Aug 27, 2014

Weigh In Wednesday

August is a tough month for me exercise and food wise. It's usually hotter than hell outside (although this year was kind of an exception but the broken foot got in the way of my walking/running/any physical activity) Then we've also got our anniversary, it's the end of a busy season at work, then its my birthday and that usually puts me in a tailspin of bad eating. This year was no exception. And I have the numbers to prove it.
Starting weight: 175
Last week: 162.0
This Week: 164.0
Change: +2
Total Change: -11

Told ya. My biggest hurdle? The dairy restriction being lifted. I ate like a king. I say king because I seriously ate like a man and like it had been a year since I had dairy rather than just 5ish weeks. Taco Bell, cake, ice cream, pizza, donuts, ranch, McD's breakfast, more pizza. It was bad. I earned that 2 lb gain for sure.

I'm feeling it too. I felt it as I ran at the park on Monday. Let's talk about that for a second. I haven't ran since early June and I literally picked the hottest day that we've had all summer to resume my running career. This was done between 4:30 and 5pm. So, I ran for the first time in 2.5 months in the sun on the hottest day of the year at the hottest time of the day. Smooth move, Erin. Carry on... I felt it when I tried to put jeans on Monday and went straight back into my closet for a dress.

I've been here before. I fall of the wagon and lose control. This time I am stopping before I get too far and undo too much progress. I'm going to start running again since the weather should be cooling off and I'm going to add in either 30 Day Shred or a couple of Pinterest workouts I've found along with a 30 day guns, buns and abs challenge. I may do the challenge even if I choose the Shred route. I've found a Soap Opera workout and a Grey's Anatomy workout and since those are the only two shows I am watching currently they are perfect. And I can hopefully do those while keeping Tucker out of Diesel's food and water bowls.

Whatever I decide to do, I need to do it now. Vacation is a month and a half away and I don't want to feel like a beached whale. I also would like to take some of my old shorts with me. That's my goal I guess.

Hopefully August has been kinder to you all. Who is up for a Guns, Buns and Abs Challenge?


  1. I'm game for a challenge with you if you'd like a challenge buddy! <3

  2. Sorry about the gain. I hope next week is better for you!

  3. We are so there together...everything: starting weight, pretty close in current weights, and while our anniversary wasn't last week, my birthday was. Two birthday cakes (one at home, one at work), ice cream, junk food galore. Last week was a bingefest. This is a new week! We can get back on track :-)