Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Weekly Weigh-In

Happy Wednesday and welcome to another Weekly Weigh-In.

I don’t really even want to do this week’s weigh-in because I’m starting to feel like a broken record, which isn’t particularly fun to read or fun to write.

You’ve probably already figured out that I gained. 1.4 pounds. If this roller coaster ride had been what the early days of my weight-loss looked like, I’d probably have given up and would still be obese.

Thankfully, that wasn’t the case and now I know that, as frustrating as it is, I won’t give up.

I peeked at the scale several times last week to see if that 129 was still there. It was. Until Sunday morning. And, yesterday when I weighed in officially.

I don’t know if I overdid it this weekend with my eating – I didn’t feel like I did – if I let my eating habits slide during the week and they caught up with me – I didn’t feel like I did that either – or if it’s just normal fluctuation and/or water retention. I hope it’s that.

At any rate, I’ll just keep plugging away and hope that the 1.4 pounds drops off next week and takes a couple of its friends with it.

How did you do on the scale this week?

Do or do not. There is no try.

13 comments:

  1. I am also up.  .6  Times like this make me so glad we are doing this together.  We just have to keep at it.  I think I may gave loosened up on habits without realizing it.  Time for me to go back to basics.  We CAN and WILL do this. 

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  2. You're right. I *know* I've loosened up on habits. On the one hand, I'm okay with that because I'm maintaining and the way I'm eating and working out now is something I could sustain, happily, long-term. On the other hand, I haven't reached my goal yet. I need to knuckle down with good, solid weight-loss habits until I've got these last few pounds off. I'm feeling pretty good about maintenance, though.

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  3. It is so hard when there's no real explaination for the gain, isn't it?! I've lost this week, but barely, and it should be a big loss. I've ate all the right things, exercised the same way I have in the past, and coming off of 4 weeks of basically no change, I should be dropping a lot of weight, this week, but I'm just not. That makes it so frustrating. Just one of those things. For me, it seems like a good reminder from the LORD, that this is ultimitely about changing our lives, and not about the scale. So, if it's from Him, I know I need it! ;)  Keep on pressing on, Kris, and I will do the same! ~Kristi~

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  4. I'm still here reading & cheering you on!  Believing that you can & will do it!  You already are.  I can tell you what still does NOT work...eating willy nilly & not exercising.  That doesn't do anything but pack on the pounds.  Ask me how I know this.  I haven't had a positive thing to post in quite some time, but I still like reading your blogs.  :)  You are very inspiring, and I just might be getting ready to get it together.  Hopefully. 

    I still cannot seem to make the connection between what I eat & do and how I look & feel.  Does that make sense?  If it was in a pill form, or maybe a cream, or even a quitting cold turkey thing (like caffeine) I think I could do this.  But every day all the little choices that seem like no big deal all adding up to my health and appearance is driving me crazy.  How are you still plugging away?!  I need to start snowballing in a good direction.  Maybe this week.  Here's hoping for a great next Wednesday...I've got my confetti ready!  :) 

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  5. I lost 2.8 this week which is a pretty good week for me. I don't usually see much more than 1.5 pounds-at least I haven't since the first couple of months of my journey, so I am pleased with that. Like you, though, I peeked at the scale yesterday and I was 2 pounds LESS than I weighed in at today! I hate that!!! And I didn't go over my calories or do anything weird that would have affected it like that. My weight just fluctuates so wildly sometimes. I don't get it. Sometimes it seems like such a crap shoot, but I guess as long as it is headed in the right direction over time then I must be doing something right.

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  6. Way to go on a great weight-loss week, Lisa!

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  7. Thanks for the encouragement, Abby. I'm glad to know I won't be alone in my confetti tossing. ;-) Sometimes those little, daily choices are the hardest to rein in. Those have probably played a role in the yo-yo results I've been seeing. I guess I'm still plugging away because of how far I've come. I know I can do it, it's just a matter of being consistent and not quitting. I've quit too many times. It's not worth it to me to quit now.

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  8. You're absolutely right. Ultimately, the scale is not and should not be our barometer of success. We'll just keep plugging away!

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  9. Thanks, Valerie! I'll be sure to check that out. I totally beleive that the last ten pounds are the hardest. This give me a new respect for people who "only" have five or ten pounds to lose.

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  10. Gosh just re-read my comment and there are about five errors in it! Michelle Bridges, Biggest Loser! LOL!

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  11. I figured it out. ;-) I couldn't find it on Amazon, though. I guess it's not available from the US Amazon, maybe?

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  12. Try the Book Repository or just google the book itself I guess? I hope you can locate it; she is really great.

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  13. I just found it on the UK Book Depository - $23.00 and free shipping. :)

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