“A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.”
~Hippocrates~ (Health Quotes)
I was really on point this week! I ended the week with eleven of my weekly points allowance left over & 32 activity points racked up. Hurray for me! At my weigh-in last night I had lost 2.2lbs. Hurray for me again! That leaves me just another 4.6lbs to got to meet my first 10% loss.
But as good as the loss is, I’m keeping my focusing on the NSVs (Non-Scale Victories). I can control what I eat & what I do. The scale however I have no control over. Why yes, I am mentally preparing myself for a bounce next week. Hopefully it won’t happen, but historically it has been a big issue. But I’m going to keep making healthy(er) food choices & enjoying my exercise regardless. Screw you numbers on a scale:~p You can not defeat me!
I have continued my walking & jogging intervals. Loving it<3 Can’t wait to be able to jog all the way around the loop. I think on Feb 1st, I’m going to test myself, go all out, see how much I can jog & how fast I can do a mile when I push myself. Get a nice baseline & check again each month.
I also added in walking on the other days, adding weights a couple of days & doing some arm exercises with them when I’m done. I’m already warmed up & holding them, right? And I finally started my tennis class Tuesday. Loved it! I had so much fun. We played for an hour or so. I think I might actually end up being good at this.
Physical activity is a big move for me, as I have been primarily sedentary for years now. Since I’ve been trying to lose weight I have figured out exercise is going to be the key. I’m less hungry when I exercise more, especially for junk.
Also, for diabetes, PCOS, & other disorders that affect the body’s glucose mechanism, regular physical activity helps your body use up extra glucose. I was told a minimum of twenty minutes daily was the magic number for this. In my personal experience, it does make a difference. Studies have shown calorie restriction loses weight, but exercise keeps it off (I’ve read this a few places in the last few years, so I don’t have a ready link for it).
If you read my Monday Mental Health progress check, you know my mood has increased & remained fairly stable. I have been feeling a lot more positive & energetic. I’ve found my anxiety & crazier thoughts have decreased. I dare say I’m feeling almost normal. I will still feel better when I get back into treatment to continue my counseling & already be in the system when I do need to add meds back in.
Oh yeah, I cheated the Bush Pres Library out of $5 this week by successfully beating, not just meeting, my Stickk.com challenge. Woot! I’ve also got a level 7 tree on Mindbloom.^_^
So now, let’s look back at the week:
- Lost 2.2lb this week. That makes a total of 22.4lbs lost since joining Weight Watchers. Woohoo! Just 2.6lbs to my next 5lb star, 4.6lbs to my 10% goal, 105.8lbs to my goal weight.
- Attended my Weight Watchers meeting. See above:~)
- I tracked every day & stayed within my total points. I do use my WPA, but ended the week with eleven of those left over.
- I was active five days. Earned 32AP. I’m pretty sure that’s a record for me. The hour+ of tennis really helped there. Not to mention adding in two more minutes of warm-up & cool-down to my walk/jogs giving me enough to snag 1AP for low intensity exercise.
- Added more walking & weights to my week. And tennis! Oh yeah, & more stretching.
- Drank water every day. I’ve even been pretty regular about getting in two of my 20oz bottles each day this week.
- Am not becoming obsessed. I swear! It’s hard keeping my growing excitement in check to keep it from overwhelming me & leading to an implosion, especially when the scale stops cooperating or I start slipping into a slump again. I’m building habits to hang on to even when I don’t feel very perky.
- Oh yeah, another NSV: My pants are feeling looser. Score!
And my plan for this week:
- Go to my meeting! Inspiration, motivation, & socialization.
- Track every day & stay OP.
- Lose 1lb. or more. I’m flexible:~) (no bounce*no bounce*no bounce*no bounce*…)
- Go to tennis class. I also need to start practicing on my own. Luckily we have tennis courts in the park & a backboard so I can practice solo. Think I’m gonna need more than three balls though:~/
- Exercise at last three days. Not counting tennis. I have six days on my schedule though, including tennis. Should be easy!
- Drink water daily. Try for a 40oz minimum.
- Continue to not get caught up in the shoulds or obsessing or perfectionism. I’m breezy. I work out. I eat right. It’s what I do. Not a big deal at all. Why freak out about it?
I’m so in control of this.