Shrink-a-versary! – The Shrinking Jeans of Thea


December 16, 2009 By thea

I almost forgot to step on the scale this morning.  I literally had my foot headed into the shower when I remembered, which made it kind of funny when I just pivoted on my other foot and headed for the scale instead.

I may or may not have fallen into the wall because I have all the grace of a rhinoceros.

Crazy morning antics aside, I am happy to report that I maintained this week.

Which leads me to believe that  my body is trying to tell me something.  I went back and looked at my weight chart for the year (side note: do you have a weight chart? No? why not? They’re awesome) and found something quite interesting.

In 52 weeks, my weight has been at or below my WW goal of 157 for a whopping 34 weeks.

I think I can safely say that while I’m not at my personal goal weight of 153 (which is a completely arbitrary number), I have found my healthy weight range.

So….I am going to throw it out there that I am officially done trying to lose weight.  From now on, my challenge goals will be to stay in my healthy weight range, which, according to my trusty chart is somewhere between 153-157 pounds.

Hello, new chapter!

December 9, 2009 By thea

You know it’s been a long day when you SWEAR you hit publish only to realize that you never even started the post.


I was very pleasantly surprised when I stepped on the scale this morning. Dave has been gone since Monday and I am not known for my “good choices” when he is gone.

I am down 1.4 pounds this week!  1.4 pounds!!  That’s freakin’ awesome!!

We only have one week to go and I have 1.8 pounds to lose.  Honestly, that’s a lot for me at this stage in the game.  I was SHOCKED to have a 1.4 pound loss this week at all.

I’m not sure I’ll hit that mark, but I’ll lose some weight trying.

December 2, 2009 By thea

Well, I had high hopes for this week.

I wanted to maintain.  My goals are nothing if not lofty.

And I did!  I controlled myself over Thanksgiving and tried to get a little exercise in every day (including a 5k on Turkey Day).  That yielded more than a maintainance weight.


.5 lb gone this week, yo.

Can’t complain about a loss the week after Thanksgiving, right?


November 25, 2009 By thea

Evidently, I missed Week 3…which just goes to show you that my mental state has not been at it’s best lately.

After 2 weeks of feeling like crap, I’m finally going to the doctor today.  I figured after I couldn’t open my mouth or chew food at dinner, that probably things weren’t right in my head, LOL!

That being said, I’m 1.5 pounds…but that’s over 2 weeks.  Between feeling like crap, feeling sorry for myself and subsequently not eating well and not exercising…I’ll take it. Not to mention biology is being a bitch this week.

I haven’t even been keeping track of my miles.  I have no idea where I am with that and I’m not sure I have the desire to go back and try to figure it out.

There is a fine line between taking care of yourself and babying yourself.  I hate that.  I am ready to start feeling normal again.  Here’s hoping antibiotics do their job.  Gotta get this course done (even though they haven’t even been prescribed yet) before I start yet another course in mid-December.


November 11, 2009 By thea

Very short post. Sickness has entered my house and I need a nap.

I’m down 1.8 pounds this week. That puts me at 155.

It’s amazing what exercising and counting your points will do.


The end

November 4, 2009 By thea

I seriously can’t believe that I’m typing this, but…

I have gained no weight this week.

Considering I ate an entire bag of chips last night (while watching The Biggest Loser) and the invasion of the Halloween candy, it truly is amazing that I did not gain any weight.

I can’t take back the bag o’ chips, but I can do something about the candy. I let Jake and Emma choose 10 pieces of candy each (notice the lack of chocolate in the picture) and I chose some pieces to go into the candy jar that we use for lunches…mostly Smarties and Dum-Dums.

The rest? Is going to work with Dave. He can deal with it. And he will…he doesn’t really like candy so it’ll last a while.

Overall, I can’t complain too much, but I’ll look forward to seeing a loss next week!

Side note: I finally donated the 50 lbs of food to the food bank!