Friday, May 29, 2015

Week 13 Summary

HELP!!!!  I.AM.STRUGGLING.  I don't know if it's the crazy May, the promise of summer, my lady friend, or what...but I am having the hardest time sticking with it right now.  I was just talking to JG about it and decided I just need to get the post out there.  When I struggle I tend not to post then tend to struggle's a vicious cycle. 

I know I'm so behind on this posting...week 12 was prepping for my trip to Dallas and after 2 weeks I was still hovering around 149 and all I could think was "FRUSTRATED."  I spent the business week in Dallas with my work friends for a department meeting. I was very nervous having no ability for home cooked meals at all.  I told any and all my friends about my weight loss total and my plans.  It was another way to make me accountable.  I figured if they knew, I couldn't cheat and apparently it worked.  I lost almost 2 pounds in the 6 days I was there.  I made the best food choices I could, did a Ropes thing, climbed a few rock walls and obtained a few new blog readers in the form of work friends.  Welcome JG and AC.  We were standing around talking about how we need inspiration and support (we are the support superheroes, after all) so I showed them my blog.  Girls, I was serious about sharing your successes and struggles; just put them in the comments!  That's what I want this blog to be about...motivating and inspiring one another.

This past weekend was Memorial Day, the first camping weekend of the year.  Traditionally our camping weekends are very food and alcohol centered....had to come up with healthier food options and I think we did fairly well on that.  But I didn't drink nearly enough water this weekend, went to the winery for a belated bday celebration, drank more than I have been the past few months, and got into the kids cookies.  And damn it, if those cookies didn't make it back home with our kitchen...feet away from my office...where I work all day...and have no self control.  I've been yo-yoing up and down this week...I hope for a good low number for my official weigh-in day tomorrow morning.

I need your help, a favor.  Next time you see that I've been MIA for awhile, call me out on it.  Add a comment, call me, text me, FB message me...just something to say "Hey where are you?  Get your butt in gear and post in your blog!"  I really don't want to do what I've done in the past, where I'm gung-ho for a couple months and then completely drop the ball.

I hope you guys are doing better than I am!  Let me know!

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  1. I seem to be having a similar struggle, I sat at 233 for a few weeks, dropped to 231, and this weeke I've been bouncing back and forth each day between 228 and 231. I'm trying to break this with my new structured weight lifting program. I've accepted that It might slow me down a bit with muscle gain but it will help me lose faster in the long run. Why don't you try getting back into Zumba and see if that helps. On the food front I don't have any advice, I've been struggling with that as well.

  2. Bad week for me too...up 2 lbs from eating out too often. Back on track this week!