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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.
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    I think this one is the same way, but since this particular scale gives warnings not just for BMI but for use of the scale, I'm going to go ahead and take it back -- I'm being offered a free regular digital scale and that will work fine.
    1653 days ago
    Not sure about your scale, but for my scale, I have to actually hit a specific button before I get on it to have it do the BMI thing. I dont' think I've used that part since I bought it. If I just step on it, it just tells me my weight. It might still be okay, unless it doesn't allow you the option.
    1653 days ago
    Yeah, they (and by "they" I mean the midwife -- but doc decided not to since midwife already handled it!) did extensive blood work, and everything came back fine (aside from low Vitamin D, but I've been taking a large dose of vitamin D every day since December), so no one seemed concerned.
    1655 days ago
    Yeah I was also in the overweight range at my first pre-pregnancy checkup with my doctor. She didn't say a thing and when I brought it up, she said it's no big deal and that it just means that they recommend you gain a bit less weight during pregnancy compared to someone in the normal BMI range.

    I'm very excited for you and your 3 pound loss! That is awesome! It's really great when you start seeing your hard work paying off. Super motivating.

    1655 days ago
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