Sunday, January 13, 2013

Weighty sunday

Today weight is on my mind.

I used to have an old blog that was private (well, I shouldn't say private, but no one I KNEW knew about it). Somehow, sharing personal details such as my weight didn't seem daunting in a crowd of strangers. If anything it seemed more comforting, as I knew these strangers were all going through something similar to me.

Opening up my blog to my friends and family I find I don't talk about weight a lot. I'm still slightly embarrassed by it and not quite ready to actually OWN the number. So I'm not going to post my weight here...yet....but I'm making it a goal to get to a place this year where I can post it (and I don't even mean physically...this is entirely mental).

But that doesn't mean we can't talk numbers at fact, I'm going to try to be more forthcoming with my successes and failures on the scale. I haven't done regular weigh-ins in a long time and I decided that this year I really needed to get back into it.

So Sundays are now my weigh-in day! I chose this day for two reasons-

1) I travel a lot during the week and I wanted to make sure I picked a day I could be consistent with
2) Weighing in on a Sunday forces me to make good decisions all weekend long too

I did my first weigh-in on Sunday December 30th. I didn't like what I saw, but I started working out regularly and eating better with the hopes to change it. For those that have followed me for awhile, I was up about 10lbs from when I had mono last year. Not really surprising, given that my activity level was significantly lower during that time, and I allowed myself to eat more "comfort" type foods when I was stuck home sick.

1 week later, Sunday January 6th, the scale found me .6 lbs HEAVIER. I was surprised and disappointed, but I wasn't discourage. I've been doing this long enough to know that sometimes the scale is not a good measure of success. So I just kept doing what I was doing, and was anxious to see what the scale brought me this morning.

But is a good day. The scale finally decided to play nice. And a whole lot nicer than I was even expecting! Today I am down 5.6 lbs from last Sunday. I'm sure this is really results that span the last two weeks, but I will take it!!!


  1. New follower and wanted to say congrats on your loss!! Even if it took two weeks, you kept going when the scale disappointed to show your success.

  2. Wahoo!!! Congrats!!
    I totally understand about the small blog and it feeling easier to share some details.

  3. Weight can be misleading, things you eat yesterday won't show up til two days from now. So congrats on you for keeping your head help high. Nothing can stop you now!!!