Tuesday, January 25, 2011

There's Fat and It's Tuesday #3

   Well, I have bad news today, I gained one pound this week.  It's shameful, I know.  Here's the tragic story of how my weight loss went astray.

     1.  Tuesday started out like any ordinary day, I woke-up, had a 400 calorie breakfast, and went to work.  The day progressed swimmingly, and I stayed within 1600 calories.

    2.  Wednesday started well, I had a 400 calorie breakfast.  Around lunch time things started to get sticky, you see, I was having lunch with a friend at a popular Mom and Pop restaurant.  My plan was to stick with a Cobb salad and have my dressing on the side.  This plan would have been great, as Cobb salad, in itself, is a healthy choice.  You do need to request your salad dressing on the side, as you can quickly consume too many calories worth of salad dressing, and who wants to do that!  Well,  my resolve to have a salad failed miserably and I ended up consuming a delicious mushroom burger, sans the bun.  This too would have been fine, if I had not topped off my burger with delicious homemade fries.  Yum! 

   3.  Thursday started in failure, I met a friend for breakfast.  Folks, this is never a good plan, restaurants are not low calorie factories.

   4.  Friday I consumed four, four hundred calorie meals.  Woo hoo!  Finally!

   5.  Saturday started well, but I attended a Women's Conference and blew my calorie goals by having a pumpkin scone for breakfast and eating the lunch at the conference.  Ladies and gents, don't waste calories on mayo and cream cheese.  It's not worth it!

   6.  Sunday I stayed within my calorie limit.

   7.  Monday I woke up and weighed myself, I had gained exactly one pound.  Bummer!  I weighed myself three more times, just to make sure, and I still had gained one pound.  Bummer, again!

   Lesson learned, stay away from restaurants and Starbucks, they are the enemy.  So far this week (Monday and Tuesday) I have stayed within my calorie limit.  I also prepared my weekly menu ahead of time and make sure to stock up on the groceries I needed.  I know that I need to plan ahead and prep meals so I don't cheat!  So far I am coming in 5th place in our "Biggest Loser" competition.   I need to pick up my A-game!

   On a side note, I developed pictures for the first time in years this week.  Take a look at some of these doozies:


It's frightening, my arms are WAY bigger than Sandy's.

   The funny thing about these pictures is that I deleted the one's that were the most horrific!  Sandy hadn't seen our vacation pictures for quite a while and his comment was, "Hon, I don't remember you having such big arms."  Good thing love is blind.  :)  (Note to Taylor:  It's okay.)

Last week.  (Not sure I'm lovin' the brown hair.)

Blessings to you and yours!


Taylor said...

It's ok? What's ok? Huh?
I might start Fat Tuesday again.

His girl said...

Taylor- You should start Fat Tuesday~ I will post every Tuesday. And to answer your huh? It's okay to post fat pictures. I just wanted you to know it's okay. :)

gianna said...

I came to say hi as I was pressured to by Taylor! You are pretty funny and I think I would like to say hi!
So, hi!
You can check my blogs out at www.atravelingthought.blogspot.com

Sweet Peas & Buddies is focusing on my family and A Traveling Thought is a rambling post about nothing.

Angela Gifford said...

I gave you a blogging award! http://www.letstalkaboutboys.com/2011/01/versatile-blogger-award.html

d-lou said...

Never. Ever. Ever. Weigh yourself on Monday, remnants of the weekend remain. Did I say Never Ever? Weigh yourself on Friday morning, and Friday morning ONLY. You will thank me.

Lynette said...

I came here by way of Lumberjack's Wife...Holla Taylor...I may try to join you all in this, but it will take some studying for me. Glad to see a new blogger...good luck with the diet!
Come and see me, I'm having a giveaway over at my place...http://www.ttgtmb.com

Jill said...

Hello! I was pointed over here by the Lumberjack's Wife. I don't have a lot of diet success stories, but I would say that you should plan on cheating once a week. Then you can put off cheating because you're going to do it later in the week. Or you can not cheat because you already did it that week. Sometimes it works.

Nice to meet you!

Tayler said...

Keep it up girl! It's SO hard for some people to lose weight (myself included) even when you are eating right and exercising! My advice- stay off the scale, it's DAUNTING!


jsprik said...

i like your hair! not that m opinion counts, since u don't even know me....i am a bloggy friend of the LJ's Wife!!! =) hope u don't mind if i wander around a bit, don't worry i wiped my feet!!

His girl said...

MindyLou- You didn't leave an email or blog link so I couldn't comment back, but are right! I couldn't post your comment because you used my last name, and I don't want blog creepo's to know our last name. :) Small world, indeed!

His girl said...

Diana- Thanks for letting me know about my security slip! It's fixed! I remember hearing about your brother. :) I think we used to live around the corner from your parents. Blessings!