Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies are delicious, which in my case is a bad thing. Last week, I got the Girl Scout Cookies I ordered. Needless to say, I gained a little bit of weight this week. I’m thinking the Girl Scout Cookies added to that. The good news is these cookies only come once a year. It’s more important to remember you can eat the things you want than to stress over a little weight gain. It’s the progress over time not just one week that matter.

So, I’m okay with gaining a little this week. I’m trying to do better this week. Activity is a key for me too. I wasn’t able to be as active as I wanted last week. No time for treadmill added to the gain as well. I’ve already done better this week. I’m hoping to keep it up. 

No Change

This week I didn’t lose any weight. On the plus side, I didn’t gain any weight either. I weighed the same this Monday as I did last Monday. The fact that I weigh the same, but did good with my eating shows me that being active helps me to feel better and to  lose weight. The end of last week, I still didn’t feel good and didn’t get on the treadmill or anything. I’m hoping to be more active this week and to lose something. Well to lose weight, not my mind. 

Still Losing = Me Happy

I lost 1.4 pounds in the last week. I’m pleased with my progress. Over the weekend, I didn’t feel well so I was less active. I’m just happy I’m still losing weight each week and my jeans fit better than they did two weeks ago.

It’s amazing how little changes can make a difference. If I could do better on the days I work, I would probably be losing more weight per week. However, I’m good with my progress. 

I can tell a difference when I exercise too. I’ve started with walking on the treadmill. On the days I get on the treadmill, I feel better and sleep better.

Weight Watchers and Me

I’ve lost weight on Weight Watchers in the past. Over the holidays, I noticed my jeans have gotten a little bit tighter. It might have been from all the Cherry Chocolate Cookies I baked. Anyhoodles, I knew I need to do something because frankly I don’t want to spend money on new jeans. I would much rather spend that money on books.

Last Monday, I started over on Weight Watchers. I’m happy to report I lost 2.2 pounds in the last week. I must confess I didn’t stay in my points range everyday, but I definitely ate better than when I wasn’t following a plan. My day job makes it difficult to eat right on the days I work. I’m trying to get better with what I eat those days. It ain’t easy.

The Weight Watchers app for my iPhone and iPad helped me to keep track of my points. Also, I’ve tried the new Weight Watchers Scanner app that will scan the barcode number on many products and tell me the Points Plus values, which has been very convenient for me. These apps make it much easier to stay on track. 
I’ve also discovered that having fresh fruits and vegetables in the house help me to not feel hungry because I can eat all of them I want. They have 0 Points Plus values. Plus, all the added nutrients from them. I do feel better when I eat better.
Last week, I managed to get on the treadmill three times. I would like to do more. Gradually, I plan to increase the amount of exercise each week. 
I bought a book as my reward at the end of the week. I told myself if I could put in my points everyday (no matter how much over I went) and exercised at least three times, I could buy a book. The book was Sweet Stuff by Donna Kauffman. I wanted the book and liked that it is part of her Cupcake Club series. 
These days so many of us are trying to lose some weight. I’ll will try to post every week about my progress and what has worked for me. These posts will help me to be accountable. Life gets busy and it’s far to easy to tell yourself that one treat or splurge on food will be fine this one time. Often that’s what starts my eating to go towards the foods that aren’t good for me. 
I don’t look at what I’m doing as a diet. I view it as a different way of eating. I can still have the things I want to eat. Now, I am more aware of the foods that make my jeans too tight and have it in moderation. 
What ways do you lose weight or maintain the weight you want?