Monday, December 27, 2010

Weekly Weigh-In...Holiday consequences?

Mr. Scale showed his disappointment today.  My weight is 161.5, +.5 increase.  I logged my food all week and even managed to exercise 3 days, but I am still lacking in the water dept.  I am always feeling dehydrated and I know it is not helping.  Also my exercise regiment is not what it was before my knee surgery.  I know where my need for improvement is and this week I need to turn my attention to staying hydrated.

Whew! I love the Christmas Holidays, even more so this year!  I loved the parties, the family gatherings and spoiling my Granddaughters.  But Sunday morning I was exhausted from it all.   The constant running, cleaning and cooking was so !

My band helped me resist over indulging by slamming shut like a vise.  There I was with a glass of my favorite wine in one hand and a plate of hor'dourves, two or three bites and BAM! I hurried to the restroom just in time....I was not in the mood for any further eating afterwards.

Christmas Day I was tempted with all the best of Cajun foods.  Gumbo, Jambalaya, Cajun Fried Turkey, even my favorite King Cake from Randazzo's.  I took two bites of Gumbo and Pb'd, ending any further temptation to eat.

Among the treasures Santa left me was the Zumba Wii.  I hope to get a chance to try it out this week, I will give you a critique soon.  It still amazes me that I now consider an exercise game as a treasure instead of another "weightloss gadget".  If someone would have told me last year, I would use my Santa wishes for exercise, I would have thought they grew an extra head. What a difference a year makes, now I love finding new ways to exercise and it makes it more incredible to be able to share the fun with my Granddaughters as well.

My next post will be New Years Day instead of Monday.  I want to be sure to record my beginning 2011 weight and set up some Maintenance goals as well as life improvement goals for the upcoming year.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Mtce weigh-In HoHo- UH OHHH!

Mr. Scale scolded me this morning with 161, +1lb gain.  I am not shocked, I was a naughty girl most of the week.  Too much wine, more eating out than we normally do and just really poor choices are the reasons.  I do see this coming week to be somewhat better.  Other than Christmas eve and Christmas Day, I have no obstacles to taking this pound back off.  This is exactly what living in maintenanceville is about, taking prompt action whenever a gain occurs.

The holidays have been so much fun this year compared to a year ago.  This year I dared to wear this fabulous red dress and was inundated with compliments, great NSV's.  I have just soaked it all in like a thirsty sponge. 

This week I continue with 3 rehab workouts for my knee and hope to walk a least 3 times.  I have been having some pb episodes so I am on liquids today and next couple of days, hoping to clear the swelling before Santa arrives.  Pssst, I asked Santa for the Zumba wii game.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night ;)

Mtce weigh-In HoHo- UH OHHH!

Mr. Scale scolded me this morning with 161, +1lb gain.  I am not shocked, I was a naughty girl most of the week.  Too much wine, more eating out than we normally do and just really poor choices are the reasons.  I do see this coming week to be somewhat better.  Other than Christmas eve and Christmas Day, I have no obstacles to taking this pound back off.  This is exactly what living in maintenanceville is about, taking prompt action whenever a gain occurs.

The holidays have been so much fun this year compared to a year ago.  This year I dared to wear this fabulous red dress and was inundated with compliments, great NSV's.  I have just soaked it all in like a thirsty sponge. 

This week I continue with 3 rehab workouts for my knee and hope to walk a least 3 times.  I have been having some pb episodes so I am on liquids today and next couple of days, hoping to clear the swelling before Santa arrives.  Pssst, I asked Santa for the Zumba wii game.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night ;)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Weekly Weigh-In Tis the Season

Mr. Scale showed 160.0 for -0.5 loss this week.  I logged everything that went into my mouth this week and managed to keep my calories below 1200 each day.  It was more difficult on some days than most.  I attended a retirement party and while I did not each much (steak), I did have a couple glasses of wine.  I still managed to drop a little weight!  My exercise was lacking this week (one 1 day).  I restart rehab on my knee this week and hopefully will get back more of the flexibility I have lost.  I still cannot kneel or raise from a squatting position.  So far I am pleased with my weekly maintenance posts, along with keeping a log of my foods.

In other news, I am just about done with all my Christmas shopping and have had some beautiful family moments.

My Grandaughters made their own ornaments to give as teacher gifts.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Weekly Weigh-in post

Mr. Scale screamed 160.5, 1.5lb increase for the week.  I am not surprised.  Thanksgiving, huge Christmas Party and too much snacking all contributed to this unpleasant result.  

We had our first Christmas Party of the Season Saturday night and I had far too much wine.  I received so many compliments that I lost count!  I wore a red dress **SIZE 8! I also made far too many poor choices this week, mostly due to lack of preparation.

There were some positives this week, especially in my fitness area.  I walked 3 days, Saturday I walked almost 4 miles, that longest I have been able to walk since my knee surgery.  I also did strength training 2x focusing mainly on my knee. 

Since living in maintenanceville is about taking prompt action whenever gains occur, here is my plan of action for the next coming week:
  1. strength training minimum 3x
  2. walking/cardio 5x
  3. 4 water bottles per day
  4. Stock up on healthy foods
I am almost complete in my Christmas shopping.  Santa is bringing me wii Zumba. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Post-Thanksgiving Weekly Weigh-in

Today Mr. Scale showed 159.0 for a 1lb loss. Thanksgiving was a wonderful celebration with our family. We love having all our children together in one place. God has blessed me with a wonderful family and I love them all very much.

My husband and I both walked for about an hour early Thanksgiving morning,. Exercise? On the biggest eating day of the year? No way I would have done such a thing in the past.! I allowed myself to eat anything I wanted and ended the day 95 calories under my daily calorie goal. I had one serving of cherry pie for dessert but was unable to eat more than half. I logged my foods on my phone app. In the end, I enjoyed the day without ever feeling like I was on a diet or deprived.

In other band news, two weeks after my tiny .1cc fill, I starting having terrible night coughs and acid reflux. Both are sure signs of being too tight. My NP did a .1cc unfill on Tuesday and last night there were no more night coughs, so now I am back where I started. It seems that I have as much fill as I can tolerate. I began a 9wk regiment on Prilosec OTC to hopefully get a handle on the terrible reflux before it can damage my esophagus. It is up to me now, no more fills. I currently have 7.1cc in my 10cc band which is a healthy fill amount. I am living in maintenanceville now and have to do the rest by making healthy food choices and increasing my exercise as my knee permits.