Thursday, August 25, 2011

I'm not going to let 3lbs ruin my goal!

After a few weeks of celebrating and an ill timed ankle injury. I found myself with a cocktail in one hand, a high calorie treat in the other - and no way to work out (my typical bike commute was out of the question).  During this time I went into Weight Watchers denial. I did'nt want to weigh myself, and I only tracked "part" of the time and pretrended all of my happy celebration indulgences did'nt count. I knew I couldn't work out, and should have been even more, reliable about my tracking and watching what I put in my mouth.

I forced myself to weigh-in this week, I knew I had gained and I wanted to at least be accountable for the number so I could do something about it. Rather then continuing to let the scale creep upwards in the wrong direction. After a three week hiatus from weighing in - I learned that sure enough I had put 3lbs on - thats 1lb a week! I know most of you may think, REALLY 1lb a week is'nt the end of the world! But in reality if i don't pay attention to these numbers now - that 1lb a week can turn into a steady gain for the few months - next thing you know BLAM - all 30lbs I worked so hard to take off are back on! I refuse to NOT be accountable for myself!

After throwing a pity party for myself for the remainder of wednesday, I decided to wake up Thursday and put some fresh perspective on this. I got myself out of bed - put a great outfit on - made to make me feel great about myself, and decided make a plan! Here it is.

The Plan

TRACK!- I have no excuses, i have 4 ways to track my points with WW. Computer, iPad, Smartphone, and just plain writing it down. This week I am getting my tracking in order. After all even though I might be lying to the "tracker" about what i've been eating, my body remembers, so there is no point in 'guessing' points - i should just write it down. 

WATER! - With my reduced workouts, with my leg injury, i for some reason decided to stop drinking the massive amount of water i was intaking before. Maybe i was bored, but it feels like i have LOST my mind for a few weeks and its time to get myself back. I'm drinking more water - no more excuses!!!

SHOP! - Recipe time! I'm looking for some fun new recipes, and i'm also looking to spoil my appetite on more then just fruit! I'm going to get my veggies involved.

PLAN! - These happy celebrations are just getting started. In Late August and through September I will be celebrating 3 birthdays (including my own), 1 Wedding, 1 PreWedding Celebration (my own), and my own Birthday Celebrations. All of these include BBQ's, Beer tastings, Wedding food, and Birthday food/Drinks. I plan to spoil my appetite with veggies and high fiber foods - then order some appetizers and again drink more water between cocktails. This way i feel like i'm still included, but my points plus target is'nt creeping out of control.

WORK OUT! - I really hurt myself last week - but I am eager to get back to a zumba class or onto my bike. Even if i have to take it a little slower then usual i'm determined to get at least 1 work out in this week.

INSPIRATION! - Back to my bloggy buddies, that have been through the same set backs as mine- is a favorite of mine, her post about Non-Scale summer victories! Really speaks to what i'm going through! and did she give up? NO!  I'm going to start looking for and posting and looking for some inspirational mantra's. Positive mantra for today! : Yesterday was a challenging day. I can make a fresh start.

Here are some great mantra's!

“Steady and slow, learn as you go. Lose too fast, it may not last.” — Louise F. *

“It matters not how slowly you go, only that you do not stop.” — Julia B. *

“No matter how slow you go, you’re still lapping the [person] sitting on the couch.” — Stephanie H. *

“I may no be where I want to be, but I’m better than where I was.” — Heather J. *

“You don’t drown from falling in the water, you only drown if you stay there.” — Barb L. *

“Success requires backbone, not wishbone.” —Debbie S.*

“If we defend our habits, we have no intentions of breaking them.” — Judy P. *

“Life has no remote…YOU have to get up and change it yourself!” — Tracy S. *

“The weight didn’t arrive from the Fat Fairy last night, and the Skinny Fairy isn’t coming tonight, either.” — Miscelena1.**

“Instead of a plate, reach for your mate!” — Frank E. *

“What you eat in private shows up in public!” — NicoleJuner1 **

“I’ve come too far to take orders from a cookie.” — Gina L. *

“If you kinda do it, it kinda works. If you really do it, it really works.” — Andrea G., Carol T. *

“If you’re driving and you get a flat tire, do you get out of the car and slash the other three? No, you fix it and get back on the road.” — Tanya S. *

“The scale is a weight loss tool – not a judge, jury and executioner.” — Brenda T. *

“Keep tracking, stop slacking!” — Holly L. *

Time to get Started!

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