Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Weekly Weigh-In: Spinning My Wheels

Is it Wednesday again already? Where did the week go? It’s time to weigh in. Remember, if you weigh in on a different day, I’d still love for you to stop by and post your results whenever you’ve got them.

As for me…{sigh}. I thought I’d maintained, but I actually gained 0.2 pound. That isn’t much and I actually thought, until I double-checked, that I’d lost 0.2 of a pound and I was still going to say that I’d maintained because that’s really just normal fluctuation.

It’s different when it’s a gain, though. Two weeks in a row. When you’d said that wasn’t going to happen anymore.

I don’t know if I’ve gotten lazy with my eating habit or my workouts or if my body just seems to like 132 as a set point. I can’t say that I’m terribly upset by that, though I would like to reach my goal weight.

The same thing happened to me around 162, though. I stayed there for months before I finally started losing again.

While it’s frustrating to have to keep reporting tiny little gains and tiny little loses and while it’s frustrating not to be at my goal weight, it’s really hard to be upset with 132 pounds when I started out at 220. I never thought I’d see 132 again.

So, I’ll just keep plugging away. I’m actually thinking, though, that today is going to mark the beginning of a serious effort in Operation Kick Jill’s Butt, so watch out, Jill! {grin}

Do or do not. There is no try.

10 comments:

  1. A set point of 132 sounds pretty sweet from where I'm standing!  :)  But I know it must be frustrating when you're working so hard.  Be encouraged, though, you are such an encouragement to the rest of us!  Some day you'll be blogging about that time you plateaued at 132...  ;)

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  2. Thanks, Abby! I'll be looking forward to that time. In the meantime, I'm really having a hard time being too upset by 132.

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  3. I was down .1.  Not really a loss.  BUT not a gain!!  Why is this so hard for us?  I have 4.9 to go!  My husband thinks we need to "sweeten" the pot!! :)
    We can do this!!  Your smack tack has re-motivated me! :)

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  4. I don't know why it's so hard. I do know that I need to make some changes -- in my workouts, basically. My eating habits could probably stand to be reigned in, but, to be truthful, I really enjoy the way I'm eating now and see it as something I could do long-term. I eat relatively healthy, with some treats thrown in, in moderation. I've thought about going on the diet in last month's Fitness magazine. It's one of those "lose ten pounds in a month" things. However, the food plan is acually really sensible, with some really yummy-looking foods. I wasn't actually thinking of it so much as a diet as I was a chance to try some new, healthy meals.

    How does your husband suggest we sweeten the pot? Should we put a time frame on it since we both seem to be lacking a sense of urgency?

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  5. I like the way I am eating too!  Gives me hope for maintenance! I like the idea of a time frame.  Also- we truly might be at our happy weights and the last few pounds might just be a challenge we want to win- not something that is necessary??  Just something to think about.  I am not sure I am ready to declare that I am at my goal weight- but just a thought that popped into my head.

    What time frame do you think would be good?

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  6. I like the way I am eating too!  Gives me hope for maintenance! I like the idea of a time frame.  Also- we truly might be at our happy weights and the last few pounds might just be a challenge we want to win- not something that is necessary??  Just something to think about.  I am not sure I am ready to declare that I am at my goal weight- but just a thought that popped into my head.

    What time frame do you think would be good?

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  7. I like the way I am eating too!  Gives me hope for maintenance! I like the idea of a time frame.  Also- we truly might be at our happy weights and the last few pounds might just be a challenge we want to win- not something that is necessary??  Just something to think about.  I am not sure I am ready to declare that I am at my goal weight- but just a thought that popped into my head.

    What time frame do you think would be good?

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  8. That's exactly the way I feel. I do want to continue to try to lose the last few pounds, just to see what it feels like and to say I did it. At that point, if my body wants to settle at its current way, I could totally be happy with that.

    I'm speaking at a conference in April. I would love to be at my goal weight for that. That's three months away -- a really reasonable time frame for losing less than ten pounds, don't you think? What if we said whoever either gets to their goal weight first or is the closest by April 26 is the winner? That's exactly three months from today.

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  9. I keep forgetting to come and post my weight, now that I've been blogging about it every week. Oops. ;) I had a 2 pound loss this week, and last week it was a 1.something loss! I have thrown my old birthday goal out the window, and came up with a new one. I now want to be at the halfway point on my brithday! I need to lose 3.75 more to reach that, and I have two weeks to the day! I'm pretty sure I'll make it, but it's up to my body, really. Like you said, sometimes it just gets stuck for whatever reason, and nothing we do can change it until it's ready. I was able to add another badge to my sidebar, as I am now at a total loss of 35.1 pounds!! :)

    I think you have accomplished such a great thing, and should be VERY happy with where you are! If you feel you need to be lighter, I'd keep pushing on until your body is ready to respond with another drop. But ultimately, it is about what's best for our body, and not the orginal number we threw out there for a goal. Praying God will give you wisdom for what you need to do!!! Proud of you!!! :)

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  10. Hi Kris,

    What you are doing is great!  I just happened upon this blog from another blog, so I haven't been following you or know many details about your workouts.  Do you add in weight training or sprinting in your workouts?  If you are stuck, I would suggest doing that if you haven't been already.  Lift HEAVY weights, you will gain muscle mass, which will increase metabolism.  You may not lose weight, but you will lose inches.  Try checking out The New Rules of Lifting for Women by Lou Schuler from the library.

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