Yesterday was an okay day. I know that it takes me a few days to get back in the swing of WW, so I go easy on myself. Yesterday there was no cake, but I forgot to take advantage of fruit and vegetables to help fill me up. Still, I ended the day having eaten 35 points and earned 7, and that’s not bad at all. I’m already doing better today, so hooray. It is blustery and disgusting outside, but my daughter and I have a new stroller to try out (the Britax B-Agile, in red) so I think I’ll put her in her snowsuit and we’ll take a walk anyway. She keeps getting in it and crowing “fancy walk! Fancy walk!”
Tomorrow is grocery shopping day. I think I’ll do regular Wednesday posts about that. My list is mostly vegetables, fresh frozen and canned.
My husband recently had a health scare and had his blood pressure taken for the first time in two years, and it is getting high again, so he’s on board with whatever healthy eating plan I’m on board with. Five years ago he started to run and lost fifty pounds (!!!). He gained some back after we got married, then some more while I was pregnant. His weight is down a little bit since then, but he’s still twenty-five pounds heavier than his lightest weight and, like I said, he worries about his blood pressure–and cholesterol.
He lost most of the weight by running 5K three times a week and eating a boring diet. He would have a couple of lattes for breakfast, a turkey sandwich for lunch, and chickpea curry with rice for dinner… almost every day. Sometimes he’d skip lunch. He lost about half of that weight just before we met and about half in the following year, leading up to our wedding. In our early months together, during the winter, we would meet at the gym after work every day and do the weights circuit then forty minutes on elliptical machines. How romantic ❤
I’ve never lost more than ten pounds during a weight loss campaign. I did it once when I was nineteen years old by spending an hour a day on the elliptical machine, eating small breakfasts and small lunches, and Indian curries for dinner (there’s those curries again, hmm). I lost the ten pounds very quickly, in less than three weeks. I went from 170 to 160.
The second time I lost ten pounds was my first go at Weight Watchers. I was twenty six years old then, and went from 180 to 170 in twelve weeks using the old Core plan, which allowed unlimited eating from a list of certain foods. At the end of that twelve weeks I was about to move states, buy a house, and start a new job… so I lost my focus and gained about five pounds back. I held steady at 175 until after I was married, then slowly creeped up to the low 180s.
I’m not counting the weight loss that followed pregnancy, because most of that isn’t to my credit. I weighed 238 the day I went into labor and 238 the day we brought our daughter home from the hospital (that’s what four liters of IV fluid will do for you). I plunged to 215 at two weeks postpartum, and was at 211 six weeks postpartum when I gave up pumping. Since then I’ve had several small weight loss campaigns, including Weight Watchers and Slimming World. I’ve lost about five pounds each time and been as low as 191 pounds. This morning I was again 198… still hoping that the end of the week will drop to 195 because of vegetables and water and stuff. You know what I mean.