Weight Watchers Update and Weekly Goals

Weight Watchers
Update

Today I have reason to celebrate. I officially reached my 10% weight loss goal this morning at my WW meeting. I received my key ring (which originally I had said was for 25 lbs lost but I had it backwards) which I happily added the two charms I have received so far; 25 pounds lost and 5K for the Weight Watchers Walk-It Challenge. I lost 4.2 pounds this week and weighed in at 249.4, let the record show that I am now under 250- woo freakin hoo, bringing my weight loss total since joining WW to 30.6 pounds. For those of you keeping score at home I am down 37 pounds since 2/22- go me! I also updated my pages today so the measurements have been posted as well as my weekly and monthly results.  Oh, and one last thing, I set a new personal best logging in a whopping 76 WW activity points. Not sure I will ever be able to top that.

286/249.4/150

 

 

 

 

The weight loss is great and I would be lying if I said it didn’t make me happy but I had other reasons to celebrate today, too. Paul and I were finally able to go out for a nice dinner to celebrate my new job and his graduation and honor received from WLC at Ft. Hood. We went to a local, chef-owned restaurant, Biga on the Banks, and had a dinner that was to die for. I was originally planning on ordering a salad and an appetizer as my entrée but Biga offers half plate options on most of their entrées on Friday and Saturday. Score! This was the perfect size entrée for me, satisfying but not overly stuffed, because it left me with room for dessert. Yum! It was so worth diving into to my weekly points for this meal! I would also like to share with you this photo from dinner tonight because I actually really like how I look in it. Plus, my shirt is shiny. Thank you Michael Kors 😉

 

Another big achievement for me today was completing my seven mile walk this morning. This is the furthest I have ever walked, that I know of, and being able to complete it helped reaffirm the idea that come October 9th, after 18 weeks of training, I will be able to walk those 13.1 miles. I still have a long way to go before I am ready to do so but after this morning the idea of walking a half marathon is not quite as scary to me.

Weekly Goals

Last Week’s Goals

– appreciate and enjoy my surroundings – Yes, I definitely achieved this goal and will continue to do so. By taking a more positive attitude about my life in SA it truly has made me happier and made me enjoy life so much more. I am so thankful for all of the wonderful things SA has to offer and I am excited to go out there and keep on exploring and finding new things to do.

– be more loving to my husband, friends, and family – I think I did pretty good with this goal although my co-workers may not think so. Same with my soon to be ex-boss who was in Paris when I submitted my letter of resignation and called me, very saddened by the news, to discuss why I was leaving. Aside from them, I think I did a better job sharing the love with everyone else around me.

– write more blog posts – Yes, I think I wrote one every day from Monday on. Yay!

– try to be better every day – Yes, I am continually trying to be a better person every day in one way or another.

So, I think last week was successful as far as accomplishing my goals and hopefully this week will be so as well.

This Week’s Goals

–  try to control my indulgences over the long weekend. I have Monday and Tuesday off and I know Paul and I will be eating out, eating at friend’s houses, snacking more so I need to be prepared and make smart choices to help make it through

– go someplace new. I want to take advantage of this free time Paul and I have together and get out in the city and explore. I am hoping to go to someplace new every day I am off.

– register for the Women’s 5K on July 16th  and the 8-week Qigong seminar. Sorry, I don’t mean to make this into a to do list but sometimes the little things, like actually signing up for something, is the hardest thing to remember to do

– try to be better every day. I like this one so I am keeping it.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Be safe over the holiday! If you are going to be seeing fireworks, take lots of pictures for me 😉

Thanks for reading!

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July 2, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , . Life, Weight Watchers.

14 Comments

  1. Simply Sidney replied:

    37 pounds yeeeooww!!! 🙂 76 activity points, oh my girl
    You look really pretty in your picture too
    7 miles walked, goodness you are on a role

    I really like your goals as well, I think they are helping you to listen to your inself which is awesome

    Control my indulgences, this is a big one for me and I failed it yesterday. I’m putting serious effort to control them through the remainder of this holiday weekend. I’m not going to be too hard on myself for falling off the wagon, but I need to get back on today and stay on!!!

    • Dacia replied:

      Thank you so much! I am trying to put more of my focus onto non-scale activities. Yes, losing weight will help me to become healthier but I want to be a better person overall. There are many areas of my life that can use some improvement!

  2. averageinsuburbia replied:

    Congratulations on your weight loss! Have you gone out and bought any new clothes yet?

    I liked your part about being a better person. Two summers ago I read a book about being ‘nice’. The author wrote it in a very down to earth way, like, how hard is it anyway to be nice? It made a big impression on me. Ever since then I’ve made it my goal to be nice. It’s not always easy!

    • Dacia replied:

      It’s not always easy to be nice but it is important that we try harder, right? Everyone can use more kindness in there life.

      Yes, I did go out and buy some new clothes this weekend and I had a blast doing so!

  3. Latina Barbi replied:

    WOO HOO! congrats….and Oct 9 is my wedding anniversary!!

    • Dacia replied:

      Yay! October 9 is three months before my birthday 😉

  4. amysjourneytohealth replied:

    Congratulations on reaching such milestones! You have got to be so proud of yourself. You are working so hard! Love the shirt by the way. 🙂 You are looking great!! Keep it up girl, you are such an inspiration.

    • Dacia replied:

      Thanks Amy! That shirt was such a splurge and I love it. I normally am not a big shopper nor do I like to spend alot on clothes but I sense that all changing. My poor bank account. Lol!

  5. kitchentutor replied:

    Great job and beautiful pic!!

  6. Ginger replied:

    You are doing so fantastic Dacia! I can’t believe you did so many activity points and walked 7 miles! That is so impressive! Congrats on your victories this week and that is a very lovely photo 🙂

    • Dacia replied:

      Thank you so much! I was very happy when I finished walking 7 miles- it was such an accomplishment for me and I am excited for 8 miles this Saturday 🙂

  7. SAJ replied:

    congratulations!

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