Twinks Gets Fit...

Monday, August 2, 2010

Up, down, up, down

It's another week where I don't feel motivated to write my McFatty Monday post. It wasn't a bad week either. I lost, but I'm still not back to where I had been and the scale is being stubborn. It just doesn't seem to want to drop lower than a certain number even when I think it should.

Total weight loss to date? 10 pounds.

I think was has me irked is that I was supposed to reach my first goal by today. I was supposed to be taking progress photos and cringing as I post them. But I'm not because I'm not quite there yet and that's discouraging. Not because I'm not happy with losing 10 lbs, but because I think I should have lost more and I want that first reward for Kaelyn, gosh darn it.

This week I stayed within my points. I splurged Friday night, but I hadn't used many points earlier in the day so I had a bunch left and then I just zeroed out the rest of my flex points. I didn't drink any soda. I drank a good amount of water, though I can always drink more of it. I took the stairs, except in the mornings.

This week I want to work on drinking more water and carrying water with me everywhere so I keep on drinking and don't get to the point that I feel dehydrated. I also want to take the stairs in the morning. I think this would help set the tone for the rest of my day. I also want to work in some crunches, help my deflated baby tummy tighten up.

I think I need structure to help me when it comes to portions. Frozen lunches are helping. I think I might go through with the Safeway home delivery offer and get a bunch of meals like that. (They've been trying to lure me with free delivery and $10 off anyway.)

If getting my sweet little girl new toys isn't enough motivation, I've also been looking at new jeans to buy. I have a goal jeans size in mind and I want, want, WANT to get there. I know it's just a number, but oh to slip into that size would feel so good. As always, I want to get where I feel good about myself. I want to not be hypercritical of photos of myself. I don't want to silently be thinking about how I have a double chin or my arms look really wide. I want to be happy with how I look so it's not at the forefront of my mind. I want to not have to think about it.

I actually bought a few new shirts last Friday. I'm so sick of my standard work wardrobe, but I don't want to buy too much stuff if I'm about to drop 60 lbs. No luck finding pants, but the shirts I got should last me and I can always ask Betty if she can alter them when I do lose weight. Not that I bought anything particularly expensive. I just kept thinking how nice (and even fun) it will be to shop when I lose more weight.

Note: My edit window has been open all day. I guess "that's all I have to say about that." Until next Monday, when I'll hopefully have good news to report!


  1. Look in all seriousness you need to find the steps that work for you. Anything like losing weight takes time. Eating right and how much you are just steps plus working out. Some people have to work harder then others. This is true in all aspects in anyones life

  2. Absolutely and I know it'll take time. I can just imagine how good it will feel to reach my ultimate goal and I just want to get there, know what I mean?