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… well, to be honest, I’ve been using it. I just haven’t been really posting about it. Tricky, huh? ;) In the spirit of “No Excuses November” (more on that next time) I’m getting back into my weekly weigh-ins. My eating this past week has been pretty on-track, despite the fact that I’ve been pretty sick and my friend Katie and I had a movie marathon. And what’s a girl’s night with out some Ruben Dip, Apple Dip, Chex Mix, and hard cider? Not a girl’s night, that’s what!!

Although my “highest weight” is 310, that was with Little One still a-cookin’ in there, I feel like my true starting weight is 270. This is what I weighed in at last week, and where I’ve been stalling for the better part of a year. It’s frustrating, it’s tiresome, it’s depressing. I’m ready to break through this plateau. Actually, I’m pretty hesitant to call it a plateau, because that would imply that I’ve been doing all the right things with no results.

So. Not. True.

No matter what I call it, I’ve stalled out. I’m through with that bizniz. I want 2011 to be the last year I spend obese … or even overweight for that matter. Here we go!

What do you think of my new weigh-in badge? It’s cute, right? :) When I look at my weigh-in today, I’m pretty proud. I didn’t make the best choices last week, but I certainly didn’t make the worst. Part of this loss was just me not eating as much as I normally do. I was sick and nothing really sounded amazing. It sucked, but I also think it helped my body re-center on what “hungry” actually feels like. I ate when I needed to, simple as that!

I’m off to tackle the corporate world, and this amazing recipe for lunch in a few hours. ;) Check back tomorrow – it’s a new month; meaning new work-out goals!

Talk to me! What plans do you have for this week? Any exciting new recipes or workouts on schedule?

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(p.s.) Thank you for the super kind and love-filled words on my mother’s birthday post. As short as it was, it was hard for me to write. I hope to start talking about her more, as I start to work through my emotional eating issues. Thanks a million. xoxoxo

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  • Brittany Staires

    LOVE the new weigh-in bage! Thanks for the motivation today! We’re determined! Let’s do this!

    • Brittany Staires

      that would be badge! not bage!

    • http://www.FitandFreeEmily.com Emily

      Thanks, Brittany! YES – let’s make November spectacular. Now go write a post girly – I miss your updates! :)

  • http://feelinggoodinsideandout.wordpress.com Laurie

    I hear you. I had a horrible week and gained 4 lbs at my WW weigh in.  The good news was that I went, didn’t avoid.  Let’s make this a good one!

    • http://www.FitandFreeEmily.com Emily

      Good for you, Laurie! I think a lot of people would have stayed away from the WW meeting; knowing that a gain might be there. It takes courage to face those days!! :) Here we go!

  • http://twitter.com/itsmecassieb Cassie B

    I love your new website badge! so cute, and great work this week!

    • http://www.FitandFreeEmily.com Emily

      Thank you, Cassie! :) I was sick of those weird looking feet from my old badge. LOL

  • Anonymous

    My goals for this week: increasing my routine from 1x Yoga and 2x cardio per week to 1x Yoga and 3x cardio in order to get my energy levels up. (My natural state of being is Always Extremely Sleepy, and exercise is the only thing i’ve found that actually works to alleviate that.) I made it to the gym yesterday, so now all i have to do is stick with my normal Wednesday & Friday cardio and i’m set.

    • http://www.FitandFreeEmily.com Emily

      That sounds AWESOME, Steph! I’m the same way; being Always Extremely Sleepy. ;) Must move more!! What kind of yoga do you do? Iowa City has a ton of yoga studios, but I’ve never tried.

      • Anonymous

        Actually i’m not sure what kind of Yoga it is… I’m thinking maybe Ashtanga, but i don’t know much about it. It’s really great for flexibility and a little bit of strength, and also relaxation. The last five minutes is basically a nap, hehe. :)

        • http://www.FitandFreeEmily.com Emily

          That sounds like the perfect workout! haha! Anything that ends in a nap-like state is good in my book. :)

    • http://www.FitandFreeEmily.com Emily

      That sounds AWESOME, Steph! I’m the same way; being Always Extremely Sleepy. ;) Must move more!! What kind of yoga do you do? Iowa City has a ton of yoga studios, but I’ve never tried.

  • Anonymous

    My goals for this week: increasing my routine from 1x Yoga and 2x cardio per week to 1x Yoga and 3x cardio in order to get my energy levels up. (My natural state of being is Always Extremely Sleepy, and exercise is the only thing i’ve found that actually works to alleviate that.) I made it to the gym yesterday, so now all i have to do is stick with my normal Wednesday & Friday cardio and i’m set.





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