Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Truth Of Tuesday Night

So, last week ended up being a bit of a write off on the exercise front.  The stomach flu will do that for you.

I went to my meeting, anticipating a bit of a loss, but nothing like last week.  I figured if I had lost another 5 pounds I would feel it for sure and my clothes didn't feel that baggy.

This is where I confess something to you.  The meeting place for my TOPS group, aka, my fat group (as I lovingly call it!)  is about 4 blocks from my house.  Since I was pregnant with Abby, I drove!  Yup, I hauled this fat butt into the van and drove 4 blocks to my fat group!

Can you see the irony in that?  I could, but it didn't stop me.  So, I made myself a promise last week, no more driving unless it was POURING rain!  No more excuses, like Brian can't get the kids ready, he is home too late, etc.  Because that is all they were - EXCUSES!!!

Let's just get on with the results shall we?  I mean, come on...you know that is why you are checking it out tonight, right?

Last week:  256.50 lbs
This week: 255.75 lbs

Loss of .75 lbs

Pretty good, even though I was secretly hoping this weight loss thing would be as easy as 5 pounds EVERY week! (I know, not actually a healthy approach, but a fat girl can dream!)

But let me tell you something about this number...first off, it's the first time in a long time that when I get on the scales, I don't have to "add" numbers.  By that I mean...we have one of those "official" Dr. type scales, that you have to adjust the weights for it to balance.  Once you hit the 260 mark, you have to move the larger weight to 250 and the smaller weight to the teens ( or plus)...follow me?

Anyway, it's now 250 + the number following that.

Secondly, it is very exciting to me because I now weight less than when I started TOPS in 2008!

I know right?  Who the heck joins a weight loss group and GAINS weight?  Me apparently.

I joined in January of 2008 and weighed 256.25 lbs.  That was after the birth of Hayden.  Now, I did have another child in that 4 year time frame, but it's not an excuse.  I don't have my highest weight recorded at home, but I am going to find that out and I will let you all know just how much weight I did gain while in my weight loss group!

I hope you all have a great week and I'm eager again to see how much difference both diet AND exercise will make on the scales!

Until next time,


1 comment:

  1. You sound like me with gaining weight after joining a group. I joined WW when I was 14 and lost 10 lbs then GAINED it all back PLUS 10 lbs. Pretty depressing.

    Good that you had a loss this week though, any loss is a good one. :) Just keep drinking water and doing what you are doing! Exercise will come, it is not the easiest thing to do.

    Keep up the great work!