Weigh Up – The Shrinking Jeans of Christy


August 19, 2009 by Christy

As far as my habits, go, I’m doing a pretty good job. My focus for this challenge was water, and I’m proud to say I’ve met my goal everyday. I also chose to focus on 5 servings of fruit and vegetables each day, and aside from a few missed days while out of town, I’ve done quiet well and actually look forward to my daily 5.

The last habit I wanted to form was getting exercise every day. This one, my fine Sisters and Brothers, I have failed miserably on.  Sure, I’ve worked out sporadically, but not in a habit forming way, and that makes me mad. I truly set out on this challenge with the intent of exercising and making it a habit. I’m not going to give up, though. I know that we have the EA Sports Active 30-Day Challenge on the horizon, so I’m going to prepare myself for that, and workout as much as I can between now and then to prepare.

My weight, well, it hasn’t gone down. Nope, I haven’t shrunk. I’m not making any excuses, because I know exactly what happened. Over the last month I traveled 3 of the 4 weeks. I traveled to places like Chicago, Atlanta, Tennessee and Austin. And if I’m going to be really honest, I’ll just tell you I ate my way through those cities and states. Oh yes I did. I’m not going to say I ate things I shouldn’t have, because really, I don’t feel like anything is off limits. I can’t live like that. But when you partner day after day and trip after trip of eating out, and not making the healthiest of choices, it doesn’t matter how much walking or hiking or babywearing you do. Calories in do not equal calories out which equals a gain.

So here are my numbers:

Last official weigh-in at the end of the Shrinking Days of Summer challenge: 142.6

Today’s weigh-in after weeks of debauchery: 146

Do you know how long it took me to get to 142.6? MONTHS. Months of working through a plateau and struggling so hard. I was so proud. I know I will back to it, but OMG, nothing sucks more than getting there and and then losing it. Can I get an AMEN?

And here is my new commitment: I am going to start using Weight Watchers online again. Today. I used it and lost 45 pounds before my daughter was born. I know it works. I know how it works and why it works. I will do it. Help keep me honest okay? I’m going to blog here everyday about my points and tracking and how I’m doing. Come back here and harass me in the comments if you don’t see me post. Please. Every time you comment, I get an email which is just like a swift kick in the ass.