Monday, August 24, 2015

Weigh In (8/22) + Determination

I had a great weigh in on Saturday...

I'm learning more and more just to trust my body, and to trust the [Weight Watchers] plan. Even though I gained the previous two weeks, which were somewhat expected, I still wasn't completely out of control with my eating. I definitely did not make good choices, but I also didn't go off the deep end. Last week I reigned it in and refocused on simply tracking, and it paid off. When I have these big losses, I'm not doing anything crazy or drastic; I've learned that my gains are mostly water, so that's exactly what makes up the bulk of my large losses. When I'm 100% on plan, I actually lose weight very slowly but steadily.

At this weight, I'm able to cross off another one of my mini-goals--I'm finally lower than my lowest weight post-Ryan! My next goal is about 3.5 lbs away (15% loss), and I'll be honest--I chose it because I needed something between 245 and 232 (which is 50 lbs lost). I like having all these little mini goals to look forward to, though I have to say the most motivating one so far was the first 10 pounds--I really wanted my hair cut!

I also managed to get up and get out for a run early Sunday and this morning! I was determined to just DO IT. Oh, and somewhat big news--I registered for my first official 5K ever, the Jazz Half Marathon & 5K! I chose this one because it's a big race and there will hopefully be lots of other slow runners too. It's at the end of October, which is a good amount of time for me to train, I think. I'd really like to be able to run most (if not all) of it, so I started the Couch to 5K program this week (I actually started with Week 2 since I know I can easily do Week 1).

I'm super excited, and Marc's going to do it with me (I registered both of us)--I just hope he can keep up! ;) I feel like I've found the determination I had earlier this year again, and I'm really looking forward to the coming weeks and months.

To end this post, here's a picture with my two kiddos giving me their best CHEEEEESE!


  1. Congrats on the loss and committing to do the 5K!! That is big!! :) PS.....Adorable kids :)

  2. Fantastic loss! And when I was running I did c25k too. It's a great tool!

  3. Trust the process - yep, you just proved that adage. I'm a slow and steady weight-loss kind of girl, and while it's not Biggest Loser glamorous, if you keep at it, you'll get to the finish, same as them.

    That looks like a super fun race!

  4. Five pounds down!!! GO YOU!!!! Trust the system is right. It seems so tough, especially when I find myself eating my weekly points, but hells yeah!!!
    Congrats on registering for your first 5K. Let's hope fall shows up soon for you guys.

  5. yay! Looks like a wonderful week - good job on recommitting to the tracking. I'm looking forward to hearing about the C25K. I love the pics of the kids. CHEEESSSEEEEE!!

  6. Great job registering for the 5K! Can't wait to hear all about it!


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