How the Jeans Fit Friday #4

Friday, January 23, 2015

Here we are again, another week, another weigh in...
Starting weight = 206.8
Goal Weight = 140
Last Weigh in = 198.4
Todays Weight = 197.6
Pounds lost this week = 0.8
Total Pounds Lost = 9.2
Pounds left to goal = 57.6

Not a great weight loss this week, but I am not surprised. It is the worst, when you feel like you did great and the numbers don't show it, but that is not the case. This was a tough week. The most challenging one thus far, but I made it through with a small loss! I can't complain about that!
The Good...
  • This was not a perfect week, but I wasn't too hard on myself and when I had one bad meal, I just made sure the next one wasn't!
  • I still got in my water on most days!
  • I went to book club last night and I did not eat anything. The bigger accomplishment though, was that I passed on a glass of wine and went with seltzer water. Now, I don't drink on a daily basis, but I love a glass (or two) of wine or beer in a social situation. I stayed strong though as much as I wanted one!
The Bad...
  • There were quite a few times this week, that I didn't get a meal in at the 3 hour mark. Stuff came up and I wasn't always prepared. There was even a day that I only got 4 meals in, instead of 5.
  • I ate out 5 times this week. 4 of them were planned, one was spontaneous. I didn't eat terrible at all of them, but I certainly was not perfect. After two meals out on Friday, I decided to end the night with dessert and call Friday my reward day instead of Saturday. Saturday, I did great, and think I nailed dinner out as well. Sunday was a little off on timing, but otherwise great. Monday, Mike and I planned to go to lunch and I had soup, salad and breadsticks at Olive Garden. I had one bowl of soup, one breadstick and  few bowls of salad. Then Monday night we went for pizza with friends, totally last minute and so much fun! I had 2 beers and pizza. This week is so rare, I don't normally even have the chance to eat out that many times in a four day period! We celebrated 2 birthdays, had dinner with my parents after Olivia's dance recital, had a date day and I had dinner with a friend I hadn't seen for a long time. Sometimes I feel like it is a struggle to keep a balance between living life and being on the diet. Should I have eaten pizza and drank beer on Monday night? On the diet, Nope. But if I'm living? Absolutely.
My plan this week is to follow the diet as closely as I can. We will not be going out this week and the temptation should be low. My goal is to follow the diet as closely as I can for the next few weeks,  knowing that starting February 14th, which is the start of school vacation, I could again be faced with multiple eating out scenarios. So I would like to lose as much as possible between now and that hurdle!
My final goal for this coming week is to start exercising. I think I am ready to add it in. I think that I will need it for continued weight loss. I think had I been exercising this week, it would have showed in a little more weight loss on the scale. My plan will be to get up and work on posting the blog first thing and then after I am awake do the exercise plan from the book! The best time to do it is first thing, according to Chris Powell, so I am going to listen! We'll see how it goes!
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Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!


  1. Wow! Congrats! It's still a loss, which isn't a gain - keep up the great work!

  2. You're doing great, but I understand how you feel. I'm trying to lose some more baby weight and have lost about 25 pounds since my girl was born (a year go at the end of the month), but I still have some weight to lose and I just can't seem to get past the weight I'm stuck at! I know I need to try a bit harder... thinking about doing another round of whole30 which I think would help a ton!

    1. It can be so hard! My "baby" is 4! I have heard about the whole30, sounds like a great plan to follow. This plan that I am doing works for me because of the structure, I needed some structure :) Good luck with what you decide to do!

  3. Good for you on putting it out there! You go, girl!

  4. A loss is a loss! that's the way I look at it. You've already made great progress!

    1. Yes, a loss is so much better than a gain! Keeps me motivated! Next week I should reach 10 pounds and that excites me! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. only one breadstick! I think that calls for an award personally.

    1. Right!!! Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great Monday!

  6. Anytime the scale moves a little closer towards the goal weight, it's a reason to celebrate :) Have a great week, keep up your hard work!



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