April 28, 2010

Weigh In: .5 lb Gain


187.5 lbs

I never wanted to have to report a gain, but here we are. I am up but still hovering very closely to the 187 mark. This is totally a psychological bridge I am trying to cross, and once I do everything will be fine.

I remember experiencing the same thing before when I got to the lowest weight I had been in a really long time. I began sabotaging myself. That has been put to a stop.I just need to get back into my rhythm. I'm not worried and I'm not down or anything. I feel great!

NSVs
  • Lowest ever blood pressure reading this week!! 118/65
  • Exercised EVERY single day this past week
  • Got the entire house in order and feeling great about that!
  • 14.5 miles total for the week (combination of walk/jog/bike)
  • Had a family picture taken that I didn't shudder to look at!

Because I chose to eat like a fool over the weekend, just take a look at what I had to give up yesterday:

My very favorite chocolate cake in the whole world! (and it was still warm)

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream...Dear Lord--when will I learn?
I will leave you with some beautiful images from my evening walk yesterday.

The view from our backyard


On my route..

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22 comments:

Jaime said...

all that food looks yummy!!!!
i am traveling this week(end). it will be tough to not gain. especially since we'll be hotel living and also attending a wedding. and we'll be back in the south with all of my favorite friend foods and sweet tea. yikes. yikes. yikes.

Jaime said...

and i forgot to mention... i want somewhere like that to walk/run!!!1 ohmyheavens. God sure did give you some beauty to enjoy.

Taylor said...

YOUR ENTIRE HOUSE IS IN ORDER!??!! That is a huge NSV!!! So are the other's but WOW!

Kate said...

I've been in sabotage mode since I STARTED. I just realized it last Thursday. But somehow that didn't stop me from getting fries at the cafeteria to go with my salad today. Sigh. But it wasn't fries and chicken strips and throw the salad away. That's progress.

Can do mom said...

Hey Keelie,
It's a process. There will be ups, there will be downs. I'm glad you're choosing to focus on the positives on your list (and there are many!) I too am jealous of your house being in order. I think I'll have a party when we accomplish that here! :)

Enjoy the beauty around you. I love your family photo. You guys look great!

Can do mom said...

Hey Keelie,
It's a process. There will be ups, there will be downs. I'm glad you're choosing to focus on the positives on your list (and there are many!) I too am jealous of your house being in order. I think I'll have a party when we accomplish that here! :)

Enjoy the beauty around you. I love your family photo. You guys look great!

Carmen said...

beautiful family!!

Valerie Chamberlain said...

You look AMAZING in that family photo!! Feel great about that! That will be huge for me when I can be in a picture again...and my kids will realize they actually had a mom when they were growing up! LOL

You're doing great ;o)

Stephanie said...

Girl, you rock!! and look amazing to boot!!

Awesome NSV's and hopefully you'll have a big loss next week on the scale!

Amy W. said...

where do you live again bc I want to move in. It looks beautiful and I am jealous.

I am up this week too ya know! 6.5 pounds! hahaha...so you are doing better than me!

Jenny said...

Love the photos!

Stacey at Living by Faith said...

Super cute family photo. I think you said the biggest NSV- even though the scale was up slightly you are not feeling worried or down. That's the key to long term success! And I know you will obtain it!!

Kelly said...

Wow, beautiful pics! Way to go on the every day exercising! 14.5 miles! Good job! and the best part... not shuddering at the pic! You look awesome! Self esteem and confidence is off the charts. High Five girl !

Anini said...

Gain Shmane! You look great!! :D

Reese said...

Love the photos! Great job on the daily exercise. :)

CinciMom11 said...

I'm sorry to hear about your gain. Kick that half pound to the curb next week! What great NSVs you had this week. :)

Your family is beautiful! You are so photogenic.

Jenn said...

I love the family pic shot - so cute! Isn't it the best feeling to be happy with a picture?! LOVE the floral top!

Laura said...

Left you something on my blog :)
http://journeytoafitmama.blogspot.com/

Rachael said...

Hey! I'm new to your blog!

Weight gains can be discouraging for sure but I love your list of NSV. There's always something positive that can be taken from every situation.

p.s. Your family looks beautiful :)

Donna said...

Hi Keelie, I am so so so glad to have found your blog! You are an inspiration!! I'm just starting to really get committed to weight loss at 189 two weeks ago..183 today. I started a weight loss support blog which has taken off like a rocket. I guess I wasn't the only one struggling. :o) But I'm shorter than you. 5'2. I'm going to feature you on our weight loss blog...It's Texan style, Gettin' Thin Together. :o) If you drop by to visit, you will know it's us by the header with my big fat chickens racing across the yard...one right after the other. Honestly, they look like they are all jogging which is hilarious.

This blog is one where we all have 'posting' rights, we can write anything we like because I make everyone a contributor.

Since we are just getting started, I really think they need to hear from someone like you who has been working at this so faithfully and taken photos along the way. Great idea!

I was so discouraged last week because I gained 3 and then lost 3 but either way that was a Zero net loss. But this week, I've already dropped 3 again. I've really gotten serious about what I eat instead of saying it doesn't matter. Not eating junk food has really had amazing effect! But I do love it...like you say. Wow, homemade Vanilla icecream..I would absolutely NEVER pass that up!

Donna said...

I forgot to mention that I found you on Texas Blogging Gals of which I am a proud member. :o) My blog is a Texan Style homemaking blog,Comin' Home, but the address for Gettin' Thin Together is www.gettinthintogether.blogspot.com.

I'd love to have you post a Howdy to us and tell us a little bit of your story!

Adori Graphics said...

That's funny, I thought I left a comment earlier but I can't find it now...must have closed the pop up too soon grrrrr.

Anyway, just wanted to say that your blog is very inspiring. I got your link from Donna & I'm glad I found it :)