I want to be a loser, 4 weeks later

I decided 4 weeks ago that I wanted to lose 10-15 lbs. of weight that has crept on over the years.  Then I posted 2 weeks ago that I had already lost 9 lbs.

The week after that I was on the road, having slumber parties with Smockity.  Have you tried her pizza?!  She melted a stick of butter in each pan before she spread the crust, and we were all in heaven.  I ate 5 pieces for lunch.

I did not lose weight that week.  I blame Smockity.  Of course there was also a wedding and plenty of good friends with other friends, but mostly I blame Smockity’s pizza.

When I got home, I found myself slipping back into old habits.  Instead of waiting for my stomach to growl, I ate when it was time to eat or when somebody offered me something appealing.  I took Rachael out for a big, juicy birthday cheeseburger and shake.  Hubby took me out to eat not once, not twice, but three times to celebrate our anniversary.  🙂

I didn’t lose weight last week either.

In light of my performance over the past 2 weeks, I’m very thankful that I haven’t gained back what I lost.  I’m still down by 9 lbs. and I’m happy about it.  Now I want to get back on track and lose more!

If you’re working on losing weight, how have you done?  Win, lose or draw?


  1. Way to go on all the wait loss everyone. I need to buy a new scale, current one puts me at the same weight holding my 13lb daughter as I am not holding her.

  2. LADIES – PLEASE, please read Health at every size by LInda Bacon – it will blow your mind about this subject. And make you healthier if you follow its wisdom.

  3. I am taking a dieting ‘break’ (hmmm, excuses?) because I have been fighting the last 2.5 pounds for 3 weeks with no success.

    I have a hunch it will take some radical dieting, not just my healthy eating changes, to sock it to these last two. I really want them to go away.

    Hmmm….thinking about trying again. Hmmmm again.

  4. I hit an all time high not long ago – and something had to change. I heard about the HCG Diet from friends and I felt like it was going to be too huge of a commitment. Fast forward another year and God has me in a place that He granted the grace to help me thru – I’m totally sold on this protocol for me. I prayed for discipline and the boundaries with this diet has helped me see food and myself in a whole new light! I know it isn’t for everyone, but it’s been a huge blessing to me. I’ve done two rounds and I’ve lost 34 lbs. I have more to go, but I’m looking forward to less of myself at Christmas time this year. 🙂

  5. I’m trying to lose a bit, but I don’t own a scale, so I have no idea how I’m doing weight-wise! However, my clothes fit better than they did a few weeks ago.

    Like you, I’m a grazer. For the sake of my health, my sanity, and my boys’ welfare (I have 2 under 3 at the moment), I’ve finally implemented scheduled meal times. Breakfast at 10, lunch at 2, dinner at 7 (dh is keeping late hours these days, and the meal times reflect that. Once he starts his new job 😀 I plan to move the meal times up a couple hours to fit his schedule). I also have scheduled a snack around 5 pm to keep me from grazing while I fix dinner. It’s really helped me keep from overeating, even at mealtimes!

    As far as exercise goes, I do sit-ups, crunches, and push-ups almost everyday, depending on how my muscles feel. If they’re still sore the next day, I skip it. Sometimes I do jumping jacks too. Of course, there’s also my being on my feet most of the day 😉

    I was really surprised to see a difference in how my clothes fit and what I looked like in the mirror after just a week. Now that I’ve been doing this a month, I’m pleasantly surprised to see some muscle definition in my arms too! My post-partum weight after ds2 was about 190. And I was down to 180 at my 6-week pp dr.’s appointment. My “goal” (I’m going by how I look and how my clothes fit, not by weight) is to get back down to 165, which is where I am comfortable and feel healthy.

    Good luck!

  6. I should also clarify that it’s not that I’m not interested in weight loss — I’m just plateauing myself and so I don’t want to talk about my own loss, or lack of it. Pfft.

    Also, I know your readers pester you all the time about your blog header picture. We do it because we care! I know it’s not easy to get all of your children to cooperate at the same time. But Parker is only going to get bigger!

    Ovarian guilt. Ovarian guilt. Ovarian guilt.

    Happy photo shoot! 🙂

  7. I don’t wanna talk weight loss. I wanna see a new pic on your site’s header with Parker in it! 🙂

  8. Lisa Darvin says:

    Kim, I am so encouraged by your new habits! I have been wanting to lose 10-15 lbs. also, but everyday I seem to fail miserably! These habits are just what I plan to do, except I may do some basic T-Tapp as well. It only takes 18 minutes and is GREAT for toning! Thanks Kim! Keep up the good work! And next time I’m tempted to eat til I’m full I’ll know I’m in good company!


  9. I had been following along just because I enjoy your blog. However, I weighed myself today, and the news was not good so this week I’m going to try to be a loser too. I’m hoping my gain was mostly due to a visit to the Asian Buffet yesterday and related excess salt/bloat.

    Smockity looks so slender. Has she built up will power against her own pizza? I enjoy her blog too and am doing my amazon shopping via link there to try to help her out during the lay off.

  10. I’ve also had a bit of a stall. My husband’s been working out of town a lot, and I’ve been getting a lot of take out. My “excuse” is that it’s hard to cook dinner with no one to watch the kids (my kitchen is in an odd area, and it’s cut off from the rest of the house), but really I know that I could do it if I really planned ahead and did the prep work in stages. All that to say, I think I lost a grand total of 1 lb this week. Hopefully next week will be better!

  11. I have tried different things, but still have not successfully lost the 40 lbs I have needed to lose these past 14 years (okay; I’ve added 5 more babies to our mix during that time, gaining an average of 30+ pounds each time, so I guess I shouldn’t complain too much). Tomorrow is my 47th birthday and I have decided to MAKE my birthday wish happen by investing all my birthday money in Weight Watchers online. A friend is joining me, so we’ll see how that goes.

    Not gaining back that weight in spite of what all you ate is a pretty big deal and says a lot for your metabolism! Congratulations!

  12. Brandy, how are the beans working for you? I need to stay on them so I’m ready for the next time around!

    Bri, 15 lbs. already is GREAT! Keep it up!

    Amber, I can’t believe you lost 27 lbs. in the first 3 weeks after a baby! I’m always disappointed because I lose about 9 lbs. when I have an 8 lb. baby (how does that work? I know there’s more water than that!), then the rest comes off so gradually.

    Jayme, it sounds like you got incredible results from just one change. Was it hard to give up your sodas?

  13. Melanie L says:

    i started juicing (see the movie Fat sick and nearly dead). http://melanieandbeau.blogspot.com/

  14. I gave up soda. Bad habit that I had given up for 5 years. For some unknown reason, decided to pick up the habit again. A Pepsi here, a Cherry Coke there and I was back in it for 6 months. Gave it up a week ago – that’s the only change I’ve made and I’m down 5 pounds already!

  15. I am trying to lose weight too, I am in the same boat with Bri, over 200 lbs. I get down to about 190-195 then get pregnant again, just had baby #7 3 wks ago. Breastfeeding always helps but this last pregnancy was a boy and I gain more with the boys than with the girls, not sure why. So, I have to get off 60lbs just to get back to where I was pre Titus. I have been able to get off 27lbs off since his birth! SO happy about that! I am carefully changing things in my diet, actually doing a Daniel fast right now, while watching my milk production. I really want to lose the rest from this pregnancy, 33lbs and then lose another 40lbs, just to get in the healthy range. I was so skinny and athletic before my first pregnancy, I know I may never see that again but I want to be healthier for these blessings God has given me. Good luck to you and Bri!

  16. I’ve been following your journey on this weight-loss thing :). The only change I’ve really made is sticking to our gluten free diet (I should say lifestyle b/c my husband, son, and myself are gluten intollerant) and trying to add in more salads. I’ve actually managed to lose about 15 pounds in the last 4-6 weeks! I wasn’t really keeping track before, but I’m so excited! I now weigh less than I did when we got married and when I got pregnant with my second son (lost tons of weight breastfeeding my first).

    So this puts me about 25 pounds away from dropping below 200 for the first time in almost 10 years! I’m hoping to get the rest off by the end of the year, but we’ll see how it goes 🙂 Good luck to you!

  17. Well, I’m happy for ya, Kim. I, however, am reading your blog eating a bowl of BEANS. LOL!! 🙂

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