Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Accentuate the Positive (and Negative)

Let's get the negative out of the way quick before it lingers.

**DISCLAIMER** there will be a bit of TMI in this post.  If this bothers you skip down to the Positive portion.  

I have a confession to make: I weigh myself every morning, always have.  Normally, it doesn't effect me for more than a moment and then I get on with my day.  This weigh in has stuck with me all day.  It could be that I got hardly any sleep last night because Hanna decided she would rather play than sleep.  It could be the fact that Aunt Flow has come for the second time this month and that she has been frequently wearing out her welcome about twice a month since I had the baby LAST YEAR!  WHEN WILL THE FLOW STOP!?!?!?!?  UGH!

Anyway, I'm worried about my weigh in tomorrow because My weight has not changed since last Wednesday.  This is frustrating because I kid you not, I have tracked every piece of food that has entered my mouth.  I haven't used any of the extra points they give you for activity, or indulgence, and I STILL haven't lost a pound.  

I use to be so in tune with my body before pregnancy, now it's like I don't know it at all.  I'm not asking for another 4 pound loss, I will take 1 or 2, but 0? Come on.  

Alright, enough whining.  Now on to the Positive!

Like I said in the previous post, my mom is also on the Weight Watchers plan.  This has been great because she has been making my meals for me and has made it so easy to eat well on vacation.  I haven't been to the gym yet and I'm pretty sure that is why I haven't lost any weight this last week, but we'll just have to see for sure tomorrow at the official weigh in.

We tried to get a little exercise in yesterday and walked up to Bridal Veil Falls.  It was gorgeous!

The river is dangerously high right now, but it looked so beautiful.

Hanna didn't even make it through the car ride, she was pooped.

Weigh in day is tomorrow! I'm going to a meeting in Utah so it's a little nerve racking being somewhere different. We'll see how it goes.


What frustrated you today?  How'd you get over it?
It seemed like everything frustrated me.  I went shopping in Park City and found Hanna a cute swimming suit and cover-up.


  1. Don't stress about the weigh in! If you have a "visitor," it could definitely affect your weight. Also, when I was in weight loss mode on WW, I ate my weekly points though not my activity ones. It's important to get in enough calories to promote weight loss. Good luck!

  2. Maybe you need to use some of those extra points. My WW counselor said sometimes, especially if you are working out really hard you need more calories to burn. Or you may have a plateau.

  3. I think the more we as women can relax- and enjoy the process- even the weightless process- our body can tell. We emotionally (energy) control a lot of the way our body reacts to things physically- At least I think they are connected. Just envision your self healthy and happy and feel it deep down- regardless of what the scale says... that has made a huge difference for me.

    Is that weird to say? Does that make sense? anyway- you ROCK! good job!

  4. Gird up for a disertation here:

    I know you're excited to lose the weight, but keep in mind that it's a gradual process to lose it. You're body can only oxidize 7,000 kcal of fat per week maximum. (7,000 kcal is 2 pounds.) Anything over that and you're oxidizing muscle. People always site biggest loser to dispute fat oxidation, and how they lose soo much weight each week. Those contestants are oxidizing muscle as well as fat, but it's a trade off because their weights are so dangerously high. However, you do have to be careful not to lose it too quickly because doing so can lower your basal metabolic rate and cause you to have a harder time keeping it off later.

    If you lost 4 lbs last week, and you are clearly having hormone fluctuations with FLO, don't let it get you down. Your body is probably still trying to figure out what the heck you are doing with it. Hang in there and be consistant. Your body will figure it out and it will pay off in the long run.

    Remember, slow and steady wins the race!

  5. Why did all of my commas turn into periods in this post?