Today so far has been good, of course it's only 11:14am so the real test is at night. Still I was able to get up, eat a healthy breakfast, exercise, feed kids and now were going to do some school work. I feel accomplished & modivated.
I've also done almost all of the shopping I need to do the meal plans that Discovery Health have listed, I just need to go to wild oats to pick up some Flounder and Tuna Steaks & I'm good for the next two weeks. I'm not following it completley but enough that it gives me a good plan to go on, and it's nice that *I* don't have to plan all the meals lol That in and of itself is a treat!
I'm trying to figure out how many calories is in each ww'ers point - while I don't want to do WW'ers completley it gives me a direction to go in, so I plan on mixing it up a little - I'm going to use the points (once I figure out the calories value) to give me an idea as to how many calories I'm taking in each day (goal is to stick to around 1900 or so) but I'm also going to begin teaching myself about foods, I started doing this prior to concieving Seamus & it was nice to know what was what, and WHY I need certain things, and WHAT those certain things were. I mean it's all good n' dandy to say "you need such and such servings of veggies, fruit, protien, dairy" blah blah blah but how much is a serving exactly, what exactly IS a complex carb and a simple carb - I know how they break down different in the body, but I need to give myself a list of foods other than dinner rolls & oatmeal :lol:
My mom is also going to do this with me, I'm so excited to have her as my partner in crime.
Hiya Chimmy! I wanted to come say hello since you're back now, you weren't when I first started up here :)
There used to be a website with a free weightwatchers calender but I think WW found out cause its gone. Sorry I know thats not much help!
Ah what a bummer - that WW'ers calendar would of been nice to have :) Over on the w/l buddies board most said each point was around 50 calories so going by that ww'ers has me on the amount of calories that other misc. websites say I should be at - so that's great! :thumbsup:
Okay - so today I have to be good, yesterday while I wasn't terrible - well okay I was terrible LOL I found a stash of christmas chocolate that I forgot about & well, yea, I ate me some chocolate! BUT I also ate really well too even w/ my sugar binge so I'm not going to beat myself up over it too much.
So back to WW'ers it is - my goal however isn't to simply count points, it's to begin teaching myself about foods so that I'm not eating points so much as I'm eating healthy, enjoyable food that will still allow me to lose weight. I need this to be somethign I can do for life - not just till I see 130lbs on the scale.
I'm pretty beat today - I did A LOT yesterday & then had little sleep last night, so my challenge will be to keep my lil' ol' eyeballs open enough to do what I need to do. My little Braiden woke up with a fever too but hopefully it'll be short lived, he's crashed on the couch again so *fingers crossed*
Morning dear (er, afternoon I guess now :D) I have this book called Body clutter (I ordered it from www.flylady.com) its a great book about exploring both the emotional side of things as well as the physical. It really helped me learn about how to make better eating choices for life, not just going on a "diet". I'm going to re-read (I need a memory boost lol) but if you're interested I can send it to you when I'm done. Its a great read for what you just described.
Hi there!! Oh I am going to have to read that, I know many of weight issues are related to emotions - so sounds like this book may be a great read. I would love to borrow it - your so sweet!
30 minute workout w/ LS WATP
100oz of water - goal was to reach 120 so almost!
I'm currently sitting at 31.5pts although I plan on having a protien shake right before bed, so 36.5pts and my daily points is 38 so not bad! I wish all days were this easy - somedays I could eat all 38pts before noon lol
I'm feeling good, FULL and sleepy. I'm excited to weigh in on Monday.
Hey Chims, I can't wait to read all your progress :) I know you'll do great. You are enspiring me to get up and get my butt in gear, LOL!
:goodluck: on your weigh in on monday!
Hay you!! Thanks for stopping by hun :) Good luck to you too, I have no doubt you'll kick some butt as well!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
So today was rough, I was up late last night with my bear & then up early saying goodbye to him - I can't wait until he comes back, I hate it when he travels.
I tried to nap when I put Seamus down for a nap but just couldn't sleep, it's so dang cold right now! So I got up and ended up eating 10 points worth of BBQ chips - argh! I bought them last night for dh b/c he wanted them while we watched a movie, but then didn't eat them, of course lol He also left a 2 liter bottle of coke but ya know what? I DUMPED IT DOWN THE SINK!!! Didn't drink a drop - go me :yahoo:
Seriously, that is so out of character for me so it's exciting, it means I really am changing & I'm really doing this. Course about a million excuses on why I shouldn't throw it down the sink went through my head as I was doing it lol but I did it!
I then tried to lay down again, the house went crazy for a bit and then calmed down, however once I got up again I felt like crap & my day was totally thrown off, I also missed dh :( I just stood there in the kitchen and thought "great, my entire day is thrown off and so is my diet" - I really think I was having some sort of sugar hang over, I know sounds crazy, but it's true!
I'm currently reading this book called The Sugar Addict's Total Recovery Program by Kathleen DesMaisons Ph.D, and it talks about how sugar affects ppl who are sensitive to it, which I am & it also talks about "sugar hang over's" where you feel icky, groggy, head is foggy and so on due to having too much sugar - well I had a fair bit last night so it makes sense.
Anyhow I had two big 20oz glasses of water & decided to pull myself out of it, I put Seamus down for his 2nd nap and then exercised for 45 minutes, I was a big sweaty mess afterwards but it felt GREAT!! My mood had also improved and my day didn't feel so off - I was really happy about this.
And now, at almost 9:30pm I am feeling good - I'm still under points so I plan on having a protien shake and maybe something nice and I only have 1 more glass to drink and I'll of reached 100oz of water today. So not a bad ending!!
I really am doing this, I really am!
WOW Julia you're doing great :woohoo: GO YOU for tossing out the soda! Doesn't it feel good to be so strong??! I'm so happy you were able to turn your day around and turn it into a positive one. Gosh, you are inspiring me, girl!! I'm sorry your sweetie is gone. I hate when Rick goes out of town. I'm a big mess the whole time cuz I miss him so much. I hope your dh is back home before you know it! Keep up the good work! You are ON TRACK!!
Hi you guys :) Your awsome, thanks for stoping by!!
Feeling really frustrated this morning - I feel like I've totally kicked butt this week, only to see a 2.6 loss - I know some would be happy, but seriously I'm not I'm actually UP .4 as of this morning. I just wanna cry.
Anyways. So I don't forget - for the POBLC my weight in was 233 I didn't put the oz down so no idea. Yesterday I was at 230 even, today I'm at 230.4 UGH.
I know part of it is I'm being extremley impatient, I want this weight off and I want it off now - but more importantly I want OUT of the damn 230's and it just seems like it's taking FOREVER to get these 5lbs off :evil: