Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Weigh-in Wednesday

Sisterhood of the Shrinking JeansWell, I'm still shrinking. Technically.

I knew the 4-5 pounds per week pace wouldn't last forever, but I certainly didn't expect it to be over already!! Geez.

I'm down only 0.4 this week, bringing my total in the last two weeks to an even 8 lbs, and in this current Sisterhood challenge to 3.8 lbs. I was really hoping for a cutie li'l 5# "sticker." But I know there were a few things working against me this last week ~ both within and without of my control.

Within my control being, of course, the excessive snacking I've done this past week!

Do any of you have this same problem: for the first two weeks or so of a new plan/regimen/whatever, you're all gung-ho, but after that it kinda fizzles out? That's the stage I was in this past week. I still didn't eat anything during the day on liquid and fasting days, but my suppers were larger and often included second helpings. My "half" days ~ the most annoying of all!! ~ were probably closer to what would be considered "normal" days, and also included snacking in the evenings. So basically, any ounces I may have lost during the day, I went and gobbled them right back up again in the evenings.

And beyond my control, well... it's that time of the month. And we all know how THAT works for weight loss.

So all things considered, it's amazing I'm down at all.

So I'm thankful. But I know I've been over-indulgent and I intend to correct that. I'm going to push through the proverbial runner's "wall" and get back into the ZONE. I want more victories. I want more holy fireworks.

And we shall have them.

Yesterday's lesson points out, "Today many believers, while condemning sexual immorality or materialistic greed, would not condemn gluttony. They pile their plates high at potluck suppers, jesting about their appetite. They graze between meals and overeat at meals with little conviction of heart. While it is true that we are free to eat anything that does not also mean that we are free to walk the path of indulgence."

I am guilty of this. Of walking the path of one kind of indulgence while condemning those who walk a different path of indulgence.

So this week, I will allow Paul to nag me a little. I won't like it (who likes a nag?!), but this week I will allow it. Because he knows what he's talking about and I need to hear it:

Everything is permissible for me" -- but not everything is beneficial.
"Everything is permissible for me" -- but I will not be mastered by anything.
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
~ I Corinthians 6:12, 19-20

How was your week? Are you still going strong or have you lost some enthusiasm for your lifestyle change? Power though it, my friend.

We will not be mastered by anything!

No, in all these things we are
through him who loved us.
~ Romans 8:37


Love Bears All Things said...

Hello Tammi,
I'm in week 5 of this current series of moderation. Like you, I saw big loses the first few weeks, around 3 pounds. Then This past Friday I was down only .o4. I had lost a total of 11+ in 4 weeks so I can't complain. I've stuck pretty close to the plan so I expect to see more loss coming up. I'm in Memphis without a scale and trying to decide if I should go to weight watchers this week to weigh or wait two weeks and weigh at home.
Good luck this week,
Mama Bear

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow... awesome reminder! So many times I let things "master me"... I need to remind myself daily that we ARE more than conquerers and "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

Kim said...

great shrinkage :) I too struggle to stay excited abt a program. I think that is why I love the sisterhood so much-there's enough going on to keep me from getting bored :) keep up the good work!

Susanne said...

Awesome post!! I'm down 2# this week, (YAY!!) but won't be able to post about it til tomorrow! Looks like all my exercise last week paid off!! Here we go a-shrinking... a-shrinking... a-shrinking... ;-)

Honey Mommy said...

Good work. Losing weight is a long process, but every little bit helps!

Brooke said...

you've got a visitor and still lost weight? that's impressive no matter how small the loss!

Christy - The Sisterhood said...

Congrats on your loss! A small loss is a loss and you should embrace it. I know you'll get back on track this week and the scales will go down even more for you next week!!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Congrats on a loss. :) *that* time of the month is evil for weight loss! And I too am always gung ho on things at first and fizzle. 30 days is a lot longer than I've ever kept up with anything. But I'm only to day 9 now. So we'll see. It's such a short period of time (the video) so I hope I can keep with it for all 30.

Christie O. said...

this is such a process and you're doing it all completely right. sometimes you have to change philosophies, mindframes, and sometimes use some mind trickery to keep going full steam ahead. i like to pick an athletic event to train for so that i physically can't stop moving (well, i could but then i'd look really silly doing my event if i'm not ready.)

anyhoo, you're doing great! you've inspired me, at least!

livinginagirlsworld said...

I think you are doing great. Everyone has days and weeks where the odds are stacked against you. Sometimes you are even the one doing the stacking! But tomorrow is another day. Honestly, snacking is a problem for me too. I have been trying really hard to NOT buy the crap that screams "EAT ME" in the store. It's true if you don't buy it, you can't eat it. And believe it or not, I've actually lost my sugar cravings in the last month. I can honestly have a handful of M&M's or something like that and be totally satisfied. If I have anymore, I actually feel gross. So, hang in there, keep up the hard work and after "the visitor" leaves you'll be that much stronger than before.

april said...

I know it was a small loss, but you have done amazing so far! Great job!! Keep it up and that weight will come off!!

darnold23 said...

Hang in there. This is the week to change at least one thing (based on what I have read). I will be trying to up the exercise and water. Congrats on your loss so far.