Friday, April 18, 2008

The Wife Weighs In...Week 24

Happy Friday, GHMIW fans!

My stand-off was not successful this week. The eating was okay, but I only got to the gym twice.

Between an evening board meeting, waking up in the middle of the night with a coughing toddler, and an early morning wake-up call from a very cute two-year-old who thinks it's a great idea to take her diaper off in the middle of the night but is not pleased when she wets her bed at 5:00 in the morning, I've been exhausted this week. Just like last week, life got in the way.

Now, that's all well and good, and perfectly understandable. Everybody has those weeks, right? It is very easy for me to justify not following my plan because life has been busy. Therein lies the danger. This is my relapse pattern.

Things were going very well before we went on vacation. Healthy living went out the door while we were gone, but that's what you are supposed to do while you are on vacation, right? Since then, I've had a horrible time getting back to routine. And, I have a million perfectly justifiable reasons why:

  • Work is extra busy right now
  • I'm really stressed out
  • The girls haven't been feeling well
  • I've just been so tired
  • Sometimes life gets in the way
But, really...they are all just excuses.

My relapse pattern goes a little something like this...something perfectly justifiable sets me off course (like a vacation), then I excuse and procrastinate my way back into weight gain.

Isn't just recognizing the problem always the first step?

Until next week,

(a.k.a., ElleTeeJay)

My update:
4/11/08: 184.0 pounds
4/18/08: 184.8 pounds (a gain of 0.8 pounds)
Total loss: 42.6 pounds
Next goal: 182.0 pounds

P.S. Thanks to everyone for the words of encouragement last week...they were greatly appreciated!

The Weigh-In Week 45

220.2! That is what it said on the scale this morning. A gain of2.6.

No point in dwelling on it. So let's just move on.

Next week Tri training starts with a vengeance! Remember the new goal is 3 losses of one pound or more over the next three weeks.

Our winners would have been Cousin Angie and Nate. But as we all know here at Guess How Much I Weigh. When I gain we all lose.

Have a great weekend everybody.

04/16: 220.2 lbs
12.2 lbs. to go

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Guess How Much I Weigh Contest - Week 45

Week 45! Wow, we are only 7 weeks away from the Guess How Much I Weigh 1 year anniversary. I can't believe it.

After yesterday's post I am sure you are all dying to get a vote in. Just remember next week is going to be a whole new ball game!

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.

Let the guessing begin. Good Luck!

04/16: 217.6 lbs
9.6 lbs. to go

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Allow Me To Whine

Some how this week is turning into a bad least on the healthy lifestyle front.

My back is hurting, I am gaining weight and I feeling really rundown. Either I am suffering from sympathy pregnancy or sympathy PMS. Which is odd, seeing as how my lovely wife is currently suffering from neither of those maladies.

This was supposed to be a stand off week, but by the time I remembered that, the week was all ready out of control. Honestly, I don't feel like I have been that bad this week, but stepping on the scale this morning it looks like I am in for a gain this week.

I am starting to find the yo-yoing of the last few months frustrating. And since I have only myself to blame, it is time to do something.

I will do my best to salvage this week, but I think it is most likely a lost cause. So, here is the plan. I am going to lose at least 1 pound a week for the next 3 weeks. That is the new goal.

I am hoping that this simple goal will keep me on task and help me get back to routine. I feel like if I can just get my body doing what it is supposed to be doing for a few weeks that living healthy will go back to feeling more natural.

My other goal is to figure out my new triathlon training schedule this weekend. I am thinking about moving to a six day a week schedule and including my girls in a Saturday run and /or bike ride. That of course is dependent on how they like riding in the new Burly stroller we just picked up...oh and on me finally buying a bike.

04/16: 217.6 lbs
9.6 lbs. to go

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Checking In

Not much to say today. Just checking in so you know I haven't fallen of the wagon.

I am doing my best to get back on track, but for some reason I am struggling again this week. I think I need to get back on routine. Back to the point where I am just doing and not thinking so much about the doing. Sadly this is not going to be a good week for that. Although I will do my best.

Triathlon training starts next week. Maybe putting together a whole new routine will help get me motivated and energized.

04/10: 217.6 lbs
9.6 lbs. to go