You guys. YOU GUYS. Yesterday’s weigh in? Amaaaaaazing. I didn’t want to psych myself out, but I had a feeling it was going to be good. For a couple reasons. The first being that I’ve been super excellent about drinking tons of water, thanks to my in-laws discovery of flavored Electrolyte Water. They started drinking it where they live up North, then I looked for it down here, and now Matt and I go through like 10 of these a week. (We recycle!) You can get it at Von’s or Ralph’s, and if you’re on a no-soda, no artificial sweetener kick like I am, you know that finding delicious things to drink is kind of difficult. (Water, tea, or Perrier… all day long.) These waters come in a huge bottle, are usually on sale for a buck a piece, and come in tasty flavors like lemon, lime, blueberry blackberry, strawberry kiwi, mango and mandarin orange. My favorite is Mango which is carried by Ralph’s (Kroger’s for you Midwestern/Southern folks). Give ’em a try – they’re my mid-afternoon water break. So a large part of this week’s success was based on water, because I feel like I’m always dehydrated, but not anymore.
So enough about water. How much did I lose?
I lost a whopping 3.2 pounds…
bringing my three week Weight Watchers total to 6.4 pounds! I’m so excited, because as you all know, I haven’t exactly been the poster child for loving weight loss. I usually sort of resign myself to this quiet, ho-hum concept of my weight loss being the kind that happens at a rate of 2.6 pounds lost per year (if I’m lucky). But, but, but… could it be, that finally, with the right medications and habits for my body type, I’m on to something? I sure hope so. Even better than the Weight Watchers success is the fact that the 6.4 lost on Weight Watchers coupled with my 8 pounds before the holidays brings me to just about 15 pounds lost. I can finally FEEL and SEE those 15 pounds — as evidenced by me trying on a pair of snug jeans (you know the kind where when you take them off at night, the indentations in your skin look just like the jeans? yeaaaah… sucks). I sucked it in, buttoned the button, and exhaled — only to be greeted by the amazing sensation of the jeans actually fitting, not cutting off my circulation like a sausage casing! These things, my friends, these are the wonderful perks of weight loss, the things that make you decide maybe it is worth forgoing the chocolate Easter bunny the size of your head or the Parmesan sweet potato fries. I’ll have to snap some updated progress pix soon so I can finally update that section of this site.
Exercise helped too — wonderful yoga classes and even just the occasional walks I take during lunch breaks. Now that I’m working remotely full-time, I find if I don’t step outside for some sunshine on my lunch break, I get a little too chatty for my poor husband when he arrives home at 6:00. To save his ear drums and my sanity, I like to stroll the block a few times, for both the sunshine and the FitBit steps. So that’s what’s up with me. Keepin’ on keepin’ on with the weight loss, and hoping I can keep up these good habits for some lasting change.
Tell me about a success you’ve had this week. It doesn’t have to be weight loss or fitness related — it can be anything, from as small as “I didn’t get shampoo in my eyes in the shower” to as big as “I won the lottery.” (Wouldn’t that be wild?) Hope you’re having an amazing day!
Yay for you! Isn’t that wonderful!! I too re-committed to weight loss this year, really at the end of January, I’m having the same sensations of clothes that I’d been wearing now fitting perfectly (even a bit loosely) and it’s so great. For once I can see a slimmer me by summer and I’m not dreading it as I know I might not be where I ultimately want to be but I’ll be slimmer than last summer. I’m down 16 lbs (coupled with a bit I lost late last year) but I must say it’s now that I’m really focusing on making good choices and tracking with my fitness pal which shows me the reality of my choices.
Here’s another high five for your accomplishment! Woo Hoo.
Great job Alyssa! Keep up the good work and thanks for the tips like electrolyte water.
Congratulations! I am so happy for you. I am not doing as well as you are but this post did just kick me in the butt and I’m headed to my WW meeting right now. I must face the music. 🙂 you are awesome!
That’s awesome! Love the feeling when tight jeans fit again!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! That is awesome. I am so happy you are seeing progress 😀 Keep up the good work!
Yayy, Ur doing awesome!!! 🙂
Congrats! You’re doing really well. I agree that water is huge part of weigh loss. That and being consistent.
Congrats!! Enjoy the LA weather on your walks- it’s been so beautiful lately. xo
Well done on an awesome loss, you are doing great.
I have been struggling with water lately, so need to work on that, I have seen that brand in Safeway but only the carbonated version, I need to go look for this one now, sounds yummy. good luck for next weigh in.
Catching up on blogs today and just wanted to say CONGRATS on the awesome loss last week! I totally need to find some of that water. I’m now soda-free for 232 days and I’ve been struggling with finding fun things to drink as well. That blackberry flavor sounds right up my alley! Thanks for the tip. 🙂
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