Current Weight: 221.6 lbs
Total Weight-loss: 12.8 lbs (an average of 2.1 lbs per week)
!!!!! For those keeping track at home, I’m 20% of the way to my goal. Yeah, still a ways to go, but this is where I start actually SEEING results, instead of the stand-by “I feel a lot better.”
This also means I get to treat myself to a massage. See, at the beginning of this process, I bought a spa package of 7 massages…1 for every 10 lbs I lose. Score.
Now, if you go and look at how much I lost between this week and last week (a whopping 4.8 lbs), don’t be alarmed. I was pretty sick with
the plague a cold and basically slept through all of last week. Aside from cough medicine and chicken noodle soup, not too many calories were consumed. Don’t worry, I’m loads better this week. I actually anticipate gaining this next week (or at least a minimal loss) since I didn’t really lose that weight properly. Guys, starving yourself is not the way to lose weight, and I definitely don’t condone it.
Since I didn’t workout at all last week and really don’t have any new recipes to share (unless you’re really into Campbell’s chicken noodle soup), I thought I’d explore the Weight Watchers website and point out a couple of really great articles that have helped me.
This first article, Cuisine of the Day, goes through most every type of restaurant you can imagine and lists out wise choices (with their approximate PointsPlus values) and not-so-wise choices. As anyone who has ever dieted knows, it is EXTREMELY important to plan out what you’re going to eat before going out to eat. I have actually bookmarked this article on my laptop and iPhone, so it’s always handy.
The next article, Clean Out Your Closet For Success, inspired me to do some purging around my condo.
Hey, if I’m shedding pounds, shouldn’t my closet? Besides, I’m going to need room for all those new clothes I’m going to need in a few months, right? The article is mostly about getting rid of those clothes that are too big for you now. Yeah, my clothes are getting looser (or really less tight), but I’m not ready to purge them yet.
However, I did have A LOT in my closet that could be donated. Something else I did? All those “fat clothes” from last summer? Gone. I have no intentions of needing them, so why hang on to them? I can’t tell you have much lighter I feel just by cleaning out my closet!
Anyway, hope you are all doing well with your weight-loss/maintenance/fitness goals. I’d love to hear how all of you are doing!