Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Shrinkvivor - Week 4

Greetings, once again, from Exile Island.

Another week has passed, and what have I done to kick butt and take names?  Not much. 

It's Week 4.  This is where I should be sitting with a nice 5-6lb least.  Where am I sitting?  Exactly the same place as I was last week.

Yes, folks, this is what I saw..once again...this week...

I'm surprised.  Not because I thought the number should be lower - but I kind of expected a gain this week.  What with Aunt Flo on my tail - and her making me eat crap food all week.

I'm not happy to still be sitting at 231...but I'll take it, as long as it's not any higher.

Oh, how I'd love to stand on that scale and see a number in the 2-twenties.  Which is kinda sad.  Just six months ago, I was on the verge of seeing a number below 210..and now I'm praying for a number below 230.  UGH!!

At least this week, I won't be logging zero fitness minutes.  I'm totally counting the hour I played kickball last Friday.  That was the most I've exercised in way I'm letting that one slip me by.

As far as the mini challenge goes?  Well, I drank water every day.  Was it the 64ozs I was supposed to drink? more like half of that.  Too bad coffee doesn't count.  If it did, I'd have way over 64ozs each day.

I'm really uncertain about what I want to do about Halloween this coming weekend. 

Every part of me wants to tell my kids that there will be no Trick or Treating this year...cause Momma just can't handle being around all that candy.  But that's not fair.

What kind of mother would I be if I stopped my kids from going out on Halloween, just because their mother can't control herself around bags of candy?  The jury is still out on that one, I suppose.  It would prevent cavities...that's a good thing, right?

Who am I kidding?  My kids are so looking forward to it.  I just couldn't live with myself by tearing their fun away.  Maybe I'll find them a lock box to store it in.  That might help.

There's only 4 weeks left until Thanksgiving...and four weeks later is Christmas.  I'm getting hives just thinking about it.  The time of year where food is the main guest at the celebrations. 

Seriously.  Three holidays, just four weeks between each.  And I'm trying to lose weight?  I better get my act together - stat!!

Any other year, and I'd throw in the towel for the holidays.  If you've been with me for a while - you'll know that's exactly what I did last year.  Once Halloween hit, I officially went on weight loss hiatus.  I figured I'd end the year just enjoying myself - and cramming on the pounds - and started all over again in January.

The problem was, I never really found my mo-jo again after that.

I'm not doing that again this year.  I still haven't found my mo-jo...and I'm back to October.  Maybe I should try the opposite this year.  Hmmm, that's an interesting idea.  Instead of going on hiatus, I'm going to start really putting an effort in.  How awesome would it be to lose more weight the last two months of the year, than I have all year long?  That would totally kick butt!!

I kind of like that idea. 

Show of hands.  How many would like to see awesome, motivational posts the last two months of the year...where I'm losing each week?  It would be a very nice change, that's for sure!!

OK, I'll try it. 

Bring it on Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  This year, you don't scare me..much. 

Here's to a rocking end of the year.  Time to find my mo-jo.  I left it in October, 2010...and it's time to reclaim it in October, 2011!!

Till next time. ;)
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  1. Just TRY to keep telling yourself that candy will still be around next year! Turkey and mashed potatoes and PIE...all of those delicious foods will be around next year. And, I'm guessing they taste EVEN better when the scale shows 1--!!! This is sort of my own personal holiday mantra...we'll see if it works. I'm starting early in the hopes I will stick to SOMETHING good this year! :)

    This is my first time at your blog and I am a fan! Looking forward to catching up on old posts.

  2. You can do it! Just focus on the goal...and you will get there!

  3. You have done well girl. Pat yourself on the back and keep on pushin'. I am the angry fat white/indian girl. hehehe -- We can do this! :D


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