Saturday, April 30, 2011

It's A New Day!

So, I went to my first Weight Watchers meeting on Thursday night. I'm really glad that I did too. I'm completely excited about starting the new program and using points+ instead of the old points system that I was doing.

I'll no longer be tracking my food here on my blog, because now I'm using eTools, on weightwatchers.com and it tracks everything for me over there. But, I am tracking, and I am staying on plan. With the new plan all fruits and most veggies are 0 points, plus I now get to have 40 points a day instead of the 34 that I was allowed before.

On a sad note, I did gain some weight since I've last weighed in. I weighed in on Thursday night at 8 pm at 273.8 lbs. So, I gained back almost 8 lbs. But, that was at night, and I never weigh at night, when I'm at home, and I was wearing clothes. I still haven't gotten my new scale in the mail yet, I had to order it on Amazon and it hasn't gotten here yet. But, when I do get it I'll weigh first thing in the morning to get a more accurate weight. Then, I'll let you know how much I really did gain back.

But, I'm excited about having a rejuvenated attitude towards losing this weight. I'm glad that I didn't let myself fall off track for too long. I recognized that things weren't going like they should and I fixed it in a pretty fast manner. Previously I've always pretty easily gotten to that 30 lbs lost mark and that's pretty much where I always stray. And, I saw that happening again and I didn't want that to be my fate this time. So, I'm so thankful that I was able to nip things in the bud and get things rolling again. Maybe I will be able to reach my 50 lb goal by May 31st. Maybe not, but still, I'm on the right track. I'm not trying to lose this weight in a super fast pace, I just want it gone, no matter how long it takes me.

Thank you so much to all of my wonderful friends that have helped me so much throughout this past week. Thank you, I love you all.

I'll be weighing in on Thursday at my next WW meeting, but hopefully I'll be able to weigh in at home a bit sooner than that and update things on here then.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

4/28/11 Food

green smoothie: 7 pts
hard boiled egg: 2 pts
multi-grain chips w/ salsa: 3 pts
garden burger in an english muffin: 3 pts
cherry tomatoes: 0 pts
fiber one brownie: 2 pts
sourdough bread: 1 pt

total points: 18

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I need a little help

I'm having major issues with staying on track. Which, is something that I talked about the other day. I was hoping to just get right back into the swing of things, but it's been really hard. I'm having issues with sweets mostly. And eating things until the point of being sick. I don't really want to do that to myself, but I do have a food addiction. My brain has a hard time knowing when to stop. This might sound really stupid to most people that don't abuse food, and I understand that. But, let's compare it to an alcoholic. They know that alcohol isn't good for them, but they just continue drinking, not because they really want to, but because their brain tells them that they need it. And, it tastes good, gives them that temporary high, and that makes them continue drinking more and more. So, that's how some foods are for me. The hard thing with food is that I just can't completely get rid of it and be done. I HAVE to eat everyday, multiple times a day. So, in a sense, a food addiction is probably one of the hardest to get under control. I've been lucky enough to never have issues with drugs or alcohol, since none of those things have ever even entered my body. But, food is my drug. Candy is my drug. Cookies are my drug. Peanut butter is my drug, especially when mixed with chocolate.

I might just be a little hormonal right now, since it's almost that time of the month for me. But, that's just how I'm feeling right now. A little overwhelmed. A little out of control. Just overall blah... I'm thinking that I need a bit more support, so I'm thinking that I want to start going to weight watchers meetings and start following the new points plus plan. That will give me even another source of accountability. And it will give me a lot more support. Not to mention it will boost my motivation. So, I think I want to start that. Now to just get my husband to get on board with letting me do that. I did received a nice card in the mail today along with a gift of money that will cover the cost of the first month and part of the second month. So, I think that is how I'd like to use that gift.

Maybe I'll try and get to a meeting tomorrow evening.....

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

4/26/11 Food

egg sandwich: 7 pts

total points: 7

Monday, April 25, 2011

I'm Alive!

I have no explanation for why I haven't been posting for the last month...
I got tired or counting points, so I quit. I tried to stay on track, but the last couple of weeks have gone way down hill. And, I haven't gone to my exercise class in the last month either.

But, I did try to stay on track, with the exception of the last couple of weeks and I have been using my new kinect to do zumba and the dance game. And, the last time I weighed myself I was down 34 lbs, but that was before my two week binge-fest.

My scale broke, I'm not sure if the batteries need to be replaced or if it's just garbage now, so I'll get my husband to get new batteries today and see if that fixes it, if not then I'll be going to get a new one tomorrow. So, as of right now I have no idea how much I've gained back. sigh......

But, I'm back. I'm going to start tracking my food again. I'm going to try and get some sort of exercise in everyday. I need to do this. Please, give me your support. And, thank you to those of you that have been nudging me along. I really need it. Really, really need it.

4/25/11 Food

green smoothie w/ blueberries, strawberries, spinach, chobani yogurt & orange juice: 6 pts
bread w/ butter: 3 pts
salad w/ egg & bacon: 9 pts
small peanut butter egg: 2 pts
yogurt: 3 pts
90 cal fiber one brownie: 2 pts
leftovers: 12 pts

total points: 37