Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Data Dump

Yesterday I went back in the blog to see when I did the Whole 30. I noted the weight I was when I ended the Whole 30. Last night I got to thinking about the ups and downs and the why of it. Why did I crap out and regain? This morning I went back and looked at where I went off the rails. (My navel gazing probably isn't all that interesting so feel free to skip this post. I'll understand.)

I started trying to lose weight and be healthier in general on February 27, 2012. I weighed 317.
June 17, 2012- I weighed 269. Down 48 lbs.
July 18, 2012- Finished a Whole 30 and weighed in at 254. Down a total of 63 lbs.
August 3, 2012- Weighed 252. Total loss of 65 pounds. This was the lowest I got.
From August 3 through October 17 I bounced around between 261 and 254.
On October 17, 2012 I weighed 255 (total loss of 62 pounds).
The next weigh in I had recorded was on November 16, 2012. I weighed in at 278. Up twenty-three pounds from previous weigh in a month before. Crazy time at the Jersey Shore. Total stress eating fail.
For the last five months I have been right around that weight, clocking in at 273 yesterday (total loss of 44 pounds or a total gain of 18 pounds depending on how you look at it).

I am not happy with how I let myself fail and stall. I have said it before and feel like an ass saying it again but here I am, saying it again. I don't want to be one of those fat bloggers who weighs the same ridiculous weight year after year.

On August 3, 2013 I want to weigh less than I did on August 3, 2012. So, less than 252. That's twenty-two pounds in fourteen weeks and three days. It is absolutely achievable. I lost 65 pounds in sixteen weeks last year.

If I can't lose twenty-two pounds in fourteen weeks and three days, I might as well just throw the towel in because then I am just a fat train wreck.


  1. Rooting for you! I know you can get it done :)

    Over this past decade of getting to my goal weight... one of my biggest and most important goals was "weigh less than you did this time the previous year" - it didn't matter if it was a pound or ten pounds. It's such an achievable goal!

  2. I think it's great that you did that comparison. You saw that you've done this before, and you can totally do this again. Go for it!

  3. You will do it again, and go lower this time!

  4. You can do it, Beth!

    Stress eating sucks -- been there, and am currently prying off the poundage that resulted.

  5. I think it's great that you have the info to look back on and see what was happening and why -- that's the info you need to do what you want to do. I know you can do this. YOU know you can do this! So we're gonna do this. :)

  6. I am so proud of you for starting again. For continuing is probably more like it. I haven't blogged about it because I haven't really told anyone about it (tired of proclaiming my new attempt only to fail a short time later), but I started WW again at the beginning of March. I also joined the gym and (minus this week with this acute upper respiratory infection I've somehow contracted), I try to go to the gym about 5 times a week at least. I'm trying to be a grown-up about it. I'm letting my hard earned money spent on memberships hold me accountable for my actions and my loss. It's slow, but it's working. The last time I tried anything with any measure of success was 2 years ago. I gave up, and life got in the way. Because that happens sometimes. I forgave myself for my epic failure over the past 11 years of my life, and I vowed that no matter how long it's going to take, I'm going to stick it out and do this for myself because it's time. Because my daughter needs a positive role model. Because a laundry list of health problems reside in my blood lines. Because I'm sick of being out of breath when I tie my shoes, and because I deserve it. YOU were a big inspiration to me. I re-read those old posts of yours from time to time and they keep me motivated, because you did it of you own valition. No one took your money from you to make those changes. You're a complete stranger to me, and you've helped me stay focused, and for that I thank you. You can do it. I know you can!!! GOOD LUCK!!

    1. BROAD!! Where have you been?

      Girl, you are way ahead of me! You can do this, we both can. We both WILL!

  7. Thanks everyone! Your support amazes and means a lot to me.