Shrinkvivor Check-in Week 3


This week: +0.8
Overall: -16
Challenge: -3

Ugh. I’m up. Not much, but not the direction I was hoping to go.

I know the problem…it’s *always* been my problem, and it’s name is “weekend”. During the week I’m at work where I have a lot of control over what I eat — I bring my breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Sure, there’s a vending machine, but as long as I’ve packed breakfast, lunch, and snacks, I rarely visit it.

Weekends, though, are a whole other story (and I have to include Fridays in there, because I work from home). I can eat anything in the house! Whenever I want, whatever I want, all day long! Yeah. Therein lies the problem. It’s not like we keep a lot of crap in the house, but if I have the choice between an apple and tortilla chips and hummus, I’m going to choose the chips. Every. time.

So, goal for this week is to make better choices over the weekend. The 3 fruits/3 veggies/3 dairy is going fairly well during the week (not hitting every day perfectly, but getting more than I used to and certainly more conscious of what I’m eating). Perhaps the more concrete goal will be to go for a fruit over the weekend at least once, instead of something else.

Oh, and I managed to exercise a few times this week – not huge amounts, but a little more than last week, with a total count of 140 minutes. Goal this week will be to up that by at least a little more.


  1. upinthecosmos said,

    October 12, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

    You can do it, those good choices get better the more often you make them! A good piece of fruit is like candy & certain veggies can replace chips any old day… it’s all a mindset. Maybe not an easy one to get into but once you do it does make the decisions much easier:-)

  2. Brooke said,

    October 12, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

    you’re still down 3 pounds for the challenge. that’s an average of 1.5 pounds a week. 😀 hang in there tribemate!!

  3. StormyVawn said,

    October 12, 2011 @ 1:50 pm

    I can relate. Definitely more structure on the weekend is in order. I sometimes opt to up my water and exercise. Good luck on the challenge.

  4. Adah said,

    October 12, 2011 @ 4:45 pm

    It’s a new week! Take charge of it and you will do great this week!

  5. Jamie said,

    October 12, 2011 @ 5:22 pm

    What got me going initially was when I went to the doctor and found that I have slightly high bloodpressure and even though my blood tests (sugar,cholesterol..etc) came out ok for a fast, they were on the high side of normal. So, anytime I think of overeating or eating things that I shouldn’t, I think of that and my family. I MUST be here for them. That’s what keeps me going in the end. 🙂 So, I guess you have to find your trigger and go with it. It is HARD, believe you me, but, it is possible!!! Keep up the good work!!

  6. roo said,

    October 12, 2011 @ 7:32 pm

    I have a problem named “weekend” too and its ringleader is “husband” who likes “restaurants”. But the bright side is your gain is a small one and your overall average is still a good loss. Own it! 🙂

  7. AnnG said,

    October 13, 2011 @ 1:29 am

    You can do it…maybe you need to pack your lunch/snacks, etc for the weekend, too?? Good job for getting some exercise minutes in!

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