WW Anniversary

Exactly 2 years ago I went to my first @ww meeting weighing 204 pounds. I had sworn to myself that after losing 40+ pounds in 2010 that I was never going to be in 200s again. My highest recorded weight in early January 2010 was 222.6 pounds.
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I had considered @ww for sometime, especially since “at work” meetings are offered at my job (and at my previous job). A few months before joining while having lunch with my new friend L, she shared she attended the ww at work meetings. She assured me it was a great group and a safe space. When the next open house information came out and it went on my calendar. I showed up on Thursday, January 26, 2017.
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I would be lying if I said I follower the program and the rest is history. I lost about 14 pounds over the first few months aka couldn’t crack into the 180s to my dismay. When my busy work season really took off in June my effort to track or be thoughtful about what I ate went out the window. But I’m just happy I survived that summer in one piece.
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I was slowly getting halfway back on the ww wagon in Fall 2017 and things all changed for me when ww introduced #wwfreestyle.
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Freestyle made it all click for me, I could eat lean protein, beans, eggs, Greek yogurt, fruits and most vegetables all for 0 points. These were staples in my pre-ww healthy/weight loss diet and it was hard to see how many point they could rack up in the old smart points system.
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On December 28, 2017 I weighed 196.5 pounds and I did a BeachBody 3-day refresh to end 2017. On January 1, 2018 I committed to #wwfreestyle and here I am -23.3 pounds and counting. I’m currently down 30.2 pounds overall on ww and I’m around 1.5 pounds away from 50 pounds lost from my 2010 highest weight. I’m at just around my lowest adult weight. I’ve never got the 50 pounds lost mark, but I’ve been very close to it in 2010, 2012, and now. I really have my eyes on the 168 pound target which is a new “decade” of weight which I’ve never been in as an adult and also that would be me in the “normal” BMI range as a 5’9.5” woman.
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Thanks you @ww I look forward to a continued relationship with a focus on wellness and perhaps I may get to be a ww coach one day!

Pump It Up

Today I shadowed up front for Body Pump 108. I’ve noticed that when I’m in front of the class or even more when I’m teaching I burn more calories. 50 more calories compared to doing Body Pump at home yesterday. I generally burn ~325 calories when I’m a participant in class.

On Thursdays my gym has Body Pump followed by Body Combat express which is only 30 minutes. It’s my favorite workout combo. Pump first and a short enough Combat class that I can really push through without too much fatigue.

What I’m listening to!

Thanks to my 1.5+ hours of commuting round trip to work I have plenty of time to listen to great stuff. These can all be found through Apple Podcasts and I’m sure other platforms.

@forever35podcast is all about self care with quirky hosts and great guest interviews.

@cscdanmason hosts Life Amplified. I was introduced to Dan through @elvisduranshow and then within a listening to a few episodes I knew he was the guy to hire as my life coach. I love both his interviews and solo podcasts.

@aliontherun1 hosts a running themed podcast that covers all aspects of life including her life as a new mom. She has tons of awesome interviews and I went to college with her!

@acquiredtastepodcast is hosted by a current and former @elvisduranshow ladies. I appreciate their real talk and they are also I quirky duo I love!

I don’t have a lot of bandwidth to add to this roster because I also listen to @elvisduranshow through the iheartradio radio app, but any must listen to episodes of podcasts for me to check out?