Weigh In Wednesday #17

weigh in wednesdayAll week long I’ve been trying to figure out how I was going to write this week’s weigh-in post. Maybe I’d lie a little? No. Maybe I’d make excuses? No. Maybe I’d blame it on the moon? No. Honestly, I just stopped watching what I ate this week. Not permanently, I just needed a sanctioned break.

There was a beautiful loaf of sourdough from the market, that desperately needed to be eaten toasted with butter (I didn’t eat it all, just a few slices). And I did the Lactation Cookie post, so I had to make those and eat some of them. And I really wanted to know what my food tastes like served with rice, so I ate it. I went out with the ladies and had not one but TWO cocktails, a burger AND fries. It all tasted delicious. Portions, what are those again?

Here’s what it felt like. The sourdough was amazing, crunchy, buttery, tasted great going down. The lactation cookies eventually gave me heart burn (as they eventually did when I was eating them daily after P was born). I still had plenty of energy to dance on Tuesday night, but less enthusiasm. I’m feeling lethargic. That has something to do with the next paragraph too.

P has been suffering from some gnarly allergies, which includes copious amounts of fluid leaking from every orifice of his face and an insane amount of coughing. Usually in the middle of the night. If I was heartless, I’d let him go all night long, but I’m not.

At 3 am for the past two nights I’ve gotten up and given him some herbs to calm the cough and offer him water. At which point he places his baby hands on my cheeks and so sweetly says, “I tired. Let’s go to sleep mama. Hold my hand.” It’s seriously the most tender thing you’ve ever heard.

In the hope that he’ll fall quickly asleep if I stay, I lay down. But he doesn’t fall quickly asleep, because he’s got this freaking cough. And like any mother with a sick babe, I can only rest fitfully. After and hour or more, we both conk out until he inevitably starts to cough again. It’s still too early in my opinion, but the sun is peaking through the edges of the curtains and he’s ready to roll. I’m not sleeping so good and that makes everything harder. End of story.

I need to find my motivation again. Re-read my initial post, start getting 8 hours of sleep again and drinking more water and less coffee. Yeah, it’s a lifestyle change, but it’s still not easy. Har-umph.

#17 4/24/13 Last Week This Week Difference Overall Loss
Weight (lbs) 238.5 242.5 +4 18.5 lbs
Left Leg (in) 30.5 30.5 0 -2
Hip (in) 50.5 50 -0.5 -3.5
Waist (in) 42 42.5 +0.5 -8.5
Chest (in) 43.5 44.5 +1 -3
Left Arm (in) 15.5 15.5 0 -1.5
Neck (in) 15 15 0 -1
Total inches Lost 19.5

4 thoughts on “Weigh In Wednesday #17”

  1. You’re right, it definitely is not easy and sometimes you have to step back and refocus on what you’re doing. And sometimes we have to break the rules to realize the good we are seeing in our bodies from following them. :) Recently I had a bad eating day where I ate a lot of things I normally don’t have and boy I felt it for 2 days after. Keep at it – you can do it! :)

    1. Thanks for the support Stephani! Sometimes I feel really motivated and get into a great pattern of eating and exercising and I feel fantastic. Then something shifts and it takes that much more effort. I know I’ll cycle back around soon, I just have to maintain good habits and attitude for the time being.

  2. I, too, have 100 pounds to loose. I am using real food and exercise (T-Tapp). I started Feb 8, I have lost 10 pounds and a total of 35 inches. I am trying to blog about it but am not very good at blogging yet. I can really relate to your journey and plan on following your story. I have days when I get off my good eating habits and stumble, but have found a great recipe for chocolate that helps me stay on track. I just have to remind myself that it took time to get this heavy and it is going to take time to make it go away, I wish you all the best.

    1. Good for you Stephanie! Making the decision is the easy part, and I’ve found keeping myself accountable on my blog has helped a lot. Blogging takes a little practice, but I have found it very rewarding. Keep checking in and let me know how you’re doing along the way. I love hearing other peoples stories too. Be well!

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