Thursday, July 29, 2010 | By: Debbie

Another pound gone.

Yep, I lost 1 lb this week.  I was hoping for 2 or 3, but no I get one.  Looks like I am going to have to work for my 30 lbs total by Christmas.   So I am going to step up the work outs starting tonight and see if that will help.  It feels like I am going up hill at a snails pace.   It gets frustrating to keep my points where they are suppose to be and only lose 1 lb a week.  Oh well I will just keep plodding along.  I guess as long as it comes off that is the good.  

Last night was my husbands night to fix supper again, and he did!!  He cooked baby back ribs on the grill and fixed veggies for me.   I was so proud of him and it was good to.   So he is trying to support me the best way he knows.  I do not have a lot to write about today.

Here is my food diary for yesterday.....

11 comments:

first steps said...

Hey, a pound off is a pound off! Be thankful it's not a gain....like I've had the last 2 weigh ins! You are doing great, sometimes it just comes off a little slower than we like. Mmmmm, love me some baby back ribs!

amandakiska said...

I get frustrated with small losses too, but a loss is a loss! I haven't done WW for a while, but when I did, I also lost really slowly. It's not a bad way to lose, but if you want to lose faster increasing your exercise and/or dropping your calories down would be the way to go! One easy way to get your exercise up is to take a short walk in the evening after dinner in addition to whatever exercise you are already doing. Just 20-30 minutes after your final meal can really help with the weight loss. I know you've got those cutie-pie dogs that would love it!

Whatever you do, you are already doing fabuously!

Lanie Painie said...

Each pound you lose gets you closer to your goal. Keep up the good work!

Allan said...

You knew that on this plan, one to two pounds a week is the expected loss. That said, you are perfect. More exercise will make you healthier, that is good, but the plan is 1 to 2 pounds. I guess the patience part is very hard for you too. It will happen.

Karla said...

theres a gal on the weight watcher community boards: Rozy is her name she posts on the 50+ pounds to lose boards and she occasionaly puts up a post "oy Ve. I only lost" and now when I have a week where I don't lose as much as I would have liked I think of her and in this case she would be telling you 1 pound a week = 52 pounds a month!!! that is a great accomplishment!!!

Diana said...

Debbie, I know how maddening that is to lose "only" one pound, but at least it's a step in the right direction.

However, I think I may know why you're losing slowly. You're not eating enough. Now before you dismiss me as a nut case, listen to my story...

When I started Weight Watchers over three years ago, at the urging of my girlfriend, I went into it with the attitude this will not work for me. They let you eat too much food, no way I can lose weight. I decided right up front I would follow it exactly.

I weighed 240 pounds and I think I was allowed 28 Points. Plus they said I could eat 35 extra Points a week, plus my activity Points. I thought if I was going to follow it exactly then I was going to eat every single Point available to me. That meant I ate, on a daily basis my 28 + 5(weeklies) + 3 or 4 Activity Points for a total of about 35 Points daily. I'm 55 so I don't have a super fast metabolism anymore (especially after years of dieting and yo-yo'ing my weight).

Surprisingly I dropped 8 pounds the first week and 2-4 pounds every week after that for months. I lost 60 pounds in 8 months.

I did (and still do) workout hard for an hour a day, at least five times a week, so I had a lot of activity Points to use.

My point is that I don't think you're using all your Points available and you've thrown yourself into a starvation mode. The really awful part of doing that is when you reach goal you'll being forced to eat a really small amount to maintain your goal weight.

I know the thought is scary, the idea of eating more, but why not give it a try? The only other thing I recommend is to be honest about the Activity Points. If you're really working at a high heart rate for 30 minutes, then give yourself the 30 minutes of high-intensity exercise. However if there's some warmup and cooldown in there then maybe it's really only 20 minutes.

Also, do you have a heart rate monitor? I live by mine and it's how I judge how hard I work out. They don't lie whereas exercise equipment tells fibs all the time, usually doubling the calories burned.

Sorry for the long comment, but I hope perhaps this might help. :)

Also thanks for your comments on my blog. They're always appreciated.

Patrick said...

A pound is worth a high five! A high five can be used to add a layer to owns pride and feel way good about yourself. You have it going on here, nice job!

Diana said...

Debbie - my internet quit in the middle of my comment so I thought it didn't go through, but it looks like it did! Anyway, I sent you an email too, saying basically the same thing. And one pound is still really good, but you might be able to lose just a little bit faster. :)

spunkysuzi said...

If i lose a pound every week i'd be happy!! Your doing great :)

Jo said...

I would be happy with a pound a week. I know too well that feeling of losing 0.2 lb when you've done everything exactly on plan. Even worse, the feeling of GAINING a pound when you've done everything exactly on plan.

It's difficult to always be positive and look at the big picture...how far we've come, how much better we feel. But keep doing what you're doing and you just may make that Christmas goal!

Midori Mighty Warrior said...

Way to go on your loss :) My weigh-in day is tomorrow - I am hoping for at least a pound loss (heck I'll even be happy with any loss because I did some splurging this past week, but I'm ever hopeful)! I'm about ready to head to the gym (maybe I can sweat the weight off) ;o)