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Oct 31 2011

The Beauty Loser Weekly Update 10/31/2011

Me, one week into Weight Watchers and The Beauty Loser!

Hi everyone! I’d like to tell you what I found to be the most important thing this week in my weight loss adventures: Support.

I checked-in on Foursquare and Facebook to my Weight Watchers meeting, and felt very encouraged when friends Tweeted to me or “Liked” my check-in. I also Tweeted about my weight loss, and my success, and was so motivated by the “congrats” and “atta-girl” kind of Tweets that my Twitter friends kicked back to me that my mood was elated and my spirit was determined! I also learned this week I have Twitter friends who are doing WW, or trying to lose weight, and we are encouraging each other, too!

Between my WW weekly meeting, Twitter, FB and real-life friends and family, I feel like a proverbial bowling ball going down the buffered lane. I might try to go into the gutter but someone’s there to push me back into the lane and keep me going!

If you are trying to accomplish something – whether it’s a health-related objective, an academic achievement or a business goal, don’t forget to let other people inside!! You shouldn’t have to do it alone! Find a group that supports your initiatives, and talk with your friends and family about what you’re doing. Get them involved and invested, so they can help you reach your goals!

I know it will not always feel that easy, but I am celebrating that kind of support this week!

Successes

This week was a success in general, and I’m very happy at how well I did!

  • I navigated a catered business conference! Luckily, the lunch was grilled chicken over lettuce, so I sparingly used the salad dressing, didn’t put butter on my roll (which was a grain bread with oats and grains on top) and I only ate half the small tart dessert. Oh, and I got Gloria Steinem’s autograph!
  • After walking around the convention center and Philly for the conference, I went to the gym for a quick, 20 minute work out.
  • I ate within my alloted daily PointsPlus and weekly PointsPlus allowance – I still had several points of my weekly allowance left over at the end of the week, and I never felt like I was going hungry or deprived at any point in the week.
  • I traveled for work by car on Wednesday, and I drove prepared! I brought a piece of fruit and a snack for the drive home, knowing it might take me a couple hours and I would be ravenous if I didn’t! It took me almost two and a half hours, so I’m glad I did!
Struggles

I didn’t struggle much this past week. I think that’s good, because there will be plenty of weeks where I do struggle. And I’ll need to call on weeks like this to remember my motivation, and my capability for success! Mostly, I struggled adjusting to a new way of life.

  • I had trouble striking a balance between putting low-fat protein, carbs, veggies/fruits etc. on my plate for all three meals.
  • I only exercised three times last week.
The Stats

With that, here’s how I did by the numbers!

Weight at star of week 1: 220.2 lbs.

Weight at start of week 2: 216.6 lbs.

That’s a difference of 3.6 lbs!

*doing a little happy dance*

Goals for week 2!
  • Continue to follow the WW plan, but concentrate on well-rounded meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner instead of just meeting points.
  • Exercise at least four times this week.
  • Continue to support others, and be supported, in my life.
  • Stay positive!

I was going to talk about a different topic this week, but I was so excited to share my successes, and the meaning of support, that I got sidetracked…so I will save the topic for another week!

How was your week, friends?! What are you most proud of this week? Share in the comments below!

  • http://make-upnailart.blogspot.com/ Elysee

    When I got pregnant with my daughter I was exactly 130 lbs. :) But after I gave birth to her I discovered I was much much over 220 lbs :((((

    I know that my breast feeding played a role too, but if I can help in any way, here’s what I did to lose weight:
    1. no flour – or almost no flour ;), no pastas, pizzas, cookies etc. only 1 or 2 pieces of wholemeal bread a week!
    2. No sauteed meals! Only meals cooked in a boiled water or steam-cooked meals (I had a special cooking machine for that – it’s easier than traditional cooking)
    3. I ate sugar or sweets once in a while – I just couldn’t help myself, but they were only sugar sweets, no cakes (flour)!
    4. And I was exercising a lot, mostly long distance walks, but after some time also running/jogging.
    5. Each evening I was using anti-stretch mark/firming cream and wrapping a stretch film that stayed until the morning.

    And I am 120 lbs. again!

    I hope You won’t give up, because I know how hard it is. Nevertheless, it’s not impossible!

    PS – and of course – no alcohol!!!!

    Best,
    Eliza

  • http://paintedladyfingers.blogspot.com diana

    Glad you are getting the support you deserve along the way. I’m happy your first week with Weight Watchers went so well. Congratulations! :)

    • http://beautyjudy.com BeautyJudy

      Thank you, Diana! Of course I count you among that important support and friendship community – I am thrilled that you are having such great success in your efforts! So happy we can encourage each other!

  • Kim

    Isnt twitter great for weight loss support. I believe its because at some time or another we all continue to struggle with our weight. My biggest issue is staying motivated. I have an exercise partner that is not motivated and very sometimey. I go with out him, I work out longer, I eat out with him, but only split my meal in to. Half now half later. I ask myself how much longer am I going to have to workout, if I eat___.
    LOL! Im not letting anything or anyone stop me from my ultimate goal. To be around to enjoy grand children and enjoy my life. :-) See ya on Twitter

    • http://beautyjudy.com BeautyJudy

      Yes! Don’t let anyone hold you down! What’s that Matthew Wilder song…Ain’t Nothing gonna break my stride?! See you on Twitter!!!