgers, bread, angel cupcakes that my sister special ordered for me, dips…you get the picture. I continued to track and figured that I used all of my daily points everyday plus all of the 49 weekly points and I lost more weight this week than any other week since I started WW over a month ago!!!

I am happy…really, but I don’t understand why? And if I don’t understand why I lost more weight, then I won’t know how to do it again. I cannot expect to eat they way that I ate this week and continue to lose weight…but oh how lovely that would be! IDK…dazed and confused, but grateful! I will take this number and be happy with it!

Starting Weight: 211.2 lbs.

Current Weight: 203 lbs.

Goal: 150 lbs

Total Loss: 8.2 lbs.

53 lbs. to go!!! 🙂

 

Lunch of the Day, 7/21

Yummy!

WW Points Plus Value: 4 (including dressing)

Happy Thursday!!! 😀

 
 

Week 5 Weigh-In: Bye Bye Bubbles!

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I am going to choose to look at my week 5 weigh-in as a good thing. I lost 0.8 lbs. Though I am happy to still be going in the right direction, there must be something I can do to get this train going a little faster. The first week I lost 2.4 lbs. Now I know, we always lose more in the beginning with water weight and so forth, but I tried to figure out if there was something I did differently that first week. The only thing I could think of was the amount of water I consumed on a daily basis. That first week I was drinking tons of water (and going to the bathroom every half hour, lol). Since then, not so much. I’m just not a big fan of water. I like bubbles in my drinks, which is why I enjoy soda so much (horrible habit, I know).But, in an effort to be happier with the outcomes of these weekly weigh-ins, I will re-commit myself to having at least 8 glasses of water a day. I also talked to one of the WW counselors and she suggested that I eat more fish during the week as my meat of choice, so I’ll give it a go. Pray for me! 🙂  Here are this weeks stats:

Starting Weight: 211.2 lbs.

Current Weight: 205.2 lbs.

Goal: 150 lbs

Total Loss: 6 lbs.

55.2 lbs. to go!!! 🙂

 

This OR That?

Most of you know what Weight Watchers is all about. WW uses a point system that gives you a certain amount of daily points that you must meet and stay within. The amount of points you get per day depends on your gender, height, weight, and general day-to-day activity level (sedentary, active etc.), and it changes as you lose weight. Your expected to lose anywhere from .5 to 2 pounds a week. Simple, right? One would think that it’s all about the numbers…but it’s not.

As you know, I have been unhappy with my rate of weight loss. I have been losing about 1 pound a week, but this has been discouraging since the last time I was on WW (before the new points plus plan), I was losing a minimum of 2 pounds a week. But, there has been one crucial difference in my thinking. I discovered that there are many not so great foods that I can eat throughout the day and stay within my points. Well, I have been doing that….a lot. My reasoning was, “hey, I’m staying within my points, so I’m good!” Right? WRONG!

I started thinking about the foods that I was eating the last time that I was on WW and I realized that I used to make much better food choices. Unfortunately , sometimes we can get so caught up counting points, that we forget that its not just the amount of food we eat, but the type of food. Don’t get me wrong, the numbers do matter. I have still been losing weight even though I haven’t been eating that great, BUT I could be losing more at a quicker rate if I coupled counting points with healthier food choices. Not to mention exercise (more on that later). Also, there is something to be said for having the freedom to have that occasional treat and not feel guilty about it. It helps to stay on plan if you’re not constantly feeling deprived or like there are foods that you CAN’T eat. Nothing is off limits…BUT we shouldn’t be going crazy here. Just because something is permissible, doesn’t mean that it is beneficial (1 Corinthians 10:23).

Going into the next week with renewed resolve to make healthier food choices daily. Prayers are welcome and appreciated! 🙂

 

Week 4 Weigh-In: Slow and Steady Wins the Race?

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So today was my 4th weigh-in and I lost another pound. I have not been happy about the rate of weight loss that I have been experiencing. I know that I should be happy that I am losing…and I am. I just wish it would come off a little bit faster considering I have a considerable amount to lose. But, they tell me that slow and steady wins the race. When I do finally hit my goal weight, I want to keep it off. So, for now, I’ll take it! I’m only gonna take my measurements once a month so here are this weeks statistics:

Starting weight: 211.2 lbs.

Current Weight: 206.0 lbs.

Goal (for now): 150.0 lbs

Total Loss: 5.2 lbs.

56 lbs to go. Yay!!

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2011 in Weight Loss, Weight Watchers