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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Facing the Scale

I only have a minute for a quick check-in before I leave for San Francisco for the day with my hubby and some friends (we are going to see Wicked tonight - I can't wait!) but I wanted to blog about weighing myself this morning. For those who don't remember, I had my husband hide my scale for two weeks and today was the day I got it back. Actually, he put it out last night before bed so that I could have it first thing this morning to weigh myself, and I was even strong enough not to weigh myself when I had to pee before bed. Then this morning, when I first got up and was undressed before putting on my workout clothes, I faced the scale. It was REALLY hard for me to get on it. I stared at it for a minute, trying to breathe slowly. I was really scared of the unknown - I had no idea whether I would be up or down, and I was just praying that the slow work I have been doing over the past two weeks would pay off and my body wouldn't pull one of its tricks where for no apparent reason I am up 5 pounds. I finally managed to step on, and closed my eyes while I waited for the number to pop up.

I forced myself to open one eye long enough to check out what the reading was: 179. Now, as I look back at my blogging, I notice that I never logged what my weight was when I last weighed myself. Ha. I am fairly certain it was 185 after my birthday binging. So that is a loss of 6 pounds in the last two weeks. However, I could have been 183, which would be a 4 pound loss. Either way, I am happy. I had to stop my mind from going through the thoughts of "I wonder if that is just muscle loss since I stopped doing the Shred and started running" and "I wonder if it would have been more if I hadn't eaten so late last night." I am happy with it, regardless of "what if."

The 170s have been ever-elusive for me since I started losing weight - 179 is the lowest I ever get, and the next day I am always back in the 180s. So my goal is to continue making the good choices and doing the C25K thing, and hopefully that will move me solidly into the 70s.

I completed W2D2 this morning, and am now heading off to San Francisco for a day of walking walking walking, so I am feeling pretty good about the exercise portion of my life today. Hope everyone is doing well!

3 comments:

  1. Congrats on the loss. That's so great!

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  2. Great job on the drop in weight.
    Keep up the good work

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