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Ok, I'm confessing.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I've gotta come clean.

I've slowly gained back a few pounds over the last month. It's difficult to say exactly how much, but I'm guessing almost 5.

How can I not be exact? Well, I weigh in at home on the Wii Fit with next to nothing on. That's the number I put on my SP page. Then, I weigh in at work on Wednesdays, shoes and all. That's the number I put in my weight loss spreadsheet with everyone else here in the department. But the guy who owned the scale just left the department, and we're using a new cheapo scale, and I never compared the two.

Here's our spreadsheet. I'm the blue hill at the top. It's starting to look more like a Dutch wooden shoe.
Well, no excuses. The fact is: I'm back above 250.

Maybe you know how it goes:
You log one weight.
The next time you measure, it's half a pound up. No biggie. You don't log that one.
The next time you measure, it's one pound down. You DO log that one.

Well, this'll be the first time I MAN UP and actually log my weight going back up. Bummer. Embarassing.

I got all happy with myself and comfortable when I broke the 250 barrier. All proud, look at me, hey hey. To be honest, I'm feeling a lot better. And I am proud that I've dropped around 40. But.

My exercise is on track, but there are other things I could do. It's my eating that's gotten lazy. Some KFC on the way home because it's convenient. Handfulls of Golden Grahams as a snack. A big sweet lemonade instead of water. I'm sure you know the drill.

Time to ramp it back up. I'm going to change my numbers on my SP page now, and only continue to log my Wednesday Weigh-in numbers.

Thank you for your support, as the Bartles and James guys would say.
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  • SUZY6281
    Your exercise program is amazing. Just a few tweaks on your eating should help you get back on the downhill slide on that graph. I have total faith in you. Because I know you can do it, and so do you!!

    Keep up the great work. You are an inspiration to us all.

    3593 days ago
    Good for you on getting back into it. Consistency is key. It is so easy to lose your "spark" and let old habits creep up especially when you've lost a significant amount of weight and are feeling so pleased with yourself. All of my clothes are really getting big and that makes me feel like I have gotten so small and like I can "afford" to slack a bit, but when I start thinking like that I have to snap myself out of it. You have worked too hard to get where you are and there is no going back. Glad you are nipping it in the bud while it's only a small gain. I bet you cutting out the junk (KFC ect.) and getting in a little more exercise will set you right again. This morning I started a new commitment to get up at 6 and walk 2 miles at least 5 times a week (I want to work up to 7 day a week) and this is huge since I love my sleep and time to spoon with my dog in the the morning. When I got up this am he was looking at me like "what the hell are you doing"?! It takes major changes to well...change your life and those changes are not always easy. When I was young I smoked. After becoming pregnant with my first child, I of course quit ,and for the 9 months it was so hard not to smoke but after the birth I just didn't start again and haven't smoked since and would never take up that habit again. I am hoping eating healthy and exercising become the standard for my life and that the old habits are like cigarettes, repulsive and unwanted! You need to get back on a roll and that will motivate you to be diligent. Sometimes you have to kick your own butt! emoticon
    3595 days ago
    awww bummer :( BUT you're gonna stop with the KFC and get your water instead of lemonade now, so it'll work out! I like that you aren't beating yourself up - afterall you're more than the number on a scale!
    3595 days ago
    Ups and downs seem to go with the territory, don't they. I had to laugh out loud at putting the losses on SP but not putting on the gains, though. Been there! In fact your post reminded me to "(wo)man up" and put my latest weight on SP, even though it came out as the dreaded 160. (It was actually 159-1/2; weirdly, when I decided to weigh myself again a few minutes later, it said 161. And that was a genuine medical balance scale, not a new-fangled cheapo digital.) I decided I'd split the difference and put it in as 160. Which is, yes, up from where I was, but not so dramatically that it would pain me to look at it. Plus, I figure other people who are struggling might be more likely stick with it if they check my tracker and see the ups and downs, right?

    Hang in there, you will keep on the right path. Golden Grahams or no. (But stay away from that KFC stuff if you can, it's nasty!)
    3595 days ago
    I don't doubt for a second that you will turn that around and get back on track. I know I've found myself grabbing a handful of my little tornado's graham bunny crackers.

    Hoping you hold strong and find that inner motivation to keep you on route.
    3595 days ago
    Kudos on your candor! I find it highly inspiring and a breath of fresh air even without insoles in the Dutch Wooden Shoe. You KNOW what to do and how to do it. You've got your pulse on your triggers and you know your achilles tendencies. Consider yourself back from the reunion sabbatical and back in your saddle again, and on the sunflower path back to consistency! Minor set-back/road-block/detour!!
    >The fortitude Remains!
    3595 days ago
  • E_JUST_E
    hey... scales differ and clothes differ. Do yourself a favor and measure yourself with a tape measure. Those and clothes do not lie :)
    3596 days ago
    Hey man I feel ya! I once weighed as much as you do right now and that was after dropping 70 pounds. I am now back up to my previous weight of 330 and am kicking myself for not getting back on the saddle. Just think of it this way...if a serial killer was chasing after you and you fell while running away from him, you wouldn't just lay there and wait for him to do you in. You would get up again and run like hell!

    I wish I had thought of things that way back when I was 70 pounds lighter.

    3596 days ago
    are you sure your name is not abe? i love honest people. and i love that you are going to fix the problem. maybe you should all chip in and get a top of the line scale. your scales sounds like mine one day 143 yeah. next 146.5. next 145. then back to 143 to go up to 146 again, i thought i was nuts. then my daughter says what's up with the scale i'm 115 then 127 then 123 and back to 115. i now go by how the clothes fit,and what kind of muscle tone i have. do not give up. see you on that bike. or at the scale store.. emoticon emoticon
    3596 days ago
    At least you're jumping back on the wagon before things get out of control. Don't beat yourself up. You have a lot to be proud of!

    3596 days ago
    Sounds like you and I are in the same boat, bud. So, yes, I accept your challenge/goal of dropping 20 by Christmas! We can do it!
    3596 days ago
    Love your honesty. At least you see where you are going wrong and therefore know what to work on. You will get back on track and before you know it your goal will be within reach. In my book you are still doing great!
    3596 days ago
  • no profile photo VONNABEHEALTHY
    I feel your pain! I gained a few last weekend and I hate that I did but being honest with yourself proves that you are determined to make better choices for a healthier you!
    Best Wishes!
    3596 days ago
  • no profile photo SUZIEQ511
    We all have our ups and downs. I am not sure I trust my scale. It sort of moves around if you do. I try to stand on it the same way every time. Sort of works!! Just keep on keeping on!
    3596 days ago
    The first step is admitting you have a problem. Hey, at least you know what the issue is. That way you know how to fix it. You can do it Al. Keep your eyes on the prize. We are here to encourage and support you when you need it. Don't forget that. Go Al!!!
    3596 days ago
  • no profile photo BYEBYESP
    Hang in there!
    3596 days ago
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