Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Weigh-in Wednesday: SDoS Wk 7

Sisterhood of the Shrinking JeansI can't believe there's only one week left! I started out this challenge strong, but have definitely slacked off. Oh sure, I could blame 3 weeks of illness and a couple weeks of TOM, but really, it's my own apathy.

I waffle between wanting to keep this up and wanting to "go it alone." I dream of being able to forget about THINKING constantly about eating, forget about weekly weigh-ins, forget about even stepping on the scale...

Ahhhh, the impossible dream.


I found the 0.2 I lost last week. It was TOM. I mowed lawn for an hour again (4 tough miles), did 10 miles of bike riding ~ 8 of them in ONE day!! ~ did one 2-mile run, and walked the same distance twice. A good week exercise-wise again, but I've been very lack-lustre with meals lately. I find myself just not really caring, not being very organized, and spending more on convenience-type foods than I normally do. Which means, of course, less healthy, well-balanced meals than I normally serve.

I'm gonna need a serious kick in the pants if I want to finish this challenge with a decent loss!! My original goal for these 8 weeks was 11 lbs. Then I shifted down to 8. Now I'll be really happy with just 6!

But that means I need to lose 1.6 lbs this coming week. It's not a lot, but considering how much I've been caring about losing weight lately, it seems like a formidable goal!!!

How are YOU doing with your goals for this challenge?



Renée aka Mekhismom said...

You can do this. Just for this week make a concerted effort to focus on food. I know it can be challenging, I like convenience food too but if you watch it, combined with your exercise you will lose the weight for this challenge! Good luck!

Susanne said...

"You can do this!!" (I have those words posted on my bathroom wall just below my weekly weigh-in chart). That's right... I'm back in the saddle! This time, no matter how hard this Getting Healthy horse lurches and bucks, I am NOT giving up. I can do this... and even if I get thrown off a couple of times, I am going to dust myself off and get right back on!! Practice makes perfect!! So hold on, girl!! YOU CAN DO THIS!!!

Brooke said...

i was (am sort of still in, but working my way out) a similar place. sick of being where i am yet unwilling to do what needs to be done to change it.

i'm hoping my triathlon training will be the difference in my experience. what truly motivates you? why do you want to lose weight? focus on that. or else quit torturing yourself and just enjoy life.

Anonymous said...

Why the apathy do you think??

Also, I feel you on the eating style you are aiming for! Have you ever read Geneen Roth? She addresses stuff like that and so far I love her!

mamamonkey said...

I'm there with you. I seriously wish I could not think about all of it. I'm so not there with my food and, of course, that's my weekness. Good luck next week. You can totally do 1.6 lbs. :)

Tiffany said...

It is so easy to let apathy rear its ugly head... It is really tough to stay consistent when life is so busy and chaotic. Hang in there, don't quit and give yourself credit for the fact that you are down more than four pounds! You can do it!