Monday, February 28, 2011

Weigh In 2/28/11, NSV & Stuck Support

Weigh In: 187.0.  -1.5 lbs down for the week.  Not too shabby.  I'm pretty happy with this.  It seems whenever I get myself back to gym, my weight loss stalls but it didn't this week.  I made it to the gym 4 times - 3 for jogging and 1 zumba class.  Hopefully I can keep it up.

  1. I did 3.1 miles (a 5k) on the treadmill in 48:40.  I jogged for 18 minutes straight...that was my longest streak without walking.  My shortest was 5 minutes and I never walked for more than 2 1/2 minutes at a time.  Overall, I'm very proud of me.  Keep in pace is pretty slow but I think that's bound to improve over time.
  2. A sports bra that has never fit me snapped in the back just fine.  On the one hand, that means my ladies are getting smaller.  On the other hand, it also means the length around my chest is smaller too and I'm losing some of my back fat.  Shrinking, no matter where it is, is gonna have to be a good thing.

Best Supporting Actor in  Stuck Situation:
In honor of the Oscars last night, I'd like to give an award of my own.  The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in a Stuck Situation goes hubby.  We were visiting with some friends of his on Saturday.  We took our girls and their girls to this indoor amusement place and then went to their house for the rest of the evening.  Something to note here:  none of his friends know I'm banded and while there are some I wouldn't mind if they knew, these aren't those people.  The wives of this group are extremely catty and judgmental.  They also do a lot of talking behind the other women's backs so I REALLY don't want them to know about the band.  We got some fast food for dinner which for me consisted of a tuna melt and fries.  3 bites into the tuna melt and I was sufficiently stuck and had to dash to the bathroom to deal with it.  This bathroom shares a wall with the eat in kitchen.  While in there, I realized if I can hear them...what if they can hear me?  Uh oh.  Luckily, I had my hubby who caught on fairly quickly to what was going on.  He started rambling on to them about a vacation we took, never letting a moment of silence set in.  If that wasn't awesome enough, later his friend made a comment about how I wasn't eating much and kept asking if I didn't like it, my hubby jumped in and said "It always takes her forever to eat and she doesn't really eat much all at once."  His friend seemed to accept this just fine and even said "They say that's better for your system."  Whew...thanks honey.  And this leads me to why it's so important to have a good support system if you decide to get banded.  Yes, it's good to have the emotional support and someone to lean on through the rough times, blah, blah, blah.  But sometimes you just need someone who can think on their feet and make stuff up to take the attention off of you.  So kudos for my hubby on helping me out this weekend. 

Who has been your best supporting player throughout your weight loss efforts?

So there you have it.  My weekend in a nutshell.  Things are moving right along.  Today starts my first official day of my new budget.  I have to go pay the rent and take out the money for our "eating out" cash for the month.  I'm so excited about trying to lead a more fiscally responsible lifestyle.  LOL.  I know that seems weird.  I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.  Happy Monday!


Ronnie said...

Sounds like an awesome hubby, I'm glad he's so supportive!

And congrats on getting into your sports bra, and the 14 minutes! Send ME some of those running vibes! :)

Lyla said...

Good job, hubby! My husband has been great as well so I'll join you in giving props to the spousal unit.

Lynda said...

Your husband is amazing! Love the comment about how it takes you forever to eat. I may have to share that one with my hubby for our next outing.

nikki said...

High-five for your loss this week! You're doing such an awesome job! And as for your husband, he most definitly deserves that Oscar ;) My husband has also been such an amazing supporter through my journey. My mom and co-worker also. Only a few people know, like you, so the handful of people who does know, have went above and beyond to be supportive in all aspects!

Ginger aka Gidget said...

Your hubby ROCKS! Mine on the other hand caved and outed me to his parents when cornered about how I was losing my weight and why my "hernia surgery" really was. But, he's still a good guy. Just not a good wingman. LOL!

Lisa said...

congrats on your loss and your NSV's. :) Your hubby sounds great. :)

- Lisa

Drazil said...

#1 and #2 are great! I'm soooo proud of you!

Rachel said...

Unconditional love is always a great thing...I'm glad you have it in your life. And kudos on the NSVs.

amandakiska said...

What a sweet husband! Great job on the loss!

Bonnie said...

Congrats on your NSVs. Hopefully you gave your hubby some lovin' for his support.