Friday, January 8, 2010

Weigh In Day

I have really missed posting pictures that correspond with my weight loss each week (mostly because I wasn't losing weight) but I'm happy to report that I will be doing again. As a visual person, it's fun for me to equate the pounds with something physical.

This week we have a 1.6 pound loss
A Sony Vaio laptop!

I was so hoping to have rocked this weigh in with 3 or 4 pounds especially with the amount of calories I've been burning but I'll take it. I don't think I'm doing anything wrong just circumstantial.

TOM arrived on this snowy weigh in day, I was woken out of a deep sleep to drive my husband to the train. I weighed in, yelled at him some about how if this was going to be how it is I'm not going to do it blah blah blah. Poor thing. Even though he had started the car, none of the other doors would open. The dogs usually go along for the ride but freaked out because they couldn't get in the back. After I got in the drivers seat, 50 pounds of Sophie jumped right in my lap. She could have seriously hurt me so I started yelling again at my poor husband. Get the effing dogs in the house and scrape this windshield and why haven't you learned how to drive yet. By this point I'm in tears which made sliding all the way to the station even that much more dangerous. I have since apologized to my husband profusely blaming hormones and a disappointing weigh in. I'm feeling much better now thankfully and I don't think he will divorce me :)

I promised myself I would not get hung up on the number but what do I do? Freak out on the first one. We both agreed we are not going to give up. No matter what the scale says. Because we really do feel better. Already. After only one week. Maybe next week will surprise me.

The gym is closed this morning as are all schools. (I can hear your laughter, Northerners) It's not supposed to get much above a zero windchill so I think I will be staying in. I was going to give myself the day off until I got an email from my mom saying she pledges 30 minutes of core work if I pledge 30 minutes of elliptical today. I couldn't disappoint my sweet mom!

Happy Friday everyone!


  1. It's not all about the scale!! I'm trying to get than into my head, too. If you feel better, and are improving your health, that is the reward! That's my theory, and I'm stickin' to it.

  2. Hormones and snow are not a good mix for me either - lol! But honey, seriously, that was a good weigh in. One little bit at a time will add up you know.

  3. Hang in there! TOM always screws up the numbers, so don't let it get to you. Just think of how much better it will be next week.

  4. Way to inspire, Tina's Mom!!! Sometimes that's all I need as well - to know that someone else is working out, too. We can all suffer, er, get healthier, together!

    Sorry for the disappointing weigh in. I'll bet TOM arriving had a lot to do with it. Next week will be better, I just know it!

    Stay safe in those crazy weather conditions...what are they thinking, making us southerners deal with cold, ice and snow?!?

  5. Good news on the loss - TOM surely had a hand in this so don't get down. I'm so glad you brought back your weigh-in visuals again - I had missed them. They always make me smile.

    Hope it warms up for you soon. Have a great weekend, Tina!

  6. Sometimes it takes the scale a while to catch on to the fact that things are changing. Keep at it and it'll all even out, I'm sure.

  7. Tina, I'd give just about *anything* for a 1.6 pound loss right now! Keep doing the right things, and the weight WILL follow!

  8. Even though the scale didn't show the loss you were hoping for, you still lost weight. That's something to be proud of. One day at at time. You're doing great!