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Monday, May 21, 2007

Week 16 Weigh-In

This morning I weighed 324 lbs. This is 1 lbs. less than last week for a total of 56 lbs. lost.

I always expected a slow down, but it seems like I am on a 2 week cycle. 1 week big loss, 1 week little loss. Go figure. Anyhow, I am happy that I am losing. This could have been a lot different this week.

I attended 2 parties this weekend. The one on Saturday, I did as well as I could considering the limited choices of food. The one on Sunday did not go as well. Instead of limiting myself to 1 plate and no dessert, I had 2 plates and cake. I don't know if that impacted my weigh-in this morning. I doubt it. I did not eat a lunch or dinner or dinner outside that meal. After eating all that, I felt uncomfortably full. I ate way too much at one sitting. I had not done that in a looong time. I don't want to fall back into that habit.

As I analyze what happened, I ignored myself. What I mean is that I knew I should not go back for another plate, but I did anyhow. I knew I should not have the cake, but I did anyhow. What has stopped me in the past was knowing that I could easily get by without going back. After I got the second plate and sat down, I thought to myself that I felt full and should not eat anything more. I ignored myself and ate anyhow. The same happened with the cake.

By ignoring myself, I showed no self-respect. That is what upsets me the most about yesterday even though I did not realize it until this morning. I went back and re-read my post on self-respect. I think I need to read that every time I am going to a party, out to eat, etc...

This week I will respect myself. I will have several challenges this week. I am going out of town for a few days, so I will end up eating out. Sunday, we are scheduled to get together with friends for an Sunday Buffet Brunch. Monday, we are going to the in-laws for a Memorial Day meal/birthday party for my 3rd daughter. With all these challenges, I am going to read that post before every meal this week.

BTW, stress levels have slackened up a bit. Some of the people that made this year so stressful are still around but the issues over which they gave me stress are resolved. Hip, Hip, Hooray!!!! I can feel the difference already. My feelings of stress on a scale of 1-10 went from a 12 down to an 8. Heh, I might even start drinking coffee again.

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Rebecca said...

You seem to have the right attitude to be realistic at the same time.

I hope all works out for you. I need your determination. I need to lose 80 pounds and I think I would be happy. If I lost 100 I would be THRILLED.

Stop by and say hello some time.
Good Luck and Congrad on the loss thus far.

Don Q. said...

Funny about the full thing. I had that experience too. After controlling my diet for a while, I found the experience of being overfull to be unpleasant. Like you, I ignored it and ate anyway sometimes. But it is encouraging that my body and I both agree this "overfull thing" sucks.

Good luck in the coming week.

Mehdi said...

You're human. Don't try to be perfect.

What you need to remember is that sooner or later you will achieve your weight loss goal if you persevere.

It's not always easy, and there are times i'm sure you'll plateau/you'll cheat.

Awareness is the first step towards change, what you seem to have.
Good luck.

Sofie said...

You're still losing weight, that's what matters. Don't beat yourself up.

"The Captain" said...

Your one of my favorite blogs half man. I told you before, it is the ability to go through these period where the weight loss is slow that separates the "losers" and gainers. Also, weight training slows your progress on the scale. You would be surprised at how much muscle mass you are adding. Finally, do an audio blog. will give you a free month or put a video using your phone or camcorder on myspace and post it on your blog. It would be a lot of fun

CactusFreek said...

A pound is a pound :o)
Is that picture of one of the parties you went to? Looks yummy! Invite my family to the next one, and i'll clear that second plate for you lol

I know what you mean about ignoring yourself. I do it all the stinkin time! [Like right now, i'm eating smarties] BAHUMUG!

Half Man said...

No, no, not the Smarties!!! LOL.
Thanks for the encouragement everyone. It helps me a great deal. BTW, all the photos except the disgusting ones of myself are stock photos from a website.

Captain, maybe when I find a little more time, I can look into the audio blog thing. I don't have a camera phone or digital camcorder.

"The Captain" said...

First I am not an affiliate of I don't want spider to think I sold out (smile) But hipcast allows you to post audio to your blog by calling their number,entering your pin, and talking. You can even start a podcast with them. They give you a free month. It's a lot of fun. Although I haven't used them for about a month and am still getting billed. My blame though. However, I have been using my camera phone and itunes for the videos. Take it easy.

"The Captain" said...

I meant to say myspace for the videos.

"The Captain" said...

Sorry to bombard you with comments, but I have tagged you for the all time 7 favorite albums list.

Fat Lazy Guy said...

Congrats on the loss!

And I totally understand about the eating even though you know you don't need to, and really shouldn't.

But keep up the good work man.

Spider said...

Respect Yourself!