Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Holiday Hoedown Check-In: Week Four

It's been a rough week for me as far as fitness and weight loss are concerned. I'm very happy to report that I lost 1.4 pounds but I'm not sure I deserved it. Since I did lose it though I have to give most of the credit to the Weight Watchers new PointsPlus program. I have so enjoyed my clementines and bananas and grapes and those are the tools that get me through until the next meal.

I know I could have done even better but I was sick for a good part of the week and when I'm sick I delude myself into believing that tasty, fatty foods will comfort me.

Now my overall assessment is that I can eat a pretty fair amount of food as long as it's the right food. I snack on pretzels at night and still limit myself to one 100 calorie cake pack.

I'm stoked that because of this challenge, I'll go into the holiday week a little lighter than I would have. By now the gain would have started because the baking has started. I'll admit I overindulged on the first batch of cookies that I made but then I forced myself to reign in my temptation and mail far more cookies to Iraq than Iraq could probably eat in a month.

I wish I could say that I exercised more but with my sinus infection and bronchitis beginning, I've kind of had a setback exercise wise. I at least hope to do some shredding everyday this coming week and maybe even give the EA Sports Active 2 a try.

I think I'll set my sights on a drop into the next lower decade. If I can do that, I'll have a lot more holiday spirit than I do now - and I already feel pretty jolly. Ho Ho Ho


  1. good job on the loss, dispite not feeling well. hopefully you're sinus infection will clear up and you can get back to Christmas as usual.

  2. You are doing great Mary. You make me proud to be on the same team with you. I know I lost this week, I just don't know how much. I explained in an email. We'll just have to see what happens tomorrow. I hope it's good!

  3. I'm sorry you've been sick, but good job on the loss, Mama H!

  4. I think you're doing great, being sick just makes it so hard. Just think of the benefits of all the fruit you are eating, I don't remember you ever being a big fruit eater, so that is such a big bonus! Way to go!!


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