Monday, March 29, 2010

Week 12: Day 1

While I am really proud of myself as I watch the week numbers go up since I've been doing weight watchers, I am also getting nervous because it also means that the semester will soon be drawing to a close- and that means- I need a job. I have been in school for the past 18 years of my life! Yes, I have had part time jobs throughout, but I haven't ever had a "real job." Not to mention that my 19 year old social network is in Memphis, TN and not in VA to help me with the job search. I'm a little nervous, not going to lie.

Moving on to smaller and better things, this morning, CJ and I met up for our C25K workout to kick off WEEK 2! I got to the gym a little early and warmed up on the arc trainer for 25 minutes at 24 resistance. When CJ got there, we did our C25K week 2 day 1 workout. We could both tell it was a little harder than last week which we agreed was a walk in the park. The awesome graphs on the treadmill did at least keep me entertained for a while. I got +4 activity pts!
Awesome treadmill graphs on a machine that looks like its from the late 90's. I was a little afraid of it, but we warmed up quickly to each other.

For work today, I was finishing grading papers from the Stats midterm so I got to work from home. I stopped by the grocery on the way because Matt and I were seriously out of food. I made chili when I got home with what I bought! :) I've been missing my chili potatoes.
The Loot.

I was starving when I got home so I immediately broke into the light chocolate soy milk. I was thinking that if I liked the vanilla almond so much, I'd love another flavor. It was pretty good, but I like the Vanilla Almond better. I had a cup for 2pts while my lunch was heating up.

I had a 6pt Santa Fe Style beans and rice for lunch. Its sooo good but I recommend eating it while its still hot and not spending your lunch break blogging while your food gets cold!
Current favorite.

For the rest of the day, I graded papers, interpreted a class poll, and worked on a program that's due...sometime?? I did get several calls from my favorite people today (Jes and Chubs) and got to catch up for some breaks during the day. Awesome.

Tonight was my weekly weight watchers meeting. I'm down 1.4 lbs this week for a total of 19.8 lbs! That's an average of 1.8 lbs per week! I'm only .2 lbs away from the 20 lb mark so look forward to seeing that next week! I got my 10% down keyring. :)

Since I made my 10% goal, it was time for me to set my ultimate goal weight. I decided on 140 since its within the healthy range for my height and I've gotten a significant part of the way there done already! I may change it when I get closer, but it feels like a good goal for now.

At the meeting today, we talked about how important it is to have a good support system while losing weight (or doing any big lifestyle change). That's the thing- weight watchers (for those who haven't heard much about the system) is supposed to be a lifestyle change instead of a diet. I'm trying to think of it that way and use this time to learn how to eat healthy and learn how my body responds to food and exercise.

So in favor of having good support systems, Kathy, our leader, gave us each 5 bravo stickers to give to people who encourage us in our journeys. (I think she wanted us to exchange them with other meeting members but didn't want to force people to socialize so I gave one to Fran in our meeting for giving good advice continually.) Now, time for the rest of my bravo's!!

I gave Matt a bravo when I got home for supporting me and continually telling me that I'm inspiring and a hotie! :) He makes me so happy about what I'm doing.
Matt pointing to his bravo star sticker!

Now for the rest of the bravo's!

  1. Jamie gets a bravo star sticker for always supporting me! She thinks I rock and it makes me happy! The real reason for the bravo though is because she's training for a 1/2 marathon right now. So proud of her!
  2. CJ gets a bravos star sticker for being my acountabil-a-buddy for the C25K workout plan. We're doing awesome!
  3. Cait gets a bravo star sticker for working out and losing weight on her own. Mad props- you're a stronger woman than me!
  4. Darci gets a bravo star sticker for running the blog that inspired me to document my journey. I'm so glad you're still posting!
That's all of my bravo's for now, but I hope you guys are inspired to keep up the awesome work! After giving Matt his bravo, we started heating up dinner. I had dessert first! Two easter cookies for 2pts (1pt each) and then CHILI POTATOES ARE BACK! I had a chili potato with ww cheese for 8pts. Wow- I missed these and how filling they are. So good!

I also had a diet sunkist for dinner for 0pts. Now I'm grading papers and watching dancing with the stars for the rest of the night. I am having two more cookies for 2pts while watching TV tonight.
Yes- these are my favorite cookies! I only buy them for holidays otherwise this whole losing weight thing would not be working!

By the way, did any one notice that I'm out of the obese weight range?? Woohoo! Also- if you haven't been able to comment on my blog in the past and have been using facebook instead, I think I rectified the problem, so feel free to try again on here! Love you guys!

Points: 20/25
Calories: 1,158
Weekly Allowance Points: 35 left/35 weekly
Activity Points Earned: 4 today/4 week
Exercise: C25K week 2 day 1 and arc trainer!
Weekly Weight Loss: -1.4 lbs/ -19.8 total

Hope to see less of each other next time!


  1. Congrats on the 10%...very awesome!!

    And thank you so much for the're too sweet!!

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