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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Disappointing or Encouraging?

My weigh in yesterday was something I'm not entirely comfortable with.  I lost 0.2 pounds which isn't a lot but at least I lost(?).  The last few weeks have been a little odd - first I was sick so I pretty much didn't work out for 10 days.  Then I had my 9K race and after that I sort of took a few days to rest up (that's what I interpret the scale telling me last night).  So I'm determined to get the scale not only moving in the right direction but moving at a pace that I am more comfortable with.

A few weekends ago Mom was here visiting and she brought me the mother load (no pun intended) of squash from Dad's garden.  I've been roasting about 4 per week and eating lots and lots of vegetables.  I mean, yummy freshly roasted squash is amazing.  I like to boil a potato to have with it and that is just so delicious and very satisfying except that I think with all the vegetables I'm actually eating too much.  So I'm going to have to get that under control.

I'm also planning on getting a lot of activity this week and I'm hoping that Mother Nature will cooperate with me.

When you get on the scale and don't see what you expect, are you disappointed or encouraged to try harder?  If you try harder, what do you do?


  1. Don't be discouraged! I'll give you my 2-cents "food scientist" pep talk, which of course, you can take with a grain of salt (no pun intended). I'm certain WW tells you this, but when you lose weight your body is undergoing a major overhaul, not just losing weight. So even when you don't feel like you're "losing", you are most likely just adjusting in other areas, meaning you may be developing more lean muscle which DOES weigh more than fat (I, too, am no doctor, but DID take human anatomy and physiology!). It's also a much different process in females just due to plain old biology (and hormones...oh goody!). Keep your chin up...look at how far you've come! I laughed at your squash comment...if you ever want to see something scary, watch how much squash Lillian can consume in a sitting. I must have the only toddler alive that hates pizza but has an affinity for leeks and green olives.

  2. I know what you're saying is true in my head but knowing or feeling that I've been working hard and not having the scale reflect it is sometimes like slap in the face, ya know?

    I should also mention that I take measurements (not weekly but usually every other week) and even though the scale showed a small loss I did lose 1/2" at my waist which is so freaking awesome. I'm focusing on that part rather than the scale part! :)

    Thanks for the pep talk Michelle. You can send Lillian down here... she can have all the green olives she wants but the squash is going to be a fight between me, her and the dogs (apparently Briscoe loves squash as much as I do!)

  3. You are an inspiration to me - Glenn