Monday, January 30, 2012

End of Week 04

Wk04 30 Jan 2012: 178.1lbs
Wk03 23 Jan 2012: *cough* 179.6
Wk02 16 Jan 2012: 178.2lbs
Wk01 09 Jan 2012: 180.7lbs

Monday, January 16, 2012

End of Week 02

This week after spending some time getting lots of fruit, salad, a ton of yogurt and other yummy things.. we stayed in to eat. We did hit up "The Habit" on errand days (where I had a yummy BBQ chicken salad: 11pp) but otherwise yeah, no dining out.. I don't know if that helped so much but it did keep me on track because I knew everything I was eating.

I had adjusted my points plus intake back up to 29 and maybe it's just mental but I didn't feel as hungry having my 3points back.. and I lost some weight. =)

Wk02 16 Jan 2012: 178.2lbs
Wk01 09 Jan 2012: 180.7lbs

Monday, January 9, 2012

End of Week 01

Hey if you missed it Sean posted last week Tuesday. =)

Today's weigh-in not too inspiring.. It's a new year I should definitely get moving more. I did the 29 daily points this last week and maybe there's something to be said about the 26 points plus. This week I'll keep to the 29 that I adjusted to but try and limit myself to 26 and/or up my activity which has been pretty non-esistant these past couple weeks.

Wk01 09 Jan 2012: 180.7lbs

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Two steps forward, one step back

My weight loss graph has the two steps forward, one step back look to it. Starting last year at 250, I got very close to 220 in September. Then, I had spent about 8 out of 12 weeks in Florida on both work and vacation. I'm now at 235. So, two steps forward (lost 30 pounds), one step back (gained 15 pounds).

Looking at the one step back, I know what mistakes I made to stumble:

  1. I never tracked my weight. It can be a challenge to find a scale at a hotel that doesn't have a gym. And even a hotel gym is not necessarily going to have a scale.
  2. I didn't always track my food intake. A definite no-no. Looking ahead to this year, the simply filing technique may be an option.
  3. I rarely tracked drinks. On average, a "drink" is 5 points.

So, knowing my mistakes is half the battle. The next part is following through on the lessons. Here's to more lost in 2012.

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year!

End of Week 52..

Last year we started Weight Watchers *new* Points Plus program. Yes we've been on WW before but this time out we were trying the new PP system.

Here we are as of yesterday:

Sean with Pluto (235 lbs 1 Jan 2012/ 250 lbs 2011)

Pamela with Pluto (181.3 lbs 1 Jan 2012/ 220 lbs 2011)

Here we are last year Christmas with our friend Faith:
Canadian-style Santa!

and this year:

Goal for this year (which was the same as last year) is to get down to 150lbs. Obviously I over-estimated what I could do last year, but based on the fact I lost about 38lbs I think I will be able to do it this year!

I need to learn to track all the time.. and not let go even if I have a day where I go off plan. We were in Florida a lot and I didn't have access to a scale. I need to try and figure out a remedy for that, or be proactive about getting to the hotel's workout room. Many of the places at hotels have a scale, even if it's a clunky off-calibration thing.

Another thing that has made it harder for me is WW's 2012 points plus. I still get my 49 weekly points but my daily points have gone down to 26 pp abruptly, (Sean's is still the same: 42 daily & 49 weekly points plus) and while we were on vacation! =(