Wednesday, September 16, 2009

17 pounds to goal

Note: I will come back and post my review of "The Biggest Loser" Season 7 premiere after I grade three papers. I'm bribing myself. I am going to do a short post about yesterday's weigh-in and then get right to work.

As I suggested in my post the other day, my expectations for this weigh-in were low. I had gone over my points by a lot. Last week was just a mess in so many ways. I experimented (briefly) with Topamax at my new doctor's suggestion, but it made me hot and thirsty. I am not fooling around with side effects like that until after the half marathon, so I quit after three days. I'm not even sure I need to be on a drug like that in the first place. My husband's car was in the shop, which meant a bunch of extra running around for me. Plus, I felt behind on work but perversely, was not working. I was screwing around instead. I had a bad attitude about a lot of things and a couple of times I didn't feel strong enough to talk back to the voice that suggested that a snack would make me feel better. The one good thing that I did was to count my points for everything and face the ugly truth. Maybe that's what kept things from getting completely out of hand. On Monday I pulled it together and fixed myself three solid, points-friendly meals.

I got lucky: I lost 1.2 pounds. That isn't even a 1% loss in "Biggest Loser" terms, but I felt grateful for it. I got weighed in by my leader, who told me that I missed my 5 pound star this week by 0.2 pounds. I think, though, that I will feel more deserving of that kind of attention after a week of better Weight Watching.


  1. It's really odd how medication affects people different. I've been on Topamax since 2006 and found that I am always cold. It had wacky side effects like confusion and taste aversion (which lead to weight loss), but not having daily headaches and migraines was so welcome!

    I hope it works for you too!

  2. Ooh, great job getting so close to your goal!

    Looking forward to your review. (I think it's season 8??)
    Laura N.

  3. Congrats on the loss and for keeping yourself accountable by counting your points even when things went off track. You didn't give up on yourself, went to a meeting, and next week you'll get your 5 lb star. But that doesn't really mean as much as not giving up. Yayyy you!

  4. Hooray! Well done comrade :)


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