Thursday, October 21, 2010

Although I haven't been blogging or very active on SP lately, I am still determined to lose these last 12-18 lbs. I had been pretty much stuck at 171 lbs for months. I still worked out and ate healthy, but it didn't seem to budge. Then as the wedding got closer, I ate a bit less healthily (friends and family in town = eating out a lot) and the honeymoon, I didn't worry about food at all, just had a good time. That doesn't mean I stuffed myself constantly, but I did treat myself to more alcohol and more desserts than I normally would. I did gain a few pounds but they came off quite easily and I have kept going, losing about 4 additional pounds.

I also bought a new scale that I trust so much more. With my old scale, it would say the exact same weight every single day. 171.4. Over and over and over. It would say 171/4 before breakfast and after. 171.4 every single morning. It wasn't the fact that the number wasn't going down at all that was bothering me, but that it never moved at all. Weight fluctuates. There is no way I weighed the exact same every day for so long! The first time I lost a lot of weight was over a summer in college while I was living at my parents and I remember the scale there would be different every day, even by just a little. Sometimes a little higher sometimes a little lower. That just seems more realistic to me.

My new scale seems to be more sensitive which I like. For instance, I weighed myself before and after breakfast and after I had eaten (glass of water and a bowl of cereal with half a banana) I weighed a pound more. That makes much more sense than staying exactly the same. Hopefully this new scale will help me monitor my success better. It also has a body fat readout. I don't know how accurate it can be on a $30 scale, but it's pretty cool to check out every once and a while.

I haven't actually been to the gym at all this month. I usually go 3-5x a week but I got sick and had a fever on and off for 10 days. It was awful. And now I am feeling better but still have a pretty bad cough, so I'm waiting a few more days before I get back into it. Even though I was sick, I didn't really lose my appetite and still ate my normal amount of calories a day, so I'm hoping the 2lbs I lost during this period will stay off.

Hope everyone else is doing well!
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  • JUDY4652
    Having good scales gives you more confidence in what you are trying to do, especially when it swings in the "right" direction! You're moving in the right direction, so keep up the good work!
    3690 days ago
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