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Wednesday Weigh In: There’s Always Something

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I hopped on the scale this morning even though part of me didn’t want to. I thought about Thanksgiving, all my indulgences, and how hard it’s been to get back on the less processed bandwagon.There definitely is a correlation between what I eat and what I want to eat, if that makes sense.

Anyway, I considered waiting to weigh in until next week when I had a few more days to recover from the holiday. Then I remembered. I’m going away this weekend with the husband and a few friends for a glorious KID FREE weekend (I’m smiling just thinking about it) Then there’s The Husband’s office Christmas party. Then it’s Christmas. Then we travel to PA to visit the Grandparents. Then we go out for New Years. I mean really, there’s always something, and it’s not specific only to the holidays.

This is called life.

I can use all those “somethings” as excuses not to achieve my goals, or I can be accountable and do the best I can with what I have, where I am, regardless of what’s going on.

I choose the latter.

Up 1.4 and moving on!

Who’s with me?

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    November 28, 2012

    HW: 237

    CW: 223.7

    GW: 190

    H: 6”

    Age: 35

    Weightloss this week: 0.7

    I am fine with the weightloss. I don’t feel very well today, pretty much as if a flu was sneaking up and I am consequently retaining water like there’s no tomorrow.

    I am also just going with it. My birthday is coming up next week, there’s a buffet christmas thingy on friday for DH’s work, next thursday dinner with work and next friday another Christmas buffet. You are so right, it’s life!! Just going to do my best :)


    November 28, 2012

    HW: 170
    CW: 159.2 (down .8 from last week!)
    H: 5’9″
    A: 30

    So I am having a hard time believing that I didn’t gain over the Holiday. I did move my scale a little and am thinking the floor could be a little different there than it was in the other spot – paranoid? haha! I did do OK over the holiday and made decent choices. I also indulged a bit too much the weekend following T-giving but have been back to less processed this week – yay! Feeling better with better choices. I got new running shoes and tried them out this morning at 5:45 on the treadmill! VICTORY! :)


    November 28, 2012

    I’m with you! Love this especially, “This Is Called Life”!


    November 28, 2012

    cw 150.5
    gw 145
    hw 200
    ag 47.75
    finding it hard to keep myself from giving up and eating the world these days. and then i read Roni. Thank you!


    November 28, 2012

    HW: 170
    CW: 159.2 (down .8 from last week)
    GW: 145
    H: 5’9″
    A: 30

    I commented but it’s not showing – hmm. Anyway – glad to be down a bit after the holiday but not quite trusting the scale. Though, I have been back to less processed the last couple of days (and the treadmill) and feeling much better. All the excess is fun but I feel bloated and bogged down when I’m eating that way!


    November 28, 2012

    Can I join?
    HW: 236
    CW: 234.2
    GW: 149
    H: 5’6″
    Age: 42
    Weightloss this week: -1.8
    In 2010 I lost 35 lbs, and then in 2011/2012 due to my husband losing his job, and moving (and selling), and work stress, life with 2 kids, and all that crap, I gained it all back plus 20. Finally I decided to get back into it. Picked a WW meeting very early on Saturday mornings so nothing should interrupt it.
    I don’t have a lot of expectations during the holidays, but tracking should help me curb some (but not all) of all the holidays going on. LIke you said, it is life. I don’t want to have zero extra goodies during the holidays – that isn’t what life is all about! But being accountable on many levels will help me think before completely overdoing it every, single day.
    Also, the end of last year (while I was in my huge upswing in weight) I completed C25K and ran in 3 5Ks, but the day we decided to start getting our old house ready to put on the market (it was Superbowl Sunday) was the last day I ran, so I can’t wait to get back into that.


    November 28, 2012

    HW: 163.4
    CW: 146.6 (down 1 from last week)
    GW: 130
    H: 5’0″
    A: 42

    I am down 4 lbs now since Roni started the Weigh In Wednesday challenges. I struggled with it for the first month and a half or so but am feeling like I am on track.

    I am grateful to have posted the loss this week; it could have easily gone the other way. I was very aware of my food choices this week; when I made a bad choice, I knew exactly what I was doing. But overall I had more good choices than bad choices, as was reflected on the scale.

    Plus I am really pleased with my running lately. I am really at the tail end of my 10K training and will work on having that be a more comfortable distance. Unfortunately we’re phasing out of running season so there just aren’t a lot of races available to have as a goal. But I plan on keeping up with it just the same, even if I have to use the treadmill (like I did yesterday).


    November 28, 2012

    HW: 198.5

    CW: 174

    GW: 145

    H: 5’5″

    A: 43

    Up again but not surprised.


    November 28, 2012

    I actually didn’t do horrible over the holidays. That might be the first time ever. I mean yes I did eat too much, but not terrible. I am actually proud of how I handled it this year.


    November 28, 2012

    HW: 240.0

    CW: 166.5

    GW: 140

    H: 5’7

    A: 35

    Up 26 pounds from a two years ago. Have been in this battle everyday for 10 years-some days I win-some days I lose. Have been losing more often lately. Decided to try the Wednesday weigh in with you. Perhaps transparency will help keep me accountable-thanks for yours!


    November 28, 2012

    HW: around 450
    GW: 199
    CW; 252.2 (-1.2)
    H: 5’2
    A: 60
    Ok I did fine last week with food and moving (did a lot of extra walking because the weather was great here). BUT I had a bad Mon. & Tues. Went to Wendys Mon. and Tues. and had $1 french fries. I had to go back to school for in-service yesterday and stopped to get drinks for a couple of the teachers and had a $1 ice cream at Sonic–ugh! I know after days off from school I have to be very careful because my bad leg will fill with fluid–I usually shoot up several extra pds so this might not be a good weigh-in coming up on Sat. at WW. If I don’t eat any processed foods for the rest of the week–I might make it–time will tell.


    November 28, 2012

    HW: 219
    GW: 155
    CW: 214.8 (same as last week)
    H: 5’6″
    Age: 43
    I am OK with the same weight considering the holiday weekend. I have been focusing well the last few days.


    November 28, 2012

    HW: 174.8
    CW: 151.4 (down 1.4)
    GW: 145
    H: 5′ 8”
    Age: 37

    I missed the weigh in last week, so this loss is over two weeks, not one. I recently made the decision that to meet my weight and fitness goals, I needed to add jogging to my walking routine, which has been in place since September (goal of 150 minutes/week.) I read “Run Your Butt Off” and started 1 minute jogging intervals with 4 minutes of walking. And turns out, I LIKED it! Feel great! I enjoyed every moment of Thanksgiving and ate what I wanted, just less of it. Even bread and apple crisp!! (oh, and wine, too!)

    I am *so close* to being below 150, I want it!! And coupled with being able to jog, even if it’s in small increments, I am psyched this holiday season :) Very small changes over time…I haven’t felt this good in years, and I am letting myself enjoy that.

    Have a great week everyone and an awesome weekend to Roni & hubby!


    November 28, 2012

    HW: 215.5
    CW: 160.4 (+.4)
    GW: 155
    H: 5’7″
    Age: 40

    Up .4 from my weigh in two weeks ago. I opted not to weigh in last week, but commented here and stayed accountable. I knew I had a gain from enjoying life, was okay with it, took responsibility – but didn’t want the scale to discourage me. I had the feeling that seeing the gain might lead me off track so opted not to weigh. Feeling back on track, and am right with you Roni that this is life. Some weeks will be up, some will be down – and that there will always be something. I am a firm believer in moderation, enjoying life and making healthy choices. Hope everyone has a good week!


    November 28, 2012

    HW: 242
    GW: short-term: under 145 long-term: don’t gain any back
    CW: 147.5 (+2)
    H: 5’6″
    A: 60

    Regained 2 of the 2.5 I lost last week, lol. It’s just holiday bouncing around stuff. I’ve got two weeks of normal life before the Great Holiday Travel season begins. I intend to stay on track until then so that I start from a good place, feel good about myself during it and don’t meander too far from it. As you say, this is Life.


    November 28, 2012

    HW: 148

    CW; 124.6 (-0.8)

    GW: 120-125

    HT: 5’2″

    Age: 34

    Roni, I didn’t weigh in last week due to the lack of a scale and internet access-is that an acceptable excuse, or just an excuse? :) I was out of town for a week and ate out quite a bit, but managed to lose almost a pound over the last 2 weeks. I am now within the top end of my maintenance range, which I haven’t seen in 18 months! So far in your weekly challenge I am down 5 pounds from my start weight, and nearly 9 pounds from my highest recorded during the challenge. It hasn’t been all smooth sailing–last night I had a PMS related sugar and salt snack-fest. Though I shouldn’t blame it on PMS since I voluntarily opened the snacks and shoved them in my pie hole. :) Thank you for the weekly encouragement and call for accountability–it has been so helpful to me!!


    November 28, 2012

    HW: 180+
    CW: 152
    GW: 150
    H: 5’6″
    Age: 52
    I’m surprised I’m not up today. I’ve so enjoyed pulling out the leftovers and having a big plate of healthy food to eat as quick as it takes to nuke it. I’ve been eating a bigger dinner this week, like too big, but then NO snacking for the rest of the night. So maybe it’s a wash. But maybe I’m living on borrowed time. I really don’t want to get used to that really full feeling that used to be the norm, and the only thing that would trigger me to stop eating. Leftovers are almost gone, so hopefully I can get back down to business before the next holiday challenge comes along.


    November 28, 2012

    CW: 135.2 (+2.3)
    GW: 129.9
    H: 5’3
    37yrs old
    I am not suprised at all with this number *sigh*. I also tried to come up with every excuse in the book not to weigh in today. I did commit with some friends to run at least a mile a day everyday through Jan.1 so that got my butt out of bed this morning. I will TRY to move on with you!


    November 28, 2012

    HW 162
    CW 149.4
    GW 140
    H 5’3″

    Down 2.0.


    November 28, 2012

    CW:165 (down 1)
    Happy Weight:145
    Age 35
    Well after last weeks very emotional events and eating anything I felt like I got back on track with the food. This week was no walk in the park, my husband has been away all week and left me with two very sick little ones under 4 which means I am a walking zombie from being up around the clock. But the positive note is before I would have leaned on sugar big time to get me through. I would be eating sweets to get the sugar boost to keep me going. This time I just kept my eating clean and drank lots of tea :) I agree Roni, life happens and you have to just push through it. I want to fit one of my old dresses for a xmas party so it is something to work towards and helps my clean eating. Thanks for still weighing in this week, it motivates me to stay accountable.


    November 28, 2012

    GW: 120
    CW: 131 (no change)
    H: 4″10
    A: 24

    No change since last week which is a gift from somebody somewhere as I have overindulged this past week. It has been excused in my mind as comfort eating following a death but what ive come to realise is that overeating just makes the sad times sadder and the happy times less happy. I think I have made some progress, though, in terms of separating myself from my eating and hope this will translate into progress for next week’s weigh-in.

    Sara Coats

    November 28, 2012

    GW: 190
    CW: 217 (up 1)
    H: 6′
    A: 32
    Not too bad for Thanksgiving. I finished up the left over ham for dinner last night and I should have washed it down with way more water. I couldn’t even get my ring off this morning. I’m hoping I can drop that pound and then some by next week.


    November 28, 2012

    I am at 131.4 this morning. I stayed the same. I am 1.4 pound of my goal. It is going well.
    Have a good day.

    Katherine Scott

    November 28, 2012

    GW 145
    CW 156.8
    H 5’7″
    A 25
    This is my first time posting but I’m down .2 from my last weighed time (about 2 weeks ago) of 157.


    November 28, 2012

    HW: 229
    GW: 137 (I can never remember what I wrote the last week. Goal keeps changing based on my mood!)
    CW: 153 (down 3.5!!)
    H: 5’1″
    A: 31

    Down 3.5 this week, mostly due to some superficial weight I gained while my sister was here. I was really good about tracking this week. I was doing so good yesterday, even got some exercise in, but then I NEEDED two bowls of cereal. Arrrrgh! I should stop buying cereal!!!!!


    November 28, 2012

    LW: 135.0
    CW: 135.8
    Change: +0.8
    GW: 125

    Up and not surprised. The bright side is that I would be up even more if I wasn’t trying at all. You’re so right Roni – life is just full of bumps, so we’ve got to learn to manage them.

    Florida Kim

    November 28, 2012

    HW: 170
    CW: 159.8 (+4.4)
    GW: 150
    H: 5′ 7″
    A: 48
    I knew there was going to be a gain, and I too considered not posting, but what the heck, IT IS WHAT IT IS! Along with Thanksgiving it was also my birthday, so it was 4 long days of eating and drinking!
    Moving on…


    November 28, 2012

    HW: 245.0
    CW: 195.8 (-2)
    GW: 150
    H: 5’9″
    A: 31

    This is my first time posting on the Wednesday Weigh In. I weigh in on Wednesdays for the weight loss program I’m doing so I figured it would be fun to participate here too. I’m pretty happy with the -2 this week but I also kind of “expected” it since I did not overindulge for the holiday at all.


    November 28, 2012

    HW 182
    CW 146.5
    GW 140
    H 5’7
    Age: 31 on Friday!

    I am down 2 pounds from 2 weeks ago. I didnt intentionally skip last week, it just kinda happened. I was up about 5 pounds this weekend and then a cold hit me as well as better food choices and it dropped FAST! I am so looking forward to when this cold is gone and I can get back into a good place with working out.

    Jessica S

    November 28, 2012

    HW: 306.6
    CW: 287.4
    GW: 160ish
    H: 5’8″
    A: 27

    I lost 1.4 this week! Between Thanksgiving and having a nasty cold I didn’t think I’d lose much because I didn’t focus on healthy eating this week. Looking forward to being on track this week and seeing next week’s results!


    November 28, 2012

    HW: 230
    CW: 188.4 (+2.2)
    GW: 170
    H: 6′
    A: 31

    first gain since my baby was born in july. bummed, but my eating this week and lack of exercise certainly warranted a gain! back to the drawing board.


    November 28, 2012

    I weighed in this morning, too. I think i gained a few pounds from Thanksgiving, and the only way to move on is to face it head on! Ignoring the number for me means ignoring eating well. Somehow not weighing in makes me go WAY off and eat like crazy. Thanks for the inspiration, Roni.






    November 28, 2012

    I’m exactly the same as last week: 162.4 (height: 5’9″, goal weight: 145). With Thanksgiving & the weekend’s indulgences, I’ll take it. Hoping next week finds me in the 150’s…


    November 28, 2012

    HW: 205
    CW: 174.4 (Up 0.6)
    GW: 152
    Age: 23

    The holiday was not the greatest for my weight loss goals but I did start training for a half marathon on Monday so I am still calling it a win. :)


    November 28, 2012

    GW 130
    CW 139
    HW 165

    Trying to get back on track…again…yikes…



    November 28, 2012

    GW 165
    CW 187
    HW 196
    HT 5. 8″

    I am so stuck within 1-2 pounds, but so determined to make this scale budge a bit in the right direction. Yes, I will enjoy the holidays and a glass of wine here and there, but I can also increase my activity and feel good about staying a bit in control over the holidays. Ok, there is my positive self talk, and lets hope some of it sticks :)


    November 28, 2012

    HW: 269
    CW: 218.8
    GW: 160
    H: 5’10”
    AGE: 32

    up .6 and that’s okay. Back to tracking & focusing on a healthy week!


    November 28, 2012

    CW: 133.5
    H: 5’5″

    Still working on those last couple pounds. I have been weighing in, just not posting it! Thanks for sharing this with us :)


    November 28, 2012

    Roni- great job getting on the scale! As always, you are an inspiration. Thank you! And you make a great point- there just won’t be an easy week in the next month and,yes, that’s life. An instructor at the gym this week said the average weight gain from Thanksgiving to Christmas is 7-9 pounds! I can’t afford that!

    Starting weight: 196.5
    CW: 194- down 1.5 this week!
    GW: 160

    Very happy with a loss since it was a birthday and thanksgiving week! Went back to the gym for the first time in three months. Made it three times this week… I’m sore but feel great!


    November 28, 2012

    You encourage all of us to be accountable. This next month is going to be a challenge but we all can get through it. I refuse to fall in the category of those who gain a great deal of weight between Thanksgiving and Christmas! Like Denise I cannot afford the gain. I am down 1.2 lbs. Overall I have lost 31.2 since July 23, 2012. I am excited and passed my Nov. goal of 208. Now on to the next mini goal. Thanks for all that you do for us.

    HW: 238.8
    CW: 207.6
    GW: 158
    H: 5’7″
    AGE: 50


    November 29, 2012

    cw 137.6 (-1.4)
    gw 130?
    hw 200+ when pg
    height 5’6
    age 43

    last week should have been my first logging of my weight on this wonderful site. i forgot to log my weight last week, but it was 139 (i think it was a subconscious thing because i was up from the week before) so i’m back down…YAY!!!
    i am completing my last week of my 3rd game on! diet plan and have decided to try and see if i can use what i’ve learned the last 3 months to live my life without the game. i feel really good about it because for the past 3 months i have started exercising 6x week, started drinking 3+ liters of water a day, increased my veggie intake and really curbed my snacking (because you get snacking penalties on the plan folks!!) with the plan you still can indulge and not feel deprived and i’m hoping that i don’t throw caution to the wind and bad habits creep back in…i’ve lost almost 17! lbs in 3 months and i feel really healthy, with a lot more energy, and a desire to eat good. i’ll know more how well it works by next weeks weigh in because the game ends monday!!!


    November 29, 2012

    HW: 236
    CW: 157.6
    GW: 155
    H: 5’10”
    AGE: 33I’ve been out for a month or so but I decided to get going again and try and hit my original goal by Christmas, which will be 1 year since I was 210 and started losing the majority of the poundage. I think I can manage 2.5 pounds by then, so wish me luck :)

      Karen P

      November 29, 2012

      good luck! I think you can make your goal. So exciting. Cheering for you.

    Karen P

    November 29, 2012

    HW 187.5
    CW 115.4
    GW 115.4
    5’1″, mid 40’s
    at goal weight 9.75 months

    So smart to be accountable and to weigh in . Impressed with all of us that are staying accountable this holiday season. We are stronger together.


      December 5, 2012

      At your goal weight, how exciting! Congrats on all of that hard work :)


    November 29, 2012

    HW: 200s
    CW: 175
    GW: 165
    5’9, 33
    No weight loss this week but I’m cool with that. :)


    November 29, 2012

    HW: 200 with twins
    GW: 140
    CW: 153
    H: 5’7″
    A: 34
    Another gain, but I’m on the the right track and KNOW that I can do this!


    November 29, 2012

    Holidays are hard, we just need to have more good days than bad in maintenance :)


    November 29, 2012

    Meant to get on the scale this a.m. to weigh in and forgot. I’ve been avoiding it cuz I gained 2 when I weighed myself the day after Thanksgiving and I thought I kept myself in check. But love the theme of this post. I’ve got several things coming up too, and need to keep myself in check while still enjoying this time of year.


    November 29, 2012

    HW: 260
    CW: 255.0
    GW: 150
    H: 5’7″

    I have been hiding for a while now but I’m feeling good and am making better food choices everyday. It’s really hard, especially in the beginning but I’m down 1.8 and feeling good! Thank you Roni for your continued inspiration. Here’s to the journey.


    November 29, 2012

    HW: 184.6
    CW: 165.8
    GW: 145
    H: 5’7″
    Age: 26

    Down 1.8 from last week! Whew…guess that is what stress will do to ya….this week has NOT been fun!!!!!!!!! Hoping for a little break soon…NYC in two weeks! Have always wanted to see the Rockefeller tree and ice skate!

    Jeri Lyn

    November 29, 2012

    HW: 200
    CW: 137.2 (down from last post on 11/14 1.4 lbs, YIPPPEEE)
    GW: 125 – 135
    H: 5’4″
    Age: 40

    Ok, I did not post last week, but not because of the holiday, but I do my posts from work & have been having problems being able to post. Will do my best to remember to post from home if I have issues @ work.
    So anyways, very happy with the 1.4 loss over the past 2 weeks, even with the holiday!! Though I actually shouldn’t find it that hard as we didn’t have much of a Thanksgiving this year. :(
    I do find it easy to resist treats @ work & we have a very small family & friend pool so a lot of gatherings aren’t really my issue, my issue is usually feeling sorry for myself because of the family/friend thing or rewarding myself because I didn’t have any of the “treats” everyone else had @ work.
    I have been in quite a “funk” lately, though i’m not really sure why. I got the house clean & decorated early for Christmas, I’ve had a weight loss, my exercise has been good & still FUNK!! :(
    I will try & get past & hopefully have another loss & more positive outlook next week.
    As always, THANK RONI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Jeri Lyn

    Sheri J

    November 29, 2012

    HW 305
    CW 262.2 (-2.4)
    GW 150
    HT 5’3″
    Age 56

    I lost weight over Thanksgiving! That is a FIRST for me my friends! Until this week I didn’t think I would be able to achieve the goal that I set for myself after my dr’s visit in January but I think by the end of the year I will be looking at a 50 pound loss! Thank you so much for being here for all of us Roni. Your persistence and perseverance are such a motivator!


      November 30, 2012

      Sheri congrats to you–I know you will make it to your goal!!


    November 29, 2012

    “There definitely is a correlation between what I eat and what I want to eat”. What powerful words and oh so true. Thanks for all of your motivating tips and stories. These words will help to motivate me to continue to make the best choices possible.


    November 29, 2012

    Well, here is Australia we didn’t have Thanksgiving but like you say, there is always something! I had a couple of blowouts but I’m not going to beat myself up about it. Here’s the weekly weigh:

    HW: 194
    CW: 189 (no loss or gain)
    Age: 25

    Now that being said, I am still cheering about this week! I rode further than I’ve ever ridden, I did over 60 miles of cycling and walking and I beat my fastest time to ride to work. I’ve put on about an inch in my measurements but they’re all in my biceps and calf muscles so yeah, I’m taking this week as a win :)


    November 29, 2012

    HW: 162
    CW: 136
    GW: 130
    Age 59
    My weight stayed the same. It is getting hard with all the parties going on and temptations this time of year! I am trying to take one day at a time and not focus on it.

    Veronica H.

    November 30, 2012

    HW: 174
    CW: 168.5
    GW: 130
    HT: 5’3″
    Age: 47
    I’m with ya Roni. I usually complain about all the reasons why I can’t seem to lose weight (food in the office, teenagers at home with junk food, blah blah blah), but like you said this is life and I gotta be accountable or the cycle will continue. I had gained a total of 4 pounds (170.5) and have now lost 2 of that. I won’t bore you with the details, but I’m taking the blame and moving forward.


    November 30, 2012

    HW: 190s pregnant
    CW: 163.4 (no gain or loss from last week)
    GW: 140-145
    H: 5’7″
    Age 28
    I’m really late to this party, but did weigh in on Wednesday! No one will probably read this, but I’ll post just to keep accountable to myself :).
    I did over indulge a bit on Thanksgiving and while family was in town. I was really hoping for a loss, but when I woke up Wed morning and my rings wouldn’t budge on my hand, I knew I was retaining way too much water to see a loss…was then just hoping for no gain. I weighed exactly the same….so hopefully I can get rid of this fluid and see a bigger loss next week. I did drink 2-3L of water a day and made it to the gym only twice, but had good, long workouts both times. I’m going to keep uo the water, track every bite (and have a few less bites than last week!), and make it to the gym three times.


      December 1, 2012

      I read it! I read them all. I promise. Even though it’s hard for me to reply every week!


    November 30, 2012

    CW: 151 (-1.4)
    Last week: 152.4
    GW: 137
H: 5′ 2”
Age: 39

    I did weigh in on Wednesday but haven’t had a chance to comment. Working hard to get back down to 149 and beyond. It was a good week considering the holiday. I’m making preparations to take December by storm. I am determined to go into January closer to my goal weight than ever.


    December 1, 2012

    I am the same weight as last week( as of Tuesday morning), but I was down 2lbs the day after Thanksgiving. I did very well and then Sunday hit and I have eaten so poorly for the last week. I need to eat what is right for my body and not what I feel like eating. When I eat poorly like I have for days, I am so tired and in a bad mood from all the sugar. I need to treat my body much better, and that starts now.


    December 1, 2012

    hw 161.8

    cw 161.8

    gw 135

    ht 5’5′

    age 46

    First week posting. My challenge is to stop eating the majority of my daily calories after 5:30 pm when I get home from work. Thank you for the motivation and inspiration.