Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Weight Watchers Weigh-in, Week 7

Well, I had a loss, but not a big one. Just half a pound. I am still 1.2 lbs over my lowest recorded weight (3 weeks ago) since starting WW.

I was feeling a bit discouraged after weighing myself, but I know I am going about things the right way, even if they are happening more slowly than I hoped. Healthy eating habits and exercise - that's so much more than I was doing before, you know?

I've kept my promise to myself to go at least a mile every day on the Gazelle, and there have been days (not many) that I've done as much as 3.5 miles. That's a big deal for me. I am not going to stop at the end of February, I am going to keep this up, and starting today I am bumping up my "minimum mileage allowed" to 1.5. I'd like to make it 2, but sometimes I have a hard enough time cranking out one. I'd rather do my 1.5, realize I'm 3/4 of the way to 2 and keep on going because I want to. We'll see how it goes. I'm also doing ab exercises at home or the gym every other day, and they are a killer. My abs have been sore for about the past 2 weeks straight! It's a good feeling.

While the scale is not showing me a whole lot of change, my body is. My clothes (especially pants) are getting more loose-fitting by the day, and I can just see my body as a whole toning up. I feel the muscles that I work. My seatbelt has started rubbing uncofortably against my collarbone - I actually forgot I had those!

I feel good and I'm excited to amp up my excercise little by little over time. I'm still loving 99.9% of the WW food we've made. I'm playing around with my breakfasts a little so I am not so ravenous at lunch (I've went from not feeling hungry most of the time to feeling hungry a LOT lately... I think maybe that's due to excercise?) I also crave protein - like beans!! - often. I mean, when you're daydreaming about chickpeas instead of chocolate... it's different!

I recently started using the "TargetWeight" app for iphone, and I am trying to decide if I like it or not.

See that number 11? That's how many pounds I have left to lose... it's a constant reminder when I look at my phone and I am not sure if that is a good thing or not yet. I still use the "LoseIt" app to track more frequently, but I'll be using the "TargetWeight" one to record my Wednesday weigh-ins only.

Last night's dinner was so good! Shrimp with a lime/cockatail sauce and spiced edamame.

Our menu this week is mostly stuff we've already had, or variations on stuff we've already had. It's good to revisit some favorites, but I look forward to attacking some new recipes next week... and hopefully, a happier weigh-in, too. I feel like I am at a plateau, but I also feel like I am going to bust out of it soon. I think my body is changing, adjusting, and then all at once I am going to have a good 3 lb loss in one week or something. Here's to hoping!


  1. Good for you! I knew you would have a loss this week. Thats normally how it works... no loss or very little then BOOM! So I'm sure you will have a bigger one next week. Keep up the good work :) I just downloaded the target weight app after ready this and I'm really liking how every time I look at my phone, im reminded of how much I have to lose. Genius I tell ya!

  2. I hit a plateau the past couple of weeks too :(
    I started exercising this week...I weighed 2 POUND MORE this morning than I did the previous morning. And my diet was STRICT and my exercise was HARD. So discouraging. But I just downloaded the app you suggested! Great motivation!!

  3. Victoria - I am really looking forward to next weeks' weigh in. I weighed myself this morning and I was back down to my lowest recorded weight (since I started WW). However, it doesn't count since it's not technically my weigh-in day... but I hope this means good things for next Wednesday!

    CAPow! - don't give up, keep going... we're both gonna get there if we just keep doing what we're doing, because we're doing the right thing. :)