Monday, March 16, 2020

Excuses......reasons....well.......

I am really trying to not babble excuses!  I swear, I am trying!  But what I am going to write sounds suspiciously like an excuse!  The excuse is not that I was as lazy as my cat either!!!!


I gained weight this week.  0.8 pounds of gain!   BOOO!   But yay...I honestly thought it was going to be more!

So let's get into the why......

Weekends are notoriously rough for me with my weight loss efforts.  I do so much better when I'm at work and packing my breakfast and lunch.  I eat what is packed and I don't deviate!   Weekends however are a free for all.  Dinners out.....desserts (sometimes) and just foraging for food for breakfast and lunch.  So imagine how you think I would do on a 5 day weekend! 

We had a death in the family and I had some bereavement time from work......and those five days were filled with lots of........food.  I had a donut.  I had a piece of peanut butter pie.  I had cake.  I had heavy meals at restaurants.  Seriously....I deserved a whole lot more than that 0.8 pounds! 

Now when I went back to work I did clean up my eating .....kinda.  The first day back I was super stressed out due to a presentation/interview.  That didn't help the eating...but I tried!

And in fairness.......the week my dad passed away, I gained....and I gained BIG....so it could have been worse!

So what am I doing?  I weighed in and I accepted my gain.  I also sat back and said "no more"  this week it gets serious!   Now remember, I had cleaned up my eating a few days before my weigh in (pretty much the day I went back to work).  But I'm getting even more serious.  This is my time!!!!!


11 comments:

Shelley said...

Sorry for your loss, MaryFran - glad you are giving yourself some grace about the weight gain because it all goes out the window during bereavement. Hope this week is better for you.

jen said...


Sorry to hear of your loss.
All the best for a better week.

Lynn said...

That kitty looks sweet!

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss. All things considered that you’re going through, 0.8 pounds is nothing. I completely understand how you feel about the scale. It is so hard to not let it bother me but it sure does. But I know if we stay the course we will lose the weight!

Paula C

peppylady (Dora) said...

It took me a little while to figure it was a cat in photo. Sorry for your lost

MaryFran said...

Thanks! I tried to not beat myself up too bad about my gain...even when it was looking like a lot larger of a gain!!!

MaryFran said...

I’m working to make it a better one!!

MaryFran said...

She really is a sweet little cat!

MaryFran said...

The scales hold such a draw for us...it’s so difficult to look past that and see the changes and good we are doing when the scales beat us up!

MaryFran said...

Lol to the cat...she was curled up so cutely!

Thanks!

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