Monday, July 2, 2012

Independence Weigh

Good Monday To All Of You!!! This week is special for a lot of reasons.  I’m happy to get a day off in the middle of the week  and celebrate a few different occasions.  First, I must tell you that I am mostly recovered from the meltdown that I had due to my scale experience this week.  I knew that I would be in bad shape because I had eaten too much while I was away for work.  However, when I got on the scale Friday morning, I was up almost 10 pounds from my lowest weight.  I lost it.  I am so tired.  I work incredibly hard when it comes to exercise and this was a huge blow to my already faltering confidence. 

If you have ever lost a large amount of weight, you know how terrifying it is to think about gaining it back.  I am especially sensitive because I have lost and gained many times in my life…but I’ve never been down over 100 pounds.  By the end of the weekend, my weight had smoothed out a bit and I was less than 7 pounds up which is still bad but certainly better than 10 pounds.  I have never been more scared this weekend of what path I was headed down in terms of my weight loss.  I am still worried and at sort of a loss.  I am trying something new this week where I eat every 2 hours.  My goal is to eat even tinier portions but spaced out every couple hours so my stomach shrinks and I don’t go hungry.  It’s so important to eat and not starve yourself. I have heard it’s important to have food in your belly when you exercise and I rarely do so I’m going to be changing that as well.   I am also going to have to work on not binging when I am cheating.  This is by far my worst trait.  I am finding it hard to break a 28 year habit of not only finishing my plate but making another and finishing that too.  I am going to do some research on plateau tips.  Certainly, if anyone has words of wisdom or advice, I’d love to take it.  I have come way too far but I don’t like my attitude.  I haven’t waivered at all in exercise but when I gain, it makes it that much harder to put on my workout clothes.  I am not giving up.  Other than the pounds I’m up, I have lost 115 pounds.  This is probably my greatest accomplishment in life.  I need help, though.  So, if nothing else, send good vibes.  I know I’m not the only one going through this and I know there are way worse things in life but when I turn down hanging out with my friends or say no to holiday food or I walk 4 miles on a Saturday after a week of running and the scale keeps going up, up, up, discouraged doesn’t even begin to really describe how I feel.

Now that I’ve sufficiently provided a nice, uplifting, pity party to start your Monday off, I thought the least I could do is give you a recipe.  This is a no frills, simple but yummy idea for lunch or dinner.  Sometimes, simplicity is nice.  If you want a little something different from a plain turkey sandwich for lunch or something quick to throw together with a salad for dinner, this turkey wrap works nicely.  I like making sandwiches with low fat, high fiber tortillas.  It’s a little bit of a change and I love sandwiches.  I used the bacon that you can buy pre-cooked to make it even easier.  I enjoyed this and make variations of it all the time.

As you all know, this Wednesday is July the 4th and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the men and women of the armed services past and present for what they do! I hope everyone enjoys their time off and makes sure to take a moment to think about the sacrifices that soldiers and their families make on a daily basis.

Another major event taking place this week (tomorrow) is my Dad’s 50th birthday!  Happy Birthday, Dad! I hope you have an amazing day!

I am hoping for a much better report next week from the scale.  At the very least, I don’t want the number going up.  My head may explode soon if I don’t see better results.  I had a good weekend and I plan on having a an even better week.  There should be no cheating in my future until the weekend of the 14th when I go to Six Flags with my brother.  Until then, I’m hoping the heat, the exercise and the eating habits make for a nice return on the scale.

Have an awesome week!


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  1. I totally understand your frustration, and I think you have every right to be. I know how hard you try and how much you exercise! I'm confident that your hard work will pay off'll get back in the swing and make it work. I'm definitely sending good vibes your way! You've done an awesome job so far and I know you'll continue that!

  2. Thanks...all the plateau sites are all like...exercise more and I'm all like YOU FREAKING EXERCISE MORE...

  3. Haha! Bless it! I just don't know if that's an're on exercise overload!!

  4. Heather, you can totally do this. You've got the food under control. Switch up the exercise and do something different. Do less time and more intensity on a different machine. It will be a nice change. Love you.

  5. Love you! And, thank you! If I had the money, I would get a personal trainer. I know you know how it is...I need to see you soon...


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