Weight a Minute! Circles, Triangles, and Puzzle Pieces

Current Weight: 260.2

That’s not the worst of weights, and it’s not the best of weights. You’ll recall my gleeful ramblings about protein when last we met – well, I made a tactical error and ran out before pay day. So I was more than half a week without a protein supplement, and we’ve already established that I’m not a big protein partaker-of, and so I lost some of the benefits right there. When I went grocery shopping the other day, I stocked up, so hopefully that won’t happen again.

I’m at a point right now where I feel like I’m running around in circles. I know what I’m supposed to be doing, but it’s been difficult for me to make sure that all the puzzle pieces are in place every single day. At least I know what they are, which is more than I knew a few months ago. They are:

Take my thyroid supplement without fail.

Drink lots of water.

Eat lots and lots of protein.


Eat very little bread, pasta, or other refined things.

Increase my fruits and vegetables.

When I take care to do these things, the weight goes down. But it does take a lot of concentration, and with four small children, concentration isn’t really my strong point.

I am seeing some changes in myself, even with the off-again, on-again efforts I’ve been making. When I look at myself in the mirror, I see some definite thinning out in my torso down to the tops of my hips. My thighs are looking thinner, too. But then when I turn to the side, my tushy pooks out in a strange triangular shape. How very odd is that?

My goals for the week: Stop running around in circles; instead, stay on the path and march straight forward. Keep the puzzle pieces in place. And do something about this triangle-shaped appendage on my backside. I’ll be looking into various exercises for that.

Tristi Pinkston is a full-time blogger for Movies and Media Reviews. You can see what she has to say about family-friendly entertainment by clicking here.

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