Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Weekly Weigh-In: Step by Step

Happy Tuesday!  It’s time to weigh in.  I felt like I’d done well last week.  Although I still wasn’t consistent in logging my food every day (I’m committed to doing so this week – y’all hold me to it!), I felt like I’d kept pretty good tabs on how many calories I’d consumed each day.

I was consistent with my workouts, including my walk/incline/run routine on the treadmill.  To top it all off, our small group meal theme this week was “healthy and tasty,” so I was able to enjoy my meal without feeling like I’d blown the week on Sunday night.  (I’m totally getting some of those recipes, too.  There was some good food.)

Still, there’s always some trepidation when stepping on the scale.  Although I didn’t do as well as I’d hoped this week, I’m very happy with what I did. I lost 0.8 pounds.  That puts me at 153.6, which means if I lose the same or better next week, I’m no longer obese!  That excites me to no end.

My goal this week is to increase my running intervals from 2 minutes to 3.  I did it yesterday and didn’t feel like I was going to die, though that last minute was a challenge.  Each time I ran, I just focused on how good I’d feel when I accomplished my goal.  And, I did feel good about it!

So, how did you do this week?  I hope you all did well, but if you didn’t I want to share something that I heard on the Made to Crave webcast last night.  One of the guest speakers, Katherine Lee, said that when you have a bad weigh in or make poor food choices, you should have a “GPS mentality.”

You know how, when you make a wrong turn, your GPS will instruct you to “make a U-turn at the next safe opportunity” or, like mine, “recalculating.”  When you make a wrong turn, your GPS doesn’t tell you what a terrible driver you are or that you’re never going to reach your destination if you keep messing up (though it’d be funny if it did the way we torment our poor GPS).  Instead, it simply gives you the steps to get you back on the right track.

So, if you’ve had a bad week or made some poor choices, don’t beat yourself up, just recalculate.

By the way, if you missed the webcast last night, it was recorded and will be repeated at 12 noon, 3:00 PM, 8:00 PM, and 10:00 PM (EST) today.  Just go to www.madetocrave.org to watch.

10 comments:

  1. I lost 2.6 lbs this week and hit 194.0. I'm going to try and be consistent at moving more this week, but my MIL flies in today to stay through Saturday, so we'll see.

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  2. Love the GPS analogy!

    I lost three of the five pounds that I'd gained over the holidays and my holiday!

    Hubs lost all his five! But then he has killed himself in the gym a few days - yay him!

    195 and dropping!

    3 down, 63 to go.

    Blogged about it here:
    http://thirty-onethriftyandthriving.blogspot.com/2011/01/weekly-weigh-in-2-do-or-do-not.html

    Thanks Kris for this accountability.

    Grainne

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  3. That's so exciting that you're almost below that "obese" marker. You need to celebrate that milestone when it happens next week!

    I was down a pound this week.

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  4. You're right, Kendra. I should celebrate that. I hadn't thought about it, but it's a very celebration worthy milestone. How should I celebrate, though? It can't be food related and I don't really want to spend money on a new outfit or shoes right now since I just got those for Christmas and don't want to invest too much money in clothes while I'm still losing. Other ideas? Anybody?

    Way to go on losing a pound!

    Tristan and Grainne, you both did great, too. Way to go!

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  5. Just got through watching the Made to Crave webcast - it was so good! I finally ordered the book on Sunday from P31. Lost 1.2 during the holidays. I have very mixed emotions, because I was not "on plan" - so I feel a little fearful about a setback. My mind is battling some "shoulds" right now. But, as Katherine Lee said, a setback sets us up for a comeback. I just really need to get my mind refocused and recommitted on my health goals...GPS mentality...recalculating. Anyway, going to hit the treadmill while the kiddos are playing in the snow. Just heard we will be out again tomorrow - which is hard when 2 out of 3 are homeschooled. Now, that's another story! : )-

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  6. I'm not sure what happened in my world. I weighed and reweighed myself several times, and still come up with having lost 10 lbs. this past week. I'm assuming there was a significant amount of water retention going on with my initial weighing...but in any even, I'll take it as positive motivation!

    Blogged about it here
    http://joesette.blogspot.com/2011/01/weekly-weigh-inthe-one-where-i-stuck.html

    Congratulations to everyone who lost or held steady this week!

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  7. I stayed the same weight. I just need to refocus. Definitely need to get moving more. Thanks for all the encouragement that you give in your posts!

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  8. I lost 0.8 kg this week. Yeah! So far good start. I also need to be better at logging what I eat and how much.

    I am not too good with the rewards...a book? herbal tea? carving extra time for a hobby you have been wanting to do?

    What an inspiration for those of us starting out.
    Michelle M.

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  9. I am the same. Only exercised once this week, though. I ended up so sore I couldn't make myself do it again. I did a little better on calories, but I could still cut a lot more.

    I love the GPS analogy!

    I realized that if I just lose a little over a pound a week, every week (VERY do-able), I will lose 70 pounds in one year. I know that with focus and dedication I can lose more than a pound a week! So, I am going to take it week by week with new encouragement. For so long I couldn't stop looking at the whole goal, and I would get overwhelmed.

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