Sunday, January 18, 2009

I am Stoked!

I had my Weight Watcher meeting today and I lost 3.4 lbs this week. That's a total of 6 for the last three weeks and I've also lost 5.75 inches. I'm exercising with Spark People and the Boot Camp Challenge. I'm feeling better and I have more energy. I've realized that I can't let myself get too hungry or it's all over. During the week when I'm working, I try to eat about 5-6 times a day. I relax a little on the weekends. I get up at 4am and so I try to eat a little breakfast by 5am. Then when I get home from work at 9 or 9:30, I eat a little more. I pack a bag lunch to take with me that I eat about 1pm and then I eat an apple at 4:30pm on my way home from work. Dinner is usually by 6pm. I usually try to save at least 1pt so that I can give myself a treat after dinner and before bed.

I'm also trying to exercise every day by doing walking on the treadmill, walking the dogs, doing a Leslie Sansone walking video and the Boot camp video on strength training.

I know this sounds like a lot of work and that it's time consuming but I'm really beginning to see that I'm worth it and it's not taking time away from anything that's more important.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Weight Watchers and Spark People

I had my first productive weigh-in today at Weight Watchers. I lost 1.4 lbs this week. I think that's amazing especially because of New Years eve. I planned for it though and saved my flex points because I knew there would be challenges and I still managed to lose weight. I would like to keep my expectations reasonable at 1.5 lbs per week. If I stick with that, I will meet my goal of 71 lbs by Dec. 28, 2009.

If anyone needs help in this area here is a link to the Weight Watchers web site.
www.weightwatchers.com


I have also become a big fan of www.sparkpeople.com. Both web sites are helping me to lose this weight. Spark people also has a nutrition tracker and fitness tracker like Weight Watchers and they track all your calories, fat, protein and so forth. The people on both sites are very supportive and I'm enjoying them immensely. The difference between the two sites is, Spark people is totally free. Check it out and see what you think. I signed up for the Boot camp Fitness Challenge and believe me the video workouts are awesome. I didn't know a 56 year old overweight woman like me could kick box. It's really fun, too. I'm going to try not to let my blog become all about weight loss but I will keep this updated with my progress.