Hot for the Holidays Week 5

Self-fulfilling prophecy anyone? I went into this week knowing it was going to be bad. And it was. Or rather, I was bad. I drank very little water. I ate whatever I wanted. The only exercise I got was chasing Big One at the Science Center last night. So I gained. But once we make it through all of the birthday craziness tomorrow, I can focus on HFH again. It's a bad excuse and I need to learn that regardless of what is going on in our lives I have to stick with it! I will be better next week. I will. I will.

It has been a busy week. I was up until 2:30 last night working on Big One's birthday cakes. I just kept thinking it was such an insane hour. Yet in my pre-baby days 2:30 am was no big deal. Isn't it funny how times change? I feel like I have a hang over this morning and the only thing I drank last night was Pepsi.

Gain this week: 1.5 pounds
Total Overall Loss: 6 pounds

I'm still down 6 pounds since I started HFH 5 weeks ago so I feel good about that. And I know why I gained this week which makes it easier to swallow. As soon as I'm finished I'm off to get a glass of ice water to start the day off right.

This week's question was where did we find inspiration. I have to admit I've spent most of the week only thinking of the mile long list of things that need to be done for Big One's birthday party tomorrow. Last night we took the kids to the Science Center as part of Big One's birthday celebration. I forced myself to push the party thoughts out of my head and enjoy the moment. I thought back to 3 years ago as we spent the very first day with Big One. The big leap into parenthood. I got a little emotional. In the Science Center. Amongst robots. And falling dominos. I watched Hubs playing with Big One as I sat back and nursed Little One. Hubs went from never holding a baby to being such a loving daddy to both of our kids. He is an inspiration.

Christie, our HFH hostess, is also an inspiration to me. Last week she had a gain. She stuck with it and this week she's down 4.8 pounds! Rather than giving up because she gained, she stayed the course and it paid off.

There are cakes to decorate and plenty of cleaning to be done so I'm going to tear myself away from the computer now. Hopefully I will have a very cool McQueen and Mater cake to show off very soon. Happy weekend to everyone!


Honey Mommy said...

Sounds like we both had a tough week. I basically slacked off this week... didn't exercise and ate whatever. So I gained too.

I guess I'm off for a glass of ice water too.

ciara said...

hey, we all have our moments. we are definitely going to fluctuate. no way around that. i fluctuate throughout the day and the week. i know you'll have that off next plus some :)

Julie said...

Sounds like you have been really busy! We can only do so much in life without collapsing. Sometimes we just can't diet & exercise all the time. Plus you have lost 6lbs since the beginning of this! That is great. I have been doing another weight loss blog since June & have lost a total of 6.5lbs. So in 5 weeks to have a total of 6lbs ... to me sounds awesome!

Christie O. said...

hey, that's ok! sometimes our focus has to change, you know, because of that little thing called "life." haha! you're doing great though, 6 pounds!! and thank you so much, that's so sweet of you! i find everyone here an inspiration to me -- i wouldn't have lost a single pound without the support of such a wonderful group.

Tameka said...

I'm looking at the 6lb loss!!! lol... Just focus on that & not the gain of 1! :-)

Laura said...

you know in spite of the bad week and the gain your post still inspires me with the positive tone. next week is bound to be better. good luck!