Thursday, April 1, 2010

ShredFail Present!

Little unintended hiatus. Sorry about that. I guess my little blog here is so dull that I bored myself. Actually, spring has sprung and I've been busy living life.

I'm still plugging along. I was traveling last weekend and ate out for 3 days straight (not to mention a little alcohol indulgence) w/o any exercise other than walking so I skipped weigh in on Monday. I didn't want to be discouraged. That said, my husband came home with a Wii Fit Plus yesterday so it weighed me. It called me young-ish and fat. (Wii Fit age 32 which is 5 years less than my actual age - I'll take it!) It also indicted that I've gained 2 lbs since my last weigh in which may or may not be entirely accurate since our board is on carpet but regardless...that means since I started eating better and exercising, I've actually gained 5 lbs total. WTF?!? And don't give me the whole muscle weighs more thing - I haven't gained that much muscle in 3 weeks. So...sit on the couch and not pay much attention to what I shove in my piehole = maintain weight. Get my behind out of bed before dawn several days a week to go to the gym, try to take walks w/kids on non-gym days, now adding in Wii Fit on non-gym days, watch food intake (including so many salads I may have a green tint to my skin) = gain 5 lbs in 3 weeks. Nice.

And the other thing that burns my biscuits? My husband has LOST 15 LBS in that same time period. Good for him but EFF me!

That aside, I'm going to keep at it. Science must prevail. Eating less and moving more has to eventually result in the scale going in the right direction. Right?

Breakfast this morning was a toaster waffle w/sliced strawberries on top. Lunch = a big salad (I measure everything including the dressing to be sure of calories). Dinner will be a greek chicken pita thingy I'm making up. The "pitas" are actually flat wraps (90 calories for a really big wrap) and the tzatiki sauce will be made w/low fat greek yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, garlic and fresh herbs. The marinade for the chicken does have some olive oil in it but otherwise a pretty healthy dinner.


  1. Scales are evil.
    And yet ... I have every intention of weighing daily at least for a while. A friend of mine told me about this place called that give you a nifty little chart that is supposed to help you see the bigger picture more clearly ... and, apparently, it's the MOST accurate if it can catch the daily fluctuations.
    Scales are still (and will always be) evil, though :)

  2. YES keep it up! Our bodies can take some time to "even out" as far as exercise/weight ratio.

    But how are other things feeling? Clothes any bigger? Remember to have other sources of measurments and not just the scale.

    I recently gave up the scale and will be going strictly on these other forms since I was getting too caught up with the scale number.
    Good luck!