Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Tuesday weigh-in

I have a confession to make. I weighed myself last week, but I was so discouraged, I didn't log in to report my results. It just felt lame to make excuses.

I know that's wrong -- we need to be honest and report both the ups and down. I know it can be encouraging to me to look down the names recorded on "Mr. Linky" and see both pluses and minuses -- encouraging because it tells me we're not alone in having up and down weeks.

So -- I apologize for that.

I knew I had not been on track, but last week I was up by over 5 lbs. It was also "that time of month" (again! Only 23 days since the last time!) and I knew that was a factor, but I didn't realize how much of a factor.

This week I am down by 5 from last week, but I am not going to ask for my - 5 lb. button because I have only lost 4 since the beginning of the challenge. I've been up and down with those 4, but I am hoping this week to progress. A big event and some other busy-ness are over now, so I will be able to get back to tracking what I eat and focusing on what I need to do.


Denise said...

Hang in there dear, life happens. You are going to do better, bless you.

Robin said...

Good for you - you are being real about it and that is important! I think if you are still down next week you should definitely ask for your button. You go girl - you can do it!

Mama Bear June said...

Good for you! It's great that you are seeing results. This week is my bad week. Bleah. Next week will be better, though. :-D

Jan B said...

It is so hard to look at that scale and see a change which results in a gain, I know that for sure. Take care of yourself. Hormones are not our friend. I try to weigh myself every morning at the same time. That way if it is up a pound I can take action rather than waiting until it is way up.

Congratulations on the loss, it's all a journey.

Thea said...

Sometimes you just have to take a week off, and you know what? That's O.K. The important thing is that you came back to us!

Kiss those 5 pounds goodbye and ENJOY IT! Good luck this week!

Ceri said...

Oh, I'm doing the diet thing too. It's miserable. Just have faith in yourself (something I seem to be lacking personally). I just have to dig deep for some willpower.