One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Wednesday Weigh In: Bottomless Pit

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weigh in -

Scale crept up a little again! Ugh.

It’s not a big deal. Really, it isn’t. I don’t want it to be.

I’ve been working out and running so much and yet again I’m finding myself struggling on the food side of things. I’m a bottomless pit!

I’m trying, TRYING, to fill the pit with “good” choices but inevitably I gravitate towards easy to grab pantry items that I tend to mindless much on. Tonight it was Wheat Thins and Chocolate.


I need to go to bed.

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    March 29, 2012

    Girl, you rock. You are totally using your body to train right now so a scale is not important. How you feel about yourself is. If you are feeling physically stong and your clothes are fitting the same then maybe you should take a break from the scale if these miniscule jumps make you feel aggravated. Otherwise remind yourself that some jumps usually are just your body's water level. Not a biggie Keep at it - we are all thoroughly impressed with your training!! Reply

    The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh

    March 29, 2012

    Things aren't perfect all the time. As long as it doesn't get out of hand, no biggie. Besides you're training and you've gotta be adding a bit o' muscle with those awesome Tough Mudder training sessions! Reply


    March 29, 2012

    as you & your hubby have different eating habits/styles, i've always been impressed that you don't eat chocolate and chips EVERY night. I don't know if i would have the willpower! a lot of bloggers (or people in general) let the scale be their dictator. i think you do an amazing job at remaining in 'maintenance' mode. the scale is just a number, but if it goes up a few weeks in a row, you change some small things here and there and within a few weeks you are back down to your chosen healthy weight. good job & u rock! Reply

    Laura Jane @ Recovering Chocoholic

    March 29, 2012

    I'm so there right now! I can totally rock the exercise, but the food - that's another story. Chocolate. Munchies. Ugggh! Give yourself lots of credit for the things your doing well (like exercise or not eating the entire bag of chocolate chips :-) and let that positive energy motivate you to make better and better choices. Now, if I could just take my own advice! Reply


    March 29, 2012

    Wheat Thins are evil. Reply

    ana Myre

    March 29, 2012

    Remember you are training pretty hard so you could also be gaining muscle which will add more weight to your body!!! Keep up the good work!!! you are doing great!!! Reply


    March 29, 2012

    keep things in the house that is better for you. It always seems like you do. Just need to make better choices. Reply


    March 29, 2012

    Roni, not sure if you follow Cat Tan--but thought of you (and this post) when I read her today. Reply


    March 29, 2012

    What an awesome post! I'm going to tweet/FB it out. Thanks!! Reply


    March 29, 2012

    Crackers are my weakness. If I open a bag I eat until it is empty. 90% of the time there is no crap in the house so there is less chance of eating it. Of course I work in the buying office & work with the buyer who handles candy and crackers. Talk about TOUGH when there are samples to try. UGH! I am currently on a 21 day challenge to avoid crap and work related far so good. I see everyone train for races and I am training for better eating habits since I have the exercise part down already. Reply


    March 30, 2012

    What always drives me nuts about late-night snacking is the idea that I could have, instead, eaten something fabulous that I denied myself during the day. Wheat thins are not fabulous. I haven't tried the original raincoast crisps, but I use this recipe with whole wheat flour to make a healthy cracker: Reply


    April 1, 2012

    Roni, I am a big fan. I have been reading your blog for years. You are a true inspiration. I can't tell you how many new foods I have tried because of you. I am a lifetimer who gained back most of my weight. I am currently about 15 lbs from my weight watcher goal and I have been stuck here for over a year (ughhh). Everyday I just keep trucking along. I know what I am gonna say is not going to be popular with most of your readers.... But... I must tell you that I shuttered when you blogged about not tracking your food anymore. I feel like that was my downfall. I have not been able to consistently track my food since. It is a constant battle. Anyway with that being said... You look wonderful. And you have done a wonderful job maintaining! And I know that you are not me and you can probably do it without tracking but I just wanted you give you something to think about. " Don't fix what ain't broke.". Thanks for doing what you do. I love your blog! Casey Reply


    April 2, 2012

    Casey - I love when people share their opinion in a nice way. :) I think I will always flip flop on the food journaling thing. Taking it back up when I need to and giving it up when I feel I can mange on my own. Right now, with all the workouts and training for these event I don't feel like food journaling will help. When I journal I naturally get more restrictive and when I'm losing that's a good thing but I'm not trying to lose right now. I really want to see how I handle the intense workouts with eating intuitively. Can I manage it? Can I maintain? Will the scale go up even though I the fittest I'v ever been? That's why I'm keeping tabs on the scale not because I want to see it lower. Of course my old "lower is better" mentality sneaks in. Yesterday I wore the same pair of jeans I was wearing the weekend I found out I was pregnant. I'm about 5 lbs heaver then I was then. The number is just a number and I won't let it tell me I have to take up food journaling again just because it's showing a hire number. I want to learn to navigate around food without obsessing. Will I succeed? Maybe.. but I have to try. When something isn't working then it's time to try something else. Just a thought as you are having a hard time keeping a journal again. To me that's a sign you are forcing a technique that's not going to work for where you are now. Sorry for the novel. lol I'm not sure where all that came from. Reply


    April 2, 2012

    Thanks Roni... Thank you for the encouragement. I agree with you. Something is definitely not working for me. But I am afraid that if I stop tracking then I will slip right back into my old habits. Heck... I cant even commit to keeping an accurate journal. I start off strong and then by the afternoon it all falls apart. Consistancy is my problem....and commitment! I hope that I didn't imply that there was something wrong with your "number on the scale." You look great, you're super active, you feel great and from my experience... I could just not feel good one day and feel bloated then get on the scale and it be up 5 lbs. I really dont care much about that number (as long as it doesnt have a 2 in front of it :) Anyway... thank you. I cant wait to read your blogs about the tough mudder! (I may even try one.) Reply


    April 4, 2012

    I went through that same pattern and it's why I decided to give myself a break! No implication taken from your email at all. I'm enjoying this conversation. :) Reply


    March 17, 2013

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