Friday, January 7, 2011

Back On Track!

Happy Friday to everyone. I hope everyone had a nice week and that they have lots of fun weekend plans. My week has been OK. It’s been a bit of an adjustment because I had gotten used to 3-day weekends and short days and parties and food. I knew this week would be tough but it could have been way worse. In fact, I weighed this morning (I think I am officially switching my weekly weigh-in to Friday morning) and I am less than a pound away from my last lowest weight. Hopefully by the end of next week, I will not only be back to normal but I will be on my way to losing more weight. Honestly, I am pretty proud of the fact that if I continue doing well, it will have only taken me a couple of weeks to recover from a pretty intense December. I worked really hard this week so I need to make sure to stay on track so I can inch closer and closer to the next goal!

In my quest to start the year off right, I asked for a food scale for Christmas.



Ain’t it cute? When I first started Weight Watchers, I was very meticulous about measurements and weights but over time, you sort of stop caring about that as much and you being to eyeball things and you really shouldn’t do that. I’m sure there are those very few occasions where I underestimate how much I’m supposed to have but I would say that most times if you just guesstimate how much you are putting on the plate, you are probably missing the mark. I have measuring cups and spoons for recipes but I didn’t have a food scale. I had always heard that 3 oz of meat was about the size of your fist and then other than that, I would just try and guess how much I was supposed to have by estimating from the nutrition facts and serving sizes. I knew that I wanted to really buckle down on guessing this year because one chip here and one ounce of meat there can really add up…it’s all about portion control so I thought a food scale would be a great way to get on track with that. I love the food scale I have…I think I am missing a step in the instructions or something though because it keeps giving me a couple messages that I’m not sure of but for the most part, it’s been awesome. It’s amazing what I THOUGHT was 3 ounces of food and what actually is 3 ounces of food. I do think that there is such a thing as “too extreme” when it comes to measuring…I mean, I don’t sit there and spend 5 minutes perfectly fitting the croutons in the tablespoon just to make sure I don’t go over, but I do try to accurately portray a serving size on my plate…the serving sizes are there for a reason. I’m also being quite diligent with exercise. I always exercise every day (45 minutes during the week and at least 30 on the weekends) but towards the end of 2010, I was shaving off minutes of exercise because I was counting the minutes it took me to walk from the car to the store. I would hardly call that exercise. It is physical activity though, don’t get me wrong…any movement is great but I got back on my actual exercise routine this week and it really helped…I am still running too and I know that’s helping. Part of being back on track for me is to find that first love I had with Weight Watchers, I get to eat but I need to respect serving sizes and specificity! So, one week down in 2011 and I’m already almost right where I was before the holidays. Woot!

I don’t have much else today, it’s been a crazy week at work so I’m worn out and ready for the weekend! Tonight, I am going with my friend David to the first Alabama gymnastics meet of the year so that should be fun…plus I’ll get to see my mom, Oma and Jordan because they are all going too! Tomorrow, after I walk with my mom, Jordan is coming over and we are going to spend the day together just chilling! It’s been awhile since we got to spend the whole day together and do what we want so I’m looking forward to it! I don’t have many plans on Sunday other than running and spending time with my folks so it should be a nice weekend. If you are trying to start your year off right, good luck! I am here for you if you need someone to lean on…you never know, I may need to lean on you too!

Enjoy your weekend!

Since I won’t talk to you until AFTER the national championship game, GO OREGON DUCKS!

Bye!


“Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting through the wind
Wanting to start again

Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards
One blow from caving in

Do you ever feel already buried deep
Six feet under scream
But no one seems to hear a thing

Do you know that there's still a chance for you
Cause there's a spark in you

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

Cause baby you're a firework
Come on show 'em what your worth
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you're a firework
Come on let your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
You're gunna leave 'em fallin' down-own-own

You don't have to feel like a waste of space
You're original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow

Maybe you're reason why all the doors are closed
So you can open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will blow
And when it's time, you'll know

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

Cause baby you're a firework
Come on show 'em what your worth
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y.” Firework-Katy Perry

1 comment:

  1. Our Saturday together was awesome. Even thought that was so long ago. I was so behind on your blog! Please forgive me. :)

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