Monday, January 23, 2012

Packing up the scale

Literally, I'm packing up the scale this morning. We're moving. I've been packing and sorting and getting rid of stuff for a while, but it's getting to crunch time. The scale has been dropping then going back up. Essentially, I'm maintaining my weight right now since I'm bouncing up and down within a 1 lb range. I could leave the scale out for a few more days, but to be honest it's not helping me to see the number "unchanged". It will probably do some good to ignore the number and just take care of the things I need to take care of. I'm concentrating on keeping things lower carb because I really don't want to gain during the move. My jeans are back to feeling comfortable and despite what the scale is telling me, I'm feeling good. I've been exercising (except for the couple days last week when I was sick) which I'm finding is almost essential to maintaining a positive outlook.
Anyway, hope everyone has a great week. Check ya later!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Goal Update

So this was a good "on track" week for me meaning that I felt in control, ate mostly lower carb and didn't binge. There were a few stressful things that popped up, but I made it through without turning to food. I REALLY wanted to a few times but I resisted because I am sick and tired of doing this up/down thing with the scale. I got in a few good runs this week and some strength training. There's always room for improvement, but I'm getting back into the swing of things. This coming week I really want to concentrate on eating more vegetables. More often than not I reached for something un-veggie for a snack or meal. And guess what, I lose more when I eat more vegetables (IMAGINE THAT!??). This morning's weight- 153.6. Loss of 4.2 lbs. 10 more pounds to go to get back to my lowest weight. Obviously I didn't hit my previously set goal of 149 by today's date. I knew I wasn't going to though since I spent the first week of January almost completely out of control. I'm not trying to sweep it under the rug, but dwelling on it won't change anything. I'm doing better, I have a plan and here are the new weight goals:

Feb 1st- 149
Feb 15th- 145
Mar 1st- 141
Mar 15th- 137
Apr 1st- 134 goal

So here's to a great week! I'm going to plan my dinners for the upcoming week and then hit the grocery store.....

Edit: For those of you who read this post earlier and saw the picture with the quote- After a little research into WHERE the pic came from, I decided to take it down. I wasn't comfortable posting something from a girl who is 103 lbs and struggling with an eating disorder. My apologizes for not paying enough attention to details!!!

Monday, January 9, 2012


Soooo, ummmm, yeeaaahh, I've been very bad. I'm talking binges, carb overload, massive gains. I feel like crap & my jeans barely fit (the ones that were getting too big). I've drawn the line in the sand, and it stops today. I've set myself up for success by having good stuff in the house, and finally getting my head right. Today's weight- 157.8. Yup, 14.2 lbs up from my lowest weight. While I'm a little pissed at myself, that's unproductive. I went for a run this morning with the kids, that's productive. I have a healthy dinner planned, also productive.
I have to believe that eating the junk will send me off the rails. I can't keep lying to myself that "I can handle it" when it comes to some of my trigger foods. There are certain things that I just can't eat because it creates a cascade effect.
My previous weight goals are all screwed up now, so I'll have to sit down and create a new timeline. Stay tuned....
Here's to a great week!