Weigh In Wednesday #3 of 2017

So one of my 2017 goals is to lose 40 pounds by the end of the year. This is a necessity for me, as in the last few months I have gained 15 pounds. That is not good. I want to be healthier and feel better about myself. 

In order to keep me accountable, I am hoping to come back each Wednesday to share my weigh in and my successes and failures from the previous week. So let's hop to it and see how I did this past week, shall we?


SO HOW DID THIS WEEK GO??? 
My official starting weight (on 1/1/2017) was: 242.0 pounds!
My weight last week was: 238.6 pounds.
My weight this week is: 237.6 pounds. 
DOWN 1.0 pounds!! :-) :-)  

I am happy with these results. Obviously I wished for more, but considering it was a bad week I will take the one pound loss.

This past week was stressful, and just seemed off. I have been battling depression this week and it shows in my food choices-- a lot more carbs and sugar was eaten. I think it had to do with the schedule being off as the kids had an unexpected day off, then a delay, then several things moving around of my own schedule, etc. It was just a bad week. I also noticed that on days where I didn't leave enough time to eat breakfast with the kiddos, were the days were I wanted to snack and eat lots of bad things. It continued to last night, when I really needed junk food, so I had half a bag of mini chips ahoy cookies. It is what it is, and I woke up this morning determined to get back on track. 

I know that stress and depression affect my eating. Anyone have any tips on how to combat this?

On the exercise front, I exercised every day except for Friday and Sunday
  • Wednesday: I did a 3 mile Leslie Sansone walking DVD for 50 minutes total
  • Thursday: I did a 41 minute workout on the Wii Fit Plus 
  • Friday: I took the day off as this is my grocery shopping day and getting things done day
  • Saturday: I walked outside for 51 minutes for a total of 2.7 miles. This included this HUGE hill. I really felt it. I got my workout in before we had to take Rebecca to basketball and before it started raining.
  • Sunday: Nothing, as we ended up being out of the house most of the day
  • Monday: It was raining all day, so I did a 45 minute Wii Fit Plus workout  
  • Tuesday: I did a 42 minute Wii Fit Plus workout-- the free step program and watched the first half hour of Counting On while doing this. I worked up a huge sweat as I go faster than they count and I do arm movements at the same time.
So I am currently back on track. I know that I will have good weeks and bad weeks. I just need to find a balance. I also need to figure out how to deal with stress and anxiety and the depression that rears it's ugly head. Each week is not going to be perfect. I just need to try to make each week good.

If you are trying to lose weight in 2017, how is your process going?  

Comments

  1. I also lost 1 lbs last week. I also struggle with anxiety and depression and this time of year can be tough. Great job pushing through!

    Colletta

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    1. It is tough especially because it seems like it has been cloudy and drizzly and icy here for ages. I don't think we have had sunshine in over a week. Really wears you down. Good job on your 1 pound drop too! We've got this! :)

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  2. Good for you! A loss is a loss. I think the lack of sunlight this year makes it super hard, we all need a bit more vitamin D (and sunshine!...we're on day 5 without it around here and now fog, ugh). Your posts are really inspiring. I know I need to lose weight as well. For now,I'm just focusing on getting better choices (for all of us) back in the house as we got way off track somehow.

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    1. We are on day 7 I think without the sun. :( It is really hard when there are others in the house that don't need to lose weight (aka my children) so I don't really want to deprive them, but at the same time I can't eat the snacks that I bought for them. Maybe I need to find something that they like that I don't.... Good luck with making better choices. It is hard to start, but I think once we can get past the initial hurdle it will become easier.

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  3. You have such a great attitude! And, even with your rough week, you did keep up with the exercise so BRAVO! I am in the same boat as you with the depression/stress/anxiety and I grab for the chocolate and breads too. Wish I had a solution for this!
    You are doing great! You got this! =)

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    1. Thanks. I am really trying not to beat myself up about the eating this past week. I knocked the exercise out of the park! Of course last night I couldn't exercise because I pulled calf muscles in both legs and it hurt to stand :( but it did feel better this morning, so I was able to get a walk in.

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  4. I haven't weighed myself but don't feel as though I've lost any weight. The key for me is to exercise a LOT because I love to eat. Right now I'm just trying to cut out sugar as I have a sweet tooth. Good for you for dropping another pound!!

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    1. LOL I love to eat too, which is why I am trying to exercise as much as I can in this stage of my life. Giving up sugar is so hard and something that I struggle with daily. Unfortunately, this week sugar seems to be winning....

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  5. Another loss - that's great! Slow and steady is the way to go even if it might seem like it's going to take forever to reach your goal. You're doing amazing on the exercise; makes me wish we hadn't given our Wii to our daughter! I finally finished by NYC FitBit Challenge - the weather's been awful so I just haven't been able to walk outside. I know I could have knocked out the 3.1 miles in one walk but inside, it took me three days! See you next week.

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    1. I have rediscovered the Wii Fit and I am enjoying it as the weather out here has either been frigid cold, icy, or raining for what seems like forever. It gives me the ability to change up workouts and I like the variety. Although I would prefer to be outside walking. Thankfully I did get to go walk today outside so that has helped some. Thanks for reading and great job on finishing the FitBit Challenge. :)

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