Monday, December 6, 2010

Weigh-In Monday - Just as I Suspected!!

Well, I kind of knew that last weeks 2 pound loss was 2 good 2 be true!  I was stressed out and I wasn't eating well so to have 2 pounds gone was surprising. Not surprising however, was the return of those 2 pounds today.  Gee, like long lost high school classmates that you never wanted to see again.  Oh gee, hi, yeah you look great.  Get lost!!  Haha!

I love this picture.  Love it.  I want to make it into a poster or find one.  I am clearly the rhino in this situation but this picture hit me on a deeper level than just funny.  Wait, why are you laughing?  Yes I do have a deeper level!! :)  Just like the rhino is attempting to run her ass off while looking at a unicorn, I attempt to run my ass off while looking at magazines.  Whether it is Shape, Fit, Fitness, or Oxygen, I look at those women as ideal and perfect.  The thing to be.  And just like the unicorn, they don't really exist either.  At least not as they are portrayed.  They have been tanned and primped and lighted.  They've had makeup and hair done.  Strategic paint sprayed to add emphasis to abs.  And that's before the airbrushing and photoshop.  So while I have no doubt that they are fit and they do work hard, they still aren't as perfect as they look.  So from here on in, I'm not idolizing the unicorn anymore.  My new motivation is going to be photos of myself from two and three years ago. My other motivations are going to be the before and after pictures of success stories in those magazines, not the models.  Yet another motivation will be the before and during and after shots of other men and women in the blogging community.  There are men in the blogging community right??  Ahahahaha!! These two pictures of myself will be my motivation.  I believe I fluctuated between 160 & 165 here.  I remember feeling really good at this weight mostly because I was comfortable, not very self-conscious, and clothes fit!!!  By comparison, I can also see how much weight I can carry in my face too.  Wowsers.

Next up, PointsPlus Fail.  I was so excited to hit up my meeting tonight and get all the new goods.  I've just been tracking and weighing on eTools.  I showed up there and noticed that the line was moving really quickly and then as I get closer I realize that no one seems to be handing over more cash or getting anything in return and the cookbooks they have displayed are the ones I always saw there or already have.  My excitement starts to wane.  Now it's my turn, I go up and ask if they are starting the PointsPlus tonight.  Nope.  I ask when and she says December 20th or January.  Excitement dead.  Everything I read everywhere said it was starting December 6 in Canada and eTools on the Canadian site started tonight.  Thankfully knowing enough about Weight Watchers, I can muddle my way through it for now but it blows to not have any materials to read or a calculator to use.  I will just have to be near a computer before I decide to eat something.  Oh wait, I'm on a computer all day at work and most of the evening at home.  Hahaha!  Well look, I just wanted the new stuff okay!  I have since sent an email to customer service asking what date they are planning to launch because I don't really want to waste another trip.  I didn't stay for the meeting because I wasn't going to pay $15 to be told I'm up 2 pounds and no new fun stuff to show for it.  As I was leaving, I was so wanting to just hit a drive thru because that's my thing when I'm disappointed, sad, mad, happy, hurt, breathing.  I was so close.  Then I didn't.  HUGE NON-SCALE VICTORY! I made a meal plan yesterday and even a bit of meal and snack prep.  My chicken breast is in the oven as I type.  :)

Activity Victory -- I walked home from work today.  7 kms.  It took me an hour and five minutes.  It was really good.  The sidewalks got tricky in two places where I had to climb a little snowbank and it got a little bit colder as I got closer to home because it started to get darker.  But other than that, it was awesome and I'm going to do it again tomorrow!!

Gotta go put the veggies on!!  Oh, and does the WW PointsPlus logo remind anyone else of birth control??  Seriously, I have no idea why but every time I look at it, I think birth control.  

Ta ta for now!

ps.  I'm watching Julie & Julia right now and it just came to the part where she gets her first comment on her blog and she is so excited and then she sees that it's her mother "I still don't know why you're doing this, I appear to be your only reader."  AHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!  I think that is sooooo much funnier now that I have a blog!!!  I love comments so I understand her excitement and subsequent disappointment.


  1. Great motivation pics! It's so annoying when u gain those pounds lost earlier. I'm sure things will be where they are supposed to be by the next weigh in.

    I loved Julie and Julia. I think that movie also piqued my interest in weight loss blogging too. Also made me realise how much support you can get from people who care even though they've never met you in person.

  2. I love the motivation pictures and I totally agree. I have a pic from high school that I have in a bathing suit as motivation, I don´t want to look like anybody else, just a thinner, fitter version of myself. Congrats on the NSV too.
    And I think I have to watch Julie & JUlia, I don´t remember that part, and how mean her mother. haha

  3. Hi Michelle, thanks for popping over to my blog! Sorry to hear about your meeting. I never even thought that it wouldn't start, so I don't know what tomorrow will hold for me now....hopefully it started here. I don't have etools as an option in AB :(

    Cute blog~ I'll definitely start reading!

  4. You are just gorgeous Michelle!!! I love red much so that I dyed mine red once when I was about 20 or so. I never did look quite right with red hair, but oh if I had, I'd still be a redhead today!!!

    I love that you're not going to be idolizing the unicorn anymore! None of us should. Thanks for reminding me of this.

    As for the new's been launched here and I was so excited. But honestly, I'm just feeling kind of confused by the whole thing. It's going to take a little getting used to.

  5. Oh my you are gorgeous!

    I too have a pic that I keep around as a reminder. It reminds me that at one time I was thin!

    You are so on the mark about the PointsPlus logo - looks like a pregnancy result!

  6. Michelle, great job on the NSV! We've all had the days that we want to drown our sorrows in a large fry and a double cheese burger! Tomorrow is a new day.
    I showed my husband the logo and he totally agreed!

  7. You have a very nice blog and I am now your newest follower.

  8. I am your newest follower.
    I can so relate to problems with weight loss and such. I began a blog just to journey with it too.
    Although, I found you through Follow Friday, I am including both sites so you can visit.
    Hang in there.
    ~Naila Moon

    PS>I too am a life time member since I was in 5th grade!

  9. Hi! I'm blog hopping today hoping to make new friends and landed here. Firstly your blog is fabulous and secondly you look gorgeous. However I know what us women are like when we decide to lose weight and you are doing brilliantly.The motivation pictures are a great idea. (I used to use those when I was a personal trainer). They'll refocus you if you stray. Keep at it...I still think you look wonderful as you are though. I have added myself as your newest follower on GFC .
    I'm off to browse around your blog now. Please drop by and maybe follow me if you fancy a laugh. I'd be delighted welcome you. I am a vision of the future!
    Warmest wishes
    Carol from

  10. I love your blog, and am your newest folower. I too stuggle with weight. You are an inspiration.

  11. Yay!! I love all these new followers. Welcome! I swear every time I see that little follow number go up even by one, it's like a little renewed boost because you don't want to let anyone down and you don't want to just stop. Very exciting. I can't wait to check out the blogs of the new folks, so glad it's the weekend!!

  12. Beautiful pictures of you. And wowie zowie on the 7km walk home from work. Go you!!