Heading back toward healthy lifestyle

Today I got back to a complete healthy lifestyle with exercise as a regular thing and tracking my food again.

Since Wednesday I have worked out every day: yoga or spin with a little abs and body conditioning thrown in on Saturday.

And today I started tracking my food again. I didn’t weigh myself today so I am not sure how many pounds I need to lose to get back to my goal weight. I should weigh in tomorrow and will have a better idea of the road ahead.

I am tracking food on my own and don’t have all the information on the Points Plus program. So on the old points plan … with my points today I was still able to include a glass of wine with dinner tonight. Oh yea!

I have to say I had to use a lot of willpower today to stay on track with food. If I really wanted to eat something I would eat a piece of fruit, some carrots or chew on a piece of sugar-free gum. But I am proud to say I stayed on track all day.

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Determined to lose 9 pounds

Today is Day 3 of getting back to my healthy lifestyle.

I started counting points again with Weight Watchers on Monday. I am not attending meetings (probably should) or doing anything online. My years with WW gave me many of the tools I need to continue on my own.

I am trying to mix up my workouts–not so spin focused (tho. that usually means I can eat more!). Monday there were no classes at the gym (that is normally my noon spin class day) so I did a little time on the treadmill and then did a self-taught spin class on the bike. Tuesday was yoga. And today was Zumba. Tomorrow will either be spin or kickboxing.

I am determined this time to get back to my goal weight. I have to stop making excuses and lose that 9 pounds.

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Making better food choices

Today was Day 1 of getting back to maintaining a healthier way of eating/living/exercising. (And I really needed to detox after the way I have been eating lately, especially this past weekend. There was a lot of eating out, drinking, having deliciously unhealthy food. I wish I didn’t love cheese so much.)

I had oatmeal and coffee for breakfast; yogurt for a morning snack; then headed to spin on my lunch break.

After spin I was really craving a cobb salad from Soup Freaks. Before I headed over for my salad I decided to look up the nutritional information. I really wanted lentil soup and cobb salad. I decided to just go with the lentil soup and a piece of wheat bread. The lentil soup was delicious and very filing.

I did have leftover thin crust pizza for dinner. But I had enough points for that. (Yup, back to tracking my food.)

My goal is to get back to my goal weight and keep it there instead of these 5 pounds going up and down and up and down. I am trying to take this one day at a time. Because there will always be a roadblock–like a three … Continue reading