Monday Weigh-in

Good morning peeps!  Thanks for checking in and keeping me accountable.  First, I apologize for the state of my tootsies.  I need to get myself a pedi STAT.

When I got on the scale this morning, it was with great trepidation.  I was bracing myself for disappointment but lo and behold, the numbers actually went down.  My mobile was still charging so I couldn’t take a pic right away, so the numbers were a little lower.

Pre-breakfast, my weight was 187.4. Oh thank you sweet baby Jesus! Looks like the ole fat cells are finally starting to leave. Or something like . In any case, the numbers moved in the direction I want and I’ll take it.

I know, I know, those of you who are younger, not female, and not in menopause might think I’m nuts for being over the moon over this.  I don’t care. I said I would keep doing this until I reach my goal weight of 150.

What a great way to start my Monday! Have a fantastic day, all.

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This is after my breakfast. When I got on this morning it was 187.4.

 

 

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Monday Weigh-in

Don’t even ask……how is this possible?  I stepped on the scale this morning and it was EXACTLY the same as last week.  I hadn’t eaten breakfast yet, and I emptied my bladder (sorry for the visual).

Hhm..that’s highly suspect.  Then I took my morning shower. The numbers bugged me.  Is there something wrong with my scale? So, I stepped on it again and…I was one pound heavier! Whaaaaat? How can taking a shower make me heavier?

Ok, so my solution…never wash again?  I think not.  I won’t give up, I know it’s going to happen.  Trying hard not to feel like a failure but cheese and rice…..when is this going to start happening?  I guess I have to drastically cut calories and exercise every day?  Sigh…stay tuned.

 

Monday Weigh-in

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Aaaaaargh! Should I just give up? This is so discouraging. Sigh….let’s see what next week brings. I will do everything in my power to be at least two pounds lighter by next Monday.

On a totally unrelated note, the prodigal is signing the lease on his new apartment on Friday. Woot! Woot! More to come on that. I’m thrilled for him. It’s also an opportunity for me to do some decorating!

Have a great Monday, all.

Monday Weigh-in

 

Part of me did not want to post today’s weigh-in.  Maybe nobody will notice? Ya, right. I will notice and this is all about accountability. So, without further ado…

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Are you fed up of seeing the numbers yo-yo up and down yet?  I sure am.  Ok, to be completely honest…I know exactly where I went wrong this past week.

It was a brutal work week; I worked late, didn’t measure my portions, ate at weird hours, didn’t make the best of choices.  When you’re that tired and hungry, you will shove just about anything down your pie-hole.

At yesterday’s group run, I ended up twisting my ankle half way through.  I panicked; I thought I had broken my foot again.  I ended up cutting my run a little short, but finished our route just the same.  I took a shortcut and the others caught up to me. I don’t know how I kept running, but now I have a big ole goose egg at my ankle.  Sigh…I wore my “boot” around the apartment all afternoon yesterday and it seemed to help.

So, as discouraging as this morning’s numbers are, I tell myself at least I know what went wrong. I cleaned out my fridge and pantry yesterday, prepared dinners in advance and made my lunch for today.  Let’s see what next week brings, shall we?

Here is a shot of my foot fashion while chilling at home. Sexy, yes?

 

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Have you ever gone up and down like this? It seems like the slightest little thing I do different shows up on the scale.  I won’t give up though.  I know I can do this because I feel like I’m finally ready.

Have a great Monday, all!

I’ll Take It

Happy Monday, all.  I hope you had a good Easter (if you celebrate it – if not, hope you had a good weekend).

So, the moment of truth I’ve been dreading….stepping on the scale. Did I indulge in chocolate this weekend? Hell ya. Zero self control.

Did I go for our group run early Sunday morning, despite the awfully chilly weather? Hell ya!

Without further ado, the numbers…

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It’s not down by much, but it is down.  It is encouraging.

I had a lot of time to myself this weekend. It helped me to clear some space in my head and take stock of what I’m doing wrong.  Sometimes it’s hard to notice the fitness/food mistakes you make when you are constantly on the go.

Not sure if I ever mentioned, but I’m using this app from Under Armour called MyFitnessPal. Not only is it FREE – love that price, but it also breaks down the nutrients in your food choices.  I was shocked!  What I thought was a decently healthy breakfast took up more than half of my day’s allotted calories and the fat content was sky high!

Well, it’s all starting to make sense now.  I think this is why the Weight Watcher’s plan just does not work all that well for me.  Sure, you can stick to the number of points you have per day, but if those points are all high in fat or sugar……you are going to keep feeding the Weight Watcher’s bank roll while taking forever to get rid of the one that is spreading across your midsection. Just saying…..

Today I am going to cut and package fruits and veggies, pre-cook meals for the week and see how that goes. I’m starting circuit training tomorrow evening, and am also going to try to either run or walk every day until my next group run.

Let’s see what the scale has to say next week! Wouldn’t it be nice if the numbers actually start to go down?

 

Monday Weigh-in 183.4…

Ugh…I’m sure I am going to explode soon.  However, here we go again.  Trying.  Will never stop trying.  So off I go to work, with my cut up veggies as a snack, my lunch carefully measured and tracked.

I know this system works, but only if I adhere to it.

Weather permitting, I will be walking on my lunch hours after eating.

Kind of a boring post today, but I’ve been hiding the non weight loss part of my so called weight loss journey.  Time to face the music and do the walk of shame when warranted and the happy dance when applicable.

Have an awesome Monday!

Monday Weigh-in: 181 lbs :)

Will you look at that?  I’m down two pounds, and I’m on vacation! I have also been having an ice cream cone every other day, minus the guilt trip.  Confession: I have not tracked one morsel of food for over a week.  I have just been listening to what my body wants to eat and using that as my guide.

Mind you, I also have not brought any sweets into the house lately. My stress levels have also taken a nosedive since my beloved prodigal has moved out.  I’ve been super chill. Maybe there really is  link between stress levels and weight gain.

I have just finished the last of my protein powder, so we will see what the next week brings.  Drinking protein smoothies in the morning has been great in taking the guess work out of what to feed myself when I get up and it has kept me full until lunch time.

Either or, I am just happy with the loss. Averaging one pound per week is just fine by me.  I’m hoping that next Monday brings me closer to the 170-something mark.  I haven’t seen those numbers in a good long while.

Happy Monday all.