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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Just keep tracking, Just keep tracking...

I told you all that my goal for the week was to TRACK, TRACK, TRACK. Day 1: Success!

Here is what my tracker looks like today:

1 cup yogurt: 3 points
1 Scoop protein powder: 3 points
Frozen strawberries and peaches: 0 points

Veggies (lettuce, cuces, tomato, onion): 0 points
2 TBSP croutons: 1 point
2 TBSP light ceaser dressing: 1 point
20 baked chedder crackers: 4 points
20 grapes: 0 points

Burrito Wrap: 8 points
Veggies: 4 points (according to website)
Sour Cream: 3 points (I tracked what the website said but when i was there i asked for 1/2 the amount)
Guac: 4 points (I tracked what the website said but when i was there i asked for 1/2 the amount)
Rice: 3 points

20 baked cheddar crackers: 4 points
3 Glasses of wine: 9 points

Total Points Used: 47
Daily Points: 34
Flex Points Used: 13

So, I went over my allowed points by 13. BUT, that is what my extra 49 flex points are for! Plus I had an awesome workout. Ill take today as a SUCCESS!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ahh, Weight Watchers...

I have been looking forward to seeing my weight watchers family ALL day! I knew when I walked in it would be just as if I never left! They welcomed me with open arms and it felt great!

Just as always, I hit the scale first. I was dreading it...I knew I gained. I haven't weighted in in 2 months so I figured it was bound to happen. To my surprise, it was not as bad as I thought!


I honestly thought I was up at least 10. I did get back into gear this week and think I lost a few pounds before weight in today. But, that's a good thing.

This week my goal is to track. Every bite, lick, taste, drink. Track, Track, Track! Will you take that challenge with me? I could use a few cheer leaders!

My big obstacle will be the wedding I am attending on Saturday. Wedding are hard to track with all the food and drinks! Hopefully the dance floor will be hoppin'  so I can dance off a few points. I will save all my weekly flex points for Saturday.

Have a great week everyone!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Kickin' and Screamin'

I have really started to get back into the routine of working out. It feels so good to get my body moving. However, I still don't love it. I kick and scream my way to the gym but I know the benefits of it and that makes it worth it.

Today I hit the gym again with Sara. I have had a headache all day and was not thrilled to be there...but I went. I love going with Sara because we just chat our way through the whole workout! It is so nice being there with someone and it is amazing how fast our workouts go with you have someone to talk to. Neither of us even used our ipods today!

We walked a mile and then did a mile and a half on the precor. Not the best workout but at least I was moving my body!

When I got home, I hung out with the guys and then started to think of what I was going to make for dinner. I have had some ground turkey in our freezer so I looked up some ground turkey recipes. Michael has really taken a liking to my cooking and I decided to try something new! It is called "Incredibly Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf". I will let you know how it was once we eat later tonight! It makes 10 servings and each serving is 5 points. Not too bad! Plus, I got to use some of my new KitchenAid Mixer and my Food Scale!

I am obsessed with my food scale! I have been weighing everything that enters my mouth! It really makes you think of the portion control!

Anyway, after I made the meatloaf, I decided to take a quick walk. It ended up being about a mile and a half...I went up a trail by our house. It was BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait to walk it again :) Here is what I saw...

Now, time to relax and finish up dinner for when Mike gets home! I will let you know how my first weigh in goes back to Weight Watchers tomorrow!
<3 Serina

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday!!

No time for blogging yesterday...we had some serious car issues and have been doing some car shopping. RIP Bucky....

I got to the gym again in the morning with Sara! We really worked it....It is really important to have a workout buddy. It keeps me accountable.

We started with 30 minutes on the Precor and 22 more minutes on the treadmill! We were just chatting away and the time flew by!

I am super anxious and excited for Tuesday. It will be my first weigh in in 2 months...I am nervous to actually see my gain and paper but I am SO pumped to see Emily, Meg, Shelby, and all my other WW friends :)

we are having a BBQ at our place. Football means....BBQ's and BEER, I havent used any bonus points yet...cheers to that!

I am off to spend the day with my Mom-HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMMA!

Have a healthy and happy weekend!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Day 2...Back at it!

Well, first off I just have to say that I have SO much energy! I was hoping to get to the gym right away in the morning but I forgot that I had to take one of my ressies to an appointment.

She sometimes needs a little "motivation" for going to appointments and that "motivation" would be a run through at McDonalds. We stopped for breakfast and ice cream and...I passed!

Nothing for me, I had a granola bar and some fresh cukes from the farmers market in my purse!

After I dropped her off, I was headed to the gym! I was feeling tired but it is time to get serious! I had a kick butt 35 minute workout on the elliptical. 3.5 miles and 381 calories burned! I feel great!

I am just thrilled to be back in the "zone". Thanks for your support and advice.
That's all for now :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Today is THE DAY.

I know what you are all thinking..."She must have fell off the wagon" or "Man, I hope she didn't gain all her weight back". Well, I am here to tell you the truth and I am here to start blogging again.

I did, infact, fall off the wagon. Life got the best of me. I ate.

I did not gain ALL my weight back but I did gain some. Maybe 15 pounds or so. I am not totally sure because I have not weighed in for almost 2 months.

During the last few weeks of wedding planning, I felt like a crazy woman! I barley had time to sleep let alone blog. I am full of excuses and none of them are "good", they are just excuses. But, I will say that life is better than ever! During my "non blogging" and "non weigh watcher" time, I got married to my best friend, went on a killer honeymoon, and started to settle life as a "wife". That in itself is a good enough excuse for me. I also learned a very important lesson...Weight loss is NOT a diet. It is totally a life long journey. I excaped from my good habits of eating and excersizing and look what happenend...I gained weight. Funny, isn't it?

Today is THE DAY.

Today is the day that I get back on track. I went to the gym this morning with my friend Sara and it was amazing. I truly missed it! I felt great when I was done and can't wait to go back tomorrow. I made a smoothie for lunch (1 cup yogurt, 1 cup frozen strawberries and bananas, and 1 scoop of Whey Protien Powder). I plan to hit up the farmers market this afternoon and stock up on some fresh veggies!

Last night I hit my "rock bottom". I was feeling depressed about the way I had been eating. I guess that is a good thing though, it got me a jump start. I texted my friends Emily, Shelby, and Meg and promised them that I would see them next Tuesday at our normal weight watchers meeting. They are anxiously awaiting my arrival and will be there with open arms. I love having their support and I look forward to seeing their beautiful faces!

Anyway, here I am asking YOU to keep up the support. All my blog followers have been SO awesome since I started the blog. I need you to keep the faith and keep reading! I am hoping to start posting more again and love all your comments!

Don't give up on me :)
Here is what I was up to while I was gone...Getting married to my best friend and #1 supporter :)