Tuesday, February 17, 2009

You might see that I added a weight loss ticker over there to the right. I normally hate those things and always thought they were about showing off or over-sharing. Now I think they're about accountability. At least that's what it is for me.

Crafty Mama is getting fat. Like, the fattest I've ever been outside of pregnancy. I mostly blame myself for being lazy and overindulgent. And I think a very small part of it might have been that crazy medicine I was on. But mostly, just me letting myself go.

I've been counting weight watchers points for a while and it just wasn't working for me for some reason. I think maybe I was finding ways to cheat and still stay within my points. Anyway, a few years ago, Crafty Papa and I were both very successful with counting calories so I switched back to doing that last Thursday. I've been resisting the urge to weigh in every day and shoot for a once a week weigh in but today was as a long as I could hold out. After 5 days of counting calories, I'm down 3.3 pounds!

I'm using www.my-calorie-counter.com and finding it much easier than tracking everything on my own. Not only can I track my calories, but also weight, measurements, activity, etc. My plan is to follow my calorie goal strictly during the week and then let myself cheat on the weekends. I've read that not only is a cheating period good for you mentally, it also helps your metabolism from getting stuck at one level and platueing.

Anyway, get used to the ticker because I plan on sticking with this. The realization that I officially hit the "overweight" category was enough to make me get my fat ass in gear and focus on being healthy.


roxybonds said...

You go girl! I've found it easy to cheat on WW too. I actually just started tracking my points again in an attempt to stay accountable! I am discouraged here though :( This has been the hardest wt. loss I've ever had to do.

Tonya said...

I really need to do this too, I am 10-15 pounds over my usual weight and because i am short and short waisted it looks like more! Of course, I am preggo, so it ain't happening now.

jona said...

Wow! You're off to a great start! Go go go!