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Head games...

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Head games, it's you and me baby
Head games, and I can't take it anymore
Head games, I don't wanna play the...
Head games

Yeah, so I have Foreigner in my head this morning.

I'm psyching myself out again. I've been on this plateau for so long (okay, it's not a plateau, it's maintenance, be honest with yourself, Heather!) that an actual loss doesn't feel real.

So I lost a pound last week, and recorded it on my official weigh in day. 190.6

Well, only four days later, I'm reading 187.

Wait... what?

Okay, I know all the mantras... fluid loss, takes time, don't weigh every day, yadda yadda. I'm not the sort to be married to the scale, but I've had a hard time with sodium lately, so I'm using the scale as sort of a sodium reaction meter.

I've been very inactive; I've been to the gym once, and I have thrown in a little weight lifting here and there with my husband at home, we're talking less than 10 minutes, with some squats and bicep curls just to keep moving.

I'm going to assume this is a fluid loss, since I've been maintaining for months so it's a little like starting out anew.

I still d on't trust it, though. I don't want to record it, and then have to change it when I hit another spike.

So I'll continue to monitor this, and if it averages out all week... I'll count it.

But man, I hate these head games. ;)

I will report that my anniversary dinner went well last night. I chose a 9 oz filet mignon (OMG GOOD), broccoli, a smidge of pasta, and a side of oysters. I stayed under my calorie range! Even with snacks, I didn't go over. Well, not my much. Usually I OD on special occasions, with gleeful abandon.

Now, my real weight loss happened in my wallet. Maybe that 3 lb loss is actually the loss of a $100 meal from my pocket. ;) Ah well, it was worth it.
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    Happy Anniversary. It's good to enjoy a good meal to celebrate these occations. But now it's time to take care of your health and fitness. It's tough and I don't know anyone that just loves doing it. But if we want it bad enough, we will take charge and DO IT. Keep the faith.
    1879 days ago
  • BILL60
    When I see a weight loss, I count it. I don't care if it's fluid loss or whatever, I count it. So, if it's good take it and run with it. Good luck!!
    1882 days ago
  • BERTA6978
    YAY - YOU! emoticon emoticon I'm not nearly as knowledgeable as you regarding this stuff, but my guess would be that since you didn't work out that strenuously, your muscles are releasing the fluid. For me, the day after my rest days, I've lost a pound or so. When I start back up, I regain it. I count it as a loss anyway and consider it representative of a more accurate weight when I'm not retaining fluid from exercising. I know that one's initial weight loss is probably fluid, but you've been at this for awhile. (IMHO)

    You have made awesome progress!
    1882 days ago
    emoticon and well done with your maintenance!
    You are making all the right choices and your scale seems to appreciate it!
    1882 days ago
  • _MOBII_
    Happy belated anniversary and happy 3 pound weight loss, temporary or not, its still nice to see!
    1882 days ago
    Happy anniversary, and great job on enjoying a fantabulous meal without going over (by much *wink*)

    I'm sure it was nice to see that 187-- who knows, it may be spot on. Normally, I only weigh in once a month as that's the only way I can see real progress consistently-- too many factors affect weigh ins day to day and week to week... right now I'm in a challenge that enforces a weekly weigh in-- which has resulted in a 10 pound loss over two weeks-- which is pretty impossible, honestly, but I have to think numbers are numbers and keep going.... the numbers I'm counting, for me: month to month. The weekly weigh ins I treat more as an interesting factoid, so that I don't feel crazy bad when I show any drastic changes....

    Keep us updated, though-- 190 to 187 isn't that unrealistic... it could be the real deal!
    1882 days ago
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