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Sunday, September 15, 2013

This is silly, I know, but...
49 (How old I am - neutral)
40 (How much weight I'm going to lose - neutral)
39 (How old the woman who cuts my hair thought I was- love)
31 (How much weight I've lost- love)
4 (How many pounds the scale says I GAINED this week - hate...I was so close to not being overweight anymore!!!)

Admittedly I've been eating closer to the top of my allowance rather than at my sweet spot of around 1350-1450, but my workouts have also been more intense. I'm running faster (and therefore running farther) and doing more strength exercise. Though I've been getting plenty of fiber, I've been feeling hungry - and drinking another glass of water isn't doing it for me. So I'm going to go back to my Greek yogurt mixed with chia seed and flax/apple/homemade granola bar lunches this week and see if that helps.

All I can think is that maybe my body has built more muscle so that's why it looks like I'm heavier? The skinny jeans and dress pants that I bought years ago when I was at my skinniest are fitting better than they had a couple of weeks ago. The jeans I bought last month are getting seriously loose.

Yesterday I kept having to hike up my running pants during my workout (note to self: look for workout bottoms with drawstrings at the waist...) as they were sliding down as I went. I got a good giggle out of it.

So something's up. And like I said, dwelling on those numbers is pretty silly. It doesn't matter how old you are. It doesn't matter what size the tag says your clothes are. The number on the scale doesn't matter. What matters is that you feel well and have energy to do the things you need to do and (ideally) that you have fun doing it.
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    Numbers are data, and data is always neutral --- it's only our own emotions that put a positive or negative spin to them.

    From the sounds of all of those NSV's, your scale has been infested by demons who are maliciously skewing the data on you. We all know that demons can't be trusted, so you can safely ignore the data until the demons get bored and go infest someone else's scale...

    Way to go on feeling great, running farther and faster, and having your pants fall off during a workout (so - the truth comes out - you really are an exhibitionist at heart!

    Even better that you're getting some giggles and still having fun!

    Have a great week!

    1737 days ago
    Number are just numbers - they don't make you unique and special. But you are special. And I am glad you blog about loves and hates.
    We all have them. emoticon

    By the way, I am Nancy. So are you Nancier than me?
    1737 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/15/2013 8:12:41 PM
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