A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Unacceptable Weigh-in

The scale says 250.0. I gained .6 of a lb. I have let "life" and stress rule my thoughts this week instead of focusing on the most important thing to me....myself, and my goal to lose this weight. This is unacceptable. That was the motivation for my post last night. I wrote it for me. I needed to sit down and really think hard about pulling the weight loss back into focus.

Life and stress and problems aren't going to go away. They will always be there in one form or another, and I am the only one that can control what I give priority to. If someone else needs something from me, too bad. If the move doesn't go as planned out and smooth as I want it to by the end of this month, too bad. If every single thing goes as wrong this week as it did last, too bad.

I'm moving myself and my goals back to the front of the list. Number one on the list...right where it should be. My desire is still there, that has never left, but it's time to get the focus back where it should be. Desire + focus + dedication to my MOST important goal in life will produce the losses that I want to see and move me down the scale towards my goal. I have 3 weeks left this month to reach the 10 lb. loss that I want. Time to push life aside and get down to business.

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend filled with good choices for YOU and YOUR goals. Make it paramount. Be back later. :)


  1. Love the motivation post and your focus on YOU as your priority - as it should be! Your post sounds strong and assertive - great to hear that.

  2. Yes! Only you can put you first - and you should! Good luck with having a healthy, happy weekend!!!

  3. This is OK. You're doing incredible things mentally and physically---and through these monumental changes---you're dealing with other draining issues.
    These are not excuses---these are circumstances---and circumstances can be rendered powerless against your journey. You know this.
    Whatever you do right now---You better remember this: Ooh, oh my---kind of sounded hard there... "you better..."

    Anyway---You 'should' do this: Smile and continue on with a determined spirit. You have it absolutely right here. You're going to be fantastic and incredibly successful. I'm thrilled to get a front row seat to your awesome-ness!

    my best always

  4. I am in total agreement with Sean, here.

    Things are going to happen, life is going to happen. It may slow you down, but as long as you keep moving through them with your focus and drive, you will win.

    You have to give yourself credit where it is due and not be too tough on yourself, because eventually, staying hard on yourself could feel defeating.

    Celebrate the small victories as much as your big ones - you know you had several this week, such as working out every day, only gaining LESS THAN ONE POUND in spite of the horrendous eating you did over several days, finishing off your produce - and don't discipline yourself for things that are out of your control.

  5. *high fives*

    You can do it, girlie! Stay strong! Don't let the increase in weight get you down ... remember, it's just a number. Focus on your goals, and the number will reflect your efforts.

    :) We are in your corner!!!

  6. Sean is soooo right just a pebble in your ocean...NOT a BIGGIE...you have done very well and circumstances can come up things this life throws at you....but you can overcome and still be victorious!!

    Its like a saying I say to myself all the time, well I may have fallen or slipped off the horse for a minute, but nothing is broken and I still want to ride so dust your self off girlfriend and hop back up on that horse and ride yourself to freedom....OMG just got the song in my head...FREEDOM>>>FREEDOM.. but it is sooooo true...if you didnt break anything then nothing is stopping you from grabbing the reigns again....and its your ride, you control it, you control how fast or how slow you want your pony to go...lol...but its true...and if it needs to stop and rest for a few thats okay too...just dont put it down (to sleep) cause thats where your ride ends....

    Im next to sean on that front row....YOU GOT THIS!!!!

    thanks for being my new blogging friend and for the wonderful things you have said to sean our daughter and to me...I see you and I see a very good person who will beat her worst enemy in the end!!!


  7. Hi Tammy-- I know you can do it dear! I've found that in this journey that is one of the single greatest challenges--to stay focused on your goal. There's so many things to sidetrack us. We're all here for each other to lend suport and keep that from happening!

  8. You go girl - you can definitely do this in the next three weeks!

  9. Hey, sorry you had a rough week! Sounds like me lately! Thanks for your encouragement last week! Yes, stress and life will always be there! I needed to hear that!

    Just realized I am on my main blog! Here is the weightloss blog link...http://rhondasjourneytohealth.blogspot.com

  10. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. It really made me smile! Consistency is the hardest part for me...but I am just going to buckle down because I know losing the weight is simple. I can do this, and so can you...don't let that weigh in get you down! It will be alright the future is looking bright!

    Keep up the good work! You are on your way!

  11. It is one of those blips, but your post has the right attitude. I KNOW you can do it!

  12. .6 of a pound is as heavy as two sticks of butter. That's not much, and is probably just a normal water fluctuation. It will be "gone" in no time!

    I'd encourage you to stay strong and keep your desires at the top of your to-do list! Have a great weekend!

  13. Hey -
    You have ALOT going on right now. You know .6 on the scale is NOT a big deal - that can be water, etc. and that small amount can come and go on any given day for me. Don't sweat the small stuff. The overall total is the deal - and you are loosing! You are doing it - and doing it well. Your awesome, don't forget, and don't take your hard work for granted.

  14. Hi Tammy,
    For what it's worth, I thought I'd mention that my sister once told me that sometimes there will be a fluctuation of up to a pound or two from weigh in to weigh in, especially with us girls. Hormonal ups and downs, water weight, etc.
    So, I know the .6 gain is a bummer, but considering the stress going on in your life lately I think you have done amazingly well. The motivation is still there and you are adopting healthier habits along the way. Keep it up and next weigh in you will see the difference. I can feel the numbers on your scale getting ready to go DOWN.^_^
    And you are more than welcome for the regular comments. You have a way of putting things into perspective that is truly inspiring, and I honstly look forward to my daily visit with you!
    And thank you for being my personal cheer leader, as well as for so many others that have needed that extra bit of encouragement along the way!

  15. Tammy, you didn't fall off the wagon, just have one toe dragging! This is just practice for when all five drag at one time, and they will. But just keep your focus and you will make it thru the hard times. This is not the end of your journey, nor one of the wonderful things that will happen. It's a mudhole; get on out as I know you can. Love, Mom o.

  16. Good attitude, Tammy. The thing you have to remember is life can get crazy, and a lot of things will be out of your control, but what you eat is one thing you *are* in control of. In pretty much any given situation you can make a good choice. One that's going to get you closer to your goals. And you'll feel much better when you are at least keeping one aspect of your life the way you want it to be.

  17. I *love* it - putting yourself back at the top of your list of priorities. Amen, sister! Life will *always* get in the way. There's always something to distract, tempt, or otherwise push our goals and true desires to the side. That's why Sean talks about his iron curtain zone (hope I'm getting that reference right) and you are in it, friend!