Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Weekly Weigh-In: Just in Case You Wondered

Happy Wednesday! It’s time for another Weekly Weigh-In. Are you ready?

Me? I’m still pretty much holding steady at where I was back in August. I don’t know whether to consider it a plateau or maintaining.

On the one hand, I guess it’s plateau-like since I really would like to get to my goal weight, if for no other reason than to say that I officially did it.

On the other hand, as I’ve said before, I’m really happy where I am now and could be content here for a lifetime, so maybe it’s maintaining.

I’ve really been debating whether or not I want to continue to push for that last 7 pounds or so, or just consider this my “happy weight” and commence being happy about it.

I guess I need to decide. I’m kind of tired of feeling like I’m in limbo…but I really do want to be able to say that I met my goals.

What about you? How did the scale treat you this week?

Do or do not. There is no try.


  1. Can I just copy and paste this post for my Stubborn 10 update?  I feel the SAME way.  I have this small feeling that if we remove the pressure to lose the last 5-7 it will just come off.  Maybe the stress of the pressure is preventing us?  Along with the loosening of the habits.... what do you think?  A shift in focus might be in order....

  2. I know what you mean here.  I'm at the last 7 lb goal too and really am not working as hard as I was when I dropped my first 20 lbs.  I too need to decide.  Today I decided to loose it, tomorrow, well that's another story :)  

  3. I think you're right. I really think we might need to spend some time just enjoying maintaining and being happy where we are. I think, after my next half-marathon (2/25), I'm not going to sign up for anything longer than a 15K for awhile, so I can just *enjoy* running without feeling the pressure of "training." I love running when I don't feel like I *have* to run. Maybe that's what's going on with my weight, too.

  4. Yes, it's the day-to-day that gets tedious.

  5. If it's not too personal, where are you in BMI (Body Mass Index)?  When I picked my goal weight it was square in the middle of "normal".  I'll admit, my intensity in getting to "normal" was higher than my intensity to arrive at 22-ish.  I feel terrific now that I'm no longer overweight and though I'm still in weight loss mode, wonder what I expected when I picked my target weight. 

    Wishing you good health!


  6. I stumbled upon your blog as I am dabbling in homeschooling (defs not a calling for me, but we are heading off to be missionaries and there are all sorts of educational complications leading me to home educate for the time being) anyhoo... I also have about 20 lbs I need to lose and have been debating about how much work I want to put in. Do I simply accept myself as I am? Or try to lose that extra weight. I have been trying, counting calories, 30-60 minutes of daily exercise, and in the last 2 weeks have lost... nothing. I nearly cried. Even one pound would have been so encouraging. Blah. Anyhoo. I love your website, and you are an inspiration! Bless you!

  7. I'm ever so slightly above normal. That's why I picked my goal weight. I have to be 128 or less to have a normal BMI and I figured 125 would give me a little wiggle room.

    I've gotta say, I tried on some pants last night. If you'd have told me two years ago that someday I'd be able to pick a size 6 off the rack and know that it would fit, I wouldn't have believed you...and I sure wouldn't have believed you if you'd told me that I'd be there and still not be 100% happy with my weight. ;-)

  8. The scale is treating me awesome so far but then hey, i just started in January ! You are doing so well. Thanks for sharing !


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