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Monday, August 29, 2011

Weigh In 8/29/11

New low! 165.5.  That is 2.5 lbs down from last week and 1 lb down from my lowest.  VERY happy with this.  I'm hoping I can start busting down this plateau I've been on for the last few months.  This fill seems to be helping if it weren't for this blasted sweet tooth that thinks I need sweets even when I'm not hungry.  Working on that.  Trying a new cake for a coworkers going away thing this week so was messing around with cake and frosting this weekend.  New cake isn't turning out well though so it's back to the drawing board.

What else?  Not a whole heck of a lot.  Exercise has been nonexistent.  It seems I'm hot just sitting around in my cube at work so the last thing I want to do is go be hot at the gym.  I know it's a lame excuse but this heat is sapping the energy right out of me.  Really need to recommit to it.

Soooo...supposed to start the Primal 30 Day Challenge on Thursday.  I've planned virtually nothing (even though I was supposed to be taking these 2 weeks to do so).  I'm not sure how I'm going to track what I'm doing...not the food part so much as the 80/20 part.  I want to do well 80% of the time.  We're having cake (my new cake) at work that day and I already have plans to go out drinking Saturday night.  It's OK.  I'm just going to incorporate those two things into my Challenge...It's not like there's someone keeping score.  I can't feel bad about things like this and I've resolved not to.  I think I need to work out a calendar tracking or something.  Days I hit 100% get one mark, 80% another, days I fall below that something else.  Hmmm...will have to ponder.

The dreams I have been having lately have just sucked.  A lot of them were centered around this family drama we've been having.  It seemed I got past that but now it's all about the apocalypse and terrorist attacks.  So weird.  I had a zombie dream one night and then last night, I dreamt I was graduating from high school and someone decided to bomb the ceremony...you know...because my high school graduation would be just the place to make a political statement.  Riiiiiiiiiiiight.  Very weird.

We finished Week 1 of our Reward Chart experiment with the girls.  We did this with my oldest when she was around 2 to get her to go to sleep without throwing a fit.  It worked...we never did it again.  Well, my youngest (and oldest for that matter) have been exhibiting some bratty behaviors as of late so we brought back the reward chart.  They did really well all week and it made for a much more harmonious household.  As a reward, we bought them the movie "Tangled."  They had both seen it already but I hadn't yet.  Cute movie.  We got to watch it twice this weekend and I have a feeling we'll be seeing it a few more times before this week is out.  Started the new week clear of reward stars yesterday so hopefully it will keep them motivated.  I haven't decided what next week's reward will be.

This post has already gotten very random so I'll go ahead and wrap it up.  Your Monday DEMotivation:

9 comments:

Dawnya said...

Congrats on the loss this week. Keep it going girl. I am the queen of plateau land right now. I can't get out of the 270's to save my life. It's against the rules of weight loss apparently. Ugh.

Please e-mail me and give me more information about your reward chart. I would love to try that out with my kiddos. Especially my daughter. The girl might not see 4 at the rate she is going.

Kristin50 said...

Congratulations on your LOSS please pass it on to me LOL! My scale is not moving uggghhhh.

You are doing so well.

Amanda said...

165.

Really???


165...that is great MandaPanda! THings are good for you and I would like someone to make me a reward chart too please!

Robyn's Nest said...

I want a reward chart! We need to come up with somethngn like that for us in Blogland.

Ronnie said...

I second what Dawnya asked, would love more info on the reward chart! :)

Also, recommit with me! We'll both see a new low this time next week!

chloes_countdown said...

congrats!!!
stay strong.

JRD said...

Rock. Star. You. The end.

Leslie said...

Congrats on the weight loss! Woo Hoo!! I like the idea of using a calendar to write down your percents of the day, that way you are accountable to yourself. I think that could work well.

Nora said...

Congrats on the low!