I WEIGH LESS THAN HUBBY - I WEIGH LESS THAN HUBBY!
Sunday, February 17, 2013
...and long time low weight!
I'm celebrating a tad early because this isn't an official Thursday weigh in. I don't weigh every day, but lately noticed a positive downward trend during my fully-clothed random scale-checks. Today I finally remembered to hop on first thing in the AM and....
I snapped the picture and promptly made hubby check his weight.
Hubby: 170.0 (he is up 1 lb)
Even though this is not an official tracked weight, this means hubby gets to pick me up.
Some of you may remember that I posted that hubby and I have a long standing joke that he wasn't allowed to pick me up until I weigh less than him. Joke was made when I never expected to weigh less than him. About two weeks ago I hit 171 and I was getting close to hubby's weight (He was 169.0 then).
This is an especially happy one-footed dance for me, because I've been making a major effort to keep my calories lower than normal during my foot-healing phase. Until a few weeks ago, I haven't made real efforts to lose or get my calories under control and it feels great to get such a positive sign that things may be working.
I started transitioning my calorie range downward before surgery to make a sedentary range a little less painful. My prepping, planning and pre-tracking along with my resolve to maintain/get in the 160s has helped but it hasn't been easy.
I wasn't sure what to expect (and it's not over yet with 5ish weeks to go) and I wasn't entirely confident that I was in the right range. I wasn't sure how the various meds would complicate the situation. - The pain meds used the first few days made me feel a real hunger-feeling compared to cravings, but I knew it was a trick.
Adding to the uncertainty, I haven't made much weight loss progress in several month because of my lack of *real focus* (along with some complacency). My focus has been on fitness and living and I'm absolutely fine with that, but it feels great to get such a positive sign that things are working/I may be able to make it work.
And while I celebrate, I'm also very aware that my weight could pop up a bit once I return to normal activity and exercise. But that won't bother me because I know I'm still moving in the right direction even if a little slow.
Okay, you probably get sick of my adulation, but I am soooo in awe of your accomplishments but even more of your attitude. I've always said attitude is everything (and yours is very "damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead"). I love this and am trying very hard to learn from it. I do NOT think this is easy for you--far from it. Jillian Michaels says in her book Unlimited: fake it until you make it. She believes in the power of positive thinking and making it work for you.
That is SO awesome! What a great accomplishment - and during recovery! I love these kind of victories, although it involves the scale, it's not really a scale victory - it's something else entirely! Way to go Suzz!!! 1434 days ago
That is great! Your hard work and dedication is paying off! Keep your eye on the prize. Great that you have a plan in place to at least maintain.
One thing to keep in mind if you haven't thought about it. And I don't think there is much you can do about it. You will loose some of your muscle tone while you are laid up. Doing what you can for the upper body and core (with dr OK) will be helpful during this time. 1435 days ago
_LINDA That is fantastic, and a cute way of measuring a goal if I might add :) I know all about recovering from various surgeries (35 in all including three on my feet) Watching the eating is the only way to go to avoid any gains. Its hard, but worth it. I hope your foot heals completely and allows you to get back into doing anything you like. I love exercise and hate these frequent layoffs. Have a Spectacular Sparking Sunday! 1436 days ago
Congratulations! That must feel fantastic! Sounds like you have been dealing successfully with challenges and now you've been rewarded. Hope your hubby is carry you around! You've earned it! 1436 days ago
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