Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Sunday Skinny: Week 8

I have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight for a long time and I really feel like now that I have finally found the ‘right way’ for me. Trying to lose weight is much like trying to find a husband... you may need to kiss a bunch of frogs on the way but EVENTUALLY if you keep trying you will find the perfect one.

Last time I did a Sunday Skinny, it was Week 4 and I had just found out I was pregnant. I lost the baby and took a sabbatical to Yellowstone National park and I also went off my very strict diet. I basically ate everything and anything I wanted, nothing was off limits and it felt like a terribly good indulgence. Of course I was hiking a ton and lugging around heavy camera gear so I hopped that the gain of overindulging wouldn’t be too horrible. The good news is that I did not plump out like a beached whale. Let me tell you I was worried to come home to that scale. Dread filled me as I stepped on it and I almost WHOOOPED with joy when I saw the results.

I weighed exactly the same as when I went off the diet. 188 pounds!

I guess all that exercising really allowed the extreme bump up in calories to be burned mostly off. I will take it. I am a little sad that four weeks have gone by without a change but at least that number didn’t go up ten pounds. That would have been too much to take.

I am now back at home, back on my routine and back on the diet. I am hoping that next week I will have a loss on that scale and put me back in the direction I want...down – down – down!

Weight Gain Round 5: 210 pounds. 20 pounds gained when I lost the baby.

Weight Gain Round 4: 190 pounds. I lost weight for the wedding and then I gained it all back plus an additional 10 pounds. The wedding gave me a date to reach for but once that day passed all my plans fell apart and the bingeing started again. BLAST IT!!!

Weight Gain Round 3: 180 pounds. When my brother passed away I started bingeing regularly to cover my emotions and gained another 30 pounds.

Weight Gain Round 2: 150 pounds. I gained 15 pounds when I tackled that large project at work and worked all those long hours for a year.

Weight Gain Round 1: 135 pounds. I gained the inevitable ‘I’m in a comfy relationship’ 10 pounds after I started dating my husband.

Start weight when I moved to California 125.

GOAL WEIGHT = 135-150 pounds


paul peggy zeus said...

Your metabolism must have kicked in and I'm so happy, I was a little tad worried that you may gain a pound or two, and not be happy about it. Congrats!

lilmansworld said...

I lol'd about the kissing frogs saying hahha glad you found your niche and not a gnosh :)

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