16 September 2008

Tell All Tuesday - Week 23

Today in our WW meeting we talked about negative self talk and how damaging it can be, so, with that in mind, I will focus on the positive!

First, last week I earned 77 activity points at the gym! Yes, that is right! I did 8 hours of intense cardio, 2 hours of weight lifting classes, and lots and lots of stretching along with some yoga! (I have created my own Biggest Loser ranch at HOME!) I am having so much fun watching my body shape change and making friends at the gym that I don't even notice all of the WORK! (for the grandmas....the kids were not in the childcare 10+ hours last week, some of those classes were before they woke up and some were after they went to bed so they didn't even know I was gone!)

Second, I journaled my food every. single. day! I stayed within my points AND didn't even use my extra flex points for the week. Although given all of the activity, I think I may eat just a little more this week and see what happens. I am going to adjust my points from "sitting most of the time" to "spends most of the time standing/walking". I think I am no longer a sedentary person! (can I get an AMEN) I have finally become an "active" person! YEAH!

Okay, so now back to why the POSITIVE self talk lesson was great for me today! I was up 1.2 pounds. Yes, UP. I know why. I increased my weights at my weight lifting class on Sunday due to much encouragement from the trainer. The first thing I thought was, great, I know I will be sore and up at my weigh in on Tuesday. But the real truth is, I want to change my shape more than I want to see a smaller number each week. I know next week will be another big number down on the scale. I have lost almost 8 lbs in the past 6 weeks so I am well on my way to being successful with my 20 lbs in 20 weigh ins goal! I will be HOTter for the Holidays (thanks Kami)!



Natalie said...

Wow! You're an exercise machine!!!!! Good job!

Unknown said...

Wow...that is a LOT of exercise. Good for you!

I found that it made sense for me to change my points from mostly sitting to mostly standing at about the halfway point too. Funny how that works.

Anonymous said...

77 activity points?! You're kidding! That is amazing!

You are gonna be a supermodel by the time you're done!! :-D

Unknown said...

being that active is IMPRESSIVE...and inspirational! GREAT JOB!

Kamis Khlopchyk said...

I am filled with joy for you girl, you have not just lost weight, you have changed your lifestyle. THAT is so amazing and something that so many people struggle with. You waltzed right through the struggling are on the side of success.

And changing your shape is the key, your weight is irrelevant if you are fit and healthy. And you are now and are getting more and more so every day.

Can't wait to see those after pictures at the end of the 20!

Keep getting hotter my friend, you and your hubby will reap the rewards ;-)