Thinner Thursday: Swift Kicking

It’s that time of week again.  The day that I wake up first thing in the morning with my baby, take a quick trip to the bathroom, and stand on the Wii Fit to weigh-in (while trying to keep my son from crawling all over the balance board and throwing off the weigh-in).

I did the same thing this morning.  Woke up.  Lightened up the bladder a little bit.  Pulled out the Wii Balance Board and giggled with my son as I tried to show him something more interesting than the scale.  I stood with my feet in the center of the board and stared straight ahead of me, trying to keep my center of gravity exact.

This morning, I was putting more weight on my right foot, but by only a percent or two, so I wasn’t too concerned when the Wii Fit told me that I needed to strengthen my abs so that I wouldn’t be off-balanced.

Finally the Wii decided to show me how my weight compared with last week’s.  As the scale crept up, I eagerly anticipated an exciting week.  Last week, I only lost a pound, so I hoped that I would see a big number this week.

Week 0: 164 lbs
Week 1: 165 lbs 12 oz
Week 2: 165 lbs 2 oz
Week 3: 164 lbs 10oz
Week 4: 163 lbs 9 oz (loss of 1 lb)
Week 5: 163 lbs 12 oz
Week 6: 163 lbs 9 oz
Week 7: sick
Week 8:  162 lbs 4 oz (loss of 1 lb!)
Weight Watchers Starts: Initial Weigh in: 159 lbs
Week 15 and Day 1 of Weight Watchers: 156 lbs 12 oz (loss of over 5 lbs total!)
Week 16 and Day 8 of Weight Watchers: 155 lbs 10 oz (loss of 1 lbs!)
Week 17 and Day 15 of Weight Watchers: 153 lbs 0 oz (loss of 2 and a half lbs!!!!)
Week 18 and Day 22 of Weight Watchers: 152 lbs 5 oz (loss of 1 lbs)
Week 19 and Day 29 of Weight Watchers: 149 lbs 15 oz (loss of over 2 lbs!!)
Week 20 and Day 36 of Weight Watchers: 146 lbs 13 oz (loss of 3 lbs!!!!!)
Week 21 and Day 43 of Weight Watchers: 145 lbs 11 oz (loss of 1 lbs)
Week 22 and Day 50 of Weight Watchers: 143 lbs 15 oz (loss of 2 lbs!)
Week 23 and Day 57 of Weight Watchers: 142 lbs 10 oz (loss of 1 lbs and 1% of my weight since starting Weight Watchers)
Week 24 and Day 64 of Weight Watchers: 142 lbs 3 oz (loss of half a lbs)

Half a pound down.  That’s it.
This is not good.  I should be loosing at least a pound and a half a week.  Something has to give.  It is time for a swift kick in the behind.  In my behind.
I think I’ve been getting slack.  Snacking too much and eating a few extra points here and there without tracking it is not going to help me loose any weight.
So, here I am.  At the start of another week.  This time, I am going to be good.  I am going to track every bite that I take.  I am going to focus on loosing weight this week.  Just two and a half pounds to go until I break this 140lbs barrier that I have seemed to gotten myself stuck in.  I don’t remember the last time I was in the 130s.  And that will feel wonderful.  Better than a little nibble of food here and there.
I am going to think of today’s weigh-in all week to help myself kick myself in the arse when I feel like cheating.
And next week, there better be a darn good weight loss!

My son and his 142 lbs Momma.
Photo taken Tuesday, November 16, 2010
8 months, 1 week, 3 days old
Laura (@LauraORourke) lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A wife to Dan and a mother to Cameron, she spends her free time blogging, reading, and doing photography. Her blog finds it’s home at  You can find find her book reviews here and her photography here.

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