Weigh-In … Silver Lining

Today’s Weight: 179.0
Loss/Gain: +1.0
*wah*wah*sob…..*sniff*sniff*
“Stinking weight!” “My legs are SO SORE!” “It figures.” “Why bother?!”
*sigh*
That’s how my morning started, right along with TOM.
*light bulb*
If TOM is visiting today, then that explains the overeating from last weekend, and the carb and diet soda cravings all week. Yes, I said “carb” because it’s not just chocolate, but crackers too.
So, I decided instead of coming on here and complaining about it all I’d be honest and then take a moment to look at the silver lining to my otherwise not-so-great week in weight loss:
  • I have stayed with my commitment to get up at 5:30 am on weekdays.
  • I have been tracking my food again since Monday. (Though I really didn’t want to..)
  • I have started running again and am able to maintain a faster pace for a couple minutes. Woot!
and last, but not least a non-scale victory of sorts for me this week was this…

Looking back on old pictures, like this one…

I was reminded that while I may not be at goal I am not the same person I was before. My whole family was looking at pictures the other night and we were all a little amazed. My husband kept saying “wow!” and hugging me.
This picture in particular really touched me, because I remember how I only bought that dress for Easter because it fit, not because it was my favorite.
My weight loss journey isn’t about the smaller clothes, but there was more to me than just a girl who wanted to eat lots. Along this journey I’ve dealt with issues that have allowed me to face the truth and see that change is possible.
There’s still a rebellious child inside me fighting against the need for healthier choices to reach my weight loss goal, but I’m working on her. And, yes, there’s going to be crappy weeks in life, but as long as I can find the silver lining I know I can keep going.
Thanks for checking in! Come back tomorrow to see what I did for my healthy heart weekend. πŸ™‚
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3 Responses to Weigh-In … Silver Lining

  1. Sorry you had a gain, it happens we all go through it, you have an amazing attitude! That pound will be off in no time!

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  2. Jodie says:

    Oh bummer! However, I did want to say congratulations on moving from what is considered “obese” to just plain old regular “overweight!” I can't wait to be there too!

    Anything over 180 is considered obese
    anything over 150 is considered overweight (for someone who is 5'5) I'm not sure how tall you are, so it might be a little different for you!

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  3. Leah says:

    I'm 5' 4″ … according to one chart I looked at I will hit “overweight” at 174…I'm close. πŸ™‚

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