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There's Good News and There's Bad News

By Advsinwtloss @advsinwtloss
So the blog is back to "normal" or at least as normal as it's going to be. I've removed some things but for the most part it's the same blog. I have have mixed emotions about having my blog back. I have good news and bad news.

There's good news and there's bad news

Me in New York City April 14, 2012
in front of a Deli I went to many times when I was a child.

First, the good news. The good news is that I walked for three hours on Saturday in New York City. We walked from Battery Park up Broadway and over to Water Street. It's a three mile walk taking the direct route. My feet didn't hurt, I didn't get winded, I didn't sit down that much and for that long. There is no way that would have been possible two years ago. You're lucky if I could have walked for thirty minutes. I'm sure I would have complained and been huffing and puffing and needed to sit down a lot for a while. If I had walked at the same pace on saturday two years ago I wouldn't have been able to keep it up for long.
The bad news is that I've gained weight. I haven't lost since the Open House/Grand Opening I spoke at on March 10th. Now, I'm not talking I retained some water and I gained less than a pound. Since March 10th I have gained 2 pounds. Before now I had never gained more than .6 pounds. I gained 1.2 one meeting and 1 my last meeting.
I really need to buckle down. I spoke to my leader and she really gave me a talking to and I am pretty sure I know what I need to do.
  1.  I need to stop making exceptions. For example, my mother was down in March to see me because she was on her way to NYC to go on a cruise and I went off my points the weekend before she went on the cruise because "It's St Patrick's Day". I went over points the weekend when she came back from her cruise because "We are celebrating" and "I don't weigh in 'til next week". I knowingly went over points probably four times in a month. The most I went over points was nine a week.
  2. Exercise more. My job now is much more sedentary than my last job was so I need to exercise more
  3. Eat more fruit and vegetables. Yes, I mentioned that a while ago, but I need to eat MORE of them. It will fill me up and leave room so that I can have more points to eat more without going over points
  4.  Watch my portions. Lately I've been taking my husband's word for my portions. We eat out a lot and I consult him about estimating my portions. I just realized how crazy that is because he's not on WW and he still eats more than I did at my highest weight so he obviously has portion issues. He also doesn't have an up close and personal relationship with what I eat. I know best!
  5. Go to meetings every week instead of every other week. I need the support now more than ever.

So, I will keep you all up to date. I will report after next week's weigh in!

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