Monday, January 11, 2010

I Am So Excited!

Last week I only made it to the gym twice but still managed to get my two hours on the elliptical in. And in doing so remembered how good I feel after longer cardio sessions: I am more relaxed and I’ve had plenty of time to 1) let my mind wander and 2) get over whatever might be bothering me. I’m kind of an over-thinker and exercise is good therapy for me.

Last week I missed my weight watchers meeting for the first time; it was because of the snow. I hated missing the meeting and am really looking forward to going this Wednesday.

I have this week off so will be able to get tons of gym-time in! Which is great because since I still am not doing so well tracking food, and because I used the over 600 calories I burned at the gym Saturday as license to eat whatever I wanted at that final Christmas gathering later that day… which extended into the next day (Waffle House, oopsy)… Ahem. You get the idea. With two weeks between weight watchers weigh-in’s this time, I would really like to be able to show some kind of a loss and am not sure I will. But that does not take away from the fact that I still made it through the holidays (not including our extended version) a full size smaller.

After a conversation with Anonymous Fat Girl in the comments on a post she wrote about putting your progress stats out there and another post as well, I’ve decided to bite the bullet and post my weight and measurements. I have to work on it since Blogger does not really have a ready-made way to make pages (where you have links on top of the page or in your side bar to static pages like “About Me”, “Progress”, etc.) but I found a way to make it work so that will be coming up this week.

Also coming up this week: trying shirataki noodles which are 20 calories a serving, and cooking spaghetti squash which is a low-calorie delicately flavored vegetable treat.

Have a fab week!


Anonymous Fat Girl said...

I'm so proud of you! Thank you for linking to my site too. :)

I must say the last two weeks have been up and down battles with my scale. Mostly battling the same darn pound.

My trainer has been telling me consistency is key. I now believe him because when I stepped on the scale today I found I was down two pounds!!!

I'm sure you'll see a loss at your WW meeting, but if you do not, don't give up. It will catch up with you on the next meeting.

liz at imsheddingthefatsuit said...

thanks afg and i hope you're right. congrats on the two pound loss! that has to feel awesome after bouncing around that one pound for a while.

Cammy said...

Good for you for recognizing the benefit to two LONG gym workouts! It's so easy to get caught up in the "I only" trap, when we're really doing some pretty cool things. :)

And stay away from Waffle House. :) (mmmm, hash browns.)