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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Progress?

Last night I tweeted that I felt like I was on a yo-yo diet and I said that because in the last four weeks my weight has gone up (+5.4 pounds), back down (-5.4 pounds), back up (+6.6 pounds) and back down (-7.6 pounds).  I'm not fond of this trend and hope that now that the holidays have passed (as have most of the parties and treats) that now I can just continue to lose weight.  While the ups and downs have been difficult to accept (well, the ups are way more difficult to accept than the downs!) it reminds me how important it is to sometimes step back into "new member" mode.

While we were partying during the holidays it was easy enough to estimate portion sizes, eat snacks that I wouldn't normally eat, drink more than usual (which sometimes lead to the snacks which lead to more drinks) and it can be a vicious cycle.  My approach to the holidays had been to work hard the rest of the week - to stay on plan and not go over my daily points target, get in good solid work outs and then relax a little at the parties we attended.  Given the ups and downs of my weight loss the last month this may not have been the best approach but I suppose it's all about learning -- about making progress and not being perfect, right?!

My approach to healthy living this year will be similar to the holiday plan, but with less cookies and drinks though, to work hard to stay within my daily points target and get in good work outs.  With half marathon training officially starting on Monday I am sure I'll be playing with portion sizes so it'll be a learning process, again.  Even though this makes me a little anxious it'll be good to be working with a plan, rather than just making things up as I go along.  :)

In other news for any local readers - I'll be at the Weight Watchers center on Saturday to celebrate ONE AMAZING DAY - a day long event with success stores, refreshments, prizes and more!  I've been asked (along with a few other amazing people) to share my success story!  If you're in the area feel free to stop in and see me and the new Weight Watchers center on Saturday, January 12 from 11 am until 2 pm. The center is located at 205 S. Randall Rd, Algonquin, IL. I hope to see you there!

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with sharing your story on Saturday. That's exciting! :)

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