Shannon Stacey

Friday again already?

Down 3.8 pounds this week. Which is exactly what I lost last week. Weird, but maybe that’s my official Gallstones Suck weight loss amount. I’m actually glad it’s not more. Keeping it under four per week means it might be easier to keep off after recovery and maybe I’m getting enough nutrition so I’m not weakening other things, like my immune system or whatever. I feel weakened, but I think a lot of that’s in my head. I’m starving, so my brain’s all oh noes, but I’m not actually starving.

Dropped into a new decade. 189.2 now. Since 170 is the goal I set for myself, I feel pretty good about it. I mean, I’d really like to hit 150 at some point, but 170 is the goal I felt I could reach and maintain, so…inching closer.

I’m also going to need an entirely new wardrobe for the RWA conference at the end of July. And for home, actually. I’m still wearing the same clothes, but I weigh over thirty pounds less, so let’s just say I look frumpy. (And, according to my husband, I’m actually hiding my weight loss.) I did buy a couple pairs of jeans, but only because the others were falling down. (Have I mentioned I hate shopping?)

How are you all doing this week?

13 comments to “Friday again already?”

  1. Amy R
      · June 8th, 2012 at 10:40 am · Link

    First of all, in response to your twitter post – I think you can talk about whatever you want to talk about on your blog. It is your blog and that is what your fans love about you. You are real and talk about whatever the heck you want. So, hopefully you won’t let them bring you down. I actually hated weighing myself everyday and when I started following your blog, I decided to also limit it to just Fridays. Sadly, I am going no where. I keep coming up with excuses on why I haven’t lost any (husband’s birthday, mother’s day, blah, blah, blah). So, I decided today that I need to write down my goals and workout plan and post it on the fridge where I can see it and remind myself. Keep up the good work.

    After your surgery, you will probably want to ease into different foods to see how your body reacts anyway, so I think you will do just fine on whether or not you gain any back and I am sure if you do gain some back it won’t be much. Good luck with everything!

  2. Kathy Ivan
      · June 8th, 2012 at 10:45 am · Link

    Don’t let the twitter naysayers get to you. Losing weight is hard–I know this for a fact. You should celebrate and enjoy every single pound as it comes off. That fact that you sick on top of that sucks but hopefully after the gallbladder surgery your body will adjust and the weight loss will continue in a healthy manner.

    Dropping 2-3 pounds a week is a good and successful way to drop the weight. I’ve lost 135 pounds over the past couple of years and still trying to drop more. Its a struggle and a battle every single day but one that I’m determined to win.

    So, I say, congratulations on your loss, continue the good work, and be happy with your body and your self. Who cares what Twitter thinks. LOL

  3. Tracy S
      · June 8th, 2012 at 10:53 am · Link

    I’m not on Twitter, so I’m not sure what was said, but I love coming here every Friday to check in with you and celebrate your losses and encourage you if there wasn’t one. It helps me as I’m on the weight loss train too!

    1 lb down, I am about the same amount away from my first goal as you are. I’m at 178.2 and my first realistic goal is 160. I’d LOVE to be 140, but I needed a realistic goal first! :)

    Keep up the good work!

  4. Kelli B.
      · June 8th, 2012 at 10:56 am · Link

    I actually lost 3 pounds this week. I’m not sure how either. I was at Lori Foster’s reader and author event and didn’t eat that good. I also drank like a fish. Maybe it was the humidity that made me lose weight. LOL!! I really don’t have a specific goal I want to reach. I haven’t been under 200 pounds for year’s. I just keep plugging along. Going to start running again. I’m up to 1.5 miles.

  5. Alison Packard
      · June 8th, 2012 at 11:03 am · Link

    Just ignore those folks on Twitter who tell you what you should or shoudn’t be writing on your blog. It’s YOUR blog, for heaven’s sake.

    I wish I could say my weight loss endeavor has been as successful as yours but I can’t. My head just isn’t into it at the moment. But I am getting in my exercise quota of 4-5 times per week. Baby steps….

    Congrats on your loss this week!

  6. Tina
      · June 8th, 2012 at 11:05 am · Link

    Congratulations on the losses, ladies. You are all true inspirations. Amy R., I know exactly how you feel. I’ve been making excuses for weeks now. Last week I said I’m back on track. I’ve only done okay. I didn’t really follow any specific plans and made some bad decisions. I am down 1 pound this week, so I’ll take it. But, I really, really want to get control of my eating, again and not let it control me.

    I missed the Twitter issue, but whatever it was ignore it. We love you, Shannon and appreciate you sharing your journey with us.

  7. Lori
      · June 8th, 2012 at 11:47 am · Link

    Yay for you!! You’re almost there :)

    ANd while I hope you keep it off after your surgery, I mostly just hope that your surgery is successful & brings you relief!

  8. Bev Stephans
      · June 8th, 2012 at 12:40 pm · Link

    I haven’t posted in awhile, but I’m really proud of you for your weight loss. Sorry to hear about the gallbladder surgery, but if it’s neccessary, go for it.

    I missed the twitter twits, but everyone here is right: It’s your blog and you can write what you want. Just ignore the twits!

  9. Shannon
      · June 8th, 2012 at 9:24 pm · Link

    You guys are the best! I had just mentioned on Twitter that it’s been mentioned to me, both passively-aggressively and directly, that’s a little gauche (and TMI) to talk about my weight on my blog. It’s not something that really bothers me (people who don’t like it can go read somebody else’s blog) and I’m not going anywhere.

    You guys are the reason I’ve had success this time. I have no intention of bailing!

    And it’s better to do baby steps, whether small changes in diet or adding in exercise, than to make huge radical changes doomed to fail, I think. Just being conscious of the fact we’re trying is a step in the right direction!

  10. Tina Reiter
      · June 8th, 2012 at 9:53 pm · Link

    The thing that gets me about the Twitter twits is they don’t “get” it. You sharing your journey inspires others. It’s inspired me. And it’s such a brave thing for you to do. Putting yourself and your struggles out there is incredibly hard.

    I thank you!

  11. Katie D.
      · June 10th, 2012 at 11:44 am · Link

    First, yay on needing the new wardrobe! However, I’m one of those people who do like to shop (especially when I’m really in the mood to do so). Second, the majority of people who are intent on changing their lifestyle in a way where weight loss is a natural side effect are in need of a support community. You’ve become one of my areas of support in my journey. Thanks to the changes I’ve made so far, I just weighed in at a weight that’s almost 10 pounds less than the initial weight I put in when I signed up for WW (I had no clue & just guessed), and 15 pounds less than the highest weight I’ve recorded since I’ve started WW. It’s been three months since I started and I totally plan on sticking with this. It’s working for me. Again, a huge part of it is due to the support I find here and also in sharing and supporting your journey. I’m about 5 pounds away from my initial goal weight, and I’m looking forward to reaching that by my birthday in a little less than a month. It’s going to be hard work, but I never want to see the century I recently left ever again.

  12. Alison Packard
      · June 10th, 2012 at 3:35 pm · Link

    This blog has motivated me to go back to WW. About seven years ago I lost 110 pounds on the program but over the course of the last three years I’ve put about 50 of it back on. It’s time to do something about it before I regain every pound I lost. I found a meeting on Fridays and I’ll be rejoining as I find the meetings help me be more accountable (sad, but true).

    I’m glad you’re going to keep blogging about weight loss, Shannon. It can help people see that they are not alone in the struggle.

  13. Lee Laughlin
      · June 11th, 2012 at 10:40 am · Link

    Screw Twitter. I LOVE reading the blogs of authors I read and knowing they are real people like me. Your posts are inspiring. Keep up the good work.

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