Jan 19, 2011

Day 17 -19, New Year

It’s Wednesday and Wednesday means Weigh-In Day.

I’ve been fighting a cold the last two weeks, I seem to get better for a day or two then it comes back. This time though the cough was worse and I ended up taking cold/flu meds around the clock – still am – to alleviate the symptoms. I fully expected to see a gain or a very slight loss. I have been tracking diligently and staying within my points and eating 2-3 pieces of fruit a day as well as 2-3 vegetables but in the past, when I am sick, I always gain. Normally though when I have a cold my blood sugar is higher than normal, this time around it was normal (for me) and steady.

Anyway, long story short – scale showed a loss of 1.2 lbs. That’s a total of 7.2 lbs  in 3 weeks. Isn’t it tempting to extrapolate that forward and say, “That means in 10 months I’ll be at goal.” Yeah...life doesn’t work that way.

I’m good with this. Soon I’ll hit my 5% (11 lbs) loss with WW and then the next goal is 10% (23 lbs) and I am not looking beyond that right now.

The meeting topic was not depriving yourself of foods you really love, but to fit them into your lifestyle by managing portions.  I’m really liking this meeting and the leader. Tonight the meeting was packed, there were over 70 people in that room! The group has a good dynamic and everyone seems very positive.  The leader has a good sense of humour and can laugh at herself and she is very good at making sure everyone is included  - it’s not the least bit cliquey, even though it is obvious who the lifers are.

I promised I’d tell you all about my new-to-me foods but because I’ve not been feeling well I’ve been eating pretty bland and easy, soup, crackers, sandwiches, fruit, protein shakes;  so I’ve not been adventurous...but I haven’t forgotten about them.  My boys are with Dennis this weekend so I will have some time to myself to cook and experiment and perhaps make up some dinners and lunches in advance for next week.

The days are getting longer, it’s actually still light when I get to my car in the evening – another week or so and it will be light when I get home. I am so looking forward to that. I go out in the dark and come home in the dark and I sit in an area with no windows so it sometimes feels like I never see daylight even though when I go for my short walks at lunch around the concourse, I can see the sky through the roof and windows, it still feels like the sun is hiding from me all day.
We’re almost at day 21 of our Tracking Challenge – big shout out to Kerry, Erin and Tiffany  - and 21 days make a habit so there is no reason to stop now, is there?


  1. Go, Enz, Go! You're doing fantastic! I don't think 10 lbs a month is that far-fetched for you, at all. :-D

  2. 21 days to make a habit!
    Wow! That's true!
    We can do anything for 21 days, just about, eh?
    Rock it!

  3. I think that was a very good meeting topic. As you may remember, I lost quite a bit of weight in 2010 eating all "real" food and making sure I only ate something when I was actually hungry. As I got away from that second part, some pounds crept back on. But last night I ate one fried chicken breast, reasonable serving of mashed potatoes, and green beans. And it was plenty of food even though I could have easily piled on more portions just because it tastes good. If you can strike that proper balance and just make it a part if who you are, I predict you will go way beyond the 10%.