Monday, February 28, 2011

Weigh-in no. 27

Ok, so I've been reluctant to write this post.  Not because it's bad, but I just haven't been feeling it this week.  My loss has slowed down to a trickle, despite the fact that I think I did pretty well last I'm wondering if I'm on a plateau or if my eating needs a shake-up again.

To be honest, I don't feel like hashing it out right now because I don't have any answers.  Yet, I made the decision to be accountable by posting every week and while I'm a couple days late on it, I can't not post just because I don't feel like it.

So, here goes....

Last week:    286.2
This week:    286.0      
Loss of          -  0.2
Total Loss     - 41 lbs

So, there it is.  .2 lbs loss.  At least it's a loss.  I know that.  And if I let myself, I'd be irritated.  But I know it doesn't do any good.  Just gotta keep on going, adjust what needs to be adjusted and the bigger losses will come back.

As for adjustments, there's a few coming down the pike that may make a difference:
  • Jim is starting a new job on Thursday as head chef of a local restaurant here in Belfast and so he'll be away for dinner-time most evenings of the in some ways, there'll be more flexibility for me to fix things he wouldn't normally eat that may help me keep going.
  • Lent begins next week and I have decided to go pescatarian (vegetarian that eats fish & seafood - but no land animals) for the 40 days of lent.  I'm actually quite excited about it!  I definitely want to "beef up" (ha!) my vegetarian recipe repertoire and while I'm comfortable cooking shellfish, I rarely cook fish, so this will push my boundaries a bit.
  • I am going to enroll in an "improvers" swimming class next week (to start the week after), so I'll be taking a swimming class once a week for the next 8 weeks and get a different kind of activity in more often.
  • The sun is shining in Northern Ireland!!  Luna and I had our first walk at the park of the season this past week and so I'm looking forward to more outside activity now that the weather is a bit more hospitable.
  • I've visited the local equestrian center (about 2 miles from our house) to get information on lessons and riding again (it's been about 15 years since I've ridden!).  It seems completely do-able, despite the fact that it's English-style, so I think that'll be something I'll try to pursue in the coming weeks provided I don't have to buy a whole load of kit.  I miss being around horses and think it'll be a nice switch-up on the physical activity front.
So that's me.  It feels like a fairly uninspiring week, but it's ok.  February wasn't much of a barn-burner as far as weight loss is concerned, but March is full of new opportunities!

Oh, and by the way, I'll be late posting the next weigh-in as well as I'm out of town to speak at a conference this coming weekend.  So look for the next weigh-in post on Monday or Tuesday.


  1. I just went full on vegan this week to try and recalibrate my system and I'm loving it. I plan on bringing fish back into my life next week. I can't live without sushi. As for cooking fish, it's surprisingly easy. I was freaked out about it at first, but then I became friendly with the fish monger at the supermarket, asked lots of questions on how things taste, how best to prepare them and if he could please remove the yucky scales for me (LOL!). It's actually quite gratifying to conquer a new food group. My fave easy fish recipe: dump a bit of soy and honey into a ziplock freezer bag - toss in some salmon and shake it up a la shake n bake. Spray a cookie sheet and broil for 10 minutes per inch of thickness. Nom!

  2. I've just visited Fat Girl Dives In blog where Tina's plataeu has only just broken - a loss of 1.7kg after a three month pause. Now that would do my head in, but she has just kept on going. I admire that determination.

    So, congratulations to you, too, for forcing yourself to post. I have just had some downs with long silences between posts, so I think it is just wonderful that you posted at all!

    Good luck for the conference presentation... I hope it is received really well by your peers.

  3. Just came to your site by way of Skinny Emmie! Love your blog, btw. You've done a really great job, posting consistently is a real bonus, too!

    You said it yourself, a loss is a loss is a loss! Your body isn't use to halving itself! Just keep chipping away. Progression isn't linear, either. It comes in spurts. So keep up the good work!

  4. thanks, all!! these have been really helpful responses for which i've been very grateful!

  5. Aww, well it's great to read these stories. Blogs like this one are an inspiration to all of us. It goes both ways!

  6. hey :)))

    I know we say a loss is a loss, but I think it's okay to realize how much harder we can work, how our results could have been more fruitful. I think maybe that was your hesitation to weigh in? Be well, friend.