the long road to healthy

August 19, 2009

wednesday weigh in

Filed under: 21 day challenge, weigh in — karena @ 7:47 am

Hang on, I’ve got to run over to the Sisterhood for a sec…. OK, I’m back!  I had to go and get this:

Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

Because I have finally earned my 5# button. Remember, I got it once, but then gained a bit back, then my scale went crazy, and all hope of earning the button seemed out the window? Well, what do ya know? Working hard, watching your calories, and not saying “to heck with it” when you make one little mistake and throwing the whole day away… it all adds up.

I’m down to 163.0, which is down 1.5 pounds since last week’s weigh in. I’m pretty chuffed! This weekend I didn’t do as well as I’d hoped — a few too many glasses of wine, etc. But rather than blow the whole weekend as a result, I stayed on course. I still worked out. I watched my calories during the day, even though I knew I’d probably be indulging in the evening. And here I am, smiling.

My habit training is going quite well, I think, but in much more general terms than I had originally delineated. I’m getting a good night’s sleep, every night. And I’m working out, every day. (Every day except for one planned day off per week.) And I’m updating my blog, not daily, but regularly.

Sadly (??) I’m not going to be around for the start of the next challenge. We’re leaving for our vacation on the 28th and will be gone for two weeks. No internet connection, rarely even any cell phone coverage. Maybe one of my *big sisters* can slip me the deets a couple days ahead of time, so I can play along too?

*hint, hint, wink wink*



  1. YAY! You should be really proud of yourself. It’s so good that you kept working you plan, and got that button.

    That was always hard for me on my journey – to keep going even when things didn’t always go the way I wanted them to.

    Comment by Diane, Fit to the Finish — August 19, 2009 @ 11:10 am

  2. yay for you!!!! i like that word “chuffed”! i don’t think i’ve used it before, by the way!

    oh, i don’t know, as much as i’m all for being healthy, there’s something about being unplugged for a couple of weeks that seems just as important for the mental health!!! (i just did it, it was very cleansing and refreshing!!!) maybe you can just start when you get back and chill while you’re away! (you have all the tools now to stay on track !!)

    great job this week though! that rocks! i’ve yet to grab a badge!

    Comment by christieo — August 19, 2009 @ 12:43 pm

  3. Christie — *chuffed* is apparently British-ese! I read it in magazines over here all the time. The first time I came across it I had to ask a Scottish friend was it a good thing or a bad thing!

    Comment by karena — August 19, 2009 @ 1:25 pm

  4. Ahhh, chuffed. At least there’s no debauchery going on over here! Congrats on your awesome loss! I’m so proud of you.

    I’ll email you some details on the challenge, so you won’t be out of the loop 🙂

    Comment by Christy — August 19, 2009 @ 3:02 pm

  5. p.s. Congrats on earning your 5# button back 🙂

    Comment by Christy — August 19, 2009 @ 3:06 pm

  6. Woo hoo! Have so much fun on your vacation. 🙂

    Comment by Heather Damron — August 19, 2009 @ 4:39 pm

  7. PS. I know chuffed…lived in England for year. When I came back and used it people thought I was saying chafed wrong…

    Comment by Heather Damron — August 19, 2009 @ 4:40 pm

  8. w00t!! on the 5# button. 🙂 great job.

    Comment by Brooke — August 19, 2009 @ 6:39 pm

  9. Congrats on the 5# button…awesome job. Good point on not letting one bad decision ruin your entire day. Mine big thing was learning that one bad day didn’t ruin the entire week. 🙂

    Comment by Fat Chick — August 19, 2009 @ 7:59 pm

  10. Hooray! Not saying “to heck with it” is often really hard at the time…but as you’ve shown it’s the key to letting all your hard work pay off!

    Comment by Lady G — August 20, 2009 @ 12:07 am

  11. Great job!! I was so stoked when I got my 5# button! And that’s a great loss for the week!

    Comment by April — August 20, 2009 @ 2:25 am

  12. Way to go!! You are doing so awesome with your good habits!

    And I am sure we can slip you a few deets before you leave. ;o)

    Comment by Melissa - The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans — August 20, 2009 @ 3:17 am

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