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Through the ups and downs of life, the scale, and emotions, we share our stories as a form of therapy for us, and as a way to help remove stigmas associated with trying to live up to social expectations of being perfect. We will not ever promise to be perfect, but we will promise to share candidly our journeys of learning how to be healthy in an unhealthy world, sugar coating not included.

 

Weigh In Week 32

Have you ever…. done a 60 mile walk and tried to track but by lunch on day one you were so focused on the mental gymnastics needed to keep walking that food became a fuel and whatever you could stomach sort of thing?

Have you ever… had to drink Gatorade for 3 days straight.  It is literally forced on you at pit stops every 3 miles – for good hydration reasons?

Have you ever… finished a physical event sore and elated and proceeded to justify all sorts of delicious foods.

Have you ever… had that spiral into a 2 day Eat-anything-you-want Fest?

Have you ever… had a birthday during that time too?

If you have then your weigh in might have gone like mine this week.  Boo.

+8.8 Pounds

-62.2 lbs on WW to date

oof.

I didn’t expect it to be good.  I am not a fool after all.  I know I ate crap and I know that I am probably still retaining water and salt from the weekend too.  I also know that no good choices happen at the chinese buffet and that Birthdays are not an excuse to give up on healthy eating.

I know it and I ignored what I know.

That is what you get.

I am….bummed.  I wanted to have a loss to go with my amazing walk this weekend, but I got lazy with it.  Perhaps I was lazy with food out of rebellion from the effort that the 3-day took on me.  Perhaps I was close to the edge already.

I will say some things in my favor however.  Life is not all about the scale after all.

  • I had an amazing experience at the 3-day and walked roughly 48 miles
  • The xray of my knee shows no concerns.  There isn’t enough swelling or pain right now to justify an MRI either.  So good news there.
  • I went to weigh in today and stayed for the meeting.
  • I tracked again today.

I will leave you with a favorite quotation of mine,  and one that I am living right now:

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Scenes from a 3-Day – Days 2 and 3

I will be giving you a full recap and some of the emotions and experiences from the last amazing 3 days, but first here are some pictures for you from the awesomeness.   Then for the rest of the day I will be recovering with a much needed day off on the couch!  So stay tuned and in the meantime enjoy lots of sweaty selfies!

Snack time at Pit Stop 2 on Day 2

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Jodi’s Couch pops up throughout the route from time to time

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My knee told me to take the rest of Day 2 off after lunch :(

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Knee care back at camp so that I could walk Day 3

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Lyssa, my Fitbloggin’ friend and Social Media guru for Susan G. Komen.  So glad she was here this weekend!

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Getting a ride on the sweep van to save my knee for the end of Day 3.  I was on the Boy Band Sweep Van

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I walked the whole second half on Day 3 and made it to the capital!

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Me and my teammates: Tiffany, Robin and Irene.  I could not have done it without them!  Go team Boobs, Sweat and Tears!

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And this is Cindy from Medical, who got my knee back into walking shape for me!

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My weekend step totals.  Not too bad!

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Scenes from the 3 Day – Day 1

Today was my first day of the 3 Day and I am still alive and smiling. I am off to bed now so here are some quick pictures of the walk so far from my phone.

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