Sunday, August 29, 2010

Weigh in - Week 12

Last week's weight 320.4
This week's weight 318.2

2.2 pounds LOST this week

11.2 pounds lost since June 2010

I just want to mention that I am just 18.8 pounds from my goal of losing 30 by the end of 2010. This will also put me under 300 pounds, which is really the prize I have my eye on.

I've had an Ah-HA moment this week: you have to listen to your body and react when it tells you something.

As I mentioned in the previous blog post, yesterday I was resting my back because for the last two weeks I've had lower back pain. My body was telling me to rest even though I am missing my Couch to 5K training. Sitting at home all day left me bored and I may have had a few extra snacks I wouldn't have had otherwise. I was worried the day of inactivity, plus the extra calories would reek havoc on my weigh in. But in reality I LOST 0.2 pounds from yesterday morning to this morning. My body knows what it's doing, I just have to continue to listen.

I also realized that the scale really is your friend. Until I started this blog, I had never owned a scale. Never. And I never wanted to own a scale. I would weigh myself at the gym or get my number at the doctor's office, but I was never interested in tracking my progress.

It took some adjustment when I first brought it home. I would weigh myself everyday and obsess whether the scale had moved or not. Realizing this obsession, I moved the scale from being out in the open in the bathroom where I would see it every morning when I woke up to the bathroom linen closet. I only pull it out when I need to weigh myself and have cut down to weighing just 2-3 times a week. I usually check myself Thursday and again Saturday just so I can see if I need to bump it up for the weekend.

Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday!


whoatemyblog said...

Congrats on your 2+ lb loss!!! I hope your back gets better soon. :)

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