Preparing for the Holidays!

Previous WI ~ 159.6
Today’s Weight ~ 159
Difference ~ -.6

I realized yesterday I haven’t posted weigh-in updates since I came home, so I thought I’d jump on that again =)

The lady who took my weight was really really confused today. I think she was looking at the wrong numbers and getting her mind scrambled because, well ultimately, I was the one who was right! But either way, a loss is a loss and now I’m only 6 pounds away from goal! I can taste it! It’s that close! This seriously is motivating me to really do well during the challenging holiday season.

Won’t lie, I’m a tad scared for the holidays. It will be my first one while on WW.  I’ve picked up on a couple pointers that I think will help:

  • Use smaller plates.
  • Play with the kids… they’ll give you some APs!
  • Christmas decorating can also give you some activity, like trimming the tree or putting up lights. Lifting things and hauling them up from the basement in my case :P
  • Stock up on fruits and veggies during those family meals where everyone brings a little something.
  • During said meals, if you want to try something harder to track– try it! Only take a small portion! Portions are everything!
  • Give leftovers away to someone else.  Same with that extra candy after Christmas.
  • Think of how you want to feel at that first weigh-in after the New Year… Elated that you gained very little, maintained or lost (gasp!)?  Or depressed because your not-so-small gain from the holidays? I’ll take the former!

With these (and hopefully more I’ll learn in the near future) can help with this.  I really want to be as successful with WW as I can during the holidays. It’s closer than we think!

Hey, Good-Looking…

Considering Vegas was a challenge this past weekend, this week looks like it’s playing out pretty well! Hello, good-looking week! You are much appreciated! =)

Ever since I’ve been home, I’ve been having at least one fruit/veggie with every meal. Last night, I even called my dad out on not having any at our weekly dinner and he let me prepare a salad. Then I polished off the rest of my tablespoon of dressing with carrots. Very tasty and healthy! Eating right instills a great feeling of accomplishment particularly when said meal was thought to be a challenge.

Not to mention, I had a kick-A workout at the gym yesterday. Completed 70 minutes on the elliptical doing intervals with a GREAT average heart rate of 149 (my ideal for fat burning supposedly). Following that, I did resistance training, abs, and a little bit of weights for about 30 minutes. Then it was a ten minute cool down on the treadmill while watching Grey’s Anatomy. All in all, 6 APs and a fantastic workout!

I’m not an advocate for weighing myself everyday, but I checked in the day after I returned from Vegas and again this morning to make sure I’m on the right track. The first time I checked, I had maintained from my last WI (with Vegas in between? I was in shock). And then this morning it looks like I’m down a little and on the right track to have a great WI tomorrow morning. *does a happy dance*

On another note, I recently started following Bop Harper on Twitter (male trainer on Biggest Loser, aka: my new fave show) and everyday he posts a challenge for his followers to try and accomplish. I’ve done a couple this week and it’s very fun to try! His challenge for the weekend is to get an hour of cardio from today until Sunday. Can yoga count as cardio since that’s what I usually do on Sundays?

Do you like having someone give you a challenge periodically to keep you on top of your game or to even motivate you to try something new or push past your comfort zone?

Yesterday’s workout, consuming more fruits/veggies, and BL in all its wonderfulness is definitely providing the motivation I’ve been searching for these past couple weeks… And this time, I’m going to work my darndest on keeping it with me! =)

Not prone to emotional eating…

But yesterday was really bad. I think I ate like 5 pieces of pizza plus some of the cinnamon sticks… And a kit kat bar earlier. Chocolate sometimes helps but I had it before the worst drama hit. GRRR!

I came back from Vegas Sunday and said goodbye to my “friend”. Usually when I reach for comfort food, it’s because of the temperature outside. Last night, it’s purely emotional and I hate myself for it: I miss the fun I had in Vegas and I’m pissed off at a possible realization about my friend. Of course, I’m going to do my best to pick myself back up for the rest of the week but it may be more difficult than I’m anticipating.
For sure going to the gym tomorrow night. I’ve made that date with myself for the past two days and I’m sticking to that at least!
Morning update: Ready for a better day! =)