Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Going to try Wendi...

As I mentioned a few days ago, I thought I might try to mix things up a bit with the Wendie plan.The plan says that you can will shake up your weight loss by not consuming the same amount of points each day but instead following something like this: low, high, low, very high, very low, high and medium high. So, my week will look like this:

Monday: 30 points
Tuesday: 34 points
Wednesday: 29
Thursday: 44
Friday: 28
Saturday: 34
Sunday: 32

Basically you just take your daily points allowance and multiply it by 7, then add your 35 flex points. For me it was 28X7+35=231. I'll see how this goes.. I may have to play with those numbers a little bit to figure out what works best. Basically, I'm just hoping this does something!! I feel like I've been stuck around 230-231lbs forever (well maybe a month anyways). Yes, I did WI with a loss on Monday down to 229.4 but was back up yesterday and today (yes, I weigh myself daily). And there is no reason for me to be up this week at all as I've been 100% OP. So when I get all these kind and glowing comments about how great I'm doing, I don't really feel like it. I feel like a fraud! But in all actuality, I shouldn't just be focused on the scale and the numbers but should spend more time acknowledging the improved health and fitness that I'm experiencing.

On that note, I'm my abs are SORE today! After my workout yesterday I did about 100 different kinds of crunches on the ball. At the time I felt fine and even wondered if I was doing something wrong because I just wasn't feeling it but today, I'm hurting. But it's a good hurt :)


Erin said...

I'll be watching to see how this works for you. I think Diana is doing the same thing. I like that it's a different way to look at the lifestyle change. How do the high/low days work with your workouts? Do you workout on high-points days?

You don't have to answer, just wondering!!

Have a great Thursday!

Cammy said...

I'm interested to see how this Wendie plan works for you. It follows several suggestions I've read on the calorie-counting side to mix it up and keep your body guessing. It should work for points, too!

Heather said...

when i did WW, I always meant to try that plan because I heard that a lot of people who were plateauing where successful with that. hope it goes well for you!

sauchagirl said...

Couple things that I've heard and I don't know if you do them but I'll throw them out to you already : )

I've heard that when you weigh yourself everyday you should look at the average for the week. Don't let those numbers discourage you.

Also, do you take measurements?

Another thing, you know that you are also gaining muscle so that definitely offsets the scale from going down huge amounts.

You are doing great. It isn't fraud. You wouldn't be 100% on plan if that were the case.

Keep your head up. Have a great day!

Manuela said...

I read about the Wendi plan too. I'm pretty lucky though and haven't hit any plateaus but, if I do...

Becky L said...

I had never heard of that Wendi thing before. Very Interesting. I can't wait to hear how it goes for you.

And BTW, I LOVE your blog template. Very cool