Our Quest to change our lives began in Feb. 2010 and we lost 224 lbs. This is the story of our continuing Journey through the ups and downs of maintenance.
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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Weigh in tomorrow

It's almost midnight and I have to get to bed. I have a FULL day tomorrow and won't even be home most of the day. But weigh-in is in the morning, and for the first time, I'm kind of scared to see it. Most this week, I've been above my current weight. I've downed the water and stayed mostly on plan, but have had very little exercise. It's on my mind like an anvil... weighing me down with fear. I don't even want to think about the scale going the other direction ever! Yet I know we all have our plateaus. Very bad timing before Thanksgiving. This will be my first Thanksgiving since starting this lifestyle change - and I am a turkey and pumpkin pie lover. I've associated that with family, warmth, love, etc.

Tonight, our family sat around our Google TV looking at family pictures. We all laughed at all our "fat" pictures of me and the hubs. We have some doozies too. The kids literally were rolling on the floor laughing. Don't know if that's a huge compliment or not. :) Still, this is a mind game to overcome and SO much more than just losing weight to battle. We're still in that battle and in it for the long haul. At some point, we want to start a running program like c25k or similar... lots of plans just have to get it together. Now, I'm rambling. Good night... crossing my fingers for the morning!


Casey said...

Just wanted to wish you a great weekend! Your comments are always so encouraging to me!
I´ve been weighing myself during the week as well and get a little frustrated at what I see. I feel like I've been working hard on this and that scale ought to be moving at a faster pace.
I know it will go down if I keep going like I have these last few weeks, though. And your's will too! Keep it up!!
C25K... do it! I'm with ya!

spunkysuzi said...

I've found that even if i choose the exercise and the great foods the body still does what the body wants to do. The only difference is that eventually it has to give up those lbs :)
Hope your having a great weekend

Karla said...

I have had a few gains along the way, dont make it a mind game

Dont let it freak you out, double the water next week, it will help

You have come this far, there is no stopping now!

lynnss1 said...

Margene... crossing my fingers for you. Just remember one off week will not reverse all the progress you've made! It really won't. If it happens, let it go and move on...just keep making good choices and the weight will come off. Spunkysuzi is right, sometimes the body just does what it wants.

have a good week!

Julie said...

Good luck tomorrow with your weigh in, or was it today? I'm going to sneak on the wii tomorrow morning when everyone is sleeping. I'm still keeping my weight quiet to Jim, well sorta. He kind of knows.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a blessed evening.

Polar's Mom said...

Hope you had a good weigh in today...yes I love the pumpkin pie, too. And apple pie. And mashed garlic potatoes. And biscuits.

Ok, I'm done. ;-)

P90X is a series of DVDs that are done in a certain order all days of the week. Each video specializes in working something, and you can use or not use weights. So it is strength training, but not making huge muscles. It is tough, but I like how my body is shaping up on it in addition to the elliptical-so I guess the torture is worth it...;-)

Polar's Mom

A Journey to a new me... said...

I hope your weigh in went well..I'm sure it did!

Green bean cassarole is my "frankenstien" (as the ww founder would say)...oh, and puppy chow (the choco covered chex mix)!

Jennifer said...

Hope your weigh in went well. You have done sooooo well on this journey. remember that if you do plateau it is okay!!!! You will push past it. Stay strong.