Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Which hand should I chose?

I am torn between disgust and elation.   So ok, here it is.

I had my weigh in today.  I've been weighing myself regularly and I've watched the numbers slide lower and lower on the scale (ok, they would be sliding if I didn't have a digital scale).  It's been good.   Yesterday morning I was ecstatic about my weight.  This morning, not so much.  I gained six tenths of a pound between yesterday and today.   Yesterday I ran over three miles.  I made good choices for breakfast and lunch and......well for dinner I went to Cici's pizza.  (My nephew will be so ashamed of me...he hates Cici's Pizza.)  I did have a salad.  I did have 3 slices of pizza.  I did have a brownie.  And oh my word, their breadsticks are possibly the best around. (Yes, this was my first foray into the world of Cici's pizza).  So yes, I had something like 2 or 3 bread stick bites.  As I was eating I was worried about my weigh in today.   Pizza?  Really?   The night before a weigh in???   What was I thinking?    I'll tell you what I was thinking.....the other option was a Chinese buffet.  ha ha ha. 

That said?   I entered my food into the tracker and I will say that I ate  1732 calories yesterday.  Including what I earned, I STILL had 163 calories left over at the end of the day.  HOWEVER, sadly body is stupid and if I eat a ton of my earned calories then I don't lose weight.  (Yes, this is sad...but something I realize and just work with.)  Just one of those quirks of individualism in this weight loss journey.

I seriously contemplated just taking yesterdays weight as my 'official' weekly weigh in.  But then I  realized that that was cheating.  And regardless, I needed to face the music.   Just do it!

So this morning I stepped onto the scales.   249.6   A gain....from yesterday.  BUT that equates to a 4.4 pound loss from last Wednesday...and I can OFFICIALLY say that I am out of that 5 pound vortex.   The goal for this week is to STAY out of that vortex and get further away.  

So elation....but disgust that I didn't hold onto the lower Tuesday morning weigh in number.    Ok ok ok....I'm going to chose happiness and elation and move forward!

Meanwhile, I'm staying busy.   Trying to enjoy life.   Getting out....geocaching when I can...seeing new things when I can....trying to reinvent's proving to be a long process.  :-) 

I'm looking for peace and happiness and rolling in that direction.  :-)


finding lori said...

Grrr...That's why I hate scales!! Don't let it get you down. You're doing great!! :)

MyStalkerIsFat said...

I am the same way with eating and weigh ins. I really watch what I eat on Fridays because I weigh in on Saturday mornings!

Lori said...

I get it. It is so frustrating to see a low number during the week and bounce up on the official weigh in day! It was probably water weight from the extra carbs last night. I think it will fall right back off. Chug a little extra water to encourage it to leave.

Darcy Winters said...

I moved my weigh-in day back to Monday and had the same thing happen. I think maybe it is best to sometimes just go by an average for the week instead of day-to-day. :-/

MandaPanda said...

Also note that Cici's food as way more salt in it than you would normally eat as well so that would have an immediate impact on your weight as well. No worries. You're still doing fine!

Camille Smith said...

Mary, you have amazing journey on losing weight. Keep it up. Sometimes the results is hard to see but continue what you are doing. I feel what you feel and sharing your story is amazing steps to believe in yourself that you can do anything. I lose hope as well to lose weight, I felt lost but the Intreviews gives me a opportunity to start again and believe on myself again that I can do anything.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! Probably the cheese on the pizza had a bit of water bloat on you. The downward trend is what's important!