Back on Track: Week 8

The Daily Mel | Week 8 Results

It’s the start of a new week, so that means it’s time for a Weight Watchers check in for me. I’m current on week 8 since getting back on track and things are going really well. I’ve kind of hit my stride with making good food choices, tracking consistently, earning more FitPoints, etc. If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Connect (@geekymel) in the Weight Watchers app, you know I’ve been rocking my #tracktovacation challenge. I’ve tracked 100% since starting this challenge on May 22 and it’s definitely been paying off on the scale.

The Daily Mel | Week 8 Results

I was down another 2.4 pounds this week. That brings my total loss since getting back on track up to 12.2 pounds for an average weight loss of 1.5 pounds per week. I generally lose at a very slow rate due to a combination of my age and having hypothyroidism, so I’m thrilled with my average weight loss thus far. I just need to stay focused so I can keep having good results.

As you can see from the Weekly cover photo above, the topic for this week’s meeting was all about staying on track during the summer while balancing things like barbecues, vacations, etc. It included a questionnaire about how to set yourself up for success this summer which members where encouraged to think about this week. Here are my responses to the questions:

  • My “why” – I’m committed to this weight loss journey because my health depends on it. I’m over 50, pre-diabetic, hypothyroid, and have gout. Other than my age, all of the other factors I listed are either caused or impacted by carrying excess weight for so many years. I’m tired of having to take so many prescription medications. I want to get the weight off so I can get off the meds!
  • My summertime goal – I’m not going to set a specific weight loss number as a goal for my summer. Those types of goals always seem to set me up for failure. If I start feeling like I’m not going to meet the goal, I just throw in the towel. Instead, I’m defining “success” for me this summer as weighing less on my weigh in September 11 (my weigh in day following Labor Day) than I did at my weigh in on May 29 (my weigh in day before Memorial Day).
  • My off-time plans – Since my “big” vacation this year is actually in the fall, summer really isn’t any different than my normal routine. The only “off-time” plan I have this summer is for the July 4th holiday weekend which I’ll be spending with friends. Other than that, my plan is to just stick with my normal routine throughout the summer.

What are your plans for the summer? Do you have a plan to help you success with your health and fitness goals? I would love to hear about them, so please leave me a comment below.

Until next time …

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