2nd Week… 2nd Weigh-In

Unfortunately I missed my weigh-in last Sunday, because I was camping with my family. I did have a scale with me in my RV though. It doesn’t calculate ounces, but it is better than nothing. I weighed in at 182. That would only be .6 ounces lost for the week. Now tell me how much that sucked!! Ug!

This week, I am trying really, really hard, but the scale only reflects 1 pound so far and that is completely naked and not with my clothes on. Oh boy! I am NOT over eating and I have had no alcohol this week. WTH! I have only exercised once though. Maybe that is it? I have no idea. I do know that I am very frustrated today though. Also, scared about my weigh-in coming in 2 days. I should have at least lost 5 pounds by now.

I have been eating a ton of fruits and veggies, bot not too much. šŸ˜‰ I have been trying to eat often, which is hard for me. I feel hungry, finally, but it freaks me out. I don’t like to eat all the time. I feel like that is just putting more weight on me. With this program it promises not too though, so I am trusting that.

My friends want me to go out tonight, but I am worried about that once again. Going out means a few cocktails and weight gain in my case. Dancing helps burn that though right? I guess I could throw on a pair of comfortable shoes and sweat it out!

Sorry for the downer blog today, but that is just the weight loss mood for the day.

On a good note, I have 3 other friend locally now on WW with me. Isn’t that fantastic! One of them just did her first weigh-in and she lost 6.4 pounds. I was so proud of her and also very envious. My friends are inspirations! We are doing this to help each other though the good times and the bad. We can do this!!!

Here is a picture of my friend Natasha and I yesterday goofing around at the grocery store. When I got home and looked at it I sent her a message and said, “we need to save this picture and look at it a year from now when we are skinny and say to ourselves… what the hell were we thinking!!!” She agreed! šŸ™‚

2 thoughts on “2nd Week… 2nd Weigh-In

  1. Hang in there! Finding some momentum when you are starting out is so important, it’s no wonder you are frustrated. That initial loss (mostly water, but it’s still real) is a huge motivator to keep doing what you’re doing. It’s validating. Not seeing much of a loss in the early weeks will make you question your methods and motivation, but don’t let it derail you! Keep on the straight and narrow. Mix things up, eat different foods. Maybe don’t eat any wheat for a day or two, or limit dairy for a couple of days, see what happens. Your body will probably make a correction soon.

    As for going out, what works for me is to come up with a strategy ahead of time, and then stick to it. I do this for all parties, nights out, trips (as much as I can), etc. If I make a commitment to myself before the event, I am more motivated to follow through because I want to prove to myself that my will is strong. Here’s an example of what I’ll do, let’s say it’s a kid’s bday party. I don’t know what foods will be there ahead of time, but I can guess. I’ll say: any fruit or vegetable is allowable. I will not eat any chips, crackers, potato salad, pasta salad. Cheese and nuts are ok but go for moderation (unless it’s the only thing I can eat.) Burger or dog w/o the bun, really any meat is ok too. (I don’t have an overeating problem with protein, it’s with sugar/carbs.) If the cake and ice cream look spectacular and truly call to me, I will have a moderate serving. If it’s nothing special, I will skip. (I remind myself: Cake is not leaving the planet. There will always be cake. When I hit my goal, I can choose to indulge in cake for special occasions, but now, while I’m going for goal, when it’s not even my kid’s bday? Cake can wait.) Drinks: water, no juice or soda (which is what I’d do anyhow.) And of course whatever else they serve I will analyze and decide yay or nay.

    For going out dancing, what I would do is make a plan, maybe something like: 2 drinks, rum & diet or other zero-sugar drink option. A full glass of water with each one, and in between the 2, a glass of diet coke or seltzer, something that looks cocktailly that I cannot just chug.

    It’s all about behavior modification. Not only do you have to make the right food/drink choices that fit in your plan, but you have to change the way you behave with regard to food. Make mindful, careful choices. No hanging out by the chips. No finishing your kids’ uneaten cake. No skipping meals. Little things. You can set yourself up for success by planning ahead until it becomes second nature. šŸ™‚

    You can do this, I know you can! I’m behind you 100%.
    Love you!

    • Thank you, thank you, thank you so much! You really have been my rock though all of my ups and downs. You have watched me lose and then regain over and over the past few years. What a pain I must look like to you. I must tell you though that you are right on all accounts and I have been taking your advice to heart every time. You know the hard things for me and that helps me.

      As of today I am 5 pounds down after 5 weeks. That sounds like so long to me, but it has stayed OFF for 5 weeks and that is GREAT! That is what I have been having to come to terms with and I think I may finally be getting there.

      My next thing to concur along with this WW program is my exercise habits. I was so good before my 3-Day walk, then I went to shit! I need to get that back. I am doing a 12k walk in late December and also started Bikram again today. The hardest part for me is just sticking with the exercise longer than two week. I can’t stop this time. We will see!

      I love you!
      xo

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