Monday, March 3, 2008

It's time...

It's time to get my head back on straight regarding my weight watchers plan. I have been just scooting along at the bare minimum since about Thanksgiving. I've continued to lose, for the most part, but I'm not giving it my all.

My main battle is completely mental. I never thought I'd get to 50 pounds lost, and then I did. The problem though has been that I don't actually envision myself at my goal weight. I saw 50 pounds as this huge hurdle, but I didn't plan for what I'd do once I crossed that line. So for right now, my goal is to get into the 250s. I haven't been in the 250s in YEARS. When I did WW the first time (successfully), I lost 30-some pounds, which put me in the 260s. At that point, I was thrilled, cuz I hadn't been to that point in ages either. But I never made it to the 250s. So, 250s, you are mine!!!

My other battle that I face off with is the gym. I have just been refusing to go, period. It's my responsibility to prioritize, and it doesn't matter if I worked 10 hours that day or's my decision to go home and be lazy and sit in front of the tv, or go to the gym for 30 minutes and get some exercise. Noone is in control of that situation but me. And the fact is, if I don't go to the gym, I'm not going to see the results that I could potentialy see. I know there are others out there struggling with this... or they feel like maybe they're on a plateau. But ask yourself: what is it that I could be doing that I'm not? And for me, that is exercise!

I had a .6 gain on Friday when I weighed in. I expected it. I fear going tomorrow night though. I'm certain it's another gain. I did well during the week... but my weekend was not so good. Drinks, movie popcorn, mexican food, deep dish pizza... ugh. I did, however, resist buying a bag of chocolate when I went to the store w/a friend the other day. She was buying some candy, and I picked up a bag of Reese's... then I thought about it & put it back on the shelf. Big behavior modification there!

So this is the plan for this week. Please help keep me accountable.
1. Get exercise 4 days this week. Whether it's going to the gym, going for a walk, or doing a DVD workout at home. I will get some form of movement 4 days.
2. Cook! I will cook 3 times this week. One of those times will be a recipe I haven't yet tried before. (I'm thinking taco soup... yum!)
3. Blog at least twice.
4. Remind myself daily that I am working towards my next goal of being in the 250s. That is about 17 pounds to go.
5. Write down my food every day (and maybe record it here, just for accountability)

Do you gals have a plan for the week?


Princess Dieter said...

I haven't been around a few days and missed some deep posts.

Thanks for your honesty. I'm so glad the toxic relationship is gone. That was scary, woman! Hugs to you.

I wish you the best. Getting into the 250's is my current goal, too. I haven't been there in, lemme see, about 10 years. Dang.

I look forward to seeing your progress and recipes. :D

the Princess

Heather said...

I think your next goal is great and I know you will get there! dont let your brain talk you out of it, or it wil turn into a self fulfilling prophecy and you deserve this!

I hear you about the exercise..I know I could see better results if I could just get my butt in gear, but its hard. I know you are super busy now too so you probably have less and less time, so just try to find some time and jsut do it. that is what I have been telling myself.

awesome job putting that bag of candy back!

HappyBlogChick said...

Your plan sounds great!

Can you think of a reward to give yourself when you get into the 250's? Something to help keep you focused?

When I was working outside the home (I work from home now), the way I got to the gym was that I would take my clothes with me to work, and I wouldn't let myself go home if I didn't go. I knew if I went home I'd just sit down and never get up again, so I didn't let myself get to that sofa until I worked out. Would something like that work for you?

With your can-do attitude and great plan that 0.6 gain will be gone in a flash.

Chubby Chick said...

Sounds like a great plan, Teale! And I KNOW you can do it! :)

Carleen said...

you are doing soo well... I think we all battle with ourselves...
you can you will and go on and kick the 250's butt :)

I'm just trying to get each day within points target...I loose whe nI follow the plan...I gain when I dont... easy solution...just trying to stick to it!!

Hanlie said...

You have all the answers! I like that! As you say, working towards a goal is important...but we need to know that our mini-goals are just stepping stones, not the finish line!

Good luck, Teale! I know you can do it!

Lynn said...

RYC - Hi Teale - I download the c25k podcasts and use those instead of lugging paper & a stop watch.

They work on ipods and any mp3 player.

Good luck w/ running!! :)