Weigh in Wednesday

-1.5 for the week.  I’ll take it.

I know, I have been promising a cool “100th post” post…but I just haven’t had time to blog recently.  You’ll have to settle for my weigh in post 2 days late for now 😉

Weigh in Wednesday

-3 for the week!

I’m happy with this week’s result.  It reflects all the hard work I’ve put in over the last two weeks (remember, last week I didn’t show a loss because of my workouts, anytime I work out enough to be sore I am up due to water retention to heal my muscles) so over the last 3 weeks I have lost 6 lbs, or a nice steady 2 lbs a week.  That’s pretty much what I want to see.

I suspect that if I time my workouts right and keep the fork out of my mouth, I could see another 3 lbs loss next Wednesday which will take me pretty much back to my previous low from February and beyond that is new territory.  The next “decade” is exciting for me because at the bottom of it is my next 10% off goal.  Yup, in only 18 more lbs *eyeroll* I will have reached my second 10% off goal!  My total weight loss then will be 18%.  After that comes the 250’s which I have not seen since…maybe 2006?  Exciting stuff!

(this is also my 100th post!  Happy 100 to me! More tomorrow on that)

Weigh in Wednesday

 

-0, a not altogether unexpected result.  I worked out HARD last week, including some very heavy weight training, and that tends to lead to stale scale results in my experience.  That’s okay.  As much as I would like to see the scale numbers going down, what really matters is how I feel, and how I am doing.  I KNOW I am doing a great job.  I am staying on plan food-wise and working out every day (except sunday, if I remember right).  To me, that can translate into NOTHING but a healthier, smaller me – in spite of the lack of short term results on the scale this week.

As surprising as it is to me, I am actually sitting here fighting off the urge to run to the gym this morning.  I need to maintain balance between rest and working out, and today seems like as good as any for a rest day.  Not that I’ll be resting, I have lots to do around the house!

Weigh in Wednesday

 

I have been working hard, folks.  In the absence of any sort of love from the scale for weeks, I have been keeping it up, and not losing hope.  I have been sweating it out at the gym, tracking my food at TDP, and focusing on not eating out of boredom or stress.

Finally, my reward!

281.  – 3 for the week.  There it is!  That’s what I’ve been looking for! 

I’m now looking forward to next week and hoping to get more good news next Wednesday.  I am about 6 lbs away from my previous 4 year low, which I achieved in February of this year, and then it’s on to new territory!  Exciting times.

weigh in Wednesday

Well that was bullshit.

Excuse my language, but I am peeved.  I spent last week doing everything BUT eating.  I didn’t go to the gym much becuase I was sick for part of the week with a mystery flu-like illness that made me miserable…but I didn’t eat that much.  On all the days, I ate 1200 calories or less.  Less!  Some days I didn’t break 1000. 

So…um…where is the love on the scale?   I came in the same as last week.

I have continued doing the same thing into this week…but I don’t feel good about it, and not just mentally.  I am tired, weak feeling, and for the last two days, my joints have been hurting like crazy.

The kicker?  I am writing this on a friday.  I weighed this morning and I am UP!  WTF?  I have literally not been eating enough to have gained weight…and yet…

Yes, I know.  No lectures.  Please lay off the “That’s not healthy” or “Your body will go into starvation mode!”  I know.  I just wanted to see some results to hopefully motivate me further.  So far all I have to show for about 10 days of VLC dieting is…a higher number on the scale.

Bullshit, I tell you.

Weigh in Wednesday

284.5

I’ll take it.  It’s not ideal, that’s true.  Ideally, I would be…oh…about 250.  Yes, if I had continued on my previous tragectory, I would have been there by now.  Still, there’s no use crying about that.  All I can do now is keep moving onward and downward.

Weigh in Wednesday

This week has sucked.

After my lackluster weigh in last week, I decided I had better get back on the stick with logging my food and counting my calories.  I did.  I logged everything, and I didn’t really lose much.  1 lousy pound.

I don’t have much else to say, but I wanted to post this before it got much later, I know I am already very late posting.   Sorry, folks.

Figures

A day late and a dollar short.  Wish I’d seen this on Wednesday!

Weigh in Wednesday

– 1 today. 

I worked out every day last week except Sunday, I just took that day off.  One of the days, Hubster was gone so I had to make do at home, but I managed (thank you, Netflix!).  It’s possible I only lost 1 lb because of that, body adjusting to more workouts, etc.  I think it’s more likely that the problem was that I still have not started counting calories faithfully again.  I really need to do that.  Really.  I counted yesterday and the day before, so I am trying to get back on the horse with that one, but we all know how it goes when you say you’re “trying” to do something.  It’s like Yoda said, “Do or do not.  There is no try.”  He was right. 

I will leave you with a picture of a shirt I tried on today.  I thought my boobs looked insane in this shirt and it didn’t fall on my the way it’s “supposed” to…but I thought I would ask what you all think.  So, whatcha think?  I actually tried on a few shirts but the one I was specifically interested in…well they didn’t have my size.  They didn’t have one SMALL enough.  I never thought I would say that.

Weigh in Wednesday

Morning everyone! 

It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means!  I hopped up on the scale today to get a number for you, and I have mixed feelings about it.  It’s -2 from last week, which is good, but my average per week is going down.

I could blame this on my lowering BMI…after all, fatter people lose weight faster than thinner people.  I think I would be deluding myself.  Still fat, remember?  A person at my weight should still be able to see a loss per week of more than 2 lbs. 

I think I know what it is.  2 things, actually.  First is that I have not been tracking my food.  I need to get back to doing that.  Thanks to my experience tracking, I know what a proper day looks like – how much of what things I can eat…but I think little things start to sneak in when I don’t count.  So, I need to get back to counting every. single. day.

The other thing is my infrequent  non-existant excercise.  The last week or so, I have been sick.  At first I was too sick to even leave the house, but after that the sickness was lingering in my lungs.  I had read that it wasn’t a good idea to do a lot of cardio when you have lung issues…but I could have still be lifting weights or something.  I have been feeling better so last night and the night before I did cardio…but I need to get back in the gym for real.

I’ll leave you with a funny story.  This morning I woke up because my 3 year old was talking to me.  My eyes opened just as he said “This will make you so happy!”  In the dim room I could see that he was holding something in his hands, right in my face…but I couldn’t tell what it was.  Something lumpy… “What is that?” I asked him.

“BUTTER!” he cried, triumphantly.  I jumped out of bed wondering how much of my house had butter smeared all over it.  Thankfully, I didn’t see anything.  To think that when I left the butter out last night, I was worried about the cat getting into it.

(And yeah, I’m talking about real butter.  Yes you can leave it out on the counter.  Yes I did lose nearly 50 lbs eating real butter.  I got fat eating that processed margarine crap.)

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