Archive for January 2012

I know I just went on about how wonderful the scale is and you should make nice with it and not be afraid and not take fluctuations to heart. Well, the very next morning and weigh-in after that post, I noticed about a 4 lb. fluctuation. I. Freaked. OUT!

I’ve been trying so hard, so so so hard to be more balanced and listen to hunger cues and to move more (a lot more actually) and that 4 pounds really upset me. I moved the scale into the hallway (Side story: I’ve always kept my scale in the same spot, I line up the spot exactly on the floor using the wood floor lines to mark the exact spot to use, thinking this will bring me greater accuracy. #fail.)  I moved it into the hall and it was like 6 lbs off. Then I broke my moral code and went to Weight Watchers to weigh in. I haven’t followed the PointsPlus plan at all, I find it cumbersome and not intuitive like the regular points program that I used to lose weight and maintain. Anyhoo, I stepped on the scale and I found my home scale WAS off. About 6 lbs off.  

So going back to my last post where I was so excited that I was down 10 pounds. As of today, I am down 18 pounds since January 1st. YAY! Now, who wants to bet I step on it tomorrow and I’m up 3 haha!! I’m sure there should be a moral to this, but screw it. I’m down 18!!!

I’m an avid believer in weighing every day. Maybe it’s because I’ma a masochist, maybe it’s because I’m part Type-A, but whatever the reason I just like to see the fluctuations so I can better understand how my body works. 

Some days I go down 2 lbs, the next day I can go up 4. As long as I keep the long-term in sight and compare the daily weight to what it was a week ago or a month ago, I think it’s good practice to do a daily weigh and I can avoid falling into the pitfall of whhhhhhyisthistakingsolong??? I like to see results. I think that’s why I like vacuuming so much (instant results!)

That being said: I’m down 10.2 lbs since January 1st. I didn’t start being “good” on New Years, but I just wasn’t as religious about tracking my weight in December. I’ve been exercising almost daily, starting my day off with a whole fruit and veggie smoothie (basically just mixing fruits, veggies and water in a VitaMix blender and choking it down) and cutting back on dairy and processed foods.

I feel great! I have a lot more energy and on most days my mood is improved. I say most because I’ve been in a couple-day long funk, but I know I’m on the right track.

So my goals for the week:
-Drink more water!
-Exercise every day NO EXCUSES
-Plan my schedule for the semester so I don’t get behind in school.

Have a great week everybody!

  1. Two mile run. CHECK
  2. Indulge in a half episode of Burn Notice while working out. CHECK 
  3. Spinach, banana, strawberry soy smoothie. CHECK
  4. Sahrmann adominal exercises. CHECK.

How do I let myself feel guilty for taking time for myself when my reward is feeling alive, energized, and happy? That sure beats dull, tired, depressed mommy. 


Posted on: January 2, 2012

Dear New Year,
You’re mine.