Wednesday Weigh-In #3: The Morning After

Wednesday Weigh-In / Wednesday, February 5th, 2014


Week 3 Weigh-In: -1

Total Pounds Lost: 6

Last night was The Biggest Loser finale, which wound up being way more controversial than expected, but it got me thinking about how they celebrate accomplishments on weight-loss reality shows. With makeovers! And stays at exotic spas. And trips to Paris or Machu Picchu!

Oh, and letters (or videos) from home. It’s not all big-budget stuff.

Could you set up something similar (but way cheaper) for yourself? Or with a partner?

Non-food rewards. I’m on this.

What Worked Last Week:  

  • Signing up for Olivia and Hannah’s DietBet 4. Yep, the sisters who killed it on Biggest Loser season 11 are hosting their own DietBet, where you put $25 in the pot and you have four week to lose 4% of your starting weight. Whoever hits the goal splits the pot, which is $35,750 at the moment.
  • The 10-Minute Workout Promise. I’m definitely ready to do more, so my evil habit-building plan is working.
  • Keeping a Gratitude Journal. It really does help me hang on to the mindset that good things are happening all the time. I’ve started and stopped this type of journal before, mainly because I’d get lazy and start writing the same things over and over again, so I’m going out of my way to appreciate the weird stuff. Like finding the deodorant under our bed that I’d lost last summer! YES!

Wee Tiny Baby Steps for This Week:

  1. Simple Start! OK, did I NOT rock the Weight Watchers Simple Start last week. When I got to the grocery, it was packed with people stocking up for the Super Bowl, and I ran away like someone had lit me on fire. So I’m kicking it off tomorrow morning. (Simple Start is basically eating clean, with seven daily points for “indulgences.” Like a limited amount of ice cream, chocolate, wine or my personal favorite: full-fat cheese. I don’t trust any cheese that doesn’t melt.)
  2. Exercise for 10 minutes, twice a day. When I was the fittest I’ve ever been, I was working out for 90 minutes a day, split into two 45-minute sessions, so that’s what I’m working toward.
  3. Put together a list of ways to celebrate (that don’t involve food). My Weight Watchers leader gave us this assignment for the week, and it’s hard! As soon as I think about a holiday (hello, Valentine’s) or party, I’m thinking about food, so this will be a good assignment. If you have suggestions, please holla!

 How’d you do this week? You know I’m ready to cheer that ass on.