You might remember I had to miss attend an out-of-town funeral the weekend before last so I didn’t weigh-in. It was good to get back to the meeting and get back on track; you’ll see what I mean by that statement further down.
This past week’s Weight Watchers meeting topic was about getting back into routine. Exactly what I needed and I loved the tips for jump-starting Fall weight loss. Here’s my favorite one:
Act like a new member.
This means reading all the plan materials, tracking everything (I’m actually pretty good at this one), weighing and measuring portions and planning. I started by taking advantage of a sale on the new member kits. There’s materials that are exclusive to the kit including the Success handbook that will be really helpful in getting back to losing weight.
Although I didn’t make the best food choices while out of town (fried chicken twice in four days) I didn’t overeat. Where I fell down was when I got home. For some reason I was craving sweets and had way too many cookies plus chocolate.
The result was I gained back some of the weight I lost last weigh-in. I was up .6 pounds bringing the weight loss total to:
Weekly Movement & Nutrition
Exercise was a non-event while I was out of town. I finally gave in and bought some more pilates classes and went Thursday. They’ve changed the schedule so it’s now a 1.5 level which incorporates some more difficult moves but I was able to do all of them to some degree. It was amazing how I’d lost some strength already from a few weeks of non-attendance.
I also got a four day pass to one of the gyms I’m considering. It’s really more of an athletic club which means a higher price tag but less crowded and with more amenities. I tried out a Zumba class Saturday which was fun and challenging but I made it through. Even though I have all kinds of exercise videos, a total gym and weights at home there’s something about a scheduled class that gets me to actually exercise!
Even better I made a meal plan for the week and finally cooked again yesterday. After not making any progress all summer, I want to get to 30 pounds within two weeks and am motivated.
Having a plan for both exercise and meals gives me confidence that I’ll be doing what I can to make the scale move. There’s nothing on the schedule that should keep that from happening.
How did your week towards great health go?