Saturday, August 7, 2010

Weight Loss Challenge Wk 6

Not sure why I resisted Weight Watchers for so long. I'm a numbers person. I like tracking and analyzing data. I like seeing the weight tracking down a few points every week. Plus the daily food tracking. And it's kinda a game to optimize you daily points allowance. And this is the best kind of data. You  are in control of if the data trends in the right direction or not. And at the end, you are skinnier.

I'm doing really well. I steadily loose 1-2lbs a week. Most days I don't feel deprived. I think the portion control is the biggest thing WW is teaching me. A cup of this is plenty. So many oz of that is more than enough.

As I get smaller, my clothes stay the same size. I realize that this is stating the obvious but it can be really frustrating getting dressed. My go-to outfits no longer work out. Shirts and pants bunch and gape. I can't walk around like this. Kerrie at Momvs.Marathon had a similar problem a few days ago. To deal with it, she issued a challenge to her readers. "Clean out your closet! And your dresser drawers! Get rid of things that don’t fit anymore. Donate them to a homeless shelter or drop them off at a Goodwill or sell them on eBay. Whatever you want to do."

My biggest problem is my camis. I'm wearing the same post-baby, xl sized under shirts I've had for years. The issue is that I am particular about my under shirts; long but not too long, form fitting but not tight, and no shelf bra. That's a lot of requirements for a shirt. So I'm hesitant to buy more shirts until I find the right ones. But I haven't even tried to find new ones. That stops now. In the next few weeks, I'll be replacing all my worn out, over sized camis.

Do y'all do that? Hold on to clothes that don't fit or are rags because you're too lazy to find replacements?

This weeks progress:

Big Man Δ (%) MegΔ (%)
Starting wt (lbs) 258 01820
Wk 1 wt (lbs) 255 .99177 .97
Wk 2 wt (lbs)255.99176.97
Wk 3 wt (lbs)252.97 175.96
Wk 4 wt (lbs)252.97 173.95
Wk 5 wt (lbs)251.97 172.94
Wk 6 wt (lbs)?.97 170.93

Note: The big man forgot to weigh himself first thing this morning. I'll add his weight tomorrow to this post.


Teamarcia said...

Great results so far--glad WW is working for you. I agree portion control is key.

Lori said...

Great job!

Go and shop. I do a lot of consignment shopping. It's much less expensive than new clothes.

Christina said...

Great job. I actually enjoy getting hand-me-downs from other people or yardsales. I like saving the money and buy other stuff! Plus, when it is time to get rid of it, I will be more willing to part with them.

Allie said...

Wow, great job!!! WW is awesome!