Monday, December 27, 2010

Weigh in #11

Well here we are, I made it through the Christmas holiday!  Hoping that you all had a joyous holiday and spent it with family.   I did eat in moderation this week.  I don't feel the need to "eat in moderation" unless it would be Christmas or Easter.  I haven't encountered much of summer but my "moderation" food in summer would be salads.  I have learned how to make healthier versions of some of the salads I like.  We will see how the rest of the year goes with "moderation" foods.  I had some of this and that.  I also had problems getting to the gym when  we have had parties since Dec. 24th through the 26th.  I also have one on the 29th with my dad.  That I'm bringing healthy food too.  As I did to every one of my celebrations but Christmas day.    Pain in my back is still there and sometimes stronger than ever but I plan to start back at the gym bright and early in the morning. 

So today when I weighed in I was nervous as I am like last week when I only had  a bite of macaroni and cheese.  As Fawn has told me this is life and don't let a bite here or there get you all nervous or upset.  Re focus on your goal and move on.  Don't feel guilty about having different types of food you want in moderation that aren't as healthy as you have been eating.  I used to say that when I was on a "diet."  I actually used to say that with every meal I ate.  To me I can't eat something I want but isn't as healthy everyday.  I have my goals and I want to reach them.  As Fawn told me today  I didn't have to eat it the closer to you stay to healthy the quicker your results come.  I knew that but I made a decision to eat it.  I have many more weeks where we don't have "Christmas."  The foods I have had don't have the same taste to me.  I don't crave them.  Actually the one that had alot of sugar (ham)  that I tried scraping off made me really really tired.  I want to find a different option for next ham dinner. 

So today I lost another 3.5 lbs   at the weigh in.  It feels good but because I had a ham dinner this week and only bite of macaroni and cheese last week it really makes me question the weight loss process.  I've decided I'm not going to try and figure it out anymore.  I'm going to with the flow even if it's 10 lbs, 2 lbs, or nothing.  At least I'm trying to do that. 

Starting weight                        338 lbs
last week weight                      287.5 lbs
this week weight                      284 lbs
weight loss this week              3.5 lbs
total weight loss                        54 lbs
lbs to loose before next goal    15 lbs
weeks to loose weight               5 weeks
average per week needed           3 lbs

I may or may not make it.  I have set my goal not to easy as they say average weight loss after the first few weeks is 2 lbs.  I didn't want to set an easy one to get  so that I didn't try hard enough and just lounged my way to my goal and journey.  


  1. Carolyn you are an inspiration to many people. You did wonderful with the holidays. I am very proud of you and keep up the good work.

  2. your a strong lady that goes after what she wants and that is what you are doing with your life. keep up the good work. love you

  3. Amazing, amazing, amazing, and like Marie said--to do it over the holidays. So proud of you. Many are watching, and I know you are touching lives. God bless you friend!

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  5. Great job carolyn!!! I accidentally wrote something under kasey's account so that is what you see above : ) lol! I'm proud of you! fawn

  6. Your so amazing like everyone has said. You have had a tremendous challenge and you're doing remarkably well. The holidays are hard to deal with a diet but look at you....God bless you!!!