Monday, August 11, 2008

Weekly Stats, August 11

Michael: -4.5 lbs, 465.2, total loss since January: 77.8 lbs., total overall loss 148.5 lbs.
Nina: -0.5 lbs, 276.5, total loss since January, 25.7 lbs.

Not bad. Michael says, we could be trying harder. I certainly could be trying harder; let's face it, since Mom died I've been kind of on autopilot. It will be a month tomorrow. I could try harder. I think he's doing pretty damn well, though.


The Bionic Broad said...

I think that you're doing well, yourself, especially if there's "other stuff" happening. Even with optimum conditions, losing and keeping off weight are two of the most dificult things on Earth to do. Factor in upheaval, and they become even more difficult. You're doing great. (Greatly?)

MizFit said...

be kind to yourself as you need time to grieve.
were you a client Id tell you to work to MAINTAIN right now...


Nina said...

I know you're right. Both of you. IknowIknowIknowIknow.

But some part of my head thinks that everything would feel better if I were just actually losing some weight and getting more fit and had some sort of sense of control.

Yes, I know this is all wrong. I just don't know how to stop feeling it.

Dara Chadwick said...

Nina, congratulations on the weight loss; really, you should be very proud of yourself!

I can tell you from my own weight loss experience that sometimes, the weight came off so slowly that I thought I might just give in and eat a cheesecake. Other times, I would slip up a bit in staying on track and slack a little and I'd lose five pounds. There didn't seem to be much rhyme or reason to it sometimes. It's frustrating!

My point? You have to just do your best to stay the course and, as my dietitian used to say, "try to make more of the good choices and less of the bad ones." That's all we can do -- step by step, day by day.

My heart broke a little when I read about your mom. I'm so sorry. Tomorrow is the fifth anniversary of my mom's death. I still miss her every day, but I remember all too well those early days right after her death, when I felt like I couldn't breathe, let alone focus on anything else.

I hope you'll be kind and gentle with yourself right now. Know that I'm thinking of you...