Sunday, June 15, 2008

In the interest of authenticity...

In the interest of authenticity, I'm going to write this post.

I see it often, someone who's rocking their weight loss and then stops rocking it and disappears from the online world. Be it blogging or the WW boards or whatever. I started this blog to be accountable. And so now I am. So, I'm going to share the good and the bad and I'm going to make my goal...darn it! Even if it takes me another year.

I miss the weeks when I KNEW I'd see a loss. That was me for most of this past year. That was me until I began to allow eating more points than I was allowed as an option into this journey. Tsk, tsk.

And now it's gotten a little out of control and I feel like I'm standing at a cliff, looking over and wondering if I'm going to jump or turn around and continue up this mountain that I've been climbing for almost a year. Don't worry, I'm not going to jump. I am not going back to my old ways because I don't like that person. I'm just struggling to find the strength right now to continue up the mountain. I'm beginning to understand what a huge accomplishment losing 100 lbs really is. It's going to be a bit harder than I'd originally thought.

I stepped on the scale this morning and to my horror, it read 177.2. Yes it did. A whole 6 FREAKIN' POUNDS higher than my WI on Monday. Now I know that it's not possible that it's all fat. I know I'm retaining water and all that stuff...but still. SIX POUNDS!!!!! This is getting ridiculous. RIDICULOUS!

So, I hopped on the treadmill this morning and walked 4 miles. And now I'll go get out of my sweaty clothes, get Finny out of her crib and start counting every morsel that goes into my gob.

I'm not going anywhere. I am going to get this weight off. And I'll post tomorrow, regardless of what the scale tells me.


  1. don't be too hard on yourself!

  2. its important to share the good and the bad...makes readers know there not alone.... you'll get taht 6 off quickly with your mind too it...all the best and we are cheering you on :)

  3. Amanda you are just incredible! I am totaly inspired by you and I know that you can do it. I am biteing the bullet and vowing to start exercising this week. I am starting couch to 5k. If you can get up and exercise before your THREE kiddos get up there is no reason why I cant fit in some AP after I get home from work. Just keep at it hun! You will do fine!

  4. AWESOME POST! Thats EXACTLY how to use the blog!

    Doesn't it feel good to confess?

  5. Thanks for the authenticity... you are so right and so brave! It reminds me that I need to get onto my blog and get back at posting.

    And congrats on the loss - going from a 6 pound gain to a 3 pound gain IS a loss, you know.