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Posted on Oct 25, 2010 in Weigh Ins | 8 comments

Gloomy Monday (Weigh-in #10)

Hi strangers. I know it’s been a while, and a lot has happened since I last graced this (web)page, haha. So my plan WAS to start you off with the news you’re all here for: my weigh-in. HOWEVER, when I checked out my blog this morning, I made a rather unhappy discovery – all of my sidebar widgets are gone! For some reason, my blog theme randomly became un-widgetable, so now I don’t know where they went, and I can’t find them (let alone edit them!) here on the backend. Plus there is something strange going on with my blogroll (what is with all theย zeros??) So there will most likely be a new theme in place by the end of the day – let me know if you guys have any ideas.

I am rather perturbed, because this hasn’t been a fantastic day so far even without this little hiccup (details on all that to come momentarily.)ย So, now that you know I’m already a little sour today I can share with you the following news with full bitterness:

217.2 lbs.

A loss of .6 lbs. Sigh. I know I should be happy. Or at least, I shouldn’t be upset.ย A loss is still a loss, and with the employee event on Saturday, and my dad’s birthday dinner last night I shouldn’t really be surprised. But I feel like I barely ate anything on Saturday because I was so stressed about the event, and even last night I did good and ordered fish (although I did have quite a few cubes o’ bread…) I’ll tell you, it really isn’t fun to basically see the same number on the scale for a month.

Here’s hoping that this week I’ll start to finally pull it around. Is this what a plateau is? Because I really do feel like I’m trying. I’m still counting. I haven’t been crazy over the limit. I’ve been working out. I don’t really feel like I’m doing that much differently, although perhaps I’ve gotten slightly more complacent.ย I must remain vigalent. Because apparently my body isn’t willing to pick up the slack for me. My January goal of under 200 is looking like less and less of a sure thing…

In other news, the employee event on Saturday was a success! At least, I think! Everyone said they really enjoyed the food, and the band (I convinced them to hire my brother’s awesome 80s cover band Judo Chop for the night!) and there even was a little dancing going on.

It was awkward because at the end of the night when most people had left, this big group of people who definitely were not employees of my company waltzed onto the dancefloor but hey! They obviously liked the band enough to want to come join in on the fun! Haha, so that was kind of hilarious. I also made off like a bandit with a couple leftover goodie bags, so that’s always fun.

Sunday was my dad’s early birthday dinner, and we went to Darlington House in DC. It was delicious, though kind of expensive, but a really nice little boutique-y feeling restaurant.

I got tilapia in a lemon caper sauce with haricot vert (fancy way to say green beans, haha) and whipped potatoes. There was probably an obscene amount of butter in the sauce, but it was amazing. Almost worth a .6 pound loss… almost.

So that’s all I have for you at this point. Still a little on the disheartened side of things, but at least the day’s halfway over for me now. Maybe I’ll perk up after a little lunch. If I can find anything I will enjoy that won’t send me further into a spiral of calorie-counting guilt, that is. Think good, thin thoughts for me this week, friends. Here’s putting my eggs into Weigh-In #11’s basket! And now off to fix this ridiculous-looking blog…


  1. You knew this was likely…still does make it more fun. But push through this plateau and you are likely to hit another period of fairly active weight loss! Also may be time to factor in a little moderate regular exercise into the routine…3 or so times a week. Keep up the great work! You are looking fantastic!!

  2. Any loss is a loss. and we all know that eating out- no matter how healthy you try to be- is always not as healthy as cooking yourself. Mashed potatoes, even whipped, probably has butter. The lemon caper sauce- probably has butter. The fish was probably sauteed in… butter. But as you said- maybe sometimes it is worth it! Stay steady and you can do it ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Keep your chin up! I know losing weight can be challenging and frustrating! Get with a trainer for circuit and interval training which is great for plateaus. 1-2 sessions won’t cost too much and will get you on the right track. When I was really losing all that weight a few years ago I did not let one ounce of sweets or fattening food go past my lips. No exceptions. I refused to eat wedding cake at a friend’s wedding. And I lost about 75-80 lbs. My resolve has weakened and over the past 2 years I’ve gained back 25 lbs. It’s frustrating. Your blog is helping to motivate me to get back on track. Keep up the hard work!

    • Thanks, Karen! I know it’s a tough road, but it helps to know that there are lots of other people who have been here before me. You definitely played a huge role in me finally getting around to doing this! Guess I just gotta balance wanting those sweets with wanting to lose weight faster… sigh.

      • Yeah…and given the upcoming holidays…it isn’t going to get any easier for a while! ๐Ÿ™

  4. Not that’s it’s a huge difference but just as an FYI:
    0.6 pounds is 6/10ths of a pound which is not the same as 6 ounces. There are 16 ounces in a pound, so you actually lost 9.6 ounces!

    • Thanks for the heads up! I guess that makes it slightly more victorious? ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Don’t get discourages! This happens to me on EVERY diet! I lose some weight, then the loss starts to slow down, then I lose interest and stop watching what I eat, then I’m back to square one! So don’t give up and do what I do! haha Even though it is a bummer to not see the weight go down, You’ll get there ๐Ÿ™‚

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