Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Feeling a little.....

Good morning friends!
Wow! Just realized I haven't posted in 10 days! Yikes! Shame on me but life has been busy and I haven't been online much at all lately.

Well, Saturdays weigh in day came and I am sad to say, that da*# scale said that I GAINED!!! Arrgh!!!! It was only a tiny bit, .6 which is only a little over 1/2# but still. I have been sooooo good and tracking what I eat and I exercised 4x last week to boot! I spoke to my WW leader Pam about it during the meeting & said that it wasn't a justified gain & she said for me to leave my phone # at the desk & she would call me. Well, she called me on Sat like she said she would and we talked about things that I can do to get the scale moving downward again. So I am going to shave off 2 points from my daily food intake & cut back on fruit a bit & see what happens. I think that perhaps the fruit intake might have something to do with it but I don't know. All I know is, I am so fricken tired of being in the fricken 180s I could SCREAM!!!! Its been over 3 months!! ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS!!!  So today, actually this week, I am feeling a little down & discouraged because I have been working so hard & not getting any results. I refuse to quit and I will continue to stay true to the program but I am going to taper back my fruit to only strawberries & raspberries for a while & really watch my portion size of them. I truly dont feel like I have been out of control at all though but obviously, somethings isn't working for me to be stuck this long.

My birthday is this coming Sunday and I wanted so much to hit that 5# mini monthly goal by my bday. I need to lose 2.6# this week to do that & the way my track record has been, not sure what it will say come Saturday. I am so sick & tired of being sick & tired!!! (sigh) So chime in girls, what do you think would help me to get unstuck & into the 170s?

I hope you all are having a great week!



  1. You know Sherri, as I was reading this I had tears in my eyes relating to the way you are feeling. I remember feeling that way for many, many years.
    Please don't give up. When you eat berries, just eat like 1 strawberry and 4-5 raspberries or blackberries. Strawberries have like 1 gram of sugar each. I know you are doing WW but the sugar might have an effect on your gain??
    Man, if I lived anywhere near you I would have my ass over there today for sure. Love ya have a great day :-)

  2. Sherrie,
    Our 45th anniversary is the 1st of October.
    I had a goal of getting from 150 t0 140 lol as I let depression take over and ate things and drank wine that my brother makes. Now I'm hoping to make it 145,,,, I think this is too high of a goal but I'm going to try extra hard. We lost our little Schnauzer last Tuesday to many major illnesses. That was part of the depression, If hurts to lose a part of the family.
    I enjoy your frankness with your ups and downs.
    Helps me to think there is still hope for me

  3. Hi Sherri! Thanks for the nice comments you left on my blog. We would so be best buddies if were lived closer, Still, I like talking to you on our blogs. I am right with you on that weight. I am in the 180's and I just can't get into the 70's. I have come to the conclusion that I have to really eat hardly anything to lose weight. It's so frustrating! My kids and some of their friends read my blog sometimes, so I feel embarassed to actually talk about my numbers at this point on my blog. I just talk in terms of the pounds lost. Maybe I need to put it out there and let everyone know. Just can't believe I even let myself get to this weight. How did it happen? Anyway, there's nowhere to go but up in our weight, so we have to keep fighting and push on. I have a wedding, my son's in 10 months. I want to look like a sexy mother of the groom. No tafetta and big ugly gowns for me! We'll get there together, however long it takes. Hang in there!! Hugs to you from me!PS. Maybe there is something to this fruit thing and weight after all. So many times, I have almost thrown in the towel and was going to go back to weight watchers. But I know I could never control myself if I could eat all the fruit I wanted. Why isn't this easier?????

  4. You are the master at encouraging others, so turn that attention to Sherri! You can do this and you will do this. When you are working out, it really does kind of play a game with the scale so you need to measure....measure, measure, measure! Is your waist losing weight? Your tummy? Arms? Working out tends to cause water retention in the muscles...stretch, stretch, stretch *AFTER* and that will help. Listen to me! At Christmas I was 170 lbs. In September I am 137.4 lbs. You can do this just like I did. You can even still eat Fritos! I do almost every day! I am even taking them on vacation with me because the last time we were in Hawaii they didn't have the Chili Cheese Fritos at any store we went to:( I know you can do it and you need to believe you can.
    We are all here to help and to hold you accountable. Do you think that blogging often and seeing the 179, and then going 11 days without blogging and seeing a gain could have anything to do with it? I find when I blog almost daily that I think about what I eat more. I may be boring as hell, but I am blogging:)
    Come on girl! You can do this.
    I will being doing cartwheels for you too!!! I am quite good at cartwheels actually...even at the old age of 54. OMG, I am going to be old enough for a senior discount next year!!!

  5. Sherri, my dear friend dont beat yourself up. I know it will come off and i know it is frustrating but if you do what your WW leader suggest I think that will give the boost you need. I think it could be the fruit. The thing I miss the most but when I was using fruit in my smoothies I could never figure out why I could not lose but I think I was using a little to much. Just give it a try and see what happens. Happy early Birthday. Wish I lived closer so we could hang out and support each other. I am off Thursday if you wanna chat.

  6. Gosh, I know just how you feel!! I've been following the BFC exactly and have been stuck at 172lbs. for two or three weeks! So frustrating! I just keep at it, but not sure why I have to wait 2 to 3 weeks between each small loss!

  7. Sherri, you've been one of my best cheerleaders, so I'll give this my best shot. :) I know it's hard when you feel like you're giving it your all & the scale is not moving. That's awesome your leader called, & helped formulate a plan for you. Now all you have to do is stick with it. This is something that's really helped me to stick with my program, so I thought I'd pass it along. Having the will to do so. Just decide you will succeed, there is no try. Then take responsibility and follow thru with your plan. And don't give yourself the choice to not follow thru with it. Your plan does sound like a good one. In other words have a no excuses attitude. If you have the will to do so, take responsibility, and have a good plan, you won't fail. You'll get there. You will achieve your goals. Also are you exercising? I found that when I exercise I have an easier time sticking with my eating plan. Love you girl. Wish you the best.