Friday, June 5, 2009

40 sticks of butter-GONE

Did you know that 4 sticks of butter is equal to 1 pound of fat? I blogged about Weight Watchers' visual aids almost 2 years ago, and here I am still fighting the good battle against my fat cells.

I have lost 10 lbs. TEN POUNDS!! I am ecstatic and really feeling great about myself right now. It took me 6 weeks to lose that amount of weight, but one thing I have learned about losing weight, is that slow and steady ALWAYS wins the race. You can't expect to lose the weight as fast as you were able to put it on. It just doesn't work that way, and in order for you to lose it and keep it off, a weekly loss of 1-2 pounds is how it needs to go.

One area that I really need to work on is exercise. I am a lazy fatty on most days, and after tucking Charlie in, the last thing I want to do is go and work out. I have never been a morning person, so working out in the morning has never seemed like a viable option. I have come to the realization though, that if I am going to dedicate myself to this plan once and for all, I need to make more than just food sacrifices. This might mean that I need to set the alarm a bit earlier and really make an effort to work out. So, for the next 10 pounds, my goal is to work out at least 3 times a week until that 10 lbs is shed.

Speaking of goals, I wanted to address them real quick. I have found that with Weight Watchers, it is so important to set mini-goals for yourself. Whether it be an exercise goal, a goal in regards to your eating habits, or a weight loss goal. Each mini-goal being accomplished seems to continue the momentum for me. They really push me to the next level. Reward yourself when you accomplish them, too. A pedicure, a night out for a splurge meal, or those sandals that you have been eyeing for months. Treat yourself in this process!! It will keep you going.
If you are having a tough time with weight loss motivation, I am a huge believer in setting mini-goals for yourself before you start setting the big ones. Each mini-goal will eventually lead you to the big one!

And always remember....slow and steady wins the race!!

12 comments:

Heather said...

congrats on the 10 lbs!!! Way to go!

Christina said...

Ahh. thanks for reminding me. slow and steady slow and steady slow and steady. Good for you!!! I also am the one that has come to the realization that I have to get up early in order to squeeze in exercise. Now, I just need to get over my fear of being alone in a cemetary at 5 in the morning and I'll be fine...

Manda V. said...

HI! I just came across your blog randomly! and I too started weight watchers 2 weeks ago and have lost 4 pounds! congrats on your weight loss!! and you are so right with the mini goals, they boost my confidance and see so much more attainable!

Amanda said...

Congrats!!!!

annenahm said...

Great job!

Steph said...

Congratulations Em!!

Elizabeth said...

Way to go, Em! I noticed you looked thinner at Mary's party. Keep it up. Proud of you. Believe me, I know how hard it is.

The Loucks Family said...

CONGRATS! That is a huge accomplishment!

The Bozo's: said...

Congrats on your 10 lbs!! That's awesome :-) I love reading Parenting magazine - they always have tips for exercising with your baby! Do some push up kisses, lifts with the baby, lunges when you take him for a walk, etc. And later, when Charlie is older you can go to the park and do pull ups on the monkey bars! That way you don't have to sacrifice your time with him and you can get a workout in! Good luck on your next 10 lbs!!

Kerri said...

Congrats on your 10 lbs! Let me know if the morning work out thing ends up panning out for you. I have tried it in the past, and I can't do it. My blood sugar must be too low, I about pass out every time. I'd love to find a way to make it work since my evenings are busy, so keep me posted!

Yo Mama said...

10 pounds! Yay Em!!!! I am down 4 just by cutting back on HFCS so you are winning!

I was thinking of joining 24-Hour Fitness so I could go work out after the boys are in bed (DH would be home with him) so I wouldn't feel so exposed and self-conscious. Costco has this deal right now: 24 months for $299. Makes it $12.50/mo. I can be your work-out accountability buddy, lol. I'm a real hardass. ;-)

Leigh said...

Congratulations! That's an awesome accomplishment, Em. (And you just inspired me to get my butt back on the elliptical.)