Shannon Stacey

Fifteen down

This morning the scale told me I’ve lost six pounds since last Friday. I can see that concerned look and hear the “Yeah but, Shan…”, but I promise I’m aware of the two-pound-per-week thing and, not only was this week’s big loss due to other things going on, but I’m prepared for the probability I’ll gain a couple back when I’m back to 100%. I’m not fasting, using crazy pills or doing anything else possibly detrimental to my health.

But for now that’s a total of 15 pounds lost since January 7th, which makes my jars look pretty.

Yes, my kitchen windowsill is still cluttered with my treasures (and sadly, a little dusty at the moment) so I had to grab my son’s silk scarf to act as a background. (The silk scarf’s a 1754 thing.)

The important thing for me to remember going into a new week? When Taz grabs hold of my pajama pants to keep me from walking away, I have to grab the waistband pretty damn quick or I’ll be pantsed. With my jeans pretty loose and my jammie pants threatening to drop to my ankles, not many more pounds will move to the Pounds Lost jar before I have to buy new clothes. (Unlike many women, I don’t see that as incentive. I hate shopping.)

How are you guys doing?

10 comments to “Fifteen down”

  1. Lorelie
      · February 10th, 2012 at 9:28 am · Link

    Good job! Even if there’s other considerations and stuff, look at it this way–if you’re anything like me, a really bad week could have been stress filled excuse to indulge in whatever you wanted. But you held strong. that’s awesome!

    I lost .2 lbs. Better than a gain, at least.

  2. Kwana
      · February 10th, 2012 at 10:04 am · Link

    Big congrats to you! That’s wonderful on the pounds lost. I have quite a few pounds to lose and I love you idea of the pretty little jars. So good!

  3. Joely
      · February 10th, 2012 at 11:23 am · Link

    Huge congrats – that’s awesome! I’ve always hated to shop too, but this time around, it’s been so much more fun. I’ve done some crazy dances in the dressing room when a new size is reached (thank God no one can see me).

  4. Shannon
      · February 10th, 2012 at 11:34 am · Link

    I don’t even like their clothes very much, but I want to walk into the Banana Republic outlet and buy an outfit for myself. That might not make sense to anybody who’s not plus-sized, but that’s a goal I have for myself.

    WW set my next % goal at 202.8, but I bucked their recommendation and put in 199.8. I want that 1 in front. Badly.

  5. Tracy S
      · February 10th, 2012 at 11:45 am · Link

    I lost 2 lbs since last Friday. I made a few key changes–more cardio, less weights in my exercise routine and soda only on the weekends. I was drinking diet but the fake sugar is bad for me too (I have PCOS and am pre-diabetic because of it).

    I’m down a total of 6 since January 1.

    Awesome job on 15 lbs down!! whoooooot!!

  6. Bev Stephans
      · February 10th, 2012 at 12:24 pm · Link

    You’re doing great Shan. Keep up the good work!

  7. Lori
      · February 10th, 2012 at 12:26 pm · Link

    15 is awesome!! And as long as you’re being healthy about it, often you won’t lose anything in one week, and then it all comes off in great gobs the next week. So huge congrats!

    I’m doing ok – close to 10 pounds, but this week has kicked my butt. I’m a stress eater, and work has been particularly stressful this week. I just acknowledged it, and moved on. I will be fine once the weekend comes, and get right back on track.

    I totally get that desire to have a particular number in the front, too. Every time I go from one number to the next one down (170 to 160 or whatever), I feel so much more accomplished.

  8. Shannon
      · February 12th, 2012 at 8:58 pm · Link

    I’m a stress eater, too. An emotional eater.

    Most illustrative example—my dad had a heart attack two weeks before my wedding and one week before the wedding I tried my dress on and couldn’t even budge the zipper at the bottom. That was not fun. (And neither was a week of lemon water fasting.) But I wore the dress and was able to dance with my dad at my wedding, so all ended well. :)

  9. Tracy S
      · February 13th, 2012 at 6:25 pm · Link

    I am a total stress/emotional eater.

    “I’ve had a bad day so I’m eating ice cream–I deserve it” — that’s typical thinking for me.

  10. Jean
      · February 15th, 2012 at 4:09 pm · Link

    You’re doing great, Shan!

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