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!