I believe I already started a column that way, but whoops pretty much sums it up.
I gained 2 pounds this week.
That brings my net weight loss to 3 pounds -- still totally on target for my goal of losing 6 pounds in six weeks.
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Am I bummed out about gaining weight? Sure.
Herald reporters Adam O'Daniel and Jessica Schonberg are halfway through the intense portion of Activate Upper Palmetto, a healthy living initiative in York County. Both got off to a good start with their weight loss in the first two weeks. Here's how they're doing now:
Am I going to go home and cry about it? Definitely not.
Can I possibly figure out why Adam can eat pizza twice a week and still lose weight? Not a chance.
I mean, really, I suffered through not one, but two lunch meetings this week where pizza was provided and I quietly ate my fat-free yogurt. And he is the one who loses weight?
I guess the occasional ups and downs are part of every diet. As Adam and I have said time and again, we both are trying to lose the weight in a way we can sustain.
I am sad I didn't lose weight. But I still wouldn't trade the scrumptious birthday dinner out with my boyfriend Sunday for a lower number on the scale.
For the most part, I ate healthy. I worked out five days this week, and if that isn't enough for me to lose any pounds then, oh well. It's still better than sitting around my house not exercising.
On the bright side, even if I've only lost 3 pounds, I can fit into my ski pants again. I'll be the girl in pink falling down Sugar Mountain this afternoon.
It's the scale's fault.
Did I only lose 1 pound this week? No chance. It must have been the rain Friday morning, forcing me to wear heavy tennis shoes and thick pants when I weighed in.
No way having pizza for lunch (twice), a big plate of spaghetti and meatballs (twice), a bowl of chili for Winthrop Eagles tailgating last weekend and too many sweets this week stopped my 3 pounds-a-week streak.
OK, OK, I'll be honest. Maybe the Girl Scout cookie (sugar free) yesterday was part of the problem, but I'm sure it had nothing to do with me only exercising twice since last Friday.
(Sigh) Who am I kidding? I'm halfway through Activate America, the six-week weight-loss challenge sponsored by the YMCA, and I'm a little behind pace. I've lost 7 pounds so far. The goal is 15.
And dieting is about to get really hard. The Super Bowl, known for its pizza, chips and dip, cookies and other good-to-taste, bad-to-eat foods, is Sunday.
It's gut-check time. I need to regain some self-discipline fast, or my goal may begin to drift out of reach.