Sunday, September 9, 2012

Weekly Weigh In

As Nick transitioned back to school this week, the kids and I transitioned back to life at home with just the three of us for much of the day.  For me, change brings stress and stress brings eating.  I went over my target calories many days this week.  Somehow I must have managed to exercise enough to compensate for my over eating, however, because this week at the scale I LOST 2.5 POUNDS!

That brings me back down below where I was 3 weeks ago before I gained some weight back.  Halleluiah!  That was not the only success this week, though.  I also went down a pant size!  I tried on some size 16 pants that I had been saving and I found that I finally fit into them.  I didn't waste a moment getting rid of all my fat pants.  The size 18's have been boxed up and are headed out to consignment later this week.  No looking back, this time. 

I hope to find more time this week to blog and keep you all updated on my journey.  I am so thrilled to see the changed taking place in my life that I have so longed for during the last few years.  As always, thanks for sticking it out with me through the ups and downs.  I leave you with some facts and figures to ponder this evening...

  • 14.5 lbs. down do far 
  • 15.5 lbs. left to my pre-baby #1 weight 
  • 40.5 lbs. left to my ultimate goal 
  • 1 size down, 2 to go 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Weekly Weigh In

Another sad week at the scale, I am sorry to report. I gained half a pound, bringing my weight back up to 193 - 2 pounds higher than it was 2 weeks ago.  Ugh.  As is often the case, I am disappointed but not surprised in the least.  As a matter of fact, this sort of pattern is very consistent with my weight loss patterns of old.  What often happens after I experience several weeks of weight loss is that I get comfortable.  I start to feel thin and indivisible. I start to work a little less hard and make slightly worse food choices.  I usually gain all the weight back, but not this time.  I am going to stop this in its tracks!  I am going to get MAD and get WORKING.  I am going to BLITZ my bulge this week and kill the scale at the next weigh in.  Here is how I am going to do it:

1. WORK OUT - Instead of just taking the kids or dog for walks around the neighborhood I am going to get to the gym at least 3 times this week and really work out.

2. EAT SMARTER - MyFitnessPal has definitely been beneficial for me, but its also had some negative effects, too.  Instead of focusing on the quality of my food, lately I have been just focusing on the caloric value only.  In other words, there have been days in which I eat cake for breakfast, Ramen Noodles for lunch, and hot dogs for dinner, but still stay within my calorie limit.  I don't feel good anymore, nor am I putting good food into my body.  So this week I vow to think about quantity AS WELL AS quality.
3. NOT GIVE UP - Keep fighting the good fight.  What more do I need to say.

SO here's to week of fighting the urge to grow complacent and fat.  I can do this.  The question is, will I???

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