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Wednesday Weigh In: Did I Just Reach Goal?

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SO sorry for the late weigh-in post this week. I had a busy morning that ended with a trip the the physical therapist. They are going over special exercises I can do to prevent my back and neck pain and I must say, it’s been eye opening!

Anyway, the scale was a jerk this morning.

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Up a little, again. But here’s the thing: I don’t care! There’s a difference between being in denial about the number and accepting it. I’m in acceptance mode. I KNOW I’ve been rocking it. I may let my food journals slip a little on the weekends but I’m making great food choices, eating consciously and work out out almost daily. I’m living a lifestyle I want to live and eating foods I want to eat. The scale is going to show what the scale is going to show. Maybe I’m coming full circle on my scale habits again. Click here to read a post I post back in 2008 about my history with the scale.

Don’t worry, if you are a weekly weigher with me, I don’t plan on stopping the Wednesday weigh-ins anytime soon — I love getting your updates! I’m just going to keep weighing in more for curiosity reasons than to target a specific number. I’m happy where I am. <– OMG did I just say that? I think I just reached goal. :)

OK, your turn. I can’t wait to read how your week went!



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Discussion

There are 55 comments so far.

    Ann

    March 13, 2013

    HW 245
    CW 167.8 (-0.6)
    GW Not sure…
    H 5’9″
    Age 31

    I’m not sure I’m exactly where you are with acceptance quite yet…but I’m getting there. It’s just not moving and I know I’m doing the right things. So…it is what it is!

      RoniNoone

      March 13, 2013

      Great attitude! The more you think that way the closer to acceptance you’ll get!

    Shan

    March 13, 2013

    HW:195
    CW:159.5 (Down 3.5 pounds from two weeks ago)
    GW:155
    Happy Weight:145
    HT:5’11”
    Age:35

    YIPPEE!! I finally broke the 160 mark. Not by much but I broke it and I am going to enjoy it. I have been hovering in the 160’s for months and it has been very frustrating. But I have followed your lead and I have joined MFP and watching what I am eating is helping lots. Thank you for introducing me to that site. I am also running a lot more to train for my half marathon in June.

    I am happy you are in a good place with your body and eating. I am always impressed with your daily exercise on MFP and you motivate me all the time. Be proud of your body and your accomplishments, you look fantastic.

      nancyabc

      March 13, 2013

      Great Job Shan!!

      RoniNoone

      March 13, 2013

      Thanks so much and congrats!!

    babar

    March 13, 2013

    HW: 165
    CW: 159 (+1.5)
    GW: 140
    H: 5’9″
    Age: 22

    Must. stop. stress. eating. Everything is going into myfitnesspal! Next week will be better.

      RoniNoone

      March 13, 2013

      Man I feel ya! Track it!

    Dukebdc

    March 13, 2013

    HW: 148
    CW: 122.0 (+1.4)
    GW: 120-125
    HT: 5’2″
    Age: 35

    Celebrating for my birthday lasted a little longer than it should have, according to my weigh-in. Maybe eating most of a half-gallon of ice cream over 2 days wasn’t the best idea for my digestive system OR my scale. :) That’s exactly why I rarely buy ice cream–it never lasts and I refuse to measure it (or acknowledge my poor choice) when I eat bowl after bowl. Funny how some foods are just like that–I’ll ration out cake, brownies, candy, etc., but ice cream I throw a toddler tantrum over and snarf with wild abandon.

      annie

      March 13, 2013

      giggling, imagining you snarfing down with wild abandon

      RoniNoone

      March 13, 2013

      I don’t buy it either for the same reason!

    Jodi

    March 13, 2013

    HW: 165
    CW: 152.2 (-2.0)
    GW: 135
    Height: 5’5″
    Age: 35
    Had a really great week! Tracked everything including weekend food & alcohol…used every PP+ available. Worked out 5 days: bodysculpt, walking, yoga sculpt, a little running. AND, I have gone 3 weeks now with only weighing myself on Weds. That is liberating!

      RoniNoone

      March 13, 2013

      That’s AWESOME! You’ve got this!

    Vicki

    March 13, 2013

    hw: 180

    cw: 144.8 (-0.4)

    gw: 135

    h: 5’6″

    age: 32

    Yeah me! Slowly going now but I am totally ecstatic that I am below 145. Trying to put in place routines and find workouts that get me excited to do. I am wishing winter would melt away and that I would be able to spend time outside. Or maybe I like being a hermit…

      RoniNoone

      March 13, 2013

      I’m so over the cold weather too. I don’t mind being a hermit too but I’d rather make that choice instead of letting the weather make it for me. ;)

    Amy

    March 13, 2013

    Roni, I love your message this week. Thank you! I find it discouraging sometimes to scroll through the updates on your weigh ins….everyone’s expectations and goals are different, and I need to remember that my journey is me against me, not anyone else. So thank you for your reminder that it’s about what we do, how we feel and not always the number.

    That being said, I was happy with the scale this week.

    hw: 163.4
    cw: 143.8 (-1.8)
    gw: 130
    h: 5′
    age: 42

      RoniNoone

      March 13, 2013

      You can’t compare, it’s just not healthy on any level. Play your own game, follow your own path!

    Jessica

    March 13, 2013

    Well I didnt weigh in today, but I will tomorrow. Today I had my 4 year old takes pics of me in my bra and underwear and I have renewed ambition! I am going to start lifting heavy weights, doing Zuzana Light’s ZCut DVDs (she used to be on bodyrock and she is awesome) and keeping my calories in check. I dont really care if the scale moves, I just want to fit into smaller clothes. I am a 12 now, shooting for a 10 by summer!

      RoniNoone

      March 13, 2013

      Great goal!!

    run4fun

    March 13, 2013

    Last Week: 151.8
    This Week: 152.6
    GW: 135

    Ugh, still “That time” for me, and the scale’s up .8, even though if anything I exercised and tracked food better this week than I did last week. Even though I logically understand that this happens every month, it’s still kind of discouraging.

      RoniNoone

      March 13, 2013

      Don’t let it get to you. Remember it’s just a number focus on your choices instead.

      run4fun

      March 14, 2013

      Thanks, Roni. It’s so helpful to check in here, thank you for continuing to host Wednesday Weigh-In and respond to your readers. :-) Even though I know the number isn’t the most important thing, sometimes it really helps to hear someone else say it.

    nancyabc

    March 13, 2013

    HW: around 450
    GW: 199
    CW: 253 (-4)
    H: 5’2
    A: 60
    I am down 4 pds this week but still up 7 pds. I still can’t get all the way back where I was really trying–doing much better but have a long way to go. At least I am going in the right direction again.
    Hope everyone has a good week.

      Sheri J

      March 13, 2013

      Keep on keeping on Nancy! Did I miss your post last week? I was kinda worried.

      RoniNoone

      March 13, 2013

      Forward progression! Just keep trucking, you’ll get there.

    imacrazymomof4

    March 13, 2013

    hw: 200+ when pg
    cw: 128 (+1.6)
    gw: 120’s
    ht: 5’6
    age: 43

    i’m not totally surprised by my gain, as it is that time of month and for the days preceding the last 2, i have been craving EVERY kind of candy made. no sugar coated piece has been safe in my house…skittles, zotts, sourpatch kids, starbursts…it’s been slightly scary. but there will be times like this and isn’t it so nice that mfp has just about everything you can put in your mouth in its index?? i’m happy that i’ve been able to have my candy and eat it too so to speak…i just have to keep tabs on it and not go crazy…cause i really feel like i want to!!

      RoniNoone

      March 13, 2013

      Preventing the mindless much is always a win in my book!

    Brenda

    March 13, 2013

    I’m down 1.5 … I’m happy with that. I have been tracking on mfp and aiming to lose 10lbs. I am coming to a close on Jillian michaels body revolution and plan on doing it again for another 90 days. I’m not losing as fast as I wanted but definitely like the changes my body is making.

      RoniNoone

      March 13, 2013

      Slow and steady wins the race!

    Mehgann

    March 13, 2013

    hw: 245
    cw: 226
    gw: under 200 for now…shooting for 145 in the end (but that may change)

      Mehgann

      March 13, 2013

      Oh, and…

      ht: 5’9″
      age: 34

      annie

      March 13, 2013

      can i just say i kinda like that our stats are similar, it makes me happy that someone is out in the world is on a similar journey

      RoniNoone

      March 13, 2013

      Us tall girls have to stick together. ;)

    annie

    March 13, 2013

    HW: 260 (pg)
    CW: 226.2 (up .8)
    GW: I90
    H: 5’8″
    Age: 36

    well, it was my husband’s birthday last wed. i bought him a birthday cake. i only had one piece and made him take the rest to work but it kinda unleashed this sugar monster in me. each night i just “have to have something sweet”. and there was the whole incident where i spent a good chunk of time making a delicious stuffed butternut squash for me, came out amazing. sadly, i chased it with 2 pieces of pizza and a serving of ice cream (only one left)
    i made a GLB spaghetti squash and black bean deliciousness as well and tons of other stuff, been making a lot of stuff from moosewoods low fat cookbook
    well, onward i’m eating my jerk tofu and dedicating to no sugar tonight.

    great to see you all OH roni, i am SO glad your going to keep doing the weigh in i was worried AND amazing mind frame about goal

      RoniNoone

      March 13, 2013

      Damn sugar monster. Nice job fighting back. :)

    Sheri J

    March 13, 2013

    HW 305
    CW 255.8(+1.8)
    GW 150
    HT 5’3″
    Age 56
    Love your attitude! (but you know that!) Thanks for letting us keep going though. Even though I have been gaining the last couple of weeks I so look forward to Wednesday’s here with everyone. Yes I am owning the gain, logging all my food, and SO happy to have found MFP.

      RoniNoone

      March 13, 2013

      I’m loving it too!

    Emily

    March 13, 2013

    HW: 178
    CW: 133.8 (+1.2)
    GW: 125
    5’2
    28y/o

    I was disappointed to see a gain but I am happily surprised it was not worse. I threw caution and self control to the wind this past weekend and though it was a fun time I have felt bloated ever since. I am also carbo loading for a half marathon this Saturday (my second, PR or bust!) and dealing with the dreaded red devil that was discussed last week. I am looking forward to getting the race behind me and tuning into a balanced fitness and nutrition plan as I prepare for my wedding.

    I love Roni’s post this morning about reaching the ultimate goal of acceptance of self. Congrats Roni! It is a great goal for all of us to keep in mind.

      RoniNoone

      March 13, 2013

      Thank you. :) I also hate that post food bloat. Ugh.

    Anon

    March 13, 2013

    Not officially weighing in this week – but checking in. I know I am not at goal because I just don’t feel my best. I need less alcohol and cheese, more veggies and fruit, and more exercise! Going back to MFP this weekend – it helped me so much a few weeks ago, and I need the guidance. Glad you’re not giving up the Wed Weigh Ins – if we aren’t weighing our bodies, just checking in with my mind is good. :)

      RoniNoone

      March 13, 2013

      I agree. a once a week check in is invaluable!

    Mish

    March 13, 2013

    This week was off.

    HW: 213.5
    CW: 209.5 (+4lbs) — moved my WI from Friday to Wednesday and TOM..BUT also accountable for not wisest food choices.

    GW: 178

    went for a morning run, am down 1.5cm on thighs and 1cm on waist. so in some ways it’s less about the scale and more about body transformation. Also, shaved 40 seconds off my run from last week. so i’m happy. embracing a fabulous week ahead.

      RoniNoone

      March 13, 2013

      I prefer performance goals too.. 40 seconds is great!

    Anna

    March 13, 2013

    Great blog!

    Started my own blog recently.

    Hope you can check it out!
    www.healthyontrack.wordpress.com

    Aimee

    March 13, 2013

    CW: 145.8 (-3.2)
    Last week: 149
    GW: 137 lbs
    Highest weight: 208 lbs
    
H: 5′ 2”
    
Age: 39

    I took some of the advice I received here about breaking through a plateau. I have changed my diet in a very healthy yet quite dramatic way over the last week and a half. Although I am thrilled with my weight loss, I am more excited about the changes I’ve made. I no longer have sugar cravings. I’ve cut out caffeine and after 3 days of a nagging headache I’m not going back.

    Since I left WW a month ago I really appreciate these Wednesday Weigh In posts. This has been a very supportive community. Thank you Roni. I love your attitude.

      RoniNoone

      March 13, 2013

      You are so welcome! And yay for breaking sugar cravings!!

    Carrie

    March 14, 2013

    HW: 190s pregnant
    CW: 159.2 (up 2 ish)
    GW: 140
    H: 5’7″
    Age: 28

    I had a better week on the eating front, but ate out twice (counted all calories) and then had a few handfuls of mini Cadbury eggs last night. I finally put together that those sinking eggs make me super bloated and make my belly hurt. I think between that and my eating out and finally running and lifting again, I have some water weight this week. I was not surprised by the number nor really discouraged. On a positive note, my hip/IT band is feeling better, so I made it out for a long run of 8 glorius miles. That’s my longest run since my half last May. I was nervous,, but it went really well! I made sure to spend quite a bit of time sttching, rolling and icing. Now that my kids are well again, I also made it to the gym for my body conditioning class. Needless to say, I was a bit sore! I’m looking forward to the coming week. I have a St. Patty’s day race on Sunday that I’m really looking forward to and just might make myself a green sparkle skirt :)

    Maria

    March 14, 2013

    HW : 199

    This Week: 136.7 (-.1)

    Goal: 120ish

    Height: 5’3

    I love this post! Way to go Roni! I hope to be there some day.

    Slow and steady I guess. I am meeting with a co worker next week that has a side job as a health coach to look at my nutrition and see if she can’t help me get back on the right track. All my friends on MFP keep sending me links of stuff to read but I feel like I need someone in real life to sit down with me and tell me what to do…. ;) I have read everything, my brain is so full of information right now and I am having a difficult time putting everything into practice day to day. I know that I basically eat pretty well most of the time and I TRY not to get to hung up over the number on the scale but for me I know there are things I could be doing better…I just need some help. I see a sugar detox in my future……oh boy that’s going to be hard.

    Lisa Hewlett

    March 14, 2013

    Great job! I am at a loss…since June of last year, I’ve steadily gained weight…15 lbs so far. Between that time I’ve trained and run a half marathon, I work out 3-5 times per week, and I stay in my calorie range. But I just keep gaining. This week I’m KILLING it with running and eating – and I’ve gained 2 lbs. WHAT GIVES. Getting so mad. I’m 20 lbs from my goal…I’m going to go INSANE.

      run4fun

      March 14, 2013

      Lisa, have you been checked for thyroid issues, or poly-cystic ovarian syndrome? I’ve known several women over the years who inexplicably gained weight due to those underlying conditions. I am also having a difficult time with my weight, but I have only myself to blame, I’m afraid :-) . Good luck, and congrats on completing a half-marathon.

      Lisa Hewlett

      March 15, 2013

      Yes! My thyroid was a little underactive, but it’s not anymore. I’m on Metformin to help me digest (which I don’t very well). it’s like my body HOLDS onto fat!

      Jeanine

      March 18, 2013

      Lisa, What is happening to you sounds exactly like what was happening to my friend’s daughter a few years ago. After my friend did a lot of research,she took her daughter to a doctor who diagnosed her as being glucose intolerant and insulin resistant. She was put on a diet to treat that and she lost a lot of weight and has kept it off. She is very slender today. The doctor she went to is Dr. Scott Rigden in Arizona – don’t know if that’s helpful to you or not, but you can google him. Good luck to you. Hang in there.

    LisaM

    March 14, 2013

    I’m so happy to hear that you are in this place – now the actual number on the scale will hold only one bit of importance, that being a benchmark to monitor if you are getting sloppy with your habits. That’s how I’ve been living, and I too picked a number to settle on that was higher than what I had originally planned. But I found my body could exist there pretty easily when I was living with healthy habits, and I was balanced where I felt & looked good but didn’t have to spend every waking moment thinking about food. Currently, my benchmark is a little too far behind me. I went on vacation and forgot to come back, if you know what I mean! Luckily (ahem) I’m finally feeling the negative effects of this… I think the complaining is coming from my gallbladder. So, it’s back in the saddle for me, and I’m glad to have an extra reason to get back to my happy place.

    Svanhvit

    March 15, 2013

    Lovely post!!
    I am not weighing in at the moment. I have a nasty flu and am really sick. Plus things are just chaos at the moment in every way so I don’t need the extra pressure. I do have plans of setting new goals when I stop feeling like a slob – this flu’s really awful – and I think that will help me. Right now, I am in a mode of “make do” but I am not happy where I am at. But I also realize that I am doing a lot for myself and making a lot of good decisions. So I will get there. Just have to get over the sickness and then I am off :)

    www.extremediethq.com

    March 15, 2013

    Wow. I can’t believe you are still blogging. I used to visit your site like 6 years ago. Good to see you are still here and still motivated! Thank you for being an inspiration.

    Winona

    March 16, 2013

    OMG. Love your blog, especially this week. I have been experiencing much the same this week and have felt frustrated, but your words have helped me a lot. Thanks.