Shannon Stacey

Friday date with the scale

I was pretty shocked when I stepped on the scale this morning and discovered I’ve lost three pounds since last Friday. Very shocked, actually.

I had a bit of a bad week. I got a bit whiny and petulant and my attitude about calculating points and tracking my food was along the lines of a three year old’s I don’t wanna. I recognized that earlier in the week and, rather than feel more stressed and miserable about it, I gave myself permission to have a crappy attitude until Friday. I didn’t really binge or eat badly, but I wasn’t diligent at all. I was honestly expecting to have to put a glass stone or two back in the Pounds To Lose jar, and I suspect the three pounds lost have more to do with natural fluctuations during the month than what I did or didn’t eat.

Whatever the reason, three pounds are three pounds and I’ll take them.

I still haven’t added in any kind of exercise. The treadmill’s still buried under coats and crap. I barely have time right now to brush my hair, never mind anything else. I’m thinking next weekend I’ll make the time no matter what. After a couple weeks of that, I might try the 30 Day Shred again. I think it’s a great workout, but it really kicked my ass last time I tried it (who knew jumping jacks would be the thing that would kill me?). And because I wasn’t managing what I ate, it was a waste of time, energy and Advil.

I also wasn’t looking down the barrel at forty and I am this time. I intend to be fabulous in my forties, dammit.

How are you all doing?

9 comments to “Friday date with the scale”

  1. Bev Stephans
      · February 24th, 2012 at 1:23 pm · Link

    Keep on keepin’ on! It doesn’t matter how you lost the pounds, but the fact that you did lose them is what matters.

  2. Louise
      · February 24th, 2012 at 1:33 pm · Link

    Congratulations! Any loss is good! One thing I did when I was struggling and wanting to eat anything I wanted without thinking about it was to pre-portion snacks. I’d get things like dry cereal (I love snacking on frosted mini-wheats) or nuts and measure them out into sandwich bags and write the points value on the outside. I also stocked up on granola bars like Kashi TLC or FiberOne. They were things I knew the value of and could easily eat without having to stop and think too much first. Also have frozen meals in the freezer. If you’re too tired or hungry to put a lunch or dinner together, you can do that quickly and easily.

    Pinterest seems to have a lot of egg cup recipes that could probably be put into the recipe builder on WW pretty easily. You can always substitute egg beaters, light turkey sausage/bacon, etc. and you’d have pre-portioned breakfasts ready to go.

    I know I make all that sound easy and I know it’s not. If it was I’d still be doing WW and I’d probably be at a healthy weight right now!

  3. Lorelie
      · February 24th, 2012 at 3:36 pm · Link

    Mine was not great. I came down with a really nasty flu Saturday and I pretty much threw evything to hell. Let coca cola carry me thru. Gained 2 lbs. :(

  4. Leah Braemel
      · February 24th, 2012 at 4:05 pm · Link

    Woot! Congratulations. How are those glass jars looking now? (That’s a really neat idea — must be motivating to be able to move the stones from one to the other.)

  5. Tracy S
      · February 24th, 2012 at 7:23 pm · Link

    YAY!! I lost 3 lbs also.

  6. Shannon
      · February 24th, 2012 at 9:08 pm · Link

    Thanks, Bev!

    Louise, I do a lot of pre-portioning. Some I do myself with Ziplock bags, but I confess the 100 calorie bags of Smartfood popcorn are what saves me the most. It’s salty, crunchy AND cheesy (all my loves) and, eaten one at a time, one bag is really satisfying. Sadly, I can’t have eggs or Eggbeaters, which makes breakfast a real challenge!

    Lorelie, that totally sucks! The silver lining of a black flu cloud is supposed to be losing a pound or two. Next week!

    Yay, Tracy! That’s totally awesome!

    Leah, I totally love the stones. I definitely believe that, while it’s not going to work for everybody, it’s making a big difference for me this time around.

    Not sure if I can post a pic in comments or not. Let’s see…

  7. Patti
      · February 25th, 2012 at 2:52 pm · Link

    Hey girl, I started The Dukan Diet on January 1st (so cliche, I know) and have been losing weight without being hungry and having to track everything. You do need to like lean protein and veggies but it is working and the results are motivating. I really like your stones in the jars idea and my be stealing it as I get closer to goal! Good luck to us and our genes!

  8. Shannon
      · February 25th, 2012 at 6:02 pm · Link

    Lean proteins and veggies are my downfall. There are so few veggies I like and no fish and no eggs is an issue.

    Yeah. *sigh* Quite the gene pool we share. :)

  9. ViSalus
      · March 4th, 2012 at 6:02 pm · Link

    Excellent website. Plenty of helpful information here. I’m sending it to a few buddies ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thank you to your sweat!

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