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My Roller Coaster Week

Saturday, March 02, 2013

It's been a week of ups and downs:

Sunday I weighed in lower than any time in the last 3 years. I tried on my smallest remaining skirt. It fit and I wore it with glee! After Church, I had a lovely retirement celebration with friends from work. I have no REAL idea what the calorie count was, though I believe I chose the lightest meal on the menu and took part of it home. I estimated high, ate a VERY small dinner, walked an extra 2 miles, and found the scale hadn't moved up Monday. Emotional UP!

Tuesday and Wednesday, after exercising and eating reasonably (lower end of my calorie range) on Monday and Tuesday, the scale was up a pound. Argh! It looks like it's planning to dig in! DOWN!

Thursday, the scale had me up another .2 of a pound. ARGH! WRONG WAY!!! Now I didn't even want to exercise! It took me all day to force myself to do it. (Who do I think I'm punishing when I get like that?) I'm so emotional when I don't feel like there's a good REASON for what the scale is doing!!! FARTHER DOWN!

Friday, for no reason, because I was still eating well and exercising, the scale was down a whole pound. Vindication! UP!

Today, also for no reason, the scale was down another pound. Now, I'm glad it's down to my lowest point in 3 years, but I really would rather that the scale be an immediate reflection of what I've done right or wrong!! This is just confusing me...but I'll take it. UP!

I took my measurements today as it's my custom on the 1st Saturday of the month. I've lost 2.5 inches in just the bust, waist and hips. That's encouraging and explains why I now fit into my smallest skirt. From here on, there will need to be shopping. UP!

2 pounds left to get to goal. Then I can start shopping for the dress I'll wear to my daughter's June wedding. (How nice to have a big event still down the road as an extra incentive for maintenance!) UP!

I don't like roller coasters, either at amusement parks or in my emotions! I'm glad this week had a good ending for me, though. Thanks especially to my husband and sister who are so supportive. Thanks also to ITSMATT, from whom I nabbed the quote "the scale goes up and the scale goes down, but mostly it goes down." And thank you to you, my Sparkfriends, for your encouragement!


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  • ROCKMAN6797
    Nice picture!

    Remember the scale is not the only way to measure success. How do you feel or how do your clothes feel are other ways to measure. Also, weighing yourself everyday is going to result in different numbers. I am a strong proponent that one should only weigh oneself once a week especially if you are experiencing this roller coaster of emotions.

    BTW: congratulations on the 0.8 pound weight loss for the week!

    1907 days ago
    I don't like roller coasters either-
    WELCOME to my world!
    What I see on my scale has almost nothing to do with what I eat or how much I've been moving
    so I have learned to
    sliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide it under my bed-
    and live the healthiest life I can!

    1908 days ago
    I love your picture, too!

    Your blog is the perfect example why *I* should not weigh myself daily. I let it "dictate" my mood, which is totally ridiculous. Like you, I expect an immediate reflection of my hard work on the scale, and as we ALL know, it just doesn't work that way!

    Great job!!
    1908 days ago
  • KANOE10
    I also think it is the hardest thing when the scale goes up for no good reason. It is hard not to be frustrated. Good for you riding out the roller coaster and staying on track. You will soon be able to get that dress for the wedding.

    I love your picture!

    1908 days ago
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