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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

WW Wednesday: 20 in 20 - Week 8

Hi there my friends, family, and beloved blaaahg readers!  Today is the day I look forward to  dread know will come around at least once a week.  :)
Yep, Wednesday is here and with it my Weight Watchers meeting and weigh-in.

If you've kept up with my blaaahg at all in the last year you know that I have worked to gradually change how I make decisions regarding food and activity level.
It hasn't always been easy but it has been interesting, sometimes fun, and always educational.
I've learned a lot about myself.

Like I said, some days can be harder than others, and some (increasingly rare) days I even have a pity party.
I wonder why I have to make a conscious decision to not do things like eat ice cream for breakfast.

I mean come on -- I'm almost 30!

Wasn't I supposed to grow out of junk food?
Why do I still struggle with making the responsible choices regarding food?
I pay my bills on time, make sure my kids are as clean as the little snot monsters (I say with love) can be, and almost never go over 5 miles over the speed limit.
Yet I still struggle with food...

"I thought, 'Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.' But it is the spirit in a person, the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding." ~ Job 32:7-8

Yes, I have my days.

But then I get over myself.

There are real problems that real people in this world have to deal with.  I am blessed beyond reason and I remind myself of that as much as possible.

My life is not perfect and if you catch at the right angle sometimes it ain't even pretty, but when you bring it in to focus, I'm clearly surrounded by beauty.

For a recap, this week was more difficult for me than others.
I've been treading water.  Fighting back the urges hard.  Not wanting to disappoint those taking part in my Challenge. Not wanting to disappoint myself or my family. Not praying but yet asking for help from mere humans, and being disappointed when people don't read my mind and send words of support on my blaaahg.

I very well might be up at the scale.

All the same, today I feel lighter in spirit, if not in pounds.

I'll take it.

I'll check back in the comments section after my meeting today... How did the rest of you do?


Daddy said...

After gaining last week, I am back to the weight that I started the "journey" on. It's kind of discouraging, but at this stage, it is just nice to maintain what I had lost the past 8 months. I still want to try and get that extra 15 lbs off because I know I would feel better. I'll keep on trying.

Cayce said...

I lost 1.8 this week. Not the full 3 pounds I had gained but I was thrilled to see 1.8!

New day, new week!

Moma said...

Great job both of you!

Love you both!

Rachel said...


Melissa said...

I lost 5.6 pounds this week! Still doesn't make up for the6.4 I gained las week, but that is a huge dent. I'm going to continue to track and exercise. The weeks I do that are the weeks I always see results :).

Cayce said...

Good job, Daddy! At least you didn't just add to the gain.

Melissa - I continue to be inspired by your dedication and perseverance. You know how proud I am of you!!!

Thank you, mama and Rachel for your support! I think I said "woohoo!" at the scale today. :)

Molly said...

Soooo.....from last week...i gained a pound...eek :/ Hopefully this week will be better!

Cayce said...

Molly, it happens! you know how to turn it around and hopefully one week will be the end of it for now!