Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wednesday Weigh-In!!

Look! It's a picture of the cutest dog in the whole wide world!

Oh Emm Gee... look at that adorable little face. Do you know what those big brown eyes are saying?

"Please nice bloggy readers... please don't smack my mommy upside her fat ol' head because she gained weight this week. Oh, and if you have a spare moment, there are some beggin' bacon strips in the cabinet... sneak me one and I'll love you forever, M'kay? Thanks!"

It's true... I gained weight this week. I didn't gain that much, but it was enough to make me realize that I need some accountability if I'm ever going to keep losing the weight, and then keep it off once it's gone.

At last week's weigh-in I found myself at my goal weight... I was ecstatic. Accomplishing something is a wonderful feeling, isn't it? But as soon as I realized that this was the last weigh-in for the Rethink Your Shrink Challenge over at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans, I thought "Oh... I reached my goal... it's ok for me to cheat just a little bit this week." This was actually a wrongful realization as I believe the Sisterhood will be starting a new challenge on February 24th. I'm so down for that, by the way!

So anyways...

I cheated...

A lot.

In my defense (yeah right) I had my period all week, so I was craving some seriously fatty foods.

Let's see here... I had carrot cake, Bloomin' Onion, copious amounts of alcohol, ice cream rolled in coconut and topped with fudge and whipped cream, prosciutto paninis with havarti cheese and loads of mayonnaise, plenty of ranch dressing, and McDonalds Deluxe Big Breakfast with a Sausage Burrito. a lot of junk food and I didn't work out as much as I usually do.

Because of my incredible shift in motivation and my pathetic lack of control regarding what I shove into my mouth when I'm not being held accountable by a bunch of internet buddies, I'm going to create another challenge for myself.

I'm going to do another 7 week challenge*... and in that 7 weeks I want to lose another 10 pounds, just like I did on this last challenge. I know it's possible because I've already done it, hooray! :)

Here are my stats:
Starting weight: 174.4
Current 7 week goal: 154

Last weigh-in: 164.4
Today's weigh-in: 165.8
Change: +1.4

Overall change: -8.6

*Entertaining challenge name coming soon to a blog near you... this blog to be exact.


Brooke said...

cheating only cheats yourself. how's that for some nerdy, trite-but-true advice?

learned it the hard way. i'll give it to you for free.

~Mendie~ said...

I'm with you on the splurging...and the dog did help! LOL-just kidding....keep focused, its a new WI will be better!

"Julie" said...

i don't care if you splurged, that dog is SO FREAKING CUTE, and i gained about 839579 lbs in New Orleans this weekend

Mommy Mo said...

If you ain't cheatin', then you ain't tryin'......oh wait, that doesn't apply here! I like how you are going to challenge yourself AND join our next challenge!

Lisa @ Shrinking Jeans

Michelle said...

Great job on losing weight - I mean - not this week, but before. You know!?!

Sounds like a great plan! Keep to it and you'll make your goals. Sheesh - look at me going on. I can't lose a pound to save my life. All that baking is just too good to pass up!

Stopping by from SITS.

Krista said...

We are on the same wave length. I gained as well. I think it was the week...not us...let's pretend shall we?

Anonymous said...

When I hit my first goal weight, I went INSANELY insane on what went into my mouth. It's like I had suddenly given myself a free pass because, hey, I was at goal!

Been there, done that. Move past it and pick up where you left off!

Christie O. said...

challenges abound! good for you, you can never have too much accountability! i'm proud of you for moving on!

Christie O. said...

ps. omg is right -- CUTEST DOGGIE IN THE WORLD!!

strokeofliving said...

I just saw that you were before me on the SITS roll call today so I stopped by to say hello and nice to 'meet' you. It's nice to read a fellow non mommy blog. I wish you well on your weight challenge. Stop by to read me some time. Have a great Thursday.

Cute poochie!

glenna said...

I've been there and done that. Vacations and holidays are the worst for me.

April said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! Can't wait to follow you and read more!