Weekly Weigh In ~ Home Alone Edition

Hi, my name is Rachel and it’s been three months since my last Weight Watchers meeting. This is me on Weight Watchers:

This is me after 3 months of not following Weight Watchers:

Let’s just say that I had A LOT of fun putting on the pounds since the wedding and that they most certainly won’t come off as quickly as they went on. Good grief!

Not only was weigh in BRUTAL this morning, but WW made some changes to the program that I need to figure out. They are adding more flexibility in that you can choose what your daily points target is going to be (lower for days when you don’t need it or higher for days that you do). I think the intention is for folks to make minor changes to accommodate normal fluctuations in life….BUT….it just sounds like a way to set oneself up for failure. I’m pretty sure that I will be sticking to the daily points target that the computer spits out at me and if I find that weight isn’t coming off as well as it could, I might lower the target by 1 or 2 points. Other than that, I need the structure. Rigidity is a good thing, at least right now when I’m trying to get back on track.

Speaking of…I think I really am going to make some baby steps to get me through the holidays rather than go gung ho at a time in the year when I have to make my annual fruitcake and Christmas crack (don’t worry, I will post recipes). So, here is what I am going to do. Each Thursday until 2012, I am going to set baby goals for the week and post them here. I’m not going to get psycho about points right now. That will come in January. For now, I just need to get back my good habits! So for the next 7 days:

(1) Write down everything I eat with points values: This isn’t hard…I just have to dust off my tracking notebook!

(2) Informally attempt to stay around my daily points target: The only thing on the schedule that could derail this a teeny bit is lunch at a wings place tomorrow and breakfast at the farmers market on Saturday morning. I can make better choices at each of those places but I’m not going to focus on the points as much.

(3) Hit the gym on Friday, Sunday and Monday: I will do my strength training routine on Friday and Monday and probably just cardio on Sunday.

That’s it. Baby steps. It’s all about making BETTER choices. The BEST choices can come in January when there isn’t fruitcake around!

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  • Shelley B  On December 9, 2011 at 11:06 am

    You crack me up! I like your good habit training plan…and January? Look out!

  • biz319  On December 9, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Thanks for your comment today Rachel – I just felt like an ass for drinking and driving – who does that these days!

    I am hoping to maintain these next few weeks – with Tony’s surgery I have no idea how much care/hospital time we will have, so it will be intesting!



  • biz319  On December 24, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Happy Holidays to you guys as you celebrate your first holiday together as a married couple!


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