Friday, April 17, 2009
So I was so nervous and excited to weigh this AM. A little scared, but for the most part confident. Imagine my surprise and dismay, when I stepped on it, it read 273. 2 pounds up from last week. I was horrified! I was hoping to lose at least 2 lbs, if not more, and lo and behold, I gained 2!!!!! lol I'm okay with it now, but this AM, I just didnt know what to think! I went back and forth between talking myself up, and talking myself down. Should I turn to my food, and binge? Should I stick to my new habits, and take it out in exercise? Should I just scream? Can I blame it on something, someone else?? :) When I made Tobe's cinnamon toast, I took 2 bites of it, before I gave it to him. When he was leaving, I planned my binge. I was going to drown in some nice hot buttered toast. When I kissed him goodbye, I realized I didn[t want it, or even need it. I put the butter away, and got on my gazelle. While I was working out, I mulled over my situation. I finally decided that I am going to eat strictly today, and give myself another weigh in tomorrow. If it is still the same weight, I will change my ticker. Gosh, I sure hope it goes down tomorrow!! All I have to say is that if it doesn;t, it is not due to a lack of effort!! Kudos on my part. I cried a few tears, out of frustration. I had a few minutes of free time, and I got out an old food diary, one I used after my 2nd child was born. I read through it for a little encouragement, and sure enough I found it. ( I used this food diary, everyday, to lose 50 lbs, like 5 years ago) Lo and behold, I was reading the 1rst week. I had been eating great, exercising most days, and my first week weigh in, I lost.... nothing. Did I fret, and storm? Nope, I took my measurements, saw that I had lost 1 1/2 inches, and was thrilled to go on. I even wrote, " the scale didn't phase me a bit. I know I am losing, and I am on the right track, so we'll see what happens next week" Where did that attitude go??? lol It really made me think, y'know? I have still lost ( even with the gain) 7 lbs in 3 weeks. My clothes are fitting better, my double chin is getting smaller ( No I don;t have an obvious double chin, but I feel it when I look down.) I can even feel a difference in my hans and wrists! 2 people have commented that I look thinner, and I am going to throw it all back, for a stupid number on the scale??? Duh. Alright, I am starting to feel better. I think I always gain some weight, right about now. I am due to ovulate, too. But just to make sure, I am going to look back on other blogs that I have written, when this same thing has happened, and see if they are around the same time of the month. Ultimately, I KNOW that I am losing. I don;t know why I put so much faith in the scale.