"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Friday, September 18, 2009

Weigh-In ... Sad, but True

Last week my friend, Chris, and I decided to try a new weigh-in day. So, we are going to weigh on Fridays now. This morning I was wishing I had one more day to try and fix my week.

Today's Weight: 215.5 lbs.
Loss/Gain: +2.0 lbs
Total Loss So Far: - 15.5 lbs.

I was a little surprised at this gain, but then when I thought back on the week I wasn't any more. I have drank hardly any water and I've eaten:
- my homemade chocolate cake a few times
- at least 2 medium homemade tortillas the last 3-4 days with dinner
- not hardly any fiber, except for grapes daily and FiberOne yogurts and a few little things here and there. (I have a beef with FiberOne not really helping in the fiber area...but more on that later.)

You know, you can only have a few good moments to help you scrape by on weigh-in day, but if the not-so-good choices outweigh the good ones during the week, then a gain is bound to come.

I don't want another 2.5 pound loss for a month this month.

To be totally honest, I'm feeling like a failure who will never get it straight and lose the weight.

At the same time, especially after reading Diane's blog this morning, I refuse to give in. I am not quitting. I am going to cut back where I need to, and I'm going to keep going. I am going to be glad that I did workout five days this week, even when working three of them, but I'm not going to let that fool me into thinking that I can eat more.

So, while I'm disappointed and a bit frustrated with myself, I won't give up. It's just not an option for me.


  1. Don't quit. You know what you did wrong, and now you can fix it! It seems that the fight to improve our relationship with food is never a straight line. There are so many ups and downs, but as long as the downs (on the scale) outweigh the ups, you are winning.

    You can do this. I'm praying for a strong week for you.

  2. My weigh in is on Fridays too!

    Don't give up either! It's only 1 week, so don't beat yourself up about it. You can do it!!

    And on today's post, great job not eating cake for breakfast!!


  3. Jenn - Thanks for stopping by and offering the encouragement.

    Diane - I appreciate you always!

  4. Don't let a bad weigh-in get to you. We all have them. They are just an unfortunate part of the journey. The funny thing is that they don't always mean you have done something wrong. The scale is just a funny, hard to explain beast that we could go crazy trying to understand.

    Here's to a better weigh-in next Friday!