Weigh- In Wednesdays: I'm back!

 I wasn't going to post anything on Wednesdays this year but I am really struggling with sticking to my Weight Watchers eating and exercise plan.  It seems like no matter what I do I just can not shed those 10-15 lbs. I've put back on.


I have doubled my workouts and I try like crazy to log everything I eat every day.  I am missing something though and I thought I should bring back my weigh- in Wednesday posts to help hold myself more accountable to what I am eating and just what types of exercises I'm doing.  I know that sharing, honestly, with all of my readers helped me tremendously in the past.

So here it goes:

I went back through all my old weigh-ins and contrary to my belief I didn't gain all this weight after my surgery!  I thought for sure that was the culprit, but it wasn't!   I weighed in at 155 before surgery and a month after I was up to 160-- so I did put on some weight and from there it has s-l-o-w-l-y been creeping up a pound or so at a time.  

I refuse to go back to my before picture!


As of writing this post right now (March 26th!)  I weighed in at 164.2 which means I need to drop 9.2 pounds to get back to my pre-op weight and 14.2 to reach the goal that Weight Watchers has set for me.  I'd honestly be happy with any weight between the 150 WW wants and the 155 I managed to maintain for a year.  I just want my clothes to fit better again and to feel better myself. 

I never used to eat carbs at my evening meal and never allowed myself snack after dinner so that's step #1!  

Step #2 is to add more vegetables back into my diet both as my afternoon snack and having 2 vegetable sides at dinner.

Step #3 includes adding weight training and aerobics back into my morning exercise routines.  

I have been way to complicit with eating whole grain pasta and potatoes since they are zero points on my new personal points plan and I think that added carb is doing me in.  I hate to pay for the WW system and not really use it but I think their old plan worked best for me where the only zero point foods were fresh fruits, veggies, and lean protein. 

According the new Personal Points plan this lunch is only 1 point... but I'm not believing it! 

I made great strides in tracking my steps last month; wearing my activity tracker every day and had I not injured my foot I would have ended the month with a daily average of 10,00 steps that I was shooting for.  Injuries happen and I'm giving myself time to heal but making sure to be extra careful with my points. 

Wish me luck!  

I am getting so frustrated though.  

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Comments

  1. You got this girl! You are so active and inspiring! It will get easier as the weather gets warmer :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm really hoping the warmer weather will help too.

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  2. You can do it and I know you can! It’s all about the mind, your mindset has done it before it can do it again!

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    1. Thank you! I keep reminding myself of that as well.

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  3. I am right there with you & totally get you with the carbs struggle...I have 10 pounds I would love to lose, but need to make more adjustments, but it is hard! Keep up the good work and determination in your journey and thanks for sharing with us. It is a motivation to know others are out there trying to make good choices too.

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  4. I'm with you too. I have such a hard time in that I really can't have any carbs or sugar without gaining! And it's hard for me to give it all up!

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    1. It is much too hard to give it all up; I just can not. But I am struggling to teach myself moderation...

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  5. Interesting that the new plan isnt working for you.
    So far, its doing decent for me... but I bet it would be faster if I cut out the potatoes... but mmm... potatoes!

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    1. Right?! I love my potatoes and my pasta!!

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  6. You look beautiful, Joanne. I am 58 kilos now, I know I am still thin, but I put 8 kilos on me because I quited smoking. My "normal" image is at 50 kilos (too thin, I know, but this is how I always looked). So, let's hope that soon I will be able to wear all of my clothes. Hugs, my dear lady.
    PS: Today I show on my blog the lovely card you sent me for the CCC March. By the way, thank you again.

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  7. I need to gain a bit! But you are doing very well!

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    1. My memere always had that problem.. it was not a condition she shared with any of us.

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  8. You look great but it's about how you feel. I hear you on "I want to lose just a little weight" and not feeling like you're getting anywhere with it.

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    1. Thank you. I try to remind myself that I still look great too but it's hard when I can feel it. LOL

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  9. That is frustrating, and I know with my hubby, much of it was because his digestion wasn't working well. When that happens it's not just about what you put into your body, it's the fact it can't process it correctly.
    Because I saw your step counter from the month and it was impressive.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I have heard that gut health has a lot to do with it. But I fully admit that I eat so much more on days when we're active-- probably too much!!

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  10. Weight loss...sigh...why oh why can't it be as easy as it seems! Good luck on your journey!!

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  11. You are doing great :) Hope you can reach your targets, it is horrible when you set a goal and then get injury's to slow you down. All the best.

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  12. You are so active with your daily hikes and you seem to eat healthy foods. I wish you luck on your WW goals.

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    1. Thank you! I do think I eat so much healthier now but I can feel bad habits slipping back in... trying to nip them in the bud before they really cement themselves.

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  13. This type of post might help you with your weight loss, I know if I write something down I usually spot where I am going wrong. It sounds like you have a great plan. Good luck x

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    1. That's what I'm hoping! It worked so well last time. I often didn't want to cheat and eat cake or chocolates because I didn't want to have to fess up to my readers either.

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  14. This sounds interesting. I am also in struggle with controlling carbs, specially for dinner. But, I add more vegetables for our meals.
    You can do it!

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    1. I find adding more veggies definitely helps the meal feel more satisfying.

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  15. Good luck, lady! You've got this! I'm cheering you on!

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