Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Weigh-in Tuesday with a clean kitchen

Remember last week's weigh-in?  When I was honest about having a rough go, and weighing in 3 pounds heavier?

Well, for the last week, I may have been super busy (and not always on my regular blog schedule)... but I've also been working super hard on taking care of myself.  I've eaten carefully, and tracked my food every day.  And I exercised a LOT.

  • 60 minutes on Wednesday at the YMCA pool
  • 90 minutes at Slimmons on Thursday
  • 8 hours walking around (and standing in line) at Disneyland on Friday
  • 90 minutes at Slimmons on Saturday
  • nothing aside from walking a the Farmer's Market on Sunday
  • 60 minutes on Monday at the YMCA pool
  • and it'll be another 90 minutes at Slimmons tonight

I felt emotional from time to time, but I didn't eat emotionally.

And as a result... when I weighed in this morning, I was 4.5 pounds down.  The scale said...


Seriously. I have a digital scale with tenths and it was exactly 300.0.  I even tried to pee more to see if it would go below, but alas, it did not.

Alas? What is "alas" about it? I'm at my lowest weight in years!  I am very close to saying goodbye to 300 forever.

I learned one thing this week that I'm surprised I didn't realize before... one weird thing that, when it's in place, always spurs me on:

Being healthy is easier when your kitchen is clean.

Last week, during the days I was struggling the most, my kitchen was a mess.  Piles of dishes, sloppy floor, unorganized fridge... the last place I wanted to be was the kitchen.  And Wednesday morning, after I cleaned it, the balanced eating was suddenly so much easier.  So I'm making a concerted effort to keep the kitchen clean, so there's nothing - no mess, no leftovers, no nothing - to make me want to hide from the kitchen.  I do best when I'm making all my meals, and now I know that I can't just stop there!

All right.  I'm off to keep kicking ass, so that hopefully next week I can finally say I weigh less than 300 pounds.  And you? No matter where you are, and no matter how we know each other or how close we are... I hope you'll keep taking care of you.  You deserve it.


  1. so awesome, its a big milestone! And I totally agree with you on the clean and organized making things easier!

  2. I have HUGE smile on my face!!! SOOOO proud of you! Keep kicking ass Heidi!

    I also agree with you on the cleanliness thing - I couldn't study today until I cleaned my apartment... I totally get it :)

  3. Babe, I couldn't agree with you more. When my house is a mess I feel like Atreyu in the Swamps of Sadness. Trudging through cleaning up is a bummer at first but halfway though I realize how awesome I'll feel when it's done. For some reason it's a tough lesson to keep in my head...

  4. Yes, as much as I hate to admit it, clean does help me keep myself focused. Especially now that I have only the cat to blame for the messes and she just looks back at me as if to say " What did I do?" Congrats for taking care of yourself. I can't wait to see you!!

  5. Maybe I'll go watch 300 to celebrate - - and then gladly never watch that dumb movie again, in sympatico with you saying goodbye to 300 forever!

  6. Go Heidi, Go Heidi,Go Heidi!!!!!
    Congrats! Keep up the awesome work - you are an inspiration!

    I so agree with you 'bout the clean kitchen. In fact, my kitchen is a mess right now and I don't even want to go in it. And I have to unload the dishwasher.

  7. Woot, woot! You'll definitely be under 300 next week.

    I couldn't agree more about being organized (esp. in the kitchen) and staying on plan with my diet. It makes a HUGE difference. Glad to hear you're taking care of YOU so well.

  8. Awesome job! You are sooo going to be in twoville next week :)

    I miss working out with you all. I hope to get back to normal schedule next week or so. In the mean time, I am gaining like crazy. EEK!

  9. Hitting those 0 numbers is a great feeling! Good for you!

    I agree with Jen, a messy house/kitchen is messy spirit. I read somewhere (years ago, no idea where now) that a messy bed equals a messy head.

    A messy bedroom messes with your headspace, making it messy.

  10. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! I love your positive attitude!

  11. Well done Heidi! I love your blog, it's helping me so much x
    Jenny O