Friday, June 11, 2010


Well, it's Friday and you know what that means.  It means weigh-in day.  It's such a fun day.  Whatever.  Down to the nitty gritty.  I headed to weigh in this morning in the hopes of having lost some weight.  The home scale said I was down, so I was hoping theirs would say the same.  I got on the scale and was down 2.6 pounds.  So, my horrific weekend did not kill me as badly as I thought.  I really did want 4-5 pounds this week, but you know what?  2.6 is good.  It's almost what I gained in a whole month, so I'm ok with that.

And I've decided I am not stressing this anymore.  I have been so caught up with loosing x amount of weight by this day that I get upset when I don't hit those markers, then I just kinda give up.  I feel like there's no point in doing what I know will work if I can't hit the goals I set for myself.  So, I have decided I'm not stressing about it.  I am going to do what I know works.  I am going to focus on eating healthy.  I am going to get back to exercising regularly.  I am going to drink my water (which I did a poor job of this week). And I am going to cut myself some slack.  I can loose this weight, I just have to stop beating myself up when I don't loose as much as I want.

My first goal is to loose what I gained.  So, I gained 10.2 and lost 2.6  in the first week back.  Now I have only 7.6 to go.  Not bad for week 1.


  1. and it's a lifestyle change. for the rest of your life. you're right, you need to stop thinking in "weekly" terms and look long term. eat whole foods. cut out the processed foods. seriously. eat your damn salads like you did in Italy. ;) exercise should be a lifestyle change and not necessarily a means to and end to lose weight. allow yourself a treat. but only once in a while. determine if the "junk" is really WORTH it. a store bought cupcake, not worth it. aunt nene's famous chocolate cake that you only have a chance to have once in a blue moon-- TOTALLY worth the calories. :D (yes, i do have an aunt nene who makes a fabulous chocolate cake.) you can do it Chris! you already lost a nice chunk of weight, so now maybe it's just time you need to re-adjust your goals and the way you think about food and exercise. weight loss is a journey that changes as you go. i was just thinking of my own journey with health and fitness the other i started and where i am now. it's quite intriguing, really. ps. have you read Beck's Diet Solution yet? read it.

  2. What wonderful Friday news! Congrats. That is just one small step towards a much bigger number in the loss column! GO YOU!

  3. Thanks Carrie! Believe it or not, I have lost about 50 pounds since college. I have kept off 25 of that almost 9 years. So, that's something to be happy about...that even when I gained weight, I didn't gain it ALL back.

    I do have to eat more salads. I need to go with more veggies. Part of the issue I run into it I hate cooking. LOL! If I liked cooking more, I would probably not go towards easy things to cook. I'm working on it.

    And nope, haven't read that. I'll see if I can find it at the library.

  4. Thanks Nicole! It was good. It made me happy. And yes, it is the first step towards the larger goal. No matter how long it takes.

  5. yes, get the book from the library. that's where i read it. i do a lot of library reading. rarely do i buy a book.