Saturday, September 07, 2013
Finally gave in to buying a new scale yesterday. My old reliable scale gave up the ghost. I think I stated here that it was throwing out random numbers in like a 15 pound range. Changed the batteries and nothing happened. So . . . did some research, saw that Weight Watchers scales had consistently good reviews and bought the cheapest model at Target yesterday. Of course, I took it out of the box to realize that it is a BMI scale and therefore sends out electrical current . . . which is not recommended for pregnancy -- so plan to take it back, but went ahead and used it for weigh in this morning since I needed to post to my 5% challenge. Survey says . . . 183.6! I Dropped 3 pounds this week! And while it is a different scale, it is sitting in the same place as the old one. Playing the guessing game with the random throwout of numbers, I was expecting at least a 2 pound loss this week, so my guess is that the scale is weighing me similar to the old one. I'm thrilled! After week after week of plateau, I'm glad that the scale is finally catching up to all of my work.
My exercise has been inconsistent, but I've been getting in at least 3 days per week and eating in my calorie range EVERY day. While I do hope to continue adding more days of movement (and I am trying to get more movement even when not taking 30+ minutes for exercise -- including walking the stairs to my 6th floor apartment several times a week . . . and I do walk to work everyday -- which, granted, is only a block away from said apartment -- but the there and back, with the flight of stairs to my office and the treks in the hallway to the bathroom are at least 10 minutes of activity), I know that my nutrition is one of the key parts of weight loss.
i did up the intensity of one of my exercise days this week, running on the treadmill instead of just walking. I got in a solid 20 minutes of run (plus additional walk time) and hope to do that three days this next week, plus a day or two on the bike.
Next week is ovulation. I am so thrilled to know that if I get pregnant this cycle I am starting at a lower weight than I did the last pregnancy. It still isn't ideal, but I'm now in the "overweight" category rather than obese (as it turns out, neither my midwife, GP, or OBGYN talked me about my weight during my preconception visit or to talk about how much weight I should gain when I was pregnant), and I feel good about that.