Archive for February, 2014

When you HIT that WALL

when you hit the wall

Okay, okay…. so I didn’t post last week I’m sure I could come up with some great excuse but I won’t even try.

The truth is, I hit “The Wall”.  Everyone probably knows exactly which “wall” I’m talking about.

The one that makes you feel like you have somehow failed, like you may never reach your goal weight.

It’s a terrible feeling and it truthfully made me want to give up.

The thing is, I know where my down fall was.

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Two days before Valentine’s Day me, my 4 year old, and my 10 year old each made our own special Valentine’s Day cake (we make some kind of baked goodie for every holiday, it’s our tradition).

The thing is I was the one who had to mix all the batters, and I don’t know a single person that loves cake batter more than me.

So, I ate my fair share of cake batter, AND frosting knowing that I had to weigh myself in 2 days.

When that Saturday rolled around I got up on that scale and was actually shocked that I hadn’t gained weight, but I hadn’t lost anything either.

I decided that I would recover this week and be back on track, no such luck.

I hopped back on the scale Saturday and STILL at the same weight.  I haven’t dropped anything in 2 weeks!!!!!

Now, having to live with Sgt. Nick Rians who is in amazing shape, makes me be even harder on myself.

So when he asked me why I didn’t write my last blog I was super embarrassed to give him my reason.

I sucked it up and was completely honest with why I skipped the last blog, he just stood there with a puzzled look on his face.

I immediately got really defensive and said “WHAT?!?!”  That’s when he put some perspective on the situation.

He says to me, “We’ll how much have you lost since Sammie was born?”  I told him 26lbs so far and I only have 8 more to go to reach my pre-pregnancy weight.

women, exercise, diet, goalsHe reminded me of how good I have done so far, and that I shouldn’t focus on hitting a wall but focus on how great I’ve done so far.

And with just that little bit of encouragement I felt 100% better and have a new goal… I’m giving myself 2 weeks to lose my last 8 lbs.

So if you have hit that wall, remind yourself of how good you have been doing and give yourself a pat on the back for all the hard work so far and DON’T give up!!!!

Mrs. Melissa Rians

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Getting close!!!!

Here I go again, another mental argument with myself about getting on the scale.

I’m standing in my birthday suit, on the cotton candy pink bathroom rug (ummm cotton candy) as my 5 month old daughter giggles delightfully in her bouncy chair.

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I briefly wonder if shes getting a kick out of what she did to my body.

Instantly I hear my 4 yr olds words in the back of my head,  “Mommy you still have a big tummy but its ok, you still look pretty”.

I take one deep breath then I step on that dreaded little scale.

I literally have my eyes closed, slowly I look down at my toes and Eureka…..I’m back in the 130’s!!!!

I hop up and down a few times, making my little lady giggle even louder, and I realize that I just let a scale determine my mood AGAIN!

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During this weight loss battle I’ve been determined not allow a scale to instantly swing my mood.

Needless to say, it hasn’t worked.

Why do I do this to myself?

What is the psychology behind it?

How can I change it?

The truth is I can’t change it, and I don’t really want to.

It’s what keeps me on track.

Being scared to step on that scale is what I think about when I want that cookie or ice cream.

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That and, I’m a little embarrassed to admit this but my wall paper on my phone is a picture of me in my bikini after my 2nd baby.

Now every time I look at my phone I am reminded what I am working so hard for.

And it’s been harder this time around.

Everyone around me likes to put their two cents in, “It’s harder this time because of your age” and “It’s harder this time because you don’t want it as bad” and the BEST one is “It’s different this time around because you are married and happy”.

I just politely smile and try to ignore the comments as I’m thinking to myself how I can’t wait until summertime so I can show off!

To sum this up… Woohoo I’m back in the 130’s!!!!!!

And a little fear of the scale just might help you to stay on track.

One last thing, strategically placed photos of what you want to look like helps a great deal :0)

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Mrs. Melissa Rians

Super Toilet Bowl Sunday

02/04/2014 1 comment


5 weeks into this baby weight burn off and I was concerned about Super Bowl Sunday.

I have been doing my weigh-ins on Saturday mornings which worked perfect for this weekend.

I am down only 1 pound this week which was a total bummer.

I just don’t get it sometimes,  I have been eating great, and exercising.

I do allow myself two cheat meals a week but still expect to lose more than a pound.

That was how I was feeling on Saturday….. then came Super Bowl Sunday.

I was so worried about pigging out too much and gaining back 3-4 pounds.


I was laying in bed right next to the amazing Sgt Nick Rians and little Sam and I felt it.

My stomach was upset and I had the worst headache ever.

Then in comes Suzy (the 4 yr old)  “mommy my tummy hurts”.

I suddenly realized that today was going to be a miserable day!

As we all know, when a man gets sick it’s like the world is coming to an end, but when a woman gets sick we still have to be mommy, wife, housekeeper, and cook.

After spending half the day in the bathroom myself, then the other half of the day getting vomited on by my 4yr old, I got to watch everyone else pig out on the food I prepared ( even though I was super sick) and I realized, “Wow I’m going to be down more than a pound after today!!!”

Profile of a young woman vomiting into a toilet bowl

Not the ideal way to lose weight, but it just shows you where my brain was.

So for all of you that blew your diet for the sake of a football game, it sure beats spending Super Bowl in the bathroom or getting thrown up on.

I hope the scale was good to you all yesterday.

Mrs. Melissa Rians

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