Friday, February 29, 2008

The Weigh-In Week 38

Let me start with a huge congratulations to my lovely wife!!!!! While I was pigging out due to a stressful week, she managed an incredibly loss. And trust me, she had just as much if not more crazzines this week than I did!!! Way to go sweetie you are looking hot!!!

219!!! A gain of a whole heck of a lot.

But did you notice the asterisk. I know this is cheating and rationalizing and all that but I really don't weigh 219.

Ok, I did weigh 219 when I step on the scale this morning, but for the rest of this week I have weighed 217.

Last night I was at a board meeting surrounded by salty snacks of which I helped myself to plenty. So that is the asterisk. I blame the 219 on late night salty snacks. It should be gone tomorrow, or the next day.

But even without this mornings tainted weigh-in I still would have had a gain this week.

So let's get to the real issue. I am a pretty even keel guy. I don't get stressed out much, and when I do get stressed I do my best to keep it calm on the outside... the whole duck under the water thing.

I have been a little overwhelmed these last two weeks. To be honest, there is a lot of it I love. I love preforming under pressure, I love how it makes the work exciting... I don't love missing my family or letting the stress drive me to eat however.

Last week I was genuinely stress eating, it was an unconscious falter.

This week I have been using stress as an excuse to allow myself to pig out... and I knew I was doing it. Every one of those snacks was a conscious decision "justified" by my "oh so stressful week"!

Well next week looks like it is going to be just as crazy as the past two, but I am retiring the "stress eating" excuse. I am getting back on track next week, crazy week or not! No ifs, ends or buts about it.

The good news in all this gluttony is my exercise. In the past workouts would have been the first thing to go when I was tight on time. But not now.

My workouts have been my one constant over the last two weeks. That is a huge accomplishment for me and one I am very proud of.

Ok I got deadlines people, so until next week, have a great weekend.

2/29: 219lbs
5 pounds to go

The Wife Weighs In...Week 21

Happy Leap Day, GHMIW fans!

This month has been ridiculous. I feel as though I am just running in circles. Work has been so busy and we've had extra commitments and I have just felt like we haven't had a moment to take a breath. Yuck.

Between Tony's business trip, a co-worker being out with pneumonia, and our family working hard to avoid contracting the stomach flu, this has not been my most focused week. I did not get to the gym even one time...not even for yoga on Monday! Boo!

But, I had a very good loss this week. Hurray! I finally broke through the plateau. That gives me great motivation to stay on track next week, so that I might be able to continue the momentum.

Have a good weekend, everyone!

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

2/22/08: 187.0 pounds
2/29/08: 184.2 pounds (a loss of 2.8 pounds)
Total loss: 44.2 pounds (only 0.8 pounds to a 45-pound total loss!)
Next goal: 182.0 pounds (2.2 pounds to go)

P.S. Laura's shortest...update...ever.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Guess How Much I Weigh Contest - Week 38

How the heck is it Thursday already!!!!!!

One more week of blind guessing. Sorry. I am hoping to have more time for you all next week. Just because I'm ignoring you doesn't mean I don't care for you.

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 25th.

Let the guessing begin. Good Luck!

2/28: 216lbs
2 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 26, 2008

Still here...

and still dedictaed.

Sorry for the prolonged abscence the last two weeks. I know when some one dissapears for any lengthg of time from thier weight loss blog, the tendency is to think they have giving up and reverted back to thier previous life. While I have had a few slips the last few weeks I am still here and still as dedicated as ever.

Life has simply gotten in the way of blogging. And honestly when I get this busy this blog has to be the first thing I cut back on.

The lastest interruption has been a last minute trip to Chicago... in the middle of the cities 30th snowstorm of the year.

I'll be back home tomorrow and hopefully we be able to resume regular up dates in a day or two.

I hope all is well with all of you.

Talk to you soon...I promise!