The Numbers On the Scale

Monday, January 11, 2010

Even with the holidays, a sinus infection and the night-time eating temptations of my husband, I have managed to lose some amount of weight each week. Each Saturday morning, I am so excited to get on the scale to see what the numbers will say. I know that when I hit a plateau I may not be as happy, but I'll cross that bridge when I get there. There are professionals out there who say that a scale can only tell you so much. It does not measure body fat percentage, etc., etc., but when I see the numbers decrease significantly, it helps push me forward. I continue to eat right, go for walks, and stay away from mindless eating. Those numbers encourage me. At my heaviest, going in to labor with my son, I weighed a whopping 205 lbs. That is a number I hope I NEVER see again, pregnant or not. After delivery I weighed 186 lbs, the most I have ever weighed without being pregnant. My BMI has been above 30 for I don't know how long and now, at 162 lbs, my BMI is at 29.7. I am no longer obese! I have managed to lose 11 lbs with Sparkpeople and this journey so far has been amazing.

This school semester is going to extremely difficult. I will be taking six classes, going to school four days a week (for college, that's a lot) and working a part-time job. In February I will begin rehearsals to be in the opera chorus for a professional opera, I am the maid of honor in a wedding that will take place in August. Not to mention, I am a wife (marriage takes time and work too you know), a mother, I go to church, and I am a volunteer firefighter. So with this really hectic schedule, I hope and pray that I will stay on track and still see the weight come down. I have to make time to exercise, to eat right as well as fit everything else into my day. So here's to staying on track and being disciplined with my time.
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    I know you can do it and all you need is a little planning.You are super busy but i'm sure you'll beable to push through tough times and come out smiling.

    Good luck.
    3024 days ago
    Good for you!! Keep up the great work!! emoticon
    3026 days ago
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