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I have an excuse for gaining weight....

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Yep I have a really good excuse for gaining weight this week. My husband, 5 of my children and I all came down with a stomach bug. I have been cleaning up vomit and poo for a week. I feel terrible and the last thing I want to do is work out or cook.

So you see I had a really good excuse for gaining weight. Good thing I didn't use it!! Nope. I stayed on plan and actually lost 2lbs this week. I didn't get to work out because I really was seriously sick. I did however stay on plan, cooked all our meals, and tracked everything I ate.

I am proud of myself for not using a bad situation to justify eating terribly and gaining weight. Those days are behind me. I was even able to make cupcakes for the kids once they were well and the KIDS actually got to eat them...not mom standing over the sink shoveling them in hoping no one would notice.

The side effect of this self control? My pants are falling off and driving me nuts. I guess I will have to start using a belt :D It will be so exciting to get down to the next sized pants but I am not quite there yet. It is coming though! I have already been picking out new clothes in smaller sizes. I am looking forward to going shopping when I get down to a size 16 (currently my size 18 pants are falling down but the 16's don't fit yet).

I am getting there!
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    Hooray for you! getting the family through a week of YUCK like that is a victory in itself, but doing it while staying on track is AMAZING!!!!!

    1608 days ago
    Good job. I am in the same boat right now. I have sore throat and some stomach issues and my youngest was up last night. Exercise is probably not happening but the diet is.
    1612 days ago
    Sounds like you're doing great!! Keep it up!
    1612 days ago
  • GRACE1054
    1612 days ago
    1612 days ago
    that´s great love.i also had two pairs of pants fall down on me this week but like you though i can close the next size down it is a very tight squeese that i would be afraid to sit down in them,lol.glad the family is on the mend.keep on keeping on you are doing great emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1612 days ago
    Fantastic!!! I am so proud of you for staying strong to your convictions! (Plus, I'm sure the rather pleasant duties that fell to you didn't encourage any appetite :) )
    Just keep your fantastic attitude and you'll be great!
    1612 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    I L*O*V*E* this blog! You are honest, a great mom and most of all thinner!! You inspire me.. First of all, I am going to get my flu shot!!
    1613 days ago
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