Sunday, February 15, 2009

Stepping It Up

After 3 weeks of following the Weight Watchers Online plan strictly, I am finally back to my pre-WW weight. So 3 weeks of WW and $75 and I am back where I started. I have painstakingly tracked and weighed every morsel of food before I put it in my mouth and followed the plan to a tee but I didn't lose any weight.

I am not giving up on WW just yet, mostly because I paid for 3 months, but I think I just need to put some more thought into my approach. I had hoped that if I blindly followed the plan I would be ok, but I guess it doesn't work for everyone. My body hates carbs and as long as I continue to incorporate them in my diet, I won't lose weight. So this week my challenge is to cut down the carbs. Sigh. God I love carbs.

The worst part about cutting carbs is that it requires me to put a lot more time and effort into food planning and I just don't feel like I have much extra time at the moment. A typical day for me is as follows:

6.00 am- Get out of bed and get ready for work
6.30 am- Leave for work
7.30 am- Arrive at work
7.30 am - Work
5.30 pm- Go home
6.30 pm- Arrive home
6.30 pm - Prepare and eat dinner
7.30 pm- Relax, watch TV, talk on phone, email friends, pay bills
8.30 pm- Shower, wash, blow dry and straighten my hair
9.00 pm- Check work emails on UK time/UK teleconference
10.00 pm- Organise lunch for work, iron clothes for work, pack dishwasher, tidy up
10.30 pm- Go to bed

You may also notice there is no exercise in that schedule. I know, I know, I have to make time for exercise. As of today my one hour of free time, from 7.30-8.30 pm will be exercise time. It doesn't exactly thrill me, but it has to be done if I want to get healthy. Let's hope this extra effort will start to give me some results.

11 comments:

  1. Wow, you spend an hour each way travelling to work... that would drive me bonkers.

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  2. You are one busy person. I love carbs as well...couldn't live without them.

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  3. tomorrow is day one again for me i cant wait to get rid of this weight ive managed to put on!!!

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  4. ON WW, you have to have so many veggies, oils, liquids and whole grains...you gotta have variety.

    I know what you mean, when I first started, I only ate WW cookies!

    And yes, you have to exercise! Start small about 20 min a day then build up. You Can Do It!

    I'm almost at 60 pounds! This thing does work!

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  5. How odd that WW doesn't work for you, maybe you have insulin resistance or something. Or maybe it just takes a while for the scale to get moving? I know WW let me play too much with the points and I ended up eating all my points in stupid stuff :-/
    Good luck anyways, I hope you find something that works for you!

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  6. I never ever followed WW's to the tee... you need to track what you eat and what suits you..... and yes, you do need to incorporate exercise into your day! How about getting an exercycle and watch tv, do phone calls etc while sitting on it..... and cycling too!!! lol

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  7. Is there any way you can watch TV while you exercise? I think it's great that you're dedicated to getting exercise in, but I worry that if you're giving up your one hour of down-time to do it that 1)You'll go nuts, and 2)You'll find it incredibly hard to stick to.

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  8. Hang on ..... You wash, blowdry and straighten your hair before you go to bed? Why?? *lol* Wouldn't it mess up and you'll have to do it again in the morning .....?? (note to self ... Tully's weird) *lol*
    I don't have time for exercise either ... I am planning on doing 30 mins during TBL again. I think that works for me.
    It may be frustrating to be back to where you were but it could be worse .... you could be heavier??

    xoxox

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  9. I know the feeling of not having enough time... that's my life, right there :)

    One thing that maybe might help cut down on time preparing food- can you prepare lunch for the next day while you're making dinner? If you're already cutting htings up, you might as well cut up a few more things :)

    Can you fit in exercise at lunch time? I know you work crazy hard, but if you do take time out for lunch, you could use it for exercise, then eat at your desk?

    Good luck dedicating that hour to exercise- just don't burn out!

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  10. I hit a real slump following WW, too much lee-way for me. Like you too many carbs are not good. I've cut them back, drastically and the weight is starting to move.

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Awww thanks so much for the comment!