June 17, 2009

Weigh in Wednesday

Its weigh in day over at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans!

I was horrible this weekend - I ate anything and everything I wanted. Saturday night was hot dogs, mac & cheese, peanut butter m&ms, Dr. Pepper flowing freely, and a milkshake night cap.

Sunday was my family reunion. I didn't eat breakfast, I pigged out for lunch, and just snacked for dinner. I'm pleased with my results, but I'm also confident for next weekend.

Challenge start: 133
Last week: 132.6
This week: 130.8

That pretty much gets me back to where I was before PMS and AF plumped me up. I'm confident that I can get into the 129s next week because if I ate horribly this week and still had a good result, then surely if I put my nose to the grindstone this coming week I can lose at least one pound!

Sunday night when I was out riding my bike in the neighborhood, I thought about my situation. I'm at a healthy body weight, my husband (at least he says so) loves the way I look - what more could I ask for? I'm not sure I'm ever going to love the way I look. Why not just be happy with good enough?

Before this year, that would have meant giving up. However that's not what I mean at all. I'm going to try my best to not let it consume me. I don't starve myself, I just eat good, healthy foods. Losing weight or not, for my health I need to exercise.

Basically I'm going to keep up my routine. If I lose weight - wonderful. Otherwise I'm not going to beat myself up. I have nice arms, a great waist, I'm working on good calves. So what my legs are a little larger than I'd like? A woman my age has no business wearing a skirt or pair of shorts above her knees any way.

My parting thought for the day - you know you're losing weight when the family member that always teases/tortures you remarks on your weight loss. When my cousin saw me for the first time in several months he couldn't resist making a comment.

"You've went from a pear to a top (the toy) - you're just a stick with a big @$$."


  1. How very complimentary!!! I hope you punched him. Of course, the "stick" part is always nice to hear!

    You've done awesome, Brooke! Keep up the great work and healthy attitude.

  2. I guess that's sort of a compliment right? He's family. I think you just keep doing what you're doing. You're working out, feeling good, looking good. And I think you can wear shorts above the knees.

  3. Great week Brooke! Great outlook on how you feel, it doesn't seem like anyone is truely happy with everything, but seems like you are mostly there!

  4. Good job, Brooke! And you have a great attitude. Your cousin, ehhh, not so much. But probably to him it was funny.

  5. WTG on the loss & Fabulous attitude!!! looooooooove it!!

  6. HAHA!! That's hilarious. Glad you're still sticking with the program!

    After a month of Wii Active and running, I'm proud to say that today, I am wearing my skinny khakies.

    I would say that's cause to celebrate and drink and peach milkshake...but I'm kinda worried about that...lol!

  7. Thats always nice to still lose after a big weekend. Sometimes I think it kicks our metabolism. Congrats on your loss since the challenge.

  8. What a great week and ever greater attitude. Thanks for your comment on my blog.

  9. Great attitude! I hope to get there someday...but even when I was quite thin I just never GOT it. Hopefully acceptance will come with age and loving myself a little more.

    By the way, congrats on your loss!

  10. NICE! HAHAHA! well no matter how little i get i always have a little junk in the trunk. i could be a six and i still have a rump.

    you're right though about being happy, and i don't even think it's just "good enough" that you'd be settling for! you are a healthy weight, you look great, you're in shape and you're healthy and your husband loves all of it!! what more can you ask for??

    great job on the loss even though you pigged out! wish i could do that!!!!! :)

  11. hmmm, jury is still out on that comment :)

    sticking with your plan is great. you certainly do have a great attitude.

  12. You have made me the HAPPIEST "trainer" today!!! I LOVE this attitude you have taken!! I am so very proud of you!

  13. Great attitude this week! Very cool on the loss, too! :)

  14. Great job on the loss! I'm sure you will be in the 120's this week! I can totally relate too about having healthy habits and trying to accept that without worrying about if you lose or not. I need to think that way too.

  15. I'm pear shaped and get so frustrated when I feel like my middle is shrinking but so not my butt or hips! Exercise is great no matter though, keep it up!

  16. Way to go! And feeling/being healthy is the main thing, especially if hubby is happy! :)

  17. you are doing good! congratulations!

  18. I think you should just kick him. ;o)

    You are doing great and I love your attitude! Keep it up!

  19. Excellent! You know I felt that way too before I had kids. Then I thought I was a bit chubby, but now when I look at pictures of 9 years ago..I think, why was I complaining. That is pretty good:) Now I will be happy if I get to a size 14!

    I am sure you are looking great! Keep it up and you are going to have supermodel legs!!


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