Monday, July 8, 2013

Weigh-in: July 7, 2013

Gosh, it has been six days since my last post.  I suppose I should come out of hiding, face the music and move forward.
Yesterday’s weigh-in results was disappointing but not a surprise (to me).
Previous Weight:  382 lbs
Current Weight:   386 lbs
The truth is obvious; I have been eating junk and a lot of it.  I gained four pounds. I have no excuse and none would be acceptable.  I’m not going to dwell on it.  Instead, I will work on eating better today, and tomorrow, and the next day, etc.
We had a four-day weekend and I loved it.  The sun is still shining in Seattle and I am thrilled.  It came early this year.  I hope it doesn’t leave early as well.  As expected though, the 4th of July was overcast a good part of the day.  Late afternoon and on, the sun was bright.  It was a great day.  My husband and I slept in and had a relaxing start to the day.  Around noon we headed up to the camp site and spent the rest of the afternoon with my sister and her family.  My nephew kept me busy as I knew he would.  His favorite activity seemed to be shoveling gravel into his dump truck and relocating it only to repeat the process several times over.  I more enjoyed hiding an object and having him try to find it.  I tried to give him “you’re getting warmer” or “you’re getting colder” hints, but I’m not sure he completely understood what I was trying to do.  Then when it was my turn to find the object, immediately after opening my eyes, he would say “okay you can find it now, I hid it in the shed” or tell me wherever the exact location was.  He is so cute and so fun. 
The rest of the weekend was very restful.  I was not looking forward to working today, but at least it was from home.   My desk at home is right up against the window so it nice to feel the warmth from the sun.  I’ll be back in the office tomorrow and while I face the window, there is another desk between it and me.  Plus we face our parking garage so it is just not the same as being home.  Oh well, who has time to look out the window.  I expect a busy week, but hopefully not too stressful.
So far today, my eating is right on track.  Next step is to repeat this tomorrow.
Have a great week!


  1. Sometimes, especially in the beginning of this journey, taking it only one day at a time is best. That way, you aren't 'biting off more than you can chew.' (all food/eating puns aside.) Just try to make each day the best you can make it. Wash, rinse, repeat. But only worry about your choices TODAY. :)

  2. I agree with Gwen. I am still just trying to survive, one day at a time. Your little nephew sounds absolutely adorable! What a precious little guy. =) It sounds like you had a pretty enjoyable holiday.

  3. I have come to the determination that weight loss is a continual process for every day for the rest of my life. So a few days really mean nothing in the long run if you get right back on track. Just don't let it put you down and cause you to lose more time. I have had weeks where I have gained some back but the longer I stick with it the easier it seems to be.

    You will win this battle!!

  4. Totally agree with Gwen. Only take it "One Meal" at a time. Planning is a great tool. It takes time and can be a lot of work, but just plan for one meal. Perhaps the meal that gives you temptation to go off course.

    It is a long long journey and we are "all" in this together.

    Until later.......

  5. Hi! Get back on track. Every good action counts. I suspect that most of that weight is water weight, as I constantly see for members in my weight loss group. Keep upbeat. The more good health decisions you consistently make, the better your health. Btw, I did not eat so good for 2 days this week either. It's like 3 steps forward and 2 steps back sometimes. :p

    :-) Marion

  6. You're back on track now and that's what is important. For most of us, we've lived our entire lives eating a certain way, changing our eating patterns after all those years does take some getting used to. There are days when it'll be easier and there are days when it's going to be hard, but stay strong. You can do this!

  7. I'm so glad you had a great vacation! Your nephew sounds so fun! The holidays are going to be the hardest time for all of us, every holiday is based around good food, and now you'll know how to handle the next one. Those pounds are going to come right off, you got this!

  8. I'm glad that you had a nice long weekend. We all have minor setbacks, the main thing is to face the music and get right back on track, which you have already done. Good for you. :)

  9. Looks like a fun weekend!

    Good for you for getting back on-track! Sometimes I think that's the hardest part of all.

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