Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Great Weight Update

If you're a dedicated reader you might remember the post I wrote about all the exciting things I'm planning on doing this year & also, where I said I was going to try really hard to lose weight because I wanted to look and feel better.

So here I am, almost a month later, updating you on my progress. Aren't you stoked? Knew it.

Well for nearly four weeks now, I've been tracking everything I eat on my Weight Watchers mobile app & I love it.

The first week was really hard & I thought there was no way I'd ever not be hungry again but now it's routine & while I'm never like stuffed full like I used to be, I'm rarely starving.

I love tracking what I eat because it's so easy to just put stuff in my mouth without thinking about it but with the app, I don't do that.

 For instance, I went to get fro-yo with Ashley last night but when we got there they were closed so we went to Kroger for ice cream instead. I picked up a package of Dibbs & ate about 10 of them before looking at the nutritional information. When I finally tracked it, I found that a serving size, 26 dibbs, would be nine points .... one third of my daily value.

So see, using the app just helps me control stupid splurges like Dibbs without even thinking about them.

I've also been really good so far this week & last week about going to classes at our health center at Butler. I'm lucky that our gym is amazing & offers great classes & I've found that group-fit classes are my thing for sure. I used to be really good at running & lifting on my own but for now, I need motivation. When I'm in a class, I have a teacher telling me what to do and I work harder than I would if I didn't. Plus, I meet my good friend there who just left our dorm to move into a sorority. Getting to see her there is great motivation too.

All this is to say, I don't think I've actually lost much weight, despite my best efforts. It's hard to say because I don't have a scale here at school, I can only weigh myself when I'm at home on the weekends sometimes.

And weekends? Are the death of me. I mean, it's not the food that ruins my diet ever its the uh ..... drinks. 

I wish I had measured myself though because I'm pretty sure I've probably lost some inches & I know I feel so much better when I'm working out and not gorging myself every night. 

And really? That's what it's all about. I know that I'm not obese or really even super over weight. I know I can run a mile if I want to on any given day & can do an advanced fitness class no problem so I'm not so worried about my number per se, but more how I feel about it.

& I feel so much better.

Not to say I'm not hoping to see my number go down, but I'm just going to keep on chugging & I'm sure it will. 

What do you think? Do you see a change?

I didn't think I looked "that bad" before I took this picture, but this is not me pushing my belly out ... just not sucking in. I was pretty embarrassed when this realization hit me.

Obviously, my justoutofbed look hasn't gotten any better so don't judge me on that one.

Also, I'm pretty sure my arms will always be huge. They're pretty muscley.



Courtney B said...

You look GREAT! I definitely see a change. But the most important part is that you FEEL better :)

K said...

You look FABULOUS! The drinks kill me too. Between the beer, wine, and hard cider I love... it makes it hard. I found that regular vodka, sprite zero, and the strawberry/watermelon Mio stuff is really good. The Sprite and Mio don't have any calories so it is only the 64ish calories from the vodka. Not too shabby!

Stacy said...

You're doing great! You look awesome!

Anonymous said...

You are doing so awesome! you go girl!! Proud of you! :)

Sarah B. said...

Keep up the good work, girl! :)

♥Jess said...

Keep it up, Ali! Losing weight & inches is HARRRRRD work. You're doing great!

The Cavallaro's said...

I LOVEEE my WW app! I joined WW in September and have lost almost 30 lbs... Keep at it, you will see results soon!!