Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Today's #WeightWatchers Weigh-In #12PoundsIn12Weeks Challenge January 20, 2015

Here's where I posted how I signed up for 12 weeks of Weight Watchers (not my first rodeo with them) and hope to lose 12 pounds in 12 weeks. The first few weeks loss is fast but after that it gets harder to maintain and treats are super tempting sometimes and willpower does fail. I love how I have the extra 49 points per week built in to my plan for times I am dying for a cookie, cake, burger, whatever.

So I set out this morning to weigh in for the 2nd time and knew I could not stay for the meeting because we have our 2nd or 3 homeschool testing days at our house so I had to get home fast. I bought some popped BBQ crisps and some maple brown sugar oatmeal because sometimes having those things that are already counted up points-wise for you and are quick and easy really helps when you are nearing HANGRY (hungry + getting angry because you are so hungry = HANGRY).

And when you are SUPER HUNGRY you tend to eat whatever you can find. That's why I like to keep a little bag of things in my purse and car like almonds already counted into baggies at 5 points per baggie, chips that I know are 2 points per bag, protein bars, 2-point chocolate snack bars, and fruit. Yes, for now I am eating processed foods that are probably not fantastic for me, but they are helping me to get a handle on my food issues and learn about portions and when I am truly hungry. We can talk about going Paleo or something like that once I know what I can deal with realistically.

Photo from playbuzz.com
Weight loss for this week = 2.8 pounds (probably b/c I had 34 activity points from my ActiveLink and also ate very well, making sure to ALWAYS eat all 26 of my points per day even if it was 10 p.m. and I wasn't really hungry. I don't want my body to think I am trying to starve it.)

Total weight loss since January 6 = 4.8 pounds (159.4 to 154.6)

Goals: to walk a half marathon this fall because I have always loved to walk and for my knees to not crack when I do squats or walk down the stairs