Tuesday, September 25, 2012

WLJ: No regrets

There are days I don't feel like working out.
I'd rather sit down at my computer and catch up with friends or see what's waiting for me on my DVR.
But most of the time, I don't give into that.
I give myself a few days off each week (which I think the body needs), but try to stay on track.
When I get home from work, I immediately change into my workout clothes and head out.
I do not check e-mail.
I do not open mail.
I do not pass go or collect $200.
(That would be awesome though.)

There are days I want to eat more than my Weight Watchers plan allows.
I want pizza.  I want macaroni and cheese.  I want cupcakes.  I want wine and beer.  I want fries.
But most of the time, I don't give into that.
Every now and then, I let myself have a treat, but I try really hard to stick to my points.
And I often settle for healthier alternatives to most of those foods.
Tortilla pizza, skinny cupcakes, one glass of wine, one low carb beer.
I'm still searching for a low carb/low point version of mac and cheese.
(Can anyone help there?)

Sometimes, I make good decisions.
Sometimes, I make bad decisions.
But I try to approach my weight-loss journey like I do the rest of my life -- minimize the regrets.
I'm not perfect, and I'll never be, but I can still be a pretty great version of me.
That's what I'm working toward.

Weight-loss goal: 40 lbs.
This week's progress: +0.6
Progress to date: -32.6 lbs.
Non-scale victory: Last night, my brain wanted to run, but my body really just wanted to relax.  I decided to compromise and run 20 minutes instead of my usual 35-40.  It would have been so easy to just stay on the couch instead of hitting the trail, but I'm glad I didn't.


  1. I am so proud of you! You are doing so amazing! You are inspiring me to keep at it every day!!! :)

  2. Does your grocery store carry Dreamfields pasta, Micah? I use that or whole grain pasta...the Dreamfields is way lower in digestible carbs than white pasta.

  3. With an attitude like that how can you NOT get to your goal weight! Great Job girl...Keep going you'll do it!!!

  4. Love it!! I'm trying to get back on the fitness band wagon. Why is it so easy to fall off??


  5. Great thoughts and attitude! Loving your non scale victory- that's awesome :)

  6. Inspiring as always!
    Here's my favorite, not-too-awful for you mac and cheese. You could use whole wheat noodles OR those noodles that are made of vegetables (I love them).


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