Shrinkvivor Challenge Check-In #5

Shrinkvivor Challenge at the Sisterhood!

This week: +1.2 lbs
Challenge loss: -4.2 lbs
Overall loss: -25.6 lbs

Yup…down and then up. I didn’t check here the past couple weeks (though I have been keeping up on the Sisterhood and with my group on The ‘Hood), and I was down the past two weeks, then up again this week. Ugh. Sorry Tribe Pink Pride…I expect I’ll be on Exile Island soon enough. At least I still get to keep my 25# badge…for now.

I know why, though. I hate that I know when I’m sabotaging myself, and then big-fat-go-and-do-it-anyway. I haven’t been recording what I eat. I haven’t been looking for healthier choices. I haven’t been doing any of the things I should be doing eating-wise.

I have, however, been exercising. Maybe not as much as I’d like, but still getting out there and doing something. Last weekend we even got out on the bikes again for about 28 miles (not continuous – we did about 22.5 miles from our house to the National Harbor, then a few miles back to Alexandria where we caught the Metro home, and then a mile from the Metro station to our house). I haven’t completely kept up with the EA Sports More Workouts 6-week challenge, but I did get in a couple of those last week; plus a few miles on the stationary bike.

So it seems that I’m beginning to at least get the exercise part of this right. I really just need to pay more attention to the food part. Today is the start of another week!


  1. Trish said,

    October 13, 2010 @ 10:32 am

    I think you are doing ok, you are getting some exercise in and the miles that is awesome!

  2. Tracie said,

    October 13, 2010 @ 12:38 pm

    You are getting in the exercise which is good. Today starts a new (and better) week.

  3. Stillmary said,

    October 13, 2010 @ 2:25 pm

    Yes! Today is the start of a new week! Although we know we’ll have ups and downs, the ups are hard to take. I’m sure next week will more than make up for it though. And how great that you continue good exercise!

  4. Christy M. said,

    October 13, 2010 @ 2:30 pm

    Barb, It’s a balancing act. For me, I got the eating thing down, and then eased in to exercise. But I didn’t ease in for like 3 years! It will come in time. The thing that helps me stay on track with eating now, is realizing that by letting my eating get out of control, I’m sabotaging all the good I did with the exercise. Somewhere I found a site where it tells you how much you’ll have to exercise to burn certain food items off. Maybe I need to find that link and share it!

  5. Brooke said,

    October 13, 2010 @ 3:09 pm

    if you know why you’re sabatoging then stop doing it! (as if it were that easy)
    i read your post about your picture last night. i’m so sorry. and it broke my heart that you said something about it was amazing you didn’t hear (even more laughter). i hope i read that wrong and you haven’t heard it anywhere but that head of yours.

  6. AnnG said,

    October 13, 2010 @ 7:48 pm

    You will get it! Like Christy said it is a balancing act! Making everything fall into place is the hard part! On to a new and improved week!!

  7. Barb said,

    October 13, 2010 @ 9:26 pm

    Thanks for all the comments – I really am going to keep up…a measly pound won’t stop me! It’s that balancing act that I have trouble with.
    Brooke – sadly you did not read my “break down” post wrong. I have heard laughter directed at me on my bike. I’m happy to say that I’ve *never* heard it when I’ve been on the bike trail or at an organized ride. But when I ride on the roads around my house alone, I’ve gotten “whooped” at (not in a pleasant way) and laughed at. I’d like to say that I just let it slide off, but that’d be a lie. Truth is that it’s soul crushing…but I don’t let it stop me from biking.

  8. Thea @ Shrinking Jeans said,

    October 15, 2010 @ 9:33 am

    Barb, great job on the exercise!
    As far as the food journaling goes, just take it one meal at a time. Make a promise to yourself that you’ll count just that one meal. Then repeat!

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    October 27, 2010 @ 4:33 pm

    […] This is due to vacation and that TOM…though I suspect it’s mostly vacation. (I did check in last week over on Shrinkvivor, and I had a loss…so this gain is even worse than it looks if you look back at my last check-in from week 5). […]

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