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Wednesday Weigh In: WHAT?

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I’m down 1.2 lbs.

Of what? I don’t know. I’ve been a bottomless pit lately and I haven’t workout or ran since Saturday. Monday I had the Essure Procedure done (no lectures I’m all babied out and I’m SURE. Never been more sure of anything in my life) and doc said no exercise for 5 days. At first I was nervous about it, but now I’m welcoming the break.

My return to exercise will be this Saturday at the Zombie Run and I’m scared! I have no idea what to expect or even what to wear. It should be an experience!

In other news…

That’s about it. Time to check out and cuddle with The Husband. Revenge and American Horror Story are on. It’s my new favorite night of TV! :)



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    Sheri

    October 19, 2011

    A friend who is on Weight Watchers just told me that she got some advice from someone who recently lost 30 lbs on WW. She said that any time you hit a plateau- you should stop counting points for a day or two and eat more than you normally would and it will get you out of it. So interesting, right? I have no idea how that works- but maybe it worked for you?!?

    Kaxxina

    October 20, 2011

    Ooooohh… good luck at the zombie run! There will be a full posting on it, right? :)

    And I’m loving Revenge and AHS! Are you watching Ringer or The Walking Dead?

    roni

    October 20, 2011

    Ringer no but Walking Dead.. YES! Although, I thought the first episode was lacking.

    Dawn

    October 20, 2011

    Roni, just wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying the baby food making blogs on greenlitebites. I have a 5 month old and am beginning to make my own baby food for her. Your tips are helpful. Keep them coming.

    Kasey

    October 20, 2011

    Walking Dead and AHS both totally awesome shows!!!! It is my mommy time every week lol. And good job on the 1.2 lbs. Some is better than none. I have heard that the not counting for a couple days when hitting the plateu works as well. Something about tricking the body so it freaks out since your not doing what it is used to and works against it ie. the 1.2 lbs gone.

    jacqui

    October 20, 2011

    Sometimes weight loss is inexplicable, you try hard and don’t lose, you slow things down and do lose… ug! But what I really wanted to comment on is the mom isolation thing. I was a stay at home mom for 10 years and I totally get it. It frustrates me, because if someone had come spoken to me at the library and broken the ice, I would have been alllll over that!! I met one of my best friend in the world because we were both pushing a cart at a pet supply store and we exchanged numbers on the spot. We recognized that we each just really wanted a mom-pal. Years later I told her how weird that was of us, and we laugh. Keep talking to people, because one day that person will be there and it will just click and the rest will be history. Those ladies at the library don’t know what a neat person they’re missing out on :)

    jacqui

    October 20, 2011

    Oh by the way, about pushing a cart in the pet supply store, we each had a baby about Bean’s age…. so that’s why we started talking. haha! thought I better explain that one!!

    Patty @ A Day in My NYC

    October 20, 2011

    How can you be surprised? You’ve been doing awesome all these weeks. Remember how you say “stay at it” and the weight will come off when its ready to…well you my friend have been rewarded for weeks of good behaviors! :)

    I LOVE Revenge & Ringer…two of my favorite shows this season! :)

    Emily

    October 20, 2011

    I had the essure procedure done as well- and while I had a moment of “it’s really over” in terms of having babies- I am also 100% sure I don’t want anymore. I was surprised how easy the procedure is- and the follow-up dye test is not as bad as some (especially on the internet) will have you believe.

    I made an omelette roll up this morning- no bacon but spinach and a touch of shredded cheddar and garlic powder- was so good!

    Congrats on the loss this week!

    Good for you on the procedure. When you’re done, its your choice, no one else should be judging that. Congrats on the loss, a surprise losses are the best!

    YAY, I’m so glad someone else is watching AHS! I thought it’d be right up hubby’s alley but he’s not interested but man every episode makes me jump at some point. It’s like a movie its so well done and they don’t hold back!

    Melanie

    October 20, 2011

    Need to make my appointment for Essure AND Novasure (my doctor will do both at the same time) … we’ve been talking about it for over a year. So it’s not bad? He tells me it’s 90 seconds & you’re done.

    Camille

    October 20, 2011

    awwww Roni! (hugs) even though I don’t know you!- Just read the isolated Mom post. I’ve been reading your blog for years and to me, you’re an AMAZING mom while you also seem to very much be taking care of yourself and taking care of business (with all the blogs and cooking sites and fitness stuff!). You are an inspiration to more people than you can imagine, I hope you run into some awesome ladies out there soon to start hanging out with. I recently moved back to Jamaica (where I was born) and don’t have many friends here (having formed my closest bonds in college in Miami, NOT in high school in Jamaica). My husband has been encouraging me to get out there, meet folks, and call them, and make new friendships since I also work from home right now (no kids yet, only been married 6 months!). We can do it Roni…. :)

    Jen@FoodFamilyFitness

    October 20, 2011

    I’m getting the Essure done soon, just trying to get some other things taken care of soon. I’ve never been so sure of anything in my entire life, 3 kids is MORE than enough!
    Just finished watching Revenge from last night. Holy shizz, I love that show!

    LisaM

    October 20, 2011

    I’ve noticed this too – I always drop some weight when I first STOP exercising. Then the little devil on my shoulder starts to whisper that maybe some miracle has occurred and maybe I don’t HAVE to exercise anymore. Yeah right. If I listen to that siren song, eventually the pendulum swings and I start gaining. So the secret is, pay no attention to that man behind the curtain, or that number on the scale. Get right back at the exercise (obviously in your case this week, as soon as you’re allowed to), and I’ve found then that loss often actually sticks. It might be a while before you see another loss, but at least you have something to show for all the work!

    Leah

    October 20, 2011

    Hey Roni,
    I read your article on feeling isolated. I am a stay at home mom. My Daughter just started Kindergarten and my son will be 4 this November. I try to reach out to other ladies at church, at school but they all seem to have their own cliques established. My relationship with my husband is very close so I am not lacking in that area. I always feel like there is something I’m doing that puts people off. I try to make conversation but also get a one word response. It makes me feel like I’m not “good” enough. I know it’s not true but rejection in any form can make you feel that way. On another note great job on the weight loss. I have done WW since my daughter was born and had much success. I have read your blog for years and I can relate to you more than any other blog. I am a 30 something mom. I’m at that stage in life where I am trying to find where I fit in. In addition, I have slipped up on my weight loss and that only adds to that self defeating voice in my head. Thanks for keeping it real. So many people avoid the “messy” in life….

    Tami

    October 20, 2011

    Congrats on the weight loss surprise!

    When I was a stay at home mom and we moved from the Midwest to the West coast I found a Mom’s group to join. It was a great way to meet other stay at home mom’s.
    There were organized activities, field trips, mom’s night out,couples dinner groups and so on.

    If there isn’t one in your area you could always start one. There has to be some readers of your many blogs who live in your area and would love to get together with you and little bean for a play group!

    Roz@weightingfor50

    October 20, 2011

    Crazy isn’t it? Some weeks you are on track and the scale goes up, others, you lose for no apparent reason. Proof positive that the body has a mind of it’s own. (hmm..that last sentence is pretty profound…NOT…) Have a great day Roni!

    roni

    October 20, 2011

    @Melanie – Not bad at all. Just a little cramping ont he first day. Now it’s like nothing happened!

    Christine (in CA)

    October 20, 2011

    I had essure at 43 and it was no big deal even the HSG test after was easy (for me).

    bex

    October 20, 2011

    I started eating 5 healthier meals a day, stopping 3 hrs before bedtime, and working out multiple times a week. Started May 1st and have lost 35lbs. I’m on a plateau right now and need to get back into working out. Because with just watching what I ate I stayed the same weight for two weeks and than slowly gained 3-5 of it back. Which is NOT The direction I want the scale to go. Grrrr. I’ve never heard of the essure before and will definitely be looking into it — the Mr has 6 kids & I have 2… they range from 4yrs to 24yrs. Thank goodness (I know that sounds bad) but we only raise my 2. He’s 40 and with my youngest being 9, I’m not sure I want to start over with an unplanned one! I love your site — your recipes look so yummy!! I’ve been following your tips and tricks.

    Jeri Lyn

    October 24, 2011

    Hi Roni,

    I also had the Essure procedure done about 2 years ago now. My doc told me mine was alot more difficult & painful than most people because I’ve never had children, but I am glad I had it done. Mine was actually the first my doc had ever done on a woman that hadn’t had children so I was the guinea pig. :) Hope all went well & easy for you.

    Take Care,
    Jeri Lyn

    Jennifer P

    October 25, 2011

    Hey Roni!

    I’ve been on WW for two years and lost 56 lbs. but was never a “weekly meeting person”. Not knocking it, it’s just not my thing. That being said, the price tag to get weighed in +
    e-tools is starting to get bit hefty. I’m going to continue w/e-tools for now, (I like that I can quick reference on my droid, etc) but want to do my own weekly weigh-in. I was wondering if you could tell me what scale you use or if you have any recommendations?? Any info would be helpful.

    Thanks so much!

    Jennifer P

    Jennifer P

    roni

    October 25, 2011