Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Operation Slimdown - A Day Late. Again.

My apologies for the tardiness of my usual update - i had to get the letter to my son in first! In any case, i didnt really feel like writing an update anyway because...well... my results suck, ok ? We all had a feeling that would, what with a weigh in on Christmas Day ( of all bloody days! ) but still, they sucked enough to make me cry. In front of my parents, and Mick. Wah, wah, wah...poor fat me!

Let me explain. But first, lets go to the tape:
Bust: 97.5cm - up 0.5cm
Waist 82cm - no change
Hips: 103cm - up 1.5cm
Bum: 108cm - no change
Thighs: 66.5cm - up 0.5cm
See, that doesnt really look so bad considering the fortnight of Christmas parties ( and few days of, uh, that time of the month, which of course equals mega-bloating ) but, once again, those nasty, nasty scales have brought me undone. See, i only weigh myself on a Saturday morning, once a fortnight. However, this week i was at my mum and dads house ( i dont own scales... ) on Thursday afternoon and i couldnt resist taking a sneak peek. 74.8kgs - woo hoo! That was 800g down in a fortnight! I would totally be able to hit a full 1kg loss by Saturday morning! However....
Weight 11.12.10 - 75.6kgs
Weight 25.12.10 - 75.7kgs
I burst into tears - how could i have put on 1.1kgs in ONE DAY?!? It just wasnt fair - Thursday afternoon i was ecstatic about finally having a good loss, and then one day later that loss is completely gone and has turned into a 100g gain. I was shattered. I just cant wrap my head around it. And i'm sure that if i went and weighed myself again today, the scale would have something completely different to say again ( loss? Gain? who knows? )

So i guess i just push on. Try harder. The four days of non-stop eating over Christmas are now officially over and i know i can handle New Years Eve. I'm not back at work til Tuesday 4th of Jan so i'm going to try and fit in some exercise everyday this week. Establish some new, good habits. And then, maybe next fortnight, i will have that 1kg loss to report. I hope. Because i'm thinking if that doesnt happen the only way for me to shed the weight might be to cry it out. I could get rid of a kilo through tears...couldnt i?


  1. Amy, Don't worry I feel the same I too have put a couple of KG on over Christmas (I'm not even jumping on the scales today). It's the not exercising with the weather that has gotten me. Today I got out and went for a run/walk with the dog, I feel great as it was over 5km in under an hour. I need to up my exercise and I think I'm going to buy the Jillian Michaels 30day Shred DVD this week. I hope you have a great week - I'll check in with you next week. :)

  2. To be honest, I'm quite jealous. I work in lbs, not kgs and I've only just tried to work out what you weigh in pounds, and you're still a good ten pounds less than I am . . . and I didn't have a baby, and have been trying to lose weight for about the same time as you. So don't be so hard on yourself. These fluctuations happen - my mum goes to a slimming club, will weigh herself the morning of the club and will go that night to discover she is 2 pounds heavier than she was that morning, and things like that. It just happens.

    I've been quite lucky this past wk, as the silver lining of my cold has been lack of appetite, which has lead to an unprecendented three pounds in weight over the past ten days or so. I would LOVE to weigh what you weigh now though - JEALOUS!!!!

    Anyways, like I said, don't be so hard on yourself. You're doing great. And just remember it's better to lose it gradually! Healthier.

  3. Oh My God Paula - i felt really bad for making you feel bad, so i went back up to look at the math and.... i had to do a huge edit! I had 55 kgs... it should be 75kgs! So in actually fact, rather than being 10lb heavier than me, you are actually 30lb lighter! So no more jealousy on your behalf, now i get to be jealous of you... God, i dont think i've been 55kgs since i was about 14 years old!

  4. Bah humbug to the scales. You will get there, Christmas is always a blow out.