Thursday, February 12, 2009

Where did Week 5 go?!

You probably didn't notice, but I've been thinking about it all week. I skipped Week 5's update. Intentionally.

So after I got all bummed out (you know when I'm talking about, I posted it) I totally blew it. And not even a little bit. I went a full week without working out and ate loads of cookies and cheesy pasta and junk. I took the kids to Applebee's one night and ordered a salad, thinking I could be good. And then I ordered spinach artichoke dip and ate practically the entire thing by myself! Delicious. And gross. I ate nothing healthy. And it only made things worse.

So when the first day of Week 6 rolled around, I knew I had gained. I figured I had probably gained at least half of the weight back, the way I'd been eating. I felt gross. I was ready to be done blowing it. Had been for a few days. Just hadn't felt like doing the work it takes to get out of that rut.

I stepped on the scale, not wanting to know, but knowing that I needed to know. 5 pounds. What? Really?! Only 5 pounds gained back?! Okay! I can do that!! I mean, of course I was bummed. That was 5 pounds I shouldn't have had to worry about. I had already lost those 5 pounds once. If I had stuck to it, it might be 5 more pounds in the other direction! But oh well. I knew I couldn't change the past so I was just going to do better in the future.

The beginning of week 6 went a little slow. I started my workouts a little slower. I didn't want to over do it and burn myself out and slip into that rut again. I didn't want another week like week 5. I started Scrawny Chef. I figured that will help make the healthy eating easier for me. I have one place to go to find my recipes and something to work on during the week to remind me of my goals. So I took it a little easy all week. But by the end of this week I was completely back on track and motivated again!

I stepped on the scale this morning and had lost the entire 5 pounds I'd gained, plus another half pound. Yahoo!! I'm actually at 1*0 pounds now. (I'm not quite ready to reveal the ACTUAL number yet). :) Anyway, so I was really looking forward to losing even just an additional half pound this week to put me over that mark and into that next range. To see that middle digit one number lower. But oh well. At least I'm back on track.

So after this week I should FOR SURE be in that next set of ten. Which I know isn't a huge deal, but entering that next range always motivates me to keep going, even if it's 1*9! I don't care. I just want to keep going!!

So here's to Week 7!! I'm sure it will go MUCH smoother than Week 5 and hopefully even better than Week 6!!


Denise said...

Hey McKenna, I finally remembered to hop over and check your blog, and already I find a million comment-worthy things. So here's one all-purpose comment:

1) I can't come out as a lurker since I haven't been lurking, but now I'm reading and commenting, so there you go.

2) You go on the weight loss! That's fantastic! I'm always fighting that same battle myself, and it sucks.

3) Anxiety is nasty stuff. I know. Keep fighting the good fight.

Jason & Kelli West said...

girl everybody has setbacks, and at least you know that and don't take it out to hard on yourself! I am sooooo very super proud of you for every decision you are making! I know how it is to go through that weight struggle (and still do)!! I'm glad week 5 is over for you and that you are happier and out of that rut! I can't wait till you come down to Utah and we can all see how SKINNY you are!! Keep up the fantastic work!

The Clarks said...

I am having a week like your bad week. I just cant seem to get out of it :( Glad your doing so well McKenna Keep up the good work :)

Dansie Family said...

good for you for getting back on the bandwagon!!!! changing your lifestyle is hard to do... and you're going to have good days and bad days. but just make sure to jump back on! you're doing fantastic!

The Larson Family said...

I had a bad eating week last week too. I was on the verge of breaking 1*0, but bounced right up to 1*5. :( I'm happy to report that I made it to 1*9 just today! There really is something empowering about breaking those barriers. Good luck! I'm sure you'll break it soon!

Oh, and I was listening to Dr. Oz once, who I love, and he said those bad days are good to help change things up in your metabolism every once in a while. So, it's really not so bad afterall :)

Brianne said...

Way to go about the weight loss and eating healthier. I feel so much better when I eat healthier...lots of fruits and veggies. After having my gallbladder removed they have me on a low-fat diet and no dairy for 4 weeks after surgery. I have been eating really healthy and feel so much better. I remember when I went on weight watchers and I felt so good eating healthy. Then I would start to crave things like cookies or ice cream, etc. Then I would eat them and feel like crap. I truly believe in the saying "you are what you eat." I don't believe that it is realistic to never eat cookies, ice cream, artichoke dip :) or any of those other things. But, sometimes, it puts things back into perspective for us and for me, it makes me realize that sometimes it is worth splurging and sometimes, it really isn't worth it. Something that has helped me feel good is I eat oatmeal everyday for breakfast with a ton of yummy fruit. It tastes so good and gives me it promotes weight loss too! Keep up the good work. You are keeping me motivated to keep eating healthy and get back in shape. My goal is to get back to the way I looked when I got married. (Although having kids has somehow rearranged my hips I believe...sad...but they are worth it. ;)

Brianne said...

I know I already wrote a novel, but I wanted to write something that would make you feel a little better and probably gross you out too... a little confession of mine. Okay...So I made toffee one time and meant to take it to the girls that I visit teach. Let's just say that it never ended up making it there and instead the whole entire batch got eaten by me. Yes, 2 cubes of butter, 1 cup of sugar, chocolate and nuts...Yuck! I don't even want to know how much I gained from that. And that is probably why I had to get my gallbladder taken out :) okay, so I hope you feel better now. We all splurge sometimes.

r said...

At least you've gotten back on the wagon!

I love your blog! You're so funny! Thanks for blog-stalking me, so that I could see your blog!

womanoforangerinds8 said...

Hoorah for you for getting back on track. It's really tough, but I knew you'd be able to do it. Mark and I miss you! Hope you're doing all right. Sounds like you had a nice Valentine's. Best.