Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Weekly Weigh-In: Post-Thanksgiving

It’s time for another Weekly Weigh-In. This is my third post-Thanksgiving weigh-in since I began my transformation.

The first year I lost 4.2 pounds. Last year I lost 4 pounds. This year…

Yeah, I wasn’t really counting on another 4 pound loss, but it sure would have been nice. I’ll take the solid 1 pound loss, though!

Yes, I lost a pound. Given the fact that my weight has refused to drop below 132 since August and the fact that it was Thanksgiving week, I’ll take that one pound that puts me at 131.2! I was actually quite thrilled with it. I may or may not have done a little happy dance on the scale.

That puts me at 88.8 pounds lost – which, rounded, is 89 pounds – and only 6.2 pounds away from my goal. That makes me very, very happy.

One of the things that I’m really thankful for, besides my health and my victory over obesity in general – is the fact that I’ve found a form of exercise – running – that I love. I had the turkey trot on Thanksgiving Day and this weekend my family and I will be participating in our first family run.

They’ll be walking (possibly running) in the one mile fun run/walk, while I compete in my second 10K. I’m looking forward to it. It’s going to be a lot of fun having my whole family there to cheer me on and to have them joining in the fun this time.

How was your post-Thanksgiving Day weigh-in? How do you get your family involved in your healthy lifestyle?

Do or do not. There is no try.


  1. Congratulations! At this stage, 1 pound is fantastic!

    I gained 3.6 pounds this week. I'm still agog at it, and honestly, I hate to confess it. But it is what it is, and there is nothing GOOD to be gained by refusing to keep it real, yo.

  2. That's very true that nothing good comes from not facing the facts. It was just a crazy week for most of us. You'll get back on track soon.

  3. You are doing great!  I truly am proud of you!  I know how hard it is- and you are doing it!  Can you believe it??? 6.2 from goal!  You have got this! 

  4. That is fantastic!!!  I can't even imagine what it would be like to be so close to my goal weight.  I started back on WW about 2 weeks ago.  The first week back I followed it loosely and lost 3.2 pounds.  This week I kept track of everything and exercised a couple of times and I gain 1 pound.  A little frustrated but I know what I can do to tweak what I am doing.

    You are such an inspiration!  You have lost this weight, gotten healthy and STILL enjoy life and the occasional splurge item.

    Keep up the great work : )

  5. I probably wouldn't still be doing this if I didn't enjoy the occasional splurge. Moderation, not deprivation. That's what keeps me going.

    It's frustrating to gain when you've worked really hard, but there are so many factors that affect weight loss. Just keep at it and you'll start seeing the results you're hoping for!

  6. Studies say that atleast 1 pound is increased in during holidays. This is alarming.

     Weight gain


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