Once again, I managed to stay within my goal range! More than 60 points for the week. Which is 86% of the 70 points earnable. Some days it is a real struggle. I make mistakes and slip up. But I am doing well enough to offset my errors. With 10 goals, I can make my 60 points pretty easily even if I miss one goal every day. So, like I said last week, I feel like I am taking it too easy. But, slow and steady wins the race. If I try to do too much all at once and be perfect and strict, it’ll just backfire and then I’ll give up and quit doing this at all and won’t that suck?
I absolutely can not find the Walk Away the Pounds DVD my friend gave to me. But I did find a Weight Watchers Fit For Fun DVD she gave me instead. It is labelled a low intensity workout. But OMG! I did it on Monday the 1st. It was very intense. I sweated like a pig. I was burning up hot. I could barely breathe through the damned thing. I am embarrassed at how wimpy I am. The workout is mostly step-stuff. Walking in place, side to side, some toe tap crap, some stretches and a little bit of arm movement. There is a warm-up and a cool-down part. The whole thing is 30 minutes long. It is a good workout for me.
When I was at my sister’s last week on Sunday, the 31st, I looked at myself in her full length mirror. I own one, but it lives in the closet and I never look in it. I usually just see myself from the hips up. But, in my sister’s mirror, I swear it looked like I might be a little thinner than I was at the start of the year. I do not own a working scale. I have bought several over the years, but the kids always play with it and eventually it stops being accurate. I figure, I will judge myself by my body look and the fit of my clothes. I don’t really need to know the number from a scale.
I screwed up on Thursday and gave in to the husband’s taunting. I made this new rule about not eating after 7pm. But my husband eats constantly from 9pm until he goes to bed. It is actually making it very very difficult for me. On Thursday I caved and ate tortilla chips and salsa. I guess the salsa part wouldn’t be too bad, raw veggies and whatnot. But the chips themselves really count as a snack food. I have been trying to not eat any of those. At least it wasn’t a big vat of lasagna, which is what the husband was eating at the time. Or a ton of cheese spread and crackers, which is what he had afterwards.
I believe that the change this week is going back on that not eating after 7pm bit. I am going to change it to only eating raw fruits and vegetables after 7pm. That way I can snack if I feel the need, but not gain a lot of fat and calories doing it.
9. Stop eating at 7pm each day.
9. Eat only raw fruits/veggies after 7pm
I was sick in the middle of the week and thought I was going to fail big time on the exercise front. But, I managed to get a good workout in on Saturday evening. It was the same WW workout that I did on Monday. I still sweated like a disgusting construction worker, but I did it. I even forced myself to do it again on Sunday before the Superbowl. It sucked a lot. I know I need the exercise. I am fluffy and sedentary. I am most likely a prime candidate for a heart attack. But I despise doing it. I hate being sweaty and hot. I have heard that it gets easier. That people who exercise often even like it and it makes them feel better! But for now, it always makes me feel like crap.