This blog is about my journey. A HUGE part of my journey is losing weight and getting myself back to a healthy weight. I want to be more active and set a good example for my kids. Those are huge reasons, but I also want to look and feel good in my clothes. Before I tell you about the effect of summer on my weight loss journey, lets back track a little!
I started my Weight Watchers journey in March weighing in at 207.1 pounds. From March 14th through June 19th, I lost 19 pounds! I was happy with this progress. I had a few small gains, but for the most part it was a steady decline each week. Then summer hit. The first weigh in, I gained 1.9 and the second 3.3 pounds. Things got crazy and I just stopped going to weigh in and along with not going to weigh ins, I just stopped tracking or caring what I ate. So it was no big surprise when I went back last week that I had gained another 4.2 pounds. Actually, I was kind of shocked it wasn't more. Then this week, I expected another small gain as the long weekend was a little tough, but it was a large gain... I was up 3.5 pounds. Seriously??!! I gained only 4.2 pounds in the whole month of August, but put on 3.5 pounds in a week?? Say What?? I am blaming the heat, or maybe it was the alcohol I drank this weekend, or the large quantities of pasta salad?? Whatever it was, I am back to 201.7 and ready to roll.
I am still down a total of 6.1 pounds from the time I started. I know now that I am back on track, I will have a large loss to start me off which will feel great and keep me motivated. This is my time, I just know that by the time summer hits again, the healthy lifestyle and exercise will be a habit and next summer won't be as hard. I have ZERO excuse now. My kiddos are in school, I have a small part time job, but nothing that keeps me from getting in the exercise and I am ready! I foresee some new clothes as my Christmas presents this year!!
What is my plan with all my free time you ask??
Well I am wearing my Fitbit! I plan to walk Monday, Wednesday and Fridays as exercise. Today a friend and I went out for almost an hour long walk...in the hot and humid weather (if that wasn't good for a good 3 pound loss, I don't know what is!!) I will also walk to pick up the kids 4 days per week pending weather. The goal will be to get at least 10,000 steps 5 days/week.
I will supplement and/or add in my Beachbody workouts, PIYO and T25! I also just downloaded a workout app which I will let you know what I think of it after I try it tomorrow! Stay tuned!
By 9pm yesterday my Fitbit showed this...
I have a plan for the workouts. Now for the eating. I will have much more time to work on planning and prepping. I am sticking to my simple meal planning because it works and it is easy and let's be honest, I am going to fill my free time up before I know it. I don't want to spend a lot of time planning, I want to save that time for prepping and making sure that I have healthy choices any time I need a meal or a snack!
I am going to attend the Weight Watchers meetings each week because I always come home with great tips and information. I always leave the meeting motivated and ready for the coming week and I love that feeling. I also love that when I do fall, I don't have to feel bad about it. Everyone there understands. When I gained last week, the leader said, "try not to focus on the gain and focus on the fact that you are still down 9.6 pounds!" That was short lived, but hey, I am still down 6.1 :)
At the meeting yesterday morning the leader talked about making small 4 week goals. So, I will tell you mine...
4 Week Goals
Weight Goal: 10 pounds
1. Track everything I put in my mouth. Good or Bad!
2. Stay for the meeting each week at weigh in.
3. Drink more water, I need to follow my own tips!
4. Stay motivated with my Fitbit. 10,000 steps 5 days/week
So there you have it. The progress (or lack there of) and the plan! Who else has a Fitbit? Want to be friends?
Each week on Thursdays you will find my weigh in results, a look at my week on the Fitbit and an update on how the week went! Hope to see you back here each week!
Have a great Thursday!