Monday, May 2, 2011

Weight Watchers- 15 week update

Having been doing Weight Watchers for 15 weeks now, I am happy to share that I am 33.6lbs lighter than when I first started. And it continues to feel great.


The past week was a challenging one for me- and it showed up on the scale with a 1.6lb gain. After being sick for more than two weeks, and not eating much the week of 4/23/2011, I had a hard time recovering this past week. Kicked off by easter and then easter candy on sale and then still not feeling hot...all combined made it a challenging week where I wasn't making the smartest food choices. I gave into cravings, despite long conversations with myself about what I should vs. shouldn't eat, and dipped into most of my activity points.

This isn't how I want to be working the program. And it certainly is not how I'm going to get to my goal weight.

But, I'm looking at this in the big picture. And I'm really happy with the fact that I've lost as much weight as I have already. I'm impressed that I'm still going to spin class three times a week and doing weight training for an hour a week as well.

I've gotten a little lazy in the past few weeks on the food front and falling into some less than ideal patterns that I recognize I need to break. I need to get back to trying new recipes, cooking more at home, writing down my food as soon as I eat it and not going soft on the weekends by using it as an opportunity to eat all my anytime points and make up for it during the week.

I'm still going strong and I'm still moving full steam ahead. I'm grateful to be back to nearly 100% healthwise so that I have nothing getting in my own way and can just keep my eyes focused on the goal and keep moving toward it.

I understand that sometimes I will wander. And I have to be okay with that. When I looked at how I strayed last week, I had to remind myself that it was nothing compared to the kind of damage I'm used to doing. I'm sure I used to be able to gain 1.6lbs in a day without even trying. In fact, I could easily gain triple that in a week if I really did blow off any weight loss attempts. So while it's not ideal, it's another sign that I'm being present and aware and not ruining all my hard work.

Also...

I've gone down three pant sizes and I shopped for a dress (I think it's the first time I've bought a dress that I actually plan on wearing since Meghan's wedding in 2006) that I love!

2 comments:

amy w,  May 3, 2011 at 11:05 AM  

I love all of this! hoping for pics of the dress :)

Teri May 3, 2011 at 5:13 PM  

Molly! This is incredible. Ditto on wanting to see the dress!

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