back with the program.

by Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution on April 21, 2011

in Weight Loss

Happy Friday Eve!

I am feeling considerably better today!   The (generic brand) Claritin I picked up yesterday is already making a difference.  I’m not feeling 100% better, but I’d say somewhere around 75% which is huge!  I definitely can’t take it before bed though – I woke up every 30 or 40 minutes all night long!  That got old really, really fast.  Apparently, there’s a stimulant in what I bought.  Oops!  I’ll skip tonight’s dose and pick it back up again in the morning.


I went simple this morning:  just a bowl of Kashi GoLean! Crunch with some almond milk.  I even broke out the scale and measuring cup for exact serving sizes!

weigh in.

I was really, really disappointed when I got on the scale this morning.

last weigh in: 161.4 | this week: 163.0 | change: +1.6 | overall: -70.0

This week’s gain confirmed a decision I have been contemplating for a few weeks now:  I rejoined Weight Watchers!

I was really hesitant to rejoin because I believe I developed some disordered eating habits over the course of time I previously did the program.  But, ultimately, I felt like the positives outweighed the negatives.  I know what habits I developed before, particularly an obsession with numbers – weight, clothing size, point values in my food, etc.  If I find myself turning that corner again, I know to stop.

But this morning, when I ended up right back where I started a month ago in the drive to finish off this weight loss journey and reach my goal, I knew I needed something to help me along.

I know Weight Watchers works for me.  I lost 85 pounds before following the program off and on (mostly on) for 2.5 years.  At my lowest point in my weight loss journey, I was 15 pounds lighter than I am right now at 148.0.  As much as I would love to someday reach my goal weight (133.0), if I could get back to that lowest point, I would be so happy!

It’s so much more than the number on the scale.  Don’t get me wrong, that’s motivation, for sure!  It truly is bigger than that though.  At that weight, I had more energy and I felt healthier.  I know I can get back there.

I’m at a much healthier place than I was the last time I followed the program.  Overall, I’m much more active than I was at that point, I eat less processed and more whole foods.  All of this aside, though, I am doing great at maintaining my weight, but losing it?  Not so much.

I’m still going to focus on the 5.0 pound increments as my short term goal.  Longer term:  get back to that lowest point!  And, not surprisingly, the go big or go home goal is still to reach 100.0 total pounds lost!

I signed up for three months, so I’m going to take it one week at a time and see where things go.  I’m hopeful that time will help get the ball rolling again.


I’ve got two meals counting points down for the day, many more to go over the coming weeks!  I had brought this lunch yesterday, but since I met up with my sister, I saved it for today!

I had some of the Mediterranean summer salad from a few days ago.  I think it gets even better after a few days – the flavors from the dressing really soak in!

I had some pineapple and strawberries on the side.  I love, love, love this fruit combo!  So yummy!

Let the point counting begin!

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Theresa @ This is my Hungry Face April 21, 2011 at 12:33 pm

That is awesome, Mindy. I’ve lost the majority of my weight on Weight Watchers as well, and am still a member to this day. Good luck!
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kelly rodenhouse April 21, 2011 at 12:36 pm

welcome to the club. 😉 hope you find much success – and can achieve your goals! are you doing meetings or online?


Krista @ Journey to a Healthy Berg April 21, 2011 at 3:36 pm

I did WW for a really short period of time a few years ago and then when I started going to school at Ferris I quit and gained back the weight I had lost, which was only 10 lbs since I only did it for 4 weeks. When I started losing weight for good I used WW points to keep track of all my food since I had all the books and the counting thingy and everything, but eventually I got sick of that and just switched to counting calories. I hate doing it and I really do hate being number obsessed, but it’s the only way that I can ever actually lose weight. I’m kind of over counting calories though, maybe I should switch back to points to mix things up? We’ll see. Good luck! I know you can get these last few pounds off!
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