Friday, January 29, 2010

Biggest Loser Fridays

Welcome to the second week of Biggest Loser Fridays!


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This week was AMAZING! I lost 3 pounds!! That brings my grand total to -3.5 lbs.

And you know what? I worked for it. I've been at the gym 4 times this week sweating my booty off in classes and on the elliptical (jamming to Glee I might add). I've also been following WW to the letter. I'm in the zone people. I can feel it. This is finally my time.

Tips from this week:
  • I learned from previous WW meetings that it is a good idea to track your fiber and protein and make sure you are eating enough each day. This has helped me in the past so I try to eat at least 30 grams of fiber and 50 grams of protein a day.
  • I also make sure to get at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies, 2 servings of dairy, and 64 oz. of water each day.
Topics for discussion:
  • Flex and activity points. What to do with those litter boogers? The last time I was in WW I freaked about eating more than my regular daily points and just flat out didn't. You know what happened? Week 1 : maintain. Week 2: gain! Oh I was livid. But you know what my leader told me? I wasn't eating enough. So I slowly started eating a little bit more on days I worked out. My current plan is adding 3 points to days where I feel like I got a really great workout in at the gym. So far, so good
  • This does change, however, if I have a splurge day. Say I go out to dinner and eat everything on the table but my napkin? No more extra points on those workout days for me that week. I figure I've clearly used up all of those extra points in one meal!
How do you ladies use those extra points? I know many people who eat all of their flex points and all of their activity points every week and still lose weight...so I'm just curious what works for you!

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

18 comments:

Heather said...

Congrats, 3 lbs is awesome!

Lucy Marie said...

Yay! Congrats on 3 lbs girlfriend.

Adorably Distracted... said...

that's a very good point and i think that's where my problem was this week! I worked out a lot and just wasn't hungry two of the days when dinner rolled around, So i didn't eat much!

congrats on the weight loss and thanks for the tip!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Woo hoo! Keep it up!

Kristen said...

congrats girl! This week I jumped back on the wagon! So far so good!

Dollface said...

Im so proud of you!! thats such a great way to be back to being your ideal goal weight, xxxooo

Sonja said...

CONGRATS!!! 3 is awesome! :)

How do you go about getting so much protein and fiber?? I think the fiber part is my biggest obstacle right now & not really understanding the grams and carbs of things?

Lindsey said...

YAYAYAYA! Congrats on the 3lbs!! You rock!

The Shabby Princess said...

Ah, that's such a great way of thinking of and using the flex points! I am usually dying of hunger on days when I run really far or do a really hard speed workout and I'm thinking to myself "18 points, really?" and then eat waaaaay too much because I'm so hungry. Adding a few "extras" onto those days would really help not only with my hunger, but, also my mental state!

So proud of you!

PS. I've lost 2 pounds!

Kristin @ the Waiting Game said...

Woo Hoo, 3 lbs! :D

Jenn said...

so proud of you :) i used my flex points (AND most of my activity points) last week and still lost, but this week i've only used 4 of my flex points so far. trying to limit using those and see if it works. but then again, i'm always down for a good splurge. :)

Miss Sweet Tea said...

This is great! So proud of you! I have started the poor person WW again, but I'm mainly focusing on getting to the gym and doing cardio and classes. I'm eating better {no more fast food, lots of grilled chicken and veggies!} and I feel great! Anyway, very proud of you friend!!! Keep it up :)

Brittany Ann said...

3 pounds is awesome! Good for you!

Shaina said...

Wooooo! 3 pounds!!!!!! You are fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Newlywed in the Suburbs said...

You are being so good! Congratulations! I do WW too and it does really help to get enough protein otherwise I get headaches. Keep up the inspirational work!

Mrs. Ruby said...

Woo-Hoo!!! SO AWESOME!!! And you absolutely deserve it.

You better believe I eat every single point. And I usually save the flex points for the weekend. So worth the wait.

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

3 pounds, woooow, that's awesome!! congrats girl!!

emily said...

3 pounds...woohoo!! PS: I eat my flex points, or at least as many as I can. I lost 1.8 last week :)