Thursday, November 20, 2008

Weekly Weigh In: Woo Hoo!

I continue moving down on the scale: I lost 1.4 pounds this week, which rocks my world!!! I really worked out hard this week. I restarted the 30 Day Shred (mainly since I've stopped, I've gotten kind of soft in the middle), went to Spinning on Sunday and Tuesday, and went for a run on Saturday. Yesterday, I skipped my workout to go out to dinner with E and another girl that we work with. You know, having a regular bitchfest (ptg, what did you call it? an eatandbitch?) really really helps with work. All three of us have been having rough weeks, workwise, and it just helped to eat some yummy food and talk it out. After two hours of sitting there and bitching and laughing, I felt a lot more relaxed. It was just what I needed. I ended up having a huge salad with goat cheese (yum) and a stuffed portabella mushroom cap, with zucchini, summer squash, onions, and artichoke hearts. Not so bad, although I'm pretty sure those veggies were sauteed in ridiculous amounts of oil.

I might have mentioned it in the comments of someone else's blog, but I'm putting it out here. I want to lose a total of 35 pounds by the end of 2008. That means I'm 4.8 pounds away from my goal. I have 4.5 weeks to lose these 4.8 pounds... and I think I can do this. I set this goal for myself because I want a reason NOT to pig out at all these wonderful dinners and parties that I will be going to over the next 4.5 weeks. It's also a doable goal... although, as always, I will be happy if I lose 3 or 4 of those pounds instead of the whole 4.8!

So, blogger friends, I am off for Thanksgiving break. Because of huntin' season (yes, it's not hunting season, it's huntin' season), we get all of next week off, which means I'm heading home to no internet land today. Of course, you might find me later this week perched on a stool at Panera, checking email and giving you guys some highlights of my trip, how I'm trying to avoid gaining weight at home (my poor mom... she's so happy that I've lost all this weight, but she's so torn because to her, she wants to feed me. She's Italian, what can I say?) So, no Biggest Loser update or Weekly Weigh In next week. Sorry :( I wish all of you and your families a happy and safe Thanksgiving... and that we keep it moving through the holidays!!


Anastasia Beaverhausen said...

I know exactly what you mean about: "my poor mom... she's so happy that I've lost all this weight, but she's so torn because to her, she wants to feed me. She's Italian, what can I say?" I was at a support group last night and we were talking about enablers and how sabatogers (I cannot spell that word today). We spent about 30 mintues talking about how to deal with them over the holidays, and the best advice I can offer is to "help" your mom cook some healthier versions of her traditional dishes. :)
Have a great holiday and keep up the good work!

ptg said...

YAY for you for that 1.4lb!!! That is superfantabulous and a great way to start the holiday(s)!

Oh, and the word is dish&bitch, patent pending. ;o)

I am also hoping for a good weigh-in tomorrow, and I'll be home next week so we'll see what happens...I'm going for a steady hold of weight, rather than a huge gain!

Have a great holiday!

Angie Eats Peace said...

You are doing so good, you will hit your goal! Good luck.

Cammy said...

Great week! Your goal is completely do-able. I had a similar one last year, and it really helped during the holiday season as I recuperated from some minor surgery that prevented me from exercising!

Have a great holiday! Be safe!

carla said...

have a great break and PLAN ON MY COMING FOR CHRISTMAS!

ziti? no ham?
this Jewish woman is in :)

Marcie said...

Have a safe trip and enjoy Thanksgiving. =)

c said...

Awesome! Enjoy your week off! I wish we didn't have classes this week - we have them through Wednesday. Boo!

Last Journey Down said...

I just found your blog and am so excited for you and your incredible success! I'm so inspired and hope you have a great Thanksgiving with your family! Your goals are so doable - absolutely! Keep going!

DaDivaStreet said...

You will definately hit that goal soon! Wishing you a great Thanksgiving.

RooBabs said...

Your goal is totally doable. I know you will rock it! Congrats on the loss this week (last week, whatever- I'm behind the times).

Glad the eatandbitch was therapeutic for you. I had a great chat with my fave SIL over the weekend. Girlfriends are great, aren't they?!