Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Bragging Rights

This post should probably go on It's About Time, but I am choosing to post it here. In fact, I am feeling so good that I just might post it in both places.

Today is Bragging Rights day for me. As many of you know, I am a Weight Watcher Lifetime member, and I have been struggling with a couple of unwanted pounds for a little while. This is all due to some bad habits that I have re-acquired and some challenges over the past little while.

Well, I weighed in yesterday, and I am DOWN 1.6 pounds! Yay me!

I felt that I was down anyway. I could tell by the fit of my clothing, and also by my fitness level, which has increased slightly, but noticeably.

You might wonder exactly what I do to accomplish this. Well, it is a bit of work, but nothing unmanageable. There are a few, ahem, rules. I track (write down) what I eat each day, and assign points values to the foods. I also know where I need to be to lose, and I try to stay in that range. I drink water. I don't drink many soda drinks, diet or not. I eat fruits and veggies, and watch the carbs. I drink milk, specifically soy milk. I exercise five nights a week. I limit my caffeine intake.

Even with all of this, I never feel restricted. I never feel like I am cheating myself of anything. If I am having a chocolate day where I crave chocolate, I have 'some', enough for a taste, and then it's done. I don't buy chocolate bars as a rule, but I always make sure that I have 'some' chocolate in the house....just in case.

So, yay me!

I think I need an icon for that, don't you?

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

I Survived the Holidays

It was an 'up' as we refer to it, but a small up. Point 2 up. It would have been nice if it was a point 2 down, but I'll take what I got. It could have been worse, much much worse.

I enjoyed the wonderful food and the fun, and ate what the season turned out, but I didn't turn into the demon eater. That's a good thing.

I went back to the gym tonight, and did 2 classes (I am already aching and paying for THAT little episode), but again....all worth it.

Cheers (and onward and upward as they say).

Where are we going? Does anybody know?

This was my first meeting for 2007. It was kind of like resuming course after the boats have all gone astray.

Here's the recap:

Where are we going?
  1. Balance

  2. Healthier

  3. Lose the weight and keep it off

  4. Mental peace/faith

Think first and eat wisely.

It's okay to make resolutions, but more importantly to make lifestyle changes.

Have a map. Have a plan.

Til next time.....