Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Weekly Weigh-In: Eh

It’s Weekly Weigh-In time. I hope the scale treated you all very well this week.

Me? Not so much. Noodle, I hope, for your sake, that we don’t have the same number this week.

Of course, it could have been worse. I could have gained. I could have stayed the same, so I really shouldn’t be complaining.

I lost half-a-pound. Not what I was hoping for, especially since I’ve seen on the scale that elusive number that would mark 85 lbs. lost. A couple of time.

But never on weigh-in day.

I think that’s the most frustrating part. However, if I have to be completely honest, if you’d told me in November of 2009 that I’d weigh 136 pounds in August 2011, I’d have done cartwheels.

Except, I’d probably have broken something.

So even though the last few pounds are proving very difficult to get off, I’m much, much happier where I am now than where I was when I started.

So, I’ll keep plugging away. Even if the weight comes off a half-a-pound-a-week at a time.

What about you? How did you do this week? 

This post is linked to Weight Loss Wednesday.

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  1. Your cartwheel comment cracked me up. Because I have done exactly that. Don't know what I was thinking, but apparently I forgot I wasn't my petite, little high school self when I did cartwheels for my daughter in the living room a couple years back...and dislocated my knee in the process. That was fun to explain to people!

    And 136??? Girl, I'd be shouting that from the roof-tops! That is nothing short of amazing and you should most definitely celebrate it! Just not with a cookie!

  2. Well, we are very similar this week -- half a pound. But mine was a GAIN! RAWR!!! So YAY for your losing instead of gaining!

    Is this what a plateau is like? Because if it is, it blows great big fat turkey chunks! I've been hovering around this weight for over two weeks. More than that, if I count before I went to see my family (and then gained two pounds ...). I've done this before (stayed right around the same weight for up to a month at a time). I've always thought it was because I wasn't consistent with my food/exercise, but that isn't the case this time.

    This certainly did not help my Sprint total! Ah well. I'll just keep on truckin'. I'll get there.

  3. Good for you!  I, too, had a little frustration with the scale this week.  It moved so well for 6 weeks and then. . . the inevitable slow-down.  

    During these times it's so important to focus on the overall picture.  You are so wise to consider the past two years and how far you have come.  It's all a matter of perspective, as is so much in life!  

    I cannot wait until I am 11 pounds from my goal (whatever that may be - haven't set an ultimate goal yet!).  So let's keep our eyes focused on the here and now and how very much better we feel in our current place vs. where we have been.

  4. Ouch! Yeah, that would be fun to explain. And, you know I'm *thrilled* with 136. It's a number I NEVER thought I'd see again...but now that I'm so close to my goal weight, I want to see *that* number, you know?

    Definitely no cookies here, but I am fighting off some cravings. For some reason, I just want to eat and eat and eat today.

    I'm not, but I want to.

  5. I hovered around the same weight for about...I don't know. I think it was about four months. It was crazy. Of course, I wasn't watching my food intake very closely then, so that probably had a lot to do with it.

    Plateaus suck! (I hate that word, but, really? They do!) The best way to handle them is exactly what you said, though -- just keep going. Eventually the scale will start to move again.

    Here's hoping for a better week next week for both of us.

  6. WOW! 136 isn't even on my dream radar right now! Goal 1 is to get under 200. Congrats

  7. Great job....136...amazing!! Keep up the great work!!

  8. It wasn't too long ago I was where you are. I never thought I'd be sitting at 136 some day. Keep really *can* get there!

  9. Hey, that's a 1/2 pound in the right direction!
    I lost 1.7 this week bringing me to my 20 lb "Sprint to the Finish" goal and 33.7 total loss!
    I'm almost half way to my final goal.
    It's such a great feeling when you reach even the smaller goals. So excited!

  10. Way to go! It *is* so exciting to meet your goals and you met yours with two weeks to spare. Great job!

  11. Wow, four months! Well, now that I think about it, I can probably say something similar. I lost my first 20 pounds pretty easily, then I just sat there from ... I dunno ... maybe April to September before I decided to get off the fence about it. Was I going to quit because it was actually WORK now? Then a few things came together to make me realize that I wasn't really doing it for the WEIGHT but for the quality of life. Once I came to that realization, it was just simply gluttonous and slothful to consider quitting.

    So there you have it, my rationale in a nutshell. It's the reason that quitting is not an option. It's a lifestyle change for me, even if I never reach that goal-weight.

  12. That was me, too. The first 55 pounds came off without an unreasonable amount of effort on my part. Then I stayed within the same 10-15 pound range FORever before finally deciding that I needed to get busy and get the rest of it off.

    I hope that I do hit my goal weight (hopefully within the next couple of months) if for no other reason than to say that I did it and see what it feels like. However, if my body ultimately settles at where I am now, I'll be very happy. My life is SO much better than it was two years ago.

  13. Hi, Chris! Thanks for checking in on me. I have had a rough 6 months, not just w/my dieting choices, but life in general including major health problems for both of my parents, a move to a different part of Ohio for us and lots of crazy-hectic-busyness. Things have recently settled down, and I am back on the wagon. Unfortunately, my choices definitely have left me in a much worse place weight-wise, so it's going to be a longer journey for me. I've actually just started counting calories again in the past week (today is day 7). I would appreciate your prayers. I've been debating whether or not I should start blogging again. I think it was good for me, but it didn't seem like I had many readers. I guess if I'm really blogging for myself, that doesn't matter so much!

    I have been following your progress over the past few months. You may not have lost a ton this week, but you are plowing away and doing so well!

  14. I loved your comment about the cartwheel.  I have never been able to do one! 

    You have done such an incredible job losing weight that I am sure those last pounds will come off.  You are such an inspiration!

    Thanks for joining Weight Loss Wednesday!

  15. I'm sorry to hear about your parents' struggles. I knew that your mom's health was poor. Blogging really helped hold me accountable, so I agree that it would be good for you. I'm glad you're working on taking care of yourself again. I've missed hearing from you.


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