Week 19 On The WW Return

I was up two-tenths of a pound this week on the scale this week. To me, that’s staying the same. I mean…come on…three ounces? I am not going to sweat that gain.

I guess staying the same is OK since I lost 3.8 pounds last week and lost 1.2 pounds the week before that one. Hopefully, I can put up another loss next week. For the record, I am now 189 pounds and down 10 pounds since this started.

Funny, the receptionist last night asked me if I wanted to get a note from a doctor and make 189 my goal weight. She said that trying to lose another 10, and keeping it off, would be really hard. And, she said that I looked great, and, if I felt great, why not go with 189?

Me? I would still like to lose another 15 pounds. I think I can do it.

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Week 18 On The WW Return

Well, I “tracked” for most of the time this past week. And, it worked. I lost 3.8 pounds in the 7 days. Miracle, huh?

This puts me at 188.8 pounds with an overall loss of 10.2 pounds.

I cannot seriously remember the last time I was under 190. It’s been a good while. Now the trick is to repeat it – the tracking! – for another week. Doing it 2 weeks in a row will be a challenge. But, I really want to put some distance between me and that 190 line. It’s too close now. Too easy to slide back over.

I still need to lose 15 pounds to get back to my lifetime status. And, that’s a lot. It will feel more attainable if I get it to within 10 pounds.

One day at a time, right?

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Better Than Expected

I went for a 5K run after breakfast today. First time running in 16 days. I got to the 2.3 mile mark before breaking down and I ran the 3.1 miles in 29:25. Not great, but, better than expected.

I have now run 248 miles since last Memorial Day. That’s 80 personal 5K runs.

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Week 17 On The WW Return

By some mystical force, I was down 1.2 pounds this week.  That puts me at 192.6 pounds.  A total overall loss of 6.4 pounds…which is funny because I lost 6.6 pounds in the 1st week of my return to Weight Watchers FOUR MONTHS ago.

At the meeting, my leader asked me how I was doing and I told her that I have been spinning my wheels – but, it was all on me since I don’t track, measure, etc.  And, she CHALLENGED me (in front of everyone in the meeting) to track for one week and see what happens.

Of course, I know what will happen if I do it.  Now, I just need to make it happen.

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Fat Boy Confession

I got on the scale today and it read 192.4 pounds.  I am surprised that it’s not higher.  In any event, I am 20 pounds over my ideal weight.

I didn’t even go to my Weight Watchers’ weigh-in last week.  That was partly due to some family issues requiring attention.  But, it was also partly due to not wanting to face the music.  If I wanted to go, I could have found a way to get there on Friday morning (as an alternative).

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Week 15 On The WW Return

I’m up another 2.8 pounds this week.  That puts me at 193.8 pounds.  And, I have “lost” 5.2 pounds in the last 15 weeks.  I’m just not trying.  So, I have no one to blame but myself.

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Step Backwards

I did not feel well when I woke up this morning.  And, I had early meetings with work.  So, no chance for a 5K run after breakfast.

Yet, it was a record setting day here.  At 3 PM, it was 70 degrees!  That said, I had to go out for a run this afternoon.

It was hot.  And, I struggled.  At the 2.14 mile mark, I broke down to a walk.  Shortly there after, I really started to get abdominal cramps.  My  total for the 3.1 miles was 29:21.

I have now run 244.9 miles since last Memorial Day.

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Almost There

I went for a 5K run after breakfast.  It was cooler – but, very sunny.  Hoodie and shorts weather.

I got to the 2.38 mile mark before walking.  Total time was 28:32 for the 3.1 miles and I felt strong at the end.  Maybe next time I can run the whole thing?

I have now run 241.8 miles since last Memorial Day.

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Trending In The Right Direction

I went for a 5K run this morning after breakfast.  I needed to release some stress.  Plus, it’s a beautiful day.  Lastly, we have a snow storm coming in 2 days…in March!

I was able to get to 2.3 miles before doing the walk/jog thing.  Total time was 29:08 for the 3.1 miles – same as yesterday, on the nose.

I have now run 238.7 miles since last Memorial Day.

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Week 14 On The WW Return

I was down 4.8 pounds on the scale this week.  That’s a total reversal of the 4.8 pounds I was up last week.  Now I am at 191 pounds – down 8, overall, since I came back to Weight Watchers 14 weeks ago.

This is a big week.  I need to be on program and tracking for each day.  I really need to get into the 180′s.  To gain weight this week would be another huge step backwards and just a continuation of spinning my wheels.

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Better Yet?

I went for a 5K run after breakfast today.  Beautiful day.  I made it to 2.17 miles before breaking down to an alternating walk/jog.  I must have been running fast?  My time for the 3.1 miles was 29:08 – which is like a minute faster than yesterday.

I have now run 235.6 miles since last Memorial Day.

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Better?

A positive day for a change?

First, I got on the home scale after breakfast today and it read 190.4 pounds.  Granted, that was buck naked and it’s still 18 pounds over my perfect weight.  And, I never thought I would be “happy” to see 190 pounds on the scale!  But, it’s so close to the 180′s (which I have not seen in a long time).  Further, it’s the product of better food choices and somewhat portion control.  I have not been perfect with my food – but, for sure, I have been better lately.  Now, I just need to sustain it and keep driving that number down.

Second, I went for a 5K run after breakfast today.  No more rain, no more soreness, no more stressful distractions.  No more excuses.  And, while it was not great, it was MUCH better than last time.

I got to the 2.06 mile mark before breaking down into the alternating walk/jog thing.  Total time for the 3.1 miles was 29:58.

Since Memorial Day 2015, I have now run 232.5 miles – or, in other words, 75 personal 5K runs.  If I did my math correct, that works out to once every four days.  It would have been awesome if that was closer to once every two or three days.  But, it is what it is…and I still have time to improve those numbers over the next ten weeks or so.

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Week 13 On The WW Return

I was up 4.8 pounds this week.  And, I “cheated” by wearing gym shorts to the weigh-in (compared to my normal jeans).  It’s not shocking.  In fact, I am surprised that it was not more.  I was expecting it to be closer to 6 pounds – the way I have been eating lately.

I am now at 195.8 pounds.  That’s an overall loss of 3.2 pounds in 13 weeks.  Yeah, I have totally wasted my time for the last 3 months.

It ends here.  I start tracking again today.  I need to give this program a fair chance.  Otherwise, there’s no sense in doing it.

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Terrible

I was sore as heck today after yesterday’s run.  But, we have another record-setting heat day here today.  So, I had to get out there and run.

It was worse than yesterday.  I hit it at 1.3 miles and had to alternate walking and jogging from there.  Today time was 30:31 – same overall deal as yesterday.

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Ouch

I went for a 5K run before lunch today.  How could I not?  It’s sunny and 77 degrees out there today!  That’s a record breaker for these parts and time of the year.

It’s been over FIVE WEEKS since I last went for a run.  Part of that has been a recent flu bug.  But, most of it has been me being a wuss and not being able to handle the cold.  (And, there were some days where it really wasn’t all that cold.)

At the 1.53 mile mark, I had to break down into the alternating walk/jog.  Man, I felt like I was lugging around a tub full of jello.  It was mostly walking and my total time for the 3.1 miles was 30:39.

I now have 373.7 miles to go on my goal.  Never going to happen.

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Week 12 On The WW Return

Down point-eight on the scale today.  Still probably misleading since I have a bit of a bug.  Nonetheless, this puts me at 191 pounds and down 8 pounds, overall, in the last 12 weeks.

Shame.  I would really like to take advantage of this position and get back into the 180′s.  But, I have no idea if this is possible the way things are going for me now.

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Week 11 On The WW Return

Down point-six and at 191.8 pounds.  (Overall, down 7.2 pounds in 11 weeks.)

This is really misleading since I’ve had a stomach bug for the last two days and I am dehydrated.  Next week will be a more true number.

It’s disappointing to see just 7 pounds in 11 weeks.  But, I have no one to blame but myself.  I have not been following the program.  So, why should I be successful?

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Week Ten On The WW Return

Up one pound.  Now at 192.4 overall.  That’s exactly where I was on 12/16/15 – after one week back at WW.  So, I have been spinning my wheels for nine weeks.

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15 in 12

I just checked my records and I have gained 15.4 pounds in the last 12 months.

Well, you can look at it that way. On 2/11/15, my weight was 176 pounds.  And, yesterday, it was 191.4 pounds.  But, I had to lose some weight to get down to that 176.

I wonder if I will ever see that 176 number again?

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Week Nine On The WW Return

I was down one pound this week.  They weighed me in at 191.4 pounds.

The way I ate this week, I am shocked it was not up.  Maybe it’s because I was SO FAT that it was impossible to sustain that level and my body is creeping down a bit even though I am eating poorly.

Weekends have been tough.  I would love to see what I could do, with respect to the scale, if I could get through the weekend without pigging out.

While I have been bad, I am somewhat trying.  On a scale of one to ten, if one was terrible and ten was great, I’m probably around a four, most of the time.  Just imagine if I can get it up to seven?

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Week Eight On The WW Return

Weighed in at 192.4 pounds – zero change from last week.  There was some hope for this week.  But, I really screwed up over the weekend.

Not only is this zero change from last week, but, it’s what I weighed after one week back at Weight Watchers.

On 12/16/15, I weighed 192.4 pounds and that’s what I weighed on 2/4/16.  That’s no progress in SEVEN WEEKS.  On the bright side, at least it’s not a gain.  But, I would like to start seeing the numbers going down.  I need to be better on the weekends.  That seems to be a big issue.

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Better, But, Not Good

I went for a 5K run after breakfast today.  It was another glorious day – more like Spring than Winter.  Total sun.  Gosh, I love being in the sun.

It was better than yesterday – but, not good.  At the 2.06 mile mark, I had to do the alternating walk/jog thing.  Total time for the 3.1 miles was 28:52.

I now have 376.8 miles to go on my goal.

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Terrible

I went for a 5K “run” today before lunch.  It’s the first time in TWENTY DAYS that I went for a run.  The excuse list is long:  weather, family, work, health, stress, etc.  All just excuses in the end.  But, the weather today was just too grand – for February 1st too! – for me not to get out there.  It was spring like this afternoon.

It was terrible.  At the 1.47 mile mark, I broke down into the alternating walk/jog – and it was A LOT of walking.  My total time for the 3.1 miles was 30:31 – like I said:  TERRIBLE.

I now have 379.9 miles to go on my goal.   And, that’s a joke.

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Week Seven On The WW Return

I had to switch from Wednesday to Thursday meetings.  New leader.  That was interesting.

I checked in at 192.4 pounds.  That’s down .2 pounds (for an overall loss of 6.6 pounds).  Basically, that’s standing still.  Which is amazing considering the last time I tracked was January 7th.

So, in the last 3 weeks, I have not tracked at all and have made bad food choices and made no concern towards portion and weight has stayed the same (192.2 versus 192.4).  Imagine if I made an effort and actually tracked?

I have to make a commitment to do it for the next week to see what happens.  I would do a dance to get back into the 180′s.  (Funny to say that now since I wanted to shoot myself when I left the 170′s and hit the low 180′s.)

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194.5

That’s my number on the scale this afternoon:  194.5 pounds.  So…depressing.

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