Saturday, April 17, 2010

Weigh-In For Week 36

I think my scale is broken.

Or, perhaps, the universe is finding great amusement in lending credence to my claim that I tend to figure in on the low side come weigh day.

Most likely I have been working my way through some sodium bloat and water retention.

Whatever the case may be, I know that every single day throughout this week I have consistently seen higher numbers on the scale than I did last Saturday. And yesterday, for Tammy’s Summer Challenge, I weighed in at 149.8. I even took the battery out of the blasted machine and put it back in again before trying to step on it for a fourth time when I saw those digits pop up because I was so frustrated. I felt like I was really making the effort, but not reaping any of the rewards. I was positive that this week would finally end my losing streak. In fact, I have to admit that I was so sure of that likelihood that I actually had the thought of throwing in the towel for the day and binging so that I could justify a gain! I didn't do it though and I am so glad...

I weighed in this morning at 146.6. That’s a two pound loss from last week! What?! Okay, maybe that’s not so weird. But it does suggest more than a three pound drop from yesterday! Obviously there were some serious fluctuations in my sodium, hormone, or weird chemical levels going on to account for that. But, talk about waiting – or is that weighting – until the last minute to see results!


  1. Celebrating for you! Hooray! Great work.

  2. Gosh. Just read a chunk of your journal. It's a great read and an encouraging success story. Well done. I'm following you now :)


    I thought for sure I wouldn't get a loss this week too. I went to bed weighing 227 (fluctuating between 227 - 229 all week) and then BAM woke up this morning to a glorius 225.6

    Btw OWiS means "Official Weigh in Saturday".

  4. Hey, congrats on another awesome week! WOOT!

    I'm the anon from a couple weeks ago who cried on your shoulder about not losing lbs in spite of very low cal and exercise. It was a very upsetting stretch of months. However, I did not give up, and I DID find a solution for me that involved changing the kinds of food I ate. I'm actually eating more calories now, and losing weight! Also I'm doing LESS exercise. Strange, no? :-)

    More and more I'm seeing this whole get-healthier-endevour as less of a perfect science and more of a life philosophy.

    I enjoy reading your blog every day. Love love love the colors, BTW.

  5. Congratulations! Keep up the good work!

  6. I'm writing down the 146.6 as your weigh-in for the challenge...plenty of people send me their weigh-ins on Saturday instead of Friday, so it's no biggie!! Way to go girl! :)

  7. And amazing results those were! I can't imagine how amazing it feels to be in the 140's!

  8. You can officaly say a permanet bye by to 150's.

  9. Wow! Congrats! I see a lot of fluctuations too as a daily weigher! (Is there a word like that?!) But invariably for weigh in day either I maintain or lose! Never a gain!!

  10. Thanks for the ever-heartwarming support!!!

    Tara, thanks for the definition. Now I get it!

    Anonymous, I'm so glad you have found something that is working for you! And don't worry... my shoulder is always here to be cried on for anyone who needs it! ;)

    Tammy, you rock; thanks for that!