Yesterday was my weigh in day, but I thought I would wait until today to share the results and announce the Thankful Healthy Blogger 5k instead!
I lost .5 for the week, which puts me down .4 since starting the Weight Watchers Points Plus plan again 2 weeks ago. Bummer.
I’m going to keep the plan as is again this week, despite the very small loss, because it was TOM and we all know that wreaks havoc on weight loss.
I’ll be totally honest with you all here, while I was technically within my points, I may have indulged in chocolate more than I normally would…due to the drug addict like cravings that TOM provides. But still, there’s than 80%/20% rule and AT LEAST 80% of the time I am eating the right foods.
But those feelings are subsiding and I’m feeling much more “me”. I even lost more weight this morning!
So I’ll give this another week and if I lose less than 1 lb. this week, I will reduce my daily points allowance. I promise.
One of the reasons that I was fed up with the WW Points Plus system before was that I didn’t feel I should have to pay for a system and then have to determine how many points to eat so I can lose weight. I feel that WW should provide a system that works, or at least provide the support to help me determine how many points I should be eating, and they don’t. I have been within my points the past 2 weeks and have barely lost anything.
BUT I want to get this weight off, so this time around, I am going to work with my points values to figure it out.
I am proud of my exercise this past week though. I was consistent in that and earned 40 activity points. The Best Body Bootcamp is helping motivate me to exercise and while my weight isn’t really decreasing much, I can certainly feel my body getting stronger, which is encouraging.
For breakfast this morning, I ate an egg sandwich which is an egg, ham and cheese on a sandwich thin. I also ate a banana and skim milk.
While working, I sipped on my coffee with creamer.
Late morning, I ate a 100 calorie package of low sodium JOLLY TIME Healthy Pop.
I had a good day at work today because I got to spend more time writing than talking to customers. Yippee!!
For lunch, I made egg salad (1 egg, 1 egg white, and light Miracle Whip) and stuffed it inside of a wheat salad pocket. I also found leftover squash in the fridge (made my day!) and forced myself to eat some baby carrots.
I also ate a No Pudge! brownie. I probably shouldn’t get in the habit of eating these everyday for lunch…but they’re sooooo good. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean I can eat them every day.
And then I took some time to sit down with my afternoon cup of Joe to help me find the energy to work out later.
I was absolutely irate yesterday when I looked out the window to find our tree cut down. It was a perfectly good tree. I called and spoke with the head of the tree board and he told me that the branches were hitting the power lines and there were complaints from mail carriers that some branches scratched their vehicles. That’s fine and dandy, the city definitely could have TRIMMED the tree, not cut it down. He also said that it was a Mulberry, and they’re one of the “nuisance” trees in town. Say what? We take care of our yard and I have never noticed it being a messy tree? Just last week I was sitting in my chair admiring how beautiful the leaves were. Sigh.
I am a bit of a tree hugger when it comes to things like this. I love nature. I love trees. I love God’s creation. I believe we should take care of it, recycle, and keep it clean. I’m sure most of us want to keep our homes clean and looking good. Well, I view the earth the same way. We live here, let’s keep it beautiful!
I told him that I thought it was irresponsible to cut down the tree. I told him I understood that TECHNICALLY this was on city property, but it’s a little alarming to look out your window one day and see that someone cut down your tree. He was very kind and said that in the future they will alert all homeowners when they cut down a tree on the city property in their yard. I don’t think that’s asking too much. He seemed to understand.
I don’t like dealing with RUDE people myself and didn’t want to come across that way, so I kept my tone polite, but I think I got my point across. Either way, the tree is cut down and there is nothing we can do about it now. Argh! We will see if they will allow us to plant a new tree next spring.
Ok, rant over! I know you are all so interested in my trees. lol, but this is my blog and I can talk about what I want, right?
I found my motivation for my workout in my afternoon cup of coffee. I headed outside for my “intervals B” workout for the Best Body Bootcamp.
Today was the first day, since getting back into running, that I felt like I had gotten my fitness level back again. It was a great feeling.
I pressed the wrong button on my Garmin so it didn’t save my workout correctly. But I did about 2.4 miles in 36 minutes, I think. I will learn how to work the thing better soon! Remember, this was an intervals workout and I let it run during my warm up walk and cool down walk.
My max speed was 6.3, my max heart rate was 169 bpm, and I burned 378 calories.
This is my new favorite running song. When this came on my playlist after my workout was over, I actually started running again for the duration of the song. It has a good beat.
After resting a bit, I finished the second part of my workout, “Workout B”. Whew! That’s a killer strength workout. It took me about 1/2 hour and I burned 218 calories. That’s actually really good! I am huffing and puffing the entire time I’m doing it, so that would explain it!
It’s really interesting to me as I do multiple sets of these strength moves that some parts of my body are weaker than others. For example, my left butt/hips are weaker than my right. My core also needs some work.
I’m so excited because Hubby is on his way home!! He has been gone all week for work!
We are going to have a little date night tonight. I’m so looking forward to it!
I really need to eat some veggies for supper! I haven’t had many fruits/veggies today yet! But I’m good in all other categories, so that’ll be easy to take care of!
Have a good weekend!