Weigh In Wednesday: Oops, I Did It Again!

Weigh-in Wednesday!Not only do I love that Britney Spears song, I actually did do it again. For about a month, I went off the social media grid (hello again!), didn’t weigh in, didn’t track, and didn’t workout. If you’ve been around for a while, you know it’s certainly not the first time. Heck, I was all derailed the week right before my 5K, if you read my last update.

I apologize for being a broken record. As you know, I am the biggest proponent of just keepin’ on trying, but try, I did not. As my mini-vacay last week approached, I full on planned that I would continue to not worry about anything until after I got back. I set a day, and I stuck with it. So I guess that’s sayin’ something! Sometimes, your little detours take longer than anticipated. But, I am back. I always keep coming back. So in essence, that is trying too!

I almost didn’t weigh in either. Mostly because I didn’t want to know and feel defeated. I thought I would just get back to it for a few weeks and then get on the scale. When it came down to it, I realized I needed to be honest with myself, and know where I am at. Somehow, it wasn’t that bad! I only gained 0.7 lbs in about a month of not trying. Now, I didn’t eat horribly the whole time, but I did not workout at all. Where I took a hit was with my body fat percentage, which was up about 2%! It just goes to show that it’s not just the weight on the scale that matters!

So after giving myself that “time off,” I am bound and determined not to get that derailed again. I don’t want to be that lazy person who just stops caring. I am not happy with the way I look or feel. And I have a bridesmaids dress I have to fit into in September that I don’t want to look like a giant bright pink stuffed pig in! No more excuses!

I will confess that when Monday came around (the day I had set to get back on track), I actually was already making excuses for why I didn’t have time to workout. But I stopped myself, and said, it’s only 20 minutes! I forced myself to do it. Good ol’ Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30. After not working out for a month, let me tell you, I almost puked. It only made me realize how I don’t need to keep letting myself go for months at a time only to feel like this when I get back to it.

And then yesterday, it was late, I had to go to the grocery store, it was hot, it was threatening severe storms, and I finally said, just do 20 minutes. And I made myself run the whole way. My pace is already an entire minute slower than the pace I had worked up to for that 5K in June. Again, reminding me that letting myself get off track that long has such an impact.

My long term goal is to not let myself get derailed for so long anymore. I know bumps will happen, but I cannot let it go on for a month, or even a few weeks. The short term goals for the next few weeks is to get back to tracking (and get use to eating less!) and alternating running with Ripped in 30 even if I don’t think I have enough time!

So, today is Jillian day! Let’s hope I feel less like puking! LOL How is everyone else doing? It’s been a while! 😉

Height: 5′ 4″
Highest Weight: 201.1 lbs (6/1/2011)
Current Weight: 164.7 lbs
Change Since Last Weigh In: +0.7 lbs
Total Lost This Year: -8.3 lbs (since 3/23/2015)
All Time Total Lost: -36.4 lbs (since 6/1/2011)
(you can see my entire weight loss log here.)

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  1. Winter Benson, 15 July, 2015

    Good for you for getting back on track! Thanks for linking up!
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  2. Raymonde, 16 July, 2015

    Hi,

    Thank you for your post! It’s so recognizable for me. I could have written this! Like you I keep coming back on track.
    It’s somehow nice to realize I’m not the only one and that’s not the end. We kan keep coming back on track and achieve our goals.

    Raymonde

  3. Andrea (@andr348), 16 July, 2015

    Hey girl! I am right there with you. And I am also determined to not let life’s hiccups and bumps turn into weeks- and months-long spirals. We’ve got this! High fives for pushing yourself when you don’t want to.
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  4. Katy, 16 July, 2015

    Girl, sometimes the most important thing in the world is just to KEEP TRYING. I’ve been battling this myself and I REFUSE to give up! I know you’ve got this too. <3
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  5. Cassi, 17 July, 2015

    Taking off for a month and having under a pound gain is EXCELLENT! That shows you were doing something right. Now just to get back into the groove…
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