Saturday, August 7, 2010

Singing a new tune (Jennifer)

First...thanks so much for all your supportive and kind words.  They are totally appreciated and it is days like these that I find blogging to be so helpful.  Second...I apologize for the pity party.  I am over it.  Moved on.  Its been a while since I let the whole weight thing get to me in a negative way.  I have come so far in this journey and a measly 3 lbs is not going to do me in.  I am still down 60+ lbs and I am proud of my accomplishments.  I have reached so many of my goals that I set out for. 

I did two things yesterday that really helped. First, I went back into my older posts and checked them out.  I realized that this is probably a plateau.  Over the last several weeks(well over a month) I have had a 6lb gain and almost the same in losses. The gains were only twice at 3 lbs each which is the frustrating part.  The losses a pound here, two there, etc.  So really what is happening is I am maintaining my weight within a few pounds.  Second, I went to the gym and since I was due to be measured again I actually ASKED them to do it.  I wanted to see what the deal is and what is really happening with MY BODY and not the scale.  She measured me and I was shocked by the results.  Since June 15th when I was last measured I have lost an additional  8 1/4  inches all over my body!!  I had told her my frustration and she said it is most likely water and hormones(even though it isnt my time) because the measurements prove that I am losing fat!!  Yaaaay!  Since I started the gym two and  a half months ago I am down a total of  14  1/4 inches all over my body.  Since then I have lost 10 lbs but the measurements are much more tale telling!

Again, thanks to you all for your support and comments. 

8 comments:

dawne said...

Ya!!!! Tami and Nutmegnotebook always tells me that clothes and measurements are the real truth tellers, and not the scale. Too many things affect that stupid piece of metal.

Enjoy your new day with your new attitude!

Lesia said...

Down 60 pounds is incredible. That's where I am too. smile.

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Woww... how awesome is that!! Really puts it into perspective. With your activity, you are building tone and muscle, and still losing fat! Good for you!

~Margene

Cozy in Texas said...

How exciting. I'm glad you are back to your cheerful self. We'll get there - nothing worth doing is easy.
Jeffery Deaver says that rejection is just a speed bump and not a brick wall. We have to look at non-loss weeks the same way.
Ann

DiZneDiVa said...

It's more important that you are losing inches... Good for you! *Maria*-Blogger from "This one time at BAND Camp..."

99ToGo said...

Yeah for inches lost!!! That's the important part, right? I joke with a friend, that I could weigh 500 pounds and not really care, if I were a size 6 and healthy :) That pesky number on the scale often lies...

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I don't see them as pity post. It's frustrating! And it will be frustrating again. You're seeing the positive now and realizing that you are still improving even if the dumb scale isn't telling you that. The biggest mistake is letting the scale get you to give up. Don't let it do that!

Karen said...

I agree with Dawn...the scale is a stupid piece of metal. I am going to stop worrying about the number on the scale and go for measurements now. It's funny how you can weigh yourself several times a day and be up a pound, down two, up three, down one... etc. So, I'm not going to worry about that. As long as I'm shrinking in inches, that number can be as high as it wants! :)