In my most recent post (below), I reported that when I weighed in on Wednesday (12/3), I was up 4.2 pounds. My goal for today’s weigh-in was to have shaved off as much of that as I could so that I could get back to work on getting my 25 lb. keychain and then hitting my 10% weightloss number with them.
Guess what—I “lost” 4.2 pounds today! Yep, that’s right, I was right back at 271, which is exactly what I weighed the Sunday before Thanksgiving. So, that 4.2 “gain” probably wasn’t much more than fluid retention (due to eating a much higher-sodium diet than what I eat at home) and a pound or two gained from the aforementioned indulgences. Basically, I maintained for two weeks. Whew! Now I’m right back on track with trying to hit that 10% loss before I leave for Arkansas for Christmas.
Today’s meeting focused on the rollout of WW’s “new” program—really most of what they’ve done is just re-name things (like the Core plan is now the “Filling Foods” plan or something like that). The foods are all still the same for me, so it’s really not that much of a transition; but we will be getting all-new materials for the next six or eight weeks, so that’ll really help me get re-grounded in the program and stay there through the rest of the holiday season.
I’ll start back with the food journaling tomorrow. I’ve gone back and reviewed the food journals I posted the week I had a 2.4 pound loss and am going to build my week’s menu from there (that was November 10–16). I’m also going to (try to) make myself exercise this week. It’s going to be too cold to walk outside, but I’m either going to get out the walking DVDs again or (finally) go to the new community center and workout there.
Goals for the Week:
–Lose 1–2 lbs at next weigh-in
–Stick to the Core foods and try not to use too many of the 35 extra points available
–Watch portion sizes
–Eat more fruits and vegetables (this has really been an area of difficulty for me recently)
–Exercise at least 3–4 days, 30+ minutes per day
Now I’d like to hear from you. What are you planning to do over the next couple of weeks to prepare yourself for the Christmas gorge-fest so that you don’t put on two, three, five, or more pounds and regret it when New Year’s rolls around?