21 August 2015

Face the Scale Friday: Week One

Hello and Happy Friday! As I mentioned in Monday's post, I'm instituting a new series that starts this week called Face the Scale Fridays. I'm hoping by making it a regular feature on the blog, like (Half) Marathon Mondays, I will be held more accountable rather than just a post I may or may not write week to week.


Since starting my new job I've had to change around my weigh in day at Weight Watchers. At my previous job I had Fridays off, so I'd always go to the Friday morning meeting. That's no longer an option and the other meeting times sort of work with my schedule, but not ideally.

Luckily, the same location I was going to isn't too far from work and has open hours on Thursdays, so I've been going over on my lunch break just to weigh in. If, for some reason, I'm unable to do it at lunch, they have meetings in the evening. The meeting times themselves don't work super well, so I don't stay for that, but I can at least still pop in and on the scale, so even if I'm not weighing in at the same time I can at least keep consistent on the day I weigh in.

Of course, all of this means I'm not actually attending meetings, which has its pros and cons. But I keep reminding myself that I lost all of my initial weight way back when doing Weight Watchers entirely online, so I know it's possible to do without the meetings.

I'm also still trying to figure out the best way to structure these posts. I know part of the success of my HMM posts was always giving a run down of what training I did each week. With this it's a bit different, and I realize that if you're not familiar with Weight Watchers, some of this won't make sense, but here's the hard data I'm thinking of sharing week to week:

Daily Points: 39
Weekly Points used this week: 29/49
Activity Points earned this week: 10
Activity Points used this week: 0

Weight lost this week: -2.4
Starting weight: 259.8
Current weight: 257.4

So, this week had a few challenges. First was right off the bat, going out to lunch with co-workers. We went to a local Mexican place and Mexican is my favorite type of food. Luckily, I had been to this place before and know they offer a really, really good tilapia dish that comes with yummy zucchinis and rice. I, admittedly, debated about getting something else but in the end went with the tilapia and am glad that I did. Of course, I also still had some chips and salsa, but everything got tracked.

Saturday was my second book signing, this time at Case-Barlow Farm. They make a root beer that they have for sale at the farm and they gave me a bottle after. I had already told BC to count on me making dinner that night and figured the root beer would pair well with the baked chicken and corn salad I had planned.

Broke out the butterbeer mugs we got in Florida!

The rule is to generally not drink your calories, but by splitting the bottle between us I think we did okay.

I haven't been running since the Shawshank Hustle, but that's not uncommon. I often go through periods like that where my desire to run comes in waves. But I have a 5K on Sunday and knew I needed to get out there, so I was super excited on Monday when I was done with dinner and just got this huge desire to pound the pavement.


Quick 20 minute run, but it felt so great to be out there again. And then that same urge happened again on Tuesday! Suffice it to say, I'm feeling really ready to rock the Rock City 5K so come back Monday to read my race recap.

Losing 2.4 lbs this week is fantastic, but it's just the start. Now I have to keep that momentum going!

Love from the ashes,
Lady Lazarus

3 comments:

  1. Great loss!

    Homemade root beer sounds delicious! Smart idea on splitting it, you still get to taste it without all the extra calories.

    Here's to another successful week! :)

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    1. You were part of my inspiration for this! I thought it's great that you're posting your weekly weigh ins and including the actual current weight, even though I know it's higher than what your goal weight had been.

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  2. I'm glad you had a great week!

    Fun fact--we have the same amount of daily points! Well, at least we did until I got bumped back up to 40 thanks to a nice little gain I had ;)

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