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A loss is a loss! I’m down 0.8 pounds this week for a total of 57.6 pounds lost. Considering I haven’t been tracking very well, I’m really happy with the scale result.
Last week, and again this week, we talked about our plans for Thanksgiving. A lot of people get really worried/stressed about the holiday meals. But honestly, it doesn’t freak me out too much.
One, I don’t really track. I enjoy the day and meal but refuse to get so stuffed that I’m in pain. Two, I try to only use one plate at dinner. If I realllllly want seconds I will get a small portion of only what I really want. Three, I take a picture of my plate. That way I know exactly what I ate and can track later if I decide to. And fourth, I enjoy the day! I love being around my family and friends and I thoroughly enjoy visiting and spending time with them.
Lastly, it is just one day. I don’t bring home leftovers and start back at WW again the next day. One day will not ruin me….so I will enjoy it and move on.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Well, I’m alive.
But let’s go back to the beginning.
So, almost three weeks ago (Saturday the 2nd) I was super excited that my husband was home from two weeks in Hawaii. The cleaning lady came, I had chili on the stove and we had friends coming for dinner. The dinner was delish and right after we finished I started feeling crappy. Shivering like crazy. Turns out I had a fever.
Well that stupid fever hung around for far too long. Occasionally it got pretty high (102.8) but most of the time it just hung around between 99.5-100.8….just enough to be annoying. And no other symptoms! Other than the stupid fever, I felt totally fine. It was off and on for a week when I went to the doctor the first time. She told me to come back after I had had it for 10 days. So, the next Wednesday I went in and they decided to do a full blood workup, chest x ray and some other tests.
To make a terribly long story very short….they tested for a whole slew of things…some scary, some not so scary. Things that were mentioned included: pneumonia, UTI, HIV, Hep A, B and C, mono, toxoplasmosis, etc. And me, with the super overactive imagination, mentally went a bit bonkers. Jeremiah did a great job of talking me off the ledge while waiting for the test results. The doctors were really strongly leaning towards mono because of my liver enzymes were so elevated, but when we ran more tests, they came back negative. Basically, they decided that I have a virus in my liver and I just had to wait for it to go away.
So, here I am, on Day 19, and finally feeling almost back to normal. I haven’t had a fever since yesterday morning (knock on wood) and I’m slowly getting my energy back. My eating has been terrible. I was not tracking points and was not eating well. I couldn’t grocery shop, let along cook, so we really relied on delivery. I was also getting barely any activity in. I still went to work for the most part (because I wasn’t contagious) but I was not moving much once I got there.
I did weigh in the first week and was up 2.2 pounds. I didn’t go to Weight Watchers the second week because I had a doctors appointment at the same time. But I weighed myself and home and I was up even higher (probably another 2 pounds).
Well, today I got myself back to the meetings and I was pleasantly surprised to see a 2.4 pound loss on the scale! I really was expecting it to be higher since I have been eating so poorly. I was really happy to have lost the weight I had (officially) gained the first week and (unofficially) gained the second week! My current total is 56.8 pounds lost!
So, what is coming up? I have a follow up doctors appointment with more blood work on Thursday to check on my liver enzymes….fingers crossed they are bette! Also, I’m getting back to tracking. I need to go grocery shopping and start cooking again. My goal is to meal plan next week since I’m eating at school a lot this week.
Also, how adorable is the get well soon card I received from my niece?! It totally made my day!
Guys, I’m kicking some butt lately! Today’s weigh in showed another 1.8 pounds lost! Hooray!! That brings my total to 58.8 pounds lost!
So far I have been sticking to my meal planning really well. (I will be posting last night’s dinner later today.) Tomorrow is a crock pot meal with friends that I’m really looking forward to trying!
This weekend I will be attending a baby shower and having some friends over for dinner. Not terribly busy but enough to keep me moving!
I hope you all are having a fantastic week. Do you do WIW? If so, how did you do?
Yes! Now THIS is the kind of weigh in that I needed! Hooooooray!!!!
Ok…..now that that is out of my system, let’s chat numbers.
Today’s (epic) weigh in showed a loss of FOUR POINT FOUR POUNDS! Boom. That brings my total back to 57 pounds lost! Last weeks crazy gain (+3.8) had me suspicious of water weight leftover from my sister’s wedding, but I can never be 100% sure. I have been really on point with tracking this week so I’m sure that helped the situation. Either way, I’m happy.
Coming up this week….tomorrow is my first scheduled run! It has gotten mighty cold here in Chicago, especially in the mornings, so I’m thinking I may try a treadmill run. I haven’t ever run on the treadmill but we have one in the basement of our condo so I might as well give it a try. I really wanted to focus on running on the pavement because I heard it was so much harder than the treadmill. But at this point, I just need to get moving.
Also coming up this week is an overnight with friends out of town. It will be great to get out of the city and spend some quality time with my girlfriends. Can’t wait!
In not so great news (for me at least), Jeremiah leaves for Hawaii on Monday! Stinker! He’s going for work, so he actually won’t have tooooo much fun….but still! I am completely out of PTO so I won’t be able to join him. I’m really excited for him though as this is his 50th state! How cool is that?!?! I’m pretty far behind him in that race with only about 37 states.
Anyway, him being gone for 12 days means that I’ll be on my own for most meals. Historically, I don’t do very well with this. But I’m going to be taking advantage of my school’s dining room which should help a bit. I also plan to do a grocery shopping trip and plan out the meals that I’m going to eat ahead of time. I’m going to put my new WW Simply Solo cookbook to use as well!
Ok, I think that is enough rambling from me for now. Hope you all are having a fantastic week! And if you also do WIW, I hope it went well!
So, I forgot to post weigh in info from last week so let’s do that. I gained 0.8 pounds last week which put me at -61 pounds.
This week I lost 1 pound for a total of 62 pounds lost! I was very very happy with this weigh in because I wasn’t expecting it at all! I’m still four pounds short of my summer goal (see initial post here and more recent follow up post here) but I’m still very happy with my progress.
Which leads me to what is coming up! Today marked the last weigh in before vacation! We leave on Saturday for two glorious weeks in Greece! I can’t even tell you how excited I am! I literally am all packed and ready to walk out the door. The wait is killing me!
So as of today I’m giving myself a little bit of leeway with tracking and counting points. I won’t be staying on plan while I’m in Greece which honestly, I’m really looking forward to. My habits and cravings have changed dramatically and I know that I won’t go overboard. The plan is to enjoy myself without going crazy. We also have lots of plans for exploring the island and of course swimming in the ocean so I definitely won’t be sitting around!
With that said, I won’t be around very much for the coming two weeks. I’m sure I’ll check in with some photos of delicious food and amazing beaches. :-) And when I get back on the 22nd it’s back to the WW grind of counting points, cooking yummy foods and working out!
Have a fantastic couple of weeks and talk to you all soon!
Another fantastic weigh in!! Guys! I can’t tell you how happy I am to see some results showing up on the scale again! It seriously makes my day!
This week I lost 1.8 pounds! My total amount of weight lost is 64.8! Holy moly!
Although I’m incredibly happy, the OCD part of me wished I had lost 0.2 more to make it an even number and get me to 65 pounds. But that is just my crazy and I’m learning to deal with it. :-)
I’m also really happy with any sort of loss after last week’s epic huge loss! I don’t know if I’m still losing water weight or if this is actual weight. I suppose I will have to wait and see in future weeks. For right now I’m happy with any sort of loss.
The meds I’m on (Spironolactone) are still going pretty well. I’ve gotten used to having to drink lots of water so I haven’t had much dizziness. I did have an issue last night when I had a small meal and took the dose and it made me SUPER nauseated. Lesson learned…..much be taken with a full meal!
Ok, I want to preface this post with a bit of info about how I’ve been doing during the past week. I’m sorry for the quiet!
Basically the past week has consisted of me working my way up to the full dosage of the meds I was prescribed for PCOS. My doctor put me on 200mg of Spironolactone. I started at 50mg and worked up to 200mg after 4 days. Sprio is a diuretic which is both good and bad. The good is that I’ve lost some awesome water weight. The bad is that I have to drink water like its my job and I pee at least once an hour. The first couple days I didn’t realize HOW much water I needed and I ended up getting dehydrated and therefore very dizzy. But I finally got it through my skull that I needed to be drinking more water and the dizziness has stopped! Also, my skin looks amazing from all the water!
But the biggest benefit definitely showed up on the scale today. I’ve been watching it all week so I knew what was coming, but it was so awesome to make it official at Weight Watchers. Again, I know this is mostly, if not all water weight……
BUT I LOST FIVE POUNDS!!
Seriously! I’m not even kidding! Exactly five whole pounds! This brings my total to 63 pounds lost! Hey-ooooo!! I can’t even tell you how much I needed this, even if it is water weight! I have felt better this week than I have in a long looong time. Only three pounds to go to hit my 15 pound summer goal!
At the WW meeting today I got to celebrate getting to 60 pounds (again) which felt really great. I haven’t had a scale celebration in a while. The only downside is that I lost a Daily PointsPlus! Wah wahhhh. I’m at 40 PointsPlus per day now.
Sooo, to sum it all up…I’m feeling good about the meds. I was worried that I would have bad symptoms like nausea and lots of dizziness and would have to go off it. But so far, I’m liking them. It is taking some adjustment to remember to take them during breakfast and dinner (they have be taken with food), but I’m sure the habit will stick soon.
Coming up this week? Tonight I’m going to White Sox game with LOADS of other Greeks! It’s Greek Night so there will tailgating (including a roast lamb on a spit!) and hopefully some Greek dancing!
This weekend I’m heading to Louisville with my best gals! One of my friends is from there and we are all heading south to check out her home town. Should be a nice getaway!
Well, after last week’s two pound lost I wasn’t expecting much this week. And true to form I weighed in .2 pounds less. I was hoping for a bit more than that but I’m just happy I didn’t gain. I also didn’t workout at all last week….hopefully I can change that this week! My total lost is 57.6.
Also, this week’s WW meeting was all about the importance of breakfast. I don’t know if you noticed this about me, but I LOVE breakfast food. L. O. V. E. It was great to hear what the other people in my meeting were having for breakfast and I got some great ideas that I am going to try! If you are interested, check out my breakfast posts HERE!
My current favorite breakfasts include:
Well! I was not expecting THAT! Not only did I not gain weight….I actually LOST weight! Heck yes! A whole two pounds at that! My total is back to 57.4 pounds lost!
Today at the meeting we talked about times when food isn’t the answer and how to deal with those times. This was particularly relevant to me this week as I’m finally getting close to losing the 10 pounds I gained last fall/winter. The lowest I was last year was back in August when I hit 60.8 pounds lost. Then my best friends father passed away followed by my grandfather in December and my uncle in March. By the third funeral I was learning to focus my attention on my family rather than on the food.
So, I’m really happy to see the scale moving in the right direction and losing the weight that I gained.
How was your week? Did Memorial Day set you back much?
I don’t know how it happened but I’m down 1 pound from last week! I was not expecting it because my activity levels have been way down the past couple of weeks. I still tried to track everything I ate, so I’m sure that made a difference! So my total pounds lost is back to 55.4.
I’ve been super busy and life got pretty lifey the past few days so I forgot to post a weekend recap! So sorry!
Friday I spent the afternoon at the Cubs game and met up with friends afterwards which was really fun.
Saturday I finally was able to get back to Zumba and boy it was a killer! She was really working us….wowza! We grilled out for lunch and I had a yummy chile lime chicken burger with lots of veggies! I crashed later for a long nap and then Jeremiah and stayed in and enjoyed taco night for dinner. Also delish and healthy!
Sunday we spent the morning and afternoon in the suburbs going to church with my family. It was the 40 day memorial of my uncle who passed away and the whole family got together to remember a wonderful man. The weather was perfect and the food was delicious. It was so great to spend time with family. That evening we headed back to the city and met up with friends for the best Chicago style pizza (at least MY favorite!) and saw the new Star Trek movie in IMAX 3D. What a fantastic movie!
Also on Sunday the A/C in our car decided it was a great time to die. UGH! So Monday after Jeremiah left for a work trip I took the car to my parent’s mechanic. Luckily my parents have a spare minivan and I was able to use it for a couple days. Turns out the compressor and evaporator in the car are completely broken. Suuuuuuuuuuuucks. So my dad brought our car back to me today and I had to give his van (with working A/C) back. I’m really not looking forward to the cost of fixing the car but with summer coming me thinks I’m going to want A/C.
Annnnnyway! Coming up this week? I have a couple dinners out with friends planned which should be fun. I don’t really have any major Memorial Day plans which should be relaxing! As of right now I plan to make it to both Zumba and the boxing circuits class and hopefully the HIIT class on Tuesday night!
What are your Memorial Day plans? Nervous about mountains of food? What is your game plan?
Well, considering it was Easter weekend and I ate quite a bit and didn’t work out barely at all…I would consider my 0.2 pound loss a success. Not what I was hoping for, but I didn’t gain so that is something good. My total is at 56.4 pounds lost.
This week I’m hoping to get back to my workout routine. I can’t make it to Zumba on Saturday but I will be going to the Boxing Circuit on Sunday! I wanted to go the HIIT class on Tuesday but we have Cubs tickets for the night game so that won’t be happening either.
Tomorrow after work I’m going to my local running store, Road Runner, and getting fitted for running shoes! I’ve been running in shoes that aren’t really made for running so I’m looking forward to getting some proper shoes. And I know that I will be excited to try them out ASAP so I’m planning a run for either Friday or Saturday and Monday!
How did you do at your weigh ins this week?
I really was not expecting to lose this week. I weighed myself before I went to work and figured I would come in very close to last week. But for some reason I am down 1.4 pounds! I don’t even know why and I don’t care! I’ll take it! That brings my total back to 56.2 pounds lost.
The meeting today waaaaaaaaasss…….not great. We had a substitute leader since our regular leader is on vacation. Usually I enjoy subs because it brings a fresh change to the meetings. Today the meeting was just not great. She didn’t talk about the actual topic which was anchors until literally the last two minutes. And then she ended with a bad poem. I usually come away feeling good about the week (especially after a good weigh in like today!) but today I just feel kinda meh.
Either way, I’m looking forward to the week! It is Easter on Sunday so that will be a mega food day which I will do my best to prepare for. I’m going to try and save my weekly points and try to track during the day. Because of all the festivities I also will be missing Zumba and boxing circuits again which I’m bummed about.
Ok, I think that is it for now! How were your weigh ins this week?
Gosh I love weigh ins like today! I knew last week’s small gain was not accurate due to water retention before shark week, but I still didn’t like seeing it on the scale. But this week I am down 2.6 pounds! That brings my total to 56.8 pounds lost! Wohoo!
So, it has been 5.5 weeks since my parents offered me the amazing incentive of helping me and Jeremiah get to Greece if I could lose 15 pounds by the beginning of September. To stay on track I need to lose at least 2.5 pounds a month to get to 15 in time. So far I have lost 5.8 pounds! Boom! I would definitely say I’m on track. (Hear that, Mom?!) Only 9.8 to go!
Anyway, this week in the WW meeting we talked about getting active. Basically it was a plug for the ActiveLink which probably would have annoyed me if I didn’t love it so much! I was surprised that I was the only one in the meeting who used it.
I really am pleased with the progress I am making so far. I had to share my weekly report from this past week with you all. I had a record week and surprisingly it was the week that I couldn’t get to my two weekend gym classes! Check it out!
I hope you all are having a good week! Today definitely helped perk me up and motivate me to continue kicking butt!
So I was fully prepared for a gain. I was hoping for a maintain, but was sure I was going to gain. I mean, I have been sick for almost two weeks, I have’t worked out, and with my birthday and other events my eating hasn’t been great.
So I was SUPER excited for a loss! Yes! I’m down .8 pounds this week! My total is now 54.8 pounds lost! Boom.
We talked in today’s meeting a lot about changes in behavior. Being sick and having a death in the family usually make me feel like I don’t need to track or pay attention to what I’m eating. In the past I would just kind of give up. My new behavior is that I am continuing to track even though what I’m eating may not be great. I definitely didn’t get my GHGs in this week, but I did track and pay attention to the food I was eating. Just because life got really lifey doesn’t mean I need to ignore my health.
The rest of this week is filled with the wake and funeral which will be really hard. This weekend I don’t have anything going on so I am going to make sure I get to Zumba and boxing bootcamp. I also have plans to get some spring cleaning done since my weekend is so empty! Jeremiah leaves on Sunday night for a six day trip so next week I will need to focus on not eating out/cooking for myself more.
Guys! Today’s weigh in was AWESOME!
I’m down FOUR POUNDS! Heck yes! That brings my total to 55.2 pounds lost. Boom.
Last week I only lost .2 pounds and I thought something was up with that number. I was just about to start shark week so I was retaining water like crazy. So I think that this week’s number is really from two weeks of staying on plan and actually working out. Imagine that!
I’m really glad I found two classes that I like at the gym during the weekends. That way if I can’t make one, I definitely make the other. This week I can go to Zumba but will be missing Boxing Bootcamp. So I plan on doing that as well as working on getting at least one AP per day. Unfortunately yesterday I didn’t meet my mini goal for the day. But I did at least get to 100% for the day. Oh well, I’m going to try extra hard and see if I can get 2 APs today!
Hope your week is going well so far!