GAINED – Weigh in Wednesday

As I’m sure you noticed, I was absent last week. I didn’t fall off the face of the Earth like I usually do. Promise.

Last week was crazy busy. Was downstate for two days for training for my job. Clocking in a ridiculous amount of hours for my work week, not including the hotel stay. Plus running errand when I had a chance. Plus getting ready for school shopping. Plus re-apply to college (yeah, you read that). And a half a million other things.

Along with a crazy busy week, came some crazy bad decisions.

Road trip food (a.k.a Fritos, Twizzlers, M&M with Almonds, and Arby’s…twice)
No attempts at any actual exercise on my part
Complete disregard to making healthy choices in general.

Yeah, it wasn’t the best week last week. And I obviously missed last weeks weigh in. I DID manage to weigh myself the morning before I headed downstate. But, there was hardly any time to actually write a post about it. So, I figured I’d just go ahead and group it all in in one little handy weigh in.

Last weigh in: 207.6
This weigh in: 208.2
Gained: .6 pounds
Total lost from highest: 63 pounds

Whomp whomp

Considering it was half a pound gained in two weeks, I can’t really complain too much. I’ve had moments where I’ve gained several pounds over the course of two weeks. So I’m not going to fret over it too much.

I’m actually being proactive this time around. Gained half a pound isn’t a big deal. Caught myself gaining half a pound, HUGE DEAL.

So rather than tucking my tail between my legs and using it as an excuse to scarf down whatever the hell I want to eat (she says as she guiltily hides a snack cake wrapper under her leg). I’m just going to push forward.

See, look at me go!

Growth and initiative!

Silver lining, right?

Whomp Whomp (Weigh in Wednesday)

Ahhh, weigh in day. I’m just going to get right out there with it.

Last Week: 232.3
Today: 239
Total GAINED:6.7lbs

Whomp whomp

This is kind of why I didn’t want to weigh myself. Dang it.

But to be completely frank, I can’t be too surprised. I’ve upped my water intake quite a bit, and I’ve been doing basic (easy) work outs, and I’ve been watching how much I’m eating and all that. Which should be a good indicator of “you’re gonna lose something.”

But come on, there is no other way to gain nearly 7 pounds in a week unless I’m eating an obscene amount. And even then, I’d have to eat some more. Don’t get me wrong, I gain weight fairly easy. I can look at a plate of nachos and my thighs explode.

But I’ve been doing a pretty good job. Sticking close to my calorie goals, moving and being active. So I’m chalking this up to either water weight or my body going “WHAT THE HECK, NICOLE! WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME!” My gut enjoys being larger than life. My thighs live to be jiggly and soft. Unfortunately for them, I don’t agree.

While the number definitely bothers me, I can’t put too much stock into it. Knowing all the good-for-me changes I’m making, I can’t be upset about the number. While I’d love to see the scale go down, I actually feel pretty great after the last week or so, excluding this cold that is lingering.

I’ve slept better, I’m not as groggy, I’ve only gotten two headaches this past week (compared to nearly daily) which is all awesome. Which I’ll bet it’s from not sitting around muching all day and being properly hydrated.

Of course I don’t feel 800% better than I usually do. It’s still enough of a change to notice it. And if I feel that much better after a week, then I know my body is responding positively to the change. Fat cells, not so much. Water weight, not so much.

So, I just need to push through. That doesn’t mean I’m going to cut even more calories or exercise all my food away because I’m “desperate” to lose weight. But I’m definitely going to wait this out, sticking with what I’ve been doing the last week, and see where that gets me.

I’m proud of getting back on the wagon, and eating better, and actually moving. I know I’m doing a good job, and I’m not going to let the darned scale get me down. #preach

How many of you have noticed a large gain after a fairly good week?

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Birthday Wishes (Weigh-In Day)

Happy Birthday to meeeee!

Ok, Ok, my birthday isn’t actually until Saturday, but Josh knew I wasn’t going to be able to celebrate it on the day of. Between everything that is going on my schedule is packed…which includes no birthday. More depressing…no Harry Potter party I have been planning. But that’s ok.

He surprised me yesterday! He picked me up from work, and we all went to Goody’s (local coffee shop) and we’re just driving aimlessly around (so I thought) before he stopped off in front of a little nail salon. He’s all like “by the way, we have plans tonight. You have an appointment here to get your nails done…get out.”

And kicked me out of the car, haha. I’ve been complaining about getting my nails done, so yeah, I was all pampered at the nail place, got my nails done.

Then when he and Landon picked me up they were all dressed up. Meaning, they were both wearing ties. Yeah. Super cute. He had also went out and bought me a new dress (which I completely adore). So I changed and they took me down the street to the Boathouse. We had never been there before and the food was fricken amazing. Started off with a salad (house made cherry vinaigrette) and we split a platter of the best mussels I have ever had in my life. With a little bit of wine. Then the main course was this three cheese ravioli, there wasn’t a sauce…just a kind of olive oil tomatoey delicious-ness with shrimp. And I had chocolate cheesecake for dessert.

The food was amazing. And I was grinning like a mad woman the entire time.

Then we went home where Josh decorated the kitchen with Slytherin colors (be still my beating heart). Confetti, streamers, balloons, the whole nine yards.

Then, yesterday on Twitter I was all excited that I might be getting a new blender…well Josh (being a butt) took me to the store right after work to go look at the one that I wanted. They were gone. I was all upset, a little bit whiney. He played it off like “That’s ok they usually get shipments on Tuesdays so we’ll check back then.

So guess what my present was…. THE BLENDER!

I was so excited. It’s like a 4-in-1 blender. Obviously, it blends. But it is also a food processor, juicer, and individual blender. There are 3 travel mugs that have an attachment on it, so I can just blend one cup…and pull the blender blades off and slap on a lid and I’m ready to go.

I’m in love with this blender. Seriously in love. I love you Ninja Blender. Of course I blended something right away. He invited my family over also…and I blew out the big 23 candles on my HARRY POTTER CAKE!

He knew how much I wanted a Harry Potter part, and made sure that there was still a little bit of Potter Party there despite lack of time. Totally made my day.

It was a great night, made a million times better that I had no idea what was going on. It was like a surprise birthday party (which I have always wanted) without the people hiding in closets (which I wouldn’t like). So yeah, it was pretty much perfect.

Kind of reminded me of those silly moments in a romantic comedy where the guy is trying to impress the girl by being awesome. Except that it was a birthday party, and Josh wasn’t trying to impress me…he’s just always been like that.

So I am still in a very good mood. Still smiling, still happy…and still surprised. I had a great time and a great birthday party!!!!!!

So now onto my weigh in…. poo.

Last week: 183.8
This week: 184
Total GAINED: .2 pounds

Geez, I’m just kind of like. Darn. Of course…it’s still only .2 pounds. But I’ve gained about 1.5 pounds in the last three weeks. Still not that bad… but still kind of depressing. But I’m not going to let it get me down. So next week I’ll be right where I need to be. Don’t really have any words to describe any of this, just kind of blah. I honestly thought that I was going to drop some pounds, but apparently my body doesn’t agree with what my mind thinks…so yeah.

But that’s ok. I’m not going to let it ruin my fricken awesome birthday party! And next week things will be great. I’ll have good things to post as far as the weight loss goes. I’ve been in a rut quite a bit lately, and I’m not entirely sure how to get over it. For example, Didn’t work out Monday (oops) worked 16 hours. Barely had time to eat and sleep. Tuesday was a crazy day. Yesterday was the birthday festivities.

I still think that my plans for exercising are really great, it’s just actually getting around to doing them. Gotta find the time to do it. Or rather… find a way to make the time.