Kathy's Week 36 Stats:
Last Week's Weight: 129
Today's Weight: 131
Starting Weight: 151
Total Weight Loss: 20 pounds
Ummm...I'm gaining weight.
Two weeks ago I was at my goal weight, 127.
Last week I was at 129. (I blamed it on hiking Mount St. Helens, and retaining fluid in my sore muscles.)
This week: no excuses. I'm not exercising. I'm not tracking my foods in myfitnesspal.com. I weigh 131.
We have family in town, and the schedule is crazy. I'm not eating all my meals at home, and I'm not making good choices when I'm out.
Hoo boy, I know what I need to do. I don't really want to do it. I wanted to get to goal weight, and then just sail along and live happily ever after.
But it ain't gonna be that easy. I'm going to have to 1) work to re-lose those last 4 pounds, and then 2) stick with a responsible, reliable management plan.
Can I do it? Am I destined to yo-yo and backslide?
I'm really struggling with how to maintain the active exercise schedule I was loving all summer. (I'm a teacher, in case you forgot, and I went back to work this week.) I know, I know, I'm a major whiner compared to the rest of the world that only gets 2 weeks vacation every year, but it's this transition that's killing me.
Help! I need suggestions! I need some inspiration with healthy recipes! I need to get back on track!
I'd love any comments you have for me. If you have a great healthy recipe, or some dynamite ideas, or your own story of how you lost and maintained weight, we'd love to feature you! If you're not a regular Skinny contributor, just email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Katie (email@example.com) and we'd LOVE to have you guest blog for us here on The Skinny. If you have any kick-my-bum ideas on how to get me out the door and back into exercising again, I want to hear them!
Four pounds gained in two weeks is noooo good. Please help me get Skinny again!
(PS - One bright spot - I bought a pair of size 10 jeans this week, and they look great on me! Feels good! I want to keep wearing them!)