September 8, 2010

Weigh In: 1.5 lb. Loss


175.5

This chart pretty much says it all. It explains my frustration in recent posts. Frustration for which I am slightly ashamed. I don't want to be a Downer. I am truly grateful for the success I have had so far. The chart shows that also.

Weight Chart

Notice the blue line is aiming downward once again. Surprise, surprise! I weighed 175.5 today. I'm not gonna lie. I was not excited about getting on the scale this morning. I had no idea what I was going to say about another week at the same weight. But then there was a loss. Well blow me down!

Sometimes I kind of wish I had kept my blog a secret. Just a private journal for my thoughts. You know, there are down times when you need to write about stuff that isn't exactly something you want your next door neighbor to know. (I don't know my neighbor, but I wouldn't be surprised if she read my blog. It's a small town and things get around). Some things are embarrassing. And I'm not even talking about poop and stuff like that. I could care less about talking about that stuff.

No. I'm talking about the failure stuff. The falling off the wagon stuff. The confessional stuff. The whiny stuff. That's the kind of stuff that's not fun to share.

But then when I step back and take an objective look I realize that this is precisely what is responsible for my success thus far. Truthfulness. Openness. Realness. These things are essential. I may not like writing sometimes and you may get tired of reading sometimes but this is it. The good, the bad and the redundant. The whining is here to stay, too, I'm afraid.

Thanks for sticking with me.
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29 comments:

Pamela E. Williams said...

Keelie, I agree with you. In order to be successfull we have to be open, real and truthful. Even if your neighbor is reading your blog its for you. You are kicking but and it matters not if she knows or comments. You look great and are doing great.

Charbelle said...

There are times when I have stuff that I really don't want up for all the world to read. I have a private blog that is not listed, and it can only be viewed by the author (me). While I am very honest on my blog there really are things that I just need to get out of my own head and I need to keep them to myself. That being said, I completely understand the frustration of feeling like the stupid scale is stuck, of feeling overwhelmed and the failure stuff. When you post about it then your readers can offer you encouragement and sometimes they might have helpful ideas :)
CONGRATULATIONS ON THE 1.5 LOSS!!!! THAT IS AWESOME!!!

TJ said...

Congrats on the loss! :) I know what you mean- my whole family (plus Sean's family ) reads adn sometimes I want to vent...and ya know what, I gotta let myself feel free to do so. It is my blog, and I will say what I wanna say. :-/

Kelly said...

I know what you mean about wishing the blog were a secret sometimes. I've had to edit what I write sometimes because I know certain people will be reading. It kind of takes away from the whole therapy of blogging.

But I'm so glad I found your blog. Your success is a real inspiration and you look TERRIFIC! Congrats on that loss.

{Absolutely, Positively} Josie said...

always!

Kate said...

See? I think it's the writing about the failure, the times when we sit down and eat a whole bag of chips on this journey, that make your blog so accessible to others. If you didn't blog about that stuff, you'd be all happy and perky and rah rah all the time and as human beings, we are not capable of being that all the time. We just aren't. You are a REAL person, losing REAL weight, the REAL way. That's what makes you such a success in the eyes of those who would follow your path.

Keep on. Loss or not.

spunkysuzi said...

Congratulations on a very nice loss! I sometimes watch what i put in my blog because my daughter reads it and i don't always feel comfortable talking about certain things knowing she's reading it.

Moving Mertle said...

Congrats on the Loss! Do a few victory laps and you can get started on next week's loss haha.

Making a public blog was hard for me too, and a friend actually has kept hers private. Without being public I don't think I'd have as much encouragement, or accountability. I never want to blog a gain so it makes me go to the gym and eat right all the time.

Can do mom said...

Amen to what Kate says!

Keelie, I love your writing/blogging precisely because you dare to be real. It's impossible to be "up" all the time and completely unrealistic. Go ahead and put the real stuff on here, as much as you are comfortable with anyway, I think your bloggerland friends can handle it!

Congrats on your 1.5 pound loss. Way to get that scale moving in the right direction again! As an aside, I was in the ER for chest pain last night (wrote about it in my blog if you want to read more) and they kept asking me my weight. I'd weighed myself that morning and it was 129. So I kept saying 129 pounds, instead of being casual and saying 130 (a round number). I thought to myself, "If you knew how hard I have fought for 129, you'd understand!"

Keep up the great work, both blogging and on the weightloss frontier. You're doing great!

Jodie
candomom.blogspot.com

Jen said...

Whine away girl! That is what this is for. Way to go on the loss.

totallytheturtle said...

What Kate said.
We read because you are real. And because we can relate. And because even if we feel the same way as you do, sometimes we're to chicken to speak it. So Thank You. For being so honest. For whining to us. For letting us know that you are human. And you are still succeeding.

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Jess said...

Man, you are really whipping my tail! We are no longer neck and neck! :( boo hoo (that's me whining!) I gotta get in gear. haha

Anyway, Congrats on your loss! You deserve it girl!

Nicole @ Let Them Eat Lettuce said...

You are doing awesome. We all "fall off the wagon" at some point or another, for various times/reasons. But it's those of us who continue to get back up every time is the ones that will succeed!

Michelle said...

Yes! Bring on the whine! I so wish I'd found your blog six months ago. When I read about someone else feeling like they've failed, I feel more comfortable with my own failures. There's a lot of freedom in knowing that you're not alone.

Traci said...

Oooh I soo can feel you and your chart. Mine is very similar, but since like March! Ug! Time to get back to it for sure.

I have a blog award for you over at my site. I see you already have it, but wanted to give you one anyway.
http://tracitreasures.blogspot.com/

I'm Annie said...

I like the whining. It helps me realize that I am not the only one who may be stuggling at times. I don't like that it's happening to YOU, but I'm glad you choose to share it. :)

You are looking SO amazing!

Gretchen said...

You should be so proud of yourself for sticking with it, and being able to be open and honest with yourself (and us!) via this blog even when it might not be the most fun, upbeat kind of post. That's you, that's reality, and that's just one part of this amazing journey you're on. I agree that sometimes it might be easier, or less embarrassing, to have kept all of these thoughts private, but then your amazing progress and results would be private to, and you wouldn't be able to help encourage and inspire the rest of us who are trying to do the exact same thing.

I really enjoy reading your blog! Your progress is so inspiring, and you look absolutely fantastic!

Kristi said...

Yay! LOVE this picture of you!

allmybites said...

So many times I haven't wanted to blog about what my week has really been like. I'm not perfect at all but I've tried to record all the steps on my journey even the ones I'm not proud of. I know that reading about other's struggles (like your own) helps me feel like I'm not the only one out there who isn't perfect on this journey. It helps me feel like if she can get back up and keep going so can I. Thank you for encouraging me along my journey.

I also have a blog award I would like to give you. You can pick it up on my blog. http://allmybites.wordpress.com/

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Hey Keelie,
I just presented you with an award! Come pick it up at my blog if ya want!! :)
~Margene
http://believingitspossible.blogspot.com/

Patrick said...

Sticking with you was never in question. Great news your loss is here. Whine as you need too... cheer when you need too... whatever gets you there; here we are for the long haul with you.

The Sweet Escape said...

I stumbled upon your blog and you are an absolute inspiration!! I write a health blog and have started adding inspiring weight loss blogs to mine and would like to add yours, if that's okay!

The un-Zen Runner said...

I started my blog to record my running progress toward my goal of qualifying for Boston Marathon this year. There is a very real possibility that I won't qualify. Do I have regrets about the blog. A little. But its been fun, and I've written about many thing besides running. My advice is just to re-calibrate your goals, and move on toward progress. Don't beat yourself up over falling short of something. Especially since you've done some great things for your health.

For myself, maybe I won't qualify for Boston this year. But I'm still going to qualify for Boston damnit!! :)

BEE said...

congrats on the loss

ive plateaued as well recently so i know how frustrating it is so i am very happy that the blue line is oging down 4 u again

Christina said...

you look so great!!! I love the before and after pics so inspiring!!!

sweetjeanette said...

Hey Girl!!!! Finally taking some time myself to go back to bookmarked blogs and saw your post about starting this one.... I am loving it!!! (So much so that I'm now a new follower!) I love the pics!!! You Go Girl!!!! I'm gearing up for my own personal journey to be less of me too... You r an inspiration now! THANKS!

Acai Berry said...

There are times when I have stuff that I really don't want up for all the world to read. I have a private blog that is not listed, and it can only be viewed by the author (me). While I am very honest on my blog there really are things that I just need to get out of my own head and I need to keep them to myself.
Acai Berry Weight Loss

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