Shannon Stacey

Pretending it’s not Friday

Sorry, guys, but I’m not getting on the scale today. I’m pretty self-aware when it comes to my state of mind and today my mood is burn it all to the ground, leaving nothing but scorched earth in my wake. I’m afraid if I get on the scale and it’s not good, I’ll burn it all to the ground by going from drive-thru to drive-thru eating all the things.

And Winter Break officially starts at 2:30 this afternoon, so my kids will be home all next week. Gah!

But how was your week?

5 comments to “Pretending it’s not Friday”

  1. Lorelie Brown
      · February 22nd, 2013 at 12:09 pm · Link

    I’ve had that response before. Not exactly drive through to drive through but “Fuck it all. Let’s go get italian food. With tiramisu!” So points to you for recognizing that.

    I’m having a good week. Down 1.6 to 175.8. Whee!

  2. Shannon
      · February 22nd, 2013 at 1:34 pm · Link

    Yay!!! That’s awesome!

    And I’m finding the older I get, the more self-aware I am. It’s not as much fun, but it helps keep me out of (too much) trouble.

  3. Katie D.
      · February 22nd, 2013 at 2:40 pm · Link

    Yeah, I’m all about avoiding the scorched earth mood. That’s usually when I do my best to be an absolute hermit so as not to be later brought up on murder charges. Officially, I was down almost 4 pounds from the week before on Sunday, but as am not mentally counting the previous Sunday as being real, I’ll say I was down about 1.5 pounds. This week’s been all about the eating out, leftover pizza, and ice cream. I got on the scale this morning, and the unofficial gain was .1. With having a day and a half before my official weigh in, I may actually have lost again this week. All due to staying on top of the daily walking goal.

  4. Tracy S
      · February 24th, 2013 at 6:41 pm · Link

    Did not weigh in. I forgot as our whole family was getting ready to go to various “Winter Camps” for our church. Our 8th grader had his camp this weekend and so did our 5th grader. Hubs and I chaperoned the 5th and 6th graders. It was actually a fun weekend and I know I burned a ton of calories–it’s a VERY hilly camp and we were walking up a steep incline to the meeting building 3-4 times a day!

    I’ll check in next week!

    Shannon–“just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. ” ~Dory in FINDING NEMO :)

  5. azteclady
      · February 24th, 2013 at 9:34 pm · Link

    I went down about 3.5 pounds, but I think it’s mostly dehydration–work has been pretty horrible, and I find that sometimes I go eight hours or so without even a sip of water, to the point where I feel my mouth sticky dry. Not healthy, at all, and gulping down a couple of bottles of water afterward is not necessarily healthier either. I need to find a way to even out my water intake throughout the day.

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