Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Weighty matters

Today is Tales from the Scales weigh in for week 1.

And I have a tale to tell.
Of course, I do. I'll just have a chuckle at myself here...take a minute to talk among yourselves..

The week the kids were sick, my stomach was quite queasy. I had little appetite and nothing sounded good. Except Chocolate. Seriously. Not kidding.

If the kids hadn't been sick, I'd have bought a pregnancy test. It was that kind of constant feeling. (Nature has proven that the pregnancy test would have been negative and I have a new reason for wanting chocolate.)

The week of intermittent chocolate consumption caught up with me. I stepped on the scale and found I'd gained weight. (I think this was Thurs or Fri. I forget.) I made sure I ate right, after feeling better, and even decided that even though I might not loose weight, I was still going to head down the correct path. I tried to cut back on portions (not going back for seconds) and trying to stop when I got full. I tried to drink more water.

I didn't do very well keeping track of the actual calories, but just being very aware of what I was putting into my mouth helped tremendously. I also discovered that I"m a frustrated eater. When I'm frustrated, I tend to eat chocolate. I guess it's the path of least resistance. Apathy in eating.

Of course, when I'm in a hurry my choices aren't the best either but that's another post.

Today I dutifully stepped on the scale and found I'd lost an entire 1/2lb from my TalesfromtheScales start weight...but with the highest weight I registered this week (post chocolate consumption) - I actually lost 2lbs.

Too bad it didn't actually get me further past my start weight. On the flip side, I didn't have to register the gaining of weight.

On a joyful note, we went to the pediatrician for check-up on J & Mini-E, the nurse said "Have you lost weight?"
My reply was "You're my new best friend."
I have lost a bunch of weight since having Mini-E, but it's not been a constant loss. I've stayed steady for the past few months. It's exciting to register ANY form of loss. So I'll take my 1/2lb loss and celebrate!


Anonymous said...

Every half a pound counts as far as I'm concerned. Keep up the good work.

.. Dallas Meow >^^ said...

may I have the name of your pediatrician please... I need that kind of chat - not the ...
hmmmm yeah, you have gained weight since you moved here look!
Good work.

JG said...

The scale goes up and down and up and down by the day, as long as the trend is down you are on your way! What a week you had!

Halfmoon Girl said...

Yeah, good for you- keep hanging in there. I am a frustrated eater too, I have noticed. It feels good to be back to drinking more water though!

Robin said...

Yep - I'm a member of the half pound club too! But I'm not giving up either - next week will be better!

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

Half a pound is half a pound. Way to go! I'm feeling guilty though and am not going to send you any more Coffee Crisp. Well, maybe, if it's your birthday or something :-)

Melanie said...

A half a pound sound good to me! I lost nothing!! I had to really get rid of all the junk food in my house- by eating it of course. I just can't resist it when I start to get the munchies. Hopefully this week will be better now that I don't have any unhealthy food left!

jugglingpaynes said...

Baby steps! Baby steps! Consider that if you lose a half pound every week for a year that's over 20 pounds!
You are doing great! You might even inspire me to try to finally shake loose the cumulative weight gain from my three children's pregnancies!

Peace and Laughter,

Anonymous said...

are you kidding me?? a half a pound is a half a pound... congratulations!!

and you know if you need me.. i'm here for you.. you know.. if you need to get rid of the chocolate or anything..:o)~

Denise said...

I am celebrating with you sweet one.

Nicki said...

A loss is ALWAYS better than a gain!!! You go girl!! Keep it up!!!

Jenn4Him said...

Yippee! See chocolate is diet friendly!

Guinevere Meadow said...


My scale is very fickle and changes by the day. If I were you, I would have registered a 2 pound loss! lol!

Lady T said...

Congratulations! each and every ounce not on your butt is worth celebrating!

i'm with you in the struggle....trying to eat more healthy and lose weight as well...i wish you well as you move forward.