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Friday, October 05, 2012

There were 9 of us at the local SparkTeam dinner last eve. It was my first time making the reservations and it worked out fine. I do enjoy getting together with our team, local people trying to improve their lifestyles. I enjoyed some broiled salmon on a delicious salad with a bit of balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

My weight was up a bit at Weight Watchers this morning, more than last month but less than the month before. Perhaps that salmon had more sodium than I figured!? In my head I blamed my outfit and that I didn't get to the restroom right before the weigh in. I started to feel disappointed with my weight, but the person who weighed me helped. She pointed out that I have done very well and told me I look fantastic. So, I've never left WW with a gain feeling as good as I did today.

I know, I know. I shouldn't need someone to tell me I've done well. I know I have. I know weight fluctuates. I know that the scale does not measure my worth. And if I am tracking accurately I should not even need the scale to let me know how I am doing weight-wise.

So, how did I do in September? Excellent on exercise with half marathon training right on schedule. Water = good. Sleep = pretty good. I ate lots of good food, and tracked most of it, but sometimes ate more after I was done tracking. That is my area for improvement in October. I'm going for 100% tracking. I'm not really trying to lose weight in October, just looking for optimal nutrition for half marathon training. But I really, really do not want to gain any weight this month. Perhaps I could just fluctuate down this month??! LOL
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  • _LINDA
    Echo everyone else saying eating out means extra sodium even on healthier choices :( Lesson learned, never eat out before a weigh in. So happy the person weighing you in reaffirmed how well you have done and how great you have looked as none of your internet friends can really have that pleasure. Photos are great but not the accurate 3D look. I absolutely love tracking and every single thing I eat down to the last taste testing morsel (Costco trips can be bad for the extra calories of the samples)
    Well done with your training and water! Good luck with the tracking!
    2027 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    Sounds like a wonderful motivator who did the weigh in. That is what one needs to keep you feeling good about yourself instead of down because of a gain.

    2028 days ago
    I'd imagine this to be a typical challenge throughout maintenance, so my heart goes out to you. Keep up the determination and get accolades anywhere and everywhere. I believe they just help us remember our positive perspectives about ourselves - don't be afraid to take them in! You're awesome!
    2028 days ago
  • KITTYF54
    good luck Next time. I hate that sodium weight, but it will go away in a few days.
    2028 days ago
    I am right there with you on the sodium, Marsha! I just told Peggy the same thing because she went out to eat and gained a pound. I wish the restaurants would cut down on the amount of sodium that they put in their food. It plays havoc with our systems!

    You are doing such a great job. I guess we get so used to doubting ourselves that sometimes it takes another person for us to feel validated. I love the way I feel after weighing in at WW. The support is fantastic!

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    2028 days ago
  • GABY1948
    Try not to be too hard on yourself...sodium does that to me also and is just plain UNACCEPTABLE..but you ARE doing great and my hat's off to you! You look even MORE GREAT! emoticon
    2028 days ago
  • MAGGIE101857
    That sodium is evil! It's hidden everywhere!! Glad to hear the HM training is going well! I'll be moving my training outside the next two weeks as I will be traveling...we'll see how it goes.

    You are doing emoticon !!!

    2028 days ago
    I found the secret to weighing in at WW is to wear the same outfit each time. Pick the lightest weight outfit you can find and wear it to each meeting.
    2028 days ago
    So great that you meet up with some local spark buddies every once in a while!

    Having a monthly weigh in is tough! Fluctuations are really felt, since you know it is a month until you can check if it really is a fluctuation. You are right though - the number on the scale is not the end story - your healthy lifestyle is what it is all about.

    2028 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    You are doing Great!!! Keep It Up!!! God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy Your Day. Take Care.
    2028 days ago
    You're doing great Marsha, weight fluctuates naturally, as long as I stay 3 pounds either side of goal I'm happy.
    Hope it fluctuates down for you hun, but you know it's just an indicator- you are one fit and healthy lady!
    2028 days ago
    2028 days ago
    Fluctuate down-that's a good way to look at it!
    2028 days ago
    You know you are doing great and when I continue to read how much exercise you do.....perhaps the muscle is weighing more? Just a thought.
    I love just keeps me honest.
    Have a great week end.
    2028 days ago
    You are doing absolutely great! And it's OK if you need someone else to reassure you of that from time to time . . .
    2028 days ago
  • ELAYNE39
    We all need someone to confirm for us that we are doing well and look great every once and a while. Nothing wrong with that. Maintenance is a learning process and a small gain is no biggie as long as you stay on top of it. Sounds like you are on top of it!
    2029 days ago
    emoticon indeed. Good nutrition for training... that's the plan. I, too, have no desire to gain this month... I'm right at center of my maintenance range this morning... and I like it here.

    Here's to being fit, no matter WHAT the scale says! And your WW attendant was right... you look marvelous, Marsha!
    2029 days ago
    May we all fluctuate down! ;) Would be a great way to head into the challenges of the holidays! You are doing great Marsha.
    2029 days ago
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