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So I’m sitting here at 6:30 AM and I haven’t gotten on the scale yet. Partially because I didn’t have my phone with me upstairs to snap the photo and partially because I kind of don’t want to see the stupid number.

I’ve been rocking the food choices lately. Breakfasts have been loaded with things like kale eggs, steel cut oats with pumpkin, and sweet potato hash. Lunches have been light. Sure we’ve gone out a few times but after 7 years, I’ve got the restaurant thing totally down. I can manage pretty much any option and feel good about my decisions. Even dinners are in check. Last night I made pork chops, with kale fried rice and roasted asparagus, the night before, homemade pizza on whole wheat with kale and chicken. This weekend I even grilled up boneless breasts and cabbage wedges so I’d have leftovers all week. I’m rocking the homemade suppers.

What I’m not rocking is the nighttime snacking!

I can’t seem to get out of the cycle right now of mindlessly eating after the kids go to bed. Now, mind you, I’ve come a long way with my snack choices and even mindset surrounding them. In the past I’d use one bad snack night as permission to not make any healthy choices the next day. That’s no longer the case and a big reason I’ve been maintaining as long as have.

I’m also not pounding the Tasty Cakes or Ben and Jerry’s anymore either. My evening snack discretions are usually Triscuits with Laughing Cow or PopChips with Salsa. By far not the same massive calorie intake as say, a sleeve of Girl Scout cookies –which by the way, I’m avoiding like the plague this year!

So even though the scale may not show me a number I like today, I know my overall habits and choices will prevent me from gaining all my weight back. I know that those choices are “worth it” and there’s no going back, giving up, or “restarting.” I won’t be perfect tomorrow, or Monday or in the new year so I might as well weigh in and move on.

Ok here goes, I’m off to the scale….


HW: 225

CW: 152.8 (Up 1)
GW: 145

H: 5′ 8”

Age: 36

Up 1 lb and up a total 2.6 these last 3 weeks

I’m actually surprised it’s only a pound. With massive amount of salt I took in last night and my return to working out (I took BodyPump yesterday) my body should be holding on to some fluids.

Regardless, it’s not today’s weigh in that’s got me thinking, it’s the last 3 week trend of up, up and up. Maintaining is never going to be without it’s up weeks but I want to break this snack cycle I’m in and see that trend go in the other direction.

Ok, enough about my weigh in. How’d your week go? let’s give these new comments a run for our money!

  • Chris B

    HW: 212
    GW: 149
    CW: 147.8
    HT: 5′ 4.5″
    age: 55

    Been doing a lot of exercise while the weather is still nice. Long bike ride (45+ miles) with friends touring covered bridges on Sunday. Yoga/Pilates Monday night and a “boot camp style” work out last night. I need a plan to keep burning the calories once the weather turns cold…

    • RoniNoone

      I’ve been hearing so many people biking.. I think I’m getting an itch!

    • chris

      Biking is a lot easier on the ligaments and joints. Have been fighting achilles tendonitis since 2007 (that’s partly how I gained so much weight) so running is usually more damaging than helpful. Plus more people are willing to get on a bike together than run together. We’ve had some really really fun trips!

      I like your new commenting software, btw!

    • RoniNoone

      Thanks! I’m liking it too! SO much easier to reply!

  • Svanhvit

    HW: 237
    CW: 228.1
    GW: 190
    H: 6”
    Age: 35

    Here I am weighing in again after having been in Norway last week. I am .2 lbs lighter than I was when I weighed in 2 weeks ago. And I am SO happy about that. Crazy, right? But that .2 stands for so much more than a bit of weight lost! It stands for the fact that I went abroad and had a crazy schedule and some seriously yummy food and still stayed on track – I logged my food as best I could and managed to work in some workouts to balance out the extra calories. It stands for the fact that when I came home, I struggled. I was super tired, overwhelmed with getting back into day to day routine and the workload that was waiting. So I had a couple of pretty bad days. Not awful, just not as good as I would have liked. I took those for what they were and rolled with the punches. It was only a couple of days and then I was back in the groove of things. I didn’t let the water weight I always struggle with after a flight get me down. I didn’t let being a bit overwhelmed get me down. Tired didn’t get me down. AND I have become so much stronger. I swam sidestroke for 30 minutes yesterday, practically without a break. I went for a fun hike with my family on Sunday in beautiful surroundings and pretty rough terrain and I did well. No small feats for someone who was struggling with walking round the block just last May! I have a lot to be proud of – and I am. Most importantly, I don’t have to be perfect. Life will sometimes get in the way and that’s ok. This is a long term commitment for me and as long as I keep getting stronger and healthier and I feel the changes going on with both my body and my mind – why should I care too much about the scale? It’s just one of the ways I use to keep accountable to myself. :)

    Roni, this so goes for you, too! The scale just doesn’t tell all!! *big hugs*

    • RoniNoone

      {{HUGS}} you are rocking it!

    • Svanhvit

      Thank you! Finally I can actually say that I am. Took long enough…. I am really happy with that. Like I wrote somewhere last night: I looked into the mirror today after going for a swim even if I was feeling rather ghastly – and a great swim, too! – and asked “who ARE you??” My reflection laughed back and whispered “I am who you’ve always wanted to be and who you’ve always been deep down”
      That was one amazing moment :)

    • Svanhvit

      And big ((HUGS)) back :)

  • Lisa M.

    HW: 170
    CW:129.8 (+2lbs)
    GW: 120
    H: 5′ 2
    Age: 35

    I am right there with you! I tell myself, you have less than 10 lbs to lose, just lose it! I have been trying to lose the same 5 lbs or so for about 2 years. Sometimes I tell myself to just accept this size & be happy but I’m not happy at this weight. I always get down to 126 or 127 and then start with the processed food snacking and I end up at 129 again…today is a new day!

    • RoniNoone

      ugh, I’m right there with you. These last 5 pounds I’m just playing with them. At least the my cycle is a much smaller sway amount. I used to bounce around 50+ pounds, not I gain and loose the same 2-3, much better. :)

  • Petra

    Hw: 206
    Age: 30

    I am up 1 lb this week. I expected as I have binged and overate on three occasions in the past 7 days. Then I tried to make up for it by wanting to starve myself for days and realized that it is ok to gain weight for a week. I need to refocus my attention on healthy, balanced meals and good portion sizes with the occasional treats. I know that this is just a speed bump in the road and I will make progress again soon.

    • RoniNoone

      ohh I know that cycle well. It never works!

  • Katie

    HW: 200+
    CW: 174.6 (-.4)
    GW: 140
    H: 5’4″
    Age: 29

    I’ll take it! I still need to get back into a more normal work out routine after a few weeks of illness and just busy-ness. It’s supposed to be nice and cool this week (I’m in TX, so summer has still been hanging around) so hopefully can get some nice long walks in plus some more intense stuff a few times this week.

    • RoniNoone

      Change of season is always motivating. :)

  • Carol

    HW: 360
    CW: 177 +1
    GW: 150
    H: 5′8”
    58 yrs
    Just cannot seem to stay on track & focus. Been stuck here give or take 3 lbs. for months. Much new stress in my life mostly positive with a major move & new job in next 2 weeks. Life changing events. I will never give up!

    • RoniNoone

      You are maintaining an amazing loss! You’ll get there, cut yourself some slack!

  • Carmen

    I struggle with night time eating as well. I have tried many things to get over that. I can’t say that I’m completely over it b/c it (night time eating) seems to come and go. I can do “good” for a while and then BAM! What is helping me right now is a 10-15 minute walk after supper with my poochies. That ensures I don’t eat too much at supper (b/c I have a short walk planned afterwards) and it also “resets” my thought process. Instead of having an after dinner sweet that leads to more snacking most nights – I’m replacing it with a short walk and it’s working fabulously. Just that brief moment of being outside is enough to make me realize what my priorities (eating-wise) are. Not to mention my dogs now get SO excited when I let them out of the backyard to go on their nightly walk and that in itself makes me happy.
    (I read “50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food” and that’s where I got a lot of the ideas that I use to help with my night eating. As I read the book, I jotted down the page numbers of the suggested behavior that I could relate to in the back of the book as a quick reference guide.)
    Good luck with your night eating struggle – I feel your pain!

    • RoniNoone

      I’ll check that one out! Thanks!

  • Melissa E.

    HW – 173
    CW – 158 (stayed the
    GW – 148
    H – 5’8″

    Age – 43

    Just can’t seem to get motivated! I
    tell myself each morning that this is the day and by 1:00 I am ready
    to throw in the towel. I am going keep on trying. This
    week I am vowing to get my butt moving more and stop the junk food
    and junky snacks entirely.

    • RoniNoone

      Stop the cycle where you think you are going to be perfect TODAY. Just look at the choice that lies before you. It sounds like you are stuck in all or nothing land. I only know because I visited that place many, many times.

  • Maria

    CW: 131.7 (-.1)
    GW: I don’t even know anymore :)
    H: 5’3
    37yrs old
    I am right with you on the snacking, mine is in the car after work on our hour commute home (with 3yr old in toe). I stress eat…that’s my issue and right now the stress is THROUGH THE ROOF. Work, selling a house, buying a house, moving, running my first 1/2 in 11 days. I guess I am just happy I lost something and didn’t gain. I’ll take it.

    • RoniNoone

      Take a deep breath and cut yourself some slack! That’s a lot of life stress happening!

  • Florida Kim

    HW: 170
    CW: 159.4
    GW: 150
    HT: 5′ 8″
    A: 47
    I am sooo stuck! I to have been playing with 5 or so lbs for months. My daughter is getting married in April, so I have 6 1/2 months to get my rear in gear (literally)! If that’s not motivation, I don’t know what is, I just need to DO IT!!! (So much easier said than done)

    • RoniNoone

      I hate to say it but external motivations never worked for me. Take it one day at a time. You’ll get there easier if you don’t put som much pressure on yourself.

  •!/pattyaizaga Patty

    HW: 208.4
    CW: 189.6
    1st short term goal weight: 169.6
    H: 5’1″
    I’m down over a 1 lb since last week. However I am the same weight I was on Monday 10/1 when I got on the scale. I expected to see a tiny bit of a loss in just two days but it is ridiculous. Have to learn to not let the number get to me.

    • RoniNoone

      No crazy expectations. Just keep trucking. :)

  • Elise

    Hi. It is going great. I tried different ways of eating; eating less at night and stop snacking. It is working for me. I was not very good at exercising because I had an operation and the doctor told me to wait 2 weeks. Back to exercising today!

    Weight-in today: 134.3
    Goal: 130.

    Have a good day.


    • RoniNoone

      You’re almost there!

  • Vicki

    HW: 234
CW: 184
    GW: 150
H: 5′ 6”
Age: 46
    I’ve lost 1 pound this week and 13 since you started this challenge and I finally hit the 50 pounds lost mark. I was very happy to see that this morning, that’s like a mini goal of mine on the way to my actual goal.

    • RoniNoone


  • kathy

    HW: 167
    GW: 142
    LW: 161.5
    CW: 160.5 – down 1#
    HT: 5’5″
    Age: 55
    I’m pretty stuck too. It’s not coming off as fast as I’d like! I did try to make better choices this week and was pretty active. My son is getting married in June so I’m IN this. I very much want to reach goal and be a maintainer like you Roni! Thanks for keeping it real. You’re awesome :)

    • RoniNoone

      You’re getting there. Slow and steady will with this race! If you keep up this “slow” pace you’ll almost be at goal by the end of the year!

  • Tracy

    I have to stop snacking too. Last week I was down 2.4 not I am up 2.4. Current weight is 189.4. Leaving for Hawaii Saturday and I am hoping to do some running to counter-act the vacation food.

    • RoniNoone

      Enjoy yourself and have fun!!

  • Amy Primorac

    HW: 163

CW: 151.8 (Down .8)

    GW: 130

H: 5′

Age: 42

    Down .8. I had hoped for more because I thought last week I was retaining fluid based on my FitBloggin’ workouts. But I’ve been doing the same nighttime snacking as you the last few nights. Total stress eating (and drinking). So I guess I should be glad for the loss and move on to hopefully even lower numbers next week.

    • RoniNoone

      Don’t sell the .8 short.. you earned it. Own it!

  • LisaM

    HW: 180+
CW: 150
    GW: 150
H: 5′ 6”
Age: 51
    Woo hoo! I did absolutely nothing different that would warrant a loss this week, but you know I’ll claim it. Full confession is that I had to make 2 potty runs during the night, so it’s probably just a lovely water dump. I’m going to treat this just like a week with a mysterious gain. I’ll try to be careful and mindful and see what happens next week. Roni, this is why “the pendulum” mindset works for me. I do not freak out if I have a bad month, and I don’t get all cocky when I have a good one. The rest of my life is (hopefully) a long time, so as long as I can look back over a decade and see that I’ve held an average, I am supremely happy.

    • RoniNoone

      Good for you!

  • Laura :)

    HW: 183
    CW: 157.5
    GW: 140
    H: 5′ 1″
    Age: 39
    So I am up 1.5…really tired of this! I am up one week down the next. I have been weighing in since you started weigh ins and I am the same weight maybe a 1/2 pound off. Watching what I eat some of time and only working out a couple of days a week…does not cut it! I know this and really need to make some changes. Boot camp class tonight…I will start with that :)

    • RoniNoone

      One day at a time. On the bright side you are maintaining quite a nice loss! Give yourself some credit!

  • Trixie

    HW: 215.5
CW: 162.6 (-.4)
    GW: 155
H: 5′ 7”
Age: 40

    I am totally surprised at the loss – and happy. It shows that even when eating away from home/plan (I was away for work for two days), that I can manage my eating. And I snacked both nights in the hotel, but instead of regular chips I chose rice crisps and made sure I had healthy snacks on hand. It is about a changed lifestyle and making it work in all situations as best as I can. My two go to ‘snacks’ in the evening now are a small bowl of frozen raspberries or a low sodium club soda with frozen blueberries or raspberries. I try those first and see if that quenches the snacky feeling. Have a great week everyone!

    • RoniNoone

      I just bought frozen raspberries.. great idea!

  • Grammpaula

    HW: 186.6
CW: 134.4
    WW GW: 145
H: 5′ 4”
Age: 60

    Up .6 this week.

  • Corrie

    HW: 174.8

    CW: 158 (up .8 lb)

    GW: 145

    H: 5′ 8”

    Age: 37

    This is my first recorded increase, but I’m trying not to worry about it. I started exercise, and *logically*, in my head, I understand that is beneficial to me in the long run, but it *feels* like the slow down has coincided with the working out. (Note – walking 1.5-2.5 miles with HRM, 3-4x week.) I did consult the Google experts (ha!) and know this is something that can happen once you begin working out. I will admit to overages in the food diary, but no more so than before. Keeping an eye on it and moving forward. I’ve almost lost 17 lbs and knew in my heart, there would come a point where the exercise-less weight loss might slow down or end and I have to work for the last 10 lbs.
    But, a NSV for the week was celebrating 150 days diet soda free! (I drank A LOT, it was a necessary step in wellness for me.)
    Have a great week everyone!

    • RoniNoone

      Congrats on the no soda! And I also notice less scale movement when working out but don’t let it derail you. SO much better for you int he long run!

  • Jenny

    HW: 224
    CW: 137.8 (same as last week)
    GW: 130
    HT: 5’3″
    Age: 34
    Good news is I didn’t gain any, bad news is I didn’t lose any. Had a MUCH better weekend (eating wise) this week (the two before that were BAD BAD BAD). It’s time for Aunt Flo to make her apperance and I’ve been busy with home improvement projects so my workouts haven’t been consistant, so I’m not too surprised to see my numbers didn’t go down. Back on the ladder, try again next week :) As always, thanks for inspiring and motivating us Roni!!

    • RoniNoone

      You are so welcome! :)

  • Amanda

    HW: 260
    CW: 248.5 (-1)
    TL: 11.5
    GW: 180ish
    Age: 35

  • Debbie

    HW: 230 (pregnant)
CW: 193.0 (-1.4)
    GW: 170
H: 6′
Age: 31

    I want to stop eating so many processed snacks (aren’t bad ones — no tasty cakes or ben & jerry’s :). Too many in the house and just too easy to grab while juggling my two year old and two month old!

    • RoniNoone

      I know, I have tons of popchips hanging around and I think that’s part of my problem.

  • Jessica

    HW: 195 (pregnant)
    CW: 174.6 (down 3.2 lbs)
    GW: 130
    H: 5′ 1″
    Age: 36
    Yay….I’m excited! I did good for the most part but did indulge a little tailgating:)! But I did great tracking and exercising. I do find myself the last couple of days thinking about wanting to snack (mainly out of habit/bordem) so that’s my thing to tackle this week:).

    • RoniNoone

      I’m totally with you!

  • Stephanie

    HW: 181.6
    CW: 175 (up .6)
    GW: 145
    up a little but still feel great about my choices I’ve been making. No regrets and will keep plugging away.

    • RoniNoone

      Good for you!

  • Chantal

    HW: ???
    CW: 142.2 (+ 1)
    GW: 135
    H: 5’5
    Age: 42
    This 1 pound gain has nothing to do with the Cornbread cake that I made this week-end and that I LOVED and therefore ate too much!!!! :-)
    I’ve been training a lot lately, spinning, running, bootcamp and weight lifting so I’m gaining muscles and I have to say that I still have to loose a few pounds but beginning to love how my body feels :-)

    • RoniNoone

      Me too.. Been training a lot and I can feel muscles! :)

  • nancy

    HW: around 450
    CW: 273, 271, 268, 265, 264.8, 261.4, 261.2, and this week 261
    GW: would like to be under 199
    H: 5’2
    A: 60
    I have kept the lymphedema at bay for all these weeks. This is really good for me because I swing 10- 25 pds of fluid each work week. I just hope I can keep the scale going down or stay the same.

    • RoniNoone

      You’re doing great!!

  • Donna

    Roni- the best way to get rid of the night time snacking is- Don’t eat if you’re really not hungry! This has been working wonders for me lately. Act as if you had to ration your food – you wouldn’t be snacking on stuff just because it was there! btw i din not weigh myself this morning…

    • RoniNoone

      I know. I know! ugh… I’m breaking the cycle tonight!

  • NatMcc

    HW: 184.6
    CW: 167.4 (up 2.2)
    GW: 145
    H: 5’7″

    I didn’t get to weigh last week because I was in Europe! I enjoyed my time and surprised I was up only 2.2 but we did a TON of walking and stair climbing.

    I do have great news though!!! I wanted to hit 165 before I left for Europe and low and behold that morning I woke up and weighed 165.2!!! I cried, I literally cried. I was so happy and proud of myself!!! I was able to enjoy my vacation and now I am back at eating right and exercising. It’s a great feeling!

    • RoniNoone

      Good for you! and that vacation weight will come right back off, it’s usually water weight!

  • Bethany

    HW: 218.5 (pregnancy)
    Start: 167.3
    Last Week: 165.8
    CW: 163.2 (-2.6)
    GW: 150
    H: 5’7″
    Age: 31

    I committed to exercise this week….I ran 4 times last week….walked several….and have done a workout video for 2 days now. I’ve also stuck to my calorie goal in my fitness pal! My biggest challenge is that my TOM is about to start,…I always feel starved…so we’ll see how it goes!

    • RoniNoone

      You’re totally rockin’ it!

  • Katie Gillespie

    +HW: 240
    CW: 186
    GW: 160
    HT: 5’7″
    Age: 30Woohoo down 2.8 this week. Even better then that I fit into pants this weekend that I wasn’t able to when the weekly weigh ins starts!! Best NSV!

    • RoniNoone

      YAY! Go Katie!!

  • Leslie

    HW: 186 (pregnancy)

    CW: 130.6
    GW: under 130

    H: 5′ 4”
    Down 1.8. Not really sure how. I haven’t been eating the best but I guess making good choices overall. I want to reach my goal weight by the time my baby turns 1 (two weeks away!). I think, no, I know I can do it! The hard part is after…maintaining!

    • RoniNoone

      I agree. all new ball game! But you can do it!

  • Sarah

    HW: 222.6
    CW: 213.6 (down 1 lbs since last week)
    GW: 145
    H: 5’7″
    It took me a while to get out of the 214s for some reason. My weight loss is progressing exteremly slowly which is really annoying. I wish I was losing fast. My goal is to not give up though because I am losing and slow and steady wins the race right?

    • RoniNoone

      Totally wins! And really, what’s the alternative? If you lose a pound a week until the end of the year that’s 13 lbs and you’ll be entering a new “Decade” as they say. What a great gift you can give yourself. Keep trucking, I’d rather lose slow then gain fast.

  • Tammy

    HW: 183
    CR: 173.8
    GW: 153
    H: 5’5″
    Well, I’m up 2.2 from last week, which I expected because I’ve been a bottomless pit lately and like you Roni, I need to get out of this cycle and quick! On a positive side, I jogged 4 miles last night without stopping, which is the furthest I’ve gone! I’ve been doing 5K’s but never more than that so I’m proud of myself for that this week! The word for this new week will be “focus” so I can see a downward move on the scale next week! Happy weigh day everyone!

    • RoniNoone

      Great job on the running!

  • sue

    down a pound this week but like you Ronnie the night time snacking is the hardest. I also am having “healthy” snacks but still want to cut down how many I have. I know I am in a good place attitude and food wise and being accountable makes it work for me/

    • RoniNoone

      I’m serious thinking of a 1 week no nighttime snack challenge That always kicks my butt into gear again.

  • JILL

    HW: 189

CW: 149.6 (down .8)

    GW: 145

H: 5′ 4”

Age: 28

    I HAVE NOT SEEN 149 SINCE 5TH GRADE!!!!!!!!!

    • Cindy M.

      Woohoo! Great job! I know that feeling – it’s the best! :) Enjoy your cloud 9 – you are doing awesome!

    • RoniNoone

      WOOT! I do love that feeling! :)

  • Melissa

    HW: 240
    CR: 210.8
    GW: 135
    H: 5’4″
    I am up .7 from last week. I am so mad at myself because for some reason I think that anything I eat on the weekend has no calories or fat :-) I work my butt off all week. I follow all of the rules. I eat healthy foods within a healthy calorie and fat range. I do my work outs like a champ. Then the weekend comes. Roni’s trouble time is the night time snacking. Mine is weekend food. At least if I recognize the problem I can make the necessary changes to fix the problem, right? Here is to a new week, a new day, a new start!

    • RoniNoone

      Yup. I feel the same way but lets not get mad at ourself, K? Instead let’s come up with a plan! Deal?

  • Erica

    HW: 171
    GW: 138
    CW: 153.6
    HT: 5′ 6″
    age: 41

    Woot Woot! Winning . I lost 3lbs this week by increasing my protein. So I ate more and lost more which is a funky concept and i’m downright amazed that it worked!!

    • RoniNoone

      lol Good food does wonderful things! :)

  • marissa wade

    HW: 215
    GW: 141
    CW: 203.5
    HT: 5’3″
    Age: 38

    I almost didn’t step on the scale this morning. The only reason I did was because I’m tired of feeling sorry for myself. I’ve been throwing a pity party for one these past few weeks. I realized this morning that the only way it was going to stop was to step on that scale. It brought tears to my eyes to see the number and know that I’ve gained almost 20 pounds since this time last year. But my real aha! moment came when I thought about the fact that I beat myself up about that number last year too. I let the scale define me and let the evil voice in my head tell me it was true.

    So I am posting here today to stop this vicious cycle and create some accountability. I want to thank you Roni for calling us out when you see the numbers dropping from the Wednesday Weigh in comments. Granted I didn’t jump in line right away, but you are that positive voice in my head. You are my cyber friend helping to to kick my butt and reminding me that I can do this. Thank you.
    This week I am going to focus on forgiveness and kindness. It sounds sappy, but man it’s the truth. That mean girl in my head packs a wallop. I know how to lose weight. I’ve done it before. But I never mastered the forgiveness and kindness part. One “bad” moment turned into a mental beat down and led to an all or nothing attitude. I look forward to next Wednesday’s Weigh in and I will consider it a “win” just stepping on the scale again. Baby steps.
    Congrats to everyone posting today. I love reading them whether they are losses or gains. They are always inspiring and remind me that I am not alone. Have a great week everyone!

    • RoniNoone

      Marissa, you brought a tear to my eye. Many of us have been there. I really don’t think you can reach your goals UNTIL you tackle that inner mean girl. Your progress must stem from self-love not hate. I’m so glad you are joining us!

  • TMT

    hw : 206
    cw : 171.1 (-1.2ish)
    gw: 150
    h : 5.4

    I almost didnt want to weigh in this morning, because I am making excellent choices, and feel great. Even with having a visitor :() this month! But I hate to be left out of the party so Im here weighing in!
    I even am trying to do the october unprocessed challenge!!

    • RoniNoone

      Oh no! I forgot about the challenge!!!

  • Lisa Eirene

    Even though I only weigh in once a month to check in on my maintenance, I still dread it. I am most definitely scared of the scale. But once a month is all I can do without getting obsessive about the number!

    • RoniNoone

      Good for you for knowing yourself and still staying accountable in a way that works for you. That’s really all that matters.

  • Stephanie

    HW: 182
    CW: 149
    GW: 140

    I think I am up 0.5lbs this week, but I will totally take that! I have broken the plateau I was at of 150 for over 6 months and I feel like I can continue to stay here and loose more to get to my goal weight. This has been 18 months of a lifestyle change for me. I love getting your daily updates, you are very inspiring! I started jogging after reading your blog for about 6 months and completed my first Warrior Dash after I saw you training for Tough Mudder. I also eat spinach in almost anything, thanks to your great GLB recipes. Needless to say, you have touched my life in many ways, so THANK YOU!

    • RoniNoone

      You are so welcome!! I’m glad to help and happy you share my spinach obsession. Now.. on to the kale! ;)

  • Jen

    Up 2 lbs
    Ugh. But it sure was tasty!

  • Cindy M.

    New to the discussion this week! This is a great time for a mid-week check-in for me since my normal weigh-in day is on Saturday. I’ve been lurking on these Wednesday posts for awhile – time to join the fun!

    HW: 233
    CW: 203.2 (-1.1 lbs)
    GW: 140

    Happy about: Making better choices & committing to two workouts per week
    Opportunity for improvement: Preparing for faster food prep at home

  • Alyse

    HW: 225

CW: 178

    GW: 150

H: 5′ 8”

Age: 27

    Down 1.8 from last week! Missed last week but I was up 1.4.

    Lovin’ life and candy corn pumpkins!

    • Emily

      Candy corn pumpkins are the best. I could (but won’t) eat a whole bag in a day. Haven’t brought them in the house this season b/c I cannot trust myself around them

  • bbentlea

    how come every one is such a stickler on numbers?? Some are concerned about a >1 pound difference….is it really worth the anxiety? so many things can affect numbers like that–water weight, hormones, etc. Why not just measure progress on the way your clothes fit, on how you feel about yourself…isn’t that what’s important? To be honest, all this HW/CW/GW reminds me of the pro-ana/mia sites. I haven’t weighed myself in probably 3 years because I don’t need a number to define how I feel about myself. Just saying. /rant

    • RoniNoone

      Good for you Jen. For some the numbers hold us accountable. I also walked away for some time but at the moment I feel the need for a bit of extra accountability. For some seeing the number, and the fluctuations, is what teaches them that they don’t need to be dependent on it. I went though a year where I weighed daily. I don’t think it’s for everyone but that year is when I learned how my body reacted to things like salt and exercise and hormones. That year showed me the number is just a tool to measure, like clothing size, or BMI or fat %.

      I’m glad you don’t need a scale to maintain but just because others do doesn’t make them wrong. For some throwing out the scale works for others it’s a way not to face their issues. For some weighing in causes anxiety for others it gives them information to keep going.

    • RoniNoone

      Oh! and I just need to add all this HW/CW/GW stuff if to give information to others so we can relate and support each other. Again, if it’s not for you then don’t participate.

  • Carla Chapman

    HW: 199.5

CW: 154.8

    GW: 136?

H: 5′ 8”

Age: 34

    I cut alcohol and lowered my carbs and few days ago and feel fantastic. Going back to the gym tonight with the little one. She loves the daycare and begs to go. How’s that for motivation?

  • Teresa Langley

    CW 148
    GW 145
    up 1.2 but totally fine with that.

  • Jess Nichols

    HW: 200+
    CW: 160.8 (-2.6)
    GW: 140?
    H: 5′

    I was so glad to see the number falling. I had a much better week. I worked out very consistently and my food intake was much more appropriate. Not perfect, but better. My goal for this week is to log my food more consistently!

    • RoniNoone

      “Better” is the best goal. :)

    • Emily

      Consistency is where it is at! Great job

  • Veronica H.

    HW: 174
    CW: 167
    GW: 130
    HT: 5’3″
    Age: 46

    I’m -2 this week and that’s good, but I’m tired of playing keep away with these same 2 pounds for the past 6 weeks. Thanks to Roni and Bridget for their encouraging words to me last week!

    • RoniNoone

      You’re so welcome. That’s why we’re here. :)

  • Niki

    HW: 169CW: 155.2GW: 145H: 5′ 8”Age: 30Up a few pounds after my trip to Italy, but I’m back to committing myself to working out and eating healthy this month. I’m also participating in a Jillian Michael’s challenge, to do one of her workouts everyday in October, so far I’m 3 for 3!!!

  • Anon

    LW: 134.4
    CW: 133.0
    Change: – 1.4
    GW: 125
    I am down 2 weeks in a row, yeah! I have a constrained budget at the moment, but this keeps me focused at the grocery store on just what I ‘need’ which is also helping me eat better. I can justify spending some money on fresh fruit, but
    can’t justify junk. I am traveling this long weekend, but I will keep remembering how good I feel right now.
    Reading these comments is just like attending a WW meeting, it’s great!

    • RoniNoone

      Yay for fruit on a budget! ;)

  • Lisa Anselmo

    up 2 pounds this week…..was expecting it after the large amount I loss last week; Need to get in some excersize just having a hard time getting motivated.

  • Erin

    HW: 193

CW: 153

    GW: 145

H: 5′ 6″

Age: 37

    I’m happy to be on track! Down 1 lb from last week and happy to see it moving in the right direction. I feel like I’ve found the motivation to finally get to my goal!!!

  • Laura

    HW: 209
    CW: 198 (down 1lb)
    GW: 150
    LW: 138 yes I have failed many times :(
    H: 5′ 7″
    Age: 39

    2nd official Wednesday weigh in and I am down 1 lb after my first week back of recommitting myself. I worked out 3 times last week and twice so far this week. And I have been cooking meals, eating in and bringing lunches to work, and limiting alcohol to one drink during the weeknights if I want it. (I am a wino!)

  • bridget

    HW 301.2
    CW 216.4 (down 2.2)
    GW 150 ish?
    HL 5’6″
    Age 33
    mother of a 21 mo and a 4 yo

    This week has rocked! I ate well, I exercised plenty, and I feel great. I even got my mother to join my gym, so I have 2 afternoon workouts a week planned with her. This thrills me to bits! I am so happy to see her working out, and I can’t wait until she starts seeing and feeling changes. =-)

  • Becca Simons

    HW: 190

    CW: 176.4 ( down almost 4 lbs!!!)

    GW: 150

    H: 5’2″

    Age 29

    I finally busted through and am loosing weight! Woohoo!

  • Jami Smith

    HW: 254.4 (9 months pregnant in the hospital)
    CW: 236.6 (up 4 lbs……)
    GW: 160
H: 5′ 3″
Age: 31

    I can’t believe the amount of junk I stuffed in my face this past week. I know some of that is water weight and I’m bloated, but still, I’m just disappointed in how I behaved when it came to food last week.

    I vow to do better this week, especially since we’ll be traveling a week from tomorrow and be out of town for a week and I know that won’t be the most stellar eating experience.

    I started the day off with steel cut oats that I boiled in a pot and steeped with a white mango tea bag, then threw in a bunch of frozen pineapple chunks, it was delicious!

    I also need to cut back on the coffee intake. I”m making larger cups, which call for larger amounts of cream and sugar, so today I did 8 oz with a 1/2 tsp of sugar and 3 Tbsp of creamer.

    • Mary

      the coffee is killing me here….we can’t keep sugar around it draws too many ants…so i use a TON of creamer…makes it good…but really calorically high! I think i might have to start measuring smaller cups too!


  • Melissa

    HW 230ish
    CW 180.5
    GW 160
    Same as last 2 weeks.

  • Manda

    I’m also a non-weigher because it messes my mind up. I’ve been maintaining an 80 lb weightloss for 3 years now. I now celebrate non-scale victories.
    1st NSV this week: I am now able to run 10 miles. 3 years ago I couldn’t run half of a mile!
    Second NSV:
    I’m also 5’10 and just bought my first size 6…ever!

    • RoniNoone

      That’s awesome Melissa! No need to post numbers unless you want to but we welcome weekly check-ins here. :)

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  • Wendy

    142 today (but yesterday I was 140) but we went to a MLB game last night and I ate salty peanuts as my snack, so I’m guessing it’s because of all the salt. Gotta drink my water today and hopefully be back down to 140 and fighting to get into the 130′s. Feeling good about the 140 cuz I haven’t been there in a long time.

  • Emily

    HW: 180+ (preggo)
    CW: 139 (down 1.4)
    GW: 138 (prepreggo) then 126
    Ht: 5’3″

    So close to my goal I don’t want to mess up at all. I really wanted to hit goal by this Friday (baby will be 8months old then) but we shall see. Either way I am so close!

  • Sondra Brown

    HW 266
    CW 148.6 same as last week
    GW 135
    HT 5’5″
    Age 48
    I’m thankful to not see a gain. I had to come up with a new flavor (for me) cake last week (cinnamon Roll with cinnamon roll filling, Holy Yum!) the only way to know its right is to taste, but I have such a hard time stopping with one little taste.
    I really didn’t want to get on the scale this morning, so I can relate Roni.

  • Flora

    HW: 195
    CW: 190.2 (up 1.6 since last weigh in a few weeks ago)
    GW: 135
    H: 5’2″
    Age: 38

  • Laura

    HW: 250
CW: 205.4 (maintain)
    GW: 150
H: 5′ 8”
Age: 31
    Maintain this week. I made decent food choices but the snacking is getting to me as well. 12 pounds to go until I get to pre-baby weight!

  • Sheri J

    HW: 305

CW: 270.6

    GW: 150

H: 5′3 ”

Age: 56

    I am up .4 from last week but I expected it to be more because I haven’t been doing that great with keeping within my cal range the last couple of days. Oh, and I noticed that I made myself 3 inches taller last week with a typo so I “lost inches” this week!

  • Holly

    HW: 200something with twins
    CW: 157.8
    GW: 150
    H: 5″7″
    Age: 34
    Down 0.8 and I’m trying not to complain, since it IS a loss
    and I am in that “time of the month”. Seriously wanting
    to get some weight off before the holiday season starts!

  • jenniferwei

    HW: 194
    CW: 158
    GW: 145
    HT: 5’4″
    Age: 38
    Up 3 pounds from last week, but I think it is mostly water due to the time of the month. I anticipate a drop next week!

  • Michele

    A little ate posting but I was soooo pleased to see 162.6!!! Lowest I have seen in three years!!
    CW: 162.6
    GW 140
    H: 5’3
    Age: 33

  • Cindy

    HW: 226
    CW: 187.2 (down 1lb)
    GW: 150 (for now)
    H: 5’5″
    Age: 46

    I’m posting here for the 2nd week. I lost the bulk of my initial weight sans scale and have been maintaining/stalled out for about a year now (all my own fault). Since starting back to work from summer vacay I’ve been struggling. A. LOT. At one point I was down to 180 and then……I wasn’t. I’m hoping the Wednesday weigh ins will hold me more accountable WHEN I start seeing losses.

  • Jessica S

    HW: 306.6
    CW: 297.6
    GW: 160ish
    H: 5’8″
    Age: 27

    Up 2.6 this week and I know exactly why – didn’t track and ate whatever I wanted. Changing that this week!

  • Jenni S.

    HW: 178
CW: 153.4 (down .6)
    GW: 141
H: 5′ 3”
Age: 32

    This is my third week of Simply Filling, and I am loving it! For me, it just feels less stressful, which is funny, because in my OCD’ness, I’ve still been tracking points (in a 2nd column in my tracker) to compare the two.

    3 weeks of losses, following a month of slow gains makes me happy!

  • Amilja

    I lost 1,2 pounds this week. I keep loosing and gaining the same pounds. I am in my normal bmi, so I don´t worry about it. I just would like to be 5 pounds lighter but not really stressing about it.

  • pam

    HW: 86.4kgs

    CW: 85.6kgs

    GW: 65kgs

    H: 172cm

    age: 28

    Up 1kg this week. Not surprised at all but very disappointed in
    myself. It going to be a rough week this week, so my goal for the week is not to gain.

  • Dannii @Hungry Healthy Happy

    It will come off again in no time!

  • Kim

    HW: 193.4
    CW: 146.6 (down .8)
    GW: 135
    H: 5’4″
    Age: 47

  • Annette

    HW: 236.8
    GW: 136
    CW: 144
    H: 5’2″
    Age :52

    I maintained this week and am thrilled with that. I went away with my husband for three days and made a plan to stay on plan for snack, breakfast and lunch and have what I really wanted for dinner. I weighed in the day I got home and had gained a 1.5 lbs but was just fine with it and did not feel the need for a “do over”. I just got right back at it and I’m back to my lowest weight. Now I feel empowered to get the last 8 pounds off!!

  • Jessica W

    Le sigh…. I’m a day late to the party and have forgotten my stats (I’m at work), but I was up a pound yesterday. Not too hateful, considering the ROTTEN weekend. Old Timer’s Festival, Sunday’s pilgrimage to the first Jack in the Box to come to Ohio, ( We hit Ikea to walk it off ! lol)

  • Jessica W

    P.S. Well! Lookie there! Disqus saved ALL my prior comments! I have my stats handy!! I’m digging Disqus, thus far!

  • vitosh4

    HW 220 (in 2002)
    CW 192.4 down .2 from last week, at least it is in the downward trend. I am at the monthly bloating time for me so hopefully next week will be better :)
    GW 170 (pre baby weight (2007) and will adjust when hit that 1st goal)
    H 5’7
    Age 34

  • SooZ

    HW: 269

CW: 225.2 (up 1 lb from last recorded weigh in but actually 1 lb from last time I really weighed)

    GW: 160

H: 5′ 10″

Age: 32

    I tried to do this at work yesterday but I couldn’t get the comment section to appear… Oh well. I’m just stuck and trying to focus on tracking. I’d really like to lose 5 more pounds by the end of October (50 pounds in one year). But I’m not obsessing. Started working out again yesterday because it’s important to do something good for my body every day, right? Well done everyone!

  • Andrea

    Wow! so many comments, you are really resonating with people. I don’t do the weekly weigh-in with y’all, but I kept thinking about your post–so I decided to just hop on here and put in my 2 cents worth so I can STOP THINKING ABOUT THIS ;-) Have you considered trying to “embrace” your nighttime snacking self for a week or so? Just plan on having a snack every eve. Make room for it by shaving a little bit here and there off the other meals during the day (put back a quarter of your dinner entree, skip half the bun, only have half a serving of beans, etc) Also, make sure you really make that snack count for something nutritious. Add in some red pepper slices with the popchips. Have an apple with the crackers and laughing cow. Or maybe even the part of your dinner that you set aside from earlier. Sometimes we do have to be tough on ourselves and crack the whip (the kitchen is CLOSED)–but sometimes the battle just isn’t worth it.

  • Lauren

    I weighed in a day early because I’m out of town.
    Hw: 188
    Cw: 166.5 (down 3 finally!)
    Gw: 140
    Age: 32
    Ht: 5’6″
    Marathon training is finally giving me a loss after 3 weeks!,,

  • Lisa

    I weigh in on sat morning at weight watchers so will let everyone know then. Last week a pound down.

  • valerie

    I weighed on Monday and was up a few pounds so I took drastic measures and…. GASP…. Started eating like I should. We’ve cooked at home. And I have dropped 4 pounds. I also exercised twice. I’m tracking my food. I’m drinking water. It’s like the first week of WW.

  • Jeri Lyn

    HW: 200 CW: 141.2 (Down .6) GW: 125-135 
H: 5′ 4” 
Age: 40 Well, I completed my full trail marathon last Saturday, 9/29/12. I completed it, but it was not pretty. I got really sick around mile 13, possibly from the heat & possibly from having major surgery 3 1/2 months prior. If it hadn’t been for some GREAT volunteers who helped me get through the last half, i’m sure I wouldn’t have made it. At first I was so proud that I finished, but now i’m feeing kind of down on myself for not doing better & not being able to finish on my own. :( They kept telling me they weren’t carrying me so I was doing it myself, but I don’t know??? Anyways, thanks for letting me vent Roni. May I also say “YOU ROCK”!! Don’t let those little gains worry you, like you said with restarting body pump & alot of salt the night before, i’m sure the scale will go down next week. Thanks for all you do, we/I need you!!! Jeri Lyn

  • Roxy

    HW 170
    CW 164
    GW 150
    H 5’7″
    Age 34
    I’m down 1.5 from last week. Down a total of 4 since I started keeping track. I am not surprised at the loss. I have really been keeping the healthy eating in check. I haven’t had any kind of processed food or anything other than a homemade meal in about 2 weeks. Eating fresh food really makes a difference.

  • Shan

    CW:166 (up one)
    Happy Weight:145
    Forgot yesterday!!!
    Gained one pound this week. I ate some sugar this week after over a month with nothing, plus have my mother inlaw staying with us and her cooking isn’t as clean as mine, but I am loving having dinner cooked for me so I am not complaining. I have been to the gym a couple times but no running yet. I think I just burnt myself out on the running so I will slowly get back to it. I have been working on my core. Nothing like getting your core back after having two babies. All and all I just have to step up my endurance.

  • katie

    141.00. Up 1 from last week

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  • Carlsbad Karen

    HW 187
    Cw 115.4
    Gw 115.4
    5′ 1″
    8 months at goal weight. So happy. Lots of work to stay at goal, but so worth it. Ditching trigger foods and eating Primal/paleo has been key, as well as daily weighing to reverse trends. Rocking it.

  • rachel

    HW: 142
    H: 5’1″
    age: 36
    Happy that I am health and ready to run my first race ever, a 5K! Next month a 10K, am really really excited about that race. Hope to just do better on my snacking.

  • Suzie

    HW: 212
    CW: 202.6
    Change: down 1 pound
    H: 5’6″, Age: 30
    I almost forgot this week since I read the blog in my RSS Reader but I did weigh in, numbers are better than last week and I’m still plugging along.

  • irina

    Late to the party but I want to record this
    CW 161, GW 130, H 5’7″
    My trend is in the opposite direction (+7 since when we started)
    This is a good thing to be aware of during this Thanksgiving weekend.

  • Katherine

    HW: 165
CW: 134 (Down 0.2)
    GW: 132
H: 5′ 6″
Age: 27
    Down a total of 5 pounds since we started weighing in. I think I may be getting close to maintenance mode – where I’ve been weighing in has been relatively easy to maintain. Still want to see that 132 number again though! :)

  • Ellie

    Thanks Roni for sharing the ups and the downs. It really helps to see that others struggle with late night snacking urges and things even after maintenance. You are so inspiring. I read your blog every week to help keep myself motivated.
    You mentioned that the snackings increased on the last 3 weeks after the kids go to bed. Do you think you’re snacking to keep yourself awake or for to have a little “fun” me time? Just wondering. Sometimes I snack late at night because I just want to eat but sometimes I find it’s for an emotional reason like I worked hard all day and want to stay up late to read and didn’t realize that I’m eating because I’m feeling tired. I was wondering if that was happening for you too.


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