Weighing In & Update

I know it’s been over a week since I last posted! However, I am super proud of myself because of what all last week brought, LOTS ‘O STRESS! Last Tuesday my husband had a heart attack (at only 40). He was in the hospital for a few days and came home on Thursday. He’s recovering nicely, but I am keeping a VERY close eye on him because he has not taken care of himself, health wise, since we’ve been married.

He refused to go to the doctor and would cancel appointments and not reschedule. Plus he is a diabetic that has NEVER had his sugars under control. And he’s had a LOT of stress in his life, therefore he had a heart attack. It was so scary last Tuesday, but I am just thankful that God had His hand on him and protected him through the whole ordeal. The doctors placed a stent in one of his arteries in his heart to open it up and keep plague from building back up. ¬†Amazingly the good news about the plague was that it stopped the blood clot from going in further. Who ever knew plague could be a blessing in disguise? ūüėČ

I’m REALLY thankful that for the past few months I started on this new lifestyle, and have all ready incorporated it into my family’s life, which just makes it easier for my husband to put into full practice now that all this happened.

On a great note Рduring all the stress and turmoil I did excellent last week. I have to admit that I struggled with keeping track of my calories/points because I was not around a computer very much. BUT I just stuck with food that I knew I could eat and that would keep my around my daily intake. AND I lost 4 lbs this past week.  Funny enough I only got 2 days of exercise in. I worked out last Monday and then Friday, and that was all the time I had. I went from 250 to 246!

Yeah no more 250’s! My first goal is to get to 245, and then on to 235. I am doing this in 10lb increments. This makes it less stressful on me, and gives me smaller numbers to work towards. Right now I have 101 lbs to lose. I have lost 20lbs so far! Whoo-hooo!

I am really proud of myself, and it has not been as hard as I thought it would be. Yes I have to workout and sweat, and watch what I eat. But I feel better, I’m in much better shape, and I am NOT feeling deprived at all! And I am getting closer and closer to my ideal weight.

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Non-Scale Victory (NSV)

What’s a Non-Scale Victory? Pretty much anything that is as rewarding to you as losing those pounds on the scale.

For me this week it was fitting into a pair of pants that I ordered online and were on the small size, that I couldn’t even button them when I got them. Yesterday, I was getting ready for church and decided to see if they would fit now and sure enough! I slipped them on, buttoned, and zipped them. They were slightly on the tighter side, but not bad! I was very happy about this. In another 10lbs they will fit perfectly, and in another 20 lbs I believe they will be on the big side! And soon they will once again not fit, but that’s because they will be TOO big!

For me fitting into smaller clothes sizes is JUST as rewarding (if not more so) as the pounds dropping on the scale!

Weighing In

Good News, Bad News kind of day. Good News I am out of the 250’s! Whoo-hoo! Definately worth celebrating and be thrilled about! Bad News, I am not where I have hoped I would be in terms of weight loss right now. Is it the end of the world – absolutely not! ¬†Would I be lying if I said I wasn’t a tad bit bummed – yes. But I’m not dwelling on it and I am not going to let this stop me from continuing this journey! There are always bumps and mountains to overcome in any kind of journey, but that does not mean that I should just give up – it just means I need to work harder and keep pushing forward.

As much as I wish this journey could be completed as a sprint, I need to keep in mind that this is a marathon. And I need to take my time and just keep pushing forward until I reach that finish line.

Weighing In

I lost 2 lbs this week, which made me very happy! I do believe eating all my points every day made a huge difference. Losing weight is not about starving ourselves, it’s about fueling our bodies with the right foods and the right amounts.

Especially now that I have added regular exercise and workouts to my schedule, I need to make sure that my body is receiving all the energy and fuel it needs to continue on. Therefore, ensuring that I am eating every 3-4 hours and getting all my points in for the day is essential to my weight loss goals. And this week proves that.

Weighing In

I weighed myself yesterday and lost 1 lb. I was kind of surprised, as I thought I would have lost at least 2 or 3, but after reviewing my journal and though I did not go over my points and ate surprisingly well, I think my biggest issue is actually NOT eating all my points. I had about 4 days where I did not even eat all my daily points. And today I was watching season 6 of The Biggest Loser (TBL) and Bob was telling one of the contestants that they need to eat every 4 hours to ensure the body will let go of the pounds (fat).

This week the changes I am making is to make sure that I eat something every 4 hours AND that I eat ALL my daily points. I may not be training like an athlete, like they do on TBL, but I am working out quite a bit and pushing myself harder than I have in a long time.

If eating all my daily points and eating every 4 hours does not help me lose more than a 2 or 3 lbs per week than I will also start trying to eat ALL my weekly points as well, or at least half of them.  We will see how things go this week.