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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!

 
  • http://twitter.com/BigGirlBombshel Jules Joyce

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

  • Katie

    Highest: 200+
    Last week: 185.6
    This week: 184.4

    Woohoo, down 1.2! I like it :)

  • Jami

    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.

  • Annie

    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

  • Corrie

    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 :)

  • Aimee

    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.

  • Dukebdc

    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.

  • Trixie

    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.

  • Amy

    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

  • Nancyabc

    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!!

  • Veronica H.

    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.

  • Theresa

    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)!

  • Sheri J

    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!!

  • Emily

    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.

  • ctrina

    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.

  • Indiri

    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!

  • Carrie

    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.

  • NatMcC

    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!

  • http://twitter.com/sweetbreakfasts Jenn Colgan

    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.

  • Flora

    HW: 195
    CW: 187.6
    GW: 135
    H: 5’2″
    Age: 38

    A small loss but still a loss. :-)

  • Anon

    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!

  • http://twitter.com/#!/pattyaizaga Patty

    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.

  • imacrazymomof4

    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!! : )

  • LisaM

    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.

  • Melissa

    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!

  • Sarah

    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.

  • beth

    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.

  • Brandi

    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:(

  • Jeri Lyn

    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!!!!

    • beth

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

  • Kathren M

    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. :)

  • JeanneTops

    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

  • BrightStarMama

    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!!!!!!!!!

  • Jackie

    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

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