well, i certainly wasn't expecting a 1.6 pound gain this week - i really felt like i kept track of everything this past weekend but perhaps i didn't... part of me knows its just my body readjusting to the new plan, my running, my new weight routine, and i need to be patient... but the other part of me is struggling w/the fact that if i really want to lose weight (this time), i have to accept that i cannot eat/drink like other people... i'm not a huge drinker to begin with so passing on the beer/wine will not be an issue but its the other stuff... like grilling out w/friends and wanting to have a hamburger AND a hotdog when in reality, i should be having one or none at all... or like going to a party and wanting to try all the tasty food but knowing, none of it is really good for you... we all have to make choice and compromises so maybe i need to work harder on saying 'no'...

and i have to be honest - its not easy staying at eric's sometimes - if i want to eat healthy, i have to bring stuff with me or go to the store... and it sometimes bothers me that he's not as concerned about what he's eating, as i am about what i'm eating - does that make any sense? like when he makes breakfast - its so hard to pass-up the hearty, multi-grain bread when i KNOW its 4 pts (instead of having my english muffin that's only 1 pt)... i try and make good choices but maybe they're not good enough in the world of WW... so, all i can think about now is points and what i did wrong and what i could do better - i don't want to over analyze shit but i guess that just comes along w/the plan...
ugh, sorry for the ramble - i'm just really pissed off right now... perhaps i should read roni's post from monday again - if you haven't, check it out here... :o)

i realized its been over two years since i started this weight loss journey and i tried to find some comparison pictures but i don't have many full-body shots... i will have to work on that in the future because its a good way to see progress - though the scale may not show it, your picture definitely will... after going to a wedding w/eric in 2005, i decided to get serious about my weight - though i've only lost 15 pounds, i think you can see a difference... the one on the right is from this past weekend so its the most recent one i have... :o)

happy hump day...

Sizzle  – (10:41 AM)  

i think you look great in both pictures. i adore your sassy hair.

i know what you mean about those frustrations and how counting points can be all consuming sometimes. it's hard to not have control over what is served. i hope you guys can work out a compromise.

Anne  – (11:15 AM)  

I know what you mean, saying no is so hard. I have two mother's day dinners this weekend. ugh.

You look awesome! I can totally see a difference, you should be proud

Dee  – (11:32 AM)  

WOW! The difference in those 2 pictures is amazing. Yes, it's 15lbs but you can see that you've totally reshaped your body as well. You should be proud of what you've accomplished.

As for the gain this week, I know it's hard but try not to sweat it. Your body is adjusting to all the new changes, I bet next week you'll see some real progress!

Kate  – (11:36 AM)  

Those gains really can be frustrating. I had a gain the other weekend with no rhyme or reason, but followed with a great loss last week...so just hang in there, it always levels out!

And congrats on the 15lbs, 15lbs is still 15lbs! I can totally see the difference in pictures, you look great!

marie  – (12:20 PM)  

that is a big difference no matter how small of a change you think the scale is showing. be proud of it.

Greta & Gurdy  – (2:00 PM)  

You look AWESOME! I love your hair. I totally understand the frustration at both the gain and having to constantly make choices. Sometimes its just so tiring. But you're doing a fantastic job!

Anonymous –   – (2:05 PM)  

girl you look great and don't sweat the gain, what a hottie you are wowzza! I love your outfits in both pics, you are one styling girl and the loss shows BIG TIME!!

kelly  – (3:28 PM)  

you look awesome! the difference between the two pictures is amazing, you look toned and fit. muscle is heavier than fat!

i have to say though, i am a scale junkie and i always rely on that number to motivate me. i hate it! oh well. i think you said it best when you mentioned the pair of pants fitting you differently! focus on the size maybe instead of the poundage! and if you do eat a 4 pt piece of bread, its best to eat it for breakfast. just take some flex points or eat less for the rest of the day. what i like about WW is that i can make choices and i can have something "bad" and you shouldnt feel guilty about it :) anyway, you look great!!

Samantha  – (3:47 PM)  

Great job! Be proud! You look great!!

iportion  – (3:54 PM)  

You look cute in both photos

Vickie  – (4:17 PM)  

You look great - wonderful pictures.

Do you read the shrinking knitter? Because I think that she said you have to expect not to loose while running/training. She trained for a half marathon - and you would have thought the weight would have dropped right off of her - with her training schedule - but her body was hanging on to every ounce - the whole time. She said that the runners all told her she would not lose while she was running/training - and she said they were right.

Vickie  – (4:20 PM)  


~♥ Amanda ♥~  – (4:46 PM)  

i think you look awesome in both pics but i can really see a difference! way to go!

Anonymous –   – (5:36 PM)  

You look so cute and happy! I can totally see a difference, even in your demeanor!

L-O-V-E the hair!

Roni  – (11:05 PM)  

You look GREAT!

Kim  – (11:36 PM)  

You look awesome!! I can totally see a difference in your muscle tone between the pictures. You are rockin' it!

noelle  – (1:14 AM)  

Sorry you were up this week. I didn't understand why I was down so much, either. I totally get what you mean about not eating like other people. I have a newly skinny girlfriend that reminds me that this losing time is just a season and then there is more freedom to eat more.

Get Eric to stay with you more often!!! Then you can make him eat better. I am married to a carnivore, low carg man. There is always tons of fattening stuff around...and I just can't go there anymore.

CaRoLyN  – (7:12 AM)  

You look GREAT! Wow you can really see a difference for sure!
Don't get down about the gain, remember it's only temporary and it just means that you will most likely see a bigger loss next week!
I kow how discouraging it can be though. Keep your chin up, you are such an inspiration!!

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