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Fabulous Fall Weigh-In: JC Week 2

Posted Sep 29 2012 12:00am

Autumn has arrived! Which means that life is back to normal – school’s in, my schedule is busy, and obligations abound. But I won’t use those as excuses to slack on my goals. The great thing about fall is that the weather is cooler and there are no holidays or other social commitments to derail me from strictly adhering to my food and workout plan. I’m determined that fall 2012 will be when I achieve my pre-surgery weight loss goal. Since weekday mornings are hectic, I’m moving my weigh-in day to Saturday. Saturday mornings I go to Zumba, so I’m already focused on health and fitness; it’s the perfect day to weigh in. Plus, Saturday weigh-ins will keep me accountable through the weekend. Throughout the fall, I’ll be giving Saturday progress updates called Fabulous Fall Weigh-Ins.

Week 2 on Jenny was busy! I was swamped at work – Dean for the Day on Monday, at work 12 hours Tuesday and Thursday, and hectic Wednesday and Friday. It’s a week like this past one that would have sent me reeling, but luckily having the Jenny Craig food came in really handy. I loved not having to think about what I was going to make and eat. The organization is built in, which is huge for me; it helped me feel in control and allowed me to make good choices. I absolutely feel that I’ve turned a corner in this battle of the bulge, and I’m finally feeling like I have the upper hand. I stayed 100% on program through a wild week, and I’m extremely proud of myself for that.

That’s great, Bella, but what were the results on the scale?!!

This morning I weighed in at 303.2, which is a loss of 1 lb this week. Which means I have 22 pounds to go to reach the pre-surgery requirement. Each day this past week I was watching the scale, seeing the same weight each day (down to the ounce), which was slightly frustrating because I was following the meal plan perfectly. Then on Thursday I had a tiny breakthrough, which was thrilling. I’ve lost small increments each day since then. I didn’t expect a huge loss this week, especially considering I lost 9.6 lbs last week and I didn’t get many workouts in. I’m really proud of my two-week total of 10.6 pounds lost. That’s a great number!

{I’m really glad that I’m weighing in at home and going by that number. Last week my JC consultant obviously didn’t record my weight correctly, because she said that I’d lost 3.6 lbs this week, yet their scale had me at around the same number I saw on my own scale this morning. (I always weigh 1-2 lbs more at JC because I’m wearing clothes). Overall the weight loss is more or less the same over these past two weeks, but I like a bit more accuracy in each week’s numbers}.

Last week I gave myself the goal of drinking 100 oz of water each day. With my hectic schedule, it just wasn’t possible. I did it both days of the weekend, but then just consumed 64 oz the rest of the day. I’m glad I got the 8 glasses in each day, which was no small feat in a week this nuts. The other problem area this week was the fact that I didn’t really workout. Monday I walked for hours as Dean, so that counted as my workout, but it wasn’t until today that I got another workout in. I need to change that this week, beginning today.

I also have a TON of grading to get done by 8am on Monday, so that’s going to be the main focus for my weekend. It’s supposed to be really hot tomorrow and Monday, so my plan is to take a break from the essays and go for a nice swim. Plus, grading poolside makes it much more palatable.

As for the rest of this week, I should have no obstacles in my path to working out at least 45 minutes each day. I foresee elliptical 5Ks, Zumba DVD/classes, OnDemand kickboxing, and maybe another swim or two in the workout mix this week. Hold me to it!

Until next Saturday, my friends. I hope the scale treats you well, and that you have a wonderful week!

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