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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!

Year to Date Review (as of 2018-04-03)

Year to Date Review (as of 2018-04-03)

Weight Watchers rolled out the Freestyle plan late last year.   So far, I’ve been happy with it. I think it’s their best plan yet.  The emphasis is on less sugar, with more protein and vegetables.   I know that some people are very unhappy with the new plan.  Some are trying to subsist on the 0 point food list.  Pfft.  After a while, who wouldn’t get tired of chicken breast?   I try to have a variety of proteins, so I can stay satisfied.

The new plan is working quite nicely on the scale.  For Q1 of 2018, I’ve lost 10.1 lbs.   That’s compared to a loss of 6.7 lbs for all of last year, when I was sorta kinda working the program.

 

Weekly review (as of 2018-03-13)

Weekly review (as of 2018-03-13)

Was surprised to get on the scale at Monday night’s weigh-in and see a gain of 1.2.   I ate within my points target all week, and had a couple of weekly points left over at the end of day on Sunday.  I had expected to be even.   Suspected cause is not drinking enough water during the week and the intake of 64 points worth of chocolate chip cookies in 2 days.  Just because I *could* do it and stay within points, doesn’t mean that I should have.

Week in Review 2018-01-30 to 2018-02-05

Week in Review 2018-01-30 to 2018-02-05

Wow! What a surprise when I got to the scale this week.   Down 3.8 lbs!!  I did a really good job this week in terms of the “blue dot” challenge.  6 of 7 days were in the “healthy eating zone”.  Day #7 was the Super Bowl.   Didn’t really go too crazy – just used some of my weekly points to handle chicken from Dominos.   I’m not convinced that the WW app value of 6 points for 4 plain wings is correct.    But that’s ok – will just be a while before I have those again.

 

Here’s my current weight loss chart  (Jan 17 – present):

As you can see, it’s quite the roller coaster ride, but I am persevering!

Week in Review 2018-01-08 to 2018-01-14

Week in Review 2018-01-08 to 2018-01-14

Overall, it was a pretty good week.

Weight loss of 2.2 lbs which added another downward notch to the chart.   Ate within my points range most days, although Saturday was just “one of those days”, where I dipped heavily into my weekly points.  I actually weighed in on Sunday instead of my normal Monday night due to schedule conflicts with the Monday meeting.

 

Week in Review 2018-01-01 to 2018-01-07

Week in Review 2018-01-01 to 2018-01-07

The first chart shows my weigh-ins since January 1, 2017.  My goal is for the line to make it to the bottom of the chart by Labor Day.    Each horizontal line represents 1 pound.  Each vertical line is a weigh-in week.   To make that happen, I’m going to need more days within my goal range of points.

Last week’s weight loss: 1.2 lbs