Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Slimmer this Summer ~ update

I'm taking a break from cleaning out the cabinets in my kitchen and decided to post another update about my weightloss journey.  I don't have the time to do daily updates but would like to post more often about how I am doing.  Posting about my accomplishments or failures just once a week doesn't feel like it's working for me.  So, I'll see how posting a couple times a week works!

I didn't get around to posting an update at the beginning of week 5 due to the holiday weekend and was feeling terrible for most of the week after having an allergic reaction to some new make-up.  I did, however weigh myself last week and recorded a gain.  If I remember correctly, the gain was 1.2 lbs.  Not the end of the world, but I still felt horrible about it.  Feeling sick both physically and mentally, all I wanted to do was eat.  There were a few other emotional issues going that also contributed to my emotional eating. 

Yesterday was the start of Week 6 of the Slimmer this Summer weightloss challenge.  I decided to start fresh with a positive outlook.  I wasn't going to beat myself up over the emotional binge eating from the week before.  I also wasn't willing to step on the scale.  I wasn't sure that I could handle another gain so soon after the gain from the previous week. 

After receiving suggestions and support from my fellow Slimmer this Summer challengers (via comments on yesterday's post), I decided to go ahead and step on the scale this morning. 

Boy, was I surprised that I wasn't looking at a gain at all!  The number that I was looking at was actually a LOSS!  I really cannot believe it!  I lost 1.8.  Almost 2 lbs!!! 

Now, since I normally weigh in on Sundays, I'm not sure how accurate this loss really is.  But it felt great to see that number and did wonders for my mood today! 

I originally planned my weigh-in day as Sunday since Monday tends to be a busy day for me.  But lately, Sunday has been just as busy.  Next week, Monday will be my new weigh-in day. 

Thanks, friends for the support and for telling me to suck it up and get my fat butt on the scale!  I appreciate you all for keeping me accountable! 


Colie's Kitchen said...

I am sooooo proud of you! It's a loss!! It wouldn't be on the scale if it wasn't true! I like your Monday weigh in idea better. That will help you and I keep each other more accountable, and it will also be a celebration each week together! Just remember even if you are having a bad eating day it's probably still going to be a better day than it would have been 7 weeks ago that's why you lost weight! A weight in on Monday will be better because it makes you get through the weekend without going crazy eating which is so easy. I know if I were to weigh in on Sunday morning it would be much easier for me to have a little extra on Sunday knowing that I would have the week to make up for it especially since weekends are hard in general! Congrats you are doing great! You are doing great this week and Yep I am proud of you!!! AND don't you ever forget it!

Anonymous said...

Just like a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step - a 1.8 pound loss is a great loss in the right direction. You are so worth it, you can do this. Don't give up on you - we aren't going to!

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