Okay, its been a little over 4 weeks since I first decided to share my weight loss journey for the whole world to see. Well, actually, just our readers. This would include my mom, a few of her friends and some great Etsy customers. Customers who are probably trying decide whether they want an inside or outside mount for their roman shades, who are wondering why they have stumbled onto this blog post about losing weight and my big arm.
Well, this actually is supposed to be a lifestyle blog, so its time to deal with life and its challenges.
Although, I will be honest, in case you’ve been wondering how it’s been going and why I haven’t done weekly postings on this, there is actually a very logical and reasonable reason……FEAR OF FAILURE!
Usually, I have quit by now, so there would be nothing left to say.
Or it would go something like this:
Week 1 – Gung ho. Go to meeting! Get inspired! Buy lots of fruits and vegetables. Many go bad.
Week 2 – Down 2-3 pounds. Even more inspired! Feeling like I can do anything. Buy fewer fruits and vegetables. Eat most of them but still hungry. Eat a few extras snacks and forget to measure my Vodka while putting it in my fresca.
Week 3 – Up a half. Wondering why I am even doing this. There are plenty of happy overweight people. Its about my quality of life, not the quantity of my weight. Join friends for Bang Bang Shrimp at Bonefish, not realizing that it is 23 points, basically what Im allowed in one day, and that did not include the Cosmo. (Okay, okay two Cosmos:0 )
Week 4 – Traffic was too bad a 5pm. Miss the meeting
Week 5 – Down 1. Feel down because 3.5 lbs in 5 weeks, just isn’t cutting it. Maybe Paleo is the way to go. Head to the store for meat and berries and whatever hell else the caveman ate.
Well, you get the picture.
So I just couldn’t bring myself to record that weekly.
I took it easier this time. Didn’t try to do all or nothing. Started slow…..maybe a little too slow.
But I travelled 3 different times since I started 5 weeks ago.
During that time I spent a few days at the beach, went to Atlanta’s AmericasMart, and went to Colorado for a wedding. And traveling is usually a sure-fire, “knife in the proverbial diet coffin.”
But, it actually wasn’t. This time I made trade offs. I wanted cake at my cousin’s wedding, so I saved up some points during the day so I could.
So here is a quick recap of how its gone so far.
Week 1 – down 3.5 pounds
Week 2 – up .6
Week 3 – down 3.6
Week 4 – down 1.2
Week 5 -down .6
Week 6 – down 2
**Update— I actually didn’t post this at Week 6. Summer has gotten away from me, and now in in hot and sunny Los Angeles, taking my freshman son, Sam, to college.
The good news is its now week 10, and will all of my travels this summer, I haven’t GAINED WEIGHT BACK! Next week when I get home, its time to get serious. We will be empty nesters, so meal planning should be easier:)
And our window treatment business on Etsy is picking up for the fall. Hopefully, that means more time thinking about fabrics, and less time about food. Ahh…..if only it worked that way:)
hogs and kisses,