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Monday, January 4, 2016

Renewing my goals and some deep dish yumminess

I know a lot of people have a goal of losing weight at the start of a new year. Well, I am one of them.
Of course that was my goal last year too. Over the year I lost and regained 10 lbs. I weighed exactly the same last January 1, as this January 1. Ugh.

 I will not let that discourage me from trying again though!
Today I started Weight Watchers. I did this about 15 years ago, and lost 30 lbs. I can say I have never again been at my highest weight.
 Then I did WW a couple years ago, and only made it about a week, and got tired of counting points, so I quit.

 But, I'm doing it again! I signed up for the online tracking. Last time I did this successfully, I attended meetings, so this will be a little different. This is it. I'm going to do this and lose 30 lbs.!!

I know on WW you can eat 'anything', but I don't plan on eating unhealthy. So, this was my last bad meal. A friend recently went to Chicago and brought me back a deep dish pizza from Lou Malnati's. I've never had Chicago pizza before, and it was even better than I imagined!
 I've gotten in 2 great runs since New Years day. A 5 and a 3 miler. The weather has been chilly, but gorgeous!

Starting tonite, and every Monday from now on, I'm going to be working out with a personal trainer, and a few other people, in her home gym. I hope she makes me throw up. ☺ (In other words, I hope that's how hard she pushes me!)

I'm starting the year off right, and this is the year that I will reach my goals!

Have you had a deep dish pizza from Chi?

What are your exercise goals for the year?



  1. You can do it lady!
    You'll have to do a post on how you like the program.
    Good luck with the trainer - that's exciting. It's always great having someone yell at you to push yourself :)

  2. Lou Manalti's is the one place I have had deep dish pizza in Chicago. It was...interesting. I am not a crust person, so I think that's what was the tipper for me. I'm a NY Style...thin crust...fold it and nosh kind of girl. And all of this was before my Celiac now most pizza is a no-go anyway.

    Glad you got to try it and enjoy it.

    Good luck with your goals. I also have weight loss goals, but I'm focusing more on getting stronger, healthier, and coming back from injury. I'd rather the scale not move, but be it because I now have healthy muscle instead of fat.

    1. Yea, the crust was kind of different for me. But all that cheese made up for it! I'd be fine with the scale staying the same if it was all muscle instead of fat! Good luck with your goals too, girl!

  3. That pizza looks pretty good! I've never had a pizza from Chicago ... but I do like Uno's pizza, and it's from Chicago -- does that count? No "resolutions" for me per se (other than running), but I did start a "Real Food" challenge that was offered at the Y. Four weeks and we have recipes, weekly challenges, shopping lists/menus, and all to try to cut back on the amount of sugar and processed foods. Should be interesting! Good luck with your trainer!! I need to do something other than run but don't really know where to start with that.

  4. You can do this Katie. You are amazing. <3

  5. I've never had Chicago style pizza, I've never met a pizza I didn't love!
    I just signed up for WW online too! I lost a lot of weight years ago with WW. It's totally doable. I too am exactly where I was Jan 2015. I know running would be easier if I could get this extra 15 off. I mean seriously, it's like running with a full backpack on!

  6. The new WW is interesting. It'll definitely steer you towards healthier foods and doing online other the meetings can work if you've got lots of support in other areas (and we're totally here for you!). Good luck!

    1. It's only been 3 days, but I'm enjoying it so far. I honestly can't tell a difference between the points plus, and the point system they have now (can't remember what they're called). Thank you!! :)

  7. Very cool about the personal trainer:) Oh, and I do hope she makes you puke every single Monday, LOL LOL
    I've had a struggling past few months and haven't been able to be active at all, and even before that I had been back in the boot and taking it easy. I stepped on the scale yesterday for the first time since August and I pretty much stared in shock for like a minute straight. I knew I had gained weight, but had no idea I had gained 25 pounds more than I thought I had. So I have my work cut out for me.
    I hadn't ever thought about weight Watchers, but if I can't make some serious droppage on the scale in the next few weeks, I think I might need to look into something like that.
    Good luck to you, you are so active I bet mixing it up with the trainer and changing your eating is all you need to get back to where you want to be!

  8. I love working with a trainer when I can! And my Mum is a WW life member and swears by it! This year I know I have a lot of work to doon myself, my life, my choices. It is so hard sometimes to make changes.

    1. I'm glad to hear that about your Mom! I know it's worked for many people. Girl, you're tellin me, change is very, very hard. But sometimes once it happens, we can look back and be thankful for it!

  9. I am going back to WW on Thursday. I think I am up about 30 pounds since I stop a year ago. But it could be more. Terrified and excited all at once. Oh, and I have been eating horrid shit this week in a before Thursday mentality, ice cream for dinner. Truth.

  10. Good luck with the 30 lbs, that is a big goal but I've heard WW is a really good way of losing weight. I've used the MyFitnessPal Ap which worked for me, but doesn't have the support of WW groups I guess.

    The Chicago pizza looks amazing, I'd love to get to try a real one some day.


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