Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Truth Of Tuesday Night x 2

Well, I have a bit of catch up to do.  I fully intended to write my blog last week, but life got in the way, and next thing I knew, it was Tuesday again.

Also, I just haven't been "feelin' the blog" again lately.

A wise friend told me once that the blog will come with the weight loss.  It's true.  Right now, I am in a slump.  I keep putting on and taking off the same 2-3 pounds.

I'm not pleased with, but obviously not totally displeased with it, or I would have made a good effort to change it by now.

I need motivation.  I need dedication to myself, to my family.

I am a master of excuses.  I will work harder once spring comes, once my gallbladder surgery is done, once cows fly over the moon.  You get me?

In an attempt to get back into the swing of things and reasons to blog more, I have decided to participate in  a couple of weekly link ups.  Who knows, perhaps I will even find a few more followers.

But before I get to the link up that is on Thursdays, how about we recap the scales for the past couple weeks!

The last time I posted my weight was February 26.

Feb. 26th - 247.25 lbs
March 5th - 245.0 (-2.25 lbs)
March 12th - 247.50 lbs (+2.50 lbs)

As for the link up on Thursdays:


I have been trying real hard to think about some non-scale victories for this week and it's been hard.  I can think of TONS of past ones and I am going to share some of those in a bit, but for this week.  It's a silly one, but the story goes a bit like this.  Last week, we went shopping at Costco and bought a huge bin of licorice.  My victory surrounding those red vines is that I have had very few of them.  The time before we had them, I am pretty sure I ate my weight in them, but this time I have been able to see past them to the bigger picture.  Does that mean I haven't had any?  Nope!  But I have been able to control it better.  It's the small things people!

As for a few previous ones:

1)  I made the huge leap to throw out all of my "fat girl" clothes once I outgrew them.  There is no chance of getting back into them if I don't have them.  If this is not something you haven't done yet,  DO IT!  Right now! Step away from the computer immediately and bag them up, get them out of the house.  You can read about my experience with it here.

2)  Of all parts of my body that I have noticed shrinking, I have noticed it in my fingers the most.  My rings, that were once tight, are now loose and spin around on my fingers on their own.  I've always wanted to be a size 8 (just didn't picture my fingers getting there first)

3)  My consumption of Diet Pepsi has decreased substantially.  I went from drinking 3-4 cans a day to that many in 1 week.  I still don't love water, but I do well to get in a good 6 cups of it a day.

4) No longer does my family eat fast food once a week.  When I had my first son, we did really well with this.  Until about the age of 3, he really had no idea what a Happy Meal was or that they come with toys.  Then my daughter was born and suddenly, things got crazy once I returned to work and I failed to prep properly.  That left me with many nights of nothing planned and bringing home something that is served to me through a window.  Not only is it bad for the body, it's hard on the pocket book.  With the exception of 2 times, I have not had window-served food in about 2 months.  My secret was food documentaries and even though I had those 2 "slip ups", I feel good for it.  And by the way, those two slip ups were not as tasty as I imagined them to be.

So there you have it.  That is how I celebrate away from the scales this week. Hopefully next week it can be something awesome like using the treadmill every day!


  1. I found your blog through the link-up. Those are great NSVs, especially avoiding the Costco candy. That makes you superwoman in my book :)

  2. I LOL'd about the fast food not tasting as good. Life's been CRAZYYYY so I've neglected my blog too... maybe this weekend? Who knows. But I totally agree that fast food doesn't taste good anymore... I thought I was insane for thinking that. Amy you are AWESOME!

  3. Awesome post! Congrats on the victory. When we want to change something in our life, it can feel overwhelming. But we don't have to take huge, sweeping, radical steps. Small changes make big difference, like eating less fast food and drink less carbonate drinks. Good for you. Good luck, let's keep each other encourage.


  4. What a great week you've had!! Great job, Amy! I laughed out loud about your shrinking fingers ;)

  5. Here from the link up! And great job resisting the licorice. You're stronger than me. I can't have candy in the house that I like because I know I won't be able to resist inhaling it! Great job!

  6. The small things are what make up the whole of our lives. It is good to celebrate our small achievements. Better than coming down on ourselves and sabotaging ourselves for any failures. Happy breeds success. Be happy and don't give up!

  7. Wow, good for you for throwing out the clothing! Thanks for linking up and sharing!