I know you’re all dying to hear how my week was…but first, there is something I need to clear up.
I’ve had 3 comments about this blog (two from work friends and one from a friend I have known since I was 18 or so) that I’d like to address publicly.
1. “Do you think it’s a good idea to post your weight? I think it’s a bad idea”.
I struggled with the idea of posting how much I weighed into the interwebz, I really did. But, at the end of the day I decided if I wasn’t up front and honest from the get-go, then how could I be held accountable when I inevitably slip? How could I celebrate my successes (like leaving the 300’s someday soon!) if you didn’t know my where I started!? I stand by my decision to post it – although it was very hard to say “Hi my name is Samantha and I once weighed 424 pounds and now I weigh 385 pounds”. In the end, this will all have been worth it, I just know it.
2. “You won’t blog about me unless you ask me, right?”
Ha, I promise never to blog about you before asking. Charlotte and James both cleared my last post before it went live – I love my friends and would never do something that would make them intentionally uncomfortable. I will at some point post about past loves, but names will be changed to protect the guilty. Additionally, I never plan to post the name of my work place, or any details related to it. I don’t think it’s relevant to my weight loss journey – and if I do someday get a bad-ass book deal…I don’t want to have to share any of the profits! 😉
3. “Sometimes I find your blog really tough to read – you just say things like it is and it’s a little…much”
Uh, yup! I assume 90% of you find this blog when I post my updates to Facebook. If you’re linked to me on Facebook then we are friends, and I think you know the kind of person I am. I don’t bullshit. Sometimes the things I say might be hard to hear – but trust me, it’s even harder to live. I didn’t come in to this looking to sugar coat my situation. If that makes my posts unbearable, I promise I won’t be hurt if you stop reading. But really, it’s your loss….I think I’m pretty entertaining! 🙂
Now, onto the weekly weigh in! So, I ate under 1800 calories every day but one. Gah! I was duped by On The Border! Check that nutrition info online before making a decision about what to have for dinner, trust me. I only got cardio workouts in twice but I did do a lot of strength training and some dancing, both of which make me happy. The scale says……376.2
So, it’s 3.7 pounds down from last week – which is good….but I feel like I “earned” more. Oh well, on to next week!