Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Weekly Weigh In and Update

I really meant to post a couple of days ago, but you know how life goes and gets in the way!

I had my weekly WW weigh in on Saturday.  Good news and bad news.  Good news is I lost 1.7 lbs.  Bad news, I lost 1.7 lbs.  I know I only started being more careful with my food midweek but I really felt like it would be just a little more.  That being said, I am happy that the scale is going in the right direction.  I have a long road ahead of me, but I am slowly starting to realize this is not an overnight fix.

Getting prepared is one of the main things I need to do to help me with my weight loss.  One of the first things I did was go shopping for some fresh produce.

I was doing well with cutting out sugar until Sunday.  We ended up going to Dairy Queen and I had a small dipped cone.  However, I have been binge free which really makes me happy.  I also started walking again.  My toe is feeling much better.  Today I plan on swimming some laps.  I am really starting to feel like I am getting to a better place and I know from past experience, I will be able to be more successful with my diet then.

Anyhoo, I will try to post more frequently.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The Story So Far...

How many times have I started this post feeling like a failure, an idiot, embarrassed, frustrated.  Well, I think  you get the picture.  Someone then pointed out to me that I am not the only one with these struggles and many, many more are facing the same dilemma.  

Just to recap, I initially started this blog when I had already lost about 75 lbs. That was in December 2011.  I did get to within a couple pounds of my goal in May 2012.  I could just feel it, I was so close.  I slowly started my regain.  Now I am down 30 lbs from my original highest weight.  Argghh, that pretty much seems to sum up how I feel.

There is definitely no end to this journey.  I will keep at it and I must keep my eye on the prize.  This big prize is my health.

I will be back to tracking, drinking water and walking.   A few weeks ago I tripped in the garage and hurt my toe.  Just now I am starting to feel more comfortable walking on it.  So I will be getting out tonight.  I truly loved the routine I was in a couple of years ago with the walking and running.  I will get there again.

As for the food, I will be staying away from processed food, bread and sugar.  I know that getting these out of my system will make me enjoy the "clean" foods once again.  Its amazing how fast your body adjusts to the "junk" that you put in it.  I know its not good for me, but I continued anyways.

My main goal is to get my mind into the right place.  I know once that happens, the rest will fall into place.  I know from reading other blogs, that many of you can relate to the regain and the agony that goes along with it.  Even though I have not been posting, I have tried to keep up with many of your blogs.  I have just been embarrassed to leave comments.  You are all very motivational to me!

Monday, 2 June 2014

Hello June and WW Weekly Weigh In

Darn internet was down most of today, but up and running again!

Saturday morning I went for my weekly weigh in.  As expected I was up 2.7 lbs.  Its not a shock when I realize I was not doing well the first half of the week before I got fed up enough to start doing something about it.  This week should be much better.

First thing this morning I got up and walked 4 km.  I have been walking but not a good brisk one like this morning.  I even added in a tiny bit of running.  Why I ever stopped is beyond me.  Yes, my knees were bothering me but I should have slowed it down and kept it up.  I really think I will start keeping tracking of the distance I do.  By the end of June, I would like to make it up to 20 km (12.42 miles) a week.  I look at the picture of myself running the 10K at the top of the page and can't believe I did that.  Who knows, maybe one day again.  Right now I really am starting from scratch.

My new favourite lunch right now is grilled chicken and grilled veggies.  Tonight I grilled up a bunch of veggies and just added a little balsamic vinegar to it.  Delicious!  I like using zucchini, peppers, onions and asparagus, but you can really use whatever you like.