Thursday, November 1, 2012

October Weight Watchers update:

During the month of October, I lost a total of 5.6 lbs for a grand total of 12.6 lbs down! Boy, does it feel good to break the 10-pound mark! I'm definitely pleased with my progress this month, especially since it was a pretty stressful one for me. On top of the stress from work, school, life, etc., I injured my achilles tendon, which was (and still is) pretty painful, and put a major damper on my exercise goals for the month. Fortunately, I received some meds and a treatment plan from my doctor, and I hope that I’ll be back to normal in the next 2-3 weeks.

The beauty of my injury is that it reminded me of the importance of eating right. Even though I did minimal exercise last month, I still managed to lose a decent amount of weight because I was disciplined about what I put into my body. Now, that doesn’t mean that I ate perfectly (I had an incident with some pizza a few weeks ago that we wont discuss here, lol), but it does mean that I stayed mindful about what I ate, how much I ate, and why I was eating it. I also wrote down (tracked) everything I ate at each meal. Tracking my meals also included weighing and measuring my foods so that I had an accurate account of the amount of food I was eating. Even though I HATE tracking (who wants to measure how many almonds they ate in a sitting, or how much creamer they poured in their coffee), it was helpful to see exactly how much food I consumed in a day. Not only did tracking keep me accountable to the Weight Watchers plan, but it also gave me great insight on my eating patterns/habits. These insights are super valuable as they allow me to pinpoint food related patterns/behaviors that hinder my progress.

Thanks to all my twitter and facebook peeps for your support! Y’all are the best!­­

Goals for November:

• To journal/track everything I eat, every day, at every meal

• To incorporate vegetables in my lunch and dinner (everyday)

• To blog everyday

• To exercise twice a week (depends on my doctors clearance…starting the week of 11/17)

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