Saturday, January 12, 2013

Weekly Weigh-In

My weekly check in is a little late.  I did weigh in on Wednesday, but life and got the better of me and I forgot to blog about it. But I've read one of the faux pas of blogging is to blog about why you're not blogging.  

Besides, it's really boring, you don't want to hear about work anyways.  That's what co-workers are for.

But like I said, I did weigh in.  And it was GREAT!


Still up from pre-holidays, but I'll take it.

One of my goals in the New Year is to focus more on tracking and staying on plan.  To that goal, I'm using the online tools more.  One that I recently re-discovered was the Progress Reports, which give you a snapshot for your week.  You can see mine for last week above.

A huge improvement over the week before last is the 28 activity points I earned.  I officially started training for a 10k in May on Tuesday.  I want to keep that number going up, and end up around 40.

One thing I noticed is that I was actually below my daily target most days.  No bueno - if Weight Watchers is going to give me those points, I want to eat them.  I shouldn't be skimping throughout the week - that's not a sustainable routine.

As backwards as it sounds for someone on a diet to say this, my goal this week is to actually eat MORE.

The other thing I noticed is that I'm not tracking my Healthy Checks.  I am getting them most days, but I need to start making an effort to get them every day, and keeping track of them.

But overall, I can't complain.  And I won't.  It turns out that if I actually follow weight watchers, it works.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Weekly Weigh In

I gained.  A lot.  6.8 pounds since my last official weigh in, to be precise.

I felt really gross and frustrated.

But then I read this, at on of my favorite blogs, Freak Out in Color.  And I went back and re-read what I wrote at New Years.

I'm still almost 40 pounds lighter than I was in July 2010.  I feel comfortable in my own skin.  I can run a 5k, and am training for a 10k.

Most importantly, I know how to keep going.

I tracked everything today and went to the gym, even though I wanted to go home and sleep.

I got this.

Here are some inspirational quotes that are going to keep me going.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year, Same Me

In true Alaskan tradition, I'm taking a red eye out of Anchorage on New Year's Eve.

Just kidding, we have a real airport, with real jets and everything.

But it's still the only airport I've ever been to that's busy at 11:45 pm on NYE.

So instead of stumbling around downtown Anchorage in a short, strapless dress better suited for LA, teetering on ice in 4 inch heels, and drinking my face off, I'm people watching and thinking about last year and next.

I had two resolutions last year - (1) end the year lighter than I started it, and (2) run a 5k.

(1) I did this, although barely.  At my lightest, I was 18 pounds lighter than I was on January 1, 2012.  I've gained a little since then, but I'm still smaller than I was last year.

(2) I actually ran 2 - the Race for the Arts in August, and the Davis Turkey Trot in November.  

My 2013 resolutions are pretty similar: (1) end the year lighter than I started it, and (2) run a 10k.

I know people use the New Year to turn over a new leaf, so to speak, but I don't really want to do that. The truth is, I'm pretty happy with the progress I made last year.  And I want to keep it going, but I don't foresee any major changes to my habits or routines over the next 12 months.

At this point, I'm more focused on fitness than I am on weight loss.  I'm still tracking and going to meetings, and I'd love to get to goal, but I enjoy feeling comfortable in my own skin, and I think fitness has more to do with that than pounds for me.  That's why I'm not putting a number on my weight loss goal, but I am putting a number on my running.

So anyway, Happy New Year!