Sunday, October 01, 2006

Oh Yeah, I've Lost 8 Pounds!

Did I mention that after going to certain big-name weight loss center I've lost 8 pounds? Yep, I'm feeling really good so far. I'm eating smaller portions. Very little salt. Lean meats. Vegetables. A couple of fruits a day. There are strict rules.

Like Elysbeth pointed out, though, the reason it's expensive is that you pay in advance for all your weeks of weight loss, stabilization and maintenance. This is added motivation for me to keep coming back and sticking to the program. Since I've paid for a whole year in advance, and have 3X weekly check-ins, it's pretty hard to "cheat". And I'm really motiviated to make this plan work.

I really need the 3 X per week weigh-in/check in with the counselor. It keeps me accountable.

Next comes exercise. I have started walking some on my lunch break but need to do lots more and want some toning exercises as well. I signed up for HOT YOGA at the community center the other day. It starts the second week of October and it's one a week. You work out for 90 minutes - 90 HOT minutes!!! We'll see how that goes.

In the meantime, I'm really happy I'm finally doing something to make me feel more in control of something - my weight if nothing else.



Laura said...

Good for you on everything! Losing weight is tough and you're doing it anyway, how very cool. :)

The 'evil' of clutter concept is spot on. There'd been a lot of saving stuff because of the memories, and I thought, do I really want to hang on to the bad ones?

I'm really not happy I missed you on Saturday! We were ships passing in the night. We'll have to find a wool event to attend at the same time, your schedule permitting. :)

Maenwyn said...

Congrats. I know how much work is involved in loosing weight.

I hope we will see you next Saturday, we've missed you.

Jeanne said...

Congratulations! I'm also on a diet so I know how difficult it can be...way to go!

ChelleC said...

Well thanks for the encouragement, everyone! Yes being on a diet is challenging, but so far, I'm really motivated.

I'm prepared for the second week's loss to be not quite as eventful as the first. I typically lose weight very slowly, even when I stick with a plan. So I'll probably be lucky to lose 2 pounds this week - but I'm sticking to the plan. The frequent check-ins will really help, so I'm paying for the extra attention and accountability.

ChelleC said...

Correction: I most 0 pounds this week - stayed exactly the same, but that's okay. I had a huge loss last week and at least I didn't gain any of it back this week.