Shannon Stacey

Tipping point

Last Friday, I didn’t get on the scale because of my burn it to the ground mood. Maybe I should have. I’ve gained 4.4 pounds in the last two weeks and, while it’s easy to blame my kids being home for winter break and having extra food in the house, I’ve really just misplaced any iota of self-control.

I have to start tracking this week, and I’m also going to set my alarm to get on the scale every day for a while. Exercising would probably help, too.

How did you guys do? Hopefully better than I’m doing! And RT is only two months away. It’s going to suck if the clothes I bought for RWA don’t fit anymore. Incentive, maybe?

I’m a little sad about winter break ending because I like quiet time at home with my boys, but it’s definitely easier to stay on track when they’re not around during the day. In the meantime, we have Winter Break randomness.

Random tweets

8 comments to “Tipping point”

  1. Katie D.
      · March 1st, 2013 at 12:39 pm · Link

    I gained a little bit back on Sunday, but less than half a pound, so, enh. I’ve stayed steady at that all week, and with what I’ve been eating, I’ll take it. I signed up for another season of kickball. That start’s April 2nd, so I should hopefully see an extra push with that. I have a feeling I’ve hit another plateau. As I’m only a couple of pounds away from that “10% lost!” star, this doesn’t surprise me. Today’s my one year anniversary with WW, and while I really wanted that star for today, I’ll revel in the fact that I’ve lost just over 30 pounds since my heaviest weigh in last March.

  2. Tracy S
      · March 1st, 2013 at 12:42 pm · Link

    I was up 1.5 lbs this week. Sigh. I’ve been bouncing around between 165 and 167.5 lbs for the past 2 months.

    When I think about it, it’s because I am eating seconds at dinner and only working out 4 days vs 5 as life was crazy for awhile,

    I just need to get back to doing what I know I need to do.

  3. azteclady
      · March 1st, 2013 at 10:09 pm · Link

    It seems I’ve finally hit menopause–after flirting with the b—h for a few years. Having periods every couple of weeks is seriously screwing with the weight loss, but I don’t have gained *knocks on wood* anything–just not losing anything–and I’ll take the latter over the former any day.

    Here’s sending positive thoughts your way, Shannon!

  4. Shannon
      · March 2nd, 2013 at 9:25 am · Link

    Katie, thirty pounds is great! Plateaus are hard, but kickball’s going to be just the thing to kick you out of winter metabolism. (For you, of course. Just the thought of playing kickball puts me in the fetal position, but it did even when I was a kid, LOL.)

    Tracy, swapping up and down the same two pounds can be discouraging, but I think it’s natural. Seconds at dinner are hard to resist. I’ve been thinking about serving from the stove, so everything’s not right in front of me. Anybody who wants seconds will have to get up and do the work of getting it themselves.

    Hugs, Azteclady! It’s a lot harder to make changes when your body’s going through chaos all on its own. Not gaining while going through changes is a huge accomplishment!

    Thanks to WW’s handy-dandy statistics, I’ve now gained back half of the weight I lost in 2012. OH NOES! Not having that. I’m 40 now and every year we get older, it gets a little harder. I need—WANT—to reach my goals this year.

  5. Carol
      · March 3rd, 2013 at 5:47 pm · Link

    Thanks for the update ladies! I need to get back on track as well. Still hovering in the same range since Christmas! I need to break into my a new decade. I get close and then I derail myself. Need to stay on track. Goal is to a wear bathing suit by May. First time since middle school. I hope I make it.

  6. Katie D.
      · March 3rd, 2013 at 10:56 pm · Link

    I got the “10% lost” star this morning! :booty shake:

  7. Lorelie
      · March 4th, 2013 at 12:54 am · Link

    Steady from last week. And then I went to Southern California for my step-brother’s birthday. I did the best I could, considering I wasn’t in charge of where/when we ate all weekend, but I’m still a little scared of it showing up on the scale.

  8. Shannon
      · March 8th, 2013 at 9:56 am · Link

    High-five on the 10% star!!!

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