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My scale snickered at me this morning... weigh in day is here.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Tis Friday and that means time to report what the scale said to me, I can't complain since it is in fact a loss for the week but man is it coming off slowly! Needing to get some more workouts into my days is apparent if I want faster results and that I do so it shall be done. I am doing everything right as far as my intake goes, I am eating within my calorie allotment, I am drinking my green tea and H2O, no coffee, no diet soda and lots of veggies there is something that I am not doing that I believe can make a difference.

Sleep, this is an important ingredient to losing weight, without sufficient sleep weight loss is harder and I am a night owl which means I am not in bed until midnight typically. When I was beginning my trip to the half back in 2008 I made sleep a priority and this time around I am neglecting that part of the formula so perhaps its the element that is slowing my progress and it will be corrected. Over all I am feeling so much better than I did a month ago because of the changes I have made in my intake so its now time to take it to the next level and get more walking into my days and get to bed at a more reasonable time.

This Aprilia RSV4 weighs in at 399.0 pounds like yours truly.

Back when I started this blog I posted images of things (mostly motorcycles) that weighed as much as me and in May 2010
I got down to a point where I had lost a scooter and weighed as much as a small cafe racer bike. January 2013 I am back up to sports bikes and it is what it is I still enjoy the visuals, they help me to gain a prospective on things in a way not to mention I made a deal with Wify back then that when I hit my goal weight of 267 pounds that I would buy myself a motorcycle so its fitting that I use bikes to compare. I am thinking about changing my official "weigh in day" for tha blog to Saturday for no other reason than I weighed in on a Saturday for the restart but we shall see with that one, I may just stick with Fridays.

Last Friday I weighed 400.4 pounds and this morning the scale said 399.0 which if you are as good as a 2nd grader with math is a 1.4 pound loss for the week, I should be ecstatic because a loss is a loss right? but I am not, the work I am putting in feels like it should be coming off faster but hey I'll take it either way. I think what the snail like pace the weight is deciding to take is doing to me is pushing me to work a bit harder so that is whats going to happen. More walks, more trainer rides and though I don't mind riding in the cold its 19 degrees here currently and that's just not going to happen as I lack the proper wind blocking clothing for a bike ride in that kind of cold.

I am glad to see a sub 400 pound number but until its closer to 390 I am not counting on it staying away but as stated, this week is going to be an ass busting kind of week so we shall see what happens come next Friday. I am also thinking about talking to my Doc as since my gallbladder surgery back a few years ago it seems 3 ties as hard to get weight to drop and I have a feeling there is a link there, if anyone reading this has any insight to that I would be all ears so don't be shy and drop a comment or email my way.

That's all I got for today, so stay on track, eat well and get out and move dammit!

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  • PSMITH3841
    Don't get discouraged, slow and steady, stay the will come off! Just remember, after you reach your goal weight, how much harder it was to take it off this time .....especially when you're tempted to over indulge or skip exercise! You can do this! You're 1.4 down, you're on your way to 267! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1520 days ago
    Slow & Steady know
    Plus it is healthier...
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    1522 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/20/2013 3:36:38 PM
    A loss is a loss but I feel your pain. I'm trying to figure out how to lose weight post-gallbladder removal too. If the scale keeps moving this slowly I'll be visiting a dietician. I promised to give it a sous month first though. Sometimes weight drips in spurts.
    1523 days ago
  • BILL60
    A loss is a loss, is a loss, is a loss. Take it and run with it.
    1524 days ago
    Welcome back (?) to threederland? Doesn't abound right somehow. Let us all know if you get those ZZ's. Speaking of which, g'nite.
    1524 days ago
    I hate it when my scale sniggers at me!

    I agree that sleep is a priority. Let me know if you can fit it in. I get up at 4:00 so I can make it to the gym before work. Sleep is a luxury!
    1524 days ago
    A pound and a quarter lost this week i*is*something you can snicker at the scale for, not the other way 'round, BOTZZZ : )

    More walking and more sleep? Two excellent strategies for hurrying your loss along. You can do this, no problem.
    1524 days ago
    My guess i that your body is holding on to some water and you will get a "whoosh" soon. In any event a loss is a loss. A slow loss isn't always the end of the world as you are establishing healthy eating and fitness habits that are for a LIFETIME.

    1524 days ago
    Sleep is a crazy big factor in so many things and is easy to count out of the equation.

    Happy Weekend!
    (BTW, you got me back on green tea, too. Thanks a bunch!!)
    1524 days ago
    I'm falling short on my sleep too and it's my own fault, I like playing on the computer too long
    1524 days ago
    Go kick a$$!!!
    1525 days ago
  • PURPLE180
    You are making emoticon progress. emoticon emoticon
    1525 days ago
    Slow is not necessarily a bad thing. It has taken me a YEAR to lose 30 lbs. I have had some very long plateaus. I watch my scale go up and down within about a 4lb range and I've learned not to become discouraged with the 'up" numbers. I'm still finding my to figuring out what works for me. How I can eat comfortably, without depriving myself of things I love, and still see an overall downward trend.
    You can do this. Take a deep breath and live life while you attempt to lose wt. The trip is worth it!
    1525 days ago
    1525 days ago
    Cheers to the big THREE!

    Onward & DOWNward! :-)

    1525 days ago
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