Monday, March 11, 2013

The Start of Another Week - Weekly Weight-In **

Today is a new day! This is the only day that counts!

Well we are off to the start of another week. It was so beautiful and warm yesterday.  Now, today is so gloomy and damp.  That may account for my mood. 

 I really have no desire to get on the scale today.  I just don't feel like I am doing very well.  I ate out too much over the weekend.  And I ate some things I shouldn't have.  I did stay away from the birthday cake, so that's a definite plus in my favor. 

 I went to Red Lobster for lunch and I had to have two of the garlic biscuits.  Usually, I can do well with not eating them, but our service was slow and they just kept sitting there.  My husband and son had to have them.  My husband was sweet enough to bring home all the extra rolls, too.  He thought we might need them later.  

My son got the meal that comes with a dessert and he told my husband that he didn't want the dessert. He has given up sugar for Lent.  So, of course, my husband ordered it, and then because the service was slow and the orders were messed up, they brought him a double dessert.  My son and I did not eat any, and my husband brought it home.  I know at least half of it is still sitting in the refrigerator.  Tempting!!!  It's a nice big chocolate brownie.  Just typing this I can feel my mouth watering.  Isn't that crazy. 

My sugar addiction is very strong, but I will totally avoid sugar!  This is self-hypnosis.  Repeat.  You will not eat sugar, you will not eat sugar.  The salt that I have put into my system is bad enough.

I keep trying to avoid the scale.  I am telling myself it's too early.  We changed times so my body still thinks it's an hour earlier than it was last week and I might weight less if I wait another hour to get on the scale.  Crazy, huh??

I am going to exercise this morning.  I did get out to take a long walk yesterday.  I have some good things going in my favor.  I took a rest day Saturday.  I had time with my children and it was a fantastic time.

Ok, is there anything else I can come up with to prolong the inevitable.  Anything you want to talk about?  I have loads of time!  Let's sit down and have a little chat. Oh, I think my dog needs to go out.  I haven't reset all my clocks, maybe I should do that before I weigh-in.

 Okay, I give in, I'm gonna do it.  Last week's scale was.  Here goes, this week. Add the 3 pounds my scale is light.  Isn't that so annoying.  I need to get a new scale, but I like seeing the number on this one.  I know I have to add 3 pounds, but this looks better when I step on it.  So for the week, it is a half pound loss again.  Three weeks in a row.  

Slow but steady!  Right?  That's what my doctor tells me.  If I hadn't eaten out maybe I would have had a better weight loss, but it is also fun to eat out with my family.  Even if I had to eat just a few chips with salsa at Chile's and the bread at Red Lobster.  If I can continue at 1/2 pound per week, I will still reach my goal and I am getting healthier each week.  Exercise, exercise, exercise!!  Burn off the mistakes.

By the way, the picture of the scale is poor quality, I don't have hairy legs.  Well, at least not that hairy!


  1. Slow and steady wins the race (and they say it's the best way to lose..the slower you lose the better the odds of keeping it off!)

    I think you are doing GREAT!!!!

  2. Slow and steady is what my doctor tells me too. It is frustrating but I keep at it and try to stay motivated. Good luck on your weight loss journey!!


  3. i think you need to get a new scale, there is definitely something wrong with that one...that's what i did :) lol!

    thanks for stopping by at my blog betty, huggies♥

  4. Sugar is always my downfall :) It sounds like you are doing great, keep up the good work!

  5. Betty, Yes, today is the only day that count. Thans for sharing!

  6. Betty, I think 1/2 pound a week is excellent! Especially when you consider the exercise you're doing... I'm proud of you for making healthier choices! You go girl!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!
    Blessings to you ~ Mary

  7. Hi Betty, I just came across your blog and I love it. I have struggled with weight most of my life and I understand how hard this can be. I think you're doing wonderfully. I am following your blog and I will be here to offer support. I look forward to reading more of your blog and your journey. :)

  8. Hi Betty~ I am so glad you stopped by Turnips 2 Tangerines! I am in the same boat....High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and last Friday I was told I now have been Type 1 diabetes (no longer type 2) and I need to go on medication:( I guess it's time to dust off those expensive pair of walking shoes I bought last summer and get back on track...eating better and walking:) Have a great week and keep in touch! Lynn~

  9. Congrats! Slow and Steady... you went out, had all the temptation and still lost? That's a win in my book :)

  10. At first I couldn't find your feet!

  11. Your legs don't look hairy, lolol, that made me laugh though. :)

    Congrats on the half pound. Consistent half pounds combined w/regular exercise are bound to add up. :)

  12. Ah, and I loudly applaud your "resolution", a healthy lifestyle pays out big.


  13. Oh, oh, it seems my first comment didn't go through :( I was just amused by your "hairy legs" remark :)


  14. Hi! I'm struggling with losing weight also. It is SO hard. I love my carbs and I always forget to eat breakfast. I don't even know where my scale is. I guess I should go looking and drag it out. Good luck! Thanks you for stopping by This Southern Girl's Life. I am now following!


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