Weigh in: 8 Weeks Till Thanksgiving!

What the what?!

8 Weeks until Thanksgiving! That’s coming up fast! My poor fall weather will be in and out before we know it! Sad day. I LOOOOOVE fall. Today after my Weight Watchers meeting I walked (yeah usually I would drive through the drive-through) across the parking lot, and ordered a “non fat pumpkin, spice? pie? whatever yah got that tastes like pumpkin” <—Imthatgirlinthefall. Needless to say DESPITE going on vacation and eating all kind of delicious foods, I still managed to lose:

-1.2 lbs

Huzzah! That’s also pretty awesome because with a big loss like last week of 5.4 lbs, in can be hard to follow that with another loss. Anyone who watches The Biggest Loser knows the DREADED WEEK 2 can strike, often resulting in a gain. So VACATION+WEEK2 = 1.2lb LOSS = ME A HAPPY GAL!

Next week I’m shooting for a solid 2lb loss, 10,000 steps every day, and at least 1 new physical activity with Mr. Gaunt.

Oh! I just remember on top of all that, yesterday my new job had Espresso training, plus they are in the process of deciding which baked goods to sell, so they wanted us to do a taste test. SERIOUSLY FOLKS! See Proof:

That’s me in the background with some SERIOUS BITCH FACE happening.

But in the foreground you see lots and lots of pastries (there are tons more not in the photo, and this was AFTER we had taste tested them). Anyway when we first got there and she started unpacking all the treats I really debated saying “Oh I can’t, I don’t eat that stuff” but what I know about Weight Watchers, is that they encourage you to face real life decisions with control and thought. So I took about 6 different items, items I had never tried (I’m not going to taste test a bagel or a croissant when I already know what they taste like) and I sat down. I then meticulously took one SMALL bite from each one, followed by a sip of water, and gave my opinion. GOOD, DRY, YUCKY, FANTASTIC. Then I put my plate that was full of one bite samples behind me, and never looked back.  I was one of the few people who actually gave an opinion and didn’t just eat them all and say YUM! I also was the only one who had a plate full of samples after I was done. Everyone else just ate big plates full. I felt really proud of myself. YO GO GLEN COCO!

On to today’s Weight Watcher meeting topic: 8 Weeks till Thanksgiving.

If you lost 2 pounds every week, you could lose 16 pounds by Thanksgiving! Holla! That’s what I’m shooting for. This weeks challenge is to write down everything you eat, and all the exercise you do for a whole week. Then at the end of the week we are going to submit our logs (with a made up name. Which once again to prove the “oldness” of this meeting, they all made jokes about using Della Street from Perry Mason as their fake name….seriously. I plan on using Suri Cruise…obviously) and then we go over/critique the logs. Did this person use their activity points correctly? Did they eat at the right times? Where were they consuming too much sugar? That sort of stuff. I’m looking forward to seeing what other people eat.

And as my personal goal (like I said above) to find one new physical activity to do. Preferably a hike that we haven’t been on. I’m making Mr. Gaunt research this.

Last someone in my meeting suggested picking out a Thanksgiving outfit now, that is maybe a little too small, and make it your goal to fit into it perfectly by Thanksgiving! Love it!

Have a Happy Friday!

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Weigh in: 8 Weeks Till Thanksgiving!

  1. I have a book all about different trails/hikes in Whatcom County and surrounding areas if you guys would like to borrow it to get ideas. It gives you the estimated time and difficulty of each trail. 🙂

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