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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Weigh in Wednesday

Today I weighed 226.6 for a 2 pound loss. This brings my total loss to 23.4 pounds!

I am very pleased with this loss as last week I had essentially maintained by gaining .2 pounds. POINT 2. PuH-lease. Sometimes I think the scale does this to me just to piss me off. Like .2 lbs is significant. Scientifically, I know it's not. Hell, one trip to the bathroom and I should lose that. But, in spite of my logical side knowing all that, I was irritated and frustrated last week.

How do you deal with weeks where you don't lose or even gain? For me in the past, this is where I would have given up. The old me would've gone on a binge last week when I didn't lose. But I didn't. This time I just kept going-- Working out, tracking my calories, eating healthy food, drinking my water. And you know what? It worked.

I am amazed at how much better I feel! The other day I told my husband how weird it was that I haven't had a migraine in several weeks. My body LOVES healthy food. I've been eating so many fresh fruits and veggies. I haven't been overly hungry thanks to snacks and I'm starting to know my body and what it needs. Did you ever say, "I'm hungry, but I don't know what I want."? I used to say this all the time. Now I know it wasn't hunger. It was often thirst, but mostly it was frustration, boredom, sadness, and even anger.

I even crave exercise. I can't sit still on the sofa so easy anymore. I'd rather be walking, or swimming or on the bike, or doing sit ups. I actually get grumpy if something interferes with my exercise time. Who is this person? Before I would have been happy to get to quit exercising. Now, I wish I could stay longer at the gym and get bummed when I have to leave. I am sore from exercising, but I LOVE it. It is a badge of honor.

AND, I've found that I really, really like water. I want it all the time now. It makes my body feel better. It's all I drink and boy what a difference. I'll bet I've had 2 diet sodas in the last 3 weeks. They don't even taste good and they make me more thirsty.

Of course today is a good day. Some days are harder, but for today I'm going to enjoy feeling good and successful.


  1. Woot for 2 more pounds! That is so awesome! I still struggle with the water, although today I made a hot herbal tea, let it steep for a while, then added it to my ice water - made it go down a lot easier!

    Keep up the awesome work!


  2. Thanks Biz! Herbal tea sounds tasty. Tea is one drink that doesn't leave me thirsty. I really appreciate the encouragement!

  3. Congratulations - you are doing great with your weight loss! It's so cool how much you are enjoying the healthy lifestyle. :)

  4. Hey, great job on the -2 (with no preceding POINT). I'm so with you on the water. I've committed to drinking 8+ cups a day for about the past 6 weeks. At first it was really hard and I'd have to chug a couple of glasses at bedtime, but now, I'm often done by mid-afternoon and I get thirsty. Did I see in your profile that you're doing C25K? I just finished (for the 2nd time) and it really helps. My first time here, but I'll be back! Keep up the good work. Oh, and I love your "duh" moment--no migraines now--Yipee!

  5. Yes, I am doing C25K for the first time. I and finishing week 4 tomorrow. I really can't believe I like it so much. I've never, ever, ever, ever ran before. (Not that what I'm doing right now could be called running.) But, I like it.


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