Monday, April 21, 2014

Shedding My Pirate Booty Week Thirty-Four

As I am writing this weekly post for the 34th time, I realize it has become more than just a scale update. So there may be these PSAs of sorts and I hope to add in some deeper reflections. I cannot even begin to explain all the realities of changing to a healthy lifestyle in one post.

This is one of those week's where I look at the numbers and I think, man I sucked. It didn't really occur to me while it was happening, it was just the perfect storm of scheduling, chocolate, and life all getting in my way. And it did suck, but it's over. Time to do what I know works.

This is pretty much how my Easter went.
I actually had no Cadbury's (because no one gave me any) but I devoured a bunny and far too much chocolate. I think this is probably exactly how I looked when I did it.
Okay, that "get back up on the horse" sentiment being said, I am much more reflective and positive on my weight loss here on the blog than in my own head sometimes. However, I want to be real too. So here is the truth.

There are SO MANY people trying to lose weight, eat right, exercise, you name it and it's HARD. Sometimes the world makes it look easy. Celebrities slim down in ridiculous amounts of time, TV contestants literally become unrecognizable, and that lady in the commercial or magazine lost 30 pounds in 3 weeks, sure. That is all crap.

Sure, some of those people really did lose weight, but it probably wasn't easy for them either. In many (most) cases it was literally their full-time job to drop weight, and they were also paid to do so by a company or TV network. That's not what I'm doing here. This is all me, my choices, my sweat, my actual results. I will always be honest about it because it's important. I don't want to be negative, I want to he honest.

Yeah, so this week wasn't so great for Shedding My Pirate Booty. See how I'm keeping it real.

Week Thirty-Four Results: 

Calories Burned Exercising: 2643
Net Calories Consumed: 10,808/10,080
Weight Lost:  -0 lbs,  -54 lbs total
Current Weight:  174 lbs

I stayed the same. That's a relief, but not the direction I need. If you look at the chart above, you can see where my struggles were. Tuesday we spent the day at the car dealer and I had a date with wonderful beer The Captain. I was starving by dinner time because I didn't have enough snacks with me at the dealer. Thursday and Saturday I wasn't able to get my run in because I went blonde and had to resign car paperwork. Sunday was Easter and I knew it would be a challenging day. I jumped around from family gatherings with little for me to eat. That left me ravenous at the end of the day when I was surrounded by so much chocolate. 

Mmmm. Tasters from Urge Gastropub.
Absolutely love Urge Gastropub. These were NOT all mine. 
In the end, it was just a week and I only regret the chocolate indulgence and missing a workout. However, it must be noted that I had a serious kick ass day at the gym on Wednesday. I hit a new best mile record and ran 4.62 miles. So, take that Easter bunny in my belly!

What is your honest reality in weight loss and being healthy?

Who caught my sneaky (but relevant) links to One Direction? I should add that I may have spend the better part of Friday morning replaying their new video to help break the most views in 24 hours record. So, that may have resulted in less activity. (3 total links, by the way)


  1. Congrats on the kick ass run. As for the rest, ahh, it happens, move on and rock it this week :)

  2. What Pam said. :-)

  3. Easter candy is the best candy there is. It's hard to stay away.

  4. It's scientifically* proven that it goes 1-Reese's Eggs, 2-Reese's Tree, 3- the inferior Reese's Hearts

    *all science based on my tastebuds and years of personal "research"


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