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My 3rd Monday Weigh In


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Wednesday, June 04, 2014



A week ago on Monday, I had my 2nd weigh in on my new scale, and surprisingly I was down .6 of a pound. I wasn't expecting that, since I'd had a binge. I thought for sure I would have had a gain! So it was a relief to actually be down a little bit. I put that binge out of my mind, and just got myself back on track.

So this past Monday, when it was time for my 3rd weekly weigh in, I was ready! I'd been eating right and getting lots of exercise, so I was expecting a loss. I wasn't sure how much, but I was so sure it would be over a pound. Maybe two!

I got on the scale...and I'm UP a pound! What the heck? I weighed myself five times in a row, and it was still the same. In spite of eating healthy, measuring my portions, drinking plenty of water, and working out every day except my rest day...I gained a pound!

I stood there for a moment in my birthday suit, looking at that number on the scale...and then I put on my robe, wrote my weight down in my journal, and forgot about it! I ate a healthy breakfast (steel cut oatmeal with a poached egg on top, and a small fruit salad) and then got on with my day.




Of course I'm not happy that I'm up a pound, but its not the end of the world, either. Its just a number, and I'm more than a number. In spite of that pound, I am healthier and fitter than I've been in years. I am strong and getting stronger. There was a time when even marching in place was hard for me, but I've come a long way since then. I do Les Mills Pump, DDP Yoga, kettlebell, step aerobics and more. Just two years ago, I couldn't even IMAGINE myself working out the way I do now! Sometimes it still surprises me just how much I am capable of.



Oh, there are plenty of things that I can't do, and I there is still plenty of room for improvement. But when I think of how far I've come, that one pound gain seems trivial. I know I'm on the right track and I'm going to just keep going.



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GRAMPIAN 10/11/2014 10:36AM

  You're right not to be discouraged by a small gain. emoticon

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WHITEANGEL4 9/6/2014 5:34PM

    Great blog and you are successful because you are a winner

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SUPERSYLPH 6/18/2014 2:07PM

    It's probably just a fluctuation, not a gain. Or better yet! Maybe a muscle gain!

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MSBEKANATOR 6/17/2014 3:11AM

    Love your attitude! You always inspire me!

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COASTAL6 6/15/2014 9:53AM

    Your doing awesome emoticon

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MELITAG 6/14/2014 9:41PM

    I can certainly understand the disappointment - we need some reward for our efforts and we look to the scale. I love what you wrote on your scale - I'll try to remember that when I climb on mine. emoticon

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ROXYCARIN 6/12/2014 2:04AM

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FRAN0426 6/11/2014 1:51AM

    Keep that great attitude and you will have a amazing journey.

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RUKIDDINGME123 6/9/2014 1:00PM

    Your so awesome I wish you were my neighbor...lol.

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LOVINGKATE 6/9/2014 12:21PM

  I just love you Pixie. You are so honest about everything and I love that. No need to hide because the truth is right in front of you. That scale once a week is a great help to me but not always for some one else. I know things are working when my clothes feel different and I breathing is so much better. When taking the stairs I am not as winded. I could go on but when I gain I tell myself it's ok because I have been doing all that is right.
Keep It up Pixie!!!!! I believe in you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JANEDOE12345 6/8/2014 3:53PM

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KHENRY67 6/8/2014 1:18PM

    You have a wonderful, positive attitude. emoticon

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MYAKAYAH 6/8/2014 12:55AM

    How beautiful to celebrate all the NSV's in your life~

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BLONDEMUSE1970 6/8/2014 12:18AM

    You are an inspiration as always Pixie! I get so exasperated when I know I've done really well and it isn't reflected on the scale. It's hard to get past that! Congrats!

Sherry

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LYNETTEMOM 6/7/2014 10:49PM

    you go, girl! Attitude is everything and your attitude is GREAT!

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GENRE009 6/7/2014 10:27PM

    there are many reasons the scale is up. eva

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ROXYCARIN 6/7/2014 9:53PM

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KMRJPR 6/7/2014 7:31PM

    You're doing so well Pixie! emoticon

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STORMIE62 6/7/2014 7:00PM

    emoticon How are you feeling? Your clothes snug or comfortable fitting? Are you using a measuring tape too? I fell into the scale trap and it nearly did me in and then I read the article on sparkpeople about stepping away from the scale; http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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Hang in there, have faith that your body is working out the changes for the best. Don't give up you are so close to making it over the hurdle.

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PATTIE441 6/7/2014 6:46PM

    I understand how you feel girl! Sometimes I just want to throw the scale out the window. But way to go for keep pushing forward! Woo Hoo! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HYATTI1 6/7/2014 3:35PM

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WALNUTT1961 6/7/2014 3:20PM

    I do the same thing! I am not that number on the scale. I know how I feel and how my clothes fit me.

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STRONGLADY37 6/7/2014 10:43AM

    I will have to take a page out of your book. I need to walk the walk and not just the talk the talk. I often see the scale go up and I say it doesn't matter but it has put me in a spiral that continues to go down and then that number goes up even more. I will try to remember that I am stronger and healthier than I was a month ago and that is all that matters. Thank you for reminding me. emoticon

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HAPPYMENOW58 6/7/2014 9:21AM

    Good going! VERY proud of your hard work and committment! You rock....Hope you have a great weekend..... emoticon

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FALLNTENN 6/7/2014 8:49AM

    I'm so glad you were not discouraged. Sometimes it's easier to that than to keep going forward. Keep going strong, you can do this.

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BRENDA_G50 6/7/2014 8:05AM

    Even though the scale said you had gain a little, the scale does not define who you are! emoticon can't be measured!!! emoticon

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LILHOBBIT29 6/7/2014 4:31AM

    3 cheers to ur successful journey so far and to your positive infectious attitude!! :-)
U rock!! :-)

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CORNERKICK 6/7/2014 2:51AM

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CICELY360 6/7/2014 1:18AM

  good for you

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SASSYTHING52 6/6/2014 11:07PM

    emoticon you can do it friend

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INCH_BY_INCH 6/6/2014 10:15PM

  Great attitude. One excellent suggestion we need to incorporate into our journey to become healthier. Here's to our positive lifestyle choices. emoticon

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MRSRIGS1 6/6/2014 8:36PM

    Great attitude! emoticon

P.S. I hate scales emoticon

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BHENDRICK2 6/6/2014 7:46PM

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MSANITAL 6/6/2014 6:33PM

    let me tell you I know how you feel but for me it has been more then a week or eating right and working out and doing good, I think my last binge was at Christmas, since then I have been really on track. I have had a few off track but it could be with a meal but never a binge nor snacking on junk.. I was doing so good this week last night hubby wanted to have an ice cream cone I said sure why not I rode my spinning bike I did a lot of strength training .. I have not weighed my self since last week, which I was not down from the previous week either I have not lost any of the 10 I gained at the holiday time. so any ways I get on the scale this morning an I am up 4 more.. so yea its a number how do I react to it??

But I like your attitude I know I need to adopt it.. and stay off the scale..

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DEBSZOO74 6/6/2014 6:05PM

    Good job keeping up your positive attitude! emoticon

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DMS1946 6/6/2014 5:38PM

  It is good you are not focusing emoticon too much on what the scale says. I find my weight can fluctuate 5-6 lbs a day easy depending on how much I eat or drink. I should add this fluctuation occurs whether or not I am sticking to my program.

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GRANJERRY1 6/6/2014 3:18PM

    True Gems of Wisdom, to focus on being healthy and not skinny.... This is what I tell all my grand kids and the great-grands as well when I see them dieting, focus on being strong & healthy rather than being skinny with no stamina....

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YVETTEB57 6/6/2014 3:00PM

    Some weeks are like that and I don't understand it either. Hang in there though, you're on the right track!

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CFMOSS 6/6/2014 2:52PM

    I like "being on the right track." Here's to seeing the "right track" and journeying on it.

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SECTION1RON 6/6/2014 2:22PM

    emoticon The same thing happens to me all the time. I lose when I don't feel I deserve to and gain when I have an exemplary week. I have learned, too, that if you look at this as a life change and not a diet to drop a few pounds you may be up and down a bit but ultimately your weight goes in the right direction.

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FARIS71 6/6/2014 1:33PM

    Very encouraging words - thank you for posting!

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GRANDMABABA 6/6/2014 1:16PM

    Healthy is the way to be...more muscle is always a welcome outcome. Keep up the great work!

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PUGSLY11 6/6/2014 12:18PM

    It's probably muscle gain. Unfortunatly muscle weighs more than fat. But that muscle will burn more calories for you. Keep up the good work.. You have a Great Attitude..

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MOMTO6CUTIES 6/6/2014 10:35AM

    Great blog. I love it. I needed to read this today! :)

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 6/6/2014 9:05AM

    keep going - your doing great

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JOHNSONTREE 6/6/2014 8:49AM

  The scale can really affect my mood. Nice job of moving on and not letting it bother you! emoticon

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ELSCO55 6/6/2014 8:44AM

    Great attitude. Isn't it funny how when we expect a gain, we either maintain or lose and when we expect a loss. Our bodies are so much smarter than the scale. Keep up the great work.

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