Wednesday, October 12, 2011


It's Shrinkvivor check in day. This is getting discouraging. I've logged more minutes (315 usable minutes), was not able to log a lot of what I did this week because they weren't "exercise" minutes (dancing for almost 2 hours at a concert, 2 hours of yardwork, walking for 4 hours at the Texas State Fair...). It's been TOM, but I've been eating fairly well, eating a lot more fruits and veggies, eating less meat, trying to get more sleep. What do I get? Up 1 pound. Jeesh. I've started doing weights again, so maybe it's muscle, but it still is discouraging when you get on the scale. I can only hope that my tribemates are feeling benevolent towards me and I don't end up on the Exile tribe.


  1. For starters I realize this is much easier said than done BUT try, try, try to not be discouraged. Life is hard. This journey is hard. And truthfully the # on the scale does NOT define you and it isn't always an accurate reflection of the week you've had.

    Yes, it sucks that you couldn't count those minutes and I get that you don't want to go to Exile Island but wherever you end up at the end of this particular challenge isn't going to determine your personal success.

    Let's look at what you DID do well:
    - 315 minutes
    - oodles of activity even if it didn't count towards your Shrinkvivor total
    - MORE fruits and veggies
    - MORE sleep
    - LESS food in general

    Adding weights will add bulk and muscle weighs more than fat. I'm sure you know this.

    And now that I've written a blog post myself I just want to encourage you not to be discouraged, not to give up and to continue to do the things that you are obviously doing so well. :)

  2. had to lol @ roo's comment as long as you're post, but she's right.

    TOM is a bitch for weight gain. always. its not real weight, most of the time its all water and will be gone next week. it does make it frustrating for the challenge tho, since it means you might get sent to exile island. :-/

    just keep working at it! challenge or no, keep working through the frustration and you will see change.

  3. I'll second what Brook and Roo said. I'm struggling through this challenge too but we can do it. It's all about the attitude!

  4. I'm in your shoes exactly. 1 week until TOM for me and I've already gained water weight. Bleh.

  5. Regardless of what happens YOU can lose's hard but it will happen (at least that's what I keep telling myself!) Just keep doing the good things and your body WILL respond!