Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Weekly Weigh-In: Ouch
Welcome to the Weekly Weigh-In, your virtual accountability...well, mine anyway. Remember, you don't have to have the same weigh-in day that I do; just come back and update when you've had yours. You can leave a link, if you've posted your results, or just leave your results in the comments.
This is a week, I'd rather not post. If you've ever doubted my honesty about my own weight-ins, doubt no longer. I gained. Not just a little, either. I gained two stinkin' pounds. That's the worst I've done since I began losing weight. I could give you an excuse -- a pretty valid one, actually -- and blame it on that time of the month. Seriously, how does that time come back around so fast? And, isn't it bad enough that we women have to deal with that and all that goes with it in the first place? It's just pouring salt in a wound to have it affect our weight-loss.
Now, Aunt Flo may have played a role in my gain this week, but the truth is, I got careless. My workout schedule was off because it was a busy week and, instead of paying extra careful attention to my calorie burn each day, I made excuses. I didn't log my calories consumed diligently, either. I guesstimated several days, knowing that I tend -- like most people -- to estimate low.
So, it is what it is -- carelessness. My husband cautioned me not to get discouraged and the truth is, I'm not. I have a completely different outlook than ever before as I lose the weight for good this time. I know I'm going to do it, so a setback like this is frustrating, but not discouraging -- at least, not "give up" discouraging. I'm really just frustrated with myself because I know me well enough to know that I have to track my eating every day. I have to monitor my calorie burn every day. I didn't get obese by having a good internal gauge of my calorie intake and activity levels.
So, while it's frustrating to gain, it's not going to derail my efforts. It's just made me realize that, though I've been successful thus far, this is no time to get complacent. I need to dig in and pay more attention than ever because I know that, the closer I get to my goals, the harder I'm going to have to work to get the pounds off.
Enough of that! Let me at least share a couple of NSV with you instead of being such a downer. For one thing, I bought new Capri pants last week -- one pair was a size 14 and the other was a 12!!! A 12, people! The jeans I was wearing when I started were 22's! Granted, I think they were made small because I was wearing a roomier size 18 at the same time, but still...that's five sizes difference from when I started! I put them on the other night, just out of curiosity! Wow! I need to take a picture. They were totally falling off of me.
Also, last night I had my final weigh-in and measurements taken for the weight-loss thing I've been doing through the Y and Chick-Fil-A. In twelve weeks I've lost 23 lbs. (it was 25, but let's not go there), 3 inches in my bust, 2.5 inches in my hips and 5...yes, five...inches in my waist!! I was thrilled with those numbers!
So, what about you? How did you do on the scale this week? What about those non-scale victories? Let's hear 'em!