Weight Watchers Update- Week 4

Drumroll please…….badadadadada…. today’s current weight is 270.7 making this week’s loss 2.8 pounds. Yay me! I am very happy about the results I am seeing on the scales and at the gym.  I spent this past week working on increasing my cardiovascular strength and maintaining good breathing while pushing myself at the gym and this morning I was able to increase the number of running/walking intervals I did at the track with Paul compared to last week. That is a big plus for me seeing an increase in my endurance.  Right now I am not sure what I am happier about; that 2.8 pound loss or my increased physical fortitude….I think it is probably a tie 😉

Last week I was able to meet all four of my weekly goals; continue planning, eat my points, be active, and have fun, which really paid off. I planned out of our meals and scheduled all of my workout times. I was able to eat all of my daily points AND all of my weekly points, which was a first for me. I stayed active tallying 6 workout sessions, varying between indoors and outdoors, giving me a total time exercising of 05:53:43 and a whopping 5874 calories burned. I did all of this and still had fun.  Paul and I walked a 5K together, we went to a baseball game with friends, we even had company over for dinner last night- it truly was a great week!

This week, however, the goals are going to be tweaked because I am going to New Orleans on Thursday.  Since my trip is partly in this week and partly in the following week these will be my goals for both weeks. Although my blog posts will probably be limited to some photos and little tidbits about our vacation whenever I have time to post, I will still try to give you an update next Saturday as far as my weigh in goes. I found a WW meeting in NOLA next Saturday at 930a and plan on attending. If I can’t make the meeting  I am sure there is a scale at our hotel I can use. Either way I plan on tracking my weight next Saturday.

Weekly Goals

Walk, walk, walk– while on vacation I plan to walk as much as possible throughout the city. I will try to do as much sightseeing as I can by foot in order to help stay active for those days I will be away from home.

Make smart choices– yes, I am going to eat beignets and probably a po’ boy too while in NOLA, it’s just going to happen and I have accepted it. I really want to enjoy some of the foods NOLA is known for. While I am there I am going to try to moderate my portions and make smart choices when I can; like broiled seafood instead of fried, lots of fruits and veggies whenever I can squeeze them in, try to really focus on my portion sizes, and keep track of my points. I want to indulge, I expect a gain, but I don’t want to go completely crazy- just slightly crazy.

Stick to my routine before and after vacation– this week and next week it is very important to me that I stick to the same routine of dieting and exercise before and after my trip. I am not leaving until Thursday so I have 4 days where there is no reason I can’t keep to eating well and exercising. There is also no reason for this to be different when I get back. Yes, I am allowing myself to live a little while on vacation but after it is over I need to jump right back into the game.

Have fun– I will enjoy my vacation and not come home feeling guilty for the decisions I made. I will have fun in both my normal routine and my vacation routine.  The only way to make it through this battle is to love what you are doing every day- so that is my plan!

Hope you are having a great weekend! Thanks for reading!

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April 16, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , . Diet, obesity.

14 Comments

  1. jakennicksmomma replied:

    WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What a great loss and physical fortitude!!!!!

    Have fun in NOLA. I can’t wait to see pics.

    • Dacia replied:

      Thanks! I can’t wait for vacation #1 for the year. Will definitely be taking tons of pictures- you know that’s how I roll! 🙂

  2. I Lost Over 100 Pounds replied:

    Woot! Congratz. 😀

    The Grumpy Man

  3. subha replied:

    congrats Dacia – you are doing great and are being so positive abut everything along the way! and i’m sure you are inspiring other people to do the same!

    • Dacia replied:

      Thanks! I hope I can inspire others the same way others have inspired
      me. That would make this whole experience even better.

  4. Ginger replied:

    Great job hitting all of your goals! Have a great trip, and just keep healthy snacks with you so when you get hungry and tempted you’ll have a guilt free go to! Apples, bananas and cheese sticks!! You are going to have a great time and with all of the walking and positive pre-planning mind set you have are surely going to give you results. Yum, po-boys, enjoy your trip, girl! I am so happy for your travel 🙂

    • Dacia replied:

      Thank you! I am very excited for my first trip to NOLA. Picked up healthy snacks for the trip. I should be all set. Wish me luck!!! Thanks for your support!

  5. infertilityawakening replied:

    way to to!

  6. jamesandjax replied:

    I am excited to read your blog during (or after) your NOLA trip. I know you’ll rock this! You are inspiring me–my May goal is to decrease processed foods & sugar & increase exercise! I will need your help/advice!!! Love you!!

    • Dacia replied:

      Good luck in your May goals- I am here to help however I can. Just let me know. I can’t wait for NOLA and hopefully will find some great places for you and I to check out together in June!

  7. Latina Barbi replied:

    because YOU ROCK!!! MUAH!

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