Monday, June 14, 2010

Last Week in Review

Wow....last week was disastrous as far as my weight loss/running/gym/health goes. I jumped on the scale this morning just to see how bad last week really was and POW.....307 lbs! That's a 4 pound gain. In a week where I was supposed to be getting out of the 300's and setting up this week to be a push to my next goal of 260, I failed and now have to get 7 pounds off this week. I know I know...I said I was not going to look at the scale for a while, but I just needed to see just how bad this week was.

How did the week end up like this? Well, what it boils down to is many bad choices and some mental breakdown as far as my journey goes, but I will take you through the week anyway.

Starting last weekend (4th) we had a friend come into town for a visit and she was staying with us for a week (leaving tomorrow). I will make a long story short and say this made for a bunch of eating out and a very lazy week as far as the gym goes (I went twice). I made a bunch of bad eating choices while eating out and just kept making excuses as to why it was OK.  As for not going to the gym? Oh I had excuses or that too. I'm sure you have heard them all. I was too tired, it was too late, it was too hot, I didn't feel good...blah blah blah blah blah. I had them all lined up, it was like I was shooting a automatic excuse gun at my weight loss goals. I had let myself slip back to my old self and was actually trying to convince myself it was OK. Really it really OK? I had also slipped on keeping up with my blog, my calorie counting, reading up on the other blogs. You name it and if it involved sabotaging this journey, I did it. I can deal with slipping up for a meal or even a day, hell I know there will be hiccups. But this whole week thing....CAN'T HAPPEN AGAIN. Seriously, if you see this kick me out of it! Actually a couple of you tried to poke me a bit and I will thank you for that later in this post, but seriously, I'm not kidding, call me, e-mail, if you are close enough, literally kick me if you see this behavior rising again. 

So today, I got out of bed and immediately started catching up on my blog roll. You know, the people I told you to read up on because I feel they are filled with awesome and will motivate you if you give them a chance? Yeah...those people. After doing that, I started writing this. After this I am heading to the gym. After that....well, after that I don't know what I am doing but it won't involve sabotaging this journey I can tell you that.

I also wanted to thank a few peeps for trying to poke me a bit during this week. It means a lot that they keep up on my blog and notice when I don't post. Really, I do appreciate it a bunch. Also, I am not kidding when I say to follow these people and what they write. Like I said via Twitter this past week...some of them will make you laugh, some of them will make you think, but ALL of them will make you smile. They are truly worth reading up on.

In no particular order, thanks to:

Molly over at  Fluffy Girl and her Twitter name is MollyMFNitka
Jess over at Half Of Jess and her Twitter name is HalfofJess
Tara over at 263 and counting and her Twitter name is Tidbits_of_Tara
Patrick over at Responsibility 199 , I'm not sure if you use Twitter Patrick, so if you do let me know.

Thanks again for keeping tabs on me. I didn't listen like I should have but it's nice to know that someone does care to read this boring stuff I put out there. :p

Back on the wagon.....


  1. We all have slip ups vinny, some people will never workout again once this happens..but YOU will get back in the gym and work out and get back into your routine. I believe that this week will be one of your best weeks yet! Keep Workin hard :)

  2. Vinny, I haven't made my way to Twitter yet but when I do I will connect with you there too. Kudos to you for getting up this morning with determination to move forward again. Look forward to you coming posts on how you're getting it done.

  3. Thank you my peeps! :-)I am back on track and on the attack! ;)

  4. The great thing Vinny is that you can always stop making the "wrong" choices and get right back to making the "right" choices.

    You just have to figure what those choices are and put them into action. This journey is a struggle especially since we have no idea what we're doing (I mean at least I don't know).



  5. are right....I have NO idea what I am doing. I will just keep chugging along and chipping away at this weight.

  6. BTW -

    You Rock - I have an award for you on my blog...