Weigh-In … Summer Challenge – HA!

Today’s Weight: 205.5
Loss/Gain: +3.5 lbs
Total Loss So Far: -25.5
I’ll be honest I wanted to quit the Summertime Challenge because I have showed two “huge” gains these first two weeks. Then I remembered a few things:
  1. I’ve been stressed emotionally beyond pretty much anything I’ve experienced in my life up until now.
  2. I wasn’t at home and in place to get back into my groove until basically yesterday.
  3. TOM came in like a pre-tornado thunderstorm causing all sorts of physical and emotional feelings of pain and frustration…just two days ago. Good lord, I’m wondering if this month is making up for some previous “not so bad” month I had. Not sure, but it’s in full force and I honestly don’t care if I workout until I can quit taking Aleve more than is really good for you. Sorry, for TMI, but I’m being blatantly honest here.
Now, having posted that last bit of very personal info let me say that again this number has not been seen on my scale all week. Remember me saying that about last week? Well, the next day the scale was back to 200 and that’s pretty much where it’s been until a few days ago when it took a slight jump, but then yesterday it was back down there. Of course, I know that I’ve felt like a bloated whale and I can’t blame the scale for showing that I didn’t eat weight-loss portions or foods the past couple of days.
So, while I’m very embarrassed to even be posting another large gain I decided to put my big girl pants on and deal with it. I know I haven’t cared about exercise or eating a bit lighter the past few days, but it’s one thing to admit that to yourself and another to post about it for everyone to see.
However, one of my goals in this journey is to be honest and as much as I didn’t want to post this huge weight I know I have to. Plus, then when I get back into my groove you’ll understand why I’ll be so happy to see a large loss. Because I AM going to get back into my groove. I have a plan in my head that I’ll put into place as soon as my body quits feeling like early labor is going on down there.
Also, the camera thing wasn’t working out this morning … I think it didn’t want to see 205.5 either. *sigh*
Oh, and for the record….

My Goals:
  • Lose at least ten pounds – Beginning weight 199.0. Not even close yet. Loss so far: -0
  • Exercise four days a week. Nope. Cleaning on Monday was the only intense exercise I did all week.
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8 Responses to Weigh-In … Summer Challenge – HA!

  1. Pam says:

    I feel your pain, hun…but we will both do better this coming week and this challenge will be ours! Ride out the weekend and come out fighting!

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  2. Don't give up the challenge just because of one bad week you have to hang in there. The TOM stuff messes up everyone ( I don't miss it one bit not having periods is great) Just do what you can when feel up to it physically again.
    Hang in there we are out here cheering you on!

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  3. You can do it girl!! BTW, I think cleaning is a huge excercise!

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  4. Leah, I am really proud of you for not quitting. It is important, that even in the face of less than stellar results, we keep trudging forward. You can do this Leah, you can do this!

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  5. Gina says:

    Your honesty is your strength, and that will see you through these tough times. That TOM is such a challenge not just physically but mentally. The hormones can knock me right off track from all the good progress.

    Hang in there; we can do it.

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  6. Lori says:

    You can stick with it. It's always easy to do challenges when they are going well, but the true challenge part is sticking with it when you are struggling. That is when you need it the most.

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  7. You can do it. you've done it this long and have won. You've lost weight and changed your lifestyle. The rest of those pounds will come off. You've been through a lot this past month. {hugs}

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  8. Brenda says:

    I'm the same way..if I am going through a stressful time, I can't expect to lose weight too. That's just a fact of life for me.
    I love the fact that you are owning it. You gained a few pounds and you weren't working hard to do so, but tomorrow is a new day! Life is going to through you curve balls, but you know what you need to do to stay healthy and you will get right back to doing so till THAT becomes your habit.
    You are doing so good, losing 25 pounds already!! Get back up, dust yourself off and give yourself a workout that even Jillian would be proud of 🙂

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