Weigh-in #27: Fail!

Peak: 435 lb
Previous: 346.2lb
Current: 346.6lb
Gain this week: 0.4lb
Total Loss: 88.4lb

Food: 5/7. Exercise: 4/7.

Damn it! Everything was going so well during the week and then BOOM! The weekend!

It was my buddy’s birthday night out and I went down to London to celebrate with him. Not the best “calorie to fun” ratio, but still worth the deviation. I tried drinking less and for most of the day it worked, but it was still more than I’d have liked. I reckon I did myself some favours on the dance floor though, that was a workout! You shoulda seen the shapes I was throwing 😉 Before putting on party pounds, I was a comfortable 4lb down during the week, so really it was a great week and I expect the weight to melt away over the next couple of days.

The friend in question is also the first of my friends to bring up my weight-loss with me. I’m not sure if it’s a man-thing, or a me-thing or just normal for everyone, but talking about my weight is pretty damn taboo. It’s remarkable as we’ve been friends for 20yrs+ that this was the first time. He mentioned how my friends had been concerned about me, and noticed when I was bigger or smaller; there was a little bit of frustration/anger in his tone too, which I guess is understandable (I’d be pretty pissed at him if he was living a destructive lifestyle).

Another interesting moment came up over lunch, when the topic of conversation moved to fitness and going to the gym: my friend threw me a glance as if to say, “Jump in any time Harry!”, and I totally bottled it. I’m not ready to talk about this stuff in public, in front of my friends. I’m sure there will be a time when I am, but not now. Or perhaps I just need to get over it? It’s weird how I can even talk about talking about it with you, a “random stranger in the world”, but not some of my closest friends. I guess it’s inevitable that these conversations are going to happen more often, I need to get used to it sooner or later.

Hmn, there’s no partying scheduled for this week… 7/7? 🙂

5 thoughts on “Weigh-in #27: Fail!”

  1. Tell the scale to bugger off! Hmm…do you UK fellas actually say that, or is it just a line in the movies? 😛

    I think it takes time to confront the changes we’re making in our lives to the REAL people in our lives. It’s not like the people we “meet” thru blogging aren’t real, but the bloggers know what I’m going thru. They have been thru a similar situation and they can relate to my experiences.

    When I first started my journey, I was hesitant to share much with the people in my real life, because they’d heard it all before. “I’m going to get in shape, I’m going to lose weight”…blah blah blah. I’d rather say something and be a woman of my word than be all talk and not be able to deliver the fluff blast. Well, I started to deliver on that promise to myself, and people took notice. Many people asked if I’d lost weight, and I’d respond with pleasantries. It was a very personal beginning for me, and not something I shared with the world. When I started blogging, I started to branch out a bit more. Now, I’m a bit more open with my friends and family about my journey. I haven’t shared the blog with them, yet, and I don’t know if I will. But, the option is there.

    EFF the scale, get back on track this week and post a loss! 🙂

  2. It was my baby daughter’s first birthday on Sunday and I think attempting to eat my own weight in salted peanuts has resulted in me up half a pound from last week too… Still, quick on, quick off is my motto! 🙂

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