Monday Weigh-In: Week 8

I lost a pound.

One single solitary pound.

I’m disappointed to be completely honest. It just doesn’t seem that much at all.

1 lb.

I know I’d have been completely, earth shatteringly devastated if I’d put that pound on.

Well, perhaps not that bad.

Disappointed, maybe.

Extremely disappointed.

But I guess I was hoping for a bigger loss this week, given that last week I stayed the same.

That and the fact that my goal seems so far away today.

And that I look in the mirror and still look and feel fat.

I know that baking is a love of mine and this week has resulted in creating a couple of new recipes. I POINTED them, tracked them and ate them and my they were gorgeous.

And if I win this competition that Jan Mary is running I’ll be doing a lot more baking. Which is a test of my willpower. Or lack of. Yeah, I can just blame Jan Mary then for any weight gain.


Anyone got a magic wand?

Words of encouragement?

Or a kick in the …

20 thoughts on “Monday Weigh-In: Week 8

  1. Always tough when the weight loss does not match your expectations.

    I always tried to reason with myself that it made up for those weeks when you lose more than expected, even though you know you had a terrible week!

    Thanks for mentioning the giveaway.

  2. Tania, as a woman who is also trying to lose weight, I know your struggles all too well! I lost a lot of weight years ago and my last pregnancy watched me put on some extra pounds again. It feels like a neverending cycle!

    So far, I've lost almost 14 pounds, which is a fantastic start, but it takes time. You just got to keep perspective fresh, motivation high, and don't let just one pound gone be your defeat. You CAN do it, you WILL do it and you don't have to give up your pleasures in life, you just have to make good choices and indulge from time to time.

    You're raising a beautiful family, if you can tackle toddlers by goodness you can lose weight!!


  3. Reading this post was like reading an entry in my journal, so I can totally empathize with you. I know one pound is sometimes not exactly encouraging, but hey, that's just what last week held, and this week is a totally different week. So i commend and applaud you for your one pound!!! You go girl!!! Celebrate it, and then focus on this week!

    Let me just say that even though I don't know you, I've read your blog and you are obviously a beautiful person!!! In time you will find the outside and the inside have reconciled in the way you want, and then you are totally going to rock the world!!!

  4. Sorry I published that last comment before I was ready to, so I'll just sign this one and be done!! 🙂

    Angela from Angela's Soliloquy
    We SITS have to stick together!!

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  5. I so feel you…It's so hard…I went backward on vacation recently and put on the 4 lbs I had lost previously…It seems even harder to lose them now…sigh…Hang in there…You'll do it….Welcome to SITS…so Happy you are here

  6. I actually don't have a magic wand but I can say that so what if you a little fat!! big whoop! You'll come around!! 🙂

  7. One pound is definitely an accomplishment! Weight loss happens in baby steps. You just have to stick with it. Mabye you need to reevaluate what you are doing, throw in an extra walk or cut out an extra sweet. It can be so tough, but don't get discouraged. You can do it!!

  8. Don't be too hard on yourself. Even little successes are worth celebrating, right? Good for you for staying focused.

    Saw you over at SITS…Have a great Monday!

  9. Each one pound seems to take forever but in retrospect you'll feel like all of a sudden it just worked for you when you hit a milestone like 5 or 10. Try not to be too hard on yourself or you'll just eat more.

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  10. It's better than gaining! Or the dreaded plateau (the needle on the scale doesn't move either way). Welcome to SITS and lots of luck in your weight loss 🙂


  11. Don't be discouraged – a pound is a pound, and it's one less than you weighed last week. Try to praise yourself for losing it just as much as you would berate yourself for gaining the same amount. 🙂

    And eight kids? WOW! I'm so impressed. I can barely keep up with my two and am scared stiff about adding a third to the mix. You're definitely an inspiration!

  12. Sorry to hear it's not coming off as fast as you'd like. That stinks – but I'm right there with you. But look at the bright side – a lb. is a lb. – you are 1 step closer to your goal. 🙂 Over from SITS to welcome you to the gang! Have a wonderful day.

  13. I read that and thought, Hey I just want to give her a hug…give yourself the credit you deserve and don't beat yourself up.

    HUGS 🙂

  14. Coming over from SITS with a big HELLO & Welcome!

    I've been on a weight loss journey for a few months now. It's tough!!

    Great job on the 1 lb. Every pound is a pound closer to your goal!

  15. Thank you everyone for your comments. It seems most of us are or have been in the same boat at some point.

    I feel better about it today. After all, a loss is still a loss!

    Good luck to all who are on the weight loss journey with me. WE CAN DO IT!

  16. From someone who lost 45 lbs on WW… take your one pound lose and celebrate. There are ebbs and flows with weight loss. It took awhile to put on and will take awhile to take off. I was thankful for the long journey in losing (two years) because I really learned alot about me, food, and exercise.

    Thanks for visiting my site. You can read my story if you search for weight watchers.

  17. 1lb is more than I have attempted to loose, so good on you, you will have low weeks but they make the high weeks all the better. Keep going

  18. I'm always pleased as long as I don't gain any weight. Well, maybe not pleased, but not horribly upset.

    A one pound loss is better than staying the same. It means that you are in fact moving in the right direction.

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