Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Proof That Jack is Right

At some point in the past few weeks, I was reading a blog post by Jack at Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit. He said that when you step on the scale to weigh-in, you usually "get what you deserve." That is so true. I know that when I'm really honest with my efforts at weight loss, when I'm truly doing the things I need to do to lose this weight (and we all know how, don't we?), I see a loss when I weigh in. And it's not surprise.

But at times like yesterday when I weigh in and see a gain (of 0.4 pounds), that's not much of a surprise either. The entire month of January I was accountable (even if it wasn't pretty) and TRACKED EVERYTHING that I ate. This past weekend I had 2 days where I didn't track what I ate and I guess my mind said, "F it. You're not tracking so you can eat what you want. If you don't write it, you didn't bite it." Guess what, mind? You're horribly wrong.

And so my flippant attitude and laziness got me a small gain this week. However, rather than wallowing in self-pity (which, really, is the easiest thing to do), I'm making it my mission not to let that happen again. I'm tracking everything (even when it's not convenient to do so) and I'm HONESTLY making an effort to get all my water in.

That being said, I ended the month of January with a total loss of 9 pounds. I'll take it and use that as a motivator for February.


  1. Hey 9 lbs in a month is fantastic!! Great job!

  2. Do you really insist on tracking everything you eat, for the rest of your life? Sure, it helps as a kick starter (and I am doing it, too), but you also have to learn to make healthy food choices (aiming in the direction of "Food is something you eat so you don't die", although fun food should be allowed) without writing everything down, weighing everything etc.

    And yes, 9lbs is great. I wish my results were the same... my weight loss is awfully slow (but steady, at least I've got that!).

  3. You're so right about the scale!! It's going to reflect how we do... most of the time. There are still occasions that I have to brush off what the scale says because I know I've worked hard and there's a possibility some muscle is building. ;)

    I, also, think 9lbs is a great way to kick off the year. Congrats, girl!

  4. Thanks all!

    Diandra - I know that in the long run there will come a time where I don't have to track everything I'm eating. But I know myself too well. I'm so new to being so committed to doing this that if I don't track (example - on Sat. and Sun) I let myself get away with too much. I'm just not in that spot where I can make those healthy choices without a second thought.

    I wish I were, but I think part of having success on a journey like this is knowing yourself and your limitations. And one of mine (for the time being anyway) is that if I don't track what I eat and become more aware of the WHYs of my eating, then I will just add more mindless eating (and extra pounds) that I don't need! I just can't be trusted yet LOL!

  5. Congrats on the 9lbs colleen. Here's to a fantastic February

  6. Waitaminute... I was right about something? Well, I guess there's that whole "law of averages" thing...

  7. Awesome January loss. You know what you did wrong, you fix it and it won't happen again :-)

  8. woooo hoooooo on your loss this month!!! Good job!!!

  9. Hi Colleen, I just wanted to let you know that I gave you a Stylish Blogger award on my blog!


Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Check me out on Twitter (@OnwardColleen) and come back often! As always - feel free to email me any time! reinventingcolleen@att.net

Blog Design by Likely Lola