Sunday, March 14, 2010


I've gained about two pounds over the past seven days and am really looking forward to kicking myself back into gear with diet and exercise this week.

Last week we had a wonderful visit from my in-laws. I love my mother- and father-in-law. And I can't blame them for my weight gain; sure there was extra food around but I didn't have to eat it!

We went out to eat four times in less than a week. So generous! So caloric. My MIL also brought a cooler of food (steaks, chicken), a huge bag of homemade scramble, two loaves of pumpkin bread, two types of scones, a few dozen muffins, a large tray of peanut butter chocolate bars, and a delicious coffee cake.

What can I say? She says "I love you" with food; so do I.

And tonight we attended a dessert auction fundraiser.

All in all, I think gaining only two pounds can be considered a success!

Besides, my "skinny jeans" from a couple of months ago are slipping on and off without me touching the zipper or button. This is a nice, if expensive, problem to have.

Unfortunately, I can't really brag about it because now I really wear the size I've been telling people I wear. Similarly I can't brag too much about my weight loss because I weigh what my driver's license says I weigh. Time for updated lies, I guess!

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RobMonroe said...

Two pounds in a week with C&J is small change! :o)

paulboal said...

Results of my feasting this week: +6 lbs. Hopefully I can take it off in the next couple of weeks, but +6 lbs is a 4 week setback for me.

Sarahlynn said...

Rob, let's see how bad it gets when the dust (fat) settles . . .

Paul, that's only because you're so close to your goal!

Carmie said...

Hang in there. With the weather changing, it will get easier...there's nothing like sunshine and warmer weather to give you motivation!