Weight Watchers: 20% Of The Way There!

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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!

8 thoughts on “Weight Watchers: 20% Of The Way There!

  1. Ann says:

    Go lady!! So very proud of you. :)

    1. Laura Schulte says:

      Thanks, lady! I can’t wait to get under 200 so I can start running again!

  2. Stacey Gotsulias says:

    Wooo! Awesome news.

    1. Laura Schulte says:

      Thanks, Stace!

  3. Great job! If you were going to WW meetings instead of doing it online, you’d get gold stars for every 5 pounds lost! Now you get virtual gold stars instead!

    1. Laura Schulte says:

      Yeah, my iPhone app puts little stars on my tracker. :)

      I decided that coming up with little ways to reward myself (pedicures and such) helps me a lot.

  4. Hooray! Congrats on making the 10% mark. They say that you see the biggest health benefits by losing 10% and you’ve done that. Great job. Can you come whip me into shape now?

    1. Laura Schulte says:

      I can’t even tell you how much writing these posts each week help me. The accountability factor is huge. I also tell EVERYONE I’m on Weight Watchers. I’m sure they hate it, but it helps me stay accountable especially if I’m going out to eat or bars with others.

      I found being super strict for 1 month really got me going. I cooked every meal. Sort of became a recluse and stuck to a strict schedule in terms of when I ate, when I worked out (which I kept minimal, but I did something everyday) and when I went to bed (getting enough sleep is crucial). After that 1st month, my body adjusted to the lifestyle. The first month of really following the program is tough.

      Hang in there, Terri!

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