Thursday, July 21, 2011

Taking a Step Back/Weigh in

Normally, I post at night after little Hanna-bear has gone to sleep, but I need a distraction from the mini-binge that I felt a brewin'.  I went a little off the path today because its weigh in day, and I have to get it out of my mind that I should get a "free day".  There will be no such day as a "free day" for this lady.

I weigh myself on my own scale on weigh in day (I have a high quality scale that is trust worthy).  I do that because I'm naked, haven't eaten, and get to potty before I get on the scale.  I want to know the "real" number, not the clothed, watered and eating number.  Does that make sense?  When I got on the scale today I felt a little defeated......but its not because I didn't lose weight.

I weighed in today at 271.2.  That is a 1.4 pound loss.  I know I should be happy over a loss of any kind, but the last 3 weeks have been all 1.something pound weight losses.  I would be ecstatic if it was just 6 points higher for a 2 pound loss.  At this rate it will be around 2 years for me to lose all the weight I need to lose.  That just seems discouraging at the moment.  I got started eating for lunch and found myself not stopping.  So I'm taking a step back and re-evaluating my priorities.

I'm pretty sure that I can find the culprit of me not losing as much as I'd hoped.  The Sam's club hot dog, cherry coke, or possibly the free popcorn at Harry Potter.  2 Almond joy minis, mini cheesecake bites, Pork ribs etc.  Now that I'm looking back over some of my eating, its a miracle I lost the 1.4 in the first place.  I am a lot more grateful at this moment.

Moving forward, I know what I did wrong, and I know what I need to do right.  A new weekly post that will be coming to the blog is "What I ate Weigh in Day".  I will keep a post food journal of what I eat on weigh in day so that I am more accountable for the things that I am eating on the day formerly thought of as my "free day".  Let's be honest, on Weight Watchers you get to eat what you want as long as you stay in your points, I'm not deprived anything.  There is no reason for a "free day".

Do you give yourself a "free day" from healthy living?


  1. It's like eating when no one is looking, or I didn't eat as much as I usually do, or it doesn't matter what I eat as long as I stay in my points kind of thinking. I know it can be hard but using the power foods seem to help me. But I think you're on the right track!! Love you--Mom

  2. One pound per week is a great amount. Two pounds is insanely difficult if you're doing it right. Be proud, hold your head high, you're doing an awesome job! Keep it up Carrie. You can do this!

    P.S. Sorry about the Almond Joy's. I wasn't thinking.

  3. It's cool about the Almond Joys, I have free will, just no will power. I am happy that I lost the pound, its just hard when I look at the big picture. I guess I have to take it one week at a time!
    Yes mom, I have a major issue with "if no one is looking I didn't eat it" I have to remind myself all the time that they will see it on my butt.

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  5. dont be too hard on yourself you are doing great!! If it takes 2 years then you will most likely not gain it back- losing too fast too soon is a recipe for weight gain in the future. You rock!!! you are inspiring- it is hard to share my personal feelings sometimes and be so honest on a blog- you rock!!!