Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March Official Weigh-in and Feb Wrap-up

I would like to make this short and sweet so I can try to move past it and into March with a clear head. So for the sake of full disclosure here it goes.

My February wrap-up goes like this. I ate too much, binged too many days, didn’t move enough and as a result I gained 5.2 pounds for the month! Yup…you heard right. In fact, I went as far as to change the batteries in the scale and move it to different parts of the floor to weigh myself. Still 5.2 pounds gained. I’m sure I could sit here and come up with a ton of excuses as to why this happened. But in the end it boils down to bad decision making on my part. I’m not really sure how I can have such a big gain in February but have a loss in Nov and Dec, but hey, this is what happens when you take your eyes off the prize.

I beat myself up big time yesterday for it. Most of the beating was in the form of binge eating and silently calling myself names and just overall feeling like a loser. After all, I have not been losing a ton of weight each month (about 5 pounds a month), so gaining 5 pounds set me back 1 month. I pretty much stayed off Twitter and honestly didn’t feel I deserved to even participate in #fitblog last night. I felt I let my fitness followers supporters down.  I spent most of the night reading blogs to try and calm down, which worked to an extent. I still went to bed feeling sick and depressed.

Today, as I write this I’m feeling better.  I made a great breakfast choice (fruit smoothie), took my fish oil and vitamins and I am getting ready to hit the gym. I realize that for me, this isn’t just a daily battle, but a battle every meal. I have to make good decisions every time I go to eat. I also realized this past month that I can’t be trusted around trigger foods yet, even after a year.

So, that is my wrap-up. I wish I had better news but I’m just going to move on, push hard in March and hope I can get those 5 pounds off and then some.

Weight loss totals:
Starting weight: 320 pounds
February weigh in: 279.4
March weigh in: 284.6
Total loss so far: 40.6 pounds! 35.4 pounds
Short term goal: 260 pounds (19.4 pounds to go!) 24.6 pounds to go
Long term goal: 200


  1. You've got courage and dedication or you never would have published this post. You learned some things from your February experience, and you can use that knowledge to help yourself and help others.

    I know from experience that it's painful to backslide. But I hope you will cease the self-administered beating now.


    Keep going!

  2. Thanks for stopping by Mary! Yes, the beating has ceased and I'm trying really hard to put it behind me. Hopefully the gym (in about 1/2 hour) will get the rest of the frustrations out. :)

  3. You can do this, Vinny! Have you checked out the #7daychip group on Twitter? We support each other in controlled eating, one day at a time. It's a FANTASTIC support system. Without them I'd still be binging every day.

    You can learn more here: Brad Gansberg's #7daychip group on Twitter

    Let me know what I can do to help!!

    Goodbye, Fat Girl!
    Fun Beyond Driven Chatter

  4. Thank you for being honest and sharing your report even when it didn't go as expected. It happens to the best of us and sometimes we need to go one step back to regroup and move forward.
    Needless to say that we all need a reminder from time to time not to take weight loss for granted. As you said we need to keep making better choices and stay focused each meal, each day, everyday.

    Zineb MsZeineb

  5. Colleen, I was just saying to myself last night that I think it's time I got on board with #7daychip. I love the concept, so don't be surprised if you see me chime in on there stating soon. Thanks for the support :)

  6. @Zineb - Thanks for commenting :) This month will be different.

  7. Vinny - stop beating yourself up. You are amazing and you can do this!! Take baby steps and just look at one decision at a time. Great start to the day getting to the gym. Don't hide from all of us, we are your biggest fans and supporters. Shout out when you need help.

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