Thursday, March 19, 2009

Weigh In Wednesday

I used to write my weekly weigh in result posts on Saturdays since that was my weigh in day, but to be honest have found myself slacking in the weight loss (or gain) reporting. When I joined The Sisterhood I found myself posting on Wednesdays because that was when they had "Weigh In Wednesday" which I must say has quite the ring to it. So I think I'm going to try to make a formal switch and get back to posting weekly, consistently, because I find that it helps me keep up my momentum. Nothing like telling the blogosphere that you fell flat the past week.

What's that you say? Today's Thursday? Well then...Weigh In Wednesday will officially start next week! Problem solved. Not to mention hopefully The Sisterhood will have a new challenge by then with reminders to post on Wednesday so we can kick off the new date in style.

So now that we got all that cleared up...
let's talk about weight loss or should I say weight gain?

After digging through my posts, I realized I never did share my results from two weeks ago, which showed another loss.
WEEK 10 / -1lb / -8lb
I was so excited to see another loss and I thought that this would provide me the motivation to keep going. I was 2lb away from the 130's.

Then we get to last week where at Saturday's weigh in I was back up that pound to 143. Aaagggghhhh.

The most frustrating part is that I am totally to blame. I have been having a horrible time on the weekends. It seems like we have had something happening every Saturday and each thing seems to involve food and I turn it into a horrible points dinner. Then I start the week without any weekly allowance points, tell myself there is no way I can stay within points, and proceed to just keep counting my points exceeding all my points by 2 days worth. Why do I do this??

So last weeks record looks like this...
WEEK 11 / +1lb / -7lb

One would think that after gaining last week I would have snapped out of it and made some better choices, but that would obviously be way to much for me to handle! Instead I have eaten way to much fun size candy during our state test, pizza for lunches and dinners, and I'm not even going to talk about the carbs!

My problem is that I am not even thinking, but rather just putting it in my mouth. Then later I want to kick myself for consuming everything. I MUST break this cycle!

So at the end of this

Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

I have lost a whole 1/2 pound. Whoop-de-doo!

I do have to share some good news though...
I am on Week 8 of 9 for my Couch to 5K running program and am running strong. I can run 28 minutes straight now and ran to the beach for the first time. I realize many of you don't know where I live in relationship to the ocean, but I'm about 3 mi in or just about a 5K. Last fall I walked it with my parents for the first time ever and if you would have told me that I would be running it I would have laughed in your face. I still can't believe I conquered it although my legs tell me that it is so. Just so you know, running outside uses many muscles that obviously are not required when running on the treadmill. So sore! Then tonight I started Jillian's 30 Day Shred in hopes of mixing things up a little. So while my scale is rising, and my food intake is going wild, at least I have been consistent in my exercise. That counts for something, right?

Now I'm moving forward.
I'm not going to wait till Saturday when I weigh in to start fresh.
I'm doing it now. Tonight.


  1. yes yes yes it counts for a LOT!!!

    (*gentle loving nudge back in the clean eating direction*)

  2. Same here about the weekend and posting weight loss results - Why is it so hard? You said ''I am not even thinking, but rather just putting it in my mouth.'' that's my problem too. We've been successful before, I'm sure we can do it again! Let's turn that around!!! :)

    Boy oh boy though - 28 minutes of running?? Outside!!? Talk about an accomplishment! You are doing very very well on the exercise/running side of things. So inspiring! Did I tell you that, thanks to your inspiring posts, I've started doing the 4th week of c25k again? Well, thank you for that!! You go girl!! :)
    Have a great day! :)

  3. I totally agree it counts! It drives me crazy that I can exercise every day and not lose. I don't eat THAT badly. WTG with the running!

  4. Great job on the exercise! It totally counts - you ran for a 1/2 hour outside!!!
    Thanks for turning me on to The Sisterhood - looks like a great blog, I definitely need all the help I can get, lol.

  5. WOW! I'm truly impressed with your runs... I'm getting there. Been doing 5 walk, 5 run this week. Will up it next week. One of these days I'm gonna run out side on the street and see how I do.
    Good job!

  6. I hear ya - it's gotta get easier with nicer days right? It's at least now hitting 50 degrees here.

    Night are the worst even tho I cut off eating at 7 pm - I sure can pack in a lot at dinner time, which I now see I have to watch like a hawk. {sigh}


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