Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Tales from the Scales Tuesday

I came a cross the Tales from the Scales weight loss challenge this week and thought it might be one more thing to help keep me on track. However, I didn't start the challenge six weeks ago like everyone else, but decided to jump in anyway. I did start WW (again) eight weeks ago. I was doing good, no, great actually. But as I've already mentioned this week, I got a bit off track. For two weeks I have done nothing remotely Weight-Watchery! In fact from Thursday of last week till Sunday of this week, I ate everything not nailed down...and it was GOOOD! The giant cheese logs at Pattis, the junk food at home, regular Cokes, REAL full fat ice cream, a delicious chicken & rice dish at the Real Hacienda, just to name a few of my indulgences.

Here's the bad news...after two weeks off program, I gained weight. Here's the good news...I only gained .4 pounds! .4! Not EVEN a whole pound! And I have to admit...it was totally worth it! But I realize, of course, that those little numbers DO creep up until they are bigger numbers and it is time to reign it in. Now, normally I weigh in on Thursdays at WW, so for the challenge, I may post on Thursdays after weigh-in and just link back to it on Tuesdays for the other challenge gals. But wanted to post today since it's my first week to be in on the challenge. I have read a few of their entries this morning, and it nice to hear how other people deal with the whole weight loss/gain game. I am pleased (with myself) to report that yesterday I managed to write everything down, drink water and exercise! I felt great all day, so I plan to do it again today and tomorrow and so on and so forth, etc., etc.

On another note, I am trying out a recipe today! Imagine! It's the reason I started this blog in the first place! Had a plan & a goal so that I wouldn't ramble aimlessly, and I still managed to end up rambling aimlessly anyway!! :) Anyhow, the recipe I'm thinking of is an easy potato one, so check back again later and I'll tell you how it went!

7 comments:

Denise said...

Welcome to the challenge, glad you are here. I wish you much success.

Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said...

Welcome to the challenge. I hope it helps!

Nancy said...

Welcome. I would love to hear about your overall progress too! And you could link to the potato recipe at Tales tomorrow...it's side dish recipe day!

Robin said...

Welcome to the Challenge - I think it's been up and down for all of us so I hope this helps you.
Good luck!

Thea said...

Welcome aboard! And I have to say .4 in 2 weeks. Not bad, not bad at all!

Good luck this week!

Jan B said...

Welcome to the challenge! I hope that next week's weigh in erases this gain and puts you in the negative column toward your goal!!

Since I started on my own journey toward getting healthy and returning to a normal size (I started at 272), I have found that meals are like labor pains. Once you get past one, it doesn't really matter what you did to get past it -- it's gone. With the meals, I look at it like this: I could have had steak and a super stuffed potato or rice and seafood. The net result is that I am full and satisfied.

That's what has made it possible for me to reach this point (224), I know it can carry me toward my goal, which is still 74 lbs away.

Mama Bear June said...

Glad you joined us! It is a lot of fun having other people on the journey struggling with the same things and sharing the same joys!