Current Weight: 184.6
Weight Lost This Week: 1.7 pounds
Total Weight Lost: 1.7 pounds
September 30th was the last time I posted a WAIST Management update, and probably the last time I payed much attention to eating healthy. Then October began, as did my eating like I was preparing for hibernation. The cooler weather and my need to create Autumn wherever I could, resulted in many a hearty casserole and pumpkin baked good. Then of course came the Halloween candy, the Thanksgving carbs, and the Christmas cookies, and I was right back where I started on this weight loss thing - 186.3 pounds on New Years Day.
I know it's cliche and even a bit irritating to be on the "dieting bandwagon" this time of year, fueled for most by breakable resolutions and unrealistic expectations. But, I started this journey back in June, so I'm just rekindling the flame in the New Year and following through. Sometimes you need a reset button, so I'm taking it.
Here's how I lost 1.7 pounds this first week of 2013:
1. Tracking food choices, exercise, and even habits and routines in Weight Watchers. I just do the online version, no meetings, and it really does work when I'm sticking to it. They have a great app that makes it easy to track on my phone or ipad, and it's just about being mindful of what you're eating. No forbidden food. I think they usually have specials running to join this time of year, and I highly recommend it. Let me know if you do sign up, and we can encourage each other!
2. Getting rid of the not so healthy food choices that took over my fridge and pantry during the holidays (I'm looking at you potato chips, and you too Candy Cane Jo-Jos). Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with an occasional treat, as long as you are balancing them with better food choices. But the problem is, I am never going to choose an orange over a candy bar. It's just not going to happen. The candy bar will always sound better, so if I don't have it in the house while I'm trying to make those choices, I eliminate the dilemma for myself.
3. Mr. Ladd is trying to get healthier too. He works out religiously, but has fallen into some of the same food habits that I have over the last few months and wants to refocus. So it's been nice to try out some new lighter recipes with him this week and cheer each other on. It's not impossible to lose weight when your spouse is not making healthy choices, but it does add a layer of difficulty since you often eat together. So Mr. Ladd and I aiming toward the same goal has been a big help. Hopefully some of his working out habits might start to rub off on me too.
What resolutions regarding your health did you make this year? How are they going so far?