Friday, February 22, 2008

The Wife Weighs In...Week 20

Happy Friday, GHMIW fans!

So, I had a small gain this week.

It was absolutely to be expected. I ate horribly from Friday through Sunday afternoon. I had Chipotle for lunch on Friday, worked (very) late that night and had deep-fried appetizers and a bloody mary or two with a co-worker afterwards. On Saturday, I had swedish meatballs and mashed potatoes for lunch at Ikea and pizza for dinner.

Then, there was the blow-out at a Sunday brunch family gathering...egg bakes, cheesey potatoes (one of my biggest "red flag" foods), Tony's grandmother's homemade doughnuts, and some sort of wonderfully sticky and gooey french toast in a pan.


Come to think of it...I'm surprised I didn't have a bigger gain.

I kicked it back into gear on Monday. Yoga on Monday night and cardio on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Unfortunately, I slept through my alarm both this morning and Wednesday morning. The extra sleep was nice, but I really could have used those extra workouts.

You see, I really need to break through this plateau. For the last seven weeks, I have been trapped in a three-pound range. 189.4 at the top, and last week's 186.4 at the bottom. Given all the success I've had over the last year (almost), I find it frustrating that I'm having so much trouble sucking it up and doing what I need to do to power through this plateau. Grrr.

Maybe I'm stuck in a rut created by the winter blahs. Maybe I need to remember the words of support I got from Laura N a couple of weeks ago: "Hang in there... spring is around the corner, when all things bloom and become new, including our ability to lose more weight." I can only hope.

On a positive least I'm not gaining the ten pounds I have traditionally put on each winter.

So, in the words of Scarlett O'Hara, "Tomorrow is another day." I hope to be able to keep it together throughout the weekend so that I'm not starting my week off at a disadvantage. Wish me luck!

Until next week!
Laura (a.k.a. Elle Tee Jay)

2/15/08: 186.4 pounds
2/22/08: 187.0 pounds (a gain of 0.6 pounds)
Total loss: 41.4 pounds
Next goal: 182.0 pounds (5.0 pounds to go)

The (Brief) Weigh-In Week 37

216. That's what it said on the scale this morning. a gain of 1.4 pounds.

This was expected considering the week I have had and the stress eating I was doing.

I fill ya all in later or maybe tomorrow. Pictures too I promise.


Thursday, February 21, 2008

Guess How Much I Weigh Contest - Week 37

It's random guessing time!!!!

Step right up, step right up.
Guess how much I weigh and win a fabulous prize.

To Recap:
Every Thursday I give you my stats for the week and you guess what you think the scale will say on Friday morning. The winner is the first person who guesses my weight / weight loss for the week without going over or the person who is closest without going over. Go ahead and click on comments at the bottom of this post and leave your guess.

I will post the winner when I post my weight on Fri. morning. If we get ten or more guesses I will have a prize for the winner.

Stats for the week of February 18th.

Let the guessing begin. Good Luck!

2/21: 214.6lbs
.6 pounds to go

p.s. Don't forget you can subscribe to the e-mail edition of Guess How Much I Weigh . Simply enter your e-mail address in the space to the right.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Did You Miss Me?

This week is looking a tad bit crazy for me so the odds are good you won't be hearing from me much.

I'll post the contest on Thurs without tracking and do my best to get the weigh-in up in a timely manner on Fri.

If the weigh in is not up on Fri. I'll get it up on Saturday.

Have good week. Try not to miss me too much.