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April 24th, The numbers! The numbers! ...The numbers?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Okay, so, as many of you know, I didn't make it to the gym, or do much working out period within the last 9 days or so. I DID, however, get a bunch of calories burned by doing Spring Cleaning this past weekend. I DID, also, dine out a bit too. So, all in all, I will say I wasn't too optimistic about my weight loss today.

In the last few weigh ins, other than gaining on the first couple weeks, I've been losing a pound, or less, per week. So, the weight loss itself hasn't exactly been phenomenal. I was expecting to maybe see 180.0 on my scale today.

But, life is funny sometimes.

Do you remember how I told you I prefer to weigh in after breakfast and a couple of hours to digest? And that my typical weigh in time is around 11am because of it?

Well, I was in the Sleep Zone today. For some reason, I slept through my 8:30am alarm (and its right on the table at the foot of my bed), and kept snoozing until 11am!

I had to decide, do I want to weigh in right now? Maybe eat first, give it 30 minutes, or 2 hours, and THEN weigh in?

Well, I figured I'd weigh in now. After all, I prefer weighing in at around the same time every week, no matter what else is going on (if I'm out of the house, that's its own matter...) so if I slept in and didn't have any food in my belly, or no clothes on, so what?

Well, the scale reflected what I expected: 177.6. My weigh in last week was 180.4, so that's a 3.2 lb weight loss.

I shrugged, figured it's because of the way I was weighing in ("first thing"), and I'd see a normalization next week.

Fast forward to a couple hours later. I had already had peanut butter oatmeal for breakfast, and a small salad for an earlier-than-expected lunch thanks to my husband coming home to spend his lunch hour with me. I had also been cleaning the kitchen, doing general chores, while dancing and doing random things like jumping jacks at every song change. So, at 2pm, when I went to take a shower, before I disrobed, I stepped on the scale to see how "real life" affected me. 178.2. Wow. Not that much apparently.

So, either I don't weigh that much in the afternoons, or I really DID lose around 3 lbs in the last week!

I'm not going to focus on it, in either sense. It's all just numbers. What matters is the overall trend those numbers go in- and for now, that's downward, and fast or slow, that's what matters!

So, to balance out today's surprising numbers, since I did pass the 180 threshold, I did go ahead and measure myself around the waist and the hips.

Mind you, I haven't had an active holiday, and I haven't measured myself in SEVERAL months, so... these numbers are compared to when I was previously on a road to health.

Last Hips Measurement: 42"
Today's Hips Measurement: 44"

Last Waist Measurement: 36"
Today's Hips Measurement: 36.5"

Now, these numbers from the "Last" measurement was from July 2012.. I know I've got more "updated" "Last" measurements floating around somewhere.. but, I don't think I need them.

Essentially, I'm a bit more rotund than I was last July.. and looking at the weight charts, I'm heavier, too. So, while I'm making progress from where I was, say, Last Month.. I definitely have a way to go!
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  • TEDYBEAR2838
    You did great. Glad to see you posting again!

    Nice having you back.
    2187 days ago
    Way to go entering a new decade! emoticon
    As for the measurements, it is possible you didn't measure at the exact same spot. Do your clothes feel different?
    You are definitely going in the right direction!
    2190 days ago
    Yes I feel you. But I am the opposite of you. You gain from last year and I am losing. I gained so much last yesr now I am knocking those pounds off. Get back with it. I know you can do it.
    2191 days ago
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