Wednesday, 8 June 2011

30-Day Challenge: Day 7 and the round-up of the week

Well, I think I probably deserve an award of some kind for being (as far as I know) the only blogger to have gained weight since starting this challenge! That's right, ladies and gents, Sophie is half a pound up on last Wednesday's weight. Let's hear a round of applause for... what's that? We were supposed to be losing weight?? That's what this challenge is about?! Dash it all! Foiled again...


I'm thinking of extending this to make it a 40-day challenge, as I screwed up this first week so royally. I know it's a cop-out to blame it on things that have been going on at home; I guess I just didn't do well at balancing everything. A's presentation is tomorrow and then we can get back to some degree of normalcy, and a little more structure to the days. Thank you for your kind comments after my big panic/sulk yesterday. It's not a very endearing combination; thanks for responding so graciously..!

I started today feeling horrible. I'm super-tired from all the late nights working on A's project, plus my weekly weigh-in was a little disheartening. But later in the day I read this post by Cinnamon Brown and it put me in decidedly better spirits. Any of you who don't follow her blog, I'd strongly encourage you to go take a peek today - her optimism is contagious :)

Today's question:
Do your parents know you're trying to lose weight? Do they care?
They know that in general I struggle with my weight, and that sometimes the struggle gets sort of violent, but I don't live with them, so assume they don't know how I'm doing at the moment. When I was at home it was a big concern to them, but presumably after your child moves away you accept that you can't monitor everything they do and don't do.

On a different note, I came across an interesting picture online yesterday. I looked at it for a long time and was left with kind of a strange mixture of sad recognition and jealousy (just to clarify, the former in regard to feeling like I weigh more than a baby elephant, and the latter in regard to thoughts of "Good grief, who is that girl?! And how is she so teeny-tiny?!?") I thought some of you might relate to it:

Ok, today starts week 2. A fresh start, and a chance to try again. Here's to better success than last week, and for those of you who are doing really well, to continued success!


Cinnamon Brown said...

Hey! Thanks for the shout out and the awesome comment, I really appreciate it. OMG, it's raining here, too. Pissing down since yesterday! I hope it helps the drought!

I bet you anything that extra weight is just your body adjusting to your new plan. Hang in there, Babe, it will be worth it! Love you. <3. XXX.

Gianni said...

Half pound up? Eh, nothing compared to my FIVE POUNDS UP! AHHHH!! We deserve some sort of recognition in the medical world - we must be medical phenoms. 500 calories/day and yet we're gaining weight? Gah. I'm thinking it's water weight. lol

So, I'm all for the bones and such, but that chick is just a little too skinnily unhealthy looking. But I understand the metaphor... *too true smh*

Yes, today starts a new week and this week WE WILL PREVAIL!!!

Kat not Jas said...

Cheers! :)

We can do this!!!

Cinnamon Brown said...

Ah thanks, Soph! Yeah, we've a got a great bunch here on Blogger! I feel so lucky! Hope you're having a good day, Babe! <3. XXX.