I went back to Weight Watchers recently because despite my workouts, I haven’t lost any weight (and no, my clothes are not fitting especially looser either). I get there, fill out all my paperwork, wait in line… and then step on the scale. When I later saw the number printed out on my little booklet, I was floored! How had my weight crept up without me realizing it?
I got home and immediatly emailed my husband with “Hey, I went back to WW today. Why didn’t you tell me that I’m fat?!”. Poor guy, I’m not an easy girl to be married to. hahaha.
Yeah, so while I don’t want to be defined by the numbers on my scale, I also don’t want to get lazy about letting my weight slip into a more and more unhealthy range… or into a range that prevents me from continuing to be active.
So my first day on WW, I went out for Mexican food and margaritas for dinner. Several margaritas and baskets of chips later, I realized what I had done. Yikes! Way to kick things off with a bang, right? The next day, I thought a lot about what it would take for me to shake things up and get more focused on my health and weight loss… enter my flashback to Friday’s talk from the Biggest Loser folks and how they had exercise and eating right as their main focus while on the ranch.
I’m currently working from home and have quite a bit of flexibility in my schedule. In fact, so much flexibility that I find myself killing time on Facebook while watching garbage TV (Millionaire Matchmaker? I’m so there!). I started thinking about how much time I waste on that kind of stuff and then decided that I could realistically fit in 4 hours of exercise per day. Crazy you say? Nah, not really… I’m actually stronger than I look and I’ll space the workouts out throughout the day.
So last night I sat up in bed with my O2 Fitness group class schedules and the adult-swim lane times for the community pool, and worked out my plan. I’m actually really excited about it! I’ll have Sundays as a rest day so my body can recover (and so I can sleeeeep), but otherwise – it’s ON, sistahs! Oh, and I’ll be following the WW core eating plan along the way as well… with Saturdays as my free day for indulging (within reason).
My WW weigh-in day is Friday morning. I can’t wait to see how the additional workouts and food-journaling does on the scale! I’ll post my week’s workout log and weight-loss on Fridays.