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Jumping in Quick for Wednesday Weigh In!

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Sorry guys! I didn’t forget about you. I just had a busy morning. Normally I weigh in real quick and either get this post up before my workout or after depending on how prepared I am. Sometimes I have lunches made, sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I get up late sometimes I don’t. Sometimes the baby sleeps in sometimes he doesn’t.

My point is: It’s a crapshoot.

To compound the typical morning craziness, this morning I volunteered at Little Guy’s school for their Jump-Rope-a-Thon. It was a blast! Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you look at it, I don’t have a photo because I was too busy jumping!
I was reminded yet again that All the Hard work is Really Worth it! <--that post is almost 5 years old and I still get a tear reading it.

So I may be late but have no fear, I will always post, you may just have to hold on to your weigh-ins for a few hours until I catch up.

Here’s my scale reading from this morning.

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Actually up .6 from my DietBet weigh in but that’s nothing. I’ve been pretty much maintaining this weight for a few weeks now which I’m totally ok with. Between my trip to Italy and working out as much as I have been (lots of crossfit – planning on posting about it soon) I’m actually surprised the scale isn’t up a bit more. Note: I tend to increase slightly is weight when weight training.

So how are you doing? Let everyone know how your week was in the comments. Remember, including a scale reading is your choice!

Oh! and in case you missed it, I failed my first dietBet but I’m at it again! Click here for the details!



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    Jules Joyce

    January 30, 2013

    I don't win the bet but I am dang happy! Down 1.6 this month! Reply

    Katie

    January 30, 2013

    Highest: 200+ Last week: 185.6 This week: 184.4 Woohoo, down 1.2! I like it :) Reply

    Jami

    January 30, 2013

    HW: 254 (9 months pregnant in hospital) LW: 232.6 CW: 233.0 I'm up .4 lbs. I'm pretty sure I'm PMS'ing, but who knows, I'm also an IF biotch, who doesn't really know if this is PMS, that I may in fact be pregnant or I'm just crazy and retaining water, especially since I kicked ass at my workouts and stayed within my points this week. I didn't join the first Diet Bet (saw it too late) but I'm already signed up for the next one. I'm in a different Diet Bet with some girlfriends that ends next Wednesday. I'm almost there and need to get serious, it's a week away and hopefully I'll be one of the winners. Reply

    Annie

    January 30, 2013

    HW 260 (pg) CW 230.6 (exactly the same as 2 weeks ago, last weigh in) GW 190 HT 5'8" went on vacation and spent the last half week losing the half pound i gained, great workout today, did a bar circuit made 3 recipes from GLB and one from a woman who did a post when little bean was born, thanks for the great food ideas too roni Reply

    Corrie

    January 30, 2013

    HW: 174.8 CW: 146.4 lbs (down .8 lbs) GW: 145 H: 5′ 8” Age: 37 My goal may be a little ways off...the Girl Scout cookie order came in! Glad it that is only 1x year :) Reply

    Aimee

    January 30, 2013

    CW: 151.6 (-.4) Last week: 152 GW: 137 lbs Highest weight: 208 lbs 
H: 5' 2” 
Age: 39 I have really increased the amount of strength training I am doing over the last 2 months. I am also seeing a personal trainer once a week. I used to strength train once or twice a week, but now I'm doing it 3 times a week. A number of people boasted how it sped it up their weight loss. I feel like it's possibly hindering mine a bit. I'm pleased with how my body looks and notice specific changes since making this change. I have been really frustrated with the scale, but I keep telling myself to "trust the process." The good news is that I'm basically maintaining. Something has to give at some point. Right? The Jump Rope-a-Thon sounds awesome. Reply

    Dukebdc

    January 30, 2013

    HW: 148 CW: 121.4 (-1.0) GW: 120-125 HT: 5'2" Age: 34 So the scale budged for the first time in a few weeks-woohoo! Seriously, I think my scale only acknowledges gains or losses of close to a pound, because I got the exact same reading several weeks in a row (122.4), and find it hard to believe I didn't fluctuate even a tenth of a pound during that time. I've been slowly sliding into that zone of seeing how much I can get away with while still maintaining within my goal range. Fruits and veggies are down, simple carbs are way up, and I need to get a grip. Regardless of what effect it has on my weight, eating so much junk leaves me tired and grumpy. Reply

    Trixie

    January 30, 2013

    HW: 215.5 CW: 159.2 (-.4 from 2 weeks ago) GW: 155 H: 5'7" Age: 40 Overall I'm happy with it. Didn't weigh in last week. Need to get nighttime snacking under control! Seriously. Much more active this week which just feels good. Reply

    Amy

    January 30, 2013

    Your post last night was incredibly appropriate for me, so thank you for it. I am discouraged about having set a goal for myself and clearly finding myself not on target to meet it at this stage. I needed to hear what you had to say, because I could seriously see myself falling off the rails at this point without that little reminder. Thank you for it. I know that sounds a bit nuts because I did lose this week, but I am still up three and a half pounds from my pre holiday weight, and have lost pretty much the whole month of January playing with three pounds. It's very frustrating. But I will keep pushing forward. There is no other choice! HW: 163.4 CW: 147.2 (-.6 from last week) GW: 130 H: 5'0" Age: 42 My fitness/weight loss blog is at mostlyforward.wordpress.com Reply

    Nancyabc

    January 30, 2013

    I saw there is more than one Nancy--so I will be Nancyabc. I was sick last week but I am still down -2 even though I ate a pound of colby cheese and a half a package of saltines--ugh but that was the only food I ate for 2 and a half days. I had a bad Monday and Tuesday evening but I really plan today not to eat after supper and get back on track. I seem to go a week or so doing well and then have 2-3 days of eating bad in the evening. Haven't gotten any of the next 10 pds off yet this year but I haven't given up either so I will keep my goal for 10 more pounds off and see what happens week to week. Everyone have a good week! Roni thank you for always reminding us to enjoy the journey!! Reply

    Veronica H.

    January 30, 2013

    HW: 174 CW: 166.5 GW: 130 HT: 5’3″ Age: 47 I've been embarrassed to post. After having a 6 lb. loss, I gained it all back plus .5. On a positive note, I'm finally excited about and looking forward to a new way of eating. Hopefully, this will spark me to exercise. Time to get serious--the big 50 is getting closer and closer. Reply

    Theresa

    January 30, 2013

    HW: 202.2 CW: 193.4 GW: 135 HT: 5'2 Age: 24 I got too lazy to past last Wed, but last week I lost 1.8 (down to 192.2). Well then I went a bit insane (literally it was like i was stir-crazy with the clean eating) and just indulged for 4 straight days and gained 1.2. I'm chalking it up to PMS and am already back to clean eating! here's to onwards and downwards (scale-wise)! Reply

    Sheri J

    January 30, 2013

    HW 305 CW 255.8 (+0.8) GW 150 HT 5’3″ Age 56 Congrats to everyone on the phenomenal losses! I personally am up since last week and did not win any of the pot, but I did lose 6 pounds with the help of DietBet. I am pretty sure I am going to sign up for February because it is very motivating for me and I don't want to miss out on the fun either!! Reply

    Emily

    January 30, 2013

    HW: 165 CW: 147.5 (+1.2) GW: 143 H: 5'7" Age: 39 Not a surprise. It was a serious stress eating week. While I am quite aware that eating multiple doughnuts, along with 3 times eating out, an enormous cupcake and non-stop snacking are going to make me gain weight (and they won't actually help the stress either), yet I still do it. Made a choice last night to get on the exercise bike (tantruming like a 2 year old the whole time, 'til I started pedaling), which helped curb the snacking (a little). Trying to improve my sleep too...the stressors aren't going away, so I'd better find a way to deal with them that doesn't involve food. Reply

    ctrina

    January 30, 2013

    HW:180.8 CW:166.2 GW:150 (Even at my goal weight I will still not be skinny, my body is not built to be super thin. My frame is made to be curvy. I am now okay with that fact.) HT: 5'3 Age:28 I have never posted on this site, but I follow it and the weigh-ins every week. I have not been weighing myself weekly (I find I get too discouraged by small or non-existent changes) but I do weigh myself monthly. I began my weight loss journey on August 1, 2012. This morning when I weighed myself, I am down 14.6 pounds! I am so excited and thrilled. I don't ever remember feeling quite this motivated. Thanks for your story Roni! It is truly inspiring. Reply

    Indiri

    January 30, 2013

    HW: 240 CW: 156.2 (-6.3) GW: 155 Height 5'10" Age: 33 As I suspected last week, my weight was grossly overinflated by water weight and it's come back down to normal. Yay! My morning weight bounces around SO much right now, between 155-162 and it's super annoying. I don't think I can actually achieve a 4% weight loss (6.2 pounds) in 4 weeks but the motivation to try would be nice as that would leave me at done for losing and move me into maintaining. So, I am going to join into the DietBet this time around. Luck to all! Reply

    Carrie

    January 30, 2013

    HW: 190s pregnant CW: 156.8 (+2.6) GW: 140 Height: 5'7" Age: 28 I expected a gain this week after being totally dehydrated from the stomach flu last week. It's down a few from two weeks ago, which I count as a positive. I met my 15mile goal (barely) and fit in two strength days that both kicked my bum. My legs are super sore right now. I still need to work a lot on my diet. I've been snacking too much and usually snacking on carbs. So, again, my focus needs to be my eating and snacking...doing both less and making some smarter choices. Reply

    NatMcC

    January 30, 2013

    HW: 184.6 CW: 161.8 (-.2) GW: 145 H: 5'7" Down .2 from last week as of yesterday. I have kept the exercising routine going except yesterday when it was raining. On Sunday I accidentally jog/walked 8.19miles!! Serious accident! I went out with intention to do normal 3-4 mi jog with the dog and it felt so good outside and I went a different direction on the trail than normally and I just kept going thinking that the trail would bend back around. Boy was I WRONG! It was about mile 5 that I thought I should look on a map and see where I was. Had to cut through some trees and a neighborhood I didn't know existed and saw some ahhh-mazing houses, found a food truck park I didn't know about and finally made it home. Me and the pup were worn out to say the least! I had hoped for a larger loss with that extra exercising but eh I'll take .2. I have 3wks to my birthday goal I've been working towards and need to lose 6.8 more lbs. Maybe with a miracle I'll make it! Reply

    Jenn Colgan

    January 30, 2013

    HW: 247 CW: 217.3 (-1) GW: 155?? H: 5'6" I can't complain, a pound is a pound! After eating at my parents' house and having breakfast out with a friend, 1 pound down is great. Reply

    Flora

    January 30, 2013

    HW: 195 CW: 187.6 GW: 135 H: 5'2" Age: 38 A small loss but still a loss. :-) Reply

    Anon

    January 30, 2013

    GW: 125 2013 Start: 136.0 LW: 136.4 CW:136.6 Change:+0.2 OK, starting to get a little frustrated with my stagnant scale. Then I remembered that I did eat a whole box of Girl Scout Tagalongs this week (not at one sitting, but over the course of several snacks and desserts!) With just a little more focus, I know I can get the scale moving in the right direction. I do feel a lot better than I did at the beginning of January! Reply

    Patty

    January 30, 2013

    HW: 208.4 (Feb 2009) 1/2/13 weigh-in: 189.6 CW: 187 Change: 2.6 Happily surprised since its been a challenging start to 2013. Reply

    imacrazymomof4

    January 31, 2013

    HW: 200+ when pg CW: 132 (+.2) GW: 129 HT: 5'6 Age: 43 so i'm up .2 but that is nothing that concerns me. i feel like these last lbs i keep losing over and over. it's like down 1, up 1.5, down .3, up .8...arg it's a bit frustrating, but i feel so good about my energy level, my food choices, my accountability, not to mention how my clothes fit, that i just can't get too upset about it. a nsv the past week was that i ran into 2 separate people who i haven't seen in about 3 months. they both were so complimentary and wanted to know what i had been doing, that i looked like i shrunk and "you're so tiny!!!" it felt really good to have others notice my hard work. it's still hard for me to believe that i've lost 22.2!! lbs since the beginning of september 2012. it's great to have a place to post a weigh in too and get support from others. keep up the great work roni!! you are impacting so many positively!! : ) Reply

    LisaM

    January 31, 2013

    HW: 180+ CW: 153 GW: 150 HT: 5'6 Age: 52 I've taken a few weeks off from posting, because I'm experimenting with finding the healthiest mindset for me and this whole crazy life-long struggle. I'm trying to make the living and not the measuring be my focus right now, and although the number on the scale is bouncing around a little more, I'm OK with that. Once it gets to be an upward trend (and *sigh* I know that will happen eventually), I'll start letting the scale rule me again. Reply

    Melissa

    January 31, 2013

    I CAN'T wait to hear about cross fit! I'm a huge lover of bodypump, actually trying to find a training to go to so I can become an instructor (when I am done being pregnant in a month!!). But, I hear so much about cross fit, I'm so curious about it! Reply

    Sarah

    January 31, 2013

    HW: 162 CW: 151.2 (-0.8) GW: 140 H: 5'3" Working through the 100 days of real food mini-pledges and just observing any weight changes... so far down 0.8 from start of vacation two weeks ago. Reply

    beth

    January 31, 2013

    Highest weight (pregnant): 180 Last week: 153.4 This week: 153.4 Height: 5'5 Goal: 135 If anything I've been eating better the past week (WAY more veggies, much less junk). Exercise was the same. Not sure why there is no change. Reply

    Brandi

    January 31, 2013

    Roni, I weighed in on the Diet Bet, results verified and I made it by just .1 lbs and I watched everything I ate this week so that I didn't retain water too much, but of course last night I finally used some of my extra WW points, 12 to be exact because I had baked ravioli with lots of cheese, tons of water, and a small piece of chocolate cake and a scoop of ice cream.....this morning I was down 1.6 lbs. I really don't get that? I guess I don't get the science behind it:( Reply

    Jeri Lyn

    January 31, 2013

    HW:200 CW: 136.6 (up 2.4lbs) UGH!!!!!!!!!! GW: 125-130 H: 5'4" AGE: 40 I show up exactly 3lbs in the last 2 weeks. SO SAD!! I said the same thing last week, but I really am hoping it's a "false weight". I went to visit my family in Reno for a long weekend & actually ate REALLY well while I was there, but it was a lot of "healthy/carby" stuff, ie; the "healthy stuff" off the menu. I do feel pretty bloated & icky this morning, so i'm hoping my weight next week will actually reflect how well I thought I'd done the past 2 weeks. Thinking you'd done well the past 2 weeks & wanting to pat yourself on the back, but then discovering you've gained 3lbs is HIGHLY DISCOURAGING!!! :( I'm going to try & stay postive & not start eating everything under the sun. I did get up this morning @ 4:15am & ran 3.5 miles on my treadmill before work!!! As always THANKS Roni!!!! Reply

      Kathren M

      February 2, 2013

      I need to get back in the habit of getting up earlier to exercise. Reading this reminded me. :-)

    JeanneTops

    January 31, 2013

    Lost the three pounds I gained last week back off putting me at 250.6 doing much better on the snacking this week, I haven't been snacking after dinner and I've been going to bed about an hour earlier and I feel so much more rested and have so much more energy. Now if I can just get that other 100 pounds off I'll be happy. :) Reply

    BrightStarMama

    January 31, 2013

    Seems to be a week for maintaining. HW 242.5 CW 151.5 (lost the half pound I gained last week) GW anything under 145 H: 5'5" Age: 61 Reply

    beth

    February 1, 2013

    HW: 220s+ (pregnant) CW: 153.4 GW: 150s HT: 5' 7" 41yo Maintenance is real - losing is now just living - and sometimes I still feel out of control - but then I just breathe & remind myself - I know how to do this - I AM DOING THIS - and I am going to KEEP doing this through baby #2 - hopefully soon (taking PG test next week!) and beyond!!!!!!!!! Reply

    Jackie

    February 2, 2013

    Hi everyone, Have been away for awhile. I am doing better and have resumed the journey. Have been on the journey 6 months with a loss of 41 pounds. I have reached onderland. I will probably not check in every week but will be checking in from time to time . Keep of the great work everyone and be encouraged you will get there! HW: 238.8 CW: 197.6 GW: 156 or less 5' 6" AGE: 50 Reply