Wednesday Weigh-In – Week Five

Here we go again!

last update: 16 February 2005

age: 27
height: 173cm (5’8")

original start weight: 159.2 kg (351 lb) on 17 Jan 2001
original start bmi: 53.4

fresh start weight: 95.9 kg (211.4 lb) on 12 Jan 2005
fresh start bmi: 32.2

current weight: 89.5 kg (197 lb)
current bmi: 30

result this week: -1.1 kg (2.4 lb)

loss in 2005: -6.4 kg (14 lb)
total loss since 2001: -69.7 kg (153 lb)

initial goal weight: 75 kg (165 lb)
distance to initial goal: 14.5 kg  (32 lb)

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My weekly hop on the scales is so precise it borders on a religious ceremony. I do it as soon as I wake up. I take the scale into the bathroom, because the floorboards in my room are uneven. The bathroom floor tiles are black and white like a chessboard, and I place the scale on THE SAME tile every week. Then I go to the loo, then I wash my hands, then I strip off, then I get on the scale. I make a note of the number. Then I weigh myself four more times to make sure it wasn’t an accident.

If I deviate from this routine I’d feel like it was cheating somehow. At least I know I am starting from the same place each week – naked with empty stomach. I fear this week’s weigh-in, however, is not a true reflection of the past week. I won’t go into the details, but lets just say last night’s vegetable chili was having a rather dramatic effect on my digestive system this morning, and the ensuing evacuation may have made the numbers go down more than usual.

So this week I SHOULD be jumping up and down because HOLY FREAKING SHIT, I’m an 80s Girl! But I will wait and see what happens next week and celebrate then if applicable. I had some champagne and pizza on the weekend so I’m just not sure how I could lose so much in a week, even if I did walk around London for six freaking hours with only twenty minutes stop for lunch. Hmmm.

Anyway, even if the scales go up next week, let us just pause and reflect that I saw a number on the scale that began with 8. It has taken me for-bloody-ever to reach this moment. I became a 90s girl about August 2003. And I have not weighed under 90 kilos since 1994. Eleven years ago! Holy moly. I can’t believe I’ve lost eleven years of lard.

It’s tempting to go a bit crazy for the next two weeks before the wedding. After all, the dress is damn fitted and if I gain an ounce it could all explode! EXPLODE, I tells ya. But if I cut my calories too low, I won’t have enough energy for the gym, I will feel like shit and my skin will look rubbish. So I am going to stick to my usual regime but be extra careful to lay off processed foods and refined carbs.

I also need to make sure I don’t drink too much. Nothing puffs me up like alcohol! I have a night out on Friday, another on Saturday, and dinner at a friend’s place on Sunday night who said she is planning some calorific dessert to wow us all. So my plan for the nights out is to sneak to the bar and get glasses of iced water with a wedge of lime or lemon, so I can pretend I have vodka or gin. I can alternate that with real drinks. They’ll all be so drunk before long they won’t even notice what I’m doing.

As for the Sunday Night Cal Fest, I will just make sure I be extra healthy and wholesome during the week so I have some calories up my sleeve for Sunday. Plus plenty of exercise! Woohoo.

So that’s the plan, just remind me to stick to it!

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16 thoughts on “Wednesday Weigh-In – Week Five

  1. an 80s girl for the first time in 11 years, that must feel pretty damn good (nevermind the chili issue 😉 ) revel in it, youve worked so hard and come so far. PARTY! i love your idea for taking water with lime and making people think its gin/vodka! fantastic way to avoid both the alcohol cals and the ‘you’re such a party pooper’ issue friends seem to have when you dont want to drink *rolls eyes* some people just dont get it 🙂 congrats again!!

  2. OMG! I just sent you an email…and I had not received your notify one either…I just thought I’d check in here. I have even forgotten its Wednesday!!! AND LOOK AT YOU!!!! I am amazed!!! I am just soooooooo happy for you Shauny!!!! You deserve to feel extremely proud of your achievement!!!! Go out and glow babe!!! You have done soooooo much!!!!!!

  3. Wow dietgirl!! I am soooo happy for you.

    Just be ultra good this week and you’ll stay an 80’s girl. Next stop 85kgs!!!

  4. OMG.. BIG congratulations!!!! 80s… that is just the perfect thing for your wedding. Now please promise us, we need pictures of this man of yours and that dress and of you !!

    We (the extended internet blog family) are thrilled for you!!

  5. *80’s dancing* Congratulations Miss 80’s! How good do you feel? Well done!

    Good idea on the water – I do the same thing. I just ask for ‘lime & soda’ instead of ‘vodka lime & soda’ and people don’t hassle me then (‘why aren’t you drinking’) hehe. Have a ball this weekend!

  6. Damn, I was all set to break out the ‘dancing like Molly Ringwald in The Breakfast Club’ and Kimba beat me to it. How about I apply my lipstick from my cleavage to celebrate instead.

    Enjoy the party goodness and here’s hoping we can break out the cheesy dancing again next week!

  7. Wheeeeeeee! Yippeeeee Shauny!! I’m so, so proud and happy for you! What an inspiration you are. An 80’s girl… I’m dreaming of that!!!

  8. 5 calories? Really? So if I post 400 times a day I can eat whatever I want? Great!! 😉

    Just stumbled across your journal and wanted to say how much I’ve enjoyed reading. To a lesser extent I’ve been through exactly what you have, and I am at the moment trying to kick a 6-month long bad spell. Reading through your account has really helped.