Total Weight Loss

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Road Ahead

I'm in that time of the year, when the best I can do is hang on for the ride. I've done a lot of contemplation regarding my situation and have decided that if, on October 10, my weight is no higher than it is now, I will be successful. I don't expect not to gain any in between times, but if I can yo-yo my way through this I'll be satisfied. I've just about gotten back to my Saturday morning weight after my double whammy weekend!

I don't think any one's weight stays the same all of the time. I think even naturally thin people overeat from time to time. They just naturally adjust their intake going forward to shed the excess. I think it is unrealistic no matter what one's weight to expect to weigh exactly the same every single day. Our bodies (especially women's) hold & shed fluid for all sorts of reasons. The trick, it seems, is to find what the range is and stay in it. But, I'm not there yet. I'll get there, and in the meantime, I've got to have a plan.

My next challenge is an adoption ceremony at work on Friday. These are sweet occasions that none of us want to miss. There will be cake, punch and various finger foods. I have already volunteered to serve. This technique has served me so well in the past, I'm not really worried about eating anything at all.

My sister will be coming to town on Tuesday of next week to stay until the next Tuesday. I live for these times. I love it when she and her family are in town. My other sister and I take time off from work and just do what comes to mind all week. My niece and I started getting pedicures a couple of years ago, so that is on our must do list. We all just take a step back from the hustle and bustle of life and just enjoy each other. It is great!!!

With regard to food & eating, I'll probably do my own thing at meal time. That will be fine. There will be snacks and tempting treats around, but I'm just going to have to forgo those. I don't feel strong enough to allow myself only one. My issue here is that, since I often stall out on the weekends with weight loss, I fear the same thing this week. I haven't put my finger on what happens on the weekends to create this phenomenon. It happens. This will be an 8 day weekend for me. I'm hoping that, at worst, my weight stays flat.

Of course as soon as they leave the faculty feeding frenzy begins with 65MD's school...then my birthday...then his birthday...then our anniversary...then a trip...then...then...then...


  1. Feeding frenzy - yup, I'm trying to avoid it also. Tomorrow I'm having some friends over for my and I'm stressing. I've had a bit of the pre-birthday food already, ugh, working really hard at staying on track though. We CAN do it!

  2. I think you are right - weight varies day by day for even the "best" eaters. I have been maintaining but that is not staying at one weight. What it mostly looks like for now is that I have some social eating obligation (never that I choose!) and my weight goes up no matter how carefully I try to eat... then it takes the rest of the week for it to get back to where it was. Then another social engagement with food. But I am feeling okay with this cycle, for now.

  3. it's so interesting you mentioned birthdays, our meeting (weight watchers) was about how all our celebrations revolve around food and NOT the celebration itself. even birthdays when i was a kid you had cake and that was it, then ice cream snuck in, now it's a full blown meal with appetizers and cake and ice cream plus assorted grazing to boot. i'm trying to refocus my plans to NOT include food. just stay focused and you'll be fine! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  4. I think it is very mature of you to recognize that staying the same weight is a good goal for you at this time! :)

    Sounds like you have a solid plan for how you are going to handle things to come, so I'm sure you'll do good! Good luck!

  5. I hear you loud & clear. Made it through my birthday with only a minimal gain and we have a 9-day trip coming up that should help. Unusual as it seems, I do better when we are traveling. But after that, the frenzy starts and doesn't let up until about the same time as yours. So daunting............