Monday, January 3, 2011

Back on Track

Good morning everyone and happy New Year! So, before I go into my post, I'd like to update you about my weigh in on Thursday. I gained 11 pounds. Now, granted I weighed in during the evening as opposed to the morning and I had a very salty dinner the night before, but let's face it, I put on some weight over the holidays. However, all is not lost. I'm relieved that I weighed in before I gained too much weight and I don't really feel like I gained a true 11 pounds. After all, my clothes still fit. So, I think there was some water bloat going on. On the other hand, I really don't want to put on weight and I'd like to get to my goal of being 150 pounds.

Weighing in really helped me to stop overeating and get back in control of my diet. Prior to my weigh in, I felt like I was 240 pounds again and huge. Weighing in helped put me back in perspective and realize that I'm still 50+ pounds lighter than my start weight. It also helped me to get back to reasonable eating. Unfortunately, I didn't feel compelled to stick to reasonable drinking, haha. But then again, what are the holidays for?

Speaking of drinking and partying, I went out three times over the weekend and I socialized a lot with friends and family. It felt great to be more social, especially after living like a hermit for the last couple of weeks. I think, for me, it's important to socialize in order to be happy. Especially since I live alone and can easily get stuck in a rut with watching a season of Gray's Anatomy and eating microwave pizza and ice cream.

So, in light of the new year and my new weigh in, I'd like to copy Beth (from Beth's Journey) and set some weekly goals. Beth makes a great point in her post--a goal without a plan is just a wish. Therefore, I'm going to attempt to create detailed, manageable goals for this week.

1. Exercise 3 times. It doesn't matter what I do--as long as I break a sweat and exercise for at least 30 minutes. I already exercised on Thursday evening, so I have 2 more workouts to go.

2. Track my points and eat within my points. Now that I get 30 points a day (there is a silver lining to gaining weight), hopefully that won't be too difficult. I didn't track during New Years weekend, but I'm going to start today.

3. Be more social. I'm going to schedule more activities with friends and make an attempt to be more social throughout the week.

4. Clean the house and do laundry...ugh my least favorite activities. But oh so necessary.

Anyway, it feels good to get back on track, and I'll keep you updated of my progress. Happy Monday!


  1. I love your attitude in this post Katie! I think it's SO important to be realistic about your weight and realize that it isn't everything. Sometimes its important to step back, enjoy yourself, and go off plan a little bit so you can be refreshed and ready to approach it head on again once its out of your system. I have a feeling you're going to see a big loss Thursday!

  2. At least you caught yourself before it got too out of hand. I'm sure if you follow your goals you'll have a big loss this week!

    It's always my goal to be more social.. too bad we didn't live closer so we could be social together!

  3. Being honest with yourself will carry you far in your WLJ and in life! I'm sure a lot of that will be gone next WI now that you're back on track! Good luck!