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Fusion, Cheating and Not Giving Up

So I am getting closer to the two week mark.  Things still seem to be going ok so far!  I am getting a minimum of 30 minutes of walking in each day…usually more; luckily, 30 minute days are the slack days.  I did skip yesterday…I didn’t do anything.  It felt ok and I was glad to find that I really wanted to get out today after missing a day.  Well, I didn’t actually skip a day since time travel has not yet been invented…or has it???  Technically…the day still happened, I was aware of it, I even had some experiences, annoyed my husband, washed some dishes and hung out at the hospital for nearly four hours…just not necessarily in that order or all in the same place.  I just did not get out to do my daily walk.  And that is ok, because it left me really wanting to get outside today!  Which I did.  We both went out and walked a few kilometres today, which gave me a few extra WW points to use up.  Which is also ok because I fully decided several days ago that today would be a “cheat” day!

Our walk ended up at a Japanese fusion restaurant where we gorged on sushi.  Once I added up the points in the tracker, I was pleased to find that was not the cheating part!  I think the cheating might have been when I had cheesecake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert.  At least that is what I suspect.  I could just be paranoid though.  After all, I shared it with my husband, so I only had half; that negates all the badness of cheesecake, right?  Right??  Hellooo??

The spoils.  So good and so right!

The spoils. So good and so right!

The cheat.  So bad but ooohhhh so right!

The cheat. So bad but ooohhhh so right!

All I know is at the end of my day, I managed to stay within my points!!!  I will admit a big part of that was the fact that because of the time we ate at the restaurant; it was in the afternoon and I was soooo full for so long, I was not even close to hungry at supper.  I knew I should have something to avoid being hungry late at night, so I did have four Triscuit with some tuna on top.  Annnd, that was it…I was done.  Done like dinner.  (See what I did there, clever little play on words.  Yeah, that is just how I roll!)

With the two week mark coming up, I do have to admit, I do not think I will find any more lost with regard to measurements this week.  But that is ok, trudging onward is the key, no matter what!  Keeping it simple, taking baby steps seems to be the right formula so far!  With time, as I get more comfortable with it all, I will plan ahead when it comes to my meals, will post recipes up here and even highlight posts from some of my favorite blogs as I go!

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It’s All Happening!

Holy wow, folks!!  I have been doing WW for one week now and really don’t feel like I have been cutting back much on eating.  So, after having posted about my confusion with being allowed to eat so much…or what feels like so much when you are trying to go down in size…I had quite a surprise this morning.

I lost three inches overall!!!! I lost an inch on my waist, bust and hips!  YES!!!  No change in my arms and legs (weird, because my limbs are doing all the exercise!), but I can deal with chunky limbs if my waist line gets back to where I want it!  The rest will follow eventually.

English: A tape measure. Deutsch: Massband

Woohoo!!

I have no idea if I have lost any weight.  I don’t own any scales.  Perhaps I should, since I am doing Weight Watchers, not Size Watchers.  But as much as I like to watch the numbers go down on the scales, I get just as much, if not more, of a thrill from seeing the changes in the inches I lose and the way my clothes fit (and eventually, won’t fit anymore…in a good way!).  Point I can make about that is, years ago, I was going to a gym quite faithfully.  It was a student special for eight months.  At the end of those months, I was really upset when we did my final weigh-in and I had only lost five pounds.  I was crushed and quite frankly embarrassed.  I thought I was doing so well.  Then the trainer got out the tape measure.  When she finished and compared the numbers, I had ended up losing a total of 17 inches overall.  She had never seen that before…so many inches but so few pounds.  Of course part of it was likely due to gaining muscle after losing fat, but I am pretty sure it’s just my make-up.  I used to and probably always will, weigh a little more than people the same size as me.

Things are really shaping up!!

Things are really shaping up!!

Sooo…my biggest priority when it comes to results are the inches I lose.

The exercise I am getting in is not very difficult.  I am making it a priority to get outside every day for at least 30 minutes of brisk walking.  I have gotten lazy when it comes to getting down on the floor at home and toning, but not beating myself up over it, because I will do it; I know I have to.  Besides, seeing results makes me want it more!

P.S. Working as a preschool teacher has the potential to do this for you as well! (Speaking from experience)

P.S. Working as a preschool teacher has the potential to do this for you as well! (Speaking from experience)

And so it has begun.

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