Monday, April 25, 2011

Weight Watchers - mid of Week 4

gained 1.0

getting extremely frustrated.

everyone seems to think it's growing muscle... and I almost feel like it HAS to be with me working out hardcore 5 days a week and eating within my points.

still - i'm really ready for the scale to reflect my efforts.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Weight Watchers - end of Week 3


gained 0.4 pounds this week and I have NO IDEA WHY!!!

I worked out 5 times this week and ate well within my points.  

So what gives?

Too much fluid the night before??  Coming on that time of the month??  Building muscle??  I don't know - and the weight watchers lady offered me all these possible reasons.  All I know is, it's frustrating.

I understand at some point that fat turns to muscle, and I understand at some point that my weight will start leveling out - BUT NOT AT WEEK 3!!!!  NOT AFTER BUSTING MY ASS ALL WEEK!!!

So yeah, frustrated.

And angry.  

After crying when I saw the scale, I sat through the meeting and beat myself up at the gym.  And then did the same thing Sunday.  There is no way in HELL that I will have anything less than a spectacular number when I weigh in this coming Thursday.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Soooo much harder

I've done this all before...

the weight loss
the running
the eating right

Why, oh WHY is everything so much harder this time around??  Everyone says it's harder to lose weight/ harder to get in shape the older you get - and boy are they right!  I lost 60 pounds doing Weight Watchers my first year teaching and on weeks where I worked hard - I could lose several pounds.  Now I'm busting my ass to just get a pound or two down.  Frustrating.

Then there was 2005 when I decided that I was going to train for a 5K.  Took a couple of months, but I was running with relative ease.  My legs were stronger, my breathing was easier - and it's SO hard coming back to it.

I figured it would be EASIER the second time around.  But I guess extra years and extra weight have other plans for me.

I'm not giving up.  Oh no - don't you worry about that... It's just frustrating how much harder (and PAINFUL) it is doing this now...

Truckin' on.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Weight Watchers - end of Week 2

Lost 2.4 pounds this week - WHOHOO!!!!

Made it to the gym 3 times this week and did about 14 miles of walking around DC for the Cherry Blossom Festival.  I stayed within my allowance points, but ate slightly more than last week.

It goes to show how weird my body works - I had less workouts this week, more food, and lost almost a pound more - go figure.

But the bottom line is, I'm doing what I need to be doing.  I'm eating smarter, staying in my points, and working out as much as possible.  It felt great this week to see more than a 2 pound weight loss... if I can keep that up, I'll be a happy camper.

And yes, I'm still having 3 or less martinis per week.  Had 2 week 1 and had 2 this past week.  Talk about deprivation!  lol

Ready for week 3!  :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Weight Watchers - end of Week 1

Down 1.6 pounds after my first week on Weight Watchers!

Truthfully, I was a bit disappointed with this number.  I ate within my points everyday, and I worked out 6 out of 7 days.  I know once I'm knee deep in this journey that losing 1-2 pounds a week is going to be normal - and the HEALTHY way of losing weight as well.

Still, after my first week, I wanted more.

But as my mom said, it's going in the right direction.

And at the end of the day, THAT's what matters.  If I could do that for the next 23 weeks, I will be down 35 pounds for the wedding - so I just have to keep looking long term and big picture.

So, gonna keep on keeping on...  :)