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Wednesday Weigh In: GOOOOOAAAAALLLL!

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Tomorrow my “baby” will be 25 months old.

Shocking. I know!

When I got pregnant with that “baby” I was maintaining my weight around 145. That was 10 lbs up from my lowest, which was too low (and too hard to maintain) and down about 65 from when I started this crazy adventure.

A few weeks ago I decided it was time for me to stop pursuing this random number because I, well, honestly, I’m ROCKING IT. I’m loving CrossFit, I’m practicing yoga when I can, I’m eating consciously, I’m super active with my boys, I’m…

Living the life I want to live

…and THAT is my ultimate goal.

BUT — and I’m not ashamed to say this — when I hopped on the scale this morning and saw this…

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I was pretty ecstatic.

It’s funny, but I really think less focus on the number is a key ingredient to success for me. It takes a lot of practice to truly weigh in and see it just as data. Over the past 8 years I’ve gotten really good at it. I still smile at it like this morning, and sometimes I angrily give it the finger, but at the end of the day I refuse to let it deter me from that TRUE goal of living the life I want.

I should add, I’ve been rocking my nemesis of night-time snacking. The past few days I’ve been having one CONSCIOUS “treat” after the kids go to bed. That means no mindless pantry raids, no handful of The Husband’s chips, no bottomless boxes of crackers. or hordes of chocolate. Instead I’ll enjoy a VitaCake ice cream sandwich, or some yogurt concoction I make up, or even just a piece of fruit.

I can’t help but think it’s been helping. :)

OK, enough about me this week! How are you guys doing?! Leave your weekly update in the comments. Looking forward catching up with everyone!



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Discussion

There are 40 comments so far.

    Courtney Hunt

    April 17, 2013

    Congrats both on reaching your goal AND on all your NSVs. Thanks for always being an inspiration to us.

    Meg

    April 17, 2013

    You have GOT to be actually “thinner” now than you were before… since doing CrossFit, you have to have more muscle mass on your body, which means that at 145#, you have less body fat now than you did in the past – so that’s great!

    Jenn Mitchell

    April 17, 2013

    On vacation with the kids. Eating a little too much, but trying to make up for it with walks, swimming and biking. Congrats on hitting your goal.

    Angela Honey, I Shrunk the Mom

    April 17, 2013

    Woohoo! :)

    nancyabc

    April 17, 2013

    We need more joyful moments now–glad you are having a great one!
    Well I had the opposite–up 7.6 pds but I do that after having a break from school and starting back to a full week of work. The fluid problem just goes crazy but this time I had a LITTLE pity party which will make it worse SO I decided I have to start over just like it is the first day and use all my good habits. This can work and I can do better.
    Hope everyone has a good moment or two this week!

    Jessica

    April 17, 2013

    Congrats on your number!!!
    I maintained since last week, which is awesome. Saturday my husband, myself, and our three daughters (ages 6, 4, almost 2) came down with flu symptoms and were the most sick any of us have ever been in our lives. This meant I couldnt work out and was too lazy to count calories, and I ate whatever sounded good (which for my sore throat meant ice cream, pudding, etc). But this morning I am feeling more like myself, just finished my breakfast, and am ready to get back on the MFP bandwagon.

    Trixie

    April 17, 2013

    Awesome, awesome, awesome, Roni! Congratulations on reaching GOAL!!!

    I’m checking in but not weighing in – reached goal about six weeks ago and like you, am not focusing on the number too much, so officially weighing in here once/month. My night time snacking got out of control too – and I am happy to say I’ve reigned it back in… choosing something healthier… like kale chips (just need to watch the salt!). Looking forward to reading about everyone’s weeks.

    Julie

    April 17, 2013

    I’m sitting here feeling angry and jealous, because I’ve been working so hard, eating right, tracking my calories, and exercising, but the number on my scale actually went UP 1.5 pounds.
    I know this is a journey, and that I probably should reevaluate how I’m doing, but I’m going to try and find motivation in your number and keep moving forward.

      RoniNoone

      April 23, 2013

      {{hugs}} Julie. Remember it’s not the only measure of success. We are in this for the long hall, right? :)

    Emily

    April 17, 2013

    HW: 178
    CW: 134.6 (+0.4)
    GW: 125
    5’2
    28 y/o
    Congrats!! It was so awesome to see that big GOAL in the title this morning. I am up slightly from last week. Note to self, don’t eat three pieces of pizza the day before weigh-in…or ever for that matter. I had a few moments of bad choices this past week and I was lamenting to my fiancé about how I know what I should be doing and I know how to do it becaus I have done it before but in the moment I am just choosing not to make good choices. He said, “everyday is a new chance for adventure.” This is one of the many reasons I love him. He reminded me, as you often do Roni, that it doesn’t help to sit and obsess about food and fitness because then it will never be enough. Just live life, seek adventures, and be kind to your mind and body. I am going to try to keep this in mind this week.

    Emily

    April 17, 2013

    Congrats! Doesn’t matter how good you feel it still feels go to see that pre-preggo number on the scale (even though you are probably much stronger now than you were then) I started MIF Pretty Fierce Weight Loss 8week program this week and although it is totally kicking my butt I am starting to feel stronger already. YAY!!! I love to run but HATE strength training.
    HW: 192 (post partum)
    CW: 139.2 (down 1.2 from last week)
    GW: 136
    Age:32
    Ht 5’3″

    NatMcC

    April 17, 2013

    HW: 184.6
    CW: 159.0 (+.8)
    GW: 145
    H: 5’7″

    Up .8 from last week…not fretting about it. Had a great time on our annual sister vacation and we even ran our own mock 5k. Just recently getting over a sinus infection and ear infection. Last night went on a good walk with the Mr and the crazy dog and it felt so nice outside and the walk was a perfect way to end another NSV…I bought a bikini!! Yep, a true two piece! Heading to Tortola in the morning, a little getaway with the Mr before he moves to London for 6mos. Can’t wait to be on a beach, in a bikini and feeling absolutely confident with myself. And the Mr was very impressed with the bikini. Living life and absolutely enjoying it! Thanks for always keeping us inspired and focused Roni!

      RoniNoone

      April 23, 2013

      Yay for 2 piece bathing suites! :)

    Tina

    April 17, 2013

    Congrats Roni!!! Not sure if this is too much work for you, but would you consider doing a post on the exact meals/snacks you ate and the work-outs you did the seven days leading to this awesome Weigh In?

      RoniNoone

      April 23, 2013

      I do keep my food journals on MFP and they are public! http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/RoniNoone

      Tina

      April 24, 2013

      Oh thank you for the link, Roni!! Would be so interesting to see the food decisions and work outs that lead to this goal weight. Off to check it out!!

    Gaby

    April 17, 2013

    weighed 107 before going to bed (my highest ever, but I had a late dinner, too). Today: 104.8. This is what happens when you’re 5 feet tall :(

    Kim @ Refining Kim

    April 17, 2013

    Awesome Roni! I weighed in at 151.8 this morning. That’s nearly 4 pounds down from last week. But I had a nasty stomach bug on Monday/Tuesday, so I am not putting much stock in that number….yet.

    Kelsey Sayre

    April 17, 2013

    I cuss at my scale from time to time :(

      RoniNoone

      April 23, 2013

      So do I. :)

    Veronica H.

    April 17, 2013

    Highest: 174 (pregnancy)
    Current Weight: 160 (+.5)
    Goal Weight: 130 (may change this to 135)
    HT: 5’3″
    Age: 47
    Not much to say today, not feeling the best. Sick child, sick me. Ugh! Sorry to be a downer.

      annie

      April 17, 2013

      i hear you, i’ve been in the same boat. im just trying to hold on till i get my wits back ;)

      RoniNoone

      April 23, 2013

      Ugh. I’m sorry. I hope things are looking better. {{HUGS}}

    Jola

    April 17, 2013

    Yeah! You did it! Wohooo! :o)

    Sheri J

    April 17, 2013

    HW 305
    CW 254(no change)
    GW 150
    HT 5’3″
    Age 56
    Congrats!

    Anon

    April 17, 2013

    Choosing one snack is a good idea – that ties into why I like MFP – because I can plan for a treat not just mindlessly grab. No numbers for me this week, but I started the C25K and am really excited about that. I am a former runner but took a few years off with injuries, etc. I feel ready for a comeback, this time, with plenty of yoga mixed in to hopefully keep me healthy.

      RoniNoone

      April 23, 2013

      That’s awesome! Have fun with it!

    SS

    April 17, 2013

    FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!

    Paula

    April 17, 2013

    Great job hitting your goal. Must feel wonderful. I am taking your advice and concentrating more on living the life I want, not just pursuing a number on the scale. I realized how unhappy that was making me.

      RoniNoone

      April 23, 2013

      It really helps to set other goals besides the scale number. What do you want to accomplish?

    annie

    April 17, 2013

    HW: 260 (pg)

    CW: 22I
    GW I90
    H: 5’8″
    Age: 36

    down 2.2, but still up .8 because i “gained” 3 last week, mostly salt. really struggling been sick a lot and now that i am better i am SO hungry and not tracking. 3 weeks left in my masters, stressed, and distracted. doing my best to hold on until motivation comes back

    RONI congrats what an awesome experience on a scale, wonderful

      RoniNoone

      April 23, 2013

      Thanks!

    Patty

    April 18, 2013

    Awesome! Congratulations Roni! :)

    Jeri Lyn

    April 18, 2013

    Hi Roni,
    I’ve decided not to weigh in this week, but still checking-in. I don’t think my weight has gone up (hopefully down), but I did just complete MY FULL TRAIL MARATHON (sorry for yelling!!) on Saturday & I’ve got “my friend” visiting, so I know there’s a high possibilty my weight will be “off” because of these 2 things & I don’t think I could handle the number after feeling so happy about doing well @ my trail marathon. I PR’d for this trail marathon & was approx. 58 minutes faster than my previous PR!!! :) So, I will weigh in next week & hopefully see a good number.
    As always, THANKS for all you do & CONGRATS on the awesome number this week!!!!

      RoniNoone

      April 23, 2013

      Yell it!! That. is. awesome!!

    Hannah

    April 19, 2013

    HW: 223
    CW: 195.2
    GW: 150
    H: 5’6″
    Age: 26
    Down 3.2 after a tough week. I’m very proud of myself for losing almost 30 pounds! This week I’m comitting to honestly tracking everything and moving more!
    I’m happy for you Roni! You continue to be an inspiration to me. Hope you all have a great week! :-)

      RoniNoone

      April 23, 2013

      You should be! 30 lbs is amazing!!

    Peggy

    April 19, 2013

    That’s awesome, Roni! Congratulations! And great job on the night-time snacking. I agree with you – healthy weight is important, but it’s more important to have goals as a person. I notice that you don’t seem to feel anxious about staying at 145 or not. You know, if you hadn’t done your inner work, even getting to goal weight could fill you with anxiety, or emptiness. The fact that you can simply feel happy says a lot. It says that you’ve made goal weight an important part of your life, but it’s just one part. You’ve cultivated other parts of yourself and your life. You can take genuine pleasure goal weight, because you haven’t made it the end all and be all. That’s a very secure, stable place to be in yourself.

      RoniNoone

      April 23, 2013

      WOW never thought of it that way but you’re right! I am!

    HCG Canada Group

    April 23, 2013

    Great story! I think if you want to live healthy, then you needs to lose over weight effectively. Thanks for sharing your story with us.