Weekly Weigh-In: Weeks 85 and 86


Week 86 Current Weight: 244

Pounds Lost This Week: doesn’t really count

Total Weight Lost: 146

I was out of town for Week 85 and still not making very good food choices, but the good news is that I stuck with it this week and managed to drop closer to where I need to be, to be back on track. Hopefully I can keep up with it, even though I still have to get through the bulk of the Holiday season.

 

 

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Weekly Weigh-In: Week 83


Week 83 Current Weight: 246

Pounds Lost This Week: 0 (gained 2 pounds)

Total Weight Lost: 144 pounds

I’ve decided that the term “yo-yo” dieting is not the right way to describe it. It’s more like a carousel. You just keep going up and down and up and down… around and around and around. XD

Still, I think I’ve managed to actually “cure” my sweet tooth this past week. I ate so much chocolate one day that I honestly felt sick. Which is bad, I know, but I just wanted it gone and hubby kept buying more. But at least now I don’t have any cravings. LOL

 

Weekly Weigh-In: Weeks 81 and 82


Week 82 Current Weight: 244

Pounds Lost This Week: 4

Total Weight Lost: 146 pounds

I was out of town last week on weigh-in day (for Week 81), and though I weighed myself before I left on Thursday, by the time I got back on Sunday I’d blown any losses completely out of the water (seriously I was back up over 250 pounds) and decided I didn’t even want to officially log that shit anywhere. The really sad part is that except for the cupcakes I got from Smallcakes in Winter Park, FL (which were freaking amazing) and the grilled cheese sandwich I  ate with my friend when we went out to dinner, most of the food I ate over the weekend didn’t even taste that good. So, an almost total waste of calories (looking at you Steak ‘n Shake… I was very disappointed). No, I lied, there was the club sandwich and a ham and cheese omelette at the Westin in Jekyll Island that were pretty awesome as well, but the rest (things eaten elsewhere), yeah… not so much.

So, I did somewhat better with things once I got home, so the water weight is dropping back off, but I’m still struggling overall. I don’t think I made my calorie goal even one day this week (at all). But that’s ok. I’ll keep trying.

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 80


Week 80 Current Weight: 248

Pounds Lost This Week: 0

Total Weight Lost: 142 pounds

*sigh*

So, I’m going to go back to the beginning and do protein shakes daily, as a meal replacement, for a bit to try to get a better handle on this. I know I’ve had a lot going on and, mentally, was not in a great place the last couple months, but I do not want to gain weight like this. So, I’ve got to do better.

Honestly, I feel like shit. I’m exhausted and everything has been hurting again. So not only the weight gain, but clearly, the foods I’m eating aren’t good for me in a variety of ways. I just need to get my mental game back on track so that when I’m presented with a challenge I don’t give in immediately, like I’ve been doing the last few weeks.

I’m pretty sure a lot of this is water weight, because although I’ve been eating a lot more, I’ve not been eating THAT MUCH, that I should have gained nearly 20 pounds in less than 2 months. So with any luck it will drop back off soon-ish. Still, it’s very disappointing.

But, it’s ok… I’ve got this!!

 

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.

 

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.