Blendergrl's Weight Loss Tracker

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

WI #10 -3.2 lbs

I think I should put the scale away - I obviously stressed over nothing! Only 3.2lbs until 10% - so my little goal will be to reach that in 2 weeks.

A lesson learned... be patient!!!

I expressed my frustration with the scale a couple of days ago - but thought that before I decided my body doesn't want to lose this weight, I would give it my best shot for WI day. I stayed within my points and ended up with 22 activity points for the week (after 90min at the pool yesterday) This morning I was rewarded with this.....

I know this will nt be the number at my official WI tonight but I was so excited to see it! Thanks for all the encouragement!

Monday, April 28, 2008


I have been completely on plan this week. I have eaten lots of fruits and veggies and ate my exact number of points each day. I am at 18 activity points so far (with 2 days til WI) and the scale has not moved AT ALL!! I usually see fluctuations but this week my scale seems to be stuck between 248 and 249. And it has been there for almost a month now! I know that I should wait until WI, that my body may be adjusting blah blah blah... but I really want to see some results. Ok... I feel better now... I am going to drink some more water and flush this fat away!!!!!!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Getting back on track...

Getting back OP the last few days has been harder than I thought. I was doing so well before vacation and the results I was seeing were so motivating, but I have been struggling to drink my water and avoid temptation - today I icked up a chocolate bar at the grocery checkout and then forced myself to put it back... instead I splurged on a back of Old Dutch baked creamy dill chips. They taste fantastic and are not too high in points if you can limit your portion (that is the problem!!!) The half empty bag is sitting in the kitchen cupboard wispering my name - but I have just filled up on fresh pineapple and strawberries so there is no room for chips. I counted the points for everything and after a walk with the dog for some AP I am within range for the day. I really want to get through this week without using my flex points and hopefully see a loss next week - I need the extra motivation that comes with seeing a lower number.. I am only 6 lbs from my ten percent and I really want to achieve that goal in May.

When I was away I completely missed that I had been tagged by Natasha

Rules of the game:
1. Link to the person who tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog
4. Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs
5. leave a comment on their blogs so that they know they have been tagged

So here are some random facts about me:

1. I first met my husband when we were 12 years old - in my grade seven yearbook he wrote "you would be kinda cute if you didn't have all those freckles" we started dating 6 years later and have been together for 12 now, so I guess he hasa learned to love the freckles.
2. I am terrified of flying creatures (birds, bats, butterflies, moths) and will do anything to avoid being near them.
3. When I was a teenager I competed provincially as a Snynchronized Swimmer and Waterpolo player.
4. I love to sing kareoke and will often pull down the shades and sing away an afternoon.
5. I can sleep just about anywhere and can not control my falling asleep in the passenger seat of a car or a movie theatre.
6. I have 5 nieces from ages 1-13 and adore spending time with all of them.
7. I never eat onions... I like the flavour but hate the texture.. so I will cook with them but pull them out before serving.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


So I am back from vacation after being trapped at the Calgary airport for most of yesterday... I went to my WW meeting tonight and I stayed the same. I am ok with that result as I did not journal my food or count points while I was gone. I tried to make good decisions and splurged a couple of times on some really fantastic meals with friends. I think if this trip had occurred three months ago I could have easily gained 5 pounds. Today I was back on plan and am trying to drink as much water as possible to flush out all that restaurant food.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Update from the road

I am nearing the end of my 12 days away.. I have had greatfood days and some not so great food days. There is no scale nearby so my obsession is being tested. I have been eating a lot of turkey subway sandwiches and fruit for breakfast. We went to a great burger place the other night and I had the turkey burger (no fries) but last evening a friend took us out to a wonderful french restaurant. I had a spinich salad with poached pear appetizer and chicken stuffed with lobster and provalone for my main course. Probably no the worst choices but my downfall was a couple glasses of wine and I split a macadamia nut chocolate tart with my husband (probably the best single thing I have ever eaten!!) I definately was over my points with that meal but It could have been so much worse (the old me would have ordered the crab cakes, and lobster stuffed ravioli in cream sauce, and had the dessert to myself). I return right before my WI so I am drinking a lot of water and getting back OP as of today!!!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Latest Fitness Toy

I felt like I needed to add something to my home fitness routine, I don't have a lot of room for big equipment so I thought this ball looked like fun, I am hoping it will make my ab workouts more interesting. Do any of you use one of these on a regular basis? I'll let you know how it goes!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Stress Stress and more Stress

I am supposed to be starting ten days of vacation as of today.. but I had at least 10 calls from work today and have to go in tomorrow and sunday to cover for my assistant manager who is sick. I have very recently moved to a small town to take a job transfer.. I know absolutely no one here, except for my staff. My husband is still at our old home two provinces away (for another month) I am so homesick for him, my friends and familiar surroundings. I have been taking these months on my own to start doing things for myself (eg starting weight watchers) and trying to use the time to slow down life and focus on me for once.. I am leaving on Tuesday to visit him and see our friends for a few days and can't wait.. I have only lost 20lbs but I know they will see a difference and will be thrilled for me - I am proud of myself, but having the support of people who love you is so important. Throughout the past two months on WW, starting a new job, moving into a new house etc... my biggest revelation is that I am a lot stronger than I ever gave myself credit for, I have a great husband, family and friends but it is nice to know that I am doing this myself for myself! Sorry for the rambling post.. just trying to get out some thoughts rolling around in my head.

I guess I am not really all alone - this is my precious pooch - she and I are inseperable these day as we are both missing the main man in our lives.. at least we have each other!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

WI#7 -1.0

Lost one pound this week - kind of expected it after the 4lbs last week but still mildly dissapointing. The good new was that the one pound put me over the 20lbs lost mark - and in 7 weeks I will call that a success. I did not do anything differently this week - stayed OP and exercised 4 day so I am happy with my result. I am going out of town for 10 days so one more time I will test my ability to stay OP while living out of a hotel. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

To Eat or Not to Eat

Today was a very stressful one at work. I had 10 hours of pressure and people pulling me in 10 different directions. When you are the boss you have to keep a smile one your face no matter how frustrated you are... at the end of the day I was exhausted, angry and STARVING!! I really wanted to pick up a burger or pizza and head home to drown my sorrows... but... I just could not do it... I still have all my weekly flex points and only 2 days until WI, but I am scared that If I splurge on junk/fast food that it will set off my old pattern of binging. So I dragged myself to the pool for a 1km swim and then went home and ate pasta with veggie filled tomato sauce and a lean turkey burger patty. My snack was an apple cut up with a couple tbsp of chocolate sauce. When I calculated my daily total I realized I had 6 points left, I had tuna on a piece of WW toast. But I am still craving comfort from my old favourite junk foods... so tell me.. is it possible to use your flex points for an unhealthy treat and then get right back OP??

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Scale Obsessed

If there was a 12 step program for scale addiction I would have to join! I weigh myself when I wake up and before I go to bed and usually one or two more times throughout the day. I know the science behind why our weight fluctuates throughout the day/ week but it still messes with my mind. Since my weigh-in I have been 1-2 lbs above each time I step on the scale. I know I have been eating well and OP and I have earned 8 AP in the past 3 days but it is really messing with my head. I need to put the scale away for a few days but I don't think I can resist checking the numbers... my name is Christy and I am a scalaholic!!!!!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Saturday Menu

Oatmeal with skim milk (5)

2 WW bread (4)
Alfalfa sprouts
Cheese (2)

Breyers 100cal sundae (2)
Snap peas (1)

Taco shells (3)
Beef with salsa (4)
FF sour cream (1)
Cheese (2)
lettuce & tomato

Friday, April 4, 2008

Friday Menu

Oatmeal (5)

Boston Pizza Thai Chicken Wrap (9)

Bryers 100cal sundae (2)
Yogurt (1)

Pita Pizza with asperagus, turkey pepperoni, mushrooms (9)

Apple with chocolate sauce (4)
Clamato Juice (2)

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Not ready to jog yet!!!!

So my late night jog yesterday evening was a disaster!! I made it halfway around the block and as as soon as I stopped I thought I was going to die!! I walked the rest of the way home and it took a litre of water and 30 min on the couch to catch my breath. Funny how I can power walk on the treadmill for 45 minutes, swim a couple km in an hour but I can't keep up a decent paced run for 5 minutes. I think I will try again another 10lbs from now. So this morning I tried out an aquafit class instead of my normal swim. I was ok but I dont really think my heartrate got up to where it is when I am swimming lengths, but it was a nice change to the routine.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

WI#6 -4.0

I am shocked!!! The number on the scale lasted throughout the day and my official WI at the meeting tonight was 249.4!!!!!!! I am just about at 20lbs down and today I tried on some clothes at work and am officially down a size!! I earned only a couple of activity points last week but tracked all my food very carefully and did not dip into my weekly points. Tonight I am going to go for a jog around the block - I used to love jogging when I was younger, I am scared to try it again, so will wait until dark so the neighbours woln't be peering out their windows at me!

Wednesday Menu:


WW bun
FF Chicken
FF Cheese slice
1/2 cup tomato soup
1 cup fruit salad


WW pita
Skim Mozzarella
Turkey pepperoni
Tomato Sauce

No time for snacks at work today so will probaby use the rest of my points for some skim mil and popcorn.

A number I have not seen in 8 years

I am getting pretty close to what I weighed on my wedding day, I actually tried my dress on yesterday (it fit but I could not really breathe!!) When I stepped on the scale this morning I was met with this:

I know it will not stick for tonights weigh-in but I had to have proof for myself that I can reach that number that has been my mental roadblock for so many years. I am feeling really strong today and although I know the number should not mean that much to me, this one is a big milestone!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Tuesday Menu

Oatmeal made with skim milk

Fruit Salad

Tomato Soup
Asiago Cheese
WW Bun (skim of butter)

Chicken meatballs
Tomato sauce with mushrooms

Skinny cow sundae

So my WI is tomorrow and if my sneak peeks at the scale tell the truth I will be down between .5 and 1lb. This will be me smallest loss since I began WW but I am ok with that. I stayed OP with my points but did not get in all my water and feeling sick most of the week really limited my AP. I will start fresh tomorrow and get back on track with the exercise.