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Monday, May 3, 2010

Weigh In Monday

First off I want to thank ALL of you for reading, for your support, and for your encouragement. I have confession, I didn't have my comment moderation set up and hadn't even realized until tonight that I had all these comments. So, you will have to forgive me for not responding to the comments. That's not what I am about at all and the problem is fixed so that will never happen again.

This morning I weighed in at 204.4 which gives me a 1.6 pound loss. Not great but, I will take it. Much better than a gain!

This last week was probably the hardest week I have had physically and mentally. It seemed like my body was just not cooperating, too tired or something. Running was a challenge, lifting was a challenge, and yoga was a challenge. I never felt really sore after my workouts so I don't know what my problem was. I am ready for the new week of workouts to begin just to move on from my bad week. I kept waiting for a wall to pop up so I think this may have been a mental thing like I was trying to create a wall that really wasn't there.

My diet for the most part was good. Friday was not as good as it could have been because we took a day trip out of town and had to eat out. I ate a couple biscuits in the evening and I regretted it right after. I felt sick to my stomach for the rest of the day and into the next. It could have been worse and I feel like I have almost conquered my self-control. When I want something bad I just tell myself that there is no food worth eating just because it tastes good, losing the weight and feeling good about myself is far better than a taste of something delicious. So far, my little pep talk is working.

I did a great job with my water intake. I was trying to reach half my weight in ounces a day. Last week I was up to 90 ounces, this week I am at my goal and so far doing well with it.

The rest of the weekend was good and I have to admit I am proud of myself for my diet choices.

I have the best husband in the world! He bought me an iPod for an early Mother's Day gift and told me to go buy myself an arm band. I am so excited about it and have already enjoyed using it at the gym. I also have some really great friends who put some music on my iPod that I can listen to until I get my iTunes library built up. My iPod comes with a pedometer so I will try to use that. I would really like to get that thing from Nike that connects to your shoe that gives you calories burned and distance run. Maybe that can be a reward for a weight loss milestone.

I joined a 6 week Biggest Loser competition. It started today. I am excited about it. There are about 15 total people participating. I feel like I really do have a chance at winning and am going to try really hard! Putting my game face on and ready to win!

I have neglected my food journal and so my goal this week is to start that back up.

Thank you readers! Here's to a great week! How can I help YOU with YOUR goals?


  1. What a sweetie of a husband!!! Your workouts will be so much nicer with the addition of music:)
    266 had on her blog at one point written about thinking about the fact that when offered something yummy but bad for you, that she had to remember that it isn't the last time in her life she would be able to eat that. That has really, really helped me. A lot of times, before starting to diet, or when I was wanting to splurge during a diet, I would literally think "I will eat this and it will be the last time because I will start(go back on)my diet in the morning". Now, I remember when being offered a piece of cake, fries, a biscuit, etc. that this food will always exist, there will always be another opportunity. So, I might have a bite or I might not, but I don't feel this desperation to eat a large quantity because I have worked to change my mindset.
    I know I just totally wrote a book, but your thought about nothing tasting as good as being thin, reminded me of what I had read about being faced with foods you love.

  2. I love it when people write "books" because honestly it makes people from the blog world feel real to me or at least that I am actually connecting with people on a personal level. So thank you!

  3. Holly,
    Thank you for your show of support as I begin my weight loss journey. I wish I could be open and brave about where I am like you have been! Maybe we can support each other. (Our numbers are almost, nearly exact-weight, goal weight and amount to lose!)

    We can do it!!

    Lisa @
    All That and a Box of Rocks

  4. I love your little pep talk. I think I'm going to have to barrow it!! :)


  5. Sam, hopefully the pep talk will work for you. I think I might write something on my fridge to remind me of it because it's been really hard lately.