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Friday, April 13, 2012

Weekly Weigh-In #44 & 45


I've been slacking off on my weekly weigh-in posts again.  I've been so busy and since I take pictures and make a video for my posts, it takes a lot of time and so I end up putting it off.  Anyway, I didn't want to let more than two weeks go by without updating about my weight.

Last time I weighed in at 188.0 and this week I weighed in at 187.2.  So that makes a total of 0.8lbs lost over the course of 2 weeks (average of 0.4lbs for each week).  I'm happy that the scale went down, but I know I could have done a lot better.



Full disclosure: My eating choices have not been good at all over the last couple of weeks.  I could give all kinds of excuses for why, but they are all just excuses.  I know that part of this journey is having ups and downs, but the other part of that is finding a way to still make good choices when things are hard.  Everything is going great, but I've been so busy and I've been having trouble with these springs in my mouth, so I've been eating things that go down easy.  But the real reason is that I haven't been doing a good job of planning ahead and making sure that I make good choices instead of just easy choices.  Planning ahead really makes a big difference for me.  When I let myself get too hungry or start to think about foods that I'm craving, then I make bad choices.  Like pizza or chips and queso.  Thankfully I haven't slacked off on my working out and even though I've been eating bad things, I haven't been eating too much of them.

This week I am planning all my meals and I'm going to do a lot better with my eating choices.  I will track everything that I eat, take all my vitamins and get in as much water as I can.  Hopefully next week I will be happy with what I've done and the scale will show it!  I'll definitely post another weigh-in update this weekend and not wait 2 weeks again.

I didn't take any progress pictures this week, but I posted a cheesy gym mirror shot for you.  :)

I did have a couple of NSVs (Non-Scale Victories) this week.  #1 I'm wearing a sleeveless shirt at the gym and in public!  I'm still not happy with the way my arms look, but it's been hot here.  The fact that I'm wearing a sleeveless shirt is a huge win!  #2 On one of the weight machines at the gym you put the bar down over your legs.  This week, I was able to put the bar on the lowest setting (see picture below)!  Even if the weight is not coming off as fast as I would like it to, I can still focus on the fact that my body is getting smaller and I am gaining more confidence!


Thank you all as always for all your love and support!  I couldn't do it without the community I have around me to encourage and to help keep me accountable!  Love y'all!

Here is my weekly weigh-in video.  It pretty much says the same things in the video as I said in my blog.  Sorry for the out of focus video, but I was in a hurry and didn't have time to re-record it.

14 comments:

  1. OMG sleeveless in public!!! I can't wait till I can do that!

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  2. Good for you Andrea!!! Be bold and show off your beauty!!! My knees are my no show body area...shorts and shorter then mid calf skirts are not my friend, so I understand completely!!! So proud of you and your new found confidence!!!;)

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  3. A loss is a loss...no matter how small. It looks like you have things under control for next week. You are a planner...so I'm sure once you get week planned out you will have a nice number for next weeks weigh in.

    Have a great weekend.

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  4. Sounds like you have a good plan for next week...and, I'm glad you went sleeveless in public. You look fantastic (pink is a great color for you)!!

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  5. I am not sure if I will ever feel comfortable in anything sleeveless...but I sure hope so. Love your shoes!!

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  6. Loving the work out gear!!! Makes me happy :)

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  7. You know what? Workout clothes are some of my favorite things to wear...you look great in yours!

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  8. You are looking good in your hot pink workout wear! Very sassy.

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  10. Your Arms look great! LOVE the shoes!

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  11. Love the workout wear. You look great and I'm super jealous of the sleeveless top. I'm so not there yet:)

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  12. LOVE the hot pink shirt and shoes. Awesome!! You look fantastic!

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  13. Wahoo! First, you're gorgeous (even in gym wear!) and second, you're doing great. Acknowledging that you're making easy vs good choices is a huge win and working out to make up for it and still post a loss is fantastic!

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  14. Look at you in your cute pink tennies and cute pink workout shirt!
    You just so cute!

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