Wednesday Weight Check #6

Another Wednesday Weight Check video with results from yesterday’s weigh in!

Weight Watchers Weigh In #6

Check out to clip to hear what I really struggled with this past week, as well as a summary of what I’ve been doing for activity. As promised in the video, here’s a link to the spreadsheet where I track my activity.

Goals for this week:

    • Plan my splurges better.
    • Track everything that I eat.
    • Keep up with half marathon training.
    • Sleep at least 7 hours per night.
    • Go grocery shopping Thursday or Friday so my fridge is stocked for the weekend!

Also, for your reading pleasure, I came across this article yesterday through the Wall Street Journal about food cravings and found it really interesting, so I wanted to share!

What sorts of foods do you find yourself craving? How do you handle your splurges throughout the week?

16 Comments on Wednesday Weight Check #6

  1. NancyO
    September 19, 2012 at 10:33 am (5 years ago)

    My splurges are usually when I’m hungry and didn’t prepare. Or, when I’m out with a large group of people for celebrations.

    awesome training plan. what kind of cross training or strengthening do you do? regardless .. good luck with the philly 1/2 marathon training!

    My mom (also a WW) lost 50lbs and wanted to do a 1/2 marathon .. so we walked the 13.1 miles together. Holy cow. I run (er, jog slowly) so I thought walking would be just fine. But, it really uses to many different muscles than running.

    Good luck with the training!

    Nancy
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    • Beth
      September 19, 2012 at 10:36 am (5 years ago)

      Hey Nancy! I’ve heard about people walking half marathons and how difficult it is! 13.1 miles is no joke, and when you’re walking it takes even longer, so I can’t imagine how sore I’d be afterwards!

      For cross training, I often do the elliptical for cardio but would like to get on my bike more. Maybe I’ll do that this weekend! In terms of strength training, I usually do full body circuits with 6-10 moves and go through them 2-3 times on days where I do cross or a shorter run. I try to change it up a lot and usually just search for routines/move ideas through Google!

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  2. Mindy
    September 19, 2012 at 11:35 am (5 years ago)

    ohhh, ActiveLink! So jealous!!!!! I’ll be the first in line when they come to my meeting location.

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    • Beth
      September 19, 2012 at 11:39 am (5 years ago)

      They sent it to all staff members to try out before they sold them in meeting rooms, and at first I was just kind of indifferent about it and actually didn’t open it for a few weeks after receiving it. But then I ran into another leader who’s also a runner who said she loved it and gave it a go, and now I am OBSESSED with it. It is seriously so awesome and encourages me to move so much more outside of my regular working out. It really adds up!

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  3. Haley
    September 19, 2012 at 4:01 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi Beth! Congrats on your loss again! I’m a lifetimer as well and maintenance is killer! My vain goal is still evading me, so I’ve buckled down some here lately to get the scale to move further down. I think you hit on the main thing in being successful: planning. I’ve been doing the whole “drink a glass or two of water” before every meal and snack the past few weeks to help with cravings as well. This has (1) made me have to go to the bathroom A LOT, and (2) made me not be ravenously hungry before each meal/snack time, so I’ve been pleasantly surprised by that. I’m very active like you are and planning extra sources of protein into each day helps with satiety and curbs cravings.

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    • Beth
      September 20, 2012 at 9:36 am (5 years ago)

      Hi Haley! I love the idea of having water BEFORE my meals to make sure I’m well hydrated and that I can’t physically eat as much.. lol! Whatever works, right? It feels so good to be back on the right path, rather than dilly dallying further away from my goal like I was for a while there. 🙂

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  4. Carrie
    September 19, 2012 at 8:17 pm (5 years ago)

    Keep up the good work, Beth! It’s inspiring to watch you get back on track. You rock!

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    • Beth
      September 20, 2012 at 9:40 am (5 years ago)

      Aww thanks Carrie! I can’t tell you how good it feels to BE back on track!

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  5. Lynette
    September 20, 2012 at 8:42 am (5 years ago)

    Hi Beth! Congrats on your loss!! I re-committed to WW 2 weeks ago. Since I did, I’ve lost 2lbs and I too was amazed at how the points really add up. Keeping track is the key to losing and I’m so glad I’ve reigned myself in! I had a question for you. When you take your long runs, what do you take with you as far as drinks and snack? I’m planning on running a 10k in November, started up last week and want to do my longer runs on the weekends. Looking for ideas of what to put in my belt! Thanks!

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    • Beth
      September 20, 2012 at 9:46 am (5 years ago)

      Hi Lynette! Good for us for recommitting! 🙂

      For long runs, I generally don’t take anything with me unless I’m going 8 miles or more. For a 7 mile run or less, I’ll usually just have some water before I go and head out first thing in the morning, and then eat (immediately) when I get back home. I used to carry water with me, but I’ve found that I don’t need it for runs that are an hour or less and prefer not to carry anything with me. “They” say your body stores enough glucose to carry you through 60-75 minutes of acvitity without needing fuel.

      For runs 8 miles or more, I use Vanilla Bean GU as my fuel. I’ll usually take one around the 45/50 minute mark (because it’s important to fuel BEFORE you feel tired so you keep your energy up through the end).

      If you search “fueling for fitness” on here, you’ll find a post I wrote about a session I attended at the healthy living summit a couple years ago with some more information from people who actually know what they are talking about. 🙂

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      • Lynette
        September 20, 2012 at 10:56 am (5 years ago)

        Thank you Beth! I’ll look into that!

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  6. Sarah Keegan
    September 20, 2012 at 9:22 am (5 years ago)

    Hi Beth!

    Great progress on your weight loss. I too am a Lifetime member struggling to get back to goal. I am about 6 lbs over and I can’t believe how I am struggling this time. I know what to do, just having a hard time doing it.

    My cravings are what got me back to this point. I crave baked goods and ice cream. I do try to save points for a portion each night but lately I have found myself in the kitchen eating after my allotted “dessert” points. I think I just need to go to bed when that happens.

    I am headed back to meetings tomorrow, I think that will help me re-focus. Oh, I love my Activelink. It definitely makes me think twice about do I walk or drive to the store?My goal from my assessment period is 12 Activity Points per day so it’s pretty lofty but makes me move (in addition to my daily work outs).

    Thanks again for your great blog!

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    • Beth
      September 20, 2012 at 9:27 am (5 years ago)

      Hi Sarah! It sucks how hard it is to get back to goal! It makes me realize that I was just far too lax the last time I was there, which is why I got to where I am today. I need to hold myself accountable (and continue to track.. uggggh) way beyond when I get back there, but at least I know that now. Last night I led an extra WW meeting, and one of the members there has been lifetime since January, and continues to come and weigh in at meetings EVERY SINGLE WEEK. I was so impressed with her dedication.

      And 12 APs per DAY!? My goal is 8 and I feel like that is lofty! Good for you for moving so much.

      We can do this!!

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      • Sarah Keegan
        September 20, 2012 at 9:33 am (5 years ago)

        A weekly meeting is a great idea! Because as we know, this journey never ends!

        Yes, we can do this!

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  7. Patty
    September 25, 2012 at 12:34 pm (5 years ago)

    Congrats on the weight loss! I am considering WW again for the 100th time. I know the program works, I’ve just had trouble finding a leader I clicked with.

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