Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Weigh In Wednesday

My first thought about todays weigh in was to not post. I was pretty sure it was going to be bad. I was right. I gained 1.2 pounds. I know all the reasons I gained too. Here they are...

1. I discovered fried pickles at a local bar and I had them four times in six days.

2. Each time I ate the pickles, I had at least one bacardi and diet, but never more than two.

3. I have some weird thing going on with my wrist. My friends at work have diagnosed it as carpal tunnel. What ever it is, I am having an awful time doing anything with my wrist. Typing this is taking forever because I am doing it with only my left hand.

4. Have you tried to shred without your right wrist? The push ups, the weights. Not good. I've been dealing with this for the last four days.

5. Because I walked six miles (although the paper said six and a half miles) on Sunday, I didn't do anything else that day.

Are you getting the picture of why I gained this week? I know exactly why I gained but, I was bummed. But...two things happened to give me back some incentive for next week.

First, I was emailing back and forth with Christy last night and she put it back in perspective for me. Tomorrow starts a new day and a new week for me. What happened this week is over and I can have a fresh start tomorrow. Everyone has bad weeks and this is my turn. I can do great next week if I really try and I am going to really try.

Second, one of my very favorite little guys at school made me smile so big today and gave me another incentive to start over. Some of you know Racecar. We were walking down the hall from the bathroom and he said I looked different. I just got a haircut so I said, "I think it's my hair.". He said "No, you are a different size. You're getting skinny". We stopped right then and there and I gave him a big hug and thanked him and told him he made my day. I have a sneaking suspision that his mommy Beth put him up to it, but I don't care. It was just what I needed.

So, to quote Scarlet O'Hara, "Tomorrow is another day". It's my day to get back on track. I have to figure out what I can do that won't involve my wrist too much, but I'll figure it out. Thank you so much Christy and Racecar!!! You have no idea how much you have helped me.

One last thing. One little question. Do I have to give back my five pound button?


  1. I feel you on the fried pickles. They had them at Zaxbys for awhile and I ate a hell of a lot of them! It's probably good for my waistline that they quit selling them.

  2. Oooh, LOVE Racecar! (And Christy!)

    Second, that is not a huge gain that can't be reversed right away. I think you know what you did wrong and have faith that you will not eat fried pickles four times this week. ;o)

    Injuries suck - I am having a super hard time even walking with my sciatic issues. Haven't shredded since Friday.

    I gave my 5# button back a long time ago, but will have it back next week. For sure. I'll give you a bye week. :o)

  3. Tomorrow is a new day, this is a new week and you'll get back on track.

    Be careful trying to work out with an injury. Instead of pushing it, do other types of work outs so that you don't have to use your wrist! (lots and lots of cardio!)

  4. hand over the fried pickles!

    i'm doing this for your own good - and because they sound yummy! :P

    from the sounds of it (how precious is he!!) you've made too much progress to quit now. :)

  5. Oh girl, don't be hard on yourself..and stay away from that bar at least while you are trying to lose! LOL. How sweet of Racecar to say that. You deserve that 5# and you are on your way to your next one. We all have ups and downs and at least you are making changes. I hope your wrist is better. You might need to wear a wrist brace for a while or go see the orthopedic dr.

  6. that is soooo stinkin' cute about your little racecar guy :) and jeez, carpal tunnel? don't pull a 'dad' and wait till its like dangling by a thread before you see someone for help ;)

  7. Oh my gosh, what a good boy! I SWEAR I never told him to say anything to you. I try not to ever mention skinny or overweight or anything like that to the kids, I don't want them to think of that when they see someone, so we just don't mention it to them. HE'S SO AWESOME.

    And Christy is the best. Don't get down on yourself, weight loss IS HARD.


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