Shrinkaversary! – The Shrinking Jeans of Thea


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 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!