Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Weigh In Tuesday

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Well this week has been hard to say the least. I may or may not have become addicted to weighing myself everyday (bad Buffy, bad).  To make my life easier I write this post on Monday, or even Sunday, then type in the numbers on Tuesday morning.  So as I sit here typing I haven't weighed myself today, but by all accounts I don't think I've lost, or gained, any weight.  We'll see.

This is a little frustrating because I have been really good about the water, not eating too much, and not snacking.  So I'm sorta at a loss for what to do next.  Do I keep with the water, the eating less calories and working at not snacking or do I add in something new.  Like, working out.  Don't get me wrong, exercise has always been a future goal, however there are a few things you should know.

1) I always, and I mean always, get sick (horrible, flu like illnesses) about 2-3 weeks after I start working out.  It doesn't matter if I'm working out at the gym or at home.  I get sick.  I can't afford to get sick right now.

2) I have 5 kids!  Seriously, when will I find time to go to the gym.  I mean the idea of going someplace 3 times a week without kids is super appealing, but still the only time I have is to wake up at 4:30 drive to the Y which opens at 5 and then come home so that Husband can go to work.  Yeah, not my idea of fun.

However, Husband's schedule might be changing and I might…just might be able to squeeze in a night time class or something.

3)  The best way to lose weight is to do cardio and weight training.  Weight training builds muscles and as you know muscle burns fat even while you sit surfing the blog.  However, muscle also weighs more than fat, which means that the scale could go up before it goes back down.  I'm already getting depressed and don't wish to add to it by added heavy muscles.

So there you have it.  My dire predicament.  Okay, not so dire but frustrating to say the least, I had hoped to have lost more weight so far…but then again even a pound lost is better than none.

My goal this week is to really contemplate either beginning working out again or doing a fast (a juice fast).  Based on my decision I'll start research and formulate a plan that I will share with you next week.

Now for the numbers:
Weight Loss:  3 pounds!  Seriously shocked by the number, especially in light of my above post. I was laying in bed this morning praying that I had lost just one pound and I got THREE!
Total loss in 4 weeks: 6 pounds, well more like 6.4…but 6 is good enough for me.
Inches lost: 1.75 inches
Total inches lost in 4 weeks: 3.25 inches

Ahh, not so bad.  Still, I think I need to add in something new.  Keep watching to see what it is.  And now onto the pictures.

Starting Picture

4 Weeks later
(and yes those are straight pins in my hair)
To be honest I don't know if it is the clothes or the actual fact that I have lost weight that makes the pictures look so drastic, but whatever it is there it is.

I hope you all are having a great week!  Feel free to comment below and share with me what goals you have and any progress you've made.  Here's hoping to more weight loss in the coming week!



  1. Wow! Congrats to you! I can't wait to see what will happen in another 4 weeks! I love your outfit with the straight pin hair clips and tape measure scarf! The only thing you're missing is one of those thread spools bracelets. I think my mom has one? Love to you, Michelle

  2. Thanks Michelle! Yeah, I didn't even know about the straight pins in my hair until I sat back down at my machine. Though a thread spool bracelet sounds great.

    I'm currently scheming up a one-of-a-kind dress for the girly for Easter…thus the measuring tape and pins ;)


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