Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Good morning, bloggers! I thought I'd better check in for those who actually still care and follow me. I weighed in at 168.6 this morning. That is a 1.9 lb loss from my last weigh-in post. I actually lost 1/2 of it last week (just never posted) and 1/2 of it this week. I am pleased with the loss, obviously. This past week I attended two Christmas parties and exercise was somewhat limited due to business and feeling crummy on Monday. So a loss is great!

I am cautiously optimistic about my chances of seeing a net loss in December, a month that I have wondered about it even being possible to lose in. I am cautiously optimistic because the next 10 days or so will be challenging. We will be celebrating our 14 year anniversary (at a fancy restaurant), my husband's birthday (with his favorite pasta dish for dinner and pie for dessert) and hosting Christmas Eve dinner (honey baked ham, yummy rolls, Christmas jello, etc) all in the next week. Not to mention Christmas day and then New Year's after that. I am happy with my loss so far and don't want to ruin it. Actually, I came into this month just hoping I can stay in the 160's and then hit it hard again in January, after the holiday craziness. I think that is a doable goal.

I hope everyone is having a lovely holiday season and enjoying family and friends....and not too much chocolate. I hope to catch up on reading some blogs in the next couple of days.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Throwdown Results!

Well, as you can see Leah clearly won our challenge! She had a great loss and I had a gain in the four weeks we tracked. To say I am disappointed would be truthful. I really wanted to do better. I started off so well and then things went downhill from there.

My glass half-full approach is to celebrate that I only gained .1 last week, with Thanksgiving and all. Actually, I hoped to see a loss. I felt like my eating (besides Thanksgiving) was better and my exercise was still on track. But the truth is, I wasn't tracking so my eating may not have been as good as I thought.

I don't have the energy for a long, reflective post right now. Hopefully, I can make up for it the next couple of days. I just wanted to let you all know the results of the challenge and give Leah a big shoutout for doing so well! Congrats, Leah!