Getting in Shape: End of Week 7

Hey. Today has been a comedy of errors. I slid my car off the road (go, Iowa winter!). No one or no thing was damaged. Then I had to tell my boss I was filing a grievance at work (more like a clerical error, but still, it must be done.) And then, you know how Bryon gets sick like once every 500 years? Well, today’s that day! So, tonight I’ve been working like two people. I loves me some snow scooping!

Have I mentioned that I never want to go back to being single? Because never mind the loneliness. The workload alone just sucks!

On to another topic. How did this week’s dieting go?

Better in most ways. More exercise. Less food. Still came in behind about 11 points.

How’s about those stats?

Beginning Wii Weight: 223.8 (My heaviest ever after this summer.)
Wii Weight on 12-10-13: 213.8
Total: 10 pounds LOST

Notes: My lowest was 312.3 on the weekend, which is mostly because I get up late, and that affects the weigh in. Still, with a bit of luck…I did indulge in Zoey’s pizza last week, the best pizza in town. I had 3 slices, which might account for that 11 points over.

Weight Watchers on Initial Weigh In: 224
Weight Watchers on 12-10-13: 216.4
Total: 7.6 pounds LOST

Notes: Again as far as Weight Watchers is concerned, the movement has been steadily down.


So…we’re into the Christmas season and we’re into the cold season, and these are my main challenges for the foreseeable future. Last night, dutifully, I recorded this comfort food Japanese surprise binge. Mmmm…Oyakodon, but who knew that it was *that* high cal? I do…now.

And I gave in to the Puppy Chow that’s been calling my name from the campus coffee shop for three days. I was actually surprised at how good a deal it was…about 4 points for 2/3 a cup. There’s chocolate, and there’s peanut butter and sugar, but apparently, those babies are still mostly Chex.

I still have about 20 points left in my pool. That’s not bad, but I clearly need to slow down on the indulgences. I still have five more days this week before the next meetings, and for one of those days, I’m off to a really tasty Italian place.

There will be no Weight Watchers meetings when the college is closed. These reports will continue during that time, although there will only be Wii weight. If I can stay steady over Christmas, that will be a win, but I am going to try to actually continue to lose and exercise. These are the habits I need.


It does help with your exercise when you’re pretending to be single, though. I’ll give it that.

See you guys maybe Friday. Tomorrow I gotta place a few students, check A LOT of exams, and figure some grades.

Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

One thought on “Getting in Shape: End of Week 7”

  1. Sounds like things are going well. Take care of yourself over the holidays!

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