The Numbers On the Scale
Monday, January 11, 2010
Even with the holidays, a sinus infection and the night-time eating temptations of my husband, I have managed to lose some amount of weight each week. Each Saturday morning, I am so excited to get on the scale to see what the numbers will say. I know that when I hit a plateau I may not be as happy, but I'll cross that bridge when I get there. There are professionals out there who say that a scale can only tell you so much. It does not measure body fat percentage, etc., etc., but when I see the numbers decrease significantly, it helps push me forward. I continue to eat right, go for walks, and stay away from mindless eating. Those numbers encourage me. At my heaviest, going in to labor with my son, I weighed a whopping 205 lbs. That is a number I hope I NEVER see again, pregnant or not. After delivery I weighed 186 lbs, the most I have ever weighed without being pregnant. My BMI has been above 30 for I don't know how long and now, at 162 lbs, my BMI is at 29.7. I am no longer obese! I have managed to lose 11 lbs with Sparkpeople and this journey so far has been amazing.
This school semester is going to extremely difficult. I will be taking six classes, going to school four days a week (for college, that's a lot) and working a part-time job. In February I will begin rehearsals to be in the opera chorus for a professional opera, I am the maid of honor in a wedding that will take place in August. Not to mention, I am a wife (marriage takes time and work too you know), a mother, I go to church, and I am a volunteer firefighter. So with this really hectic schedule, I hope and pray that I will stay on track and still see the weight come down. I have to make time to exercise, to eat right as well as fit everything else into my day. So here's to staying on track and being disciplined with my time.