Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday

Weigh In Wedneday

Good morning everyone!

Let's get right to it.  The scale finally starting behaving!  Gee, it's amazing that actually staying on track with eating and getting in exercise make a difference.  *smacks myself in the head*.  It really is that simple.


I'm down 3.8 this week.  I am THRILLED to finally be heading in the right direction again.  Seriously.  I was about to panic if I edged any more into those 190s.  I was really hoping to be below 185 by Thanksgiving but not sure if that is gonna happen.  Will give it the ole college effort though!

Thanksgiving officially starts today for me.  We are having our luncheon and it should be nice.  The last few years they have catered a wonderful menu with all the normal Thanksgiving goodness.  Yea, I'm totally going to have to get some serious exercise in today.

Speaking of exercise, this week has been going good so far.  Monday I woke up to rain so I wasn't able to get a run in.  Instead I got on the elliptical and started "The End Of Time Part 1" episode of Doctor Who.  I did that and then yesterday squeezed in a mile after work of running and then to the gym for more Doctor Who on the elliptical there. 







Mr. Skinny Geek texted me before I could finish an hour in and said dinner was ready.  It worked out well though because I was seriously about to start ugly crying during "The End of Time Part 2".  So I still have to get through this episode.  Have you fellow Whovians been watching the specials that have been airing this week?





And if you are still interested, (you don't even have to be a Whovian!) but let me know if you guys get at least 50 minutes of some sort of exercise in on this coming Saturday in honor of the 50th anniversary!  Just email me what you did and feel free to include a pic (and especially in your D.W. swag if you have any!)  Send your email to skinnygeekwithin@gmail.com .

I haven't done an official exercise minute challenge for myself this month.  I just wasn't sure with all that we had going on what I could commit too, especially not knowing Father-In-Law's health status for a while there.  Now that I seem to be back on a more normal schedule at the moment anyway, I'm totally missing not having that accountability even though I know I'm putting the effort in.  I'll definitely get back to doing that in December I think. 

Alrighty friends, how did you guys do this week?  How are you preparing for Thanksgiving?

51 comments:

  1. Brilliant loss, well done!

    I'm so totally joining in with your 50 minute challenge. I've been loving all the specials including the 2hr ultimate guide and some of the webisodes have been pretty epic too!

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    1. Yay! Thanks! I'm loving all the shows that we have here on BBCAmerica. I bet y'all are getting a lot more over there though! How exciting!

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  2. YAY!!!! Good for you! So glad the scale monster is behaving. Mine is not. I'm down 12 but keep going back and forth, up and down, 8 oz. Driving me nuts!
    I love all your socks by the way , they make me smile.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade
    NC Rep for SGBC

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    1. Thanks Dawn!

      That's the worst when you fluctuate between the same weight back and forth. Hopefully it will start moving for you in the right direction soon!

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  3. Great loss, glad to hear it!!

    We'll be baking 6 pies to bring with us to family and friend's houses on Thanksgiving. It'll be a whirlwind day: Turkey Trot 5K at 10 am, dinner with family, dessert with friends and then the hour+ drive home because Tara has to work in the morning. Bummer!

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    1. WOW WOW that does sound like a SUPER busy day! I wanted to do a Turkey trot but our local one doesn't start early enough. I need to be in the kitchen starting to bake around 8:30 to eat for noon. Sooo, I will just have to improvise and run my own Turkey Trot that day!

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    2. Yep, definitely lots of miles being put in that day, both on foot and in the car! LOL

      That's too bad it doesn't start early enough. The good thing is that even though mine starts at 10am, I'm just traveling and not cooking so for me I can still get to my destination on time since we're baking the night before. I think we're eating around noon or 1:00 also.

      I say go for your own Turkey Trot! Get your family to join you! :)

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    3. Excellent idea to get the family involved! Hopefully I can! If not, oh well, wonder if I can find my very own turkey trot medal online somewhere? lol

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  4. Wooo! That is an awesome loss!!!

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  5. Nice work on the loss!
    I have lots of the specials recorded so we'll see if I can catch up with them. I'm doing a marathon of Doctor Who every night this week. I love it!
    And I will for sure be doing 50 minutes of exercise. I'll send a picture as I will be wearing a fez.

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    1. Thanks Meg! Yea, I'm in Doctor Who heaven this week too! Awesome to have you along (and in the Fez, cause fezzes are cool!)

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  6. Congrats on the loss. You supermanned that (referring to the socks love it)

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  7. Congrats on the loss!!! I'm not technically a Whovian, I never could get past losing Rose. *sigh* BUT, my BFF is a big Whovian, so I know what a big day Saturday will be! The 50 minutes of exercise is a great idea!

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    1. Thanks Karen! Ahhh, but Rose is still around from time to time! Give it another try at some point!

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  8. Way to go, Desiree, and keep at it... even when the scale is sometimes a jerk. (Mine is always a jerk. Real talk.)

    I love that you're watching Dr. Who as you do the elliptical. I've never watched the show, but I have so many friends who absolutely adore it. :) And even though I probably won't be watching the anniversary special on Saturday, I DO plan on doing at least 50 minutes of exercise on that day. Training for a race, and we're getting into the longer runs these days, which means they eat a large portion out of my day and means I get a nice afternoon nap.

    Keep it up!

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    1. Thanks Erin! You should give Who a try! You may like it! Start with the newer stuff though and Eccleston! Enjoy your run on Saturday!

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  9. Glad you found great success this week! Your transformation is so inspiring, I found a new blog to follow!

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  10. Great loss! Just amazing! I'll totally do 50 minutes this weekend for you! Does walking through a mall for 50 minutes count? ;)

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  11. Congrats on the loss! It feels great to see the scale going in the right direction! I need to start watching Dr. Who. I know I'd like it!

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  12. Great loss Desiree! I don't have cable/satellite so I have to wait until each Doctor Who comes out on DVD before I can watch.

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    1. Thanks Cassandra! We actually have a pub here in Louisiana that does all things british and they are having a big Doctor Who screening. Maybe you can find something similar?

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  13. Good for you.
    I avoid the scale like the plague and just go on how I feel, the compliments or how my clothes fit to know I'm on making progress!

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  14. Awesome loss!!! It must feel good to have a solid loss like that this far into the journey!

    I'll be plugging along for my 5K or 50minutes on Saturday as well!

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  15. Good for you. I avoid the scale a lot and just go based on how I feel, the compliments I get or how my clothes fit to know if I'm doing something right!

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  16. Kudos to you on your weightloss journey! Insprirational ;)

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  17. Congrats on the weight loss! Remember, it all adds up! I actually made it back to the gym yesterday.

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  18. YOU ARE AWESOME! There is nothing like hard work and dedication to get things moving. :)

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  19. You rock!!! What a great week you have had! I think you can definitely make it to 185.

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  20. Awesome Job!! Haha, ugly cry, you kill me:)

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  21. Glad to see you back on track. I don't watch Dr. Who, but do plan to go to jujitsu on Saturday, so that will be 2 hours of workout.

    Have a great day!

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  22. Great loss! I like the idea of 50 minutes for Dr. Who on Saturday. I'll definitely send in my pic (who knows - maybe I'll even find a bow tie to wear in honor of the current Doctor!). I'm nervous at the idea of changing the Doctor again - just when I get attached to someone, they're on to a new guy! Hopefully I'll like the new Doctor just as well. :) - Jess

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    1. Thanks and that would be awesome!

      Not gonna lie, I'm nervous too, but look at it this way.... we've grown to love each incarnation so far!

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  23. I've gotten so lazy lately. Thanks for inspiring me to get up and move!! Congrats on your progress!

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  24. Awesome job this week! It's such a great feeling when you do the right things and get the results you're looking for, good work!!

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