Monday, February 05, 2007

Ouch...that hurts!

I decided to finally go to wt watchers and weigh in today. I haven't been in a few weeks and before that I would go but not weigh in and take the easy way out. I will rip this band aid off real quick as it will be quick and painless....UP 9 Pounds! Ouch, that is painful! I don't think I've weighed in since the beginning of January. It was a lot higher than I thought it would be but I knew it would be quite a bit. As much as I hate to go out of onederland, I have to face reality and I am up 10 total pounds from my lowest (of 198) in December. I need to quit avoiding the scale and wallowing in my unhappiness and do something about it. It is amazing how quick I can gain and how slow it is to lose sometimes but at least I've stopped the madness for now. I still have a ways to go in dealing with this SAD or winter depression/blues but I am working on it.

The good news is that I'm back on program today and exercising and eating pretty good. I feel like it could be a good wt loss week (I hope) and get a big loss and take a chunk out of that gain. My short term goals are to work out at least 4 times per week and that shouldn't be a problem and to stay on the ww flex pts program. My long term goal is to lose these 10 lbs by the end of March as we are going to Vegas then. If I can lose more and get to -50 that would be great. And a little longer term goal is to get to at least -52 or more by May 1st as that will be a year from when I started this journey. I guess I am thinking of that # because it would be 52 wks in a year and get an average of a pound a week and that would be nice. I know that some people think you should put a date to lose a certain # of pounds by but I feel it will help me at this point. If I don't make the goal, it will be ok too but at least I have something to work toward these next few months.

Did you ever see that movie 'What about bob?' Funny movie. In the movie the therapist gets Bob to do baby steps to get his goals accomplished. That's how I am right now, baby steps to the gym, baby steps by eating salad, baby steps by just looking at today for now and trying to be as healthy as I can. I'm hoping one day will turn into 2 days on program and then a week and then a month. I'm going to try not to be as strict as I had been last year and maybe slow down the rate at which I lose and ease up a bit as I feel that maybe the way I was doing it set me up for a binge.

The ww meeting today was about heart disease. She made it fun and it was a game of jeopardy and we answered questions about heart disease and we did really well. It helped me to bring focus to my main reason for losing weight. Not too look better and feel better though they are very important, it is for my health!! She said that if you are in the overweight range that you are doubling your risk for heart disease and if you are even heavier it is quadrupled. Yikes, hadn't heard it put like that before and it gave me a renewed focus for trying to live a healthy life. Also, the meetings help me a lot and I have support there with the ladies and with the leader if I need it, so I have to remember that and to keep on going matter what.

I really appreciate all of you that commented on my blog recently. It helps to hear words of understanding or encouragement and to hear what wt loss struggles that you have been through too! We all will go through ups and downs on our wt loss journeys, I think there is no way around it. Thank you so much and I hope everyone has a good week.


Flo said...

Yeah, 1 day on program, that's a start!! Baby steps is the only way to go. Even when training for an Ironman you break it down to one day, one workout at a time; Baby steps rule!!!

Don't dwell on the 9, you'll take it off. I have faith in you :)

celtic_girl said...

I have been talking myself out of going to the WW weigh in tomorrow (I haven't been for 2 weeks now)but after reading your post I have decided to go and face the music.I liked your strategy of turning 1 day into 2 etc etc and will take that on board for myself.Spider was right in saying if "we didn't fall down we would never learn to pick ourselves up" hopefully the more we do it the easier it will become. I wish you well for a successful week.

Kim said...

I am glad that you faced the scale. A gain always sucks, but it is what it is. And it isn't the end of the world. You have what it takes to pick yourself back up and keep on keeping on. I know it. Besides, what great success story doesn't include a few setbacks???

I'm proud of you. :)

Terri said...

I wish I could say that losing weight is a perfect journey but it isn’t. It is a crazy journey.
It is crazy that you must work so hard to get it off but it is soooo easy to get it back on.

I am not surprised after looking up foods that are made in restaurants. I can not believe there are things on the menu that can be 900 to 1800 calories at one setting. I have a hard time just picking out something low calorie off the menu incase I get stuck in a situation that I have to eat out.

I think every one of us had a Holiday role back.

Forward we must March. This should be a great year.

christie said...

Even though I haven't been feeling like I hit rock bottom, I was definitely floundering.. and your post today helped to lift my spirits and make me feel really good. Baby steps is right!!!!!!! Right now I'm telling myself, just focus on eating a healthy lunch and making a plan for dinner. Later I'll be going to the gym. Dont worry about the whole week right now, just about today.

Thank you for helping me. I know you might feel like you couldn't help anybody when you're feeling the way you are... but you really helped me.

Briony said...

Well done for going to weigh in and facing the music, now just keep taking the baby steps and getting better every day. I'm glad that what everyone said helped you, that's what we're all here for after all.
Have a fabulous week honey! You're heading in the right direction.

christie said...

Because of you I ended up making yesterday into such a good day, and I feel totally in control again. I can't thank you enough, my friend!!!