May Weigh In

I weighed in for May today.  I was down .8 pounds to 147.6 pounds. That puts me back in free lifetime range for Weight Watchers (not more than 2 pounds above my goal weight of 146).  I was very unhappy with my April weigh in which was my only one above 148 pounds since I got back to free lifetime status in June of 2015.

I had a really good week this past week.  I particularly wanted to do well and weigh in this week since I know I will have some temporary weight gain after my revision surgery due to the upper abdominal liposuction being done.  I am not sure how long that will last.  It lasted 2 weeks with the tummy tuck.  I would expect it to be shorter for this, but I probably won’t be ready to weigh in the first Saturday after surgery.

I do feel I am back on track eating. During the time I was off track, I did track consistently.  But, I was going over on both calories and points.  There were always reasons…but they mostly weren’t particularly good reasons.   But, it became easier and easier to just go over and say I would get on track at the next meal, or the next day, or even the next week.  It was a real reminder to me as to how easy it can be to get out of one developed good habit and go back to an old not so good routine.

Maybe I needed that reminder.  Maybe I needed to remember what it was like to not keep careful control over what I eat.  Maybe over the last couple of years I started to get a little over confident.  I mean on the outside I said the right things.  But, I think on the inside I got a little over confident and thought I wouldn’t really gain weight again.  This has reminded me that I can get off track and gain weight if I don’t follow good habits.

April Weigh In

Well, my April weigh in wasn’t pretty.  I was up 1.4 pounds to 148.4 pounds. And, that was a really significant gain as it put me more than 2 pounds above my goal weight which meant that I had to pay at Weight Watchers this month.  This is the first time this happened since I got back to goal in the summer of 2015. The absolute most important thing, though, is that I went to the meeting knowing that I was going to weigh in enough above goal that I would have to pay.  But, I went anyway.

What happened?  When I weighed in for March — 7 weeks ago — I had just had a good week after 4 horrendous weeks.  I was up 5.4 pounds.  That was basically just flat out overeating.  I tracked, but that was about all that I did that was good.

But, I had that good week before I weighed in on March 11.  I diagnosed what I was doing wrong and knew what I needed to do to get back on track. And…then I had 3 bad weeks.  It is fairly easy in retrospect to see what happened.  One of the problems during February was that I had bought bags of popcorn with drizzled chocolate on them.  And, I was overeating them.  After I weighed in on March 11, I still had a couple of bags left.  I just wanted them gone and resolved not to buy again.  The problem is that I then…ate the bags over 2 days.  That added a lot of calories to the start of that week.  That would have been OK, but my mother came to visit us to celebrate her 93rd birthday.  As a result, later that week we went on eat to celebrate her birthday and those calories added on resulted in that not being a great week. [Read more…]

February Weigh In

I weighed in for my official February weigh in and was at 141.6 pounds, down .2 pounds since last week.  I was glad for the loss, but a little irritated.  At my home weigh in right before going to Weight Watchers, I was at 140.7 pounds which was .4 pounds less than I weighed last Saturday.  So, I expected to have a .4 pound loss at Weight Watchers.  When I got there, though, the scale flickered at 141.4 pounds and then settled at 141.6 pounds (the scales there weigh in .2 pound increments).

That said, though, I was happy with the overall of January.  And, 140.7 pounds at home puts me just below my new baseline of 140.8 pounds after I had tummy tuck/breast lift surgery in July.  I had gained a few pounds between September and December and I’ve spent the last 2 months getting back to that baseline.

I actually have been doing something new the past couple of months and I’ll be posting about that soon.

 

Great Weigh In

I weighed in yesterday and saw the results that can happen when I have a couple of good weeks.  I was down 1.8 pounds to 141.8 pounds.  I don’t often lose that much in a week, so it was good to see it.

The really good thing is that I am almost back down to my new baseline after my tummy tuck/breast lift surgery.  At home, I weighed 141.1 pounds yesterday morning.  The morning of the day I had surgery I was at 147 pounds on my home scale.  6.18 pounds was removed during surgery, leaving a new baseline of 140.82 pounds.  So, rounding to 140.8 pounds I am only .3 pounds above that.  I am not yet at my low after surgery, but my first goal is simply to get back to that 140.8 pounds weighing in at home.  I am almost there.

Not going out to eat twice on the weekend last week made the rest of the week easier.  I did have a 6″ sandwich from Subway during the week and we ate out at Panera one day.  I knew I could afford to do that as it was mid-week and I was able to stay within my daily calories since it is easy to eat low calorie there.

I want to have another good week this week, since next Saturday will be my monthly weigh in.  However, when I have a week when I lose a lot like this week, I often gain a little the next week even if I eat really well.  We’ll see what happens.

Weigh In

Even though I had already weighed in for January, I chose to weigh in on Saturday.  I was down .6 pounds, to 143.6 pounds.  As I mentioned in my Dining Out post the other day, I had a really good week this week.  A big part of that was only eating out once last weekend instead of twice.  Doing that made everything very easy the rest of the week.  I am planning to do the same thing this week.  We ate out after the meeting and I don’t have plans to eat out again this week.  It is possible we might end up with eating out mid-week especially if we are out and about and it makes sense to do so.  But, we aren’t going to go out for our typical Sunday meal out.

The other thing we did on Saturday after we had lunch was that I rejoined the YMCA.  When I hadn’t been able to go due to surgery I had dropped my membership.  I rejoined and am planning to go to a different location than I went to before.  It is a little farther away but is a larger facility so I want to try it out.  I can still attend the other facility (it is a citywide membership), though.  The one I was attending before is about 20 minutes away versus about 35 minutes so we’ll see how that goes.  I need to get back to regularly going to the Y.  I’ve really slacked off on activity.  It has been raining quite a bit and was cold before that so I haven’t been walking outside much.  I could use the treadmill, of course, but I just haven’t done it.