Would you look at that.

Down 2.2 lbs! Happy? Yes. However, I need to not get cocky and think that I GOT THIS… well, do I know that tracking points leads to weight loss, then one must ask themselves – “why don’t I track more often?  Yeah, why don’t I? Maybe after eating 1 or more high point meals I choose not to be real with myself? Could I be lazy? Maybe not enough time? Well after much thought, I think I don’t want to face the truth or trust that one high point meal doesn’t have to derail my progress.  Food for thought.

Back to my week, started out great, no buts to insert. Met a girlfriend for a beer on Saturday, you know I’m so blessed to have friends who just want to catch up over a beer (which I tracked). My husband and I walked a 5k in Vista, strike that HE MADE ME RUN 2.5 miles!  I was so happy that he even wanted to go, so I ran for him!! My reward…I got his beer ticket (which I tracked).  Went out for lunch and then again for dinner. (tracking). I figure if i can make it through the weekend without using any of my weekly 35, then I’ve done good, which I did! 🙂 Now yes I’m happy with my weight loss this week, BUT I must say, I didn’t get to workout for 4 days because I was so sore from running. Monday, my girlfriend came over to enjoy some vino and snacks, I made sure I pre-counted what I was going to eat and drink. All low points foods too. THEN we decide to hit the local winery…again, I tracked a glass and a half. We did go out for dinner to a Mexican restaurant, OH BOY this is where my hand goes on automatic pilot into the chip basket, no fear I had my daily points available, and only had 4 shrimp wrapped in (crispy) bacon for my meal. SUCCESS! I stayed within my points all week and there you go!  So, I’m doing good so far and back on track!

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Putting it out there.

This is hard. Not really sure what part is. Could be the lack of tracking this week; I do so good on Sat and Sun, wait no I do really good on Mon through Fri, but I still find myself celebrating on the weekends. REALLY like I deserve (read need) to celebrate for weighing in?  I did weigh-in last week and was up 2 lbs, I blamed it on my monthly visit and that I wasn’t wearing my weigh-in clothes. Then I was off to Los Angeles from Mon to Thur and not to blame hairdressers but lets just say they know how to party. In case you don’t know I work for OPI Nail products and we became sister partners with Wella hair (Sebastian, Nioxin, Kadus) which means our partying skills just went up a notch. We started the week off with a celebration of life on Monday, this is where I learned that I love patron and fresh lime juice with club soda NEW COCKTAIL! and same amount of points as my vodka soda! Then the rest of the week was consumed by more alcohol. I start the day off great with egg whites and fruit, I do great a lunch and then dinner comes! NOT to mention I didn’t do the most important thing – TRACK! AHHHH I knew I was missing something! So there you go in the end I still need to track to lose weight. My husband and I were suppose to walk a 5K then he grabbed me by the hand we ended up running 70% of it! Yes, I’m sore, he isn’t. We proceeded the day with going out to eat for lunch and dinner. Ok, enough already, if it’s one thing I will do the next 3 weeks is limited the amount of times I go out to eat. I literally gain weight the minute I walk out the door! who’s with me on that? New week…new time to start AGAIN!

Hee ho hum drum…

nothing earth-shattering to report. I tracked about 80% of the time. Of course, here I am on roll and then my auntie came to visit me this morning – CRAMPS and I feel super bloated. I’m going on my regular 5 mile walk, but I don’t plan on changing into my weigh-in clothes. I’ll be happy if I stay the same. I do have 1 NSV – the box of Reese’s Pieces I bought for my husband (to replace the one I ate last week) had been sitting on the counter all week, yes I thought about eating BUT I didn’t, I ate a banana and smeared Better n’ Butter on it. DONE.

Weekend gone

Today is Monday! I made it through the weekend without touching any of my extra points. I even worked out on Saturday and Sunday. I bought my husband a box (30 pts) Reese’s pieces to replace the box I ate last Saturday and it’s still sitting there on the kitchen counter, every time I pass by it I swear I can hear it calling my name, but no, I don’t listen and just give the box the middle finger 🙂 I’m on roll right now, I can’t remember the last time I lost weight 2 weeks in a row. Geez, I just read that, that’s sad. There really isn’t any reason why I can’t stay on track this week I’m not traveling anywhere until Sunday – I’ll be gone until Thursday. But really that’s not going to be an excuse either. I’m starting to find my groove and been working out in the mornings. I drink my coffee, let it do it’s thing, LOL, then off I go with that extra caffeine.

I wish I could tell you that..

  • I tracked all week
  • I didn’t celebrate my 3lbs weight loss by eating a BOX of Reese’s pieces (30 points)
  • My clothes are feeling looser
  • I went shopping and felt great trying on clothes (bought a lipstick instead, at least my lips don’t put on weight)
  • I’m excited about weighing in tomorrow

BUT I CAN’T.

 

elsa dinner this pretty much sums up my week…weigh-in is tomorrow!

I have a secret…

tracking works! I have actually managed to lose 3 lbs this week AND I was traveling from Sunday to Thursday. Yup, I was in Miami and tracked every single day! I even has 2 cocktails every night, I didn’t starve and I worked out every morning. I’m really in shock and had a revelation that I need to make WW work for me. One meal at a time and track the good the bad and the ugly, which I did! I walked on the treadmill every morning, then enjoyed a great breakfast of fruit and eggs every morning. ANNNNNNDDD I discovered PILON; Cuban coffee. I’m in love, in fact, I went to Publix and purchased the instant brand. I feel good. I knew that when I stepped on that scale this morning I just knew that it was going to go down.  I would have been happy with 1 lb. So now the game is on…I have to keep on tracking! And you know what? I had a great time on my trip, because I didn’t put food first and always kept in mind that it was just a meal and I could still enjoy myself without eating fried foods.  The struggle is real…every single day, strike that, every single meal. So, now I’m on to something and it feels good. I’m working towards that feeling of being able to go shopping and feel good about trying clothes on; not to mention the size 10 Banana Republic jeans (thanks Dawn) that I haven’t worn in about 2 years, okay honestly, 3 years. Honesty – with myself (and you)!

…and other things on WW

As I mentioned before many great things have been going on in my life. For instance; I finally earned my BA in Marketing Management, my husband had open heart surgery (ok not exactly the best thing, but God had his back),  and I had an epiphany that I’ve been in the beauty industry for over 20 years. That got me thinking, I really need to take better care of myself since every time I do a presentation or work an event, I am representing OPI. Oh and the other that has been great in my life…I travel….I travel A LOT. I’m practically on an airplane every 10 days or so which I want to say makes it hard to lose weight, but that’s just another excuse. Yes, I’m full of them but reality sets in and proves to me again that I am the one who has full-control over what I eat.

I’m actually in the air right now on my way to Ft. Lauderdale and then off to Miami to speak to salon owners about OPI’s newest launch – ProSpa (shameless plug). Anyways, I had to go to Kohl’s to find some new clothes…I use to love to go shopping mainly because I was excited about finding cute clothes. NOT ANYMORE – it’s funny to think that I didn’t think I had weight problem until some of the lbs. started coming back. NEWS FLASH – I have a weight problem. Let’s just say I tried on a size 12 pants and told myself if they don’t fit then I’m not buying anything. THIS JUST IN  – I didn’t buy anything L The worse part is all my clothes are size 10’s. so back to the drawing board I go. Starting from scratch and still aiming for 155 (WW goal weight).  Today is day 1.

WHY – I just got comfortable, thought I could just lose the weight the following week, took full advantage of the option not to weigh in, and I just stopped tracking.  I need to start doing my workouts first thing in the morning, that  works for me.

PLAN – I need to learn how to plan my week better, especially when it comes to meeting up with friends. It’s so easy to say commit to going out to happy hour…one drink becomes 2 then….3….then…forget it…by that time I’ve already drank too much too much to care about what I out in my mouth. I don’t need to have 2 drinks, in fact, I’m good with one. That should save me about 10 points. I also need to plan out what I’ll be eating for the week. I shop for the week, but sometimes I get bored with the same foods. I need to get creative so I don’t think about the foods I can’t eat, and think about the foods I can.  This can get hard when I always traveling, but this is the new norm. I really think I just tend to celebrate too much!