Wednesday, October 31, 2012

I Haven't Lost Weight

Last night for dinner, I made cheese steaks with our leftover steak, onions and peppers. It wasn't planned but it was a good way to use up our leftovers!

I've been having a hard time keeping up with everything this week, so it seems. I am getting behind on housework and I'm struggling to stay on top of things at work, too. I have been busy scheduling hearing prep meetings with our attorneys at work because I want to know well in advance who will need subpoenaed and what discovery we need to collect to use as exhibits at the time of Trial in December. We have about 10 Trials scheduled in December and with me being gone for over a week in November, it's a struggle. I usually prep for our Trials 30 days in advance, but I am prepping for them all at once this week before my cruise, instead. I feel like I am a hamster in a wheel. It's draining and when I'm drained, I definitely choose the quickest route over the healthiest route for lunch, dinner, etc.

I can't believe that we leave for our cruise next Friday! That's only 9 days away. Throughout the past few weeks, the best I have done is maintained my weight with minor fluctuations. It's something to be happy about, but I always want more. Especially since I typically come back from a cruise vacation anywhere from 5 - 10 pounds heavier.

I feel a little bummed that I haven't lost weight in this Cruise Challenge, but then I remember how much worse it could have been if I hadn't been making meal and exercise plans for each week. If I had done nothing, I would see nothing. I have done something and for that I have seen a maintain in weight. Maintaining is a challenge for me, so in a sense, I guess I did accomplish something. I think my disappointment is from setting high expectations for myself. I didn't set a certain amount of weight that I wanted to lose for this challenge, but in my mind, there was a number. Each week that I didn't get closer to that number, I felt bad.

Do you use a weight-loss amount, or certain weight as a motivation technique to lose weight? Does it work for you?

-I think that it has worked for me in the past, but it's important not to get consumed by it. I think it's easy for the motivation technique to quickly turn into something that holds me back, instead. That's the moment when I need to adapt. Try something else.


  1. I tyr not to focus on weight loss too much. I have pcos too. i lift weights and do cardio. eat a healthy amount of carbs but not to much and i focus on inches lost. Good Luck!

  2. An update for this post: what I didn't realize at the time was that I was actually pregnant and didn't find out until November 6, 2012. You can find out more by checking out this blog post: