Monday, June 18, 2012

Fresh start

I've been off track now for a fair few weeks, and as a result my weight has slowly been creeping back up. So I made a decision on Friday of last week that I would move my weigh in day to Monday and start a fresh from today :) I think having weigh in on a Monday will make me more accountable over the weekend.

So I faced the scales this morning and my current weight was 286lbs, so a small gain since Wednesday of last week. As you can see from the chart it's been a gradual creep back up, the lowest weight of this year was 274 which was the end of April - makes me wonder where I would be now if I had stayed on track! I guess it's not a complete disaster (well maybe a little one) as I do have a loss of 6.2lbs since I started following weight watchers in January.

I am setting myself a few goals.
1. To go to a minimum of 3 classes at the gym each week, yes that's right I signed back up. I had to cancel my previous membership when I moved, so am now a member of the YMCA in Berkeley. I started the week well and went to aqua aerobics this morning.
2. I want to make sure I hit at least 10,000 steps each day on my fitbit - I will be tweeting my daily progress when I go to bed each night - it's looking good so far today as I'm already on 9641 steps. 
3. I am going to track 100% and will aim to eat all my daily points and some of my weekly points, but won't be eating my activity points.

If all goes to plan I should be back here next week reporting a nice loss. Also all the extra exercise should help with my back issues, I'm still in a little bit of pain, but not too bad at the moment, so hope it will improve and I won't need another epidural injection or surgery.

Have a great week everyone


  1. Sounds like a great plan. You can do it!

    1. Thanks :) Knowing I have the support form everyone (especially someone as inspiring as you) helps a lot too

  2. I'm glad you are back on track. You don't have to become a gym rat to lose weight but going consistently a few times a week will work. Keep at it! :)