Wednesday, September 23, 2009

It's Baaaaaaaaccccccck

My weight again. In a good way.

This past month has been a bit of a see saw. Partly stress, partly bad food choices but I reached a low weight of 179.5 a month ago and haven't seen it again until today.

Oh happy dance.

This is big news for me, as I have a long history of detonating with my weight. I'll get down to a certain weight level, lose maybe 20-30 lbs consistently and then, start gaining weight back, 5 pounds here and there, always those little weight increments where you think "oh that's not too bad."

Then of course, you get back to the point where it was too bad and by then your morale and self esteem has just left to go off and sulk and sit in a corner because you haven't been listening to it. And it just seems impossible to get back on track and go through all of that all over again.

So this past month, with the 3 1/2 pounds variation all month, is huge. We're talking personal milestone here because it is, literally, the first time in my weight loss life that I didn't completely detonate and gain most if not of the weight back.

For the most part, we're talking maintenance during this month. So, all things considered, the chinese food and the not so good for me eating choices, and the fact that I've pretty much abandoned the slimfast thing altogther, this is pretty cool.

Who am I kidding. This is completely awesome.

Looks like I may have learned a little discipline and moderation after all.

So I'm back in the 170's which is a great way to start a day that will consist of a staff meeting and putting together our vendor bulletin.

And Mr. Data has been climbing around on the keyboard, a very good sign that he's feeling good.

And breakfast is going to consist of cocoa pebbles as i figure they're about as healthy and nutritious as those slimfast shakes/bars are.

179 1/2 lbs...this is huge.


  1. That's awesome! I am very happy for and proud of you! Variations in weight on a daily basis are quite normal, especially for women. So, I wouldn't stress too much over a 1-3 pound difference from a previous weigh-in.

    Also, there's nothing wrong with eating for maintenance for a little while. All things in moderation, like you said, right? It'll help keep you sane!

  2. Very good point about the moderation...sometimes I set myself up for failure by expecting perfection.

  3. I am so envious. I have always been heavy (a polite term, although not accurage) but in my later years it has gotten worse. I get so sick of dieting, don't you?

  4. Hi Coleen and thanks for visiting my blog!

    I do get tired of dieting. I think the very act of restricting ourselves makes us desire the "forbidden foods" even more.

    I have my good days and bad days with trying to eat healthy. And depending on how yummy the food is, more bad than good, but still, maintaining some weight loss is enough for me all things considered.