Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Weekly Weigh-In: Finding My Center


Okay, I didn't get my weigh-in posted yesterday because it was such a busy weekend that I didn't get time to post it.  Now, here I am at midnight (yes, I schedule my posts) with schoolwork still to check and a weigh-in not posted, so this may be short and sweet.

I gained.  *sigh*  I guess last week was a fluke, because I don't think I did so poorly on counting calories in/calories out to wind up with a gain.  I gained 1.4 pounds, my second biggest gain since I began my weight loss journey.  Am I frustrated?  A little.  Discouraged?  Not too bad.  Giving up?  No way!

I have come too far to give up.  I know I can do this, it's just a matter of getting my workout schedule going again.  With the busyness of starting a new school year and outside activities, it's hard to fit everything in, especially when I have determined that I'm not going to let over-commitment cause the stress and burnout it did last year.

Don't get me wrong; a little bit of stress and burnout was totally worth the almost 64 pounds that I've lost.  I'm just at a point where I'm not feeling desperate about it like I was last year.  I'm at a comfortable place where I feel good about what I've lost, so I'm not going at it with a crazed desperation.  I also know that I'm not finished, though, so I'm not quitting.  I'm just trying to find my new center of balance -- a balance somewhere between crazy desperation and complacency.


How did you do this week?

9 comments:

  1. I gained too. I have been on the maintain train for awhile, and the scale has made a slight gain lately. I am still in my normal range, and I am going between thinking I weighed too little, and my body likes a few more pounds and running myself to death until those few pounds leave...Stay the course!

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  2. I gained too. I'm pretty frustrated.

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  3. Okay, so I'm starting to think something is in the air. Maybe it's not us, but the phase of the moon or something. ;-)

    "Do not grow weary in doing good for at the proper time you will reap a harvest if you do not give up." Galatians 4:9

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  4. The scale didn't move for me this week. Maybe I wasn't moving enough! LOL! I'm doing great with entering my food on The Daily Plate and have really begun to make some serious adjustments in eating habits. So, although this week wasn't a success in numbers, I think I'll call it good. Just one tiny step in this journey!

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  5. Ok, this is starting to get creepy! I started my "weightloss journy" a few months before you. You've lost double what I have, but the eb and flow has been the same for me as it has for you! The determination of last year, and the feeling of accomplishment, yet slow and steady attitude now. The physical and energy changes.... I'm just so grateful I found your blog! Thankyou!

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  6. Hi Kris! I was just checking in with you. You haven't posted in two weeks ~ I know getting the new school year started is hectic (we're starting on Wed and I don't even have my lesson plans finished!!) I just wanted to make sure everything was alright with you!
    ~Jessica
    http://healthyfor100.blogspot.com

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  7. Um, I mean, Galatians 6:9. I was close.

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  8. I gained too. I have been on the maintain train for awhile, and the scale has made a slight gain lately. I am still in my normal range, and I am going between thinking I weighed too little, and my body likes a few more pounds and running myself to death until those few pounds leave...Stay the course!

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