Sunday, January 8, 2012

Weekly Weigh In Saturday 1/7/12 Posted on Sunday

3/31/11 Starting Weight 378
10/6/11 Surgery Weight 313
12/31/11 Last Weight 277.2
1/7/12 Current Weight 275.4

I'm behind in blog world, and although I did weigh myself on Saturday, this is the first chance I'm getting to post.  I'm also way behind in reading posts, but I will catch up!  Probably won't be doing a lot of commenting though, since I'm so behind.

I'm amazed that I actually lost weight since last weigh in.  I only did things right 4 out of the 7 days, so I was expecting the same or worse.  The holidays are completely over now, so no more excuses!  I'm back on my game, eating better and exercising more.  Still not getting as much exercise as I should, but more is better than none.

I have an appointment with my surgeon's office on 1/16 to get a fill.  I can eat way too much food, and not just slider type stuff.  At this point I barely feel a restriction, so I'm not getting the full benefit of my tool.  Hopefully the fill goes well and I find a good restriction.  I don't want to be too restricted and need an unfill like I've read so many bloggers have had. 

Work has been stressful, and I'm trying to make sure I don't stress eat, like I usually do.  Thankfully there isn't a lot of food around these days, other than the healthy stuff I bring in.  At my work they tend to reward with food....take this survey and here is a candy bar, associate appreciation day have some cookies, let's have cake for this month's birthdays, etc.  We have a wellness manager for the last year or so.  I stopped him in the hall the other day and asked if anyone had said anything to him about our food reward system.  He did mention that he tries to make sure they have healthy options along with the indulgences, but that I make a good point.  I suggested that they give away pens, stress balls, or rewards points towards something instead.  I know food is such a big part of our American culture, and it is also a huge part of our work culture, but something has to change.  As a food addict I know if you put a candy bar on my desk I will eat it, whether I like it or not!

Okay, I've rambled enough for one post.  Hope everyone has a fantastic week!


  1. I look forward to finally getting to see less of you when i finally see more of you. I can't wait til you run out of more interesting things to do or more interesting folks to see.... LOL

  2. Tag, you're it :o)

    And the scales occasionally show pity on us, just don't do what I normally do and use it as an excuse to misbehave with my food choices for another week, expecting the same thing to happen. It doesn't work that way :p

  3. We do food rewards at my work as well I just never really thought about it! I should say something because you are right there are other things they could do. Btw I tagged you in my blog as well

  4. Congratulations on the 2 pounds loss, and also great for getting back on track!

    I could not agree with you more on the food rewards problem at work:)

  5. Good for you for speaking to the person who is assigned "Wellness Manager". You are so right. We do not need food rewards. There are so many other goodies that can be used that won't make us eat more than we should. Even healthy food is bad if too much is eaten.

  6. Congrats on the 2lbs weight loss. All the best for the remainder of 2012.

  7. Great loss this week. Proud of you for bringing the flaws of the reward system up!

  8. New follower! Good point on the food rewards. That's the way it iis at my work too--I am gona try to change it!