Jul 28, 2009

Healthy You Challenge Check-In

It's been a crazy few months - studying for the GREs, going through a hormonal meltdown, two vacations (much needed!) and slowly and steadily losing weight.

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I am back though. I want to up the exercise and continue with WeightWatchers to really get this weight loss accomplished. I was a little frustrated that I wasn't "losing fast enough" for a while, until I realized what that meant. It meant that the changes I was making were really sticking. Gone are my days of weight fluctuations and rapid changing habits. The slower I lose, the longer I maintain at a certain point, the more this knowledge is settling into me. I'm going to celebrate that I've lost almost 10% of my original weight and that I'm really making long-term changes to my health, attitude and body. Hurrah!

I was participating in WW through an at work program for the past 4 months. We weren't able to garner enough interest for another session (people want to take the summer off - eek!) so I'm now left to my own devices with an online membership. This Friday I'm going to to center to join the meetings there. Along with this HYC, I find the accountability of seeing my leader each week and stepping on the official scale to be another thing that keeps me successful and committed.

So my goals for this week:

1. Back to the gym! Hit the gym or do some form of exercise at least 4 times this week. Make it to at least 1 yoga class.
2. Track, track, track. It's the only thing that consistently keeps me on track and the scale going down.
3. Carefully think about the snacks I crave and the snacks I eat. My hormones are not the boss of me!

Future - start the C25K in August. It will be my birthday present to myself!


  1. Well done for sticking at it!

    I've lost 9kg in the past 8 weeks, all by watching every single thing I eat and exercising almost every day for at least an hour each day (on the weekends, I do two one-hour sessions each day). I do, however, have a lot more weight to lose before I get to my goal weight.

    I track my workouts on my calendar at home, which is right by the front door (which means that when I come home from work, I feel compelled to go to the gym, so that the square with today's date doesn't remain blank).

  2. good for you! I can't wait to go back to the gym (and I never ever thought I'd say that)!

  3. That's a great b-day gift! Good for you!

  4. Congrats on the long-term changes and the steady loss. When it's slow, it's usually permanent!
    Path to Health

  5. I so admire you for sticking to this! I really need to figure out how to develop some willpower. I've got the "married weight" to lose (not the 200 lb lug, but the extra large boobs and love handles.)

  6. Congrats on almost reaching 10%. Always feels like such an accomplishment to me - good luck. I hope you get there very very soon!