Friday Update – Patience, Grasshopper, Patience

Current Weight: 180.6
– From Last Week – 1.0 pound loss
– From Start of Challenge – 2.8 pound gain
– From Highest Weight –  53.4 pound loss

So a loss is good, right?  Well, I need to accept that because I’m pretty frustrated.


This week I ate well 95% of the time.  Moderate portions, clean/whole foods, no sugar or junk.
The only days I ate off plan were the day before and the day of the Gate River Run.  Maybe that was too much?


  • Saturday – Ran 9.5 miles (Gate River Run)
  • Sunday – Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred
  • Monday – Circuit Training – Weights/stairs/abs
  • Tuesday – Ran 3.1 miles
  • Wednesday – Circuit Training – Weights/stairs/abs /yoga
  • Thursday – Rest


Work is starting to level off, with my biggest projects wrapping up.  I still have two major projects going on, but so far, I’ve been able to reduce down from 100 mph down to a normal 55 mph.  Much more maintainable.

I’m going to try to see the one pound loss as a good thing, but it’s hard and scary to see the scale back above 180.  I’m going to be patient for a bit longer and see if the weight training and clean focus on eating will help the scale move down.  If I don’t see results in a month, I’m going to start restricting my carbs, closer to the gestational diabetes diet I followed when I was pregnant.

In Other News:

You hopefully have noticed that I have a new look to my site.  After a lot of planning, research and pain and cursing, I’ve migrated from blogger to wordpress.  I hope you like the new look and functions.  I’d love to get feedback about what you like and don’t like and any suggestions for improvement.  Soon I’ll be posting a comprehensive discussion of why I decided to move and how I did it.


Friday Update – Patience, Grasshopper, Patience — 4 Comments

    • Thanks! I’m hoping we both see progress soon! You’ve got this! 🙂

  1. Congrats on the loss. I know “just” a pound can be frustrating, but you have to be kind to yourself, too.
    I like the new look for the blog, I’m debating going self-hosted with WordPress myself as part of my ongoing blogging plans.
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    • Thanks! I’m usually ok with just a pound loss, but I’m up about ten pounds in the last six months and my normal “go to” weight loss techniques aren’t especially effective right now. Thanks for the feedback on the new site!