Weigh-in Wednesday – Holiday Hoedown Week 4

Holiday Hoedown Challenge

This week: +1.6
Challenge: -0.6
Overall: -28.8 lbs

You have *got* to be kidding me. Almost back to where I started this challenge. I know why…I know exactly why. It’s because I did something that made me cry on Sunday, and then I blogged about it on Monday, which made me cry all over again, then people left me very nice comments, which made me cry even more. When I cry, I eat. Yup. And I don’t eat carrot sticks and apples when I cry…I eat sugar and fat.

Well, my group is not focusing on the scale for this challenge, so let me celebrate the things I did right this week.

  • Eat 4 fruits/veggies per day This one was kind of hit or miss for me. The good news is that I think I got at least 3 in every day except Sunday, which is an improvement over pre-challenge me. My challenge is that if I don’t start first thing in the morning, or at the very latest with a fruit-based mid-morning snack, then I’m really fighting a losing battle. Let’s say I was 4/7 for this one.
  • Exercise at least four days this week for 30 minutes each day Got this one in the bag. I was a little bad about getting this in late last week, which meant that I had to exercise Sunday, Monday and Tuesday to make my goal, but I did it. Got in 186 minutes of exercise this week!

So, even though the scale wasn’t reflecting it, I think I did pretty well this week.


  1. Tiffany said,

    December 15, 2010 @ 8:35 am

    Hang in there Barb… Remember that it is a difficult time of the year to maintain our “better” habits, and learn from your missteps, while giving yourself grace. You will have a great week this week!

  2. Trish said,

    December 15, 2010 @ 9:28 am

    I am having a difficult time this time around too and have gained for the last 2 weeks and I am back to where I was when Shrinkvivor started. I know how you feel! {{HUGS}}}

  3. Brooke said,

    December 15, 2010 @ 10:17 am

    and that’s the whole point of not focusing on the scale, cause sure you had a blip or two, but over all you did well at doing what you need to do. a little of that each week and you’re on your way to a more healthy you. 🙂

  4. Pubsgal said,

    December 15, 2010 @ 2:16 pm

    It’s hard enough this time of year to focus on healthy stuff even when the stress is good stress and not painful stress. You did fantastic! I was kind of late getting in my exercise, too.

    (P.S. The scale can go suck a lump of coal. I was going to say something more rude, but I didn’t want to get on Santa’s Naughty List…well, for that, anyway! ;-P)

  5. jaime said,

    December 15, 2010 @ 3:00 pm

    You’re doing so great, so definitely don’t focus on the scale. (I’m convinced scales remain on Santa’s naughty list all year round.)

  6. AnnG said,

    December 15, 2010 @ 7:41 pm

    If we start with the small things they all add up…sounds like you have made strides towards that goal….and at this time of year that is a big start to the “normal”. Good job for getting those minutes in.

  7. Thea @ Shrinking Jeans said,

    December 15, 2010 @ 10:15 pm

    Well good for you for realizing that the scale is just a number and that you had a victory with your choices this week! That’s a huge obstacle to overcome!

  8. xj said,

    December 17, 2010 @ 5:38 pm

    You def did well!!! And don’t worry about the scale…it will even up next week!

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