Saturday, December 4, 2010

Weigh-in days 22 & 23!

So last week I was too busy to blog, but I wanted to let you know what happened!
Last week (Thanksgiving!) - 198.6. A loss of 3.2 pounds!
This week - 197.8. A loss of .8 pounds!

That's 4 of the 5 pounds I want lost by January 1st. Now I just have to keep them off!! haha

And I actually was able to lose weight the week before thanksgiving! AND the week of Thanksgiving I was able to lose a little weight. How did I do that?

1 - I worked out! I took my own advice and worked out as much as possible the week before Thanksgiving. This past week I haven't been able to as much because of business, very cold weather and rain. Hopefully at least the lack-of-gym problem will be fixed soon!
2 - I tried to eat AS MANY fruits and veggies as possible. They fill you up without filling you with empty calories.
3 - I tracked my points as much as I could. Just by holding myself accountable that way I eat a lot less.

Weight Watchers came out with a new program called the PointsPlus program. Instead of only taking calories, fat and fiber into account like the old Points program, the PointsPlus program calculates fat, carbs, protein and fiber. So I'm trying to figure out the new plan. Basically the point values are different, so I'm making sure that what I would normally eat is still ok. More info as I figure it out!

Here's some more advice about the Holidays:
1. LOOK AT YOUR CALENDAR. How many holiday parties do you have? If you have a lot - don't expect too much of yourself. If not - set a goal! Work hard on the "normal" days so you can splurge a little at the parties. And don't forget to make time to work out!
2. Don't get the attitude, "I'll work hard at the beginning of the year." You'll gain more weight that you'll then have to lose again. If you know your holiday events won't allow you to lose weight, then try to maintain. But don't just ignore it until 2011.
3. Don't deprive yourself either! Remember what the holidays are really about - spending time with your family & friends. If not eating pie is going to make you miserable and get in the way of your quality time, then have a little slice. Just don't lose control.

Good luck on your Holiday dieting and thanks for being my support system!

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