Sunday, November 6, 2011

Weekly Weigh-In #23

So this week I didn't lose much.  0.4 pounds.  Of course I would like it to be more, but I feel good about what I did this week.  I completed my goals and worked out more this week than I ever have.  I'm always happy with a loss, even if it's a tiny one.  Hopefully next week will be better!

I'm getting so excited to see and meet the fellow Texas bandsters next weekend in Waco!  I'm sure we'll have plenty of stories and pictures.  I wish everyone could come!  Hopefully next year in Chicago!  If you live in Texas and would like to come meet us for lunch, please let me know.

For those of you that asked about my sister, she is doing really good.  She is actually in Alaska right now visiting a friend who is going to be deployed to Afghanistan.  I'm sure she'll have fun pictures when she gets back.  She is feeling really good, except for the fact that she's really hungry.  She will get her first fill the week after she gets back.

I found out I have tons of vacation time at work that I didn't realize I need to take all of it before the end of the year.  I moved up a category in terms of how much time I get off and they won't let us carry over vacation time any more starting this year.  So because we are so busy I thought I was going to lose a lot of it, but I talked to my boss and she doesn't want me to lose any of it.  Now I just have to figure out when to take it.  I'm excited!  I don't have much extra money because of the holidays and saving for a few big trips next year, but hopefully I can take a few mini-trips.  I made plans today to go see my BFF Holly in Oklahoma on the 18th, so I'm excited about that!

Friday night I went to my friend Mallery's birthday party.  I had a really good time.  At the party they had people say encouraging things to her and talk about their relationship with her and how she has blessed their lives!  I loved that and it was so meaningful.  I gave her my blog address, so if you're reading this, hi Mal!  I'm starting to feel more comfortable sharing my blog with people I know.  I guess before I was just embarrassed of how I had let my weight get so high and didn't want anyone knowing my struggles with my weight.  But the more I lose the more comfortable I am becoming with it.  We all struggle with different things, and mine just happens to be eating.  So if I can help anyone at all, I am all for it!  I also gave my blog address to my Grandmother and one of my cousins.  :)

Hope everyone has a great week!  Remember all the reasons why you want to lose weight and keep making one good choice at a time!


  1. Congrats on the loss and being able to take the vacation time and not losing it. I will be in Dallas Nov 23 thur Nov 30th if you want to meet up for a visit. I think it would be awesome to meet and maybe we could get Ronnie to join us. Let me know.

  2. Wow, that's great that you have so much vacation time and you can use it to spend time with relatives, friends, etc during the holiday season!

    And bravo for feeling brave enough to show your blog to your friends and family. I wish I were that brave. :)

  3. I think a lot of people are shy about being open about the band at the beginning because they are afraid of failure. I know I Was. I didn't want everyone to know I had gotten the band and still couldn't lose weight. I think we become more open as we have success because it's like we can see "see? it worked!"

  4. A loss is a loss, main thing is you did what you had to do and stayed focused! I am excited for this Saturday too, I am still planning on coming!

  5. .4 is still a loss!!!! Can't wait to see you in person pretty lady!!!

  6. I know what you mean about not wanting people to know how out of control you let your weight get. Before I lost my weight there is no way I would have told people my weight. Now, even with still being so over weight, I gladly tell people my weight if they ask. I guess when your coming DOWN the scale it's not as terrifying as when your going UP it!

  7. i love BOTH of those sweaters!!!