Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Bragging Rights

This post should probably go on WeightLessInBarrie, but I am choosing to post it here. In fact, I am feeling so good that I just might post it in both places.

Today is Bragging Rights day for me. As many of you know, I am a Weight Watcher Lifetime member, and I have been struggling with a couple of unwanted pounds for a little while. This is all due to some bad habits that I have re-acquired and some challenges over the past little while.

Well, I weighed in yesterday, and I am DOWN 1.6 pounds! Yay me!

I felt that I was down anyway. I could tell by the fit of my clothing, and also by my fitness level, which has increased slightly, but noticeably.

You might wonder exactly what I do to accomplish this. Well, it is a bit of work, but nothing unmanageable. There are a few, ahem, rules. I track (write down) what I eat each day, and assign points values to the foods. I also know where I need to be to lose, and I try to stay in that range. I drink water. I don't drink many soda drinks, diet or not. I eat fruits and veggies, and watch the carbs. I drink milk, specifically soy milk. I exercise five nights a week. I limit my caffeine intake.

Even with all of this, I never feel restricted. I never feel like I am cheating myself of anything. If I am having a chocolate day where I crave chocolate, I have 'some', enough for a taste, and then it's done. I don't buy chocolate bars as a rule, but I always make sure that I have 'some' chocolate in the house....just in case.

So, yay me!

I think I need an icon for that, don't you?


Nikki Neurotic said...

Congratulations! Keep up the good work, I know how hard weight loss (and keeping it off) is so it's not something I would say lightly.

jeweledrabbit said...

Yay you!! Once you find what works for you, stick with it.

Congrats. :-)

Unknown said...

Congratulations and well done too on shifting some pounds. Its a good start which I hope will be sustained immensely. I look forward to seeing a new improved masgblog. (wimk, wink) LOL!!!!

Jeni said...

Why shouldn't you have an icon all your very own? Sounds like you've more than earned it to me.

Barb said...

That's wonderful :)

jeweledrabbit said...

I guess you're too tired to post tonight. ;)

Miss Awesome said...

Ah excercise 5 nights a week? I'm tired just thinking about it! But good for you- Congratulations!!!!!!

latt├ęgirl said...

I remember when you started than insane staircase training at work some years ago -- 18 flights, was it? every day at lunch?) and you lost 19 lbs and told me even your ring finger had gotten slimmer.

You are amazing. :)

masgblog said...

latt├ęgirl - yes we did 18 floors of stair climbing each day. At lunch we would climb to the top, rest a bit while our lungs were burning, then, with rubbery legs, slither our way back down to the bottom.

It was so cool.