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September 18, 2021

See Mommy Lose Weight: Week 4

Yep, yesterday was technically "Weight-Loss Wednesday," but I was so swamped with work that I ended up waiting for today to hop on the scale and get down to business here.

So here's the rundown so far on my Wednesday weigh-ins:

Week 1: 138.6 (starting weight)
Week 2: 137.2 (total loss: 1.4 lbs)
Week 3: 137.2 (total loss: 1.4 lbs)

And... drum roll... Week 4: 136.8 (total loss: 1.8 lbs) Woot!

OK, it's not a huge loss. But it's better than last week's plateau. And I had some challenges this week, namely taking my son to Olive Garden for lunch one day. Now, soup, salad and breadsticks doesn't sound too bad, right? Until you add in the word "UNLIMITED." Unlimited OLIVE GARDEN BREADSTICKS. Oh, man.

Happy to report that I had ONE breadstick. Somehow I knew that if I had two, I'd have five, and all would be lost. So I nibbled one while Matt, happy to have the basket to himself, scarfed down five. And I had a salad and a bowl of soup. Not bad. Certainly better than my old Olive Garden habit of hitting that bread basket 'til I burst. All in all, I'm counting it as a victory.

The other challenge: exercise. I'm just not getting enough. Too much desk-bound time and not enough time walking the dog. So today, I'll commit to going for a long walk with Charlie the Wonder Dog. (He pooped on the rug this morning — I have no idea what possessed him to do that — and I had to clean that up before I even had breakfast. Talk about an appetite killer!) So Charlie will help with the weight-loss plan in two ways today.

Ah, the weight-loss gods work in mysterious ways.

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I'm looking at your numbers and thinking, "I'd love to be 138 again!"

Congrats on the numbers going down, down, down!

Karen, thanks for the encouragement! I'm so darned short (just under 5'2", that 138 on me is worse than it sounds. If I was 5'6, I'd be stylin! ;)

I have experienced yet another week of weight gain. I'm going to blame it on hormones and get on with lie. This week's concentration was on taking a new colon cleanse and good bacteria supplement, but my downfall was the M & M's at work. Confession is good for the soul and I'm hoping it's also good for the willpower. I don't want you to lose weight without me since I'm fiercely competitive. I will rejoice with you since I'm gracious to a fault, but inside I will be saying "grrrrrr" and singing the Tim McGraw song..."How bad do ya want it?"

Joy, thanks for the note. I can so realate to the week you had! This, too, shall pass. (And I'm not just talking about the colon cleanse!) ;)

Sometimes I want it BAD. And sometimes I really want the M&Ms.; Two steps forward and one step back isn't all that bad!

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