Since part of losing weight is staying accountable, I will be posting weekly updates. Saturdays are my weigh in day with Weight Watchers. For those of you on WW, you know that weekly points reset on weigh in day. I chose Saturday for my weigh in day because I figured I would rather have my weekly points available for the whole weekend. I currently get 42 weekly points and 36 daily points.
In my first post I talked about how much weight I wanted to lose but never actually told you my current weight. When I first started going back to WW meetings last week, I weighed in at 256.8. Yesterday was Saturday and I weighed in at 253.2.
What I did right this week
Tracking: I didn’t track every single day, but I tracked most days. I would say I tracked about 75% of what I ate and it made me aware of how much I was consuming.
Walking: I have not yet joined a gym but I did increase the amount of walking I did. I volunteered to run errands at work, took the dog for longer walks, and got out of the house more.
What I need to improve
Aerobic Activity: I did not actually do strenuous activity. While I increased my steps, I didn’t work up a sweat or do anything that accelerated my heart rate. Now I know that weight loss is more about food than exercise, but exercise actually maximizes results so I need to make it a part of my life.
Eating out: I work 8-5, M-F. I bought breakfast almost every day and bought lunch at least two days. As a matter of fact, I actually bought breakfast on Friday without looking up the points for the item ahead of time. It wasn’t until after I had eaten it that I realized the item was 20 points! A twenty point breakfast?!? I don’t want that to happen again.
2. Join gym
3. Start wearing pedometer
4. Bring breakfast and lunch to work.
Goals for this month
Since this is the beginning of the month I would like to share a my of goals for April.
1. Lose at least 10lb by April 30
2. Exercise 3-4X per week
3. Meal prep on Saturdays
So there you have it. Going forward, I will post an update every Sunday detailing my progress and goals for the upcoming week. Feel free to share your progress and goals in the comments section as well.
Have a great week!