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Weigh-in Wednesday – The Perfect Storm

It’s check in time…again.

I must say that since the end of August I’ve been keeping up with my elliptical and I started adding in some free weight routines. Things were going well. I’d dropped 10 pounds…

And then the perfect storm hit last week…

What was that you ask?

It was the combination of Thanksgiving, an early Christmas (with the whole family around all week and eating out…a lot!) and a pressing book deadline. Yikes!

The diet and exercise took a hike for the week. And I didn’t beat myself up over it. There’s only so much I can do. So instead I enjoyed myself—guilt free.

And what am I doing this week?

Staying away from the scale. I’ll catch up with it next week. I don’t want to be defeated when I’ve just climbed back on the Weight Watcher’s wagon.

I’m also getting back to my daily exercise and sorting out the goodies in the fridge so I can be good on my diet.

And how about you? How do you handle big family events/holidays?

Weigh-in Wednesday: Slow and Steady

Hi. I'm checking in.

And I have news. :-)

Since I climbed back on the weight loss wagon on Aug 25th, I've lost 8.5 pounds. I know it's not a ton. I've never been one of those people who can drop large amounts in a short amount of time. Boy, I wish. Wouldn't that be awesome???

But my weight loss is steady and it's going down so that makes me happy.

So what am I doing?

It's a combo of Weight Watcher's, my new elliptical and Lean Cuisine. I can't do fad diets. I need something that is real and something I can live with. These three things are doable for me. That's the trick I think, finding what works for you.

So what works for you???

Weigh-in Wednesday - Keeping Up...

Hi. It's that time of the week again...time to check in. I missed last week because I had two book deadlines and they had to be my priority. But anyway I'm here with some good news. Yay!

Now that I'm getting back on track, I've lost six pounds. Not a lot but it's steady and as long as it keeps up, I'm happy. :-)

I've been doing my elliptical on a regular basis combined with Weight Watchers. I love that fruit and vegetables are free on WW. But some of the other point values do have me scratching my head. Like my little bowl of yogurt and granola is 7 points. Seems like a lot for such little. But I'm not giving it up. I love it and it keeps me from getting hungry when I'm exercising. So to my way of thinking it's worth the points.

Now I know I owe you some recipes I will make a point of getting one posted next week. This is the time of the year when I tend to come up with more recipes. So keep an eye out for them.

So who out there is getting in shape? Are you following any specific exercise or diet plan?

Weigh-in Wednesday - Back on Track...

Hi. I know it has been eons since I put up a Wednesday Weigh-in post. I wish I had a really good excuse, but I don't. I let life get in the way and distract me. :-(

But this summer I got something totally cool and I hope it'll help get me back on track...

It's a Nordic-track elliptical and I LOVE it. :-)

The weather in this neck of the woods changes to much for me from soaring heat and humidity to icy cold. So this way I don't have any excuses. ;-)

This morning I went walking/jogging in Central Park. How cool is that? It has a bunch of programs that I have yet to explore, but trust me I will.

I hope this is the first of many Weigh-in Wednesday updates. Fingers crossed. And I have a bunch of recipes to share with you on Recipe Roundup. So keep an eye out for those.

Now it's your turn. How's your fitness coming along? Any good tips to share?