Monday, October 19, 2009

Weekly Weigh In - Week 4

Well, I lost about a pound. I weighed 171.2 lbs this morning. I'm telling myself two things. One, I have a new scale, so maybe the two scales were just off from each other a little, so I'm not seeing perfectly accurate results. (Although my new scale is pretty awesome. I made Jason help me take it out of all the packaging, get it all programmed, and then I played around with it for a few minutes there in the store to be sure it was what I wanted before buying it). :) And the second thing is that maybe because I've bumped up my workouts I'm gaining muscle? I'm hoping it's both. :)

One to two pounds n a week is good. It's healthy. But I'm still bummed. I'm not gonna lie, I like seeing a bigger loss on the scale. It's really motivating to see results. But numbers aside, I'm fitting into a smaller pants size. So that's progress! I still have a long ways to go, but I'm headed in the right direction and that's what really matters.

I plan on letting myself splurge a little tonight. I made this decision last night before I knew today's numbers so that it wasn't a choice based on emotions. I didn't want to do it because I was all bummed out. I think I've been a little too hard on myself this week. I worked really hard! I ate healthy. I cooked every night (aside from leftovers night). And I worked out six days this week, some days twice in a day! So we're going to a local Mexican restaurant for dinner tonight and I'm getting whatever sounds delicious. I could try to get a more healthy option, but I just don't think I should have to do that ALL the time. So I'm eating great today, splurging on some yummy chips and salsa and guac and something cheesy and fatty and delicious tonight, and then back at it tomorrow. Because splurging a little here and there makes it feel less restrictive and is just more fun!

I'm sure I'll have a stomachache after dinner. And I'm sure I'll step on the scale in the morning and have a gain. But I don't care because I have until Monday to lose it and worry about the numbers, right?!

As for goals, well, I'm doing good with the ones I have. I would set more this week, but I have too much going on with kids' well check appointments, visiting teaching, house cleaning, cooking, dishes, and other household chores, ballet, playgroup, library story time, preschool, Jason being gone, our primary program practice on Saturday, and the program this Sunday. So I'm just keeping up with the ones I have. My big goal this week is simply to stay on top of my workouts and eating while surviving life in the meantime! Hopefully I don't die doing it all. :) I really am SuperMom, aren't I?! Ha ha ha ha ha!! (Really, in case you don't catch the sarcasm there, just note that it will not all get done, something will slip through the cracks, I'll probably call Jason crying that I just can't do it 2-3 times this week, and my guess is that the kids will get yelled at more than they deserve simply because Mom is too tired to try real discipline.)

9 comments:

Jason & Kelli West said...

McKenna, you are supermom and don't ever think otherwise. I agree that 1-2 lbs loss is great, but bigger numbers are more fun! :) You are doing great. Mexican sounds great. I hope you get the yummiest thing there. I agree that once in a while it's ok to spurlge. otherwise you will eventually give up all together. Your awesome, and goodluck with your crazy week!

Lali Johnson said...

You are amazing! I don't know how you have time for it all. Bravo to you for losing enough weight to go down in pants sizes, that's awesome. I'm super jealous :)

r said...

You are so inspiring! And not just the losing weight part, you are a great SuperMom! I don't have nearly as much on my plate as you do and I whine about it as often as possible :)

r said...

I would love that pesto recipe, McKenna! I'm not giving up on the spinach alfredo, but any new & easy recipe is welcome :) Just email me: rutheo13 (at) gmail (dot) com

Burgon Fam said...

Hey i have been behind on reading everyone's blogs so im glad you commented because i immediately caught up on yours....but i must still be lost...i didnt know jason was in the "oil field" too! but no doubt it cant be better than what jesse does im sure...but just out of curiosity who does he work for and whats his schedule like! miss chatting with ya! p.s. way to stick with this diet thing....i really envy people that have that make goals and dont let em go...

Annie said...

so this is actually a question about your ghost cookies... what kind of white chocolate did you use? i tried to make them today and my chocolate did not melt properly. it was all clumpy and maybe it was to waxy. i want to try them again. they are so cute.{also for those that want to try to make these don't be fooled by nutter butter packaging and buy their new waffer patty things-not good for making ghosts and not so tasty either.}

Burgon Fam said...

-k- so Thank you for all the details...im sorry if it was rude to ask we are just always looking for something better right??? So Jesse works for a company in provo called intelliserve which is owned by a more well known company NOV. any way he used to be on a two week on two week of schedule but they just changed it to three weeks on three weeks off...time off is great...its just getting through that time when he is gone.... you know how it goes we are almost to our two year mark...this three week thing is killing us though...its really rough....its a good company and in an economy like this we really try not to complain..but we just miss each other!

Burgon Fam said...

p.s. schlumberger actually bought 45% of intelliserve so we know all about them...

Burgon Fam said...

Amen sister! im all over the long distance support! really i feel like we have pretty close to identical lives right now...we always say " the way we found this job and at the time we did was no accident..." We know the lord wants us here too right now...we are not 100% about the purpose but already we have both been strengthened as a couple and a family, we have so much appreciation for one another and our rolls in the home, I feel like its made me more in tune with the lords will... the list goes on and on....but at the end of the day....our spouses are gone and thats when the doubts arise...but like you said we just hang on till there is another direction...we just have to be strong and positive till then! keep the faith - keep the faith!