Friday, December 26, 2008

Goodbye Christmas Goodies...

Christmas is over!  I can't believe it.  It was a pretty good one overall.  Good times with the family, and LOTS of good food. I ate the world.  I tried to limit the amount of food I ate as much as possible, but's did I limit myself THAT much.  No.

I meant to weigh-in this past Tuesday since my normal weigh-in is on Thursday's.  However; I didn't make it after work on Tuesday, I had to stay late at the office and ended up missing the meeting.  So my only other choice is tomorrow.  I am a little concerned about the weigh-in, only 2 days after Christmas.  But, it is better to know the numbers on the scale than be oblivious.  So tomorrow morning I am going to trek my ass in the snow to the weigh-in.  Not 100% sure how I will get there, since my car is snowed in, but I will get there and that will be my final weigh-in of BLBE!  Hopefully it will be an okay.

Hope you all had a good Christmas holiday!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

It's Christmas!!

I can't believe it is Christmas Eve!!  Where did the season go?!?!?  I am very happy it is finally here, although a little sad once it will be over.  And there is TONS of snow here in Vancouver, and although I may be in the minority of the people here, I absolutely LOVE the snow.  I love walking around in it, I love how it looks on the branches, and I love the crispness in the air.  There is nothing that makes me happier at Christmas than snow.

Anyway, MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of you and I hope you have a great holiday with the ones you love.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Not a normal weigh-in

So Thursday's are my normal weigh-in day.  However; yesterday I left work at about 11am because I was not feeling well and I basically was sick and sleeping the entire day.  So I have missed my weigh-in.  I am not feeling much better today, so I am still at home and I don't know if I will be up for going to a meeting tomorrow morning.  I was quite upset about this as I know I was going to have a good weigh-in!  I had kept on track all week, tracking, enough liquids if we are no longer counting water!  So I was very excited.  I decided to weigh myself in at home, which I know is not accurate as the WW scale, plus, since I have been sick I thought some weight loss may be from that.  In order to be safe I decided to add 2 pounds to my total just to be safe.  And the result...down 1.2 pounds!  135.2  Actually my scale said 133.2 (the lowest I have seen in forever!)  So I am quite excited.  This upcoming week I know will be difficult to maintain, but hopefully I will have a stay the same.  I am feeling very on plan and on track lately.  I really think this new momentum plan has been the kick start I need to get back on track!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Momentum Plan!

So at my meeting on Thursday I received the new books and info for the Momentum Plan.  Now...what I love about it.  LOVE the fact that I can just carry that one book around with me that has everything I need in it.  My tracker, my points/activity finder, my weight, point values of food.  FABULOUS!  One convient location.  

As for anything else to do with the plan...well it is essentially the exact same plan!  I will continue tracking and that will be that.  I guess it is useful to know that you are eating the filling foods aka: core foods.  But it really makes no difference at the end.  I just have a better idea if I have eaten healthy enough for the day.  Although I clearly can see when I eat healthy through the day already.

What I do think is a little odd is the fact that there are a lot of choices for liquids.  Water, milk, juice, diet pop, coffee or tea.  It does state that water is the best option, but I thought normally if you were to have another type of liquid you could count it as a portion of your water intake for the day, but it was not a 1:1 ration.  This works out well for me in some respects.  I struggle at having 6 (I prefer to try and get 8) glasses of water in a day.  However; I do drink tons of tea and coffee so I can easily get 5 glasses of liquids in through that.  I am still going to try and have 8 glasses of water because I do feel more hydrated with water as opposed to other types of liquid.

I am personally quite excited about this momentum plan.  Why?  Is it any different?  No.  It is the same, but psychologically I feel like I am beginning all over again and at the beginning of most things I am extremely motivated!  So I think this will be the same concept.  Plus, being able to only carry one book around with me I think will help me stay accountable and make sure I am tracking everything.  Now I really will not have an excuse not to!  

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tracking, tracking, tracking

I am getting very sick of this weight-loss dance.  One week I lose, one week I gain, and the cycle just continues.  I know the reasons I lose or gain in any given week, I just feel that I am at a point where I don't know if I care.  And I need to care.  I am not in my healthy weight range and I am not at a weight that I feel happy or comfortable at.  

I have vowed this week to just keep at it and take it one day at a time.  I find I sometimes won't track one day, and then I tend to blow off the entire week saying screw it!  But this week I will track, and if by some chance I "forget" to track one day, or I don't, I will track the next day.  I am happy to report that I have tracked both yesterday and today so far for this week.  2 out of 2.  Only 5 more to go!  And I even tracked when I ate McDonald's yesterday.  I didn't want to know the answer of how many points, but I figured it out and happy to at least know.  This way I have been able re-adjust some of my remaining flex points for the week.

Anyway, all I can do is to keep going and to hold myself accountable.  If I want this weight to come off, and to maintain the loss then I have to continue on this path.  And even though I have been struggling in the last few months, I know one day...I will be at my goal weight and this time of my life will seem like a distant memory.  One day...