Wednesday Weigh In Results

I finally had a breakthrough on the scale this week and it feels sooooo good! I think a big part of it was that this past weekend was the one I didn’t travel for during the whole month of May, and being at home really helps me be better about staying on track. Even though I was home, I did go out for dinner/drinks on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday night, one of which included pizza and bruschetta! This is why I love Weight Watchers – I can still eat things that I love like pizza (and vodka and wine) and lose weight!

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Since I knew I had a few plans that would involve dinner and drinks, I wanted to make sure I didn’t go too too crazy any of those nights eating-wise and really focus on having healthy, balanced meals at home/at work when I was preparing my own. On top of that, I resisted a bunch of office treats and sweets that always seem to present themselves, because I was thinking about the three outings I had planned and those were more important to me.

Outside of food, I remained pretty active and got in three solid workouts. Here’s what my activity schedule looked like:

    • Sunday: Rest
    • Monday: New Rules of Lifting for Women Stage 1, Workout B, plus 3 mile treadmill run
    • Tuesday: Rest
    • Wednesday: 3 mile outdoor run – 9:14 pace
    • Thursday: Rest
    • Friday: Rest
    • Saturday: 7.2 mile walk/run

It should be noted that on days that I consider rest days, I usually try to walk both ways to work, which is 2.6 miles total, or about 45 minutes. I think I had to say that mostly to make myself feel better because there’s more rest on there than workouts, but its true!

Anyways, I had a feeling I’d have a good result when I got on the scale, but I was thrilled when it said I was down 2.2 pounds! I can’t even tell you the last time that I lost that much in one week, and it feels especially good because I kept on living and enjoying myself while being mindful of what I was getting into.

This means, since recommitting on April 24, I’m down 4.2 pounds total. This has included plenty of travel, a staff retreat for work, lots of meals/nights out, and some more exciting life changes that I’ll reveal soon – so I’ll definitely take 4.2 pounds in not quite a month! This means I have “just” 12.6 pounds to go until I’m back where I need to be! I can do this!!

19 Comments on Wednesday Weigh In Results

  1. LC
    May 23, 2012 at 9:21 am (6 years ago)

    Congrats on the loss! You are doing great – I love being reminded that you can lose while still traveling and enjoying life.

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  2. Amy
    May 23, 2012 at 9:31 am (6 years ago)

    Congrats! You worked hard, stayed focused, and are seeing the results! I would take 4.2 in a month any day!

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  3. Wendy
    May 23, 2012 at 9:40 am (6 years ago)

    Woo hoo to weight loss! “Weigh” to go!

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  4. Leah B
    May 23, 2012 at 10:09 am (6 years ago)

    Thank you SO much for this post. I hit goal last June and had been keeping it down, even after injury in Oct and starting a new very busy job with an hour commute each way in November. But, after emergency surgery at the end of March plus 2 weeks of 12hr days, I put on a few and it’s been ahrd to get back in. And, even after recommitting, going down .4 (I’ll take it!)… and even though I know I ate too much this weekend, supposedly my scale now thinks I’m up 4 (hopefully at least partially sodium?), which is SO not normal. This hopeful, confident post is what I needed to help me reframe and refresh my commitment. THANK YOU!
    LB

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  5. Kelly @ No Sugar Sweet Life
    May 23, 2012 at 11:25 am (6 years ago)

    Awesome, Beth!! So glad you’re seeing good results – AND still going out occasionally. We can still make smart choices even when someone else is cooking 🙂

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  6. Heidi
    May 23, 2012 at 11:36 am (6 years ago)

    congrats lady! You’re doing fabulously!! 🙂

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  7. Danielle
    May 23, 2012 at 11:41 am (6 years ago)

    Great job!!!

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  8. Gwen
    May 23, 2012 at 11:50 am (6 years ago)

    WTG Girl! You can live the plan!

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  9. Heather
    May 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm (6 years ago)

    Way to go! That’s what I loved about WW when I was really committed to the plan and lost 25 lbs. I still had many a night out and lost the weight I needed to.

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  10. Roz@weightingfor50
    May 23, 2012 at 1:50 pm (6 years ago)

    Congrats on the 2.2 down!! Great news Beth. Have a wonderful Wednesday.

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  11. Carrie @ Season It Already!
    May 24, 2012 at 9:00 am (6 years ago)

    That’s wonderful progress – congratulations! Sounds like you are pretty balanced right now. Thanks for the inspiration! Cheers~

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  12. Holly
    May 24, 2012 at 9:36 am (6 years ago)

    Congratulations on your loss! I’m just beginning my journey and it’s really inspiring to hear about the success of my fellow “losers”! 🙂

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  13. Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning
    May 24, 2012 at 10:37 am (6 years ago)

    Congrats, Beth!! Losing weight is HARD- but losing it for the second time (after you’ve re-gained it) is the hardest thing ever! (I’m going through that now)
    Just keep your eye on the prize. 🙂

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  14. Maren
    May 25, 2012 at 5:10 pm (6 years ago)

    I recently read the New Rules for Weight Lifting for Women and I really liked it. It’s like I knew all that stuff the author talked about but I didn’t really know it. Everything made sense. I definitely want to start doing the workouts. I’m just to intimidated to lift weights at my gym. So many body builders.

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  15. zainia
    May 27, 2012 at 6:17 pm (6 years ago)

    Good progress . it is difficult to lose 2.2 pounds in few days but with effort everything is possible. Your blog can motivate others to lose weight.

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  16. Lauren
    May 28, 2012 at 9:36 pm (6 years ago)

    I commented a few weeks ago about being unsure about rejoinging weight watchers. Well my first two weeks and I’m done 3 pounds. Yesterday I also ran my first marathon! Thanks for the extra motivation!

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  17. Debbie
    May 29, 2012 at 9:23 am (6 years ago)

    Looks like you have it all together. You also have a very reasonable plan to follow. I might even setup a similar plan for myself. Thank you for your updates. I find them very encouraging!

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  18. Jennifer
    May 29, 2012 at 12:16 pm (6 years ago)

    Yay for a loss! So exciting! I know that feeling is one of the best in the world. Keep up the good work, lady!

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