Progress Update – as of November 1, 2015

Height: 5’7″
Current Weight: 298.4 lbs
Loss: 2.7
Current BMI: 46.7
Loss: 0.5

We are back on track, baby! I have gone back on Weight Watchers. I don’t love their system – I think they make fat and carbs out to be the enemy, when it’s really not that simple – BUT I feel like it’s the most flexible system for me. I tried counting calories, but I felt so restricted. I know that it is not realistic to expect me to never eat sugar or fast food or junk food for the rest of my life. Yes, I know that I should stay away from those foods in general – as should we all – but I need to lose weight in a way that I can enjoy those things from time to time, otherwise it’s just not going to work.

I thought I did very well this week. I did not exercise, as I got a terrible cold, but I tracked religiously and made good choices when possible. I got a lot of sleep too, which was great.

What I Did Well This Week:
1) Tracking, as I said. I was very careful to write down everything I ate and track the points for it. It really puts into perspective healthy choices and portion sizes. For example, a package of peanut M & Ms is more points than an entire can of tuna. I like both of them, but the M & Ms have zero nutritional payoff, whereas the tuna has lots of protein and healthy fats that will keep me full longer. Obviously, there will be times when I pick the M & Ms and that’s okay, but it makes you think about what kind of choices I make throughout the day.

What I Can Improve On:
1) Exercise. Obviously, because I was sick I wasn’t exercising but I had kind of fallen off the wagon over the last three weeks and I’d like to get back into a routine.
2) Sleep! I got sleep this week because of illness, but obviously that’s an anomaly. I need to make more of an effort to go to bed earlier and get a better, more consistent rest.

How I Feel:
I am feeling relatively positive about this, but I’ve had a lot of trouble with my anxiety this week, I don’t really know why. It’s really frustrating, it makes it hard to be motivated to do anything. I am trying though, one day at a time!

Cheers, happy losing!

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