Saturday, June 5, 2010

If what you're doing isn't working, try something else

I had another sad little loss today. I weighed in at 162.8 for a loss of 0.8 pounds. Seriously. That is pathetic.

I counted Points for all of two days, last Saturday and Sunday. I tried the rest of the week but I hate it. Really, really hate it.

It's time for something different. What I'm doing isn't working for weight loss. It's great for maintenance, but I'm NOT at goal.

My new plan is eating Filling Foods. My Weight Watcher leader has been suggested this to me for months, but I shudder at the thought of not counting Points. However, that's what I'm doing now, I am NOT counting Points. I eat mostly filling foods anyway, so it won't be that different. Today is day one of eating filling foods. Kind of scary to not even try to count Points.

The gym has also lost it's charm. I still go almost every day, but I'm going because I have to, not because I want to go. A friend sent me a groupon link for a month of bootcamp for $39 (usually $247). Yes, that's a savings of 208. How could I refuse. I signed up and start on Monday morning. Each week I can attend as many boot camp classes as I can handle. I'll see how it goes. My plan is four boot camp classes a week and two gym visits.

I watched the video on the bootcamp website, and I'm just a tiny bit concerned. It looks really difficult. I've done bootcamp classes before, but never at a bootcamp fitness center. I hope I'm as strong as I think I am, but I could be wrong. At least it sounds interesting and a real challenge. If I make a fool of myself, well, it certainly won't be the first time. :)

It's an absolutely spectacularly beautiful day here in Seattle. Not a cloud in the sky. Sometimes I think because we become so accustomed to the dark, gray, rainy days, that when the sun shines, the colors are even more vivid than normal. Pictures tomorrow, I promise.

My mother-in-law and her husband are in town for the weekend, on their way to Alaska for the summer. We're spending the day with them in downtown Seattle, Archie McPhee's Novelty Shop (mother-in-law's idea), Pike Place Market for salmon throwing, and somewhere for a seafood dinner. It should be fun. I love my in-laws, they're actually a blast to hang out with (and they like me!). I'd be friends with them even if I wasn't married to their son.

Have a great weekend!


Krista said...

You are stronger than what you think!

Bootcamp is hard as the first few classes are keep at will see improvements :)

Good luck!

Jenny S said...

That bootcamp sounds awesome!! And what a steal of a price! So jealous! With my little ones, I have to wait until my hubby gets home to exercise, at which time most classes are over. But I'm not complaining, it works. :) Can't wait to hear all about it!

Carrieheff said...

I think we always tend to underestimate our abilities. I have no doubt that you will be able to do whatever the instructor throws at you. You are much stronger than you give yourself credit for.

Grace said...

I've thought about signing up for a boot camp for several years, but never done it. go, girl! Believe me, you will not look like a fool. There will be people all over the fitness spectrum there, and you are definitely not a fitness novice, so I know you will do great. I'm anxious to hear how it goes, and if you like it. (And what a SCORE on the price!)

I love the Pike Place Market, especially the fish thowing. Hope you had fun!

SeattleRunnerGirl said...

What boot camp are you signed up for, Diana? If it's SassyFit, they rock! Keep up the great work - I know you'll find the combination of stuff that works for you to lose the weight and keep it off.

The title of this post is a joke, there's no new me. It's just the same old me, doing the same old stuff. Just for fun, I went back...