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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

WW Wednesday

Yes, it's that time again.  Good ole Wednesday, the day of the week I check-in at WW and then start over in my weight loss jooourney.

Was I perfect all last week? No.
Did I make healthy choices choices that I would not be embarrassed by? No.

But did I start "tracking" again and get back on plan? Yes.
Did I get a lot of activity in?  Yes.
Do my clothes fit better now? Yes.
Did I salvage my week and have a loss at the scale after all?  YES.

Lesson learned: Unlike Vegas, what you eat on vacation does not STAY on vacation.  I know I had a loss this week, but I think I'm finally breaking through to the woman tween inside me that wants to say "Woohoo!  We're at the beach!  Let's have ice cream and eat 'fun' food all weekend!"

YOU ARE TOO OLD FOR THAT, CAYCE!  You have the (minimal) gray hair and babysitter-who-doesn't-know-who-Weezer-is to prove it!

Moving forward: This should be an interesting two weeks.  My regular Wednesday meeting is cancelled for the 4th next week, so I can either attend a different meeting or skip it altogether.
On top of that,  I snatched up the "Magic Tracker"at WW today.  What's that?  I'll tell you.
See, I "track" online but a lot of people do it old-school on paper.  They use a little spiral notebook that you write your food choices and point values, activities and points, and some other stuff.  ( I don't want to get in trouble here for sharing proprietary WW info.)
We have a notebook, or "tracker" as we call it, that our group passes around and shares.  You have it for a week, it helps hold you accountable that week, and then you pass it along.  Almost everyone has a nice loss at the end of that week, obviously because they know other people will see their choices.
It's voluntary and we don't even write our names on our pages, but it is nice to see what is working/not working for other people.  (Who knows, if I get gutsy I might do it on here some time.)

I'm always scared of the thing, folks.  FOR. REAL.

But I knew I wanted to jump start my tracking again, so when they asked who wanted the "Magic Tracker" this week, I shot my arm in the air so fast you would think they were offering up free chocolate for life.

I got it -- and an extra week I hadn't bargained for because of the upcoming holiday!

Oh yeah.  This is going to be interesting good.  I'm feeling hopeful.  This is going to be good!

P.S.  Wow, I marked through a lot of words this week.  Sorry if you found it annoying.

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