Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Weekly Weigh-In: Preparing the Confetti

Can you believe we’re at the middle of the week already? I can’t, but it’s a Happy Wednesday, indeed!

I told you last week that it was the last week for a while that I’d be posting a gain. There for a little while, I was worried that I’d talked too big.

I was afraid to peek at the scale during the week, afraid I’d get discouraged. When I hesitantly stepped on the scale Tuesday morning, I really thought I’d see a loss, but I wasn’t expecting much.

I certainly wasn’t expecting a whopping 3.4 pound loss! I am now officially in the 120’s!!!

{tossing confetti}

I can’t even tell you the last time I was in the 120’s. It wasn’t when I lost a bunch of weight and was in the best shape in years just before I got pregnant with my oldest. I got into the low 130’s that time, but not the 120’s. That was over 17 years ago.

That also means I’ve reached another huge milestone: over 90 pounds lost! I am so excited! My goal weight it so close I can taste it…less than 5 pounds away. I’m getting the real confetti ready. I think I may have to get some of those party poppers ready and have my husband and kids pop them when I hit my goal weight.

On a mostly unrelated note, I have to share with you the link to the stuffed cabbage casserole recipe I fixed last night. Yum! I love stuffed cabbage, but some of my family doesn’t care for it, so, instead of laying the cabbage and beef mixture, I just put the cabbage on the bottom of the casserole dish and put the meat mixture over that, so the cabbage could be easily avoided, if desired.

I highly recommend this recipe. It was really, really good. I’m looking forward to having the leftovers for lunch today.

Have you tried any really good new recipes lately? How did the scale treat you this week? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Do or do not. There is no try.

20 comments:

  1. Woo Hoo!  That is awesome Kris!!!  You put your mind to it and you did it!  I will throw confetti with you when you hit your goal! (after mailing the care package) :)
    I am doing well.  I did not have as big a loss- but a loss is a loss!  I am less than 5 from goal too!  We are neck and neck!  Maybe we will get that tie after all!!! :)

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  2. YAY!!!! SO incredibly happy for you and the successful week that you've had!! :) Oh, I know just how happy you were, when those numbers popped up!! ;) I'm SO proud of you! You've come such a LONG way, and are SO close to your goal weight! I love the idea of the confetti poppers! Something huge needs to be done to celebrate such an incredible acheivement! Praying this week will go well, and you will stay with it! :)

    I'm worried about tomorrow. It is SO incredibly hard for me to get back off of sugars once I start. I should not have caved when my parents were here for Christmas. I kept putting off cutting them out this week until Monday, and I'm afraid it's going to be too little, too late. When I weight myself Monday, I was up to 192.6. :( Just focusing on making the next right decision! My super vitamins come in today too, so I'm totally pumped about that! I've been waiting over 2 years to get them!!

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  3. YAY  YOU!  ~tossing confetti at you~

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  4. Woo hoo for you!!!  That is so awesome.  I tried a similar recipe once and it wasn't great but would like to try another since I do like stuffed cabbage.  My husband will eat cabbage if I cook it but not my boys, so while they are away at college is a great time to branch out with recipes:)

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  5. I'd be totally okay with a tie! :)

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  6. Thanks so much for the encouragement. I hope you're pleasantly surprised with your weigh-in tomorrow.

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  7. I often wonder what kinds of things my husband and I will eat when our somewhat picky kids aren't home, influencing our decisions. I hope you enjoy the recipe. I'm eating the leftovers right now and they're just as tasty as they were last night.

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  8. Woo Hoo (also through confetti!!)!!  So happy for you Kris!

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  9. Yay!!!! So close! You've come this far and you can make it!

    I did good this week. 4 lbs. I haven't stepped on the scale since the new year, but still, a loss is a loss!

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  10. Holy cow! What a great weigh-in you had-that's awesome! So proud of you! Mine was good for me, I lost 1.9 this week, but for all of the effort that went into it, I was hoping for more. I had set a goal to lose 20 pounds in 9 weeks, which averages out to 2.2 pounds per week so I already feel like I am behind, even though that is a better weigh-in than I have had in quite some time! Maybe next week will be better. This week is the first time in a LONG time, actually, maybe ever, that I have lost more than my hubby. Not that I am competing or anything. ;)

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  11. Congrats on a good week, youself...and on beating your husband this week. Even though your're not competing or anything. ;-)

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  12. Great loss! I read your post last night about getting back "on the wagon." You can do it!

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  13. It's been awhile since I commented - I've been reading all along, but I had to pop in to say congrats on your great weigh-in!  You are so, so close!  I know that feels so awesome.  Part of the reason I haven't been around lately is that I had a bad (eating-wise) holiday season, ate way too many sweets and let myself get back into some bad habits and bad thought patterns.  I've gotten out of my exercise habit and am having a terrible time making myself do that and have gotten back into the habit of thinking that I "deserve" certain treats or foods because I've had a bad day or a stressful day.  Ugh, that is such old thinking for me and I thought I'd gotten past it but apparently not.  I need to get back to tracking and back to setting small goals each week for myself.  Not only am I not at goal, but I've gained several pounds (probably at least 7-8 back since the beginning of December).  Help!  Any words of wisdom for getting back on track and for motivating myself to start exercising and to lose those bad habits and destructive ways of thinking?  

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  14. It can be so hard to get back on track when you've gotten off. What has helped me when I've been unmotivated are things like:

    * Reading an encouraging book (The Biggest Loser books are favorites) * Talking with someone who is very enthusiastic about where they're at in their weight-loss
    * Finding someone who has similar goals and issuing a challenge
    * Writing down your reasons for losing weight and reading them every day or every time you feel your motivation/willpower slipping
    * Finding an accountability partner
    * Just keep doing it -- keep working out, keep making healthy food choices...even when you don't feel like it.

    Hope that helps!

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  15. Thanks for the ideas, Kris!  I plan to set a few moderate goals in writing this weekend, find a book to read (I've been watching the new season of Biggest Loser, too, which I think is helping get me in the mindset), and get back to tracking on MFP.  I need to remember your Yoda motto too:)

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  16. That Yoda quote has been so important to me. It's a big part of what's helped get me to the point that I'm at now. Another mantra that I chant to myself -- usually toward the end of long runs -- is, "It's not a matter of can or can't. It's a matter of will or won't." That just reminds me that sucess is mine if I just don't quit.

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  17. I just stumbleld upon your site through Simple Homeschool and I just wanted to comment that I made that stuffed cabbage recipe this week, too, and it was really, really good! I love all of the recipes at skinnytaste.com. Congratulations on reaching 90 lbs. I am at the beginning of my weight-loss journey. My first goal is 50 lbs, but I probably need to lose about 90 total. So far, I've lost 7. I am going to subscribe so I can read your posts and stay motivated. Thanks! Beth

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  18. I don't think I've ever made a recipe from Skinny Taste that we haven't enjoyed. We don't *love* them all, but they're all good and we have found some new favorites there. Good luck on your weight-loss journey!

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