Friday, May 6, 2011

Not a skinny week at all…

It’s that TOM again, every 16 days maximum and this time 14 days. You know that really screws up the scale, my psyche, my eating and so much more. Eating, well I will tell you that was way out of control the past two days and the scale shows it today. I’m up a little over 6 lbs. 4 of them are of course from my period but 2 from eating the world. THAT SUCKS!!!! I do admit that with my period also comes constipation so that will add a bit but still 6.2 lbs. What happened to 173.4?


This was yesterday.


This is today’s.

I think this is the first time I have had an increase like this since I started my life style change. This is terrible but expected but unacceptable. It’s a good thing I know what to do.

So with that I am also going to be joining in on Allan’s Phase 6. The last phase before maintenance. This Phase will be very different then any of the other ones. Today Allan had this to say about this Phase. It’s more of a “you know the rules, I’ve provided the plan, get your butt in gear and just do it” plan. No weekly weigh-in’s to Allan. But I will still be telling you because I need someone other then me to hold me accountable and that was what you’ve been doing since the beginning. I really don’t have far to go. 165 is my goal and now with the extra weight gain it’s 15 lbs instead of just 10. Oh well, it is what it is and I could get mad, stand on my head, beat myself up but where will it get me? No place at all. So today is the first day of the rest of my life and I will be doing the best I can, learn from this past week and move on.

Still 179.6….YUCK!!!

Monday I have my lab work up so that means I am fasting until after 2:30 in the afternoon. WOW, that’s a long time with just water but also a great kick start to this week. Then after lab I will get a mammogram. I’ve been a little lax on that the past 3 years and that’s stupid. I need to go and take care of things. Then on the 25th is my physical. A complete one because like my mammogram it’s been 3 years and needs to be taken care of. 

Oh I almost forgot. I got 4 days in on my quest for 20 days of bike riding. Each day a little bit further. 2, then 4 and now 5 miles. It’s still not a mileage breaker but that’s not the goal, the goal is to ride my bike for 20 days out of the 31.


Joss has been joining me on my bike rides too.

I am finding it a struggle to get to the gym, practice for my 5K out here on our road, ride my bike and hike the trails but as long as I am out there moving my butt I am not going to worry. The main thing I need to do is practice for my 5K so this week that will be main goal. Brenda and I are going to go walk the course on Tuesday and get a base line to work on and beat before our race on the 21st.

So there you have it, my screw up, my challenge and my goals for this up-coming week. Plus working 70+ hours, boy scouts, preschool, the vet and more it’ll be a busy and great week.

I hope you all have a great week. No matter if it’s with Allan and his phase 6 challenge, your own diet and exercise plan or whatever, I wish you the very best and that you get to the goals you’ve set for yourself. The best goal of all, to be happy, healthy and ready to take on the world.

Take care my friends and have a blessed weekend.


Kalei's Best Friend said...

Its water retention.... Exercise it off- sweating it will help... hey, if u get in a sauna u can drop the couple of water weight pounds.. believe me, it works.

Karen Butler Ogle said...

I had a gain this morning too, Julie. I know it is mostly water retention but it is a red flag that I need to pay closer attention.

I wish you the best on phase 6. I'm sure you will do well.

Hang in there and have a great weekend. :)

Kalei's Best Friend said...

@Julie: as far as your comment, the fact that its water weight gain should not bother you... YOU know it doesn't really count..Its not weight u gained from anything u ate.. Your body is just doing what it naturally should do...

MissMommie said...

drink drink drink your water water water!!!! The more you retain the more you need to drink, it helps flush it out.

And welcome to the crankies!!!

It's really not that bad! My husband said to me tonight that he didn't know how I could do it. I looked at him and said that I have the rest of my life to eat, but I have to do this now so that I can be around long enough to enjoy the rest of my life. I think he finally got it!!

Much love!!

Michele said...

I think those ups and downs are honestly part of the whole process. I do not know the science of it all, but, I believe that our bodies have their own way of adjusting to the big changes we make. Sounds like you got a plan to fix it!

Great work on the biking. It is hard finding time to do all that exercise. I like your plan to focus on what is most important now. Have a great Mother's Day!

Joy said...

Weight gain can be so frustrating no matter the reason!!! It sounds like you know what you need to do. I have had stuff like this happen and I'm like you, I just pull up my boot straps and keep on pushing through!! This is an amazing process and you have done so well. Keep it up!!!

Happy Mother's Day!!

Stay focoused!

Princess Dieter said...

Hormonal stuff is wacky, but it does sort out. The only danger are the cravings that can come. I know that I didn't need a calendar when I was menstruating. I just needed to see when I got snappish at hubby and wanted choco and chips n salsa. Those were the signs! ; )

Hope the physical and mammo are all clear and you're in great shape.

Happy Mom's Day!