Two pounds down this week! I find the new Weight Watchers program easy to use and even somewhat enjoyable. I never feel like I am making sacrifices, as it forces me to pay attention to my eating habits while affording me the luxury to indulge if I feel it absolutely necessary to do so. The focus on fruits and vegetables reinforces healthy foods, and knowing I can eat those without losing points makes snacking enjoyable. I read one tip that says that if you are not hungry enough to eat an apple, then you are not really hungry but rather just thirsty. I thought this sage advice and will be using it to monitor my own eating habits in the future.
The weather turned crappy this week, and my running did suffer. I haven’t given up, but I have decreased the frequency I do get outside to run. I know, without any doubt, that when the temperatures warm up, I will run more often and enjoy every minute of it. Jim and I signed up for our first race of the season – the Warrior Dash on June 5. We plan to wear costumes and truly get in the spirit of being a warrior. It also means I truly need to work on getting fit if I hope to jump over fire, rappel down a cliff, and crawl in mud.
I imagine we will be signing up for other races soon. There was talk of doing one for St. Patrick’s Day, and of course there are the Flying Pig festivities the first weekend in May. I’m looking forward to finding certain races and having fun!
Friday – rest
Saturday – rest
Sunday – rest
Monday – rest
Tuesday – rest
Wednesday – rest
LOL! You get used to feeling hungry all the time. I've learned to judge moments of hunger. If I'm nauseous or my stomach is noisy, it's probably time to eat a bit more. But first, always drink a glass of water to see if that settles things. You'd be amazed how many times you think you are hungry but really are just thirsty!
Congrats! I forgot my apple today and ate a candy bar and felt so guilty! I've got to remember it tomorrow if it could mean that much of a weight loss!
Thanks, Lisa! That tip helped me this week. I had an apple with me at all times, and only one day this week did I feel it absolutely necessary to actually eat it. Another 2.8 pounds lost this week with just that one adjustment. Pretty amazing, IMO.
Thanks, Patty! I like my meat too much to become a total vegetarian, but it takes the stress/guilt away from snacking when it is considered "free" food. If that's what it takes to get into healthier eating habits, I'll take it!
Thanks, Amy! My husband doesn't think so, but I did make sure that I ran today to shut him up. I'll keep going at my own pace and keep rejoicing at the weight loss!
Way to go…keep up the good work…fruits and veg are always a great and good for you snack…we have begun to have at least 3 or 4 days during the week meatless…I think I could eventually be a total vegetarian.
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Congrats! I'm glad the new WW is so great, and I think taking days off in this horrid weather is perfectly valid!
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