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Broken scale say WHAT???

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I've recently had that dreaded moment. You know, the one where you step on the scale, look down, quickly jump off, say a small prayer the number isn't right, and jump back on only to find, well, dang, the scale really must be broken.... Yeah. That moment.

So here's my confession, one that a truly lady probably would never make, but here's for honesty over modesty: I've gained 20 pounds. Twenty. The weight of a two-year-old child. Or a stack of wood. Or a small hippo.

Okay, so maybe not a real hippo. But it feels like a hippo is attached to my waistline, which no longer fits in my perfectly sized 6 or 8 pants and is barely squeezing into my 10s. Oh, and my jeans, every pair that I can manage to force my big ole belly into looks like a pair of mom jeans. Beautiful. Fashionable. Disguisting.

I know the cause of all this growth in fat cells: my eating habits and my decline in exercise. Over the past year, I've indulged in all my weaknesses: fast food, Dr. Pepper, and super-cheesy pizza. Meanwhile, I've gone from running 20-something miles a week to less than 15. Not a good combo.

Even though it may be cheesy and the same as, oh I don't know, half the American population, I vowed that for my New Years Resolution I would get back in shape. Yeah, I've turned into one of those extra people at the gym in January... although I'm a little different because I was there in August and September, too. I just took the fall off. And boy did it cost me.

I've also turned back to my old friend SparkPeople, the best website ever. I love cooking, and Spark has helped me to find my way back to the kitchen. I know that diet is 80 percent of weight gain/loss, so even though I'm uping my workout, counting my calories is really helping me.

Typically, standing on the scale and seeing the numbers I do every morning would send me into a crying puddle on the floor. However, I'm not having that reaction right now. I think it's because I know I'm taking the right steps, headed in the right direction. I know what works, and I'm doing that. I know that there's a light at the end of the tunnel, and I'm headed towards it.

Or maybe it's because somewhere in my heart I really do believe that scale is broke.

Either way, I'm not going to let this stop me. I have bigger races to run.
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ONENEL 1/20/2012 7:06AM

    Spark people are glad that you are back

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RUSSIANMERMAID 1/19/2012 3:08PM

    Yea when I stepped on the scale recently I thought it was broken too. I even went to a store to buy a new one and they told me they sold out. Guess everyone had the same idea.

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ANOTHERMOMOF2 1/19/2012 10:10AM

    It is amazing how fast it comes back on. You can get it back off!

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BRGREER 1/19/2012 9:36AM

    Welcome back to the spark wagon! I did the same thing. I strayed for a few months and the next time I weighed (about a month ago), I was UP 13 lbs. Since then, I have changed my diet significantly and am now 16 lbs down from where I began. You can do it!!

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KATRINAKRAUT 1/18/2012 11:33PM

    You are not alone. Spark on!

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