More NOT to get discouraged about....

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Ok. Muscle weighs more than fat. I've been walking more--moving more at work--just generally trying NOT to sit on my butt in front of the computer more than once or twice a day to track food/fitness and catch up on emails, etc. So all that movement is going to build muscle, which means I'm going to weigh a little more. I haven't eaten any more quantity of food, or any more fattening food, than I did for the past 6 months, so I know it isn't that. In fact, I've eaten BETTER this week than I have the last 6 months. So it HAS to be the movement/muscle thing. I KNOW THESE THINGS--logically. Emotionally, not so much. Emotionally, I'm disappointed, angry, and sad all at once.

I weighed this morning, just to see what it might be. Was thinking about making Sunday my weigh day, for a variety of reasons. But when I stepped on the scale it said 296.8. GRRRRRRRRRRRR!!

So somehow I have to just keep telling myself that the logical explanation is that building muscle at first is going to make me weigh a little more. No big deal, Self. NO. BIG. DEAL. so don't go eating a whole box of chocolates to medicate your feelings. Go for a walk--that will make you feel better. Take that fat little brown buttplug of yours for a walk. She needs it as much as you do, and it makes her feel better, too. It's a beautiful day out. GET DRESSED AND GET OUTSIDE.

But first I'm putting my bicycle on craigslist to sell, so I can buy one that fits me, sizewise. Mine is too tall, and I'm afraid of falling, so I don't ride it. I think if I get one that is shorter, I'm more likely to ride it. Also I hate handbrakes--I'm more comfortable with foot brakes. So that bike was all wrong for me from the beginning, but I just HAD to have it. (I loved the color)Getting a shorter one that I can be confidant handling safely will mean I'm more likely to actually RIDE IT.

Have a great day, sparkppl family!! emoticon
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  • MIMMA_
    Great thinking!

    I've discovered that weighing in at different times of the day gives varied results, so I try to weigh myself at the about the same hour every weigh-in... first thing in the morning -- then I don't go back to the scale for the day.

    For me, I can see a 'gain' just from eating foods high in salt for one day -- I can actually feel and see the bloating too.

    You're right though, muscle does weigh more than fat, and if you've been moving more than before, you're defintely building up some muscle.

    Have a fantastic day!
    3502 days ago
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