Weekly Weigh-In: Week 79


Week 78 Current Weight: 238

Pounds Lost This Week: 2

Total Weight Lost: 152 pounds

Eh… still working on getting back on track. I was doing better, but the last two days have been rough. Nonetheless, I will persevere!

The change in weather doesn’t help though – all I want to do is eat the carbs. XD

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Weekly Weigh-In: Week 78


Week 78 Current Weight: 240

Pounds Lost This Week: 0 (gained 6)

Total Weight Lost: 150 pounds

This week’s gain courtesy of hurricane Michael. The good news is I will be back on track after today. Not only do I have my HealthyWage challenge in the works (and I do not want to lose $$), but I also have tickets (VIP Meet & Greet) to see Walk the Moon in February and I really would love to be under 200 pounds by showtime. I know I probably won’t lose 40 pounds by then (it’s only 17 weeks, and even if I lost 2 pounds a week it would only be about 34), but still gives me a great reason to stay motivated. Now if only the weather would cooperate. I am so ready for hurricane season to be over.

 

Thinky Thoughts: Anxiety and Food


I used to be a comfort food eater. If I was having a highly stressful day, or I was upset about something – I’d totally reach for something tasty to make myself feel better. I mean, let’s face it, a nice warm gooey grilled cheese can easy many of life’s ills (at least temporarily). This is something I’ve worked hard at overcoming in the last 18 months, and I’ve been pretty good about it. However, something I’ve discovered recently (well, I’ve known about it, but it’s really become front and center within the last month) is that when I have actual anxiety issues (even full-blown panic mode) – food is the last thing on my mind.

While this sounds like it would be awesome for someone who is dieting, it’s really not. For example, when we were facing hurricane Florence, all thoughts of food simply vanished several days before she was due to hit. Even the couple days that I managed to come close to my calorie goal, it was more of an afterthought and me simply grabbing whatever was handy (usually high-calorie junk), as I didn’t have the spoons to deal with much else. Even once we got back home and knew everyone was safe, I still had a hard time feeling hungry.

I’ve really struggled the last couple weeks trying to get back on track with my diet – and in truth, I haven’t gotten there, it’s still been pretty hit or miss. And now we are facing another storm (though probably not as bad for us, still not great) and again my appetite is gone. I’m not beating myself up about this, because I’ve got enough stress to deal with, but it definitely sucks.

I started another HealthyWage challenge and the Fall Fitness challenge at my gym, but I have no motivation for either one at the moment. I had hoped to start going to my gym more often, but at this point just going to my weekly small group training takes all the extra energy I have.

Fall used to be my favorite season (and in some ways it still is), but these days, I can’t wait for it to end. As much as I dislike winter – I’ll take it any day over the hell that is hurricane season.

Anyway, if you are going through something similar – be kind to yourself and remember you are doing the best you can. ❤

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 77


Week 77 Current Weight: 234

Pounds Lost This Week: 6

Total Weight Lost: 156 pounds

Water weight is fun. XD

One of my goals for this current fitness challenge is to go to the gym more often. At one point I was going almost every day for a while, but as summer hit I got lazy and have only been going to my Monday evening small group training. Even though we’re getting ready to start week 3 on Monday, so far, I’m still just going my same old once a week. Though to be fair, the kiddo’s been having a rough time the last month or so, and I’m still trying to recover from the ginormous panic attack and utter exhaustion that was hurricane Florence. Everything was fine here at the house, but the mental stress of it all, not to mention we ended up leaving town just in case (since originally we were going to be in a more direct path), was pretty significant.

My eating habits have still been a little off. Either I’m not hungry or when I am, there’s nothing that I want (all I want is junk and I’m trying really hard not to give in to that too much). Hopefully, things will work themselves out soon.

I did start another HealthyWage challenge as well. The goal is to lose 25 more pounds in the next 6 months. I know it’s a fairly conservative goal (since I usually average more than a pound a week weight loss), but I also know the holidays are coming up, so I figured it was better to aim low than to set myself up for total failure. Anyone who wants to join me – please feel free.

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 76


Week 76 Current Weight: 240

Pounds Lost This Week: 4

Total Weight Lost: 150 pounds

I probably would have been down a couple more pounds (not complaining in the slightest though), but hubby made homemade shells and cheese (pretty sure he used a whole block of white cheddar and another half of provolone, along with heavy cream) the other day and I ate a ginormous pan of the leftovers last night. No regrets. It was really freaking yummy!!

First week of the Fall Fitness Challenge (starting weight also 240), so it will be good to see where I am in 8 weeks when it’s over. I only went to the gym once this week, even though my goal was to up to at least twice. For whatever reason (too many squats), I was really sore most of the week, and I’ve got a lot of stuff going on this weekend so probably won’t make it then either. Next week I will do better!!

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 75


Week 75 Current Weight: 244

Pounds Lost This Week: 0 (gained 13 pounds)

Total Weight Lost: 146 pounds

After all the stress of the hurricane, I took a break and ate all the food this week. Whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. I know a good bit of this is just water weight so it will drop back down soon enough. To be fair, the 231 I was at last week was due to not eating much of anything for several days, so I shouldn’t have even been that low to begin with. So not much worried about the gains.

I’ll be starting the Fall Fitness challenge at my gym on Monday, so I’ll have the motivation to get back on track. And I’ll probably start another HealthyWage challenge as well. So it will all be good.

 

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 74


Week 74 Current Weight: 231

Pounds Lost This Week: 4

Total Weight Lost: 159 pounds

So… this week’s weight loss is brought to you by hurricane Florence. Honestly, I was probably down close to 10 pounds at one point. When I weighed myself last Wednesday (the day we evacuated up to VA) I was at 229 due to not eating much of anything for days on end due to storm-related anxiety. It was another day or so before I could make myself start eating again (at which point, allowed myself to eat whatever the hell I wanted). Oddly, even then I didn’t really want much (even my Salted Caramel Oreos were kind of meh). Anyway, after a few days of random junk eating (but at least I was eating – so that counts for something) I was back up to 231, but again, not complaining. As much as I want to lose weight as quickly as possible, starving myself is not part of the plan. At least now that I’m back home (and the storm has passed), I can get back on a more regular eating schedule.

 

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 73


Week 73 Current Weight: 235

Pounds Lost This Week: 3

Total Weight Lost: 155 pounds

I was actually down to 233 pounds at one point this week, which freaked me out a little (being 5 pounds down and 3 days to go to weigh-in), so I increased my calories a bit towards the end of the week just to make sure I wasn’t way under-eating. Then hubby brought home Krispy Kreme yesterday, and that totally didn’t help. XD But definitely not complaining at all.

 

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 72


Week 72 Current Weight: 238

Pounds Lost This Week: 0

Total Weight Lost: 152 pounds

I was pretty laid-back about my eating this week, and also had an event on Tuesday where I ate ALL THE CAKE. But it was, like, mini-sampler bites (of various different types) so not as horrible as it seems,. Which is probably why I managed to maintain this week, rather than gaining anything. So, overall I’m pretty happy.

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 71


Week 71 Current Weight: 238

Pounds Lost This Week: 3

Total Weight Lost: 152 pounds

My HealthyWage goal was to hit 240 pounds by the middle of September. I’m a month early, so that’s good!! Now to just maintain it for at least a month. XD

I mean, obviously, I’m not stopping now, but I know I have an event on Tuesday that will have me eating lots of yummy, but awfully high calorie foods. But at least I’ll still have a few more weeks to work it back out.