Nov 24, 2009

Festive Eating and 10% makes a difference!

Hi everyone,

Today was a great day again. It feels so good to be in the right frame of mind and the drama at home/work is settling down - not completely over - but I can see light at the end of the tunnel.

We (the family) went to Swiss Chalet tonight for the Festive Special. The entire meal, including 2 Lindors is 14 points (without the bun)!  That's it!  It was so good. I enjoyed every mouthful.  It did put me over my daily points of 26 by 6 points but today is the end of my Weight Watchers week and I still had 20 Weekly Points so it was not a problem, plus I've started keeping track of Activity Points. I hadn't been counting them because when I tried WW before I would "eat" them and that was giving me an excuse to eat crappy food.  I think I'm in a better place now with food and I know I can easily manage on my allotted points and dipping into my Weekly Points when I need to.

Then I came home and hit the treadmill to get it in before The Biggest Loser. I did 1.33 miles in 30 minutes. I hit a mile at exactly 22 minutes. My comfortable stride seems to be 2.9-3.1 mph, anything more than 3.1 mph and I have to run to keep up with the treadmill. I'm only 5 feet tall and my stride is short so I have to take real quick steps to keep up.  I know when I used to walk outside, my stride was longer, so I could cover more distance faster - it seems harder to take longer strides on the treadmill, but its something to focus on as I go forward.

And...I did discover why I had such a hard time yesterday. My son had set the treadmill at the 10% incline!  The incline is manual, the front of the treadmill fits into slots on the frame so when you turn the treadmill on, it doesn't tell you where it is.  So I didn't notice today until after I got off but I was so determined to do better today than I did yesterday so that I just pushed myself and didn't even notice. 

My glutes and quads are screaming now though - so definitely the 10% difference had an effect!

So..remember I'm a Biggest Loser Virgin, this is my first they all go home? What happens next? I guess I thought it was like other reality shows where when they get to the "Final Four", they have some major challenge to determine the nature of the show, I guess The Biggest Loser has to be the one who lost the most weight, right?


  1. Don't forget to watch tonight's Where are they now episode!

    Usually there is one more week like this one and then there is a major challenge but last year they mixed it up a bit and had the viewers decide who go to be in the finale.

    They also have an at home winner.

    There have been years that everyone goes home and then comes back for the finale.

    In the end, it is the one that loses the most weight that wins the show by body fat percentage.

    So.. I am guessing you WI tomorrow? Good luck, hun!

  2. Haha, we must eat Swiss Chalet very differently ... mine always works out to be about 25 pts for a Festive Special! That's what happens when you are addicted to Swiss Chalet french fries! :)

  3. I so love Swiss Chalet-they are always so consistantly good-I never feel guilty eating there. Me and Cole are Biggest Loser addicts-we are even watching season 5 right now since we missed it, haha.