Sunday, April 1, 2012

Weigh In~Week 14

This morning after weighing in, I remembered  why I had my weigh in's on Wednesday...a friend had suggested having them on Wednesdays because it was the middle of the week (obviously) but that way if you ate something that you shouldn't have over the weekend, you had 3 extra days to work it off~I know this isn't exactly the way of thinking that I should have but I sounded good so, it's what I did, until last week when I decided to change it to Sundays for the RFSC. Now, with all of that said...I only managed to lose 1 pound! I mean at least I lost something, but I was trying to get 2! But I can't help but think that if weigh ins were still on Wednesdays it could have been more.

I can sit here and say...I have no clue how this happened~but the thing is that I know exactly how it happened...I let some set backs and my emotions get in the way. It all started Wednesday when I talked to my orthopedist about the pain that I had been having since doing the C25K and he is advised me to stay off my knee and no vigorous exercise for a couple of days .....then there is the discomfort to my lower abdomen area which I had an ultra sound for on Thursday and didn't show anything abnormal, so I'm not real sure what is going on.

But here's the thing...I let all of these things that I have going on get to me and it all really got under my skin and even in my head...I start having all of these thoughts: Why am I doing this? I'm never going to reach my goal anyway...Maybe I'm just one of those people that are meant to be fat...Everybody loves me the way I am so why change??..(and on and on) which leads me into  my "forget about it attitude". My "forget about it attitude" went alot like this this time..I'm going to eat what ever I want but I am going to track it (because I have this weird obsession with tracking my calories for some reason) So Friday night I had fried catfish with fried eggplant...then Saturday I had BBQ.

I've said over and over again since January 1 that I'm going to stop making excuses, but I'm still doing it! The reality is that this is Life...and it is my life...and I need to stop using all of the circumstances going on with me and around me as excuses to over eat! I'm sure had I not had the fried stuff Friday night and then all the BBQ food yesterday, I would have met my goal for this week..but I let everything get to me and went into my "forget about it attitude".

This is what I need to remember at these times I feel like giving up~That if God brings me to it, He will bring me through it! He did not promise days without pain or sorrow, but he did  promise strength for the day and comfort for the tears. On days that I feeling like throwing in the towel I need to call on Him and His strength to get me through it.

Something else that I need to remind myself of often is~ I don't need to have cheat days because this is not another diet, it is a lifestyle change and I am tired of cheating my life.

And remember we all have our moments of weakness...but keep in mind that weakness is NOT defeat!!

I need to take pride in how far I have come and faith in how far I can go. It did not take a couple of months to put all of this on soo it will not come off over night!!

Pounds lost since starting blog: 35
Pounds lost since 1/1/12: 11
Total inches lost: 12.5

Week One RFSC Goals and Outcomes:
Weight Loss Goal: Lose 2 pounds (Not Met, only lost 1 pound)
Non-scale Victory Goal:  Lose an inch (Not met~somehow managed to go up 1.5 inches)
Exercise Goal: 50 sit ups a day (Met)
Nutritional Goal: Try something new (Met~tried some kiwi, pretty good stuff)

Week Two RFSC Goals:
Weight Loss Goal: Lose 2 pounds
Non-scale Victory Goal:  Lose 2 inches
Exercise Goal: complete week 1 of C25k~this is something that I really, really, really want to do~so I hope my knee doesn't start giving me trouble again this week
Nutritional Goal: 2 1200 calorie days

Beginning of challenge measurements:
Waist: 41.5
Hips: 50.5
Arms: 15
Thighs: 29.5
Breast: 41.5
Neck: 15.5

End of week 1 measurements:
Waist: 42.5
Hips: 50.5 (0)
Arms: 16 (+1)
Thighs: 32 (0)
Breast: 44.5 (0)
Neck: 15.5 (+1)
Total inches lost: +1.5

~Thought for the day~


  1. It's tough, but you can do it -- just keep your goals in mind and know that you have the ability to reach them ... you just need the resolve to see it through. You can totally do it!! Good luck :)

  2. You and I both know you can do this! I am so proud of you for owning the choices that you made. Today is another day so don't freak out about last week, move on and ask God for strength through every thing you do!

  3. You will get there, it's tough for every single one of us, it really is. You can do it, one day at a time.

  4. Good luck with week 2!
    I have juggled with weigh-in days too, but I decided Mondays work best for me, that keeps me in line during the weekend!

  5. "And remember we all have our moments of weakness...but keep in mind that weakness is NOT defeat!!"

    I really appreciate you writing this because it is exactly what I needed to read tonight.

    Besides being proud of your accomplishments this week, please be proud of this blog post. If there is one thing I have learned recently, it's that it is really hard to be honest--totally honest--when you're sharing your weight loss progress publicly. You want people to think you have everything together. You want people to think you're the one who can make it all look so easy. To be able to put it out there and write about what didn't go right takes a lot of courage. Thank you for being a role model for me in that regard.

    You are going to rock Week 2 now that you've tweaked your mindset a bit.

  6. I like the guilt of weighing in on a sunday.... I have to be VERY careful all weekend, when I'm the weakest.

    But hey, being able to see where we fall short helps us correct our behaviors. You're awesome. Keep going! Dedicate yourself to moving more and eating clean! :)