Friday, August 22, 2014

Weekly Weigh-in {Aug 22} & Weight-Training

     At last! I've had two weeks of losses in a row. I've finally broken through the loss, gain cycle that I've been on since I re-joined Weight Watchers and lost 2.8 pounds this week!! I'm so close to my first 10 pounds, so I'm hoping to reach that next Friday. It would be a sweet way to end the month.


   I've been staying on track with lifting weights with my friend. I'm pretty proud of what I've been able to do so far. I'm lifting more than I thought I could. We rotate days and lift three days a week. Right now we're doing the following:

Day A:
Squats (3 sets of 5) 75 pounds
Overhead press (3 sets of 5) 65 pounds
Deadlift (1 set of 5) 135 pounds

Day B:
Squats (3 sets of 5) 75 pounds
Bench Press (3 sets of 5) 75 pounds
Barbell Row (3 sets of 5) 80 pounds


Friday, August 15, 2014

Weekly Weigh-in {August 15}

     I lost 3.2 pounds this week! This zig-zag of losses and gains each week continues. My WW leader knows that I'm frustrated with it, but she told me just to keep at it and we'll look at it more in a few more weeks. Whatever the reason is, I'm still losing at an average of 1.32 pounds per week, which exceeds the WW goal of 1.25 a week. So, I'll take it! A number is just a number, it's no reflection of who I am.

     More importantly, I'm moving more! I've been weight-training and walking with a neighbor friend of mine. It feels good to move! I treated myself to a cute new pair of walking shoes, too, so no more blisters, hopefully! :)

Friday, August 8, 2014

Weekly Weigh-in {August 8th}

     Up, down, up, down, up....this seems to be the pattern I'm in for my weight-loss! It's frustrating that I'm not seeing consistent losses, but I'm sticking with it anyway. I know that in the long run, I will see results.


     I was rewarded a "Bravo" star at my meeting today. I told them about how on Wednesday I started weight-training with my neighbors. I'm excited to start this! We decided we'll do it three times a week. So, my quads are a little sore, but we're doing it again tonight. I kind of like feeling a bit sore because I know that I did something good to gain that soreness. It's not enough to keep me from moving, so I'll keep at it. :)


Friday, August 1, 2014

Weekly Weigh-in {August 1st}

     I lost four pounds this week! After a gain last week, I was really hoping I'd lost what I had gained and maybe a bit more. I did it!

     Each week, I write down what I'd like to see on the scale the next week. I use it to focus on staying on track and keeping my goals in sight. I typically keep my weekly goal in a 1-2 pound range as that's a healthy rate of loss each week. WW averages a 1.25 pound loss for those who stay on track each week. If I use that average, it will take me approximately 120 weeks to reach my goal weight. That's just over two years. Ouch. That's hard to think about, but I know that if I just stick with it, how long it takes to get to my goal really doesn't matter. What matters is that I live a new, healthy lifestyle for the rest of my life. I'm only 36 years old and hope to have at least another 50 years in me, so what's two years out of that to work towards a goal of a healthy life? It's nothing and it'll be totally worth it!

      I spent a lot of my free time this week working on a project for our house. I've wanted family rules in our home for years, but never found any in a store that I loved enough to buy. So, I finally decided that I'd just make it myself! It took many hours to complete, as I hand-painted it, but I think it was worth it. It measures 2x4 feet and I have it hanging in the center of our house, where we can't help but see it daily. So, this week I'll have more activity built in since I won't be sitting down working on a project! :)