Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Week 11 GONE - But it Left a Few Casualties...

OMG, I've gained. There is no getting around it. The scale doesn't lie, no matter how many times I step upon it and close my eyes and then cautiously open one eye to a squint and...



I've been hinting at the idiocy of my actions for several weeks now. I've just barely been able to keep it in check and NOW?

It's caught up with me and I have gained.

Let's discuss what's happening to derail me - True Confessions Time:

  • I'm not keeping up on My Fit Pal - food and exercise? Yah, totally slacking!
  • I'm enjoying DOWNTOWN way tooooooo much - that includes having a drink or three, way more than I should. Restaurant food 3 or 4 times a week certainly will send a fat girl spiraling but add alcohol and the spiral turns in to a cat 88 (if there is such a thing). 
  • I'm averaging 3+ miles per day but I am NOT taking advantage of the awesome gym we have, right downstairs. And the swimming with Mags and cleaning I'm doing every other day is NOT cutting it. Can you say: Lazy, much?
  • I'm lying to myself about needing a sweet or that I CAN have that sub roll since it's the middle of the day. FOOD is not my friend. And not because IT did anything wrong. But because I abuse it. I'm addicted to it and it is a fickle mistress more often than not for me. 


And sooooo...

I have got to get it together. And I've been wailing about that for weeks now.

No More!

No more wailing that is. It's certainly not helping and NOW?????

Guess who decided to join the party?

Yah, you guessed it. Our favorite friend, my best Auntie.


I can't decide if I'm more disgusted with the fact that even while I continued to complain about the spiraling, I CONTINUED to do the things that would speed up the spiral...


If I just can't believe I could be so dumb as to purposely sabotage all the good work I'd done previously. Purposely. There is no excuse.


I am starting at the beginning again. I am going back to what was working starting week one!

That includes blogging daily, weighing in daily, and generally remembering to hold myself accountable EVERY minute of the day. It's the ONLY way I can progress.

ALL that said?

Here's that number: 

Oh, Scale, I have done you WRONG...

Starting Weight: 306.4
Goal Weight: 150
Today's Weight: 273.8
Total Lost to Date: 32.6


Now...if you remember, last Tuesday I was 275.2. So technically, I'm showing a loss. But I weighed in at 270.2 on Friday and THAT'S the number with which I am gaging the gain. It's a 3.6 pound gain. Wowza.

I KNOW that blogging AND weighing in daily was HUGELY instrumental in my early successes. As well, sticking to my goals. I will be sharing those goals, daily, too WITH a daily tally.


...back to My Fit Pal. Working out. And eating at home.


Someone mentioned yesterday that we all should OWN October.

Guess what?

I now OWN October. Bring it...

Till next time!


Our Virtual Trip(s)

Michele: 10.5 miles

Anna: 170 miles

Sandi: 104.85 miles

Debbie: 70 miles

Kathy: 109.76 miles

Stephanie: 129.29 miles


My October Goals:

Walk 130 miles - 3.35 = 126.65 miles to go!
Swim 20 hours - the heater is getting fixed today, YAY!
Post Daily at My Fitness Pal - Yes!
Eat at home 25 dinners - 1 down, 24 to go!
Hit 50 pounds down - 17.4 pounds to go!
Reward with the much coveted compression suit - Only 17.4 pounds to go!


  1. You have done such a great job! Don't be discouraged by seeing the scale go up a few pounds! It's our bodies way of adjusting to everything that goes on inside! New follower from Cozycakes! :)

  2. boy do I know the feeling! We can blog and journey together! I will be following! Http://simple-yes-easy-no.blogspot.com

  3. Found your site from Cozycakes Cottage! You are doing such a great job! Keep it up. I used to weigh over 330 pounds and lost 1/2 of that! I kept it off for many years. Sadly, I have gained back about 30 of those pounds, but I am working everyday to be more healthy. I know many of us have food blogs, but there are many who have wonderful and healthy foods. Keep up the good work! I am now follwoing you! And will cheer you on!

  4. I'm so proud of you, even if you had a little setback you're still ahead of the game. At least you see your mistakes and are willing to pick your self up, dust yourself off and keep going. And that my friend is the mark of a true champion. You will reach your goal and you will encourage others to follow because you lead by example. Keep up the good work.

  5. Thank you to all for the words of encouragement. They certainly do help keep me going. I am so thankful to have "met" some new friends yesterday. I will be following along with you all, too! Cheers!

    PS: Thanks, especially, Debbie. You ROCK :)


Thank you for sharing a bit of you with me, may we all traverse through this life happily!