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Wk 91 Weigh In Attack of the New Year

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Hello and welcome to 2013, I hope you all had a new year's celebration that was just right for you, whether it was 'partying hard' or simply relaxing at home with loved ones (or alone even!). My new year's celebration was the same as it has been for 14 years, going solo to a party hosted by my friend and his wife. There was lots of snack foods and of course I enjoyed them :) I also brought and enjoyed some 15 year old single malt Scotch from a small Scottish distillery called Glenmorangie. Good stuff :)

So like a lot of people I snacked on not so good for you foods on new year's eve, then of course there were plenty of snacks for new year's day; sausage cheese balls, chicken livers, doritos, pepsi, chili bean & velveeta dip, cookies, tortilla chips, guacamole... Suffice it to say that I wasn't eating clean on the 1st of January. Of course there were leftovers so I wasn't eating clean on the 2nd either! My weight was up and I had Wed, Thurs, and Fri to get it down for my weigh in on Sat. So plenty of trips to the gym, a little intermittent fasting reduced calories and lots of water is what I used to cut back after a 3 day binge.

Let's look at the numbers:

Weight : 218.6
Gain : .6
Total : 98.6

So I came out of new year's week with a small gain. I know that I said last week that my goal was to be at or below 217.2 by today. What you all didn't know was that I had a fall back goal as well. The fall back goal was to stay below 220 and I did accomplish that one. There will be zero self abuse over this gain, I am proud to have only gained .6 this week after everything I ate! Also, when I said earlier that my weight was up I meant it. On Wed morning I jumped on the scale and it said 227.8! That's 9.8 lbs over the previous Saturday weight!!! Of course there were a lot of salty snacks during my binge so I'm sure there was some water retention, but still, that's a lot of weight to put on in a few days!

So I gained .6 lb for the week, I prefer to look at the 9.2 lbs that I lost from Wednesday to Saturday morning :)

I decided to enjoy myself and indulge this week and I'm glad I did. I ate a lot of bad food but it all tasted good :) Kind of gets it out of my system for a while and now I can concentrate on getting back on track and getting healthier. I hope everyone else had a good week with no regrets and is ready to hop back on the wagon and kick some butt!

Happy 2013, let's make it a good one!

Ken Heaston
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    Great job!!! I like the idea of your back up plan. Something higher to shoot for, and something more realistic to be content with. I think I'm going to try to utilize that for a bit and see how it goes.
    1989 days ago
    Great Job on the 9.2!!!!!!!!!!! KEEP PUSHING!!! emoticon emoticon
    1990 days ago
    I had one of those eye popping three day yo yos a couple of weeks ago. I think a year ago it might have freaked me out a bit, but now? Drink a couple glasses of water, 20 more minutes on the bike, who needs panic?

    Here's to you in 2013, Ken, have a great one!
    1990 days ago
    1991 days ago
    Happy New Year Ken !!!!! Thanks for sharing that advise before the holidays. I enjoyed myself with " no regret " . I also enjoyed some spirits as well on New Years, I called it Apple Pie juice. He He He He.... It was good and so were the snacks I ate. But it took the cravings away and now I'm good and ready to work hard. We can do this !!!!!! Tammy

    1993 days ago
    Man I know what you mean. I weigh in on Tuesday (will blog) had been posting good daily losses Then well we went out yesterday and the scale did not like me this morning. Have tried to detox most of the day and hoping to still post a decent loss!!. Good job knocking off that 9.2 lbs!!!!
    1994 days ago
    I like the way you think! If you weren't losing weight & getting healthy in a way that allowed you to live your life to the fullest, salty snacks included, then why do it at all. You are doing this for a more enjoyable life, not so you go around feeling deprived all the time. How miserable would that be? I made the choice when I started that I wouldn't say I can't eat that about any food, but I will say I don't eat that. I can eat anything I want to, but I choose whether I do or not. So, good for you for enjoying your New Year celebration! Here's to a great new year! emoticon
    1994 days ago
    It's nice to get the holidays behind us, kick guilt to the curb, and concern ourselves with the "now".

    Teachfirst, I love that quote!

    1994 days ago
    Yes we are all feeling the New Years celebrations but hey as you say onward into the new year with gusto and 11 months to make a difference.

    Being alone isn't so bad, sometimes we want company and when we get it we want to be alone, fickle beings that we are.

    Hope you have a great week. emoticon
    1995 days ago
    Wow, 2 cheat days in a row, and only a .6# gain on weigh in-that is awesome! Have a wonderful 2013! I'm still fighting the Christmas cookie gain-I've lost 3 of 8. And have been working out like a crazy person.
    1995 days ago
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    Apparently beating yourself up doesn't do one bit of good so I think you have something there. It wouldn't have made sense to snack and feel guilty all season long. Now in the next stretch where long weekends are far off in the distance and spring looms we can all get into a sensible routine...NO EXCUSES...until your birthday of course which as you know I declare ( for my own ) a national holiday. emoticon
    1995 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/5/2013 1:28:00 PM
    Happy New Year to you! And I think I'm going by the same philosophy that you are...the holidays were the holidays. We got it our of our system and are now ready to get back on track. I know I've posted before, but still like the quote (don't know who said it, though) "People worry about what they eat between Thanksgiving and New Year's. Instead, they should worry about what they eat between New Year's and Thanksgiving."
    Yep. Makes sense to me!

    So...218.6 - there's your new starting point for 2013!

    Ready, set, go!


    1995 days ago
    good for you!! look at the positive!!
    As for me..i made a commitment to walk at least a mile a far i'm on track. just about to go do it NOW...
    need to get on the scale but when i jumped on day after Christmas i was DOWN 5. YAY ME!! i didnt go overboard but i DID enjoy what i wanted!!
    I'm here for ya!!
    1996 days ago
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