Alternative title: I only gained one pound over Thanksgiving+ monthly visitor time.
What is it about starting a brand-new diet/exercise program and expecting immediate results?
For some reason, I believe I can undo weeks and months of horrible eating with one healthy meal.
So this post is about my results from my first month with Weight Watchers. Good news- I actually lost weight. Yay! Bad news I have to keep going. Hahah.
I almost did not post these pictures. My stomach looks super bloated, which is how it looks after I eat a lot of vegetables and fruits. On the day I took these pictures I had eaten zucchini noodles, baby carrots and a fruit bowl. I thought about retaking these pictures so that I would have “skinnier” before pictures. But, that is silly and too much effort. Also that would be faking it for the internet. This is my reality. And I am working on it. On a regular basis my stomach does not stick out so much. I am also pretty good at dressing in a flattering way. Also sucking it in. I’m not proud of it, but doesn’t everyone do it?
Even though I have lost 5-6 lbs since I have started WW and about 10 lbs from my high of 195. I don’t feel like I have made any progress because 186.6 is still an unhealthy weight for me.
Losing weight is something that I have struggled with over the past few years. You know this if you have been reading my blog for a while. I have not made much progress and I almost always quit as soon as I start making some progress. I like the WW program because I don’t have to buy any popular protein shakes or wraps. I can pretty much eat whatever I want. I just track it all and stick with my 30 points. Sometime being on a “clean eating” diet plan can be intimidating and I feel like I am failing if I eat some candy or junk food. On WW I don’t feel bad eating dessert as long as I track it.
It is even harder for me to lose weight when my back/nerve pain starts up again. I have not been into PT for the past few weeks since all the evening appointments are booked up. I do have an next appointment next week. So to make sure I don’t lose any of the progress I have made I’ve been doing the exercises on my own.
In addition to cutting back on my eating, I have been making more of an effort to get to the gym and start back up with my running group. Weight loss is my main priority currently, however I still want to tackle a few races as well. When I run and exercise regularly I tend to feel hungrier and overeat. I sometimes believe I can out exercise poor eating habits (which you really can’t do) so that is definitely something I am trying to avoid. I lost all of these 10lbs without exercising at all. I just followed the WW point system and ate a bit less than I normally would.
In other exercise related news, I went for a run with these good looking people. I think they have inspired me to sign up for some interesting races….
I also took 1.5 Tae bo classes. Nothing like doing a few jumping jacks after months of major inactivity to realize how jiggly you actually are. But the only way to jiggle less is to do more!
So if the tone of this post is a little blah to you, it is because I am neutral about my 1 month WW results. I am happy this program is working and that I am losing but I am a bit frustrated with myself for having gained so much weight in the first place.
Mixed feelings over here tonight. I’d rather be talking about online business ideas and best web hosting companies. But seriously, this is why I love blogging. I know I am not the only one who feels this way. We are all frustrated with certain parts of ourselves that we know could be better. I just want to be able to create a life/plan/resource for myself and possibly others that makes weightless/exercising a little bit better and easier.
Until next time.