Weigh In #4

Date night at Boomer’s! They were having their anniversary $2.99 burger deal.


Honey Mustard Chicken Burger (no cheese) we split these fries.

I’m gonna get straight to the point and tell you I didn’t lose anything this week. Nothing. I worked out for an hour and a half five days this week. I haven’t consumed any sweets in 29 days, and all Ive lost is 7 pounds this month. I needed to lose 10 pounds each month to hit my 30 pounds in 90 days goal.

Mr. Gaunt also didn’t lose anything. He might be more angry about it than I am. He says “then why did I work out every day?!” and I tell him I just don’t know.

I look at the things I eat and I just don’t think I’m doing that poorly. Yeah sometimes I have sushi. Sometimes I eat Lean cuisine Spaghetti. Sometimes I drink two lattes in one day. But isn’t that just life? Shouldn’t working out all the time counteract those occasional poor choices?

The funny thing is, all week I felt really really good. I felt like I looked ok, that my clothes fit better. I was SURE I had lost some weight. So yes I’m a little annoyed that I didn’t, but I’m going to focus on feeling in shape, not the number on the scale.

However I’m going to tweek my eating habits just a little bit this week and see if by the end of the week I can’t be slightly closer to my goal. Also I missed food journaling twice this week, this wont happen next week. You will see all 7 days.

So I hope everyone else had a good week. I didn’t get any texts, and I havent heard of much weight loss success these days from others. Don’t lose faith, just keep working at it. It will happen.


1. Thou Shalt Not Wear Pants that Stretch

Your clothing is an early-warning system for weight gain. When it’s getting hard to snap your jeans, you know it’s time to be vigilant. Wearing stretchy clothes allows you to live in ignorance of how your body is growing, making it easier to pack on pounds without knowing it.

 2. Thou Shalt Not Keep Fat Clothes in Your Closet

When you keep the clothes you wore at an unhealthy weight, it gives you a back-up plan if the pounds don’t come off. Instead, force yourself to stay on track by 86ing your “fat pants.”

 3. Thou Shalt Not Eat Meat That Walks on Four Legs More Than Once a Week

Meat that comes from an animal with 4 legs is higher in saturated fat (the unhealthy kind) than that which comes from 2-legged animals such as chickens, or animals with no legs, like fish. Plus: women who eat large amounts of red meat more than once a week have a 50% higher chance of dying from heart disease and have higher cancer rates.

 4. Thou Shalt Not Graze

Plan your meal before you open the refrigerator, get what you need, and close the door. Opening it throughout the day leads to impulsive choices and overeating.

 5. Thou Shalt Not Eat After 7:30pm

When you eat late at night you are more likely to be eating in front of the TV (when you won’t pay attention to how much you’re putting in your mouth) and you’re more likely to pick high-calorie snacks.

6. Thou Shalt Not Pile Food More than 1 Inch High or Within 2 Inches of the Plate Edge

Larger portions equal more calories. ‘Nuff said.

 7. Thou Shalt Not Chew Food Less than 20 Times Per Bite

Chewing allows your body to realize that you are eating food, prompting it to create a sensation of fullness at the appropriate time. When you don’t chew enough, you get ahead of that process, eating well past when you are actually satisfied.

 8. Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Plate

Spend your day nibbling bites on someone else’s sandwich or afternoon snack, and you will add on 1,000 calories easy.

 9. Thou Shalt Not Carry Small Bills

Nothing loves a small bill better than a vending machine. When you have them at the ready, you are one step closer to an impulsive, calorie-loaded afternoon slip up.

10. Thou Shalt Not Eat While Standing Up

Eating sitting down enables you to be aware of what you’re eating and eat it slowly so that your body can tell you your full before it’s too late.

Hey I Went to a Weigh In!

I skipped last week due to the cold and my own sheer laziness. Tonight however I got my ass in gear and headed out in the cold (with as little clothing as possible of course) and weighed in!

Weigh in went pretty well, except that the woman behind the desk tells me I need a new book (we get little books that they put our weight stickers in every week), I tell her “no thanks, I like mine” she tells me that everyone has to start the new year with a new book. I am irritated by this. I love my book! It has logged every pound I have lost, it is worn to shit from swimming around my purse all week, it has my little goals noted in the spine. I don’t want a new book! The woman gives me no choice and puts this weeks sticker in my new shiny book! F*** You lady!

Ok moving on from that rant, my weigh in results were…

-2.4 pounds

Not too bad, please note its for two weeks not just one. I’m not really seeing huge weeks anymore. I’m hoping to lose at least 1.6 pounds this week to put me at my 65lbs lost. Then only 10 more pounds till goal! On my scale I need to lose 7 more pounds by january 1st. This is no time to screw up!

This weekend Mr. Gaunt and I have THREE parties to attend! The first is friday night up in Boulder for a friends going away party. It’s at a bar and I’m sure will involve plenty of alcohol (or as I refer “the silent fattener!)…ugg. The second is a holiday cocktail party that will have more alcohol and cookies! I plan on bringing my one point Coconut Macaroons just incase theres nothing else. I like to snack at a party. The last is Sunday and its Mr. Gaunt and I’s work christmas party. Its going to be at a bowling alley with a pizza buffet…holy cow! I havent had real pizza in at least 6 months, I will not start now.  So I’m a little worried, but I’m gonna try to limit myself. I need to look up info on low cal drinks and make sure they are available.

Tonight Im making Eggplant lasagna with ground turkey! Ill post pics and the recipe later tonight.