Friday, January 27, 2012

Weight Watchers - Week 3

I can't believe it's already the end of week 3! Time is flying by. Tonight is weigh-in and I'm scared that I didn't lose any weight. Same fears I had the last 2 weigh ins. I'll probably always be scared but this week I'm especially scared because I didn't reach my goals that I set for myself last week. :::hangs head::::

This is the second week of not reaching my goal of drinking 2 bottles of water a day. Not even close! I've come to realize that cutting out chips and snacks and cookies and (insert your favorite junk food here) is much easier for me than drinking those 2 bottles of water a day. Sheesh! I'm like a kid who doesn't want to eat their broccoli. It's kind of ridiculous. When I worked full time as an office assistant I drank water constantly, now I'm lucky if I take a sip a day.

I set this goal for myself for a few different reasons; I've suffered from tension headaches (about 3-4x a week) since I was in 5th grade and guess what helps prevent those? Yep....water. I also know there are weight loss benefits to drinking water, people who stay hydrated lose weight faster than those who don't. Not to mention the 467328 other health benefits from drinking water.

So now that I know that drinking 2 bottles of water a day is not going to be easy for me, I decided to think of some ways that will help me.

Since I only like ice cold water, I bought myself one of these last summer...

And I really liked first. Then I realized it doesn't fit in the cup holder in the car OR in the stroller. And on top of that, it gets water everywhere as the ice melts. Not good. So I decided to get one of these even though the thought of spending $12.09 on a stinking water bottle almost kills me in the hopes that it will help me drink more water. So this weekend I'll be buying myself one of these...


It holds 24 oz so my goal for next week is to drink one of these a day. That way I can have it with me all day and drink it a little at a time or chug it at the end of the day all at once. I'm also going to make sure I have some lemons and cucumbers in the house, they add so much flavor to water!

My other goal was to continue walking 3x a week. But because of mother nature that didn't work out this week. We haven't had any rain...until now. But I did get in at least 1 walk when the weather gave me a break. And that's better than nothing so I'll take it!

Well I just got back from my meeting and here are this weeks stats...

Start Date:  Jan. 5, 2012
Starting Weight: 198

Today's Date: Jan. 26, 2012
Current Weight: 190.8

Week 3 = LOST 1.8 pounds
Total Loss = 7.2 pounds gone! 

WOW! I am pretty excited! If I lose at least .9 next week I will be in the 180's!!! That is super exciting. The thought of that is the type of push I needed tonight. I'm excited to see where this journey leads me. I'm feeling like my goal is possible, and that's a great feeling.

So here's how this week went... 

Note: My Daily Point Limit is 32. You also get an additional 49 points a week to use however you want (a little everyday, all at once, or not at all). You also earn points for the activity that you do. 

 Day 1: Used 39 points. (Delicious dinner at a friend's house - Used 7 of my 49 extra) 

Day 2: Used 35 points. (Used 3 of my 49 extra)
Day 3: Used 29 points. (3 points remaining)
Day 4: Used 36 points. (Used 4 of my 49 extra)
Day 5: Used 36 points. (Used 4 of my 49 extra)

Day 6: Used 33 points. (Used 1 of my 49 extra)
Earned 3 points for a 45 minute walk.

Day 7: Used 32 points. (O points remaining)

49 Extra Weekly Points Used: 19 
Activity Points Earned: 3 (I did not use any of these points for food.)
 Week 4 Goal: Drink 24 oz of water a day and go for a walk 3x. 

Here are 2 meals I ate...

3 oz of Hormel Pork Tenderloin, pre-marinated. {2 pts}
1 cup spaghetti noddles with Parmesan cheese, country crock margarine and garlic salt. {8 pts}
1/2 cup Del Monte Gold & White Canned Corn {2 pts}
1/4 cup Del Monte Canned Cut Green Beans {0 pts}
Diet Peach Snapple {0 pts}
TOTAL: 12 points

SO delicious and filling, I couldn't even finish it all.

5 oz Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breast {5 pts}
1 1/2 cups mostaccioli noodles with Parmesan cheese, country crock margarine and garlic salt {9 pts}
Medium Artichoke {0}
2 tsp mayo {2 pts}
Diet Cherry 7-Up {0 pts}
TOTAL: 16 points 

Kind of high in points because I had extra pasta but it was sooo worth it. Plus I had the points to spend. :)


trish said...

Wow, you're kicking ass! I thought you looked good before, but I'll bet I'll notice a difference the next time I see you!

Bridget said...

Keep up the good work! Also, I have a BUNCH of lemons ready to pick, I will give you them on Sunday! xoxo

KorinaB said...

holy Lord woman! you are crazy amazing! great job :D

Heather Sullivan said...

Good luck on your diet! I'm struggling with mine right now, and the scale is always so scary. (Plus, I am just so HUNGRY.) Lemons and cucumbers really do help with the water drinking, and lemon curbs your appetite too, so it is a double score.