One of my goals of this series is to be completely transparent with you all.  And this week, I have a confession.  I didn’t lose much weight.  But, I have decided (with the help of  a co-worker) that I will share an update anyways.  You see, I didn’t want to post today because I didn’t lose much weight this past week.  But after some much needed encouragement, I realized that it doesn’t matter what the scale says.  I still lost weight and that needs to be documented (even if I gained weight, I will document it).

The number on the scale can’t define me. No matter what it says, I can rise above it.

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A few factors went into my small weight loss.  I currently weigh in on Mondays.  I have found that this is a challenge because of the weekend and still wanting to live my life.  Living is key to this journey for me, so I don’t want to sell myself short of something because I know a weigh in is coming on Monday.  I have since moved my weigh in days to Friday for this reason.

My nephews birthday was on the Sunday before my weigh in day.  I came to dinner hungry and ate guacamole, chips and one of my carrot cake cupcakes (he requested these special from Auntie) – along with steak, corn and salad.  While this wasn’t terrible, I consumed more salt than I think I realized, which led to a smaller weight loss.  And I understand that a loss is still a loss, and I will move on from this, but these are the facts.

I refuse to not have a bite of cake, or that cupcake, or that beer because I am working on losing weight.  I still fully believe that you need to live your life despite these things.  I indulged this weekend because it was the 4th of July and my nephews birthday.  I indulged because I don’t want to or need to deprive myself of the things I love just because I am changing my lifestyle.  This is not a diet…it’s definitely a lifestyle and with that comes a few challenges.

Just remember that weight loss might ebb and flow.  Go with the flow and take every week in stride.

Weekly Update:

  • Starting Weight on May 31, 2016 – 191 lbs
  • Current Weight on July 4, 2016 – 177.8 lbs
  • Total Weight Loss:  14.2 lbs

Meals Cooked:

  • Coconut Chicken Curry
  • Slow Cooker Shredded Buffalo Chicken Salad
  • Sweet Chili Shrimp Tacos

10 Comments

  1. That is so true. The summer is hard with all the BBQs and delicious food. But we can do it! What I love about WW is that I can still enjoy the foods I love without the guilt. It’s all about moderation!

  2. Ugh, I totally hear you. I’m really trying to be better about sticking with Weight Watchers, but it’s so hard, especially in the summer with so many events revolving around food!

  3. Thank you. I know that meal planning is hard (I should post what my grocery list looks like…it’s pretty hilarious). I also try NOT to over think it or over commit. I have found that 3 dinners is plenty for me to cook during the week. I usually have a fall back frozen something (usually pizza) on hand just in case. That helps keep the pressure off of me just in case.

    You will have to let me know how the 21-day fix is. Are you cutting back on sugars and grains? I’m intrigued, but not sure I could do anything like that.

  4. You are well on your way to get there! I seriously need a personal grocery shopper, finding the time to meal plan and grocery shop makes my head hurt. But I know I need to do it. I think we are starting the 21-day fix next week, it helped me so much the first few times I did it, now I need to really stick to it.

  5. Thank you Missy. It’s hard when you have quick results to not see the scale move much, but I could also be plateaued too. It’s a little discouraging, but it’s all part of the process, so I just have to accept and move on.

  6. Thank you so much Leanna. I am working on it and I’m totally not depriving myself of anything. I have been loving this program because I don’t have to deprive myself. I get to eat the foods I love, which is fabulous!

  7. Thank you Meagan. I have to remind myself that I’ve made great progress so far and I just have to stick to the program. It’s working and I need to remember that when I have weeks like this. It’s not always a perfect journey, but it’s definitely working.

  8. That is awesome progress for just over a month – you should be really proud! And I fully agree with living your life.

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