Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Shrinkaversary Final Weigh-in

Well, this pretty much sucks. When I started the challenge, I had made it into a new decade: 158.8. Today's weight: 161.0. That is up 2.2 lbs - S**t! But considering how busy I've been the past 2 weeks (no exercise and eating crap, crap, and more crap) then I'm lucky to have only gained 2 lbs. I did really good on mileage for the first few weeks, but like I said, NOTHING, in the past 2, so by my count on dailymile, I walked 30 miles. I never counted the walking I do all day long at school, so it's probably a little more, but I don't really have a way to track that.

I'm very frustrated and I don't like that feeling.
  • I hate that I have to watch every morsel that goes into my mouth.
  • I hate that my body seems to retain water like crazy if I've had so much as a couple shakes of salt. Forget about what happens if I go out to eat. Why restaurants have to put so much salt in the food is totally beyond me.
  • I hate that one of my coworkers is dropping weight like crazy, but says, "I don't know why I'm losing weight." She was thin to begin with and is beginning to look downright skinny. TOTALLY NOT FAIR.
  • I hate that no matter how much weight I lose or how much I exercise, my fat calves will never fit into cute, knee-high boots. (They barely squeezed in when I was down to 140).
  • I hate that when I joined the sisterhood this past summer, my weight had ballooned back up over 165, but I've only lost about 5 lbs. I just keep losing and finding the same few pounds. It is beginning to look like I will never see 140, much less my low of 138 a few years ago. My doctor says 150 should be my goal, but even that seems very fat on someone who is only 5'3" on a good hair day.
  • Obviously, I'm feeling the need to bitch, moan, and whine. I apologize.
What does this tell me? I need to get my a** in gear-literally. Luckily, I am starting Christmas break in 2 days and I really hope to get to the gym. It is waaaaay too cold now, with snow and ice on the ground and major amts of darkness, for me to even attempt outdoor workouts. I'm a total wimp when it comes to the cold. Why I live in Michigan, I may never know. The only explanation I can think of is that I was born here and this is where my family lives. We are also getting a Wii for Christmas (don't tell my kids) and Santa is bringing me the EA Sports game. I can't wait to start the 30 day challenge. I probably also need to start tracking my food again. Can't wait to see what the girls at the sisterhood have in store for us beginning on the 30th. Bring it on!


  1. Bari, I have fat calves too- BOO. As for the co-worker losing weight "and she doesn't know how", tell her to shut her trap, that you don't give a rat's ass why she is dropping weight and then bring her a dozen donuts for breakfast one morning. Kidding, kidding.....kind of : ).

    Bitch and moan all you want. And when you are done, go exercise!

  2. Santa will LOVE the Wii!! and the game is AWESOME!! You'll be able to kick it into high gear once you have a little time to get it going! Just keep plugging along...and you'll be good!!

  3. I feel your frustration! The new year will help bring us renewed commitment or at least that's what I keep telling myself! You will love the Wii by the way! Not sure about the EA Sports since I have only used mine a couple of time LOL! Everyone seems to love it!

  4. re: your coworker
    either she's lying or she's ill.

    re: the boots
    i'm a pant size 4 and i can only get the boots zip up over my calves when i have on tights. not sure who they're making these boots for.

  5. The co-worker who 'doesn't know how...' - yeah, she's either sick or lying.
    Take a deep breath, try to enjoy the holidays and we'll ALL get back on the horse come the new year ;)

  6. Thanks ladies-you gals ROCK!

    PS-I'm heading to my first spin class in about 3 months. Totally need to sweat.


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