Friday, May 22, 2015

Weigh in Day: I’m Lucky

I did well this past week until Wednesday when I was tired and instead of taking a nap I snacked. And then yesterday I ended up going over my points again simply because I was ill-prepared and hungry. I tracked every bite this week, which is a goal of mine because I want to stay accountable for better or worse.

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect on the scale this morning, which basically means that I didn’t give it a full effort this week. When I step on the scale, I should be confident that I put in the work—I want to feel that way next week.

I was happy to see that I did have a loss—a small one, but a loss none the less. I lost .3 lb.

Stats for the week:

  • Weekly Points Used: 67/49—yikes!
  • Active Points Earned: 22
  • Activity Points Used: 22
  • Total steps: 46,726
  • Weight Loss this Week: –.3 lbs.
  • Total Weight Loss to Date: –10.6 lbs.

Oofta—seeing all of that here “on paper” makes it more real! I ate 18 more points than I was allotted and I also did not move nearly enough. I was feeling a little bit off this past week—tired, unmotivated, and maybe a little bit down…after having truly experiencing depression, I wouldn’t say I was “depressed”—just maybe a little blue.

The most important thing will be the overall downward trend. I will have weeks like this from time to time (or two weeks in a row), but the important thing is that I don’t throw in the towel. I’ve got this! I’m too determined to reach my goals that I don’t want to give up this time. Maybe I won’t reach my goals super fast—but I’m ok with that. I want this to truly be a lifestyle change and not a quick-fix-diet and exercise-like-crazy episode. Sustainability is what I’m after—and this is how it works for me.

In other news, yesterday went great with the craft project. Baby girl did very well and I handled everything pretty well, I think…with a little extra help of some Xanax. What can I say…I try to avoid it but I know my signs and I knew I needed it. It’s kind of a lifesaver sometimes—I rarely take it, but it really helps when I do. Meanwhile, I am still learning my coping techniques. Just keepin’ it real here on the A Journey to Thin blog. Winking smile

So anyways, I am no artist—but I love how my flower pots turned out! They are a little messy because I accidently used too much paint and it starting running down…but who cares, I don’t require perfection!


They will be stacking pots—I will take another picture when I get them assembled and flowers planted. I’m pretty proud of myself for the color mixtures. We had primary colors so I mixed paints to get the colors I wanted. It’s kind of hard to see, but that’s a teal color chevron, a coral-ish color circles, and pale yellow stripes. Fun!

One more picture…doesn’t baby girl look adorable in her new dress and bow from grandma? Spoiled little girl!


Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

How did you do this week? Did you have a loss or a gain—or maybe you maintained?


  1. Fun little pots. I should paint some of mine! Your baby looks so much like you. Adorable.

  2. The pots look great! I'm glad you had a good time. We all have weeks when we blow our points, but we track and move on! And hey, you still lost a little, so win-win ;) Your daughter is soooo cute!

  3. Great job! Tracking everything even when over is really a goal in itself.

    I love the pots and look forward to seeing the project!

  4. She is so cute!! Love the flower pots!

  5. Keep up the good work!! Love the flower pots :)

  6. Awww, she's cute. :) Congrats on the loss! I love the chevron pot. Very awesome that you mixed all those colors up out of the primary colors!



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