Thursday, January 28, 2010

Weekly Weigh In and Other Info...

Yesterday at the Sisterhood was weigh in day. I was not in a good place emotionally yesterday so I didn't bother to write my post. I didn't figure a bunch of people needed to hear me whine and complain about my moanings and groanings so I just ignored it! Besides I was having a hard time getting to the computer anyway I have a ton of excuses, but whatever!

So anyway, my numbers yesterday were 187.6, up from the previous week of 187.2. I know in my head that .4 of a pound is not a big deal, but to someone who hasn't lost any significant weight in 3 weeks it was a big deal. I'm in this for the long haul and I know (in my head) that sometimes I will stall out for a while, but I was VERY frustrated about it yesterday.

Our family has been going through a lot of stress the past 6 weeks and I think we were all having a bit of a melt-down yesterday. Me gaining a bit of weight instead of losing it was just another blow to my mental outlook.

So how did I get past my meltdown and start looking at this weight gain in a more positive perspective, you ask? or maybe you didn't? I'll tell you anyway! I ate whatever I wanted to yesterday. I didn't count calories, fruits/veggies, carbs, proteins, fats. I just ate till I didn't want anymore food. Then I spent 20 minutes in the bathroom regretting eating a bunch of fatty food that my digestive system didn't like and couldn't handle. Then I exercised for 40 minutes and went to bed. This morning I got up and decided to weigh myself to see what damage I had done yesterday. Guess what? I didn't gain weight and I didn't lose! I weighed exactly 187.6 pounds this morning!

Then I got onto the Sisterhood site and saw the post that Christy wrote. Basically she is telling us to "get back in the saddle" and "stop stressing over the little things". So, that's exactly what I did. I started tracking my calories today, which I have done periodically. I decided to get back on track. I also ate good, healthy food today. I went to ChuckECheese and ate salad and drank Iced Tea without sugar. I rarely drink tea, and when I do drink it I put sugar in it, but I wanted to stay away from soda (and sugar) because that is my downfall area. I wanted to do it "right" today.

So I am going to say a big "Thank You" to Christy for taking the time to write that post today, because I don't know where I would be tonight if I had not have read it this morning. I also know that without the support and "swift kick in the b*tt" from my fellow sisters when I need it I would not be down a total of 38 pounds today from 10 months ago.

I also need to say "Thanks" to ChristieO. A few weeks back we were to link up on a post that ChristieO wrote and share our "Project Me" post, then leave the link in the comment section and she said she would send us a motivational bracelet. I promptly did, but forgot all about the bracelet till last night when I went to the mailbox and found the bracelet from Christie. It was exactly what I needed -- "Strength * Focus * Discipline -- to keep me going today!

So...once again I have the Sisters to thank for pulling me through the rough patches. I am determined that this year will be my year to win this battle of obesity and unhealthy living that I have endured the past 10 years and with the help of my "sisters" I will be successful!! Thanks, ladies! Ya'll are the BESTEST friends a girl could have!


Christy M. said...

Girl, you are totally making me cry here. Seriously. STOP IT! :)

I am so glad my post was exactly what you needed today. That post took me forever to write! I knew what I wanted to say, but I just couldn't get it out, and finally finished it this morning.

I'm sorry you're under so much stress. I know how hard it is to have a husband out of work. HARD. I hope and pray that he finds something very soon.

Jillian Michaels said on the Biggest Loser Tuesday that if you're under a lot of stress, it can make your body HOLD ONTO WEIGHT. Just keep that in mind and don't beat yourself up.


Brooke said...

looks like Christy beat me to Jillian's words of wisdom - words that i clung to at my last weigh in.

*hugs* i'm so glad that the Christy/ie's were able to help pick you up after your meltdown.

you are a phenomonal women and we're blessed to have you as a friend!