Saturday, May 08, 2010
One more tick
My leader asked me to share my journey. I wasn't crazy about that. All I said was this is my 3rd time trying WW (started with meetings, tried online, went back to meetings), I've got to this point before but this time I'm not stopping.
There is a part of me that's rather disappointed in myself for not following the journey through the first time. Which is why I wasn't so crazy about sharing "my journey". I know that lessons had to be learned for me to truly get it and to truly focus on it. Heck even now that focus can fluctuate but I haven't given up. I'm not afraid of goal and I've learned to focus on mini victories (which might not quite be so apparent in this blog entry) as opposed to the enormity of the final goal.
In my head the true success starts to happen when I break 168lbs. That's the lowest I have ever been while trying to lose weight and that was in my first atttempt at WW. I was there for exaclty one week then I drifted into the 170s and stayed there for a long time. I then stopped going to meetings and tried online. I then drifted within 8lbs of my original start weight of 204lbs before recommitting myself to this journey on Jan 2. Being lower than 168lbs starts a whole new world for me.
Of course I'm proud of being down 20.4, I had a loss of 2.6 today. That's pretty smashing for me who likes to average 1lb per week. The next repeat goal is the 25lb charm, last time it was fridge magnet which I still have. So I guess I can consider that as new as I've never had a charm for the keychain before.
This is how the week broke down.
Total points available: 196 (23 per day plus the 35 Flex)
Points eaten: 210.5
Total APs earned: 21
APs not eaten: 6.5
I wore the Reebok Easytones to work and back yesterday. On the way home I had my computer backpack and some supplies from Walmart to fix the fence. I walked home from Walmart and I was exhausted by the time I got home. I think was partially due to the shoes and the weight of what I was carrying. I definitely feel more bouncy when I wear these.
I picked up the dog when I got home and we went for a 5.6k walk. I switched to my normal runners for this. The dog did effect my pace bringing it to an average of 12:06 thanks to the stopping at every bush for the first while. Later on though she kept me at a pretty good pace. I just did what I normally call my extra loops on my mega walks with one new one. That burned 331 calories.
The dog just went home and I think I'll do laundry. Tomorrow I need to grocery shopping, fix the fence and go for a mega walk. She never left my side today which through a wrench into some of the things I wanted to do.
Today we went for a short walk, I let her decide when we'd turn back and I wore the easytones again.
My focus this week is to keep the momentum going and focus on that 25lbs down.
Hope you had a fabulous Saturday!!