Sunday, July 1, 2012

Is there any point to this anymore?

Weight on 6/17/12 - 239.6

This Week's Weight - 245.8

6.2 pounds GAINED

83.4 pounds lost since June 2010

Remember when I said I was back to regularly scheduled weigh-ins? believed me didn't you? Okay, well a week in Seattle got in the way. And as embarassing as it is, I wanted to post a weigh in today to stay honest with my self.

The honest truth is, I've gained about 10 lbs this summer. All I have are excuses and it is what it is. I have one more out-of-town trip planned next week to visit my family for July 4th. Then, life will semi be back to normal and there will be less excuses I can use.

In other news, I did my first BRICK workout - bike and run - for triathlon training yesterday. I think it went well, but it was also indoors since most of the country is as hot as H-E-DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS these days. I know I have to face the weather sooner or later. Yesterday, though, I wanted it to be later.

Getting a massage today in hopes it will help the mystery mid-back pain I've been having.

And like I said, leaving town again tomorrow after work.

I need to find "no fun, weight loss focused" Emily again. Maybe next week...


marisol said...

I would suggest that you enjoy your time with family and the holiday. I think the more you stress about weight loss the worse it is. Once the holiday is over & your life is back to normal, then it's time to buckle down. Create a plan and try to remember what has worked for you. You've lost 83 pounds. You know how to lose weight. You just have to believe in yourself again. I know you can & will do it.

Jen said...

I agree with Marisol, you've done such a great job and you deserve to have fun this holiday and then really focus on weight loss, if that's what you want to do, after that. Don't beat yourself up! I've had some setbacks too and I've found a way to lose weight again (albeit, slowly) but still have fun. You can still have fun!!

Marmee said...


I'm new to your blog - sort of. I was searching for a blog about a first timer doing a triathlon, and google gave me your post about volunteering. It wasn't what I was looking for, but I read it anyway, and liked you enough to read the next post, which linked to the very beginning! From there, I binged - I read the whole lot in just a few days (but I am a nursing mother, so I read when I'm breastfeeding - that's my excuse!).

Then I come to today, and you say, 'Is there any point to this anymore?'. Hell yes there is! Or H E double hockey sticks there is, if you are that way inclined.

You are an inspiration. In real life, I thought of you when I went for my training run today. I'm training for a sprint on 11 August 2012 - my first. Today I had to run for 40 minutes - longest distance ever, 5th run I've done. And I was scared, but I felt more confident knowing that some chick I am never going to meet has done so much more than this - been so much braver, been so much more capable than I think I am. You got me through that run - so there is a point. There is a point for me. Selfish? Well, yes..

I don't really understand the struggle you have with your weight - I haven't fought that fight. But from what I've read, you are so winning. In just 2 years, you have turned your life around. Of course you've been frustrated along the way. Of course you've had crap times as well as good times. Gains as well as losses. But you have been winning the whole time! Look at what you've done!

We have triathlons to run this year!

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