Monday, September 28, 2015

Weigh In (9/26) + Goals

The results of this week's weigh in were pretty great!

 

I finally reached 40 pounds down, AND I lost another point! I guess my efforts from the previous 2 weeks finally paid off, so even though I had kind of a "meh" week, everything still balanced out!

I think situations like this really prove that it's important to look at the whole picture and not just immediate results. What if 2 weeks ago when I "only" lost .4, I'd thought, "What's the point of all this exercise if I only lost .4?", or last week when I gained over a pound what if I'd thrown in the towel completely and just immediately went back to all my old eating habits?

I'm certain that if I'd given up due to lack of immediate results, I would have gained at least 3.4 pounds instead of losing 3.4 pounds, and I'd be on my way to regaining these 41.6 pounds that I've worked so hard to lose. 

That's why it's so important to have goals other than weight loss, goals of health, longevity, clothing fit, simply feeling better. Weight Watchers has officially ditched setting weight loss goals for their members, and instead members will set their own goals. They'll still give out 5-pound award stickers, and 5% and 10% charms, etc., but the ultimate goal, the one where you get Lifetime status, will be set by you rather than the BMI chart.


I've never had an ultimate weight number in mind--I always figured I'd figure it out as I got closer to goal. However, I've always had a clothing size in mind--a size 10. I've never been a 10 (even in 6th grade I wore a women's 14/16). I was just starting to squeeze into a 12 before I stopped the diet pills in college, and I always thought that a 10 would have been perfect. Who knows, if I get to that point and my body wants to go smaller, I'll re-evaluate. I know that this is probably in the 160-170 pound range, so I do have an idea of how much weight I need to lose.

One of my goals for this week was to have a fantastic run on Sunday morning to make up for my crappy previous Sunday run. At the last minute, I decided to run 3.2 miles in honor of my 32nd birthday coming up on the 29th; I thought it was a little serendipitous since I usually run 3.1 miles on Sundays (which is also the longest I've ever run). It was a pretty AWESOME run, if I do say so myself. It was cloudy and sprinkling just a bit throughout the entire run, but maybe 2 seconds after I stopped my Garmin at 3.2 miles, the sky opened and it was pouring! I was about half a mile from home, but I just took my time walking and enjoyed the rain--it wasn't lightning or thundering yet, and it wasn't quite raining cats and dogs... just hard enough that I wished I had my hat to keep the rain out of my eyes.

I tried to get a selfie afterward, but I looked a little crazy in all the pictures:
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Food Journals 9/26 & 9/27 - Because I went so far over my points on Saturday (long festival day), I made an executive decision and only "used" 20 WP's that day so I have some left to use throughout the week. 



8 comments:

  1. I needed to read this! Thank you! And way to go!

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  2. Hi Christina, I have been MIA - feeling crappy and unmotivated and unfocused. These are times when I avoid other blogs because rather than get motivated, I sometimes feel crappier. But, it's Monday, and I am resolving to be back again till the next bout of depression hits. I just caught up on your blogs, and am so inspired by you - I'm sorry to hear that you got the disappointing news, and I am delighted that you handled it so beautifully. Good for you! Congratulations on 40lbs down! That's wonderful news! Your selfies make me smile - you look so cheerful in them!! :-)

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  3. Wonderful loss this week and you're right, it's about the overall stuff not just about the individual weight goals!

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  4. Congrats on losing a point! Which sounds crappy but I know it's a good thing. What an awesome weigh-in!

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  5. Congrats on your loss and not losing sight of the most important things!

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  6. Great job on the weigh in! Loved your comment about looking crazy in all the pics (which you don't) because I always feel the same way when I take selfies! You're doing so wonderful- I need to catch your spark!

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  7. Congratulations on your weigh in! You're doing an amazing job!! I love being in the rain too :)

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