As I rolled out of bed and made my way to the living room to weigh myself, I felt like I was getting ready for the first day of school. I had mixed emotions because I wasn't quite sure if I was going to the right direction. And if I wasn't going in the right direction, was I going to have to try and find another way to go? Well one thing was for certain, I was going to find out very soon. As I approached the scale, I took off my clothes, I took a deep breath, and I stepped up on the scale. I was standing on the scale for at least 5 seconds before I gathered up the courage to look down. Guess what I saw........?
I weighed in at 253.2 lbs!!! I finally broke through the 255 - 254 lb range. I actually weighed in yesterday morning at 254.4 lbs, so this means that I did something right. And boy did it feel good to look down and see the very satisfying confirmation on the scale. Now, I know a pound is a little silly to be getting excited over. But when you are stuck at a certain weight for an extended period of time, especially after getting used to losing between 1-2 lbs a week for 3 months, it can be a little frustrating trying to break through to a lower weight. Of course, being able to get back to a normal healthy eating pattern after a holiday weekend does help but finding a way to get it done is so satisfying as well.
I am extremely happy with myself for not getting discouraged and giving up. The fact that I took the time to understand what was happening and also took the steps to try and correct it, makes me even more confident that I can make it to my goals. I hope that this small but important accomplishment is a sign of more positive results to come. Tomorrow, here I come!!
With that being said, let's get to the details of the day:
Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man - 38 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)
Breakfast - 2 Eggo nutri-grain waffles with a cup of Light'n Fit yogurt and an apple with sugar = Points 5
Snacks During the Course of the Day - 6 rice cakes, 1 pear, and a serving of Baked Tostitos Scoops with a serving of mango salsa = Points 9
Early Afternoon - 1 serving of homemade Beef Stroganoff (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 9
Mid Afternoon - 1/2 serving of homemade Beef Stroganoff (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 5
Late Afternoon - 1 Boca Veggie Burger with a slice of Weight Watchers american cheese = Points 3
Dinner - 1 serving of homemade Chicken Pot Pie (Weight Watchers Recipe) and 1 reduced fat crescent roll = Points 6
Dessert - 1 Weight Watchers ice cream cone = Points 2
Total Points Eaten Today = 39 Points (1 point over my daily limit)
Today I executed the weight lifting and strength training part of my new workout routine: Incline Dumbbell Press, Seated Row, and Triceps Push Down (All three exercises were executed together as a set for 4 sets x 15 reps each); Leg Extension, Rear Delt Fly, and Stability Ball Crunches (All three exercises were executed together as a set for 4 sets x 15 reps each); and Flyes, Straight Arm Pullovers, and Stability Ball Squats (All three exercises were executed together as a set for 4 sets x 15 reps each). Tomorrow I will be doing cardio.
Day #102 - Weigh-In = 253.2 lbs
|Day #102 Weigh-In|
|Day #102 Front Shot|