Thursday, March 21, 2013

Operation #165by26 Update & Non-Scale Victories

Operation #165by26 has certainly had its ups and downs and since I have been missing in action for an entire week I thought I should probably fill everybody in quickly.

Friday - Day 4
Saturday - Day 5
Sunday - Day 6
173.4 LBs is easily the lowest number I have seen on the scale in FOREVER. However, Days 1 - 6 had NOT been easy and I was beginning to get very tired and crabby. When my sister-in-law Lisa suggested we go to the local brunch buffet after church on Sunday I was all like Hell-to-the-Yes!

Monday's weight in was evidence of the waffle, ham and cheese omelet, and biscuit with sausage gravy I devoured the day before. Oh yes, let us not forget the pizza I had for supper too. I'm fairly certain a crazy women took over my body on Sunday!

Monday - Day 7
Sunday night we were hit by another mega snow storm and although I made it to work that morning I left at noon because it was blowing and drifting horribly.

What is a person to do with a toddler on a snow day? Make sugar cookies of course! I ate just a little cookie dough, shared half a warm cookie with Little Man, and had one after supper. In my head I was thinking they were probably 100-150 calories each. WRONG! When I sat down to watch The Biggest Loser I used MyFitnessPal's recipe calculator to figure it out the damage done and those suckers were 273 calories each!

Not proud to say I also made chili {not bad on its own} that night for supper and served it with sour cream, shredded cheese and grilled cheese sandwiches.

SNOW DAY = Giant Diet Fail!

Tuesday - Day 8
Tuesday, I dusted myself off and have been back at it ever since.

Monday - Day 9
We did celebrate and order food out last night but I had worked out and tracked all my stuff. Hence, no loss no gain and I will take that all day long!

Today - Day 10
If you are following along on my journey you know that marks 2 SOLID LBs lost for Operation #165by26. I know I could have done better in the last 10 days but I also have to realize I could have done much worse.

So I don't get down on myself, let's take a look at some of my Non-Scale Victories: 
  • I tracked absolutely every single thing I have eaten in the last 10 days on MyFitnessPal.
  • I stayed between 1200-1400 calories 7/10 days.
  • I did 30 Day Shred 8/10 days and am catching up on the 2 workouts I missed.
  • I made it to ZUMBA last night and last Wednesday night.
My SPECIAL areas of focus for next 10 days: 
  • Continue to track everything on MyFitnessPal.
  • Stay between 1200-1400 calories 8/10 days {I have a Bachelorette Party to attend this Saturday & the 31st is Easter}.
  • Catch up on the 2 days of 30 Day Shred missed and complete the next 10 days of the program.
  • Do Couch to 5K at least 5 times.
  • Do ZUMBA at home at least 3 time {My DVDs should arrive today or tomorrow} and make it to class next Wednesday.
Now, just so there is a photo of something besides my feet in this post:
Little Man & My Sweet Nieces
Aren't they the cutest?


  1. alls I have to say is....brunch was worth it! i barely ate any supper that night! {woof}
    also, my baby girl is beautiful. :)

  2. Get it girl! Two pounds is great!! We all can't eat perfect all the time!! It all just takes time!! I have been really munchy the past week and it has not gone away yet!! Ugh! I have stayed within my limits, but it has been hard!!

  3. I think you're doing great. My weight fluctuates 1-3 pounds some days if I'm bloated or need to poop (tmi) so don't beat yourself up! Your hard work WILL pay off!

  4. I was wondering where you were! I think 2 pounds in 10
    days is awesome!! It's all about baby steps!

  5. Congrats on your loss! As for NSVs, tracking really is so huge! Good for you! Thanks for linking up and sharing :)

  6. Two pounds is better than no pounds (or even a gain)! Keep at it lady!

  7. I love on and off scale victories. They provide the energy that keeps the weight loss going. Congrats on your accomplishment this week, and I wish you good luck with your next challenge.


  8. I love seeing that scale move the numbers down! The NSV's keep me motivated to keep going!

    I am stopping by from the linkup and am a new follwer!


  9. Hey! I remember you mentioned finding a run for Spring. Have you heard of The Electric Run ( May 31st. Looks pretty cool!