August 30th was my "Goal Date" to reach 150. I set that goal back in February after my surgery. The day I set that goal with my coach, I weighed 173. The thought of actually weighing less than 160 didn't feel like it could be a reality. 162 was the lowest I had been as an adult, and that hadn't happened in years.
After my weigh in on Friday, I STILL weigh 157. Weighing less than 160 took some getting used to. I think each time I go down 10 pounds, a part of me has to get used to it before I move on. Maybe a part of me WANTS to get used to it? I cant explain it. But I know that with each few pounds, there is a comfortableness that happens, and I just seem to hang out there for a while before I get the urge to move forward again. But now, 157 is starting to not be okay. I was pretty stoked about it for a few weeks, but a few weeks has turned into more than need be, so this is the week I plan to move PAST that 157. (I did weigh 156.6 when I broke through the 160 Plateau.)
We had a great Meeting on Friday morning. The leader asked us to write down on a sheet of paper something that we wished that we knew BEFORE we joined Weight Watchers. We all wrote something down, then dropped it in a bag. The bag was passed around and we each drew out a piece of paper, hopefully NOT the one we wrote on. Then we shared and discussed.
My favorite was..........
"Don't do anything to lose the weight that you're not willing to do to maintain your weight loss." We all thought this sounded like great advice!
It's then that I looked at "D", who I have been sitting beside for the last several weeks and adore, and said...."Then tonight, I'm drinking wine!!"
"D" is a Lifetime Member and she has assured me that coming to the meetings weekly has been crucial to her maintaining her weight loss!
There was a lot of great advice at today's meeting! One member mentioned that she views our weekly meetings much like an alcoholic would view an AA Meeting. I've thought that before too. I do believe my issues with food will always be a bit of a struggle. Knowing that there are other people that struggle in the same way, is comforting.
I never eat before my weigh in, but I always get myself a Starbucks on the way to my meeting to enjoy after I weigh in. After chatting with a few of the members for a bit after the meeting, it was now almost 11:00 and I was ready for some food!!
Sometimes Girl Time requires one of these, and sometimes, it requires Two!!
Refresh...I can eat 26 points a day.
I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.
I have an allowance of 49 points that I can dip into if I chose.
I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.
The food I ate and it's PPV
Breakfast = Starbucks Nonfat Latte (2)
Lunch = Salad Bar with Veggies, Chicken, Edamame, Kidney Beans, Guacamole and Salsa (10)
Snack = veggies and Greek Yogurt Guacamole from Trader Joe's! (2)
Snack = Whey Protein, 1 C. Frozen Blueberries, Water and Ice (3)
Happy Hour Dinner = Veggies, Hummus, Guac, Cheese, Crackers (12)
Wine = 11
Total = 40
Today's Exercise = None.....but lots of walking/running and meeting with my trainer in these next 6 days!!!!
How many glasses of water I drank today = 12
Activity Points Earned Today = 0
Activity Points Earned This Week = 0
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 35
ALCOHOL consumption = 12 oz Red Wine
It's gonna be an AWESOME week!!
"love the life you live, live the life you love"