Friday, September 23, 2011

I am still here.

The lack of blogging is because I havent been able to get easy access to the computer.  We had our hardwoods refinished in the bedrooms so all three rooms of stuff were in the living room.  It was not a pretty sight.  But now that its all done it was soooo worth it.  The floors look brand new.  They were pretty damaged when we bought the house so I am so impressed!  We replaced all the doors and closet doors and painted the bedrooms so it has been a very busy week to say the least. 

But here is my WW update.  I lost 7.2 lbs the first week, and that was even with my "friend" visiting!  Yaaay!  I wasnt sure I was going to like the new plan they have.  I was used to the old one I did way back in the day.   But I have embraced it with some advice from a friend.  Fruit is now free (zero points) and I found myself feeling actually guilty for eating it.  Like it was uncounted calories or something.  And I didnt want to use my 49 weekly allowance points because I felt guilty.  Well... I was talking about this on day one of my plan and my friend said something that really clicked.  She said, stop overanalyzing the plan (I am good at this) and let it work for you. She said it is medically calculated.   Follow it like they tell you to and see how you body reacts.  So,  I ate 30 ish of my allowance points last week, ran a few short runs, ate lots of fruits and veggies and apparently it worked for me :)  I told my leader about what my friend said and I bet she talks about it at a future meeting.  She was super excited about it and said the advice was excellent and asked if my friend was a psychologist.  hehe. 

On the half marathon front...  Its three weeks away and I really need to step it up.  I had several very difficult runs in the past few weeks and really struggled getting back out there.  There is the dread factor coming in which I usually dont feel while running.  So...on yesterdays run, it felt good so I made it only a 2 mile run so I could feel successful about it.  Its good but I am still struggling with getting out there today.  I know once I get out there and do a long run successfully I will be right back where I was.  Its getting there that is the struggle. 

My legs have been tired lately.  Thats has been the biggest issue when running.  I am not used to that.  Not sure what it is.  I think part of it is that I had gained 25 lbs fairly quickly.  I now have 7 of that off :) Keep on trucking.  Thats my plan.

My hubs just came home and we are going for a run.  And to leave you with a chuckle...he just asked me if I am going to bring my WALKMAN.  Haha!   I havent heard that word in ages.  And yes, I will be bringing my Ipod :)


Joy said...

Congrats on the weight loss that is awesome!! Way to go!!

Keep up the great work and stay focused!!!

Sarah from Onmyweightohappiness said...

Great job on your loss! Wish you the best of luck with this journey, no matter what don't give up on yourself, you deserve this!

Spoonful of Me said...

I personally don't do weight watchers but I follow several other bloggers that do and just wanted to let you know that fruit is only "free" when you eat it alone. If you put it in a salad or smoothie it is no longer free.

Way to go on a big loss.

Kelly said...

Fantastic WI, Jennifer! I'm glad you're back. I've missed you!

Karen said...

Yay! Good for you on the loss! I am getting excited for the marathon/half marathon! My uncle is still coming in from Arizona to run the full marathon. So I am excited to be able to see both of you! Keep up the good work!

Becca said...

Hooray!! That is a great weigh in!! Congrats! I love that your husband called it a walkman lol!