Thursday, February 21, 2008

Back to the basics check-in

Tuesday I mentioned that I needed to get back to the basics of the Weight Watchers program. Here’s a quick update on where I stand in my week of “back to the basics.”

  • I got aalllll my water in yesterday. I’m tempted to count activity points for running to the bathroom, I was peeing so much.
  • I journaled all my food yesterday, and I went back and journaled my Tuesday food intake, too. Looking at the numbers, Tuesday was not great, but it could have been worse. Thank goodness my husband and I split the cheeseburger and fries that we ordered Tuesday night. And thank goodness for flex points.
  • Yesterday ended up being a very good on-plan day from an eating standpoint.
  • Yesterday I blew off my evening plans, and went for my couch to 5k run (which I didn’t manage to do at lunch – stupid work). I was able to relax at home, eat sensibly, and watch The Biggest Loser which I’d recorded on the DVR. Unfortunately, I also had a great deal of guilt because I blew off entertaining a co-worker visiting from out of town. If it had been any other week, I wouldn’t have blown her off. But … I needed a night to relax. I’ll live with the guilt and the career fall-out. It’s not like I enjoy my job much these days anyway.
  • The scale FINALLY moved in the right direction this morning. The up up up up trend has been broken.
  • Tonight and tomorrow are both nights out. I have every intention of making healthy choices both nights. I'll keep you posted.


In short, getting back to the basics is going well. Yay!

Now I need to find time to get to the grocery store. Yesterday I ate the last apple and all the carrots and celery in the house.

20 comments:

Sarah said...

Eek no veggies! You must go to the gstore now! Seriously.

Way to go on the determination! You have a plan, and you have the will power, this will be easy!

Felicia said...

WOW sounds like you ARE really back to basics and doin awesome!! Keep it up!! YOU CAN DO IT!

Have a SUPER day!
*huggles*
=0)

ashley said...

Congratulations on getting back to the basics! You sound great. And the scale sure was a little happier this morning!

Hanlie said...

You're doing great! Well done! Hope you get some shopping in soon!

Ready Maid said...

Step away from the fridge. Do not pass Go. Go to the grocery store immediately.

And thanks for the encouragement on my first day of strength training.

Lazy Slug No More.

CDJ said...

Congrats! This is why I love WW... it makes it so easy what you're doing right and what you're doing wrong and adjust accordingly. And it's very rewarding to see the "right" stuff!

Chanda (aka Bea) said...

Wow! Good job on getting back to where you needed/wanted to be with WW. It is a good plan, they are probably the most sensible people out there. Im sure you have tried this, but hummus is a low point yummy dip for those carrots. :)

Candace said...
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Candace said...

Hope you make it to the grocery. Have fun going out - I so miss evenings of relaxation and entertainment. Salmon is one of my ultimate favourite treat meals. They sell it at our grocery in great maple or wine and herb marinates. Let us know what you settle on making with the hub.

MomOf3 said...

Just found your blog! Great job on the weight loss. I am doing the C25K too. Week three starts Monday for me.

Heather said...

you are doing reall well! its always a good idea to return to the basics and only then do we realize all the little things we let slide. Glad the scale went in the right direction!

Grumpy Chair said...

I have been trying to get back to where I was during the fall of 2006 - when I was losing weight.

Good luck on getting back to the basics and I hope you get some fruit and veggies.

Kimberly said...

Congrats on the recent loss! The best thing about getting of track is the lovely feeling of getting back on!

Scale Junkie said...

YAY way to get back to basics and get yourself back on track!!

40 by 40 said...

Great job on getting back to basics..I really need to do that too. I have been slacking with the journaling/foodlog. Hope you had a nice night.Enjoy the loss.

Dani Spies said...

sounds like you are well on your way to reaching your GOAL...CONGRATS:)!!

Bev said...

Good job on getting back to the basics, sometimes we have to stop and refocus like you said.....I know I had to lol. ; ) Have a great Friday!

Lora said...

I just pulled out all my old WW stuff too...I need a little more guidance on my eating or I get too lax. About those side stitches - a lack of oxygen can cause that too. Keep breathing when you're running! You're doing AWESOME!

Kate said...

Good Job on getting back to the basics, and seeing the scale move in the right direction! Go you!

sauchagirl said...

Sounds like Back to the Basics is working for you. It really is pretty basic. Eat healthy and exercise, drink lots of water. We make it harder on ourselves. Great job!