Shannon Stacey

Reluctantly checking in

I might have “forgotten” altogether, except I was busted on Twitter. I mean reminded. :)

Pretty crappy week for me. I gained. And I didn’t gain in a mediocre manner. I gained 4.6 pounds. There are, naturally, a myriad of excuses. I was worried about a friend’s surgery and I had two releases this week which means a lot of butt-on-couch time. The teen had mid-terms/finals and, since he only had half-days, we have a tradition of going out for lunch, just the two of us, after his exams. And, in looking at the calendar, I suspect Mother Nature adding a bit, too. Also, Monday and today, neither kid had school, which means lunches. I don’t have lunch stuff in the house, so we do take-out.

Did well for dinner, but I’m still not eating breakfast, and five lunches out killed me this week. It’s depressing, really, and I hope you guys have good news to share so I can be inspired again!

8 comments to “Reluctantly checking in”

  1. Sharon M
      · January 25th, 2013 at 2:15 pm · Link

    I lost 2.5 pounds this week although I suspect my scale is lying to me. My “RT is in three months” mantra is keeping me from doing a lot of snacking.

  2. Carol
      · January 25th, 2013 at 3:13 pm · Link

    Gained 0.5 pounds this week and still in a holding pattern. Trying very hard to break into a new decade. Need to be more consistent.

  3. Lynda the Guppy
      · January 25th, 2013 at 7:06 pm · Link

    I skipped going to WW on Monday. Too busy watching the inauguration.

    I have a REAL hard time eating breakfast. What I’ve started doing was keeping fruit in the freezer (you can buy frozen mixes). I use the blueberry, raspberry, blackberry combo. Use 1 cup fruit, 1 cup milk, 1 package vanilla WW shake mix. Use my immersion blender in the cup to mash and mix it up. Voila! All I have to clean is the attachment to the immersion blender & a 1 cup measuring cup. No extra dishes, takes 2 minutes (literally). 7 points using fat free milk, and it’s SUPER thick and fills a 16oz cup and really fills you up.

  4. Katie D.
      · January 25th, 2013 at 8:48 pm · Link

    It took me long enough to check in after asking about you :) I did end up losing almost two pounds as of Monday. That put me over the 30 pound loss mark from my high weight since I started weighing myself last year. I have probably negated that 2 lb. loss with what I’ve been eating this week. It’s been a mix of making good decisions for some meals, and not great decisions for other meals. Honestly, even though they were probably the “healthiest” choices, my lunches were probably on the bad side of the decision making spectrum because they didn’t fill me up enough. So that not only blew my points budget, but also my money budget as I now have to buy a new box of my breakfast bars after eating them for snacks, too. The realization I had this week in terms of mental state: every day is a new day. Every time you wake up, you have a clean slate of making good choices versus not-so-great choices. At least for next week I won’t have a coconut cake with coconut cream cheese frosting sitting around the house all week. But, damn, it was worth it.

  5. Tracy S
      · January 25th, 2013 at 11:43 pm · Link

    ugh. Up 1.6. Middle of period, so I hope that’s it. I also worked out one less day this week. I need to make sure I do 5 days this next week.

  6. Dane R.
      · January 26th, 2013 at 10:29 pm · Link

    I actually joined Weight watchers today, in part because I was inspired by your posts and in part to motivate my aunt, who wants to lose weight. I’d done WW about two years ago and lost a lot of weight on the program, but stopped going and those pounds crept back up to me. My aunt is in the same boat and since the buddy system has always worked for the two of us in the past, we thought we’d dive back in.

    We’ll see how next week fares for both of us.

  7. Shannon
      · January 27th, 2013 at 8:18 am · Link

    Sharon, scales don’t lie! I need to start chanting the “RT is coming” mantra, too.

    Carol, breaking into a new decade can be hugely motivating. You can do it!

    Katie, finding something that’s good on points that also fills me up is a challenge. I keep hunting for that magic something that’s low in points but also fills whatever bizarre requirements my brain has learned make up a filling meal.

    Lynda, that sounds pretty yummy. I was buying berries at one point last year, but I was buying fresh ones and they kept getting fuzzy on me, so I quit. It never occurred to me to buy frozen ones.

    Tracy, the period week is always not fun. And I need to start doing my Zumba for Wii game! I need to start doing something.

    Dane, Weight Watchers really worked for me last year. And recently, IT didn’t stop working. I did. Time to get back on track. And having the buddy system is the best. I’m a bit of a hermit in real life, so y’all are my buddies. :)

    Here’s to a good week!

  8. Katie D.
      · January 27th, 2013 at 10:09 am · Link

    I’ve decided the human body is a weird, weird thing. Despite the two nights of McDonald’s, the coconut cake with the coconut cream cheese frosting that lasted nearly the entire week, and walking less than I did the week previous (though I did hit the 10K mark for steps every day), I still managed to lose almost a whole pound. Losing that pushed me past the 25-pounds-lost mark. Technically, I’ve lost more because a: I guessed at what my weight was when I started based on at-the-time recent weigh ins, and b: two weeks after I started I hit my high weight of this particular journey with was almost 6 lbs. more than what I guessed at when I signed in. So, technically, I’ve lost a little over 30 lbs. Considering I spent four months in the same 4 lb. range I’m really pleased with my progress. And I was looking over my roller coaster and saw that just when I was about to hit the “5 pounds lost” mark, I gained almost 8 pounds back the next week. This is showing me just how important it is for me to make weight loss a secondary, if not tertiary, consideration in my mental attitude toward this process.

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