Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Weigh-In Wednesday: Burst into Summer FINALE!

Burst into Summer Challenge @ Sisterhood of the Shrinking JeansMan, I can't believe this challenge is over. When we first started, it sounded like so much time! But here we are: the end of a challenge, the end of August, the end of summer...

And 5 lbs lighter!

Not exactly what I was hoping for, but then I wasn't planning on being quite as busy and routine-free as we ended up being either! So I'm happy.

In a season where I generally tend to GAIN a few, a 5-lb loss is victory.

Tomorrow is September and I imagine the Sisterhood will kick off a new challenge in a week or two.  I'm not sure where I'm going from here though.  I mean, I still plan on losing more weight, but I'm not sure about this blog.  I'm debating either leaving it for a while, or just posting periodically ~ when I feel like it ~ or deleting it altogether.  I tend to get annoyed with feeling "obligated" to post regularly, and then I get stubborn and self-sabotage.

So I don't know.  My weight-loss efforts will continue, but this blog has felt a little pointless for quite some time already.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

"Sitting is Killing You"

Saw this link on someone's FB page and found it interesting. (click on the infographic itself to head over to the larger, easier-to-read original)

Sitting is Killing You
Via: Medical Billing And Coding

Kinda makes ya wanna get up and hoe a couple rows in the field before dark, doesn't it?


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Weigh-In Wednesday

Burst into Summer Challenge @ Sisterhood of the Shrinking JeansStill sloggin' through summer!

Again, no major comings or goings to report, but a small loss is a big deal in summer when there's no schedule, no routine, the days are lazy and the weekends filled with friends and family gatherings...

I'm down a measely 0.4, which brings me back (FINALLY) to my lowest point this challenge, which I reached several weeks ago. This current Sisterhood challenge is only two weeks away from ending, and though my ultimate goal will be a struggle indeed, it is technically still do-able.

I will just have to decide I really want it. And with my birthday, a weekend family gathering, and potentially a few days hosting my in-laws all in between now and the 31st, I will need all the determination I can muster!

One thing I've done consistently well this summer, even at gatherings and visiting at both parents' homes, is resisting the urge to snack in the evenings.  It happens on occasion, but hasn't been a regular occurrence like it once was, so I'm pretty happy about that.  That's probably the biggest battle in my weight-loss war.

Now if I could just learn to love replacing some of the things I eat both at mealtimes and when I allow snacking with fruits and vegetables, I'd be home free!!

Eating Pie 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Weigh-In Wednesday

Burst into Summer Challenge @ Sisterhood of the Shrinking JeansI HATE it that I have to report a slight gain this week! Team 20 is kickin' some SERIOUS HEINY in this competition and I really hate the thought of being the one to unseat us from our top spot!!

But I did gain a bit.

And if it wasn't for this competition, I'd be very happy about the 0.4 lbs I packed on over the last two weeks, because for one of those weeks, we were on holidays.

There was one day of rodeo food, two full days of family gathering food and sitting around at the lake, two days of my mom's cooking and over-feeding, a date night including FAR too many deep-fried delicacies (ie. fish 'n' chips and MARS BARS) followed by ballpark snacks (quite likely also deep-fried!), and two days of my mother-in-law's cooking and overfeeding.

So you see, a gain of only 0.4 under those circumstances really is a victory in most cases.

Except when you're part of a weight-loss TEAM, dang it!