OH! I'm back where I started - and that is actually a GOOD thing

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I was having a bad week. I hurt my back and couldn't work out. I'd regained all the weight I'd lost and then some over the last 2 months and holidays due to stress over the job situation.

So when I restarted Spark, it was with a little motivation, but mostly disappointment. I was up to 160 pounds - my highest point ever. I was disappointed in myself for allowing this to take place. I say "allowing" because I did nothing to stop it. I used food to make me feel better.

Last week I hurt my back moving a box of tile. I couldn't use the bike or do any dvds. I knew this would be a bad weigh in week. Cripes - would I backslide? I'd come off a 5 pound weight loss and knowing my abilities, would I regain it? I was avoiding the scale all morning.

But I had to do it. I took off my slippers because they HAVE to weigh at least a pound, right? Maybe I should pee again?

"Oh just get up there," was the look on the cat's face.
"Fine!" I glared back and stepped on the scale.

1 pound. Only 1 pound in a week. (I felt like the contestants on the biggest loser when nothing happens.)

The cat was clearly unimpressed and walked away.

Bless my doggus Dudley. He was all wiggly. (I admit I wanted to make sure he didn't have a paw on the scale, but alas, he didn't.) He jumped up on me and wagged his tail.

"Mom! Mom! Mom! Look at the NUMBER!!! You are back to where you started! Wahoo! You Rock! Will you feed me now?"

So I guess I'm neutral. It is just another week and then that little lady bug ticker starts trending back down. And that is what I want to see. I want to see it trend down.

In the meantime, I'm popping the ibuprofen and stretching my back out so I can start the 30 Day Shred Challenge. And I need a goal for that. I want by the end of the month to be 10 pounds down and have my size 10s be loose.

That is doable.

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    10 lbs in a month is a lot--you can do it, though. I love the way your cat communicate with you.
    1819 days ago
  • DALID414
    Nothing impresses cats, ever.
    1819 days ago
    You can get there! let's get this shred done together!
    1819 days ago
    emoticon Know the problems with the back..I try to walk at least 10-20minute stretches twice a day if possible. I've just added upper body exercises now. I'm back to what I was before the holiday so am thankful and now can begin to lose again..Keep up the good work and know you can do it.
    1819 days ago
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