Starting Weight: 330 pounds
Last Weigh-in: 291.9 pounds
This week’s weigh-in: 296 pounds
Well, I know you have all been curious since it’s been about a month since my last weigh-in post. For my newer readers, I typically post a weigh-in once a week but this last month has seen some major life changes and I haven’t been able to post before now.
All I can really say is: it is what it is. I can sit here and feel sorry for myself, look at a four pound gain and think horrible, self-deprecating thoughts, throw my hands up in despair and walk away (to the nearest sweet treat I can find, of course). All of these I have done many times in the past.
Or I can look at that number as something to hold me accountable to my goals, something to fuel the fire and push me to work harder in the coming weeks. I can take the information it gives me and use it to love myself rather than hate myself. I have a choice and I choose to fight for myself.
If you’ve been reading for very long, you know that I have really struggled in the past with my thought life and really intensely hating myself and being completely disgusted with myself. I would be lying f I said I didn’t still think those ugly thoughts on occasion. Truth be told (this is the moment of truth after all), I AM terribly disappointed with myself for allowing myself to get off track. I had been doing so well for so long and I allowed myself to get lazy and focus on my chaotic life circumstances rather than my goals.
I am determined to change all of that though. I refuse to let that scale beat me down and tell me I’m not worth the time and effort required to make a healthier life. While those thoughts may sneak their way in, I refuse to let them rule me. I am in charge and I am going to do this thing!
The Chick Magnet (my husband, for my newer readers) had a great weigh-in this week. His weight last month was 197.1. Today he weighed in at 189.4 for a total loss (since April 11) of 7.7 pounds. Woo hoo!
He also won the Biggest Loser competition at his work recently. He had the highest percentage of weight loss over a 6 week period. He lost over 12% of his body weight!!! His prize? Four one-hour sessions with a personal trainer. How awesome is that? He also won a challenge during the competition and his prize was a one-hour massage, which he is giving to me when I get to Florida. Love that guy!
That’s the truth.
Did you weigh-in this week? Are you making any progress towards living a healthier life or are you struggling like I am? What will you do this week to stay on track or get back on track?