Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Shrinkvivor - The Finale

Well....this is it.  The Shrinkvivor challenge has come to an end. 

No more weekly weigh-ins.  No more Exile Island.  No more taking pictures of a scale that seems to be stuck on the same number. 

It's Adios, Auf Wiedersehen, Arrivederci...Goodbye!!  Bet you didn't know I was so linguistic...did ya?

It's probably no surprise, but I'm kinda happy it's all over with.  Not because I don't think the challenge is an awesome idea - because it is.  I just don't like admitting defeat...failure if you will.  And I was so tired of repeating the same thing every week.

Now I have to come up with something else to fill the Wednesday spots.

As with the past two weeks, my weight stayed the same this week.  Here's the pic:

I'll be honest.  It's the same pic from last week.  Not because I'm cheating... but because my scale said the exact same thing this morning - and I felt it was kind of redundant to take another pic of the exact same number.

The fact that I've had the same weight for the past three weeks isn't great... but it hasn't gone up - so I have to be happy about that.

Two days ago, it was up.  Over a pound higher than what I saw this morning.  That scared me a little.  But, apparently, my body has shifted and on Wednesdays it appears that I'm stuck on this number.  I'll take it.  It's less than I started with - even if it is only by 0.2lbs.

You think I would have learned my lesson by now when it comes to these challenges.  The pattern is the same each and every time.  I start off pretty well...but by about week 3 or 4, I just start to fizzle out and stray off into I'm Done Land....and I check out.

Knowing that I don't have to weigh in anymore for this challenge - I'm curious to see what my weight will be like in the weeks to follow.  Will it go up?  Will it go down?  Only time will tell, I guess.

It's apparent that the fact that I've gone back to eating better is making some impact.  Maintaining my weight is pretty hard.  It tells me I'm not eating too much to gain - but I'm eating too much to lose.  Throwing in some exercise is the key... but you know that story. 

Both Monday and yesterday, I told myself that I was going to walk once I got home from work.  Monday, I ended up having an emergency with a kid at school - and didn't get home until late and it was getting dark.  Yesterday, I had a person show up to buy something I was selling on Craigslist...and by the time we got it loaded and she left?  It was time to fix dinner - and it was already getting dark.

That's the problem with this time of year - it gets dark so much earlier, that I have a very small window to get out and walk.  During the week, anyway.  I have absolutely no excuse about the weekends....except for the fact that I'm in crazy cleaning mode - and feel like getting my house all sparkly clean is much more important than going for a walk up the street.

Hubby did his part to help me out, yesterday.  Remember me telling you guys that it wasn't food that was going to hurt me during the holidays?  It's the coffee creamers.  Those creamers have around 60 calories a teaspoon!!  Well, when I got home yesterday, he showed me that he might have found my answer.  Bailey's has come out with a line of non-alcoholic coffee in which tastes just like Baileys.'s FAT FREE and only 25 calories a tablespoon!  Which is all I use in one cup of coffee.  

Last night I had 4 cups of coffee - which was 100 calories - which is about 50 calories less than what I would have had if I'd eaten a snack.  It's also less than half of the calories I would have consumed if still using the other coffee creamers.

Isn't my Hubby amazing??

OK, time to get off of here and go catch up on some blogs.  I actually got my behind out of bed on time this morning - so now I have some extra time on my hands.  It's definitely time I paid a visit to some of the blogs I've been neglecting.

Everyone have a great Hump Day!!

Till next time. ;)
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  1. I always think I will love the time change too (lighter mornings with the child) but the dark early can DERAIL ME TOO...

  2. Can I just ask how on earth you drink four cups of coffee at night???? Is it decaf? If it's not, I am amazed.... I'd be running around like a lunatic till about 4AM if I did that :D

  3. Actually, I can drink coffee pretty much day or night and it has absolutely no effect on me. No, I don't drink decaf.

    I guess I'm just such a caffeine addict, that it no longer messes with my system. Although, if I don't have any in the morning - I'm a headache, hurting mess by 10am.

  4. I used to drink a lot of coffee and then stopped when I started my diet. 100 calories in liquid is a lot when your trying to keep to 1,500. I stick to 1 cup in the morning and switched completely to water.

    I lost a lot of weight back in my 20's and I found that the first lot fell off fairly easily.. then you start to hit these points where you get stuck for a week or two. I found back then that changing your routine helps.

    Hope the scales are good to you in the next week.


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