Week 17 Weigh-in and Monthly Progress Pics

Today is weigh-in day and boy did that sucker sneak up on me…

We had guests over the past week and while I didn’t eat great I didn’t eat all that bad. However, I wasn’t able to workout like I usually do. So after indulging in sushi and wine… and Chick-Fil-A, I weighed myself to check in on the damage.

The scale said 207.2…


Needless to say, I freaked out. I immediately wrote a blog post about my hatred of anything cute and cuddly. I was in one of “those” moods.

Usually when I have a setback like this I’ll say, “Screw it!” and eat whatever I want in the form of a pity party. I really wanted a pity party…

If I had done this I would have carried on until I gained another five pounds and then realized that I really need to do something about this weight… a novel idea right?

I knew going down this shame spiral wasn’t an option. So despite this setback I made myself go to the gym and get right back on track. You know what? I felt better instantly.

So this morning I did my obligatory strip down/weigh-in. I weighed in at 199.8

Phew… The moral of the story? Soy sauce is not my friend… and I seriously need to stop weighing myself during the week.

I was so relieved that I didn’t really care that my hair was super messed up from sleeping with it wet last night. I just wanted to take these monthly pictures and be done with it.

Keep in mind, my photographer is 10…




Yeah… so things are pretty much looking the same. I also took my measurements and you can find them under the measurements tab.

I’ve only managed to lose one inch around my waist this month and an inch in my boobs. I’m so ready for those suckers to shrink!

This little bit of shrinkage has caused my favorite Lululemon pants to shimmy down every time I run in them. I want to be happy about this, but I LOVE those pants!

I’ve only got 4 weeks until summer so I’ve been doing some soul searching as to what I need to change to be more successful. The obvious is to forgo sushi and Chick-Fil-A but I don’t think that is my only problem.

I’ve toyed with the idea of participating in the Whole30. Another blogger directed my attention to it. It lasts for thirty days meaning I will have completed it just in time for summer. It sounds crazy restrictive but what drew my attention to it was the fact that it’s supposed to help balance out your hormones. Since I struggle with PCOS ,a hormone disorder that causes me to gain weight, I’m thinking it might be a wise choice.

My reservations about it lie in the fact that I feel like it’s only a temporary fix. There is no way I could sustain that way of eating forever.

In the mean time I’ve finally renewed my prescription of Metformin which is supposed to help with my insulin resistance. I go back in a month for blood work to see if I need to see an endocrinologist.

Until then I’ll keep chugging away…

Have you ever heard of the Whole30? What are your thoughts?

And how did your week go? I’d love to know.

10 thoughts on “Week 17 Weigh-in and Monthly Progress Pics

  1. I will join you on the Whole30. I have done it in the past. I always feel so much better during and afterwards. My problem is allowing things that don’t work for me to creep back in my life. I need the reset though.

  2. whole30 is TOUGH. i did it, but only lasted about 3 weeks. i agree with you that it’s a good temporary fix. i have several friends who do crossfit and do it once in awhile for a “cleanse” of sorts. kind of just puts your body back in order. definitely hardcore though.

  3. I think you are doing amazing!!!!! What your doing isn’t easy and that’s why so many people choose to stay unfit, because that’s easy. You are taking the hard (best!) road by getting fit! Congratulations for every step you are taking/have taken so far along the way! 🙂

  4. Sodium has a killer effect on my weigh-ins too. A couple weeks ago a visit to Panera for a soup and salad (containing more sodium than any human should consume in a day) threw my weigh-in off my seven pounds, so I know EXACTLY what you’re going through. Keep up the good work! 🙂

  5. Have you ever read Caroline Calcote’s blog? http://www.carolinecalcote.com. She did the Whole 30 and had great success. She did at the beginning of this year.

    Salt and sugar are evil temptresses. I can do without the salt, but sugar is SO HARD FOR ME to part with.

  6. Hi, I just came across your blog today. Great job! I also struggle with PCOS and have been off and on Metformin for 7 years. I just did a Whole30 challenge in March. It was super tough, but I felt SO much better after about a week. The first 5-7 days were some of the hardest since your body is detoxing, but by the end of the 30 I felt so good. I lost about 10-12 pounds, and all of my acne cleared up. I have stayed mostly paleo since and still feel better. I am thinking about doing it again either in May or June.

  7. This week has been hard; crazy stressful trying to get a house on the market, working and our little man is sick, therefore I’ve been eating pizza for “comfort”. The term comfort food is so odd because I feel worse after I eat “comfort” food. Needless to say I need a reset and I’ll do the Whole 30 with you! Just give me a start date.

  8. We just finished a whole30 a week ago and it went so well. The weight loss was nice, but the best thing about it was we just got used to eating clean. I have a serious problem with self-control, and the whole30 really helped with that. And when we cheat, it makes us sick. Like when I have chocolate now, I start sweating and get a headache and feel like puking or worse. So when there is a bag of chocolate chips in front of me, it’s easier to resist because I know it’s just not worth it.

  9. Nice work! That is really great progress. I’ve been on a weight loss/get fit journey myself and I know first-hand that it can be incredibly tough and draining, especially when the scale seems to be against you. Keep up the great work!

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