Saturday, May 21, 2011

Weight Watchers 5K Walk

I just got back from walking with my fellow Weight Watcher friends.  What a nice time.  Of course I was at the end of the pack with the lady that usually sits by me at meetings.  We were the 2 oldest walkers there, but it was a nice time anyway.  We got to talk and get to know each other better.  We had about 10 walkers show up.

Since I didn't write after my last weight I'll update now.  I lost .8 and finally made my 10% on Monday.  I got my Weight Watcher's key chain.  I put my 16 weeks charm on it and on Monday I will be able to put my walking charm on it.  My next charm goal is to get my 25 pound anchor charm.  That is 6.8 more pounds.  My next personal goal is to be at 165 by the end of the month.  I have 3.4 pounds to go and 2 weigh-ins to do it in.  Wish me luck!!

The weather is finally nice here in Ohio, so today I am going to get out and play in the dirt.  I'm going to rake the leaves from around the plants and decide what needs to be replaces.  I'm also going to do more weeding.  I'm going to plant my onion sets and see if I can find my bean seeds so I can get them planted too.  It's going to be a busy day outside in the fresh air.  I hope it helps me show a loss at Monday's weigh-in.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Yesterday's Weigh-In

I had a 2.2 loss this week.  This put me officially in the 160s.  I am a half pound from being at my 10%.  That is next weeks goal.  I guess amping up the activity helped me this week.  Now, I have to keep it up.  It's been so nice the last couple days that I've been able to get out and do some much needed weeding in the flower gardens on top of all the extra walking I've been doing.

I went out to eat a lot this past weekend.  This is something I always do.  I'm learning to make better choices and I bring half home for another day.

Yesterday's meals: total 27 points 2 points left for day

Breakfast= 2 points

Lunch= 13 points

Dinner= 12
hamburger on whole wheat bun
broccoli slaw
1/2 ear corn

Exercise= 9 points
30 minutes walking outside
4 mile walk with Leslie Sansone

Friday, May 6, 2011

Outdoor walking

The sun was actually out for a change so I took the dog for a walk.  I met my daughter and her dog and we walked around the neighborhood.  It  was nice to get out and get some fresh air.  I walked a 30 minute mile outside and then came home and walked with Leslie Sansone doing her Fast & Firm 4 really "BIG" miles.  That makes another 5 miles today.  I was going to go out and move some rocks around to make my flower beds, but it's starting to cloud up.  The forecast is rain everyday for the next 7 days.

My husband is going motorcycle riding for the weekend.  He took me out to lunch before he left.   I had the salad bar.  I did ok until I went back for a bowl of fruit.  They had a Black Forest dessert.  I took a 1/2 piece (1"x2").  It was the best thing I've ever eaten.  YUM!!! I would have loved to go back and get more, but I didn't.  I shared my 1/2 piece with my husband.  I have no idea how many points to put in my tracker for it. 

Thursday's Meals:

Breakfast 5 points
1/2 english muffin w/ 1 T peanut butter

Lunch 10 points
Spaghetti w/ 1 meatball

Dinner 20 points
General Tso's chicken w/ rice

Snack 2 points
WW dark chocolate raspberry frozen treat

Total points used today 37 leaving me with 39 remaining weekly points

Activity points
9 today with a total of 28 weekly points.

Today's weight on my home scale 171 Probably due to the salt in the chinese food.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


After doing a 20 minute mile on the treadmill and doing the 4 Fast Miles walk with Leslie Sansone, I finally got into the 160s.  It was 169.5 on my scale.  My scale only does the 1/2 pounds.  Now I have to stay here or lose more for Monday's weigh in.  I made my May 15th goal.  Now I have to lose 4 more pounds to meet my end of the month goal.

My eating been good.  I went over 2 point yesterday, but I was under both Monday and Tuesday so I feel OK about it.  I think instead of posting what I plan to eat on the days I post I will review what I ate the day before since the menu changes.

Wednesday's meals:

Breakfast 5 points
1/2 english muffin w/ 1 T peanut butter

Lunch 10 points
egg salad pita
1 oz thin pretzels
Snack- 1 oz almonds

Dinner 12 points
1/2 cup broccolini
1 cup Whole wheat pasta
pasta sauce and 1 meatball
1/2 english muffin w/ 1/2 wedge laughing cow

Evening snack 4
WW dessert

Total points used today 31 leaving me with 47 remaining weekly points

Activity points
5 today with a total of 12 weekly points.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

1st Day of Extended Exercise

I got up early this morning and made my husband's breakfast.  I made myself a smoothie using a 1/2 banana, pineapple, blueberries and raspberries.  I added a WW yogurt worth 2 points and some ice cubes.  This made enough for me to have a glass for breakfast and another one for lunch.  Since fruit is zero points I'm counting this as a 2 point smoothie

I walked on the treadmill for 20 minutes and then did a Leslie Sansone strength walk CD for 40 minutes, so I got in an hour workout today.  I'm going to continue this for the week and see if it helps my next weigh in.  After I worked out I had 1/2 english muffin with 1 T peanut butter.

I went shopping at Walmart for a few things.  I got some turkey sausage crumbles and turkey pepperoni so I could have some english muffin pizzas for lunch.  This is 4 points. They are remodeling our Walmart and it's almost impossible to find anything.

Dinner is going to be an egg salad sandwich using pita pockets 3 points for a half sandwich and I'm using up the last of the Easter ham and making some Ham Corn Chowder.  It is 8 points for a cup. 

I will have some watermelon for my evening snack while I watch Biggest Loser.  Zero points.

I am low on points today.  It's hard to get points in when fruits and veggies are zero points.
Breakfast= 4
Dinner= 11
Total= 21
I'm suppose to have 29.  I might add some almonds for an afternoon snack if I'm hungry.

I have 5 activity points

Today's weight on my home scale 171

Monday, May 2, 2011

Why Is It So Hard?

Why is it so hard to get to the next 10 pound mark?  It seems to take forever to get out of the 180s and now I'm stuck in the 170s.  I've been stuck in the 170s since January.  I am so close.  Last week I weighed 170.8.  I was hoping for a pound loss this week so I could finally be in the 160s. NOPE!! I had a .6 gain so now I have to lose a pound and a half to get into the 160s.  It just doesn't seem fair.  I'm going to up my exercise so I can hopefully get there next Monday.  I've been walking on the treadmill for 20 minutes everyday.  I think I'll still do that and then follow-up with some kind of exercise tape or wii game.  I wish the weather would get better so I could go out walking too.  It was so nice last year when we would go for a walk in the park after dinner.  It's been raining so much that I'm sure that the park trails are very muddy.

I took my monthly measurements and I'm down 3 inches overall.  I have a pair of jeans that I'm using for my clothing guide and I finally got them zipped without having to lay on the bed first.  They are still too tight to wear, but I did get the zipped!! 

My May goals are to be in the 160s by May 15th and to be 165 by Memorial Day.  My original goal was to lose 1 pound a week.  Today was my 19th week of Weight Watchers and I'm down 15.2 so I'm 4 pounds behind on my goal.