Tuesday, April 5, 2011

12 days in, 2 days left

I am 10 pounds down in the last 12 days.

And yet...today I had a teensy weensy break down.


*I decided today that there is such a condition as post-pms.  Call me Dr. Amy.

Doing this weight loss challenge with a partner is stressful because I want to do good for my partner.  I want to do my part!  Lisa has lost 32 pounds in the 3 months since we have been doing this challenge.  She started at 174 l.bs.  Granted, that was a high weight for her and she went from not working out at all, to working out and changing her diet...but she has done extremely well, and I am super proud of her.

But I feel like I haven't pulled my weight (hahahahahaha PUN). 

And I don't think I will meet my goal of 159 pounds by Thursday.  That's 4-5 more pounds.  And mama doesn't like not reaching her goals.

So, I am stuck at 164 since last week.  And after I weighed in today...I hung my head and started to cry.  It went a little something like this:

I step on the scale.

Heather:  "What's the damage"?

I stomp my foot.

Me: "164.  Same as before I worked out this morning.  Same as yesterday!"

I slump in the chair, place forehead on Heather's desk.

Heather: "Babe, your body just likes it where it is.  You are super sexy and I love you. "

Me: crying now and talking like a 3 year-old "But Lisa's body didnt like it where it is...SHE lost weight.  I am letting her down."

Heather: "You are not letting her down.  She is proud of you".  hugging me "Now stop it". more hugs "Stop it right now".

And so I did.  But it happened. 

So on Thursday morning, I think around 10 am....I will weigh in.  Here's hoping my friends!

Happy Tuesday!


  1. 10 lbs. in 12 days?! Seriously?! Dang!

    You are doing very well and I can't imagine anyone being dissappointed in you or feeling you didn't pull your weight!

  2. Weigh in nude you will totally be 2 lbs lighter! LOL, Amy you have come so far and your body may as well be happy where u are! Don't give up hope because I pray every night please let me be as hot as Amy when I get to my goal

  3. You are doing so well!!!! Don't worry about letting her down. I'm sure she is super impressed--I am at 10 pounds down in 12 days!!!

  4. You are doing awesome! Don't sell yourself short. :)

  5. Meltdowns suck - big or small - I'm sending very, very light thoughts your way!!

  6. I am SO SO glad I decided to be an Amy W. copycat and start Atkins! I hope I can do as well as you. You freaking rock, lady! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

  7. Hold in all your poop until then... and then go right before weigh in... You will feel relieved no matter what you weigh. I think you look incredible and you are not letting anyone down. If Atkin's doesn't drop the weight off... nothing will. You have done amazingly well, 10 pounds in 12 days is fantastic, you would realize that if you were in your right mind and not worried about letting your partner down. You are way under your goal and have lost more than you weigh. Let yourself enjoy it! *M*

  8. You look fantastic, first off, so there is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of there. Secondly, losing 10 lbs in 12 days is freakin' phenomenal! I get excited if I lose 10 lbs in a month! You and your hunny bun make an adorable couple, BTW. I'm really happy that you have such an amazing partner to stand by you during his journey. Keep doing what you're doing!

  9. You're doing fantastic! Don't get discouraged!

  10. I'm surprised nobody has mentioned this yet but typically we weigh more just after a work out because the muscles are retaining water. Don't beat yourself up too much about it. YOu're doing great!