Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday!


When I woke up this morning, something told me that today's weigh-in wasn't going to go very well.  Call it a premonition, call it ESP, or call it the fact that I knew darned well what was going to happen because of how the last week or so has gone.

And the fact that I ate gas station food for dinner last night.

And the fact that I have only taken my pill once since last Wednesday, because I keep forgetting..and I really need to come up with a better system to remind myself when it's time to take it.

Last week, I weighed in at 248.8lbs.  A great loss from the week before. 

This week?  248.4lbs.

So, still down something... but only 0.4lbs.  

That still puts me at losing 16.6lbs in less than two months.  

I don't think that's too bad.  And it's still possible, I suppose, that I can lose 8.4lbs in the next couple of weeks before my next doctor's appointment... but it's going to be REALLY tough.

And while I'm happy to see at least a tiny loss, I know that my tiny loss versus a decent loss is at my own hand and my own doing.  

With the CR-AZY schedule I had last week, there were several nights that I wasn't eating until after 10PM.  There were several days during the last week that I ate foods I shouldn't.  And the lack of sleep that I had last week didn't help anything. 

This week is going to be better.  Except for the cheeseburger and fries that I had for dinner last night because I was traveling to a football game, and the only place to stop and grab something to eat was a gas station/diner.  

I did, however, skip the shake I bought for everyone else after the game.  While my kids enjoyed a late night Sonic shake - one of the things that helped me gain a few pounds over the summer - I opted for a cherry limeade instead.  

One thing I've learned this week is that when I keep a crazy schedule, I have to be better at planning ahead.  When I know I'm going to be traveling for a game, I need to pack something to eat on the road.  I can't rely on stopping somewhere and making the right choice.  When I'm in a hurry, I don't let stuff like calories and portions take the front seat for my decision.  I shove them both in the back, and think about what the quickest food is to grab and go.

Losing 16.6lbs is amazing.  And I'm very proud of it.  Yet, I know that I still have so much to learn, and so much to do before I have a handle on what "eating healthy for life" is all about.  It can't just pertain to "life" when there's no running here, there and everywhere...because my life doesn't work that way.  I spend a good majority of my life in that mode, so I have to figure out the best ways to deal with healthy eating on the a busy mom.

But, I learn each and every day, move on, and just start over.  That's the mentality I'm going to have and keep.  If I fall, I just stand back up.  I just have to try and watch myself more closely so that there's less trips and falls on my part, but it's a process..and it's still very early on.  I know I can and will do better.

OK, time to move on...let it go...and get ready for a brand new day.

Till next time!

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  1. Congrats on the loss. No matter how small it's still a loss. My first weigh in is tomorrow.

    1. Thanks!! You're right, a loss of any amount is better than a gain. Being that I'm late on responding to comments, you've already had you're weigh in. I hope it went well for you!!

  2. Hi Joanna!

    Well, you did lose something. But more importantly, you hopefully taught yourself a lesson. I always keep nuts (whatever nuts you like but that are not a trigger food for you. i.e., you can control your consumption of them) and block cheese in the house. An ounce of each and it's a great light fare. Easy to throw in zip lock bags and take anywhere with you. :)

    Good luck on making this an even better week!

    1. I actually picked up some grapes and crackers. Neither are real trigger foods for me. Cheese and nuts are both bad triggers for me to overeat..LOL I think I'm going to do much better next week.

      Thanks for the support!!


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