Not progressing very fast

Not progressing very fast

Seems I’ve gone a little astray in these last few months.    July I was down 1.5 lbs, August was down .6 and September…    yeah.. September.   I’m up .5.    While that’s not a lot in the grand scheme of things, today’s weight (and the one used in the calculations) was the lowest weight I’ve been down all week.

So if yesterday had been the “official” weight used for the monthly calculations, I would have been up more than that.    The problem with “forgiving myself and moving on” is that these little slides can so often become big slides.  So now I need to really and truly get moving so that October can show some momentum again.

 

Progress Year to date (as of end of July)

Progress Year to date (as of end of July)

I’m slowly but surely making progress towards regaining my lifetime status with Weight Watchers.  I would love for the weight to zoom off, but the hope is that the slow and steady weight loss will result in PERMANENT weight loss. I don’t want to see these pounds again!

Post vacation weigh in

Post vacation weigh in

Had a great time the last few days in Pawleys Island playing golf with friends. Today it was time to step on the scale and get my “feedback, not failure” numbers. Was happy to see it was only 0.8 – less than 1 pound. I’ll take that as a successful outcome from a fun trip!

Weekly Weigh-In Unpleasantness

Weekly Weigh-In Unpleasantness

Yikes! Stepped on the scale at WW last night and it said I was up 3.4 lbs.  Mind you my weigh-in last week was on a different day and at lunchtime instead of the evening, but still… that is not what I was expecting to see at all.   The meeting topic was on plateaus.  A number of people felt that they had plateaued because of yo-yoing around the same 5 lbs for multiple months.  The WW plateau definition is BEING ON PLAN for 4 weeks and not losing more than 2 pounds in that time period.  The folks that felt plateau-d admitted that they had not really been following plan.  Truth be told,  my “up” at the scale was also from not following plan.  Goals for this week are to journal (even if it results in negative pointage) and to get more water into me and less soda.   Let’s see how that plays at next week’s meeting!

Weight Loss Surprise

Weight Loss Surprise

Went out of town and missed a meeting.  Then when I got back, I pretty much skipped journalling for a week.  I didn’t go entirely crazy, but imagine my surprise when I weighed in and was down 3.8lbs for the two week slot.  Now I am trying to get back into gear because I know that I will be more successful when I journal.  Also broke out the new air fryer.  So far we’ve reheated some chicken, made tots,and made wings.  All came out very good.  I can see this device getting a lot more usage!