Sunshine and Roses – Weekly Weigh In

I sure wish I could tell you that my life lately has been all sunshine and roses.  I can’t.

I wish I could tell you that I have made great choices and am on the road back to health again.  I can’t.

I sure wish I could tell you that I have been back to Crossfit and I am back to a good workout routine.  I can’t.

But…before you go all, “Great…another Debbie Downer post”…Hang in there with me!

You see, I am going to turn this around.  I think I have finally reached the point of disgust.  I think sometimes we have to reach that point before we will do anything different.  I don’t feel good.  In fact, I feel fat.  I asked my sister today how she was doing and she said, “Good, how are you?”  Well, I didn’t give her any BS.  I said, “Fat and Busy.”  Which is exactly how I fell.  Fat and busy.  And frankly, sick of it.  Sick of being so busy that I don’t take time for myself.  Sick of being so busy that I don’t make time to talk to YOU.  Sick of being so busy that life is passing by me so fast.  Sick and Fat and Busy.

So, something has to give.  I have to start changing some things or this cycle is going to continue.  Time to pick myself up by the boot straps and get my shiat together.  So…I am going to use my own advice and start small, set some small goals for myself, reward myself and move the heck on past this true rut I have somehow managed to get myself in.

I gained weight this week at Weight Watchers.

Weight Watchers Weekly Weigh In November 11

The sad thing is, I didn’t even look to see how much I gained until just now.  It’s not that I didn’t care but I knew it was a gain, I knew I had hit the 190’s again and I knew why.  Too much Halloween candy and too much crap and not enough exercise.  Oh…and my sweet tooth has been out of control!

So, time to get a move on.  Starting tomorrow morning, Friday, November 15, I am going to track.  From tomorrow until next Friday, I am going to track 5 out of 7 days.  Start small…start somewhere…just start.  I also want to go back to Crossfit.  I have been avoiding it for reasons that I don’t need to go into here (not really even weight related) and it is time to make time and go.  I know I can go at least twice next week and I need to MAKE time to go and workout.

Another thing I need to do is register for the Gobble Jog.  My husband and I have done this race for the past like 5 years.  This year, we were going to skip it.  We haven’t trained and I just wasn’t “feeling it.”  Well…I decided that I NEED to do it.  Even if I just walk it (which is totally do-able), I need to continue on with the one healthy thing about Thanksgiving.  So, this weekend, we will go ahead and register for the 5k.

Now, I need to give myself some incentives if I do these things.  So…I am going to reward myself if I track 5 days next week, go back to Crossfit and register for the Gobble Jog.  If I do all of those things, I am going to go buy myself something fun.  I don’t really ever spend money on myself so walking into TJ Maxx or Marshalls and buying something totally frivolous is just what I should do to reward myself!

Sorry it has taken me about a week to check in.  It is really crazy how fast life is going by.  How are you all doing?  I hope you are doing better than I am but if not, set a few small, attainable goals and reward yourself when you meet those goals.

What are three small goals you will work on this week?

Hopefully I will be back soon where life IS sunshine and roses.

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About Jennifer Swafford

Jennifer is an elementary school teacher who is trying to lose 100+ pounds. She has certainly learned how much It Sux To Be Fat and is here to motivate you to live a healthy lifestyle.

  • Beth Mason

    Good to hear from you! My goals this week are to drink lots of water (6 glasses a day), work out (3 C25K, 2 workout videos), and TRACK, TRACK, TRACK! Everything!

  • Alexis {Diva on a Diet}

    Ahh, you are so speaking to me! I feel like a debbie downer lately too, but I just posted today that I was making some changes! I am probably biting of more than I can chew… so to speak! But really I am starting with changing my stress and anxiety level before worrying about how perfectly I am tracking or whatever. Focusing on new things to mix things up and get me going!

  • Leah

    I have been there lately too! My husband and I decided to take a month off from WW. I was traveling and could not make our MTG anyway, and we were both a little burnt out. We started back last week. We both gained but this week we both did really well tracking, paying attention to our pedomerters, and had big losses! It was what we needed to recommit and get motivated again. You will get there too, you have to have some rain to get to the rainbow!

  • Christine Rott

    Jennifer, I just recently found your blog and am still checking out your story. It sounds like you have made up your mind today to set things right, and I am sending positive thoughts your way. I too am a teacher and know the busy, busy days. You can do it!

  • Pamela

    Hang in there – get back to tracking, go to CrossFit and do that GobbleJog. You will feel better about yourself for making the effort. I will make an effort too on my own weight. I started a new job this week and I’m a little off-kilter. Time to get back on track because I’ll feel better about myself for doing the work. We can both improve! Try to have a little success this week and I will too.

  • Wendy

    one of our WW leaders, God bless her, lost all of her weight in the 70’s and has kept it off!! Her favorite line is “gaining weight is hard, being overweight is hard and loosing weight is hard – choose your hard!” Lately, I have been choosing to gain – cause it’s easy!
    2 new goals – *think about food/drink choices and ask myself if it’s worth it, then track it and *walk/run at least 4 times this week!!

  • Confessions of a Fat Chick

    Sorry to hear things still aren’t going well. The goals you set will hopefully help you to feel better. Take care =)

  • Vicky Fountain

    Hang in there! Remember that weight loss isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon :) And there will be stubbed toes, blisters, and sprained ankles along the way! I’ve slacked off this week, too… and it sucks. I’m supposed to do a 5K walk tomorrow… I’m hoping I can find the inner strength to drag myself out of bed at 7:30am and do this.
    Anyone who wants to follow my weight loss blog can find me at!

  • Shana

    I know exactly what you mean, I have had many “ugh, what am I DOING to myself?!” and have had to kick my arse into gear and just do things that are going to help me get towards my goal. I’m currently plodding unsuccessfully towards a 10K race. A part of me wants to not do it, but I know that I have to. Even if I end up being slower than my last 2 10K attempts, I still have to do it. Good for you for taking control and making a plan. You can do it! Please visit my blog if you have time =)

  • Rachelle Parks

    Jen I am right there with you these past few (was going to say weeks but lets be honest) months. I need to pull on my boot straps & my big girl panties because no one else is going to do it for me, nor do I have the $$ to have someone else do it for me. Time to quit f’n around & get’r done!!

  • Ann Roth

    Hi Jen,

    Just wanted to encourage you to stick with it and say thank you for being honest! You rock. Have you ever heard of The Inner Weigh? It’s a dvd available on Amazon. It has helped me lose weight by retraining my mind to think like a thin person. Let me know if you try it! I wish you nothing but success and happiness :)

  • Lynne

    I am with you Jen. Goals – Selfish GOALS!! Make them, tell your husband (or coworkwer or friend) what you are doing (accountability) and do it!! You’ve just convinced me to SIGN UP for the Turkey Trot and not just go Thanksgiving morning (who needs another t-shirt anyway?) I know – Thanksgiving morning will come and I will find a reason to blow it off… Well, not this time… KNOW THAT YOU MADE ME REGISTER… and I hope you will join me!

  • Lynne

    Thank you for registering for Turkey Trot for the Memory 2013. Your registration is confirmed.

    Total Payment: $22.30
    Confirmation Code: LR2CQ7
    Time of Transaction: 11/18/2013 11:16:16 AM

  • TinaShaw

    Do you think it’s the weather/season? Because I’m right there with you…disgusted and feeling fat and busy! So, since you and I seem to be about the same weights at the same time (my weigh in is tomorrow), how about I decide to do better and get us a weight loss this week? :) We got this!

  • Cat Andersen

    What I’ve found is that no matter how active I am, if I’m not cutting out unhealthy carbs, I will barely see results. It’s so frustrating! That’s why I’m coming up with recipes that “hit the spot” without “hitting the hips.” : ) And they’re fast and easy so when you get a craving (for example for pizza–don’t we all?) you can indulge and fast, without any guilt… and start to see the pounds come off! Here’s the pizza recipe if you want it: