Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Weight Loss Wednesdays: Week 2 (aka "I Need a Do-Over").

I stepped on the scale this week thinking "this isn't going to go well". I was correct. Not only did I not lose any weight this week, I GAINED a half a pound. Though I'm sure we can all agree that this could be "water" weight right? And denial is a river in Egypt... snicker. Actually, it really isn't a laughing matter. My tush isn't getting any smaller and my work clothes aren't getting any bigger and I have zero money to buy new clothes for my return to work, so I need to get motivated here.

The only thing I can think of that will help me kick this weight loss into gear is if I tell everyone how much I weigh. Again. Once it is out there for general consumption, I will be forced to report back and if that number doesn't get lower every week, I will be embarrassed. There's nothing like everyone you know in the world, and many you don't, knowing exactly what the number on the scale says. So, here it is: 170.8 lbs.

I have lost about ten pounds since Christmas, so it isn't like I've been doing nothing. This past week was particularly stressful with Max having a trip to the ER due to a lung infection, a meeting with my MPP, and wondering if I had managed to muster up enough of a grassroots movement to get myself to Chicago. But enough with the excuses. Excuses don't keep you warm at night (whatever that means).

This week I need to:
- start eating oatmeal again for breakfast (I find this keeps my blood sugar in check and is a good way to start the day)
- drink more water
- go for a walk every day
- get off the sugar train
- eat no carbs after 5pm (hard!)
- menu plan so I don't get stuck eating whatever we happen to have in the fridge

I promise I'll report back next week and I will be out of the 170's. Book it. I'm going to look like that sexy, fit lady in the picture by May 1st 2009!

6 comments:

  1. Vanessa11:02 AM

    You can totally do it! I still have a copy of all your menus from the weight-loss challenge a while back ... that was some good stuff!
    Anyway, we were all cheering for you for the BlogHer contest, and we'll be cheering you on for this too!

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  2. Do not despair! You can do this just as well as the other accomplishments you have had this month. I haven't moved an inch except to drink MORE beer and eat pizza this week! What else was I to do on Trivia Night? So my official strategy begins on March 1! Wanna Race???

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  3. Raye - you're on :-) Are you going to blog about it?

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  4. Anonymous1:20 PM

    Ugh, probably one of my five least favourite pictures of me, ever. "Hey everyone! Get a load of my ginormous, shiny fivehead!"

    Scott

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  5. Yeah, but I look good.

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  6. Anonymous4:41 PM

    You'll rock this, Kat! I will soon be on the weight loss journey again, and look forward to reading here for inspiration.:-)

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