One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident

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That’s how I feel. 

Before I tell you about my crappy day scroll down a bit and check out my morning scale reading. HOLY COW! That is the highest I’ve seen the scale in over a year at least.  I’m not freaking out, I am NOT freaking out. Pasta Queen described my thoughts perfectly in her post Guilt-free Christmas cookies. There just comes a time when you give in because you know you CAN handle it. That number on that scale will not throw me into some deep dark depression. This is “real life and I’m going to indulge and guess what? I can and still manage my weight! It’s not an all or nothing situation.

Anyway….

I HATE being sick. HATE IT! I knew it was coming but I thought by ignoring it, it would go away.  I was wrong, so wrong. I have the trifecta of symptoms, runny nose, fever and soar throat.  YUCK! And to make it worse, the toddler has them too. :~(

So I listened to my body today.  Ate good healthy stuff and made some Homemade Soup.  I was planning on going to the gym but I just couldn’t swing it.  Plus I didn’t want to spread my germs all over the place infecting other non-suspecting gym rats.

Hopefully I’ll feel better tomorrow. I have so many things to accomplish. My inbox is full and my to do list is long. 


Morning Scale Reading: 148.5
Food Points
Can of Progresso Veggie Soup 3
mango 1
orange 1
Homemade Lentil Soup 2
Steamed Shrimp and Chicken from chinese takeout so rice, with an order of spring rolls 7
Homemade Lentil Soup (2 servings) 6
Total 20
Daily Activity Log
nada – too sick


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    Anonymous

    December 28, 2007

    Remember – it is holiday time. You probably are retaining some water from salt. And you’re sick. Bleh. And you’ve also been working out, so you have muscle, which you know weighs more than fat. I tried on some jeans today and my flab was just pouring over the top. It happens to everyone. Hang in there.

    Kathy

    December 28, 2007

    My greatest accomplishment this year is the fact I wasn’t afraid when I indulged a little last week…I was confident in my ability to get right back with my eating plan…and I have done just that. In fact, I was looking forward to it! That wouldn’t have happened two years ago!

    Feel better…the soup will help! Add a few red pepper flakes to it and it will help clear your nose!

    midget

    December 28, 2007

    I would just like to know how it can take so long to lose our weight, but we can put it back on so quickly!

    Jan

    December 28, 2007

    Feel better soon!

    Vickie

    December 28, 2007

    if it is the same thing that is going around here – it takes about 2 weeks to get totally back on your feet – don’t over do it once you start to feel better. And remember to drink water and get lots of sleep!

    Tanya

    December 28, 2007

    Roni-take it easy on yourself. Rest as much as you can. Your in box will still be there when you are feeling more up to dealing with it. You will only take two steps back by not taking care of this up front. Not going to the gym won’t kill you if you miss it for a few days while you get better and stronger. Probably what you see on the scale is water retention and can be gone in a week or less. Get better.

    I read a quote the other day and it goes like this:

    “Sometimes the best thing you can do for other people is to take care of yourself.”

    Hope that helps!

    CaRoLyN

    December 28, 2007

    I’m in the same boat…only without the 2 year old. I feel awful and my scale is also showing some odd number that I haven’t seen in a very long time. Ugh. How awful. BUT one good OP day (yesterday) really brought me back and I’m starting to feel much better (not the cold/flu) but at least about the way my jeans are fitting. Jump on the wagon and let’s get it done!

    Baby Carrot

    December 28, 2007

    Feel better! I’m in the same boat, but like Carolyn said, a couple good days on plan and you’re back.

    Alle

    December 28, 2007

    I know how you feel…my scale creeped up a bit too much this holiday season. My flu yesterday helped me drop about 4 pounds overnight, though! Not that I’d recommend that! I hope you feel better and I’m sure now that the holiday season is over you’ll be back on track in no time.

    RunningNan

    December 28, 2007

    I was thinking about this the other day. It seems like it’s about 3500 calories to lose a pound, but roughly an extra 1250 will make you gain one.

    Watch out. Everyone around here is coming down with the stomach flu. *knock on wood*. I’m just keeping on with my healthy food and running and keeping hand sanitizer with me at all times. I hope you feel better soon.

    Anonymous

    December 28, 2007

    RONI, GET YOURSELF TOGETHER. I KNOW THE HOLIDAYS ARE AN EXCUSE TO OVERINDULGE, BUT THE HOLIDAYS ARE OVER. YOU CAN GET BACK ON TRACK. I AM NOT GOING TO BE LIKE SOME OF THE OTHERS AND SAY OH IT HAPPENS…IT’S THE HOLIDAYS. NO NO NO, GET IT TOGETHER. YOU HAVE WORKED SOOOOOO HARD. EVERY POUND YOU PUT BACK ON IS ONE YOU HAVE TO TAKE OFF AGAIN. YOU ARE SUCH AN EXAMPLE OF WORKING HARD TO GET THERE. YOU DID IT THE HARD WAY. DIET AND EXERCISE. I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT. BE A LITTLE HARDER ON YOURSELF. IT’S NOT OK THAT YOU ARE AT YOUR HIGHEST. GET IT OFF…..KEEP IT OFF. I BELIEVE IN YOU.

    Big Tickles

    December 28, 2007

    Hey Roni,

    Hang in there. Your baby might be rebelling against the holiday stress we put on ourselves. Get some rest – forget your inbox and focus on you. Get well soon

    Anonymous

    December 28, 2007

    If it is possible to eat 1000 cookies in a week, I have done so since last Friday. I love my co workers but hey need to stop bringing in cookies :)

    Anonymous

    December 28, 2007

    Roni,
    I’ve been reading your pages for well over a year now. Just wanted to let you know it is a big help to read about your successes as well as your struggles. My scale was up 4 pounds after a few too many cookies (a lot to many, who am I kidding??), and its a relief to me to see a similar thing happen with you. Not that I would wish a gain on anyone here! But it helps me to remember that these things happen and its only temporary and we will all get back to where we want to be. Just have to stick with it! Thanks for all your insights and inspirations.

    Dawne

    December 28, 2007

    It is just water weight from being sick…it will come off. Don’t stress. Just be mindful of what you are putting into your body. Feel better!

    Melanie

    December 28, 2007

    I feel your pain Roni! I have gained 6 pounds since 11/13. I know this because that was the last time I had my 6-week ‘fitness assessment’ with my personal trainer. I know it’s not just water weight because my waist and hip measurements are up too. :P

    Still, it’s good that we check in every 6 weeks so I know how I’m doing either way. Like you, I’m not letting my weight gain get me down. I rejoined WW online and am getting back on the points counting wagon.

    By the way, I loved your video for the quesadilla, and your tips made it turn out crunchy without added oil for frying(which is what I usually do). Thanks! :)

    Anonymous

    December 28, 2007

    Roni,,I was so focused from September ,,until my cruise vacation Dec 6-16..(completely gave up ALL sweets,,for 3 months,,not a morsel) Came back from the cruise and did fantastic,,kept my eating in control on the 10 day cruise,,exercised every day on the ship,,but then my son came back from college..and I made sugar cookies,,and I proceeded to STUFF myself with dozens,,until I was sick,,for 3 days,,and 3 nights…still difficult,but getting back to eating healthy,the holidays get one so off ,,but No more cookies,,I threw them out,,I hope I can get back to my in control state,,Thank you for your real life stories,,I really love all you write,,Suzan