One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Weight Loss Week 1 Day 7 – The Blow Out

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OK, HUGE confession coming.

Last night after Lost I had a snack attack. It  didn’t end at the popcorn.  I grabbed the box of Triscuits AND, ya ready? The husbands DARN Swedish Fish! I didn’t pig out to the point overstuffed-ness but they were definitely an unnecessary splurge especially when I was low on weekly points.

Then today started off good and I did it again. It’s that gosh darn cycle thing again.

I’m not going to stew about it.

Moving on…

There were two comments on Vickie’s blog that got my attention today. Vickie has been discussing her views on the maintenance and weight loss goals.

Rae said…

The doctor I saw the other day said maintenance is, in a way, almost harder than the loss phase as people think the are done, when actually, as she put it, it’s the beginning.

Helen said…

What I really think is that "goal" is not a number…it’s a state of mind. And you, my friend, are both there and getting there (if that makes sense). To me, you are THERE because I just don’t think it’s as simple as a number or a day…it’s being where you want to be in life and realizing that there is no one place…every day we change and things are different.

Being a maintainer, these two points say it all.

Other news…

I met with the personal trainer today! It was AWESOME! I love working out with someone and believe me, she worked me hard! I learned some really cool moves on the exercise ball. Next week she is going to set me up on an upper and lower body free weight routine and then I’m on my way! Those who said it I would love, you were totally right!

I also squeezed in a video today making one of my favorite quick spaghetti squash recipes.

Alright, that’s it. Here’s the end of week blow out. I’m going to be cleaning house this weekend, not sure how active I’ll be online.

Day 7 – Morning Scale Reading: 146 (I told you – crazy fluctuations!)

Target: 22
Food Points Countdown
Mommy and Me Omelets 3 19
AP – 1 hour with trainer (4) 23
can of chicken soup & a some of the toddlers peanut butter and jelly pancakes (We came up with this today and he LOVED it! – 100% Whole Grain Pancakes smeared with paunut butter an jelly 6 17
Simple Spaghetti Squash 2 15
All-Bran Crackers with some a Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedges and some turkey pepperoni slices 5 10
Chick-Fil-A grilled Chicken sandwhich and some of the husands fries 7 3
sugar Free chocolate covered raisins from the mall candy shop 5 -2
Total 28  
Daily Activity Log: Tracked AP – see above
Notes: Now that I look at it, it really wasn’t a blow out. I think I just feel that way becuase I’m bloated and blah. You know, that cycle thing. (SEE that’s why you never just throw the day away. It’s may not be as bad you think.

Weekly Flex left:n/a (after last night)

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There are 17 comments so far.


    February 1, 2008

    Roni..Your honesty is so refreshing…maybe you need a little break from the points..and get your mind off food,,and focus on your new found love for the gym,,your hubby and toddler,,sometimes we can over analyze……Have a great weekend..:)


    February 1, 2008

    Those swedish fish, they do that to everyone! Why do they make them so tasty?


    February 1, 2008

    I had a blow-out too. After LOST, my parents went to Spangles and (I can’t believe I did this) I asked if they could bring me home some fries.

    They were so good but so greasy. I guess we need to have moments of weakness every so often. It make us humble and human.


    February 2, 2008

    So Im over here blowing it too, aghh! I came for inspiration! Just being honest helps by making you come clean and announce that you make mistakes and will start over. my weakness is if i have wine then want chocolate, then want cheese or something ridiculously bad. If you get a chance to reply please tell me how this trainer thing is working out because im thinking about it seriously. I go to the YMCA in Asheville and i know they have some on hand. i dont know what to tell them or what they would do for me but am curious. when i do work out I am extremely happy about it and want to keep it up…then what i mentioned above occurs.


    February 2, 2008

    I am currently taking a free weight class for 45 minutes three times a week (M-W-F) and REALLY loving it.

    I started out with 2 pounds and 3 pound weights (she didn’t want us to hurt ourselves while we were learning correct positioning),
    moved up to 3 and 5 pounds quickly,
    am now using 5 and 8 (as my heavy and my light).
    Instructor has already told me to go buy either 10 or 12 as I will be there soon.

    Will be interested to see what you think about the free weights.

    I loved the phrases that you quoted too.


    February 2, 2008

    I just found you, you look great and your story is so motivating.
    I’ll be back!


    February 2, 2008

    Roni, I love your site and you give me so much inspiration! I hope that I can follow in some of your footsteps!


    February 2, 2008

    I agree with the first commenter. I have done this many times. You think about food so much and how you’re going to eat the right foods, that before you know it,
    you have talked yourself into that ice cream you’ve been craving for, and the cycle begins. Food isn’t our enemy…
    Like any addiction we will forever battle with our mental issues of eating. I think if we focus more; like he said on other things that is going on in our “new life” and make eating “right” not so much of a priority and now working out is our new priority.

    We wouldn’t beat ourselves up so much, when we do snack out more than usual. Make sense?

    Cause if you’re working out, you actually might need that extra carbs…Its when we do nothing but eat, is when we really should be worried about when we have that extra something something we weren’t supposed to have. lol

    So instead of beating yourself up when you fall off the wagon, pat yourself on the back for the good things you’re doing… Like working out! Yay Roni!!
    Think only of the good things you are doing now in your journey of life…

    Lily T

    February 2, 2008

    You’re right. You didn’t do that bad. I get into sack attacks a lot myself, but it’s usually snacking on one thing for way too much.

    Fancy Brandy

    February 2, 2008

    that’s so funny you mention swedish fish! i dont consider them a weakness for some reason, but when they’re in the house the bag will mysteriously disappear in a day. i really want to schedule a training session for just that purpose — resistance balls rule!


    February 2, 2008

    how come when i attempt to copy and paste your food log I dont get the cells along with it

    Lucinda, Ireland

    February 2, 2008

    Does anyone else ever notice the correlation between certain TV shows and the need to hit the snacks afterwards? I’m a big Lost fan, but I often find that while watching it I’m so wrapped up in the big emotions of the show that I completely take my eye off the proverbial ball! It’s no excuse, just a trend I noticed. Any takers?
    P.S. Roni, as a fellow web designer, I love the style of your new food blog! Please never stop the inspiration, you help more people then you could ever know!

    No Where to Run ...

    February 2, 2008

    i LOVE spaghetti squash! thanks for posting that recipe!


    February 2, 2008

    Thanks everyone!!

    Anon#1 – I think you are right!

    Jill – I don’t know but they have been band from the house for the next few weeks!

    Kit – I don’t want to even know what spangles is. PLEASE don’t tell me I have a weakness for fries!

    Kristina – I really do love it. I wasn’t sure what a trainer would do for me either and so I ask. Basically she told me “it’s up to me”. So I’m using her to teach me some new routines and show me how to use free weights correctly. Next time you are at the gym just ask!

    Anon#2 – I’m going to quote you tonight! “Food isn’t our enemy” that’s a great outlook!

    Jill – Not sure it depends on browser, OS and where you are pasting it. Have you seen my generator?

    Lucinda – For me, it’s just TV in general! LOL
    Thanks for the compliment. I spent a lot of time on the look of greenlitebites.


    February 2, 2008

    Your scale fluctuates as much as mine does….at least I’m not the only one.

    And hey, isn’t that what this journey is all about, the ups and downs? We can’t be perfect all the time, the important thing is that when it happens, we get back up, dust off, and keep going on it.


    February 2, 2008

    The big reason for not taking a break from points is that then you wouldn’t realize that a “blow-out” isn’t a blow-out at all. Keep up the great work!


    February 13, 2008