20 Days of Awesome

Despite my best intentions and my September goals, I seem to have misplaced my Weight Watchers mojo.  Have you seen it?

Here’s where I stand on my goals as of 9/10/11:

1. Track all food eaten, using eTools. : Not happening.  I started off well enough, but stopped tracking earlier this week.

2. Stay within daily WW Points+ allowance, and use only activity points earned if I need more.: So not happening.  I went waaayyy over points+ every day, and didn’t earn any activity points (see #4).  I just couldn’t get enough food, and craved carbs and sweets.

3. Drink 80 oz of water daily.: Not happening either.  I barely drank any water all week.  Had lots of soda, which is not good. 

4. Walk (unless I get cleared to run) 40 miles: *sigh*  I haven’t walked in a week.  I could blame the rain and my schedule, but, really, they aren’t excuses.  I could have done a Leslie Sansone dvd.  I chose, for whatever reason, not to.  When I saw the colon specialist on Tuesday, he told me that I could run.  But I’m afraid to.  I don’t want to do anything to risk my colon perforating, and to me, running equals jostling guts.  But I miss it.  I’d just gotten into my C25K groove when I stopped.  And if I wait until after I’ve recovered from surgery (which, if all goes as planned, will happen at the end of December), I won’t be able to run again until February.  But there’s no reason why I can’t walk.

5. Write down one thing I’m grateful for every day.: I haven’t necessarily been writing things down, but I have been taking time to be grateful every day.  I’m finding, though, that I haven’t been grateful for anything about myself.  It’s all external — my family, friends, job, etc.  I’m going to try to be grateful for my awesomeness every day for the rest of the month.

I weighed in this morning, and gained 1.2lbs.  I’ve been gaining and losing the same 5 pounds since, oh, May.  And it’s all my fault.

So, as you can see, I’m not meeting my goals.  BUT I have 20 days to turn it around.

I’ve decided that I’m going to embark on 20 Days of Awesome.  For 20 days, I will stick to my plan, and focus on my goals.

To that end, I just planned out a week’s worth of Weight Watchers-friendly dinners.  I’ll plan out my breakfasts, lunches, and snacks as well to ensure that I’ll stay on program all week.  I’ve asked The Hubs to help me, and he will do his best to encourage me, and remind me of my goals when I want to eat that Starbucks coffee cake (which just might be the most amazing thing I’ve ever eaten).

If any of you would like to join me, I’ll be using the hashtag #20daysofawesome on The Twitter.  And, seriously, if you see me faltering, kick me.


About JessieB

Just a 30-something girl trying to figure it all out. I write about weight loss, books, motherhood, life, and whatever is on my mind.
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4 Responses to 20 Days of Awesome

  1. Chase says:

    I have gained and lost the same 5 lbs since May too! I’m so close to goal and it’s just eluding me! Let’s do this!

    xo, Chase

  2. You know I’m with you, Thelma!! Let’s rock this 20 days!

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