Shannon Stacey

A day late, but no pounds short
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I meant to post this yesterday, but there was a storm and all three of my guys had a snow day. Then we got bored and went shopping. It was a lazy, easily-distracted kind of day.

I gained 2.8 pounds. UGH. Up and down. Up and down. This week I had a hat trick of stressors on the table. A phone call. My kid's FAFSA form. An author thing at my library (which turned out to be very enjoyable). Things on my list don't have to be “negative” to cause me stress. It just has to be something for my brain to gnaw on. So I did a little (okay, more than a little) comfort eating.

Maybe I need a “Countdown to RT” on the front of my fridge. And the food cabinet. And the microwave (which is where the salty, crunchy snacks tend to lurk when it's not in use).

How did you guys do this week?


6 comments to “A day late, but no pounds short”

  1. Sharon M
      · February 9th, 2013 at 9:39 am · Link

    I gained back 2 pounds. :-(

    The only things I did differently was start lifting heavy weights again and unfortunately, tended to be hungry late at night so I added back in my snacking behavior after 9pm.

  2. Tracy S
      · February 9th, 2013 at 10:40 am · Link

    Stayed exactly the same. Only thing I’m thinking is that I still was snacking too late at night.

  3. azteclady
      · February 9th, 2013 at 12:13 pm · Link

    I’m more or less where I was last week, which sucks because I was/am sick and haven’t been eating all that much so how come?

    Ah well, it’s what it is.

    Exercising still not happening (see sick–though it wasn’t happening when I wasn’t sick, so I need to just stop the excuses)

    Glad to hear you guys are okay–stay that way!

  4. Dane
      · February 9th, 2013 at 6:26 pm · Link

    I’m down another 3 today. Of course, when I weighed in last week I was wearing jeans, and this week I wore a much lighter fabric. And I’m still in that phase of “I just started dieting” so weight comes off easier. I just know this trend will not confine, especially now that there is a packet of double stuff Oreos in the house. That’s just cruel.

    I’m not looking forward to this week. It’s hard enough resisting the Easter candy (Cadbury eggs, I love them so much) when I’m at the store. How am I supposed to resist the Valentines candy, especially once it’s on sale?

  5. Lori
      · February 9th, 2013 at 8:16 pm · Link

    This past week I acknowleged that I need to go to the meetings and can’t do it online. So I went last Saturday and today I’m down 4.4 pounds. Which totally sets me up for disappointment next week, but hey, I’ll take it.

  6. Katie D.
      · February 10th, 2013 at 9:27 am · Link

    Well, I just did my official weigh in and I gained 2.4 pounds. I’d be more sad, except I know exactly what happened. I surprisingly managed to stay mostly on track all week, even with some really poor food choices thanks to keeping my walking up. Yesterday was the killer, though. It was our monthly meeting for the local RWA chapter, so I had my favorite bagel sandwich from Panera, a whole flatbread pizza and pop at Buffalo Wild Wings for lunch, and then snacked a lot on the fudge I made for the group. *Then* I went out with friends for Restaurant Week and had a three-course dinner, though I brought most of the entree home for leftovers. I’m going to focus on the win of still managing to hit 10K steps every day. Considering the fact that my week was filled with stress, including the mysterious removal and replacement of over $1100 from my checking account, the fact that I gained back only 2.4 pounds is a win in and of itself. Today and this week are brand new, and I can focus on positive choices, both for food and exercise going forward. I refuse to beat myself up over a little backsliding because that will only make me backslide more.

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