Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Weighing in with Heather & Ash
Joining the weigh-in with
Heather & Ash
Well, the good news is I'm down 2.2 lbs from last week.

Unfortunately, the bad news is that last week I was UP 3.4 lbs from the week before!

I have NO idea how that happened.  I'm serious, I really don't.

I mean, I know I wasn't particularly strict about evening snacking that week, and my half days I don't think were very disciplined either, but I certainly didn't eat more than I would have on a normal day.  And I had all three of my fasting days.  Somehow, the math just doesn't add up.  I could see (and admittedly, was somewhat expecting) a small gain ~ like, maybe up to a pound ~ but almost THREE AND A HALF??!  Yeah, that hit me pretty hard.

But whatever the case, we move forward and don't get allow ourselves to be discouraged.  This is a lifelong habit-forming goal more than it is a quest for a particular number on the scale.  (At least, that's what I keep telling myself.  Some days I'm just not as convincing as others.)

How did you do this week?

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Weigh-in Wednesday

Weighing in with Heather & Ash
Joining the weigh-in with
Heather & Ash
I'm gettin' lighter!

Not by much this week ~ only 0.6# ~ but it's still the right direction.  My efforts this week are hampered again by that good ol' monthly cycle.

And maybe some snacking...

I tell ya, that's my biggest struggle.  On evenings when I am technically not "forbidden" to do so, I often still snack.  It's usually not excessive, like it used to be, but I'm having very hard time eliminating habitual "recreational eating" from my evening routine.  Out with friends or special occasions is one thing, but I'd really like to break the habit.

Another thing I think is working against me is that now that I'm working between 25-30 hours a week, I'm not getting my daily walks anymore either.  In a month or so, my weekly hours will be considerably less and with the days getting longer and making after-supper walks a possibility, I shouldn't have much excuse for not getting back to walking my usual 2 miles at least 4 times a week.  I'm so looking forward to that!  I've really missed my walks.

I guess I can't just blame work for that this winter though.  With how beastly cold and windy this winter has been, I'm not sure how often it would have happened even if I wasn't working!!  When the windchill is consistently hovering around the -40 mark, I tend to stay indoors if at all possible.

The forecasters say things are supposed to improve over the weekend and stay around or above normal for at least the next week and a half after that, so hopefully the really wicked cold stuff will be behind us for another year.


How did you do this week?


Monday, February 10, 2014

Two Things

You know what's great?  Being able to enjoy the feeling of hunger pangs and learning to envision they're the feeling of fat melting away.  (instead of my gastric juices beginning to dissolve my stomach lining...)  I know there are those in this world for whom it's a desperate reality, but for me, it's been a good thing to get used to over the last month and a bit.  I know it won't always feel this way and I can already tell I'm getting used to eating much less than I customarily would have not that long ago.  Those "normal" days when I can eat kinda however I feel like eating?  It's amazing how much sooner I feel full now.

You what what else is great?  Feeling bloated and surely heavier than you were a month ago and having the scale reveal you've actually lost weight since you last weighed in four days ago.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

WIW: trending

Weighing in with Heather & Ash
Joining the weigh-in with
Heather & Ash
Woot!  Down another 1.6 lbs!!

Maybe two weeks of losing weight is a little early to be calling it a TREND, but I'm going with it anyway!

I'm particularly happy about the loss this week because again, one of my three fasting days and one of the half days turned into "normal" days when our family went on a little overnight get-away to a small city two hours away.

I mean, you can't stay in a hotel and NOT order extra large pizzas to eat on the beds, right??  ;)

How did you do this week?

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