Shannon Stacey

Fighting off the return of the two

I gained one pound back this week. I blame my children. And my mom came to visit yesterday, so I can blame her, too. :lol:

That single pound is a wake-up call in a couple of ways. One, the gap between my current weight and returning to the 200s is back to being measured to the right of the decimal point. Don’t want to go back there, so I need to be very good this week.

And, two, I’m going to need a plan for the summer. My kids were on spring break this week. That meant taking them out for lunch after their hair appointments. A little more take-out. Mom came to visit and we went out to lunch. (And then ordered grinders for dinner because I’d spent the day with my mom and had no dinner plans.) Grilled cheese sandwiches, complete with extra crusts to finish off. This week made it clear to me I need an advanced plan for the extended summer vacation, including maybe pre-making their lunches for the week or something.

And look!


I only used it once this week (kids and mom and all that), but I’ll be working it into my regular routine starting Monday. And just getting it unburied from all the stuff we’ve been hanging on it was a workout. :lol:

How’d you guys do?

8 comments to “Fighting off the return of the two”

  1. Liza
      · April 27th, 2012 at 9:23 am · Link

    I’ve lost 1 pound since last week when I weighed in on Saturday. i wanted more, but am very happy with the one pound.

    Way to go to already be thinking ahead to the summer.

  2. Sharon M
      · April 27th, 2012 at 9:28 am · Link

    I gained back some and am seeing the twos again. :-( I haven’t figured out a way to work exercise into my day without having to get up before the sun.

  3. Amy
      · April 27th, 2012 at 10:11 am · Link

    I work fulltime out of the home so I leave at 7:30 am and return around 5:30 pm. I used to think that people that worked from home had is so much easier – they had so much time to work out. I stayed hom for a week when my kids were on spring break and realized that it is not any easier. So, I now realize that I use working in an office as an excuse more than anything. I did end up losing a couple of pounds this week, but since I am at the beginning of my weight loss journey I think it was because I just stopped eating chocolate at work when I was stressed. Hope your weekend and next week goes better!

  4. Tracy S
      · April 27th, 2012 at 10:49 am · Link

    After 3 weeks of the scale not budging or going the wrong way–I lost 2.5 lbs! :D I am 1.5 lbs away from my first 10 lb loss. I hope to achieve that in 2 weeks or so.

    I had to adjust my goals because I do have PCOS–which comes with insulin resistance. My doctor used a lot of big words to basically say–it will be harder for you to lose weight. :( BUT not impossible so I keep plugging along! I also HAVE to exercise–just eating well is not enough for me.

    1 lb is not bad considering the different week you had!

  5. Shannon
      · April 27th, 2012 at 4:10 pm · Link

    Yay, Liza! It’s better to lose one or two pounds a week in a sustainable way than binge-lose. :)

    Hugs, Sharon! Can you work fitness fun into the kiddo’s routine? There are some fun video game fitness things I do with the Short Kid sometimes and they’re not Jillian Michaels, but I’m up and moving.

    Amy, a couple of pounds is great! Keeping chocolate away at work is probably a great step. I’m lucky in that we don’t often have it in the house because my guys aren’t big on sweets. (Don’t get me started on Pringles, though.)

    Way to go, Tracy! Plugging along’s working for you and it’s going to be so awesome to reach that first 10 pound milestone!

  6. Lorelie
      · April 27th, 2012 at 10:42 pm · Link

    I held steady, but considering this week it probably ought to be counted as a win. And I realized that I’m as likely to eat my extreme-happy feelings as my down ones. More knowledge, right?

    And my doctor is sending me for a sleep study.

  7. Carol
      · April 29th, 2012 at 12:49 am · Link

    I love these posts I find them very helpful. I need to get myself back on track. Started 2012 lost 13 pounds, gained back 4 so now I need to get serious again. Slow and steady. I just need to stick with it.

  8. Shannon
      · April 29th, 2012 at 9:32 am · Link

    Lorelie, I do the same thing, I guess. Use food to make myself feel better, but also to celebrate good news. Maybe the sleep study will help, too. I’ve read that not sleeping well can have a really huge impact on your metabolism. Good luck!

    I’m glad you find the posts helpful, Carol! Writing them helps me because there’s an element of accountability, but also because I have people to share the ups and downs with. (My husband’s very supportive, but it’s just not the same thing.)

    Slow and steady eventually wins the race. It’s taken me almost four months to lose the twenty-six pounds, but I’ve lost them in a way I can maintain. I can’t do “no sugar ever” or “no bread ever again” or “work out three hours every day” so even if I lost pounds at first, I’d be doomed to gain them back again.

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