Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Healthy You Challenge Week 24

Well out of curiousity I thought, I am still swollen but I wonder if I made it to my goal (tomorrow is my birthday). After all, how much could some swelling be? Um..apparently 10 pounds!! Not at all the weigh in I wanted before my birthday.

I am just choosing to ignore that because I know I have stuck to plan and that its impossible for me to have gained 10 true pounds. So Im just sticking with my last weigh in weight (160.8). After all, that is pretty damn close to my goal. I will be happy with that. And it just goes to show, swelling DOES make a big difference.

Something else that probably plays into account is that I have only gotten in 1 day of exercise. I was so sore the other days that I did not chose to exercise. Not the best plan and I actually hate that I felt that way, but the thought of moving my body in any way was more than I could take. I can barely lift my arms above my head to brush my hair!

I also wanted to comment about my last post. I appreciate all comments, however if you dont like something I write, thats fine, but dont assume I am a bad person. The fact is, I was fat and I made myself that way. So you see, I once was one of those people walking around scarfing down fried food without a care in the world. If anyone is to be offended, it would be me. I dont think Im better than those people now that Ive lost the weight. All I was commenting on is that it is no longer worth it to me and I really dont see why people do not think about what they put into their bodies. So be proud if you disagree with me, you dont have to hide behind an anonymous name. You really dont know me at all or what I have been through, and I have to say, I think I have been a supporter of all people in stages of weight loss, through their successes and their failures. If we cannot even be honest on our own blogs, where can we be? Dont try to make me feel ashamed for what I believe and choose to write on my own blog.


Manuela said...

Ouch! That's not for the sunburn but for the comment I just read by the anonymous writer.

I feel that you should be able to blog about what you're feeling, whether it hurts someone's feelings or not. At least you've got your name to your comments and I've never felt or read anything but a very positive attitude from your posts.

Ah, the truth will set you free but sometimes it also hurts! Congrats right back at you for getting to your goal (close enough for me ;)

ashley said...

Definitely ignore that number! Tomorrow is your birthday? HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HEATHER! (Just wanted to make sure you heard that!)

Cammy said...

Sorry about the gain. Could anyone even eat 35,000 calories in a week? LOL

Oh well, you should see it fall away for next week's weigh-in.

Happy birthday!

irunbehind said...

Happy Birthday-- forget the weigh in!

And forget that feedback on your last post.

I totally read in that the growth that has taken place for you to get to the place where you CAN see a problem with those types of habits. And writing honestly about it will help you be more aware and prevent relapsing in the future AND helps remind us all that read it as well. Thanks for sharing your experience!

Poonie said...


I didn't get a chance to comment on the last post so I got caught up today. Just keep being honest, no matter what anyone else thinks.

Congrats on getting to your goal (Yes, it counts, you had the number!), hope the sunburn is healing, and have a great birthday.

lifeshouldbestereo said...

I would also stick to your last weigh in. You've done really well and are certainly entitled to your opinions when it comes to weight loss!
Well done :)

Shanna said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a wonderful day, you deserve it!

Laura N said...

Heather, don't worry about the 10 pounds (it's definitely the swelling) or the anon poster. I'm sorry someone felt the need to rake you over the coals. That was not called for. I've felt the same way about people as you described yesterday, and I didn't think you sounded judgmental--just telling it like it is. There is NOTHING healthy about a man who refuses to walk up 3 stairs. Why would anon think that is pride worthy? Give me a break.

On a different note, I tagged you for a meme. See my blog for details. =)

Grumpy Chair said...

Last summer, I went swimming in the pool for the first time in 11 years. I was having so much fun, I failed to reapply sunscreen.

Couldn't wear a bra for three days afterwards. I wore those soft towel, strapless cover-ups.

Try putting aloe vera gel into the refrigerator - oh so good when you apply it on your skin.

Crystal said...

Defintely ignore that weigh in with the swelling. After all, that's a lot of extra water weight that isn't a reflection of your true efforts. You've done a great job!

Sorry to hear someone had to be so rude. You have a right to express yourself the way you want and, if someone doesn't like it, they should have the decency to comment without hiding behind an anonymous name. You keep expressing yourself girl!

MB said...


I hope your sunburn is feeling better and you are slathering on the moisturizer to keep from peeling.

I think it is great that you look at people eating fattening unhealthy foods and are disgusted by it. It just shows that you have learned how to take care of your body and know that you won't go back to those old bad habits.

Scale Junkie said...

I just want to say that Heather is one of the most supportive people I know to people of all shapes and sizes. She has done a PHENOMENAL job of losing weight and is a role model for dedication and commitment. Think about that before you start to pass judgment.

Heather, don't worry about that number on the scale unless you had a 35,000 calorie binge you forgot about, its just your body healing from the sun exposure.

you know I don't usually shout but ...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Ashley shouted it, I thought I'd shout it too :-)

Mama Bear June said...

I'm late checking in with everyone this week. Soooo sorry to hear about the sunburn. Sending hugs and prayers for quick healing.

I know what a supportive and sweet person you are. Guess Mr/Ms anonymous likes to just bust people's chops without the courage to post his/her identity. Sounds like you hit a nerve. Your observations were just that, observations. And honest ones.

You'll have those extra swelling pounds gone in no time.
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