Saturday, November 30, 2013

Weigh-In Saturday

Starting weight: 301
Last week's weight: 235
Today's weight: 235
Total loss: 66 pounds
Banded: 6/7/2013


No weight loss this week. Am I surprised? No. Am I a bit disappointed? Yep.

Mainly because this is the first weigh-in since July that I haven't posted a loss. I'm trying not to be too hard on myself about it, but I can't help but be a little bit sad.

Oh I know exactly what the deal is. I made this evil, evil dessert to take to my sister's house for Thanksgiving on Wednesday night, and, like any good cook, I had to sample it to make sure it was appropriately delicious. It was. And then there was Thanksgiving day. I didn't go crazy at all, but I'm sure what I did eat had a zillion calories. I know for sure that I overdid it with the sweet potato casserole. My very favorite of all Thanksgiving dishes. It's the Ruth's Chris Steakhouse recipe with the pecan streusel topping AND marshmallows. And then yesterday my friend Jordan and I went to see Catching Fire for her birthday. After the movie, we went to Big Orange, a burger joint that's the absolute best in all of Little Rock. I ate half a burger and brought the rest home to John. But I did have a few truffle fries with some garlic aioli. I know....truffle fries. Garlic aioli. What was I thinking?

So....trying to get right back in the swing of things and focus on the good stuff that happened this week. For instance, my workouts. I was able to get to the gym for four hard workouts this week. I'm sure if that hadn't been the case, I may have actually gained weight instead of maintaining. We had the BEST time at Thanksgiving. My family is so much fun. My niece and nephews had me laughing so hard I was literally crying several times. My sister completely outdid herself with the food and the decor. Everything was just amazing. And then there's this guy:

We've gotten to spend a lot of time together this week because he's been off work for a few days too. We are getting ready to head to Little Rock for a date. :)

I hope everyone is having a wonderful post-holiday weekend. Monday is gonna be here before we know it, folks. :(

Thanks for reading!


  1. Don't be so hard on yourself! You're still doing great and you were able to maintain! That's a good thing!

    1. You're exactly right. I need to chill and quit being hard on myself.

      Can't wait to hear about your first fill tomorrow! Keep us posted!

  2. Maintaining over a holiday is a success in my book! Good job :)

  3. You're right. I need to remember this is a journey, not a race, and be grateful that I maintained. :)

  4. Not just that you maintained, but that you maintained after eating a zillion calories! Which I think might be a slight exaggeration, but didn't gain or overeat to the point of making yourself sick. Plus...I like that we can still indulge occasionally in evil desserts and its you said...journey to health and that can still include RuthsChris sweet potatoes. ;)