Mr. BFS and I joined Weight Watchers Online again on January 12, 2014 as soon as we returned from our most recent cruise. We had a huge first week with both of us losing 5-6 pounds, but then it really slowed down. BUT, I’ve only taken one week off out of the last nine, and I am still losing slowly but surely.
Following the Plan
I’ve continued to stick to the plan (except for the week I was pet sitting at someone else’s home…took that one off). I’ve continued to make following the plan a weekly goal for my mastermind group. You can check my buddies out at Fincon to Fincon. It’s amazing what peer pressure can accomplish. It helps even more than we now have to make weekly goals, and if we don’t stick to them, we have to pay $5 into a pot for a Fincon dinner.
My weekly goals nearly always includes having 10 WW points left at the end of each week. My main goal overall is to never need to put any money into the joint account. 😀
My recent pet sitting gigs have meant walking. I walked Buster 2-3 times a day all of last week, and now I am walking to a daily gig in my neighborhood. I also start a 12 day contract today that includes 3 walks a day for a little terrier mix. This increase in actual exercise has given me a little more energy, but I still need to get more sleep.
Overall, I am super happy with my current progress. I’m down to 157.2 pounds from the 167.8 I started at in January. Woot! It’s been slow, but consistent, which works great for me.
My new target is to reach 156 specifically by the end of March 2014 since that is 20 pounds lighter than my heaviest weight ever in late 2010. I am aiming for 149 overall as my maintenance weight, but I don’t mind slowly getting there by the end of August 2014 if it means that I’ll be able to keep it off.
How are you doing on your health goals?
FYI: I worked at a dead end cubicle job from 2005-2011 for about $30,000 a year. I went self-employed in July 2011 and make between $80,000-$100,000 through blogging, a rental home, and professional pet sitting. If you’d like to start your own site (link to my free step-by-step guide), I highly suggest checking out Bluehost (my referral link with a nice discount for you). I even have all of my favorite tools on a resource page - I hope they help you too. This all gives me the time to be with my aging family members, the flexibility to stay close with my friends and family, and it should help if we finally get pregnant too! Please contact me any time at budgetingfunstuff*at*gmail*dot*com with questions or just to brainstorm! I’d love to help!