Sunday, June 21, 2009

Week 17 Weigh In & New Goals

Weight Chart

Starting Weight: 230.5 lbs
Week 1: 226.5 lbs
Week 2: 228.0 lbs
Week 3: 224.5 lbs
Week 4: 225.0 lbs
Week 5: 223.0 lbs
Week 6: 224.0 lbs
Week 7: 224.0 lbs
Week 8: 223.0 lbs
Week 9: 220.5 lbs
Week 10: 222.5 lbs
Week 11: 224.5 lbs
Week 12: 226.5 lbs
Week 13: 222.5 lbs
Week 14: 222.5 lbs
Week 15: 220.5 lbs
Week 16: 220.0 lbs
Week 17: 219.5 lbs

Change for the Week: -0.5 lbs

Total Change: - 11 lbs

This week's weight loss was totally undeserved. Let's see why, shall we?

Week 17 Goal Wrap-up
  1. I stuck to my calories 3 days. Total rubbish
  2. I had several days with no fruit or veggies at all. No wonder I feel gross.
  3. I only exercised one day. SLOTH!

Week 18 Goals:

  1. 1800 calories or less per day for 6 of the 7 days
  2. veggies and fruit every day
  3. work out at least twice


Sheila said...

Tina, stop berating yourself! Would you ever say these things to someone else?? NO? Then cut it out.

Okay, I'm out of "mom mode" now. :)

So it wasn't a great week for you - but it could have been so much worse! Congratulate yourself on losing .5! And at least you got in 1 day of exercise.

Just take it one day at a time. Make small changes. Those are the things that will stick. :)

I'm so proud of you for sticking to your goal. You should be too!

Tina said...

Sheila - I can't thank you enough for your thoughtful and helpful comments (this and so many others). You are always so encouraging and helpful. I really do appreciate it. I always look forward to seeing what you wrote.

On the one hand, I totally agree with you. Small changes are great and much easier to sustain. And I wouldn't normally berrate someone for not doing enough as long as they were doing something. And I normally embrace small weight losses as well as small positive changes.

However, sometimes you need someone to give you some tough love. You can't get healthy by saying you're going to change, but not actually changing. And I would be fooling myself if I thought that eating healthy for 3 days and then eating garbage for four was the solution.

I've been doing better than I was 6 months ago. But I've also gotten complacent, and I needed to give myself a kick in the pants. I've been lying to myself a little. "Oh I was really good today, so it's not a big deal if I eat this moutain of cheese for dinner." And I've been doing that 3-4 days a week. Same thing with the exercise. "Well, I want to sleep more, and I did walk one morning this week, so it's better than nothing. So I can skip my workout and sleep in." It's a slippery slope with me.

I've got great self esteem, so I'm not in any real danger of being too down on myself. :) It was just a little tough love for myself and a reminder that I need to keep moving in a positive direction.

Whew! That was a really long reply to very positive comment! Please keep offering me suggestions and comments like this. I love hearing from you. You really make me think about what I am doing, and that's such a great thing. Thank you!