Friday, August 29, 2008
Goal today was 188.5, I weighed in at 189.5... close, really close.
Thank you all for the compliments on my turtle cake, it was fun to make. It's a family tradition for me to make a special cake for my kids' birthdays. I've done it since my first turned 1... and that cake, while cute, was ... well, let's just say I've learned more over the years :)
the one above was for my daughter's 14th birthday. She chose what she wanted and I made it happen. :) but, with that cake I cheated quite a bit :( oh well, that was a few months back. It's a pale pink with black and the skully is white.
I've really been buckling down hard this past week to catch up to my goal. I think if I keep this momentum I'll eventually catch up to where I had planned on being. To be honest, if by Halloween I'm off by a smidge,... say less than 5 pounds, I"ll probably still be pleased.
All the support from y'all is amazing, thank you so much!
Bug Hugs Sparkfriends!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Thanks to all my sparkfriends for your continued support and encouragement on my blogs.
Maria, I try to not rely on my scales, but unfortunately I do. and yep, I'm eating right, but that exercise is just not yet a habit... but I'm still trying!
Holly, I bet you're having a harder time than I am establishing that school year routine! We will do it! :)
Carla, you're right, I fluctuate soooo much, sometimes it's just funny, but I prefer the downward whooshes of course! :)
Stephanie, It will come back down... sooner than later I hope.
Crucified1, you're right about the lack of exercise probably causing these fluctuations. I really need to establish exercise as a can't-do-without-it daily habit! I think it has to do with fluid retention as well. I wonder if exercise would help with the swelling.
Libra, I'm sure it's water in combinatin with that lack of exercise. I retain water so badly at times, even when I've drank a gallon a day. It really shows up in my face, hands and feet. Since last week was tom, perhaps it's residual retention.
Ok, sparkfriends, I'll admit that I'm expecting a pretty good whoosh by this time next week, as long as I do it all right all week... food, water, exercise, rest... they whole shebang :) They work together don't they? I must catch up to my goals! I set down some very doable goals... I can't lose sight of them!!!!
and the turtle cake... that was my daughter's 8th birthday cake she chose for me to make, that I didn't have a single nibble taste or bite of whle I baked it and decorated it. :) Quite an accomplishment for me, it was chocolate!!!! Anyhow, it came out pretty cute.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Ok... I weighed in and... I'm up a pound from Saturday. bummer. Thought I'd be down a pound at least and a half pound ahead of my goal, but NO... I'm a pound up and so therefore 1.5 pounds behind my goal... Grrrrrrr!
OK... maybe the scales aren't truthful again, maybe I'm retaining water, I have had swollen ankles all week, but I did drink a LOT of water. Maybe I just need to go to the bathroom LOL (tmi? sorry) Maybe I didn't hold my mouth right... or would my one BAD day this week still be showing up on the scales? That was Monday! that would sooooo not be fair cause I got right back on track and stayed in my personal numbers range. Ok... that's not totally true actually. I've not gotten in ANY exercise this week. Rain rain rain and just didn't feel like the treadmill.... **sigh** Most likely it's a combination of it all. I think I'll go back to my daily weigh ins...
Overall, this is not a deterrent to my dieting. It's a bummer, yes, but I will work harder to make up for my being behind and catch up to where I should be. I'll keep updating.
First week of school was hectic, it will take a while for us to establish a good working routine... trial and error.
I'm not gone, so please don't forget me LOL! I'll be popping in now and then to track and if I have time to post a little, but like I said... no routine and with 4 kids and homework already... I am totally pooped by 8! :)
today 192 (goal was 190.5! all I had to do was lose a measly half pound this week... but nooooo... I GAINED a pound. :(
Friday, August 15, 2008
Well, go figure. I did pretty good all week and to what end? A one pound GAIN. What gives? Well, actually I know what it is. Today is first day of tom. So, I'm really not accepting this weigh in. I'm not changing my ticker and I'm not going to let this get to me. I KNOW the reason for it. I can't drink enough water to rid myself of the fluid retention I suffer through during this time. I'm going to keep on keeping on and next weigh in will hopefully be more truthful... oh, btw, due to the encouragement of a good friend, I have measured and did learn that overall, I've lost nearly 2 inches this week. That's a plus.
Hugs to all my sparkfriends!
8/16/08 update.... I weighed in this morning, just curious at where day 2 of tom puts me... expecting to be the same, or maybe even up, and to my joyous surprise... I was down 2.5 pounds from yesterday! 191.0!! wow. That looks a lot better, and I'm back on track to meet my weekly goals! Woohoo!
Friday, August 08, 2008
Aloha everyone! Thank you all so much for supporting me in my new beginning! It's going great! I have lost 4 pounds this week and I've exercised every day except Sunday, and gotten in tons of water.
It's paying off! I'm feeling so much better about myself and my clothes are already feeling better. I wore something yesterday that was too tight to wear in public just 2 weeks ago!
I'm holding on to my momentum and thankful for God helping me every step of the way. When I think I have no willpower left, He supplies it. :)
And I need it today! I'm baking my youngest's birthday cake today, a chocolate turtle. When I'm done, I reckon I'll post up a pic of it. Anyhow, anyone who knows me knows about my love of chocolate! I am stronger tho and will not mess up my focus, my perfect week or my drive! I'm on a roll!
Y'all are all such a wonderful source of encouragement and support! I'm loving my sparkfriends and hope all my newly found determination and stick-to-it-ness rub off on y'all!
My secret for doing well this week is no secret... it's stubborn determination, I-ain't-messin'-up-again attitude, sparkpeople and God.
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