Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Okay...I weighed in...

I know I said I wouldn't do it until Friday, but I went ahead and weighed in this morning. I did well yesterday and ate good food and stayed OP. I ended up with 4 f/v, 6.5 cups of water, and 3 servings of dairy. I rushed home from Job #1 and actually cooked a healthy dinner before going to Job #2. No snacking at 11 p.m. when I got home, no visiting the vending machine/Starbucks/pizza hut/food avenue at Job #2. I was in control.

So I woke up this morning and was proud of myself. I went and got the scale and brought it into my bathroom (where it will now live) and weighed. I was really scared that I was back over 320 lbs., but was pleasantly surprised that I weighed in at 314! That's only a .2 lb. gain from before Christmas (or whenever the last time I weighed was), and only a 7 lb. gain overall. Believe me, 7 lbs. is a GIFT considering that I've been off plan since around Thanksgiving! So I'm still 19 lbs down, and very glad that I haven't destroyed all of my hard work.

I am off from Job #2 tonight, so I am planning to spend at least 30 minutes on the elliptical tonight. A very small part of me craves exercise, and loves the feeling I get from it. I really WANT to be that person who LOVES to work out, but the lazy part of me still dominates. But I figure the more I commit to regular exercise, the more the hidden exercise lover will emerge. I've been there before, back in 2004/2005. I used to LOVE going to the gym, and couldn't go a day without it. I want to be that Hollie again.

I'm already drinking water, and I have all of my good food to eat. I'm ready to face the day!


  1. Oh HUZZAH and hooray for facing the scale !!! It is always nice when the damage is not as bad as we feared. Now it is just a matter of making the choice to be on program with this moment, this meal, this bite and with this action. Just now, and then repeat over and over again.

  2. Glad to hear the damage wasn't to bad. Making a plan is key and it sounds like you've made a good one. Glad to have you back.

  3. You're making great strides to be that person again. You'll get there, you certainly sound like you have the drive!

  4. Congrats on making progress your first week of the year.

    Here's to a healthy year for all of us.

    The Princess

  5. I think the holidays get to us all. It's almost like a free pass come end of November. My guess is that even if you weren't being perfect you were still aware of your choices seeing that you didn't have that big of a gain overall. Back on track and ready to run (or elliptical). Great work!

  6. Congratulations on your first weigh-in of the year. That's great the damage wasn't so bad... makes it easier to pick up where you left off and keep going.

    I know how you feel about exercise. I feel exactly the same... but I know for a fact that if you keep forcing yourself eventually it becomes habit. That's what happened to me and walking at lunch. But then when I couldn't do it anymore it wasn't a good feeling anymore.

  7. YAY! I'm so glad your new committment was met with good news.

    Sounds like a terrific re-start!

    The best thing about it is you don't have to start over!

  8. hope it was a great one and, even though Im no scale fan, good that you embraced the fear and saw it wasnt as bad as youd thought!!


  9. I really want to be that person who loves to be active, too. So far I haven't found the exercise I love, though.

    You had a really good day, and a 0.2 gain over Christmas is excellent! Especially with your busy life (I'm impressed that you cooked a healthy meal between jobs!)


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