Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Weight loss update

I lost 2.4 pounds this past week. I'm a little disappointed, but I guess I can't complain. I have to think about two pounds of ground beef or something like that. It makes it seem like a bigger accomplishment. As far as I know I am still in the lead. Everyone says that I will win. A couple of people opted not to weigh in today due to cheating over the weekend. We are allowed two "no weigh" days. We have 3 weeks to go.

I just love the comments I get (I'm being sarcastic). Things like "I could never give up ___" or "you're just good at losing weight"(Like that is supposed to be a compliment. It sounds like they are complimenting me for yo-yo dieting! I'm also good at gaining it back too, in case they haven't noticed!) or "I have such and such medical problem that keeps me from losing" or "You have more willpower than I do". I think there are two kinds of people, those who "wish" their weight away, and those who actively do something about it. Most of the time I fit in the first category. It is hard to make changes in your diet and to exercise. A lot of times it's not fun. There is a saying "anything worth having is worth working hard for". If I ever get to my goal weight, I will know that it didn't come easy and that I worked hard for it. For some reason, there are a lot of people, myself included, that look at people who have lost weight and say "it must be nice". Like that person didn't have to do anything but wish themselves thin and it happened.

OK, I went on a rant there. This week's challenge at work is to exercise 3 x a week for 20 min each time. I started yesterday by walking on a treadmill for about 40 min. I'd love to do that more often, but it is at my in laws and I don't always have someone to watch the boys.


SamandSawyersMom said...

Good for you. I am proud that you aren't quitting. I agree with all of your rant. I bought the complete Atkins' diet book yesterday. I figure I will start with the orginal...it worked for so many people. It is full of recipes too. I almost bought 2, so I could do it with someone else, but no one has as much as me to lose so....I am trying to get my husband to join the Y and I think a weak moment for him might make him say yes. Then I could take the kids with me to work out because I just do not like leaving them....At the Y, they have childcare where you can see right in at all times. I might be willing to try that. If not, we could swim with the kids and take turns doing laps. By the way, I never say "must be nice", about people who did it. I only say that about people who can eat whatever they want (uh hem CDS) and not gain a pound. That would be nice. I figure, I enjoyed putting this weight on, I ate every one of these pounds, now I have to sweat em off. I am just scared to start cause then I know it is all over for me...I don't cheat so I figure I will never have a sweet again??? That is how I feel when I start...depressing.

Crystal said...

I know exactly what you mean about people saying comments that are actually rude. I get them all the time about my being thin. They say things like "Gosh, you are so skinny!" Like it's a bad thing or they say "Don't you ever eat??" I have been thin my whole life, I like everyone else, LOVE food and I do eat more than people would think but I am just genetically thin. I would actually like to gain a little weight, nothing fits, I have no body and people always think I am anorexic! People can be so rude to you no matter if it's because you are overweight or underweight! UGH! It drives me crazy!

Keep up the good work, Lura. You are doing this for yourself, don't let those people get to you!

Lura said...

The scale this morning said down 2.5 more since yesterday. I was waiting for that! Of course, I won't officially count it until next Tuesday. Now I want to go use the treadmill again!

Char said...

You didn't walk 40 minutes! It was more like 10! ;) I know, I was there! It was ME that walked the 40!