I have been trying for a very long time to get over that 15-pound mark. It’s a number I have NEVER gotten to any of the times I have tried Weight Watchers. NEVER.
Until last night.
I was nervous as I stepped on the scale, because I’ve been in this situation before. Well, I’ve been in this situation every week since New Years. I think I’ve lost weight. I feel like I’ve lost weight. But the scale decides to be finicky, and I end up losing nothing. Or worse, I’ve gained weight.
Again, that was until last night.
I wound up with a 2.6 pound weight loss last night, giving me an overall weight loss of 16.2 pounds.
It’s an incredible feeling, and what a damn relief!
I sat and thought about it last night; all the things I could contribute my success to this past week. I am not sure if it was any one thing in particular, but probably a good combination of a few things:
- I changed up my activity this week. I tried things I hadn’t tried before. Instead of spending so much time just walking, I chose activities that would work up a sweat (kickboxing, step classes, Tabata) and actually cause my heart rate to go up.
- One of my blog friends from Texas, Belinda, left me a comment last week challenging me to try adding more protein to my food intake. I decided to give it a try, and Friday night bought the protein shakes she recommended. I have had one shake for breakfast (with some fruit) every day since.
- I did a better job of tracking, and also of measuring my portion sizes better.
- Bottom line, I stepped out of my comfort zone.
If you are interested, you can check out my progress on my Fitness page. I’ve got lots of mini-goals I’m working towards! Also, be watching for my review of the protein shakes I’ve been using.