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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Another week has passed with no zombie apocalypse. Dang it.

This week was looking good from day one. After my free day I weighed the same as I did when I weighed in on Saturday morning. I knew it was going to be a good week, but then on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I was still weighing the same, hadn't dropped a bit! Finally on Thursday and Friday mornings I was showing losses, I was down 2.6 lbs!!

But then disaster struck :( I found out that my brother and his girlfriend were coming into town and wanted to take my folks and my son and I out to dinner. Now, I love my brother, but this guy owes me so much money (over $1,500 just from this year alone, and I'm the unemployed one) that if the opportunity arises to get something out of him, I have to take it. So off to dinner I go.

I tried to be good, but sometimes trying isn't enough. I had a small bowl of clam chowder, 2 chicken breasts (grilled!) with a little cheese on them and about 20 fries. The chowder and the fries are what got me I'm sure, what with their super delicious sodium and all. I drank 2 glasses of water and didn't even have a bite of dessert (was offered some caramel sundae and a spoonful of cinnamon roll bread pudding).

Well, long story short, I get up this morning and I am no longer down 2.6 lbs, instead I am right back exactly where I was last week. I am bummed about throwing away a real good loss but at least I know that I still have the ability to lose (I had begun doubting whether I could get back under 210 after the last 6 weeks or so).

Anyway, let's see the numbers.

Weight : 215.4
Loss : 0.0
Total : 104.6

So there you have it, a week in which I lost weight, but then didn't. At least I can rest easy knowing that much of the weight from yesterday is water and that I should be able to to do next week what I almost accomplished this week.

Ken Heaston
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    I am glad you were able to enjoy a nice meal on your brother. I am sure once once the sodium level goes down from your meal then your weight will go back down! Great job turning town dessert and maintaining. When I go out I almost always gain... :/
    1513 days ago
    You did well, and I am convinced these 2.6 lbs are already gone again! Hang in there, you are really doing your best! (We CANNOT stop going out simply because we are watching what we eat... it isn't a diet...)
    1515 days ago
    Sounds like a delicious dinner! Sounds liek we have similar real brothers lol. Cherish that meal and the water weight will come off and you are set up for a big loss next week!
    1516 days ago
  • -AIMIE-
    Like you said, he doesn't pay very often so don't sweat it. You deserved the dinner out and hopefully you enjoyed the food and company. The weight will balance back out in a day or two. And clam chowder sounds really great, now I want some!!! Hard to find it anywhere but a can here in Oklahoma though :(

    1516 days ago
    you've got it. once this sodium is out you'll see the loss again...
    keep going you're great!
    1516 days ago
    Yes, precisely. Much of the weight is water. Keep plugging along. You've got this!
    1517 days ago
    Agree totally with ZUMBAOBSESSED. The truth is not in the scale this time.
    Plus, I think you actually got to have your cake (free meal from brother) and eat it too, and that, my friend, is always something to celebrate!

    1517 days ago
    Just remember that there is no way that meal was 2.6 lbs. worth of food. That would be over 8,000 calories. Your meal was definitely not that much. I'm sure you know all this. Don't panic and give it a couple days.

    But I understand your frustration.
    1517 days ago
    No clam chowder next week!
    1518 days ago
  • _BABE_
    Eating healthy in a restaurant is still not my thing so it's good I am not allowed to leave the house.....well I am allowed I just don't fancy taking a walker out on the town. emoticon
    1518 days ago
    I like your attitude :) Fancy passing up dessert it must have been hard!!!
    Have a good day.
    1518 days ago
    I'll bet the majority is sodium. Keep at it this week and you'll have a great loss next week!

    1518 days ago
  • WILDKAT781
    A maintain is not that bad after a special night out. you just keep at it!!!!!
    1518 days ago
    If maintaining is the worst thing that happened with a dangerous situation like that, I think it's a win!

    1518 days ago
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