Losing weight, getting in shape, and eating right is not always easy. Sure there are easy parts of it. Some days walking 10,000 steps, eating nothing but fruits, veggies, and whole grains, and drinking a ton of water is a breeze. But then for some reason, the following day always seems to be harder. I am calling this series Exercise Nutrition Results because I strongly believe that when you eat right, and keep yourself moving, you will see the results you are looking for.
In this series I will document my journey from baby weight to ideal weight, and I will explore motivation tactics, best practices, and the tips and tricks that will help keep me, and hopefully help you, on the path.
Exercise Nutrition Results
I started Weight Watchers at the end of July 2017 weighing in at 164 pounds. My goal is to get down to my ideal weight of 130 pounds. I also made a commitment to myself to stay moving and walk 10,000 steps every day. Here’s how last week played out:
I didn’t walk as much as I would have liked, and missed my goal of 10,000 per day. I have been going through a bit of a bumpy emotional road at home and haven’t exactly been handling it well, but that’s a post for another time.
- Sunday: 10, 479 steps
- Monday: 5,827 steps
- Tuesday: 5, 058 steps
- Wednesday: 7, 940 steps
- Thursday: 8, 786 steps
- Friday: 11, 008 steps
- Saturday: 13, 477 steps
I also jogged two miles, which was a huge win! Jogging makes me feel so good, and it’s been two years since I’ve done it with any sort of regularity. I ran one mile to the park and one mile back. Woot!
I found this quote that is honestly exactly what I go through every time I run.
“Running is nothing more than a series of arguments between the part of your brain that wants to stop and the part that wants to keep going.’ ~ unknown”
If you are not familiar with Weight Watchers you may not know that it works on a point system. For my weight loss goals, I can eat 30 daily points and 28 additional weekly points. If I run through both my dailies and weeklies I can ‘cash in’ fitness points. For example, walking 11,000 steps equals an additional 10 points I can use during the week.
Last week I went way over all of my points. I’ve been emotional eating, and it has been breaking my progress. I am working hard this week to overcome the bad habits that I am slipping back into and I’m determined to get back to serious losses.
Weekly Point Summary: I was -26 points last week and that included dailies, weeklies, and fitness points. Not good. But this week is another week, and I will get back to it!
Last week, even with all of the crap that I ate, I still ended up losing 0.3 pounds with a running total of -10.8 since 07/31/2017. It’s good, but it’s not the 1-1.5 weekly loss I’m hoping for.
So far this week, I’ve been on track with steps, not so much with points. I have faith in myself and in the program though, and I’ll keep working it until I reach my goal!