One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident

WEIGH-IN

A Weight-less Wednesday Weigh In

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After last week’s experience and follow-up discussion (which I still have some awesome comments to reply to!) I’ve decided to take a week off from the scale.

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Honestly, it was way easier than I thought it would be, and without the pressure of wondering what the scale was going to show this morning, I made it through my first snack-free evening in weeks!

My plan was to skip this week and then weigh in with you all next, but you know … I’m not going to make that decision right now. I don’t want the stress of wondering what the scale will say to feed any of my self-sabotaging tendencies.

I’m just going to go with the flow and do what I do because I’ve got this.

That’s right, you heard me, GOT THIS. I’m taking the confident route. I’m kicking butt at the gym, grilling like a maniac, having a blast with #RWRunStreak and even getting back to my creative snack roots (inventing light snacks was a huge factor in my initial weight loss.) It’s time I own this lifestyle I’ve worked so hard at creating. I’ve got to let go of those last few remnants of “old Roni” and her old habits.

That being said, I have no plans to end Wednesday Weigh Ins any time soon. I’ve always looked at “weighing in” as more than a scale reading. I still plan on touching base with everyone once a week because I think it’s important. Sharing what the scale said was never a requirement, just an option, as everyone is on their own journey and needs to do what’s right for them.

So how was your week? 



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Discussion

There are 17 comments so far.

    annie

    May 29, 2013

    HW: 260 (pg)
    CW: 222.8 (up .4)
    GW: I90
    H: 5’8″
    Age: 36

    oh thank god! i figured you might not weigh in and i was wondering what you were going to do, i’m so glad we still can weigh in and you get what works for you as well
    tough week, i was back to a donut a day ugh. my daughter is also quite small and i’m trying to put weight on her but then i get confused who the pesto (etc) is for ;)

    anyway, good day yesterday feel like i am turning around back to positive momentum! we will see hope you all had a great week

    Dukebdc

    May 29, 2013

    HW: 148
    CW: 127.0 (no change)
    GW: 120-125
    HT: 5’2″
    Age: 35

    I’ve been more or less maintaining for three weeks after gaining 5 pounds. I continue to weigh in weekly because it is too easy to lie to myself. I know which clothes have more give, and can dress in my current wardrobe up another ten pounds all while telling myself I haven’t gained. Bottom line is I don’t trust myself if I stay off the scale. I admire you for tackling this head-on Roni. Maybe someday I’ll get where you are. :)

    LisaM

    May 29, 2013

    HW: 180+
    CW: 155.5 (WTF UP????)
    GW: 150
    HT: 5’6″
    Age: 52

    This is a time when the scale is probably not a good tool for me, but I’m using it anyway. I had another great week, allowing myself some extras on Monday only, but these were all made by me in lighter versions than what I would get in a restaurant. My clothes are fitting better, and the scale has started to move, although in a roller coaster fashion. As in I was 3 lbs lighter on Sunday than today… Also, my body fat percentage is down 10% from 2 wks ago, and I don’t trust that for a minute. So, my body is freaking out a bit – but justice will prevail. This happens every time I go into serious clean up my act mode, and I’ve learned to grin and bear it!

    nancyabc

    May 29, 2013

    Roni I’m sure glad you’re keeping Wednesday weigh-ins. I get a lot out of this blog and it is so encouraging. Roni I know you could be doing something special with your family instead of spending time here but I am thankful you do. This is my 4th year trying (sorry to say that again) I have never made it past 2 yrs in the past. On the last Saturday in August I will still be striving to do better with eating and moving and also making plans on how I can keep things going during the 5th year. I still am not looking at the scale at WW or getting a sticker for awhile but she smiled this past Saturday–LOL.

    Hope everyone has a good week.

    Lasik

    May 29, 2013

    I couldn’t do any diet without weighing every day. If I only leave out one day, I gain weight… :(

    Eth

    May 29, 2013

    I love that you captured the focus of a “weigh in” Isn’t just about the number on the scale. It’s about setting aside a time when you take a few minutes to honestly assess how things are going. Look back over your week and take stock. Did I meet my exercise goals? If not , why? What can I do to help meet them next week? Am I on track with my eating? Did the cookie monster get to me one day? What do I think prompted that? Can I plan better to avoid temptations?

    I very much enjoy your blog. You honesty and openness is appreciated.

    Zuupdesign

    May 29, 2013

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    Trixie

    May 29, 2013

    HW: 215.5
    GW: 155
    CW: 164.4 (no change)
    H: 5’7″
    Age: 40

    No
    change this week, and I know what I am/not doing. I haven’t been
    tracking and I know that’s a tool that works for me. Looking to bring
    tracking back this week, eating healthy and staying active. Oh yeah,
    and stop the evening snacking! Time to get this number moving back
    downwards again. I like that you’re still doing the weigh-in without
    the weigh-in, Roni – always love hearing your perspective and reading
    peoples responses/input too!

    Anna

    May 29, 2013

    You are doing very well, so keep it up!. To maintain your metabolic rate high stick to eating SMALL meals throughout the day (5-6 meals) and keep going to the gym. And NEVER skip breakfast!

    rachel

    May 29, 2013

    It has been a long time since I have weighed in with you, but I have been weighting on my own a couple times a week, and reading weigh in Wednesday. If I weighed in only once a week I would be snacking following my weigh in knowing that I have a week before the next weigh in. This is the first Wednesday that I have weigh in in many many weeks if not months because I have been out of control Monday nights for a long time. I do not know if I am so tired from the week starting or thinking about everything that has to be done, but I just find myself snacking all day and evening. Last Monday a small victory, no snacking, but the rest of the week was horrible. This week no problems, eating what I should be and feeling good.
    HW: 142 not pregnant
    CW: 111.8
    GW: 108
    HT:5’1″
    age: 37

    Sheri J

    May 29, 2013

    HW 305
    CW 249.0(+.02)
    GW 150
    HT 5’3″
    Age 57
    Gotta keep mushin’ on…

    Bitch on a Diet

    May 29, 2013

    HW: 163
    CW: 157 (+0.8)
    GW: 145 (for now)
    HT: 5’6
    Age: 29

    Considering I over-indulged this weekend, I’m surprised at the minimal damage I did. I’m sure it had something to do with getting right back on track on Monday, after a long weekend away with friends. I am doing a Whole30 this month (today is Day 3!) so I’m hoping to kick my sugar cravings to the curb! So far I’m loving it!

    Emily

    May 29, 2013

    HW: 178
    CW: ?!
    GW:125
    5’2
    28 y/o

    I haven’t weighed in here for several weeks because…I got MARRIED!!! The week leading up to the event was too crazy to weigh myself or write about it. Then the first Wednesday after the weigh in I just couldn’t bring myself to get on the scale. I did not make my goal of 125 and ended up aggravating my knees doing the 30 day shred, in a way that running even half marathons never has. I digress, I didn’t meet my fitness goals but I felt healthy, energized, and weightless. I set my goals because I wanted to look beautiful in our wedding photos. One goal was accomplished: I felt very beautiful. I was able to see myself through my husband’s eyes and I reveled in that feeling for weeks after the wedding. I didn’t want a number to take away from the feeling of complete love and acceptance that I gained for myself by receiving it from my husband. I plan to return to the scale and MFP tracking because I have energy and patience (both necessary for my job of running after school programming) when I am intentionally healthy–but the number, the goals, BMI charts, etc do not define the way that I feel about myself.

    al

    May 29, 2013

    Trying to to get back on track with my weight loss, I blew it real bad during the holiday. Dealing with pain in my back and legs and going to doctors. Still at it and will never give up. Check out my journey to lose 100 pounds. http://aldean100poundjourney.blogspot.com/

    Chris @ BSX

    May 30, 2013

    It makes me happy that more and more people are not using scales. Don’t get me wrong, they can help occasionally with tracking weight loss and gain, but it’s not good to use it to measure health. What really matters is how you feel and if you’re improving on your exercises.

    Imacrazymomof4

    May 30, 2013

    No weigh in for me either…have been out of town celebrating my upcoming 20th!! With my Hunny and enjoying myself emensely! I’ll be back next week!

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    June 4, 2013

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