Monday, June 21, 2010

Houston, we have a problem!

I had my weigh in on Saturday. It was not a good number! It was my fault. I didn't track ALL WEEK! But I'm sure it's not all a gain either. Bodies are funny things! Probably holding on to some sodium among other things. So I will take it all in stride and move on. I gained...wait for it...4.2 big ones!! Whoa!

The weekend was so great! I had the cousin's party with some of my cousins. We went to the beach north of the city and it was a perfect day! About 90 degrees but little humidity! Sunny! We had a torrential downpour the night before but Saturday was perfect! We had lots of good healthy food and some non-healthy snacks. I indulged in both!

Sunday was Father's Day! Happy Father's Day! After waking up at my cousin's house, I decided to take advantage of being near the Lake and decided to go running along the lake. It was so nice! Passing beaches and people playing volleyball. I decided to run for 1/2 hour one way and 1/2 back. I was unsure of the distance but when I drove the one way afterwards, I found that I probably ran about 5.6 miles total. Not too shabby and worked off some of the cookies from the day before.

Then it was dinner at the parent's house with my grandparents (mom's parents). It was also my Grandfather's b-day on June 14th so we were celebrating that too. We had a delicious and very healthy meal of shish-ka-bob's, grilled corn and grilled pineapple! Yummy!

Upon returning home that night, I found my gazebo in the backyard had fallen over due to the storms Friday night and a chair was overturned. It was also moved about 1.5 feet over! It looked like a hurricane went through my yard! I guess I should have checked before I left for the weekend on Saturday morning! I did my best to get the gazebo back up right but it's heavy and really hard for one female! I got 3 out of the 4 legs straight. I'll need help to get it back the correct way.

So what's my plan for this week since I gained a premature newborn last week? I'm really only 0.4 lbs over my goal "range". You are allowed 2 pounds above and 2 pounds below your goal weight. What I'm going to do it go into losing mode for these last 5 days of the week. I'm shifting my points back down to my daily "losing" points of 22. In maintenance, you get 4 more points, which would normally be 26 points. I will track all my points this week and try to come in as close to 22 points as possible. If I work out, I have no problem eating those workout points. You can't starve yourself and need to fuel yourself for workouts.

My nephew is flying in tomorrow. I'm so excited to see him! He is very excited to come in. He lived here his whole life except the last 2 years. He can see his friends and family here.

And did you see my new blog colors? I needed a change. It's necessary sometimes!


  1. what a bummer about the weigh-in. you've done so great. you'll get it off soon. we arent robots. we have down weeks. i changed my blog toooo! change is good. i love yours!

  2. Aha! So it's not just me! My guess? Gravity has gotten stronger over the last week.

    That's my explanation for the mysterious 3 pounds that just won't go away despite frequent exercise and fewer calories (although there was that extra wine...)

  3. So I totally just goofed, typed up a comment to post and then clicked the close button before I posted it! Time for coffee?

    Amanda, you are so funny. I laughed out lead when I read your comment about gaining a premature newborn!

    You are handling things wonderfully. Remember that we WILL be maintaining for the rest of our lives hopefully, and that does not mean staying at the same number every single week. You know that as women, our weight is going to fluctuate. And there are events and times in our lives where we're going to "celebrate" a little more than others or be a little more regimented. The key to it is recognizing what's happening and making the adjustments to get back to where you want to be, and you're doing that!

    Great job on the run, by the way!

  4. the blog looks great!

  5. SG & Tricia - thanks!

    Allison - gravity! Why didn't I think of that! Of course, gravity was stronger last week!

    Reen - you are always the words of reason! You are absolutely right! Thanks for the reminder!

  6. The blog looks great. What a pity about the gazebo moving!

    You have a good plan for losing the extra weight and getting back on plan.

  7. Way to go you can do it! Way to keep yourself in check :) I don't know what I am going to do when I lose my nursing points LOL. I am just at the start of my journey (this time around) and have a long road ahead of me. Looking forward to reading your blog

  8. Anonymous6/24/2010

    OMG, I laughed out loud at the premature baby weight gain!

    We actually nailed our gazebo into our concrete patio so it won't blow away - the storms were big in Chicago - but I can't believe we lucked out last night - my sister got 3 inches in Oak Park, we didn't get any rain in Cary!