The Simple Diet Journal #17 -- Ironic (and my 10-week weight loss graph)

Friday, April 13, 2012

How did it get to be Friday??!! This week has just flown by.

Last week, after a nice weight loss of several pounds bringing me almost to 25lbs total, I wrote how we shouldn't be surprised if others are not noticing or not saying anything yet.

This week (with what seems to be my pattern -- think I'm going to make a graph in fact) of no weight loss but no gain either (so Yeah!!!), I have people commenting constantly about my changes. At least 10 different people have mentioned the "giant" changes. How ironic is that??!! I just have to smile and enjoy the ride.

On the exercise front -- I've been really pushing it, for a variety of reasons -- will probably post about that later on the weekend. Trying to do 4.5 to 6 miles of walking /day plus 30-40 on the bike. Been loving the hula hoop -- can now do a half hour (give or take as the hoop does drop every now and then). Learning new tricks -- but I'm such a beginner -- still growing!

Okay -- so I did make my graph. The high points reflect amount of weight loss (not gained). The graph covers my 10.5 weeks and really accentuates Week One when I lost 9lbs (so motivating and proved to be exactly the fuel I needed to S.O.P. -- Stay on Plan). Also really helps me see, in a visual form, my body's pattern of losing, resting/stabilizing, losing

Other thoughts:

If I had been steadily losing 2lbs every week then my weight loss would have been: 10x2 = 20

Or, if steadily losing 1lb every week: 10x1 = 10

Instead –I’ve lost almost 25lbs with 6 weeks showing losses and 4+ weeks in between showing zero.

On some of the zero weeks, I was super on plan with only shakes and no bars (and no random tiny nibbles); other zero weeks – had a mixture.

What’s clear – even if I were losing 2lbs every week, I would have lost 5 lbs less than I have with my variations/fluctuations of numbers showing and zeros. Who woulda thunk?!

Smiles for you . . .

Peace, Health, and Living Fully No Matter What . . .

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Great Math lesson. I'm glad people are starting to notice your weight loss but the best part is that you feel good about what you've accomplished. Keep it up!
    2567 days ago
    Sounds like that whatever you are doing...You are doing it right!
    Our bodies don't know about our 'plan'. They don't know that they are supposed to follow the weight loss "rules".
    That's why there is so much frustration involved. But also a reality check for all of us that there are factors that we (the walking/thinking us) are unaware of that are going on inside our body.
    It is kind of like having two sides to every story.
    But you and your body seemed to have found some common ground and have learned to work together.
    That is emoticon
    As for people noticing...
    It may have to do with your attitude!
    As your confidence grows...You project that outward and THAT makes people notice you!
    What a great blog... emoticon
    2567 days ago
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