Week 1 Weigh In

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Though I did my official weigh in yesterday, I did not post about it. I could make some really good excuse like my house was hit by a freak monsoon and I sustained a concusion in an effort to save my shoe collection or Simon Cowell phoned and asked me to be a guest judge on this year's American Idol, even though I'm not American (of course neither is he), therby sending me into a twitter about what I would wear...but alas, neither of those things happened, I was just lazy folks.

Three pounds down. Last week I weighed in at 174.5 this week the scales shouted, "Hey bitch, you're 171.5, having said that you're also PMS'ing and your stomach looks as though you're about to give birth to triplets, banner day to wear black girl".  Yeah the pounding headache and cramps that make me want to rip my uterus out weren't enough of an indication about the PMS, thanks scales.

I'll take the three pounds.

I rocked the gym this week. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to get back into it. Day two on the treadmill and my muscles were crying, "Oh damn this hurts, but we remember what it is to move, and we like it, we like moving". My knees were not liking the memory as much. That 10k this fall may just be a pipe dream of mine if my knees don't cooperate. I'm hoping once I get some more weight off I'll stop feeling as though a hot branding iron is being driven into my kneecaps when running. Yes people, I ran. It was not far, it was not fast and you can bet your sweet ass it was not pretty....but I ran. So four evenings at the gym, a combination of cardio and weight workouts and I'm feeling pretty good about that.

The food thing. While I didn't gorge on anything bad I didn't eat great either. My biggest problem is forgetting to eat. In my rush to get out the door in the morning I generally do not eat breakfast, lunch happens if I don't have something more important going on and by dinner time I'm so damn hungry I just pull a stool up to the fridge and sit there until bedtime. I KNOW this is my downfall. The fluid intake could have been higher also.

So my goal this week is to eat brekkie each morning. Considering I flew out the door this morning with a hair roller still in the back of my head, without eating, spent twenty minutes scraping 3 inches of ice off of my windshield, then had to defrost my nose hairs when I got in the car, thereby making me 15 minutes late for work, yeah this goal is just working out fucking great. I hate PMS. PMS should die.

I firmly believe elective hysterectomy's should be an option for woman over 35. I don't want the damn uterus anyway, it has served it's purpose and I'm done with it.

I'm looking at my computer monitor and I want to hit it. This is what PMS does to me. I want to hit my computer monitor. No, it hasn't done anything to offend or upset.....I just want to hit something and it seems like a good candidate.

Deep breath.

You know what makes PMS better? Food. Oh but wait, I can't do that can I? Oh because that's not making me cranky AT ALL! Damn you Zgirl.

I can't wait to see how everyone has done. Some have posted already and everyone seems to be doing so well. I'm so proud of you guys. (This is me being encouranging when really I just want to blow up the world).

Calgon take me away.

The Dual Mom you all know and love will be back tomorrow. Until than, keep warm, stay safe and play nice with others.


Queen of Feisty said...
January 11, 2010 at 10:33 AM

Yikes! At least you did the gym. I have my lazy ass story posted. Sad that only .5 lbs, but I lost it. I do need to work out too. That is my down fall. Speaking of, I'm starving for breakfast, later!


Anonymous said...
January 11, 2010 at 11:23 AM

i'm reading all of this as i'm eating a brownie for breakfast.

congrats on the three pounds and the gym. i kind of miss the gym actually--apparently not enough to go though.

GunDiva said...
January 11, 2010 at 11:38 AM

I haven't lost a freaking' ounce! And I figured out why this morning. I've been laying off of my Coke and drinking hot chocolate - it's been COLD - except it didn't dawn on me until this morning to see how many calories are in hot chocolate. A whole lot more than are in my Coke. Shoulda stuck with the Coke instead of my three or four hot chocolates.

Daffy said...
January 11, 2010 at 12:05 PM

Teeheee...I might tell you that breakfast is the very most important meal of the day for jumpstarting your metabolism but I'd be afraid you'd deck me.


I'm not gonna say that.

Instead I'm going to say:
Check out the Kellogs Special K breakfast bars. 90 calories and they have a chocolaty pretzle one. Its yummy!

Aunt Juicebox said...
January 11, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Yay! 3 pounds is great. I love it when it's like 3 pounds, and not just 1, you know? Sometimes I work so hard and the scale moves one pound, and I'm like, why did I bother? 3 pounds is like a roll of ground beef! lol

Good job on working out too. I still haven't made myself do it. I know. What a slacker, huh?

Noelle said...
January 11, 2010 at 1:25 PM

good job! three pounds is great!

and you're working out...i haven't started that yet. i figured i'd give my body a little adjustment time. plus, i'm afraid right now if i start working out or exercising, i'll be hungrier and i just want to take it easy until i've really got this thing kicked in the ass.

January 11, 2010 at 2:43 PM

congrats on the weight loss! keep up the good work!

adrienzgirl said...
January 11, 2010 at 3:25 PM

Why the hell are you cussing me under your breath? You started this journey my friend!

And I am not worried about you decking me like Daff, QUIT SKIPPING BREAKFAST. It IS the most important meal of the day!

Terry said...
January 11, 2010 at 4:03 PM

3 pounds is awesome!! And btw, you need to log in the 20 minutes of ice-scraping as "activity" definitely!!
congrats!! Keep it up!! I need to work on my work-outs...first I need to tie up the family....

Terry said...
January 11, 2010 at 4:03 PM

3 pounds is awesome!! And btw, you need to log in the 20 minutes of ice-scraping as "activity" definitely!!
congrats!! Keep it up!! I need to work on my work-outs...first I need to tie up the family....

Shandal said...
January 11, 2010 at 6:46 PM

3 lbs! That's fantastic! WTG! Keep it up and EAT and DRINK more woman! :)

TjRenee said...
January 11, 2010 at 7:24 PM

Oh, shut your piehole!

I'm past PMSing and on to full on bloody bitching and moaning. Literally!(Day 2 of my period is by far my worst day of the month.)

Eat your damn breakfast and stop grazing in front of the fridge. Hear me?!

Well do you? Huh?

I'll be back to my less bitchy self tomorrow.

Maybe. ;)

Anonymous said...
January 11, 2010 at 7:24 PM

3 lbs is great! Plus I bet when the PMS is gone that scale will shift more to the left :)
I'm with you on the not eating breakfast thing, it's too hard to fit in (remember) to do in the mornings. But everyone is right, it will jump start the metabolism!

Anonymous said...
January 11, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Great job! Keep it up :)

Anonymous said...
January 11, 2010 at 8:09 PM

This is YOUR contest Dual Mom so you better OWN it!

I will have my weigh in post this week. I do not like Monday to be my weigh in day though. I aet and drink too much on Sundays.

Down with PMS - you'll feel better soon Dmom.

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...
January 11, 2010 at 8:27 PM

Ohh man! Well feel better! And what an accomplishment to lose 3 pounds while AF arrives!!

June said...
January 11, 2010 at 8:53 PM

PMS is so farking awful.
Don't you have a co-worker or a rude person at the gym that you could punch?

Good job on the 3 lbs. and grab a breakfast bar on your way out the door damn it! Or at least buy the box and leave it in the car so you don't forget to eat. Just imagine that frozen cereal bar is like a treat right out of the freezer :)

blueviolet said...
January 11, 2010 at 9:56 PM

You hit the gym 4 times? Impressive! As is 3 lbs in a week!!! Great job!

kys said...
January 11, 2010 at 10:37 PM

You're doing awesome!

I was up 1.5 lbs but I did exercise 6 days out of 7. I was pms'ing so the food thing was up and down. I'm armed with healthy options for this week.

gayle said...
January 11, 2010 at 11:58 PM

Awesome!! Better than me..you go girl!!

Mad Woman said...
January 12, 2010 at 12:06 AM

3 pounds is awesome!! You're doing great. I wish I could run. Wait. No I don't. I'm happy just walking. Those pains in your knees? Yeah, been there. I feel like chopping my legs off when I run.

Trac~ said...
January 12, 2010 at 6:49 AM

I forgot to post about mine as well - I lost 4 lbs. this week but gained .6 back yesterday because I ate like total dog poop and then didn't exercise on top of it as I wasn't feeling too well. Keep up the AWESOME work girlfriend! You are doing GREAT! xoxoxo

Anonymous said...
January 12, 2010 at 8:23 AM

You are doing it, the weight is coming odd and you are exercising! The 160"s are coming up fast. You might get too thin, watch out. :)

Laura said...
January 12, 2010 at 1:25 PM

I personally think 3 pounds is a great number. It also happens to be the amount I have lost as I weighed in today. As long as I can keep on the 2 to 3 pounds a week I'll hit my goal in April! Congrats on your loss!

Danielle said...
January 12, 2010 at 6:13 PM

3 lbs is awesome. I haven't lost a damn thing and have been running on the treadmill every damn day. Granted I had one bad night, but all and all I have been pretty good for at least a month now. And nothing!!!
But congrats to you. Keep it up.

Anonymous said...
January 14, 2010 at 4:34 AM

so far my New Years Resolutions haven't really been working out.


Mae Rae said...
January 15, 2010 at 2:49 PM

Yeah, three pounds!