Let me start out by being completely honest: I have had a horrible, horrible diet week. I mean, embarrassing. So bad that I weighed my options (har har) and decided I could not weighing and saying I was “too busy with Christmas stuff to post”…but I just couldn’t. Even though I’ve done bad, I want to keep going. Even if I gained I wanted accountability or else I might fall off the wagon completely.

Then this morning happened. I woke up preparing to head to my parents for the Christmas visit and weighed first. I was SHOCKED at the results. I have NO IDEA how this happened but…

Week 16:
Start (9/1/09): 234.8 

Week 1 (9/8/09): 226 (-8.8)
Week 2 (9/15/09): 225.3 (-0.7)
Week 3 (9/22/09): 222.4 (-2.9)
Week 4 (9/29/09): 221.1 (-1.3)
Week 5 (10/6/09): 219.1 (-2)
Week 6 (10/13/09): 219.1 (No Loss)
Week 7 (10/20/09): 216.7 (-2.4)
Week 8 (10/27/09): 215.6 (-1.1)
Week 9 (11/3/09): 216.1 (+0.5)–Birthday week!!
Week 10 (11/10/09): 214.1 (-2.0)
Week 11 (11/19/09) 212.7 (-1.4)
Week 12 (11/26/09) 207.9 (-4.8!!!!!)
Week 13 (12/3/09) 209.2  (+1.3)–ugh.
Week 14 (12/10/09) 207.5 (-1.7)
Week 15 (12/17/09) 208.8 (+1.3)
Week 16 (12/24/09) 205.3 (-3.5)

Total Loss: 29.5  pounds in sixteen weeks

I have NO IDEA how this happened. My water intake was less. I didn’t exercise AT ALL. And I ate so so bad. Eating out like 4 days of the week. I baked cookies and ate a lot of them. Had two work parties. The ONLY thing I didn’t do was drink. I avoided alcohol all week.  I want everyone to know that I’m not bragging, I’m just shocked. My question wasn’t, “would I gain?” it was “HOW MUCH would I gain?”  I was scared to post the results then I saw this number, on a week when I behaved terribly.  Shrug. I’ll definitely take it, but I dunno…something’s fishy!

My only theory is that my bad behaviors for the week haven’t had time to register in my body yet. So next week’s results might be super bad. Unless my body needed an impact of higher calories to boost something…I dunno. I’ve read stuff that when folks eat a lot after months of dieting they have a big loss.  Yeeeah, that’d be great, but I’m still going with my theory that next week I’ll pay for all this perkiness!

So yeah, there ya have it…4 months of the journey gone! I’m so happy with this result, even if it does make me raise an eyebrow. Before I close, I want to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!  I hope you and your families have a wonderful holiday season. I’m so thankful for all of you that inspire me with your comments and your own posts. It’s so great not to be in this alone.

HO HO HO!!!! 🙂