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WW Weigh-In #18

OH HAPPY DAY!!!! I am so excited to write this post today. My morning started off perfectly with the weigh-in I have been hoping for the last few weeks and it was totally worth the wait. I hit my 10% goal and then some!


WW Weekly weigh-in Week 18


Last week, I was within .02 of hitting goal so I felt going pretty good going into the meeting this morning. I did not expect a 2.6 lb. loss though, wow! I have three things to celebrate…. Hitting and passing my 10% goal, a total loss of 20.2 lbs., and being solidly in the 150’s. It has been a LONG time since I’ve seen the 150’s.


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Things I did right this week are:

  • I did very well with my points…. I brought lunch every day except Friday. Plenty of snacks during the day, as well as fruits and veggies with each meal, and I tracked everything.
  • Finished up my Abtastic April challenge Tuesday and then started a new challenge on May 1st, to run every day of the month, at least a mile a day. Since last Saturday, I have run 6 days.
  • Water, always.
  • I enjoyed popcorn and beer at the baseball game on Tuesday night. I firmly believe in enjoying the things I love, in moderation.


What I will focus on this week:

  • Being a little over halfway to my goal means I have to really stay focused and keep it up. The tracking, activity, and water DO work.
  • Keeping up with the running challenge. Running every day will be hard to do, but I am determined to do it! Never stand in the way of a determined woman!
  • Try one new fruit this week. I seem to always have the same – grapes, bananas, apples, mango, plums.
  • I started looking at new bathing suits…. It’s been years since I bought one and I am determined to buy a new one this year and wear it to the beach this summer.


With all my running this week, I had 47 activity points. I forgot to wear my ActiveLink when I ran yesterday morning, so it’s possible I would actually have 50 for the week. My goal for this week is to hit 50. Burn, baby, burn!


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I am just so darn proud of myself. Hard work really does pay off and Weight Watchers absolutely works. If I could do it myself, I would, but I cannot. Plain and simple. I need the accountability and the wonderful support of everyone at the meetings – staff and members. It also helps to have support from family and friends.

And now I am off to enjoy the rest of the day and weekend. I hope you all have a great one!


How do you celebrate reaching a goal?

WW Weigh-In #17

Good morning! <yawn> I was out late last night with hubby while he worked a live broadcast a the Seminole Hard Rock Casino. It was a fun time! My mom went over with me and we had fun playing the slots for a bit (rule: never take more than you are willing to lose). Hubby was able to eat dinner with us and I had a scrumptious Chicken Haystack Salad for dinner – good choices rock! Met up with some friends later in the evening and got home around midnight. Anyone who knows me know that this is way past my bedtime. I am usually in bed between 9:30 and 10.

But, regardless of how late we were out last night, I was up and ready to go for my WW meeting this morning. Can’t miss that! Especially this week when I have been working my shrinking behind off to hit my 10% goal. So…. How did I do? I needed to lose 1.0 pound today to hit that goal. 1 POUND.


WW Weekly weigh-in Week 17


Yes, you read that right. I am now .02 away from my 10% goal. SERIOUSLY?!?! So. Freaking. Close. I even stepped off the scale and got back on it but it was the same. In hindsight that could have backfired on me, but it didn’t.

Am I frustrated? A little. But mostly I know that the scale cannot and will not rule my world. More than any numbers on the scale, the way my clothes are fitting and how I am feeling is even more proof. But, I also really want to reach that 10% goal, my first big milestone.


Things I did right this week are:

  • Got in 3 good runs this week. Really good ones. Some days, the running just clicks in all aspects. This was one of those weeks.
  • I ate a lot of fruits and veggies this week. Still trying to be in the mindset of eating lighter foods in the hotter months.
  • Water, like it’s going out of style. I often feel like I may float away. The more I run, the more water I need. Thank goodness I love water.
  • I made the Balsamic Asparagus and Cherry Tomato Salad recipe in last week’s WW Weekly and it was very good. I had it with a piece of broiled tilapia and it was the perfect side for it. I will definitely make it again.
  • I actually wore shorts this week, twice, to run in. I have not worn shorts in almost 2 years now. This was a huge non-scale victory for me. HUGE.


What I will focus on this week:

  • 3 runs this week are a must. Tomorrow we’re going back to the bridges in the morning before the heat kicks in. A couple evening runs during the week to top it off.
  • The recipe in this week’s WW Weekly is for a Turkey Reuben. I love Reubens! Can’t wait to try that, it will make for a perfect lunch one day.
  • One thing I seem to struggle with every week is breakfast. I am burned out on oatmeal so I’m trying to find something else that is equally filling.


My three runs this week really boosted my activity points. 44 points for the week! I love it when those points add up. I am still loving the Active Link. It is a reminder to keep moving and every little bit helps.


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In other exciting news…. At my WW meeting this morning, Marilyn (awesome receptionist!) told me I was just the person she wanted to see… After realizing I was not in trouble, she said they are having an event there on June 1st all about being active and they are looking for speakers and she said I was the first person she thought of. She’d love to have me talk about my running and staying active.. Little ol’ me! Of course I told her I would love to. I feel honored that she asked. Never mind the fact that I am terrified speaking in front of people, but I’ll just have to get over that. There’s no way I ‘m going to let that opportunity slip by. It will be another source of motivation for me to keep up everything I’m doing. I’m excited!


Do you celebrate your non-scale victories? How important are they to you? Share one with me!

WW Weigh-In #16

Good morning! How are things in your world today? Saturday is my favorite day of the week, no surprise there. I’m still on a roll, haven’t missed a WW meeting yet! Beverly was a treat as always at this morning’s “party”… So how did I do this week?


WW Weekly weigh-in Week 16


I expected more out of this week, but I’m still happy about it. I am now just 1 pound away from my 10% goal. I had really hoped to make it there today. Next week!


Things I did right this week are:

  • I ran two days this week which is pretty amazing following a half marathon. My legs were feeling so great Monday and Tuesday, and I was inspired by the #runforboston movement going around so I joined in.
  • Learned about Fitlife Foods, freshly prepared healthy meals!
  • I did very well with lunches and snacks this week, taking them every day.
  • Drank more water than ever this week, mostly because of the running and the heat.


What I will focus on this week:

  • Grocery shopping is in order tomorrow morning, to stock up on everything for the week. Being prepared = Success.
  • Make the Balsamic Asparagus and Cherry Tomato Salad recipe in this week’s WW Weekly. It looks SOOOO good!
  • Still craving salads, so I will prepare chicken and shrimp to have on hand for the week.
  • Continue to be active even though the awful heat is back. That is when I start to struggle with it, so I need to get creative.
  • Still hoping to get back to hot yoga… (isn’t it ironic that I want to go to hot yoga even when it’s hot outside??)


This past week was a stellar one for activity points. I earned 44 points for the week, 27 of them were just from the half marathon last Sunday. It’s crazy to think I earned in just under 3 hours time what I might normally earn in a full week.



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What are your plans this weekend? Tell me how you will be active this weekend!

WW Weigh-In #15

I’ve had 15 weigh-ins since going back to WW on January 1. I have not missed one. My motivation and determination are still high. I am in this for the long haul. I have to be.

I felt pretty good about this morning’s weigh-in, considering yesterday I wanted to eat and/or drink everything in site after a crappy day. But as much as I wanted to plow through a bag of chips and some ice cold beer, it just did not seem worth it. I would have been furious with myself afterwards. And I am so glad I listened to that inner voice.


WW Weekly weigh-in Week 15


This morning Beverly, our fabulous leader, told me how slim and trim I was looking. HUGE ego boost right there. I can definitely feel the changes and it’s nice when other people recognize them and acknowledge it. This week’s loss puts me within 1.6 lbs. of hitting my 10% goal. It is soooooo close!!


Things I did right this week are:

  • I got in 2 days of bridge repeats this week. Huge fat and calorie burner!
  • The meal planning I did on Sunday helped. We stuck to it for 3 of the meals, but that means I have plenty of chicken for this week!
  • Only ate lunch out once and even then I had an AMAZING salad at Jason’s Deli. In case you’re wondering, it was the chicken club salad. Who doesn’t like chicken, bacon, and fresh avocado on a salad? So good.
  • Water.
  • Tracking. Even if I know I am going over, I still track it. Accountability.


What I will focus on this week:

  • Since I am running the Iron Girl Half Marathon tomorrow, I will have mucho activity points. After I enjoy my post-race meal which I let myself splurge on, I have to get back to the norm. I find that when I run half-marathons, I am super hungry for a few days afterwards, despite eating 3 meals and snacks. I am aware of it now and need to keep it in check so I can hit my 10% next week!
  • Bridge training isn’t necessary anymore, but I would love to still get out there once a week and keep it up. Sometime between tomorrow and next Saturday, I want to get out there again.
  • With this weather getting warmer, salads are a great meal. So, I want to get creative with salads this week and see if I can twist hubby’s arm to have a salad for dinner one night.



This was a good week for activity points, even with not going to hot yoga. The bridge repeats really rack up the points and the evening dog walks help. 26 points for the week! Trying to get to 30….


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I hope you all have a great weekend!


What will you do to be active this weekend? Any salad recipes you’d like to share?

WW Weigh-In #14

I am doing a happy dance today because it’s SATURDAY! I’ve already been to my WW meeting, Starbucks for a delicious Blonde Roast coffee, Publix for the weekly shopping, AND I have dinner in the crockpot. Even more exciting than that is that I fully intend to plant myself on the couch today and read, read, read.

So…. last night I anticipated a weight gain. Bloat much? Holy evil bloated woman. I just knew it, and I ended up being right. But, it was not much of a gain at all, which tells me that if evil bloated woman hadn’t taken over, I would have had a loss….


WW Weekly weigh-in Week 14


Really not much of a gain, certainly not worth fretting over.


Things I did right this week are:

  • Did bridge repeats Sunday and Wednesday which really racks up activity points. It’s hard work but it’s making me stronger and I enjoy it.
  • Went to hot yoga once, which is less than I wanted, but I was happy to make it that one day.
  • Water was definitely my friend this week.
  • Took lunch 3 of 5 days.


What I will focus on this week:

  • I want to get back to salads this week… Even the simplest little salad of baby spinach, red onion, tomato, oil, and vinegar as a side to dinner hits the spot. I love the flavors.
  • Bridge repeats tomorrow and Wednesday leading up to the Iron Girl Half Marathon next weekend! I really like going to the bridge on Sunday mornings when there aren’t too many people out.
  • My last month of hot yoga is up so I need to figure out what I’m going to do about that. I want to continue because I’ll really miss it if I don’t go. It really makes a difference in so many ways.
  • I stocked up on fruits and veggies for the week and have several meals already planned. I love being ready for the week ahead, it makes each day easier with one less thing to think about (such as what’s for dinner….)


I ended the week with 25 activity points. I seem to be pretty consistent on that range of points so it may be time to challenge myself a little bit more and see if I can hit 30.


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That’s pretty much it for now! Another week in the books and I’m very pleased with my progress.


How do you decide what to spend on a fitness activity and if it’s worth it? Do you skip a month and then go back?