Saturday, January 30, 2010

BBB Round 2: Week Three.

At long last, my sisters and brothers in weight loss, we've reached the last weigh-in of January. By now, according to all the weight loss "experts," we should all be finding it easier to stick to our healthy (okay, healthier) habits.

After all, three weeks is supposed to be the magic number. That's how long they say it takes to re-train your brain. So, in other words, we should be starting to find it easier to pass up the ice cream in favor of a yogurt by now, and less difficult to haul our butts to the gym instead of to the couch.

How 'bout it? Are you finding this to be true?

I've yet to have three weeks of good health this year, so I'm not really sure it applies in my case. However, I did feel guilty about the ice cream I ate last night (and only had a small bowl). And when picking up a rotisserie chicken for dinner the other night, I got some sweet potatoes and salad stuff to go with it instead of potato salad and cole slaw.

So I guess I'm learning (again).

The scale says I'm doing something right. I was down 3.6 pounds this week. I'm pretty sure that fleeting stomach bug I had was at least partly to blame, but gives me hope. Maybe I really will be back in my skinny jeans by April.

Talk to me, people. How did you do this week?


  1. Congrats, Amber! That is great!

    I'm down one this week.. so, I am pretty happy about finally busting through my plateau.

  2. That is very good, Amber! I think that cutting back just a little at a time is good to do. I am finding I am slipping the other way and as my son says incorporating my old habits. Ugh! Better get back to it. Good luck this week!

  3. @erica congratulations! That plateau is ancient history now!

    @midday escapades Baby steps. That's the way to do it.

  4. I lost a pound this week so I'm either doing something right or the baby had a growth spurt and stole it from me. either way, I'll take it.

    Congrats on the nearly 4 pound loss!

  5. congrats on the weight loss!

    I just realized that I follow you on Twitter, but not here. Don't know how that happened. I'll be back to follow when GFC stops ticking me off.

  6. I'm in your same boat - just about 4 pounds this week! And although 4 pounds in a week is terrific, I was a little disappointed that I couldn't hit 5. Sounds silly, but that 4 pounds landed me at 49 pounds lost. 49! That's so stinkin' close to 50 that I can TASTE it!!!

  7. @mommablogsalot - 1 pound is good - Id take it too!

    @shell I'll make sure I follow you too!

    @Lise you rock. That is all.

  8. Well done! Happy for you!
    Sunny greetings from Cairo!

  9. Congrats! Me? I am fine as long as I don't touch sugar. One bit of sugar and I'm a goner.

  10. I definitely feel that three-week-difference. I'm making better food decisions without the anxiety attacks, and I can talk myself into a workout a little easier on most days. My body feels thinner, and my clothes fit better, but that damn scale isn't showing a change.


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