Monday, June 20, 2011

Weigh In & Checklist 6/20/11

Weigh In: 171.  That's up 1 1/2 lbs since last week.  *SIGH*  I'm not real sure where this came from.  My previous weight gains were easily explained away because I KNEW I didn't eat well throughout the week, I KNEW I didn't work out or I KNEW my portions were too big.  I'm really not sure where this one came from.  Let's consult the checklist, shall we?

  • NO FAST FOOD - I stuck to this one.  I ate fast food 0 times last week.  I even went out to Jack in the Box and got hubby a milkshake (he started mushies this week, thank God!) and didn't get anything for myself.
  • Limit Starbucks to once a week - CHECK.  I had Starbucks on Saturday and that was it.
  • Exercise - 2/3 Check.  The goal was 3 times.  I made it 2.  I didn't go to Zumba on Saturday.  No good excuse but it's still an improvement over the last month.
From what I'm seeing up there, there really wasn't anything to cause a gain.  OK, may have been the 3 rice krispy treats I had yesterday and the bowl of ice cream but that wasn't enough calories to warrant a 1 1/2 lb gain!  The only other thing I can figure is the water.  While I did really well with my water Mon-Thurs, I don't think I drank ANY over the weekend.  We were in the pool Fri and Sat in 105 degree heat so maybe my body is retaining some for hydration purposes.  Either way...I'm trying not to feel too bad about the gain.  I told my hubby last night that I didn't think I lost anything but I also didn't think I had gained anything.  Weight gain is a tough thing to face first thing in the morning on a Monday.  But this is why I chose Mondays.  The first was to hold me accountable through the weekend (obviously didn't work this week, eh?) and the second was so that I'd be stuck at work and couldn't go on a food bender if the news was bad.  So far, so good on that.  So what are the rules for this week?  I'd love to say that despite it being my daughter's birthday on Friday and my birthday on Monday that these rules will all apply but let's face it.  They won't.  So here's the modified plan for this week.

  1. No Starbucks AT ALL.
  2. No fast food at least M-TH
  3. Only 2 pieces of cake for the weekend.
  4. Hit the gym 3 times this week - doesn't have to be Zumba the third time but it has to be SOMETHING.
  5. Drink at least 64 oz of water EVERY DAY
Hoping if I can do those 5 things this week.  I at least won't show another gain next week.  

In other news...2 NSV's.  I went shopping over the weekend and bought 2 new shirts for work, both in a size Large.  I also tried on a summer dress which I thought looked pretty good until I took a picture of it.  The NSV here is that 1) it fit and 2) I never thought twice about trying it on.  The other NSV is that my wedding ring is falling off.  I had to go buy a cheap-o silver ring at Target to wear until I get down lower and have my ring resized.  I had to resize it once larger after I had my oldest daughter.  I think it's a 10 1/2 and the ring I just bought is a size 8 so I guess I should at least be happy that my ring finger has lost weight even if the rest of me hasn't.  I went ahead and included a picture of me in that dress just for giggles today.  Please ignore the bra...

Given my mood, here's our Monday DEMotivator for this week:


Leslie said...

LOL. Love that demovitation this week.

The dress is cute! I can't explain your weight gain either but it is seriously frustrating. Just keep doing what you are and it will show up as a loss when you least expect it too!

Lap Band Gal said...

cute dress :)

-Grace- said...

You look great!

Ronnie said...

I think the dress looks good in the picture! I mean, size large? You skinny minnie, you!

And those sound like completely attainable goals. I'm sending you positive goal-keeping vibes for the day. :)

Andrea Brooks said...

I like your plan! I'm a big planner and have to have goals so I think these are great! Congrats on the NSVs!

Amanda said...

Is it okay if I take nips of that virtual drink all day long? I need it!

The dress loks fabby dahlink! Way to go on the goals last week. Maybe I should start doing weekly goals!

Big weekend planned?? Doing anything special?

Our party did improve my mood a bit. But that was also the margarita helping!

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

The scale is evil! You're doing great and you look great in the dress, be nice to yourself!

Lyla said...

I like the dress, but I completely understand being your own worst critic.

Sometimes the scale is mean. I bet you just hit an uptick because of the low-water weekend and by next week it'll be gone.

KMR said...

(sigh) Shirts in a size large!! The the holy grail. LOL. I know it's hard but try not to beat yourself up. YOu're doing great.

~Lisa~ said...

Ohhh my heavens you look absolutely adorable in that dress!! Congrats on the NSV's - way to go!! 1 1/2 pounds is nothing - might just have been a little water retention....

Jess said...

Cute dress! Good luck on your weekly goals!