Shannon Stacey

Not a happy scale day

So I gained 1.2 pounds this week. Ouch. I kind of thought I’d been doing well, but getting on the scale forces a little introspection. Let’s take yesterday…

Didn’t eat breakfast. Just coffee coffee coffee. Come lunchtime, Taz was driving me crazy so I packed up my notebook and went to work at the restaurant, intending to have a nice salad with some grilled chicken. They were, however, serving mushroom swiss burgers as the lunch special and I never pass up a mushroom swiss burger. And you have to fries with a burger.

Then my husband came home a little early and, after a tough day, wanted to go out for coffee. Then he ordered a sundae, so I had to have one, too. Two scoops of coffee ice cream with ooey-gooey caramel sauce and lots of whipped cream. And, because I’d stocked up on things easy to cook on a camp stove in case Sandy hit us a little harder than anticipated, we had kielbasa and macaroni & cheese for supper. Which I love.

And this morning, when I grabbed my crumpled receipts to log yesterday’s swipey card charges into my checkbook register, I realized I had five large iced coffees yesterday. With cream. (Probably goes toward explaining the spikey blood pressure and sleep issues, too.)

So that was yesterday. I suck. How did you guys do?

(Oh, PS: Halloween candy. Yeah.)

5 comments to “Not a happy scale day”

  1. Tracy S
      · November 2nd, 2012 at 10:30 am · Link

    We all have days/weeks like that. I stayed the same as last week–for the 3rd week in a row. I think I’ve hit a plateau.

    All I can say is….just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. (saying that to myself too!)

  2. Jean
      · November 2nd, 2012 at 10:47 am · Link

    Ugh. Equally bad. For the last several weeks.

    May I suggest something I’ve done, which really helps me psychologically? Instead of fries or onion rings (I love onion rings with ranch dressing — but I hate joint pain from inflammation more), substitute a dinner salad. It’s surprisingly filling, and gives a certain satisfaction I hadn’t anticipated. Believe it or not, it goes very well with a mushroom Swiss burger.

  3. Carol
      · November 4th, 2012 at 6:48 pm · Link

    Tracy I love your motto. I keep trying to break into a “new” decade in my weight loss but I’m just a 2 pounds short. I love these posts they keep me motivated to keep “swimming!”

  4. Dori O'Quinn
      · November 4th, 2012 at 9:39 pm · Link

    Did you have to say coffee ice cream?It is pretty hard to find in Mo. and Jack doesn’t like it,so when I do buy it I eat it all by myself.Grankids know not to try,even if they happen to find the hidden spot in the back of the freezer.

  5. Shannon
      · November 5th, 2012 at 12:58 pm · Link

    So I ran into a friend and we were talking about weight loss. She said it’s not my fault I’m gaining a few back right now.

    I like that.

    Her reasoning? With four hundred years of New Englanders in my lineage, putting on winter weight as the leaves fall is part of my genetic coding.

    That kind of makes sense, but it would be even better if I had to forage for food and therefore burned off that winter weight.

    Also, we had that conversation at McDonald’s, so…

    I’m trying to just keep swimming…

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