Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Reaching goal... sometime before I die

"Still haven't reached goal."

I think that's going to be my epitaph.


I started on Weight Watchers' new PointePlus plan last week. I started on Monday but my meeting wasn't until Saturday, so I was only half informed, but I gave it a try anyway.

I broke even--no loss, no gain.

I didn't eat all of my daily points. They say that'll effect your weight loss, or rather your lack thereof. So this week, I'm making it an effort to each all 29 points (or rather PointsPluses--just sounds so weird saying that like that).

So far, so good.

Saturday, we went to Disney and all we did all day long was ride the rides. There are only really 3 rides (adult rides, that is) in the park, so we spent the whole day hopping between those three rides--Thunder Mountain (the train), Spalsh Mountain (the water flume ride) and Space Mountain (the jerkiest most violent roller coaster one could ever go on).

We'd stand for about an hour then ride for 5 minutes--all... day... long.

Had a blast, though!

The best part was the activity points I got to rack up. Because I was on my feet for 12 hours straight (not counting the hour interspersed throughout the day when I was actually sitting on the rides), I racked up 40 activity points!

Woo hoo!

That really helped, because I didn't hold back while at the park. I had fried shrimp with a few fries then a hot fudge sundae and a huge bucket of popcorn.

Then Sunday wasn't much better.

But today I was back to my regular eating. Spent 29 points on my food today. I have 22 activity points left. I don't think I'll need them. Besides, I do plan on racking up a few more (hopefully several more) activity points this week. I want to start doing spin class again. It's so hard to get to, though, because it starts at 6pm and I get off work at 5:30 so I have to RUN straight from work to the gym and still have time to get changed before all the bikes are taken.

I have to say, though, that I'm not crazy about eating 29 points each day. I mean, heck, when I first started Weight Watchers almost 4 years ago, I was 100 pounds heavier and I had 34 points a day. It just seems like a huge step backwards for me. But I realize that the food carries more points than it used to with the old Points system. It still feels like I'm eating too much, though.

But being as I broke even last week, and did not each all 29 points each day, I'm trying to eat the 29 points each day and hopefully lose this week.

Sounds like such a weird strategy. But I'm willing to try ANYTHING at this point.

I just want to reach goal.

...in this lifetime!