Monday, May 11, 2009

Down 3

OK, so Day 1 & 2 of Week 3 - yes, I've been on WW for 2 weeks already. First week I lost a pound, second week I gained 3. OOPS!

I had to make up my mind that I can conquer this so I did. I can do anything for 5 weeks so I've implemented my nutrition plan into my training regimen. More importantly than losing the 5-10 pounds is making sure I am fueled for my workouts and maintain my strength for race day. I will not sacrifice all the training hours I have sweated just to lose a few pounds. I found losing a few pounds would help with how I feel, and perhaps not feel so sluggish. I am a huge sugar and carb lover and need this to change those bad habits. Weigh-ins are Saturday mornings, so you will have to wait til the weekend for the weekly results.

Per WW, I am allowed 22 points a day + an extra 35 points per week (5 per day) + my exercise points. Monday, I ate 27.5 points in food. I was not hungry and I was fueled for the day's training. I did not go to bed hungry. Even though I could've eaten more - 22 pts + 5 + 8 pts in exercise I wanted to be sure I stuck to eating lots of fruits and vegetables and whole grains.

This morning (Wed) I am down 3 {147}, actually 5 if you count my first gain. My starting point is 150. I am feeling better and have been watching my sugar intake as well as the bread/starches. Last night I made homemade chicken pot pie...that was tough. I think I could've eaten half the pan. YIKES! Instead I had a salad and a small piece of the inside of the pie {yes! I skipped the best part - the pie crust}. But it's all about control and a goal. Once I break some of my bad habits - sugar & bread - I'll be good to go. Hang with me! :-D

The body is telling the mind to stop.
The mind is telling the body to shut up.

~ 1994 Lance Armstrong Ad

Today's workout: 3 mile run, quality bike ride.


Marlene said...

Congratulations! Sounds like you're on the right track!


One thing I find, on the weekend, after a long ride or run, I'll be down a few pounds likely due to water loss. Then my body overcompensates, and retains the fluid I start taking in the rest of the day.

So if you do a 4 hour ride on Sat and a 2 hour run on Sunday, you will be heavier on Monday.

Keep up the good work.

Nikemom said...

I try to hyrdrate regularly when I bike. I have a harder time when I run so yes I agree with the "heavier on Monday" comment. I basically blow that off and the body does fluctuate throughout the week. I'm looking for long-term loss so I only count the Sat weigh-ins and true results will be evident down the road versus day to day. Thanks for your support.

kate said...

You have such a great blog! I love the details you include about your nutrition and training.

I'm a half-IM wannabe . . . and maybe an IM someday.

Keep it up :o).

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Keep going..I TRULY believe that the program works. Drink lots of water and SLOW down with meals by putting your fork down.. So important to keep a good balance to stay fueled for your training...sounds like you are making great progress.


joyRuN said...

NICE job getting quality fueling in while watching the points!

I'm always giving myself free license to chow down any day I do any workouts.

Kim said...

The chowing down any day you work out wouldn't work so well for you considering you work out every day!

Glad to see you're counting your exercise points as well. I certainly should have known you would have it under control and doin' it right!

wmd said...

You look too good for weight watchers... but great job aiming for a goal. You are such a dedicated athlete.

I enjoy reading your blog!

AKA Alice said...

Wow. I don't know if I could have made the chicken pot pie AND passed up on the crust...That's willpower.

That is the most difficult part of dieting for for the family AND for myself at the same time. It shouldn't be that difficult, but it is.

Michelle said...

BOO-YAH!!! Your working the program girlie!!!!