My Progress

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

my Goal...

Today I decided that weighing 135 lbs will be my Weight Watcher goal. I had initially thought I'd like to be 130 lbs, but really...those 5 lbs are not going to make a difference in my clothing at this point.

So...I have (as of today, January 27, 2010) 10 lbs to lose to reach my goal. Once I do that and maintain that for 6 weeks, I will become a Weight Watcher lifetime member. Anyone who is a WW member knows that is like winning the gold medal in the Olympics!!

I'm almost there!!

Weight Watcher Wednesday - Week 53

I got my mojo back! I've been working hard at the gym and either running/walking on the treadmill most evenings for another 30 minutes. I want to get to my goal by spring and I'm re-energized!
This week's weight loss
-1.8 lbs

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I ran a 5K!

Well, I ran it on the treadmill at the gym! but it still counts. The treadmills are programmed for different things one of which is a 5K. So, I decided to see how far I could actually run it. I did the 5k (3.1 miles) in 46:41 and ended up running 38 of those 46 minutes. I was shocked that I could run that long. I knew I'd finish the 'race', but figured I'd walk more of it.

I decided that every Friday I will run this 5K and see if I can better my time. When the weather warms up, I'll be running outside.

Gosh...I hope that at 56 years young I'm not too old to take up jogging! (though I did buy 2 new workout at least I look good while doing it!)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New food...

I decided to try something new this week. BOCA burgers.

I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. I worried not only about the taste, but also the consistency. I chose this flavor for no particular reason. It was low in calories and fat, and had a lot of protein.

I grilled it in a non-stick pan and put it on a toasted deli thin 'roll'. I added some grilled onions, tomato slice, lettuce and of course, ketchup and mustard. I LOVED it. whodathunkit? In fact, they were on sale at my local supermarket this week so, I bought 4 packages.

The second time I had one, I put a little bar-b-que sauce on it while grilling it...another good choice.

Weight Watcher Wednesday - Week 52 wasn't a great loss, but I'll take it. I was diligent in tracking all my food intake this week. I've incorporated more vegetables into my everyday diet and now include a baby spinach salad with carrots and tomatoes along with 1 tsp of olive oil and red wine vinegar as salad dressing every evening with dinner. I had forgotten how much I like baby spinach!

This week's weight loss (finally!)

0.8 lbs

(still have 3 lbs to lose to make up for the gain earlier this month. I'm working harder at the gym these days, hopefully those 3 lbs come off quickly so I can get to my goal.)

Weight Watcher Wednesday...Week 51

Well...this isn't going well at all. Had another slight gain this week. I'm not sure what's happening. I need to regroup ..again.

This week's weight gain
0.4 lbs
Back to the drawingboard, as they say!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Weight Watcher Wednesday - Week 50

Well...I seem to have lost my "mojo". This cold weather is getting me down. I still exercise daily...but I was so hungry last week. I didn't splurge on anything 'sinful'...just ate more of what I usually eat and that resulted in another gain.

But, I've regrouped (as they say) and feel as though I'm back on track. My life is back on schedule and I hope that will make the difference. It's hard enough to lose I have an extra 3+ lbs to lose again!

I'm not discouraged..I've come too far.

This week's loss is another gain
+1. lb

Look out next week though...some of that will be gone!