Shannon Stacey

Update-less Update

I’m not getting on the scale today. I’m just not. That’s probably wrong/naughty/negative-word-here, but I don’t care today.

I’m not sure which way it would even go. My husband worked a gazillion hours, so we had more than our share of take-out, but I also tried to be good and I did a lot of spring cleaning. It’s not really about the number.

When the “scale” reminder on my phone went off this morning and my first, second and third thoughts were “I hope I gained so I can say screw this and eat a bag of Doritos before I go to McDonald’s for lunch”, I figured out today’s not a good scale day. This way, I’m still on track and don’t have any excuse for giving up on it.

Not sure where the destructive mood came from, but I’m going to sidestep my attempt at self-sabotage by not stepping on the scale. Maybe tomorrow or Sunday if my head’s in a better place. Or maybe I’ll wait until next Friday. What I won’t be doing is feeding the destructive mood Doritos and McDonald’s. So THERE, self! :lol:

How are you all doing this week?

8 comments to “Update-less Update”

  1. Alison Kent
      · April 13th, 2012 at 10:10 am · Link


  2. Tracy S
      · April 13th, 2012 at 10:47 am · Link

    I’m totally with you on this. I had a good week eating and exercising and managed to gain .4. HUH? ugh. I know it’s not even half a pound so I shouldn’t even stress it, but the stupid scale showed a gain after a GOOD week. That just sucks on all levels.

    Now I have to fight the “Just screw it and go get a Culver’s turtle sundae” voice in my head!

  3. Shannon
      · April 13th, 2012 at 1:00 pm · Link

    No turtle sundae! Maybe you built a little more muscle this week. Or one of a hundred other things that cause fluctuations. You’re doing great and you need to keep going.

    And WW makes some awesome ice creams. I love love love the Giant Fudge Bar. It’s so big!

  4. Liza
      · April 13th, 2012 at 2:39 pm · Link

    Good plan. I actually gave in and ate bad for me pizza last night. Thick crust with pepperoni and lots of cheese. My reward has been to be sick at my stomach all day. Guess I know what not to eat in the future. Actually, my problem is I didn’t stop at 2 pieces. I’ve been drinking lots of water and am starting to feel normal again.

  5. Lorelie
      · April 13th, 2012 at 6:56 pm · Link

    Good choice, Shannon. I think that was really smart of you. I’ve had mornings like that and just…wallowed.

    I was dead even today. Sometimes I could be cool with that, but I feel like I really worked my ass off & was a fucking angel, so I’m displeased. But i’m hanging in.

  6. Tracy S
      · April 16th, 2012 at 5:02 pm · Link

    I did NOT eat the turtle sundae! YAY me! I felt victorious just not giving in to that!

  7. Katie D.
      · April 17th, 2012 at 1:58 pm · Link

    The previous week wiped out a huge chunk of my progress (also, what the hell?!?!), but my weigh-in on Sunday gained me back a little bit of ground. I’m going to have to step up exercise as well as paying closer attention to what I eat.

  8. Shannon
      · April 17th, 2012 at 2:15 pm · Link

    Yay us!

    Hopefully these little triumphs are going to lead to good news on Friday! (I’m power-consuming the iced coffees, though. The caffeine’s not awesome for the metabolism and the cream isn’t good for my circumference, so we’ll see.)

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