Weigh-In Wednesday: No Whammy No Whammy No Whammy...

I woke up with a migraine and my child as the devil incarnate.

And then the scale said I gained a pound.

(No whammy no whammy no whammy no whammy...)

Triple whammy!!

So right about now is that place called "Moment of Truth." The one where I would like to crawl back into bed and pull the covers over my head.

And evade the gym.

And stop counting my points.

But do I ? No. No I don't.

Because there are perfectly good explanations for what happened this morning. First (and because Weight Watchers told me when it noticed I gained a pound this week), weight-loss doesn't always happen on my time. Which kind of stinks, because, you know, we have this weigh-in on Wednesdays and all, and I'd really like the scale to reflect all my hard work in time for it thankyouverymuch. But this week it didn't. Even though, since last Wednesday, I have run 7 miles, done a Body Pump class, spin class, and swam twice. Obviously the exercise isn't a factor since there was exercise on 6 of the past 7 days. Training for Team Shrinking Jeans and the half-marathon in San Diego and my triathlon in April has officially begun! For the next three to six months, I will be working my tail off. No question about that. It's game on!

As far as eating goes, I am pretty sure I stayed within my points, but I went to a church retreat with my mom over the weekend and they fed us their own stuff and it was either eat that or starve. I am pretty sure I was able to count the points and even if I didn't, I earned 27 activity points and hadn't even touched them, so I would hope that even if I counted wrong, I had extra to spare.. but who knows? (I did ask God to help me count the points...) But who knows if I counted an egg souffle right? And well then, nature happened upon me yesterday... (you're welcome.) So it could be all of those reasons, or one of those reasons or none of those reasons and who knows, I could see a drop in the scale by tomorrow. We'll see.

So for today, my migraine medication is working. My kids are eating breakfast, which is defeating the hungermonster which is in turn restoring them (especially the one that was a complete lunatic 5 minutes ago) to their normal, even-keeled selves. And I'm going to move on. Because this is already turning out to be a better day, even if the first 20 minutes of it really stunk. And how can it not be a great day? I'm celebrating 5 years with my husband on Friday! And we're going away for the weekend! Woohoo! (That should be interesting for my points situation!!)

Chim chimney chim chimney chim chim cherooooooooooooooooooo!

Wow, it's the end of this post and things are already looking up! So if you've have had a rough go today like me, I promise it'll get better! Just keep on keepin on, cause we're in it together. And if you had a kickass day already, hurrah for you!!

So have a nice day! And get thee to a runnery!
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  1. I hope your migraine goes away soon and that your kids behave. That does make it a really hard day. I also had mother nature visit me and had a gain this week too. I am okay with all of it too as I was exercising too. Keep up the great work.

  2. Good for you for looking to the positive side of things!

    I am glad that your day is coming better!!!

    Sometimes, I know that I have lost weight. I have to have... but the smale denies my truth... but then in another week, the scale finally accepts the truth (usually it has to do with my "monthly" stuff).

    But anywho... I am sure you are doing well with the weight loss and doing great as a mommy!

    Good luck with the migraine and have a fabulous day!!!

  3. technically almost 15 years with hubby, the last five married :)

  4. I'm right there with you, Christie! Thanks for the upbeat attitude -- I think it might be catching!

  5. Hi Christie, it's my first time at your blog, love it! I'm really glad to hear your day got better by the end of your post! :) And sometimes the scale just doesn't reflect the work we do, but good for you for all the hard work you're doing! That is amazing! Keep at it!

  6. everyone seems to be having an off week this week. it will get better. it has to get better :)

  7. Keep up the positive attitude! Things will change around on the scale for the better. The stars just didn't see fit to have you lose this week! Things WILL get better!

  8. Thanks for the encouragement....even if it was meant to be a pep talk for yourself it helped me to know I'm not the only one who gained this week, for whatever reason!

  9. I'm always uplifted when I read your blog-you have such a great attitude and it is totally contagious! I hope your day continued to improve and that next week the scale (and mother nature) will be kinder to you.

  10. You have such a great attitude. You are doing awesome. Weight loss really does happen on its timetable and not ours. Sucks, but that is how it works. We just have to keep plugging along.

  11. I cannot believe you ~ with all the training and the kids, I want to collapse from exhaustion just reading this. Girl, you totally rock!

  12. Oh migraines are the worst!!! I feel for you there. My day wasn't that stellar either and I ran out of time before I could post a weigh in post. I "stayed the same" which is a miracle because we celebrated the older boys birthday over the weekend and there was cake and chips and dips and no exercising. So I'll take a "stay the same". And that motivated me to get my butt on the treadmill so that maybe next week can be loss (but there is a Superbowl party here on Sunday with more chips and dips and no cake...). We also scheduled our vacation for the summer and it's a beach vacation. I'm finding much motivation in that. I don't want someone to think I got "beached" and try to throw me back in the ocean :)
    Hope your migraine is better and I'm sure that pound and then some will be coming off shortly.

  13. Is that thee sneaky husband leaving an anonymous comment above? ;p

    Love the positive outlook, girl! LOVE YOU!

  14. Dude, there are just some days that I'm like "Boom Alice! Straight to the moon" with everything going on. But you gotta pick yourself back up and start again.

    You can do this.


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