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!