Friday, December 28, 2007

Day One.

I am considering today to be day one. The past month has been a rollercoaster, as far as WW is concerned. I have gained, lost, gained, lost, gained... I have made hardly any progress this last month, as far as my weight is concerned. I am only .4 pounds less than I was one month ago. However, the silver lining, in my mind, is that I am not any heavier. I survived the holidays, and I have a loss (although minor) to show for it. This was my first attempt at being on WW for Thanksgiving & Christmas. I know now what I can do better and what things didn't work. I am learning.

With that said, though, holidays shouldn't be an excuse to be lax about things... and I let them. I haven't recorded my food in at LEAST a month. Journaling is something that I need to do so that I am really aware of what I'm eating. A bite here, a bite there, really adds up. I need to be accountable. So, as my mom used to tell me growing up:

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.

So, that's what I'm doing.

I went to the gym last night (after a 3 pound gain at WW--putting me down 35.4 overall) for the first time in ages. I ran for 20 minutes, walked for 15. It's a start! This morning I got breakfast at work & recorded it on my online tracker, and instead of getting a diet mountain dew like I usually do, I got a water. It's noon, but I'm not really too hungry yet, so I'm not heading to lunch. I am trying to pay more attention to my body & what it tells me, rather than what I think I need.

I know a lot of people make new year's resolutions to lose weight, exercise, etc. I make a list of things I want to accomplish every year, and among the things on that list are the following:

Exercise. Even if I only exercised once per week, that would be more than I did in 2007, so that's my goal.

Wear 20s. I am currently pretty consistently in 22s in pants. I've never been in 20s (except on my way up!), so I'm not sure how much more I'd have to lose to get there... Ideally I'd like to be in 18s, but I didn't want my goal to be too lofty.

Celebrate my WW anniversary. I've never stuck to the plan for longer than about 6 months in the past. I would like to celebrate 1 year on the program this coming August.

What are your goals for 2008?


Trisha said...

I am also going through the same thing. I also haven't been tracking the way I should and I have also not been going to meetings as much as I should. I am startng this week as a fresh start too! Good luck in the new year!

Heather said...

well I think you have done fantastic. it is a big achievement to get through the holidays on a "diet" and I think you have done great. you are know what not to do and what to do right next time.

I was lax about the journeling the last week and I know that probably hasnt helped as I ate things I shouldnt have. so heres to getting back in the swing of things!

Brittany said...

My goals for 2008 are similar to yours. I had never stuck to WW for more than a few months. July 30th, it will be a year. Also, to exercise at least once a week. I have a treadmill in my house for goodness sakes. but I always make excuses on why I can't use it.

I've been on track more this week than I have in the past. I weigh-in on Monday and my scale shows me up 10 pounds. I believe it's at least 7 pounds off. It showed me as 318 last Monday when I weighed in at 311. But still, up 3. I've journaled everything. I've overestimated things on point values I don't know. And I'm .4 from reaching 50 pounds and my goal was to do it by the end of 2007. If I gain this week, I'll be very upset. **bites nails**

Krissie said...

There always has to be a first step. Rock on for taking one.

Big kudos for the water. I ordered a pepsi at a restaurant today, but refused a refill and had water from there on out. It's baby steps.

My goal for 2008? I will be a runner. Whatever it takes to get me there, I will run. I'm going to start picturing Forest Gump in my head or something...

Kathy said...

Getting through the holidays without a gain is should be proud. I'm really looking forward to the new year...the beginning of my third year following WW.

Dee said...

Happy New Year Teale!
You rock and you will continue to rock in 2008, no doubt about it.

Lauren said...

those goals are totally acheivable. Keep up the good work!