Sunday, June 19, 2011

Creep

Today was weigh-in day and I managed to get back from vacation without suffering too much on the scale.  I am up from last week, but feel confident that we I will continue getting back in the groove that will allow me to get down to and maintain a weight that looks better and feels better on me.
I've done a bit of thinking about how the weight has been creeping up slowly but surely.  I've been pondering how I let this happen and have determined that it's 'creep'.
I am not immune to 'creep' it seems.  I've been noticing 'creep' on the scales, in the good habits I've developed that I've let myself slip by on, or the not so good habits or snacks I've allowed myself.  Little by little the 'creep' starts to build and gain momentum. 
'Creep' is sneaky because you don't realize how far you have let it in to your house and then one day you are agasp to find him camped out in the spare room, some of its dirty laundry laying around the house and then it occurs to you... you let him in.  You asked him to spend the night... and nights turned into weeks, and into months...  How the hell does this happen? 
Well it may or may not matter how it happened... but I don't really care to spend my time trying to figure that out.  The next step is to take control.  We could throw 'Creep' out into the street along with all his laundry and be done with it... but I suspect that he'd be back before the week was out.  Instead, I think I'll use some of his own sneakiness against him. 
Seems that making small changes and building on them really paid off in the past, so that's what I'm going to do.  I'm going to  sneak a little exercise in when I can and maybe even cut back on portion sizes and cut out  second helpings.  I'm going to let planning creep it's way back into the picture doing the best I can when I can.  
I'm not throwing the Creep out, I'm gonna use him for my own personal gain,  er, I mean for my own personal loss.  



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1 comment:

Trish said...

Creep's jerky twin brother settled in over here. Blast them both!!!!

The big plunge...

Starting Weight 193.8
Week 1 194.2 - +.4
W- 2 190.2 - -4.0
W- 3 186.4 - -3.8
W- 4 186.2 - -0.2
W- 5 184.0 - -2.2
W- 6 184.5 - +0.5
W- 7 185.0 - -0.5
W- 8 183.2 - -1.8
W- 9 180.0 - -3.2
W- 10 183.2 - +3.2
W- 11 179.0 - -4.2
W- 12 177.1 - -1.9
W- 13 175.1 - -2.0
W- 14 171.6 - -3.5
W- 15 169.9 - -1.7
W- 16 168.4 - -1.5
W- 17 165.4 - -3.0
W- 18 161.9 - -3.5
W- 19 165.4 - +3.0
W- 20 163.0 - -2.4
W- 21 165.8 - +2.8
W- 22 162.0 - -3.8
W- 23 159.8 - +0.4
W- 24 158.0 - -2.7
W-k 25 156.4 - -1.6
W- 26 154.3 - -2.1
W- 27 153.9 - -0.4
W- 28 152.0 - -1.9
August 30, 2009
W- 29 149.9 - -2.1
W- 30 147.7 - -2.2
W- 31 147.1 - -0.6
W- 32 149.5 - +2.4
W- 33 151.3 - +1.8
W- 34 150.2 - -1.1
W- 35 150.8 - +0.6
W- 36 150.3 - -0.5
W- 37 149.1 - -1.2
W- 38 149.8 - +0.7
W- 39 150.1 +0.3
W- 40 156.3 +6.2
W- 41 153.3 -3.0
W- 42 152.6 -0.7
W- 43 152.6 -0.0
W- 44 150.7 -1.9
W- 45 152.4 +1.7
W- 46 153.0 +0.6
W- 47 152.3 +0.7
W- 48 150.1 -2.2

W- 49 147.5 -2.6
W- 50 146.3 -1.2
...
...
W- 53 151.0 +2.0
W- 54 149.3 -1.7
W- 55 144.9 -4.4
W- 56 144.1 -0.8
W- 57 140.0 lbs. Goal!!!!