Thursday, September 08, 2011

WW Weigh-In, Week 27

Weigh-in: 134.75
Mood: Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!

Looking at my sidebar, my enthusiasm is perhaps a little more tempered than my mood above would indicate. It's been seven weeks since I was last below 136, and that 7 weeks included a spike up to 138, so in light of the hormonal insanity that rules my life I'm going to try not to hold my breath for a repeat of this downward motion next week.

Operative word: try. Because in spite of reality staring me in the face, I am still so psyched! I haven't been this weight since I was in my early twenties, albeit on the way up the scale. My calories for the week averaged again in the mid 1400's -- 1430 this time -- and that includes Labor Day when I was viciously attacked by a casserole dish filled with cookie dough and cream cheese.

In my own kitchen.


Obviously I won the encounter, although I did come away with a few... "injuries." Heh. But outside of the Labor Day festivities, the cookies and cream cheese bars were successfully off-limits, and the boys finished them off for me last night. Bless them, because I'm not sure how much longer I could have held out. Cookies and cakes are admittedly my Waterloo.

Food was good overall for the week, with moderation in place even on Labor Day. Exercise was also good edging toward awesome. Target was having a clearance sale on some of its exercise equipment last Saturday and I picked up a few resistance pieces while the boys scouted out the toys. I came away with two different resistance band options, one called a "Fit Stick" and one adjustable height fixed band device that is now attached to my door. I also picked up two variable weight dumbbells, which can weigh from five to twenty-five pounds depending on what setting is selected.

The Elder hijacked the Fit Stick and accompanying DVD. They disappeared into his room and in all probability won't be seen again until I next dare venture in there, which will likely be the twelfth of never as I value what is left of my sanity. The Gum Zombie and I tried out the door resistance bands on Saturday and although I did a light workout, the change in exercise actually worked out my hamstrings to the point where they were mildly offended. Score! I've also moved my weight up on the dumbbells from 10 to 15 lbs, and dropped my reps from 15 to 10 or 12. By the end of the second set of curls I'm definitely working for it.

I haven't tried out the upper body options on the door resistance yet, but that's in the works for Friday or Saturday.


In more hormonal news, That Which Shall Not Be Named still hasn't shown up. We're now at Day 37. The record was set last August at 58 days, so we'll see how this one goes. My back is aching in PMSsy-fashion, but it could be due to the fibroid or the ovarian cyst so that's possibly a complete non-sign of anything significant. On the other hand I'm still moodier than blazes, which is so freaking fair to Choreboy. Poor man. There's a reason he's listed as "tolerant" in my sidebar! Fortunately we're good at talking over things, and I'm not always in full-on lunatic mode which is A Very Good Thing.

I'm also not craving chocolate at the moment, so I'm going to run with my good eating streak and see where it takes me. September 15th, I'm looking at you!

Enough with this "peri"menopause. Just freaking pause already and we'll be good.


Lisa said...

Hang in there girl!!! :)

Choreboy said...

If you get a "malware warning" notice when you try to access out this blog, please try again after a little while. She usually has a link to someone's blog that has it's own link to malware for whatever reason, and the situation is corrected as soon as it's discovered.

And I'm happy for you dear- great weigh-in! :)

Amanda said...

Newsflash, honey... anyone who's avoiding my site due to a malware warning isn't going to come back to read this comment thread :) But you're very nice to try to help!

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

You are doing great! What a terrific weigh-in you had! I can only imagine what those hormones feel like - I will be there soon!

Anonymous said...

A good core workout. I ran fairly quickly for 3 miles. I really want to work on my arm strength. My abs and legs are pretty solid, just hidden beneath some layers of fat.

Jenn @ said...

WHOA baby! Check you out, all skinny and stuff!!!! That's awesome, congrats!!!
Oh, and I know when I have a cyst my "lady friend" comes late and with a vengeance. Hope she comes (and then goes) for you very soon.

Angela Pea said...

Excellent!! Especially considering the day 37 thing...lots of water retention and such.

Especially excellent on the cookie bars! I force my teens to eat leftover baked goods all the time so they aren't taunting me.

Amanda said...

Jenn thanks! And thank you also for that information on ovarian cysts sometimes making "that time" run late. Interesting thought, and the first thing I've had that ties the cyst in to anything I've been experiencing over time. Coolio :)

Angela, "taunting" is right. I swear, we can't be the only women who force-feed our children leftover baked goods... right? ;)

Susan, Super Earthling said...

Yay!! That's wonderful, Amanda! I can feel your happiness leaping from the blog. :D


"...viciously attacked by a casserole dish filled with cookie dough and cream cheese..."

had me snorting laughter.

Amanda said...

Hehehe... thanks, Susan :)

(and I swear, these particular little bits of evil truly *do* jump out of the pan!)

Dizzy Girl said...

Girl I laughed out loud at your comment on my blog- have I mentioned you are quickly becoming a favorite of mine??

I hope "she-who-must-not-be-named" shows up soon...for your sake. Sounds like you're going through hell. I hate it and there's no reason for anyone suffering like that.

I wish you lived close so I could come over and we could share a bag of pumpkins. Notice my weight went from 138 to 144. Don't ask me what's going on- I'm trying to soothe the issue with toast and butter. NOT the best option, but the only thing that seems to be keeping me from my normal suicidal spiral. Working out? No. Fuhhhhhhhhhh I need mental help.

Amanda said...

I'm glad I made you laugh, but sorry things are so ick, Dizzy!

And yeah, eating the whole bag would be tasty. Breakfast is wearing off about now...

Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher said...

hahaha @ your husband's warning

great weigh-in!!!!! I knew it'd happen for you :)