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Still Losing Weight – Down to a New Tier

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 just stopped. BUT, I’ve been making progress over these last 3 weeks!  I’m still losing weight!  Yay!

Following the Plan

I’ve continued to stick to the plan.  In fact, I’ve been making sure to have Weight Watcher points leftover thanks to my mastermind group.  You can check my buddies out at Fincon to Fincon.  We met at the Financial Blogger Conference and have hung out during the last two as well.  We decided that we should stay in touch year round and motivate each other to stay on track.  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.

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My weekly goal includes having 10-15 points left at the end of each week from my weekly extra.  We also set blogging goals like commenting so many times a week.  It’s been a kick in the butt.  We’d all be pretty happy if all we could afford to buy with our money pot was a small fast food outing, hahaha.

Exercising Stall -Out

I lost my exercise motivation when my sleep schedule got all out of whack nearly a month ago.  Now I’m putting energy into growing my pet sitting side hustle.  I’ll get back to my walks this week.  I just need a good night’s sleep after taking care of these two Boxer puppies for 3 days.  I wonder if battling off puppy jumps and throwing tennis balls will count as exercise…I feel like I am exercising.  😉

On a side note, we now know that we want a 2-3 year old dog, not a puppy, in a few months.  We apparently are not energetic enough to handle puppy training for the months it would take.  3 days has taught us this, lol.

Reached a New Tier!

Overall, I am super happy with my current progress. I’m down to 159.2 pounds from the 167.8 I started at in January.  Yay for hitting the 150’s!

Target

My new target is to reach 156 specifically since that is 20 pounds lighter than my heaviest weight ever in late 2010.  I think I am aiming for 149 overall as my maintenance weight, but I don’t mind slowly getting there 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!
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6 thoughts on “Still Losing Weight – Down to a New Tier

  1. Congratulations on you journey so far on Weight Watchers online! It is a great program. It sounds like you are making fantastic progress. My husband lost his final 80 pounds of his 220 pound loss on the program, and it definitely works. He lost about 1-2 lb a week, and chose to do the program without exercise. If you’d like to read more about his journey, and get some encouragement in yours, feel free to read about it on our site.

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    Congratulations!

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  2. Congratulations! That’s awesome.

    Mine aren’t going so well. I have a bad thyroid and my endocrinologist decided to switch my medication instead of increasing my dosage. I gain weight on WW so to maintain or lose, I pretty much have to starve. Cross your fingers that I can get an adjustment! I will get it, it just may take a while.

  3. @Meghan, thank you! And sorry. Thyroid issues make it nearly impossible. Try not to starve yourself – better to gain some weight and stay healthy than stay the same weight and be starving away your muscle. But you probably already know everything you need to know, so good luck!

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