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Goalgetter2013 – How did I do in June?

If I’m being honest, I’m pretty happy to see June end. It means one summer month down and just two to go. This girls HATES the summer with a passion. I hope July and August pass just as quickly.

The goal I set for myself for June was….


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I failed this goal pretty early in the month. But, always looking on the bright side of things, having this as my goal for the month helped me track more than I would have had it not been on my mind. Being halfway to my goal means I am more likely to cheat a little. It’s only natural. Not tracking is the first thing thing to fly out the window when I’m super busy, or stressed, or just having too much fun to track. If I can track MOST of the time, it’s a good thing.

Being successful on this journey of mine means several things… Keeping accountable, enjoying all things in moderation, and being active. I take it a week at a time because it’s always easier to work towards smaller goals than one big goal that seems overwhelming and impossible.

So even though I did not meet my goal of tracking every day, I am pleased with what I did do and I hope to carry it into July. I am feeling pretty fabulous about my progress!





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WW Weigh-In #26

Six months ago, I walked back into WW for the fifth time, hoping that this would be it. Hoping that this would be the time I would have success for a second time with the program that I know works if I give it my all. I walked back in knowing I would be attending the meetings of the very first leader I had. I wanted more than anything to succeed and I was giving myself a year to do it.

Six months since recommitting to the program that I know works, I have lost 23.8 lbs., an average of just under a pound a week. This is not a race to the finish line, this is a journey that like everything in life has it’s ups and downs along the way.

After having a gain last week, I did much better this week with my tracking and I certainly made up for it…


WW Weekly weigh-in Week 26


That is quite a loss and puts me very close to my next mini-goal of 25 pounds. I can’t tell you how great this feels! I was not perfect for the entire week, I splurged on points a few times and I went over for the week, but the overall picture of eating, tracking, and running all work together.


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Things I did right this week are:

  • Tracked all but one day and I’m not sure how that day got away from me.
  • Had snacks on hand during the week.
  • Took lunch 3 of 5 days this week. It really is easier to have lunch with me than to think about what I should have.
  • I ran 6 days this week (since last Saturday), which was wonderful.
  • Since I bought more vitamins last Saturday, I am back on track for taking them everyday.


What I fill focus on this week:

  • Keep on tracking. Good, bad, or ugly it’s all about accountability.
  • I hope to get at least 4 runs in this week.
  • Saving some of my points for a cookout on Thursday which I am looking forward to.


With all the running I did, it’s no surprise I earned extra activity points this week – 32 points for the week! However, the clip for my ActiveLink is broken and I was carrying it in my pocket so I think I probably earned more than it calculated.




After the meeting this morning, I talked to Beverly about setting my goal weight, which I have been thinking about a lot this week. The first time I did WW and made lifetime, I set my goal weight at 130. I don’t think I could do that again, my body has changed a lot since then. If I did get down to that weight, I would never be able to maintain it. So, after a nice conversation with Beverly, we decided to set my goal weight at 140. Based on my height, that’s just 1 pound less than the high end of the weight chart. Once I reach my goal and make lifetime, I will have a 2 pound range either way. So I’ll be good between 138 and 142. It feels good to set an end goal, especially since I am more than halfway there. And when I do reach 140, it will mean a 38 pound loss. I have 14 pounds to go and since I promised myself the year to lose weight, I have 26 more weeks to lose those 14 pounds. I can do it. I will do it.

This weekend will be like most others. There is always plenty to do around the house. Hubby and I will eat out tonight. There is grocery shopping to do. I hope the weather cooperates tomorrow for a morning run and I will make sure there is time for laziness and reading.


I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

WW Weigh-In #25

Once upon a time, there was this girl who had an off-week. Nothing about the week was routine. She only got in 2 runs instead of 3 and lunches were not what they should have been. There was a random overnight stay at the Portofino at Universal Studios with her hubby. They had a great time and were up at the crack of dawn on Friday for a radio broadcast and then rode the new Transformers ride. It was a great time. The next morning, this girl went to Weight Watchers to weigh-in, full well knowing that the scale would be up. And she was right. Regrets? No. But she is ready for a week back on routine. The end….


WW Weekly weigh-in Week 25


A 2.2 pound gain…. Life happens, there will be weeks where everything will be far from routine. So, I own this gain and now I move on!


Things I did right this week are:

  • I tracked most of the week. Focusing on the positive!
  • Despite running just Monday and Tuesday, I did get a lot of walking in Thursday and Friday.
  • I mentioned last week I was going to make hard boiled eggs for the week, and I did. They really are a great snack to keep on hand. I love hard boiled eggs!


What I will focus on this week:

  • Back to routine. I do best with a routine.
  • Take my lunches as much as possible this week. Being on the road less this week will make this easier.
  • More running! I really missed it this past week. Even though I only missed one run during the week, having both at the beginning of the week made it seem far less.
  • Water. I did not drink as much water as I should have, especially Thursday and Friday.


The good news is, this week I earned more activity points than I did last week. The bad news is, it’s still not where I should be. This new week will be better.




I am looking forward to the weekend with hubby. We went for a run this morning and went for coffee. We’re going to donate our old dryer to the Humane Society of Pinellas County and drop off some chicken broth as they’re in need of for the hot summer months. And today is hubby’s birthday – happy birthday honey!! That means we’ll be going to Kobe’s Japanese Steakhouse, which is his favorite birthday dinner. Tomorrow, I hope for another run and a quiet day at home. That would be fabulous.

Have a great weekend!

WW Weigh-In #24

These weeks are just flying by, aren’t they? Saturday again… I’ve went to my 6:45 meeting this morning, grabbed a latte on the way home, made my grocery list, and went for a 2 mile run. So far, a very productive day!

This week was a challenge and very stressful. There seems to be so much out of my control and I don’t do well with that. When I face challenges like that, the things I can control seem to suffer. And they really suffered this week. I went WAY over my points, didn’t track for two days, and ate awful. I made bad choices that were momentarily comforting and in no way helped my stress. That kind of emotional eating is what got me to 178 pounds and I do not need to end up there again.

I’ve said it a hundred times, so here it is a hundred and one… I am all for going out and having fun and living my life and indulging in foods from time to time. I’m not going to eat perfectly all the time. I love too many foods and beverages to not have the things I enjoy. But I make adjustments and account for it. It’s the careless eating at lunch and not planning ahead that can quickly spiral into eating that way all the time. And that I cannot do. I wrote a post on it Thursday in an effort to hold my self accountable, appropriately titled Because I am human. I was determined to get back to tracking and I did. Thursday and Friday I tracked 100% of what I ate, so I feel better.

I was positive I had gained and I even thought momentarily about using my no weigh-in pass this morning, but I did not. I needed to weigh-in, regardless of what my weight might be, that way I could face it, be accountable, and move on. And I’m glad I did, because I managed to pull off a loss.


WW Weekly weigh-in Week 24


Whew! I got lucky. So does that mean I can hit those drive-thrus during the week and eat bad? NO!!! This was pure luck. I also chopped 7 inches off my hair yesterday so I’m sure that has something to do with it….


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Things I did right this week are:

  • In an effort to find the positive in everything, I am proud of myself for snapping out of my no tracking funk after 2 days and getting back to it.
  • I am proud of myself for recognizing the potential downfall that could happen if I didn’t face it head on. It’s too easy to fall back into old ways, no matter how long you’ve been doing your best.
  • I still drank a lot of water. That is always a constant.
  • I ran 3 mornings this week.


What I will focus on this week:

  • TRACKING!!!! Today starts a new week (in WW world) and I have a clean slate to work with.
  • More activity… Even running 3 mornings, my activity points were the lowest they’ve been in a long time.
  • We talked about hard boiled eggs at the meeting this morning so I’m going to make a bunch and keep them in the refrigerator, They are great for snacks, on salad, and more. I was making them weekly but I haven’t in a few. Time to add them back in, great for protein.
  • Remembering that I human. I will have setbacks and there will be stressful, challenging days. Remembering that I am strong enough to face them is hard sometimes and I have to remind myself that food is not the answer.




Just 21 activity points… I know I can do better than that!

Now I’m headed to the store to get ready for the week ahead! How are you spending your Saturday? Over here, there will be reading and cleaning. Never a shortage of things that need to be done around the house!


Have a great weekend!

WW Weigh-In #23

Happy humid Saturday! It is a hot and humid day here, par for the course for the next 3 months. YAY…. <insert sarcasm here>

At WW this morning, we talked about breakfast and how important it is. I absolutely agree. I know that if I don’t have breakfast, I am super hungry all day. I need that first meal of the day to start my day off right. I probably have breakfast 5 or 6 days a week. This is really a pretty good average.

This last week, I went way over my points. WAY over. It was an off week, but somehow I managed to have a loss. I was really surprised. I even felt like I had gained. But, the numbers don’t lie….


WW Weekly weigh-in Week 23


Things I did right this week are:

  • I really feel like I didn’t do much right this week since I went so far over my points, but one thing I did do was have fruits and veggies every day.
  • Lots of water.
  • I ran 5 times this week – not bad after coming off a month of running every day.
  • Despite going so far over my points, I still tracked everything I ate – the good, the bad, and the ugly…


What I will focus on this week:

  • I am working on a running / workout plan that will incorporate 3-4 days of running a week, some strength training, and yoga. I feel like I need to make an actual plan.
  • I will try my hardest to stay within my points this week.
  • After the topic of breakfast at the meeting this morning, I am anxious to change up my breakfast. I either have oatmeal, or a banana and peanut butter, or eggs with salsa. I need to try something else for variety.
  • I am getting close to the 25 pound mark and I hope to see that in the next month!


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My activity points where the lowest they’ve been in over a month. When I was home on Thursday during Tropical Storm Andrea, I was still active by cleaning the kitchen. I would like to try and hit at least 40 a week, so I missed that by 6 points this week…




After the meeting this morning, I had met my friend Linda for coffee. We met in 2011 at the Thursday WW meeting and have kept in touch since then. She’s such a sweetheart and it was nice to catch up with her.

Have a great weekend!


Do you eat breakfast every day? What is your go-to breakfast?