Saturday, November 22, 2008

Tales from the Scale

145.8 lbs. - Sunday, Nov. 16

Yep, that's the current #. Not an official WW number. I actually broke down and bought a scale! I have NEVER owned a scale. My mom has always had one in her bathroom, so I went through phases growing up when I would weigh myself, but never as part of a weight loss project. And surprisingly, in my tiny bathroom, it does not bother me that it is front and center. It just sort of blends in. I've only felt compelled to weigh myself twice since that first time - I don't think I'll ever become an "every morning" weigher, but stranger things have happened.

So, I haven't decided when I am going to weigh myself every week. I am still thinking about going to WW meetings each week. I should check the schedule for today, since it is Saturday, but I woke up super late (10:46 AM!) so I am all out of whack with plans for today. (The heat isn't on in my apartment, so I think that contributed to my extended slumber.) I do like the 8pm meetings on Wednesday nights, but I forgot last week (gotta add it to my work calendar) and this week my parents will be here. I still miss the camaradie of being around people with the same goal - hopefully I will find that again.

Okay, so how do I feel about the new number? Not that bad. The last time I was weighed at WW I was 144, so 145.8 isn't as bad as what I was expecting - if you recall, I was worried I had made it back into the 150's (not that there's generally anything wrong with being in the 150's). So, now I am curious to see what I weigh tomorrow evening - starting a Sunday evening ritual I believe. The 145.8 is fully clothed with jeans. I know some people at my old WW location thought I was crazy to weigh myself in jeans, but that's how I started WW. It was August 2006 and at 224-ish pounds I was not comfortable wearing shorts (thighs rubbing together, not so much fun, neither is sweating through thin fabric), so I wore jeans all summer, as I had been doing pretty much every summer since college. So, since my first official weigh-in was in jeans, I never shyed away from that in the future. Consistency is our friend!

I will report the new number tomorrow. I did eat pretty well this week - chicken or sushi for dinner, Progresso chicken noodle soup for lunch. I had 2 bagels because I was in a rush, but no beer since last Saturday night and last night I munched on my own edamame (originally frozen from the grocery store) and was super happy as I waited for my sushi to arrive. But, alas, I got in zero exercise. I need to figure out how to get myself up in the morning before work since it is too dark to go to the park after work and I refuse to spend money on a gym membership (I did that for too many years while I was super overweight and just wasted money.)

Off to make more coffee!


Vickie said...

LOVED your quote:

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle

and have added it to the collection on my side bar - thank you!!!

I personally think you are SMART to weigh in your jeans. I think that the nakee, empty - weigh habit can feed into eating disordered thinking.

Because EMPTY isn't a good thing - feeding your body healthy food (portions, at meal time) is a good thing.

We are what we are - we weigh what we weigh - we are the size that we are - whether nakee or not. At a medical office, at school nurse checks, etc - we are clothed! I applaud your 'taking/accepting' yourself 'as is'.

I shudder everytime I hear the lengths that women go to before their WW weigh ins - if they go to an evening or afternoon meeting - and do not eat their routine, normal healthy schedule - I think they are setting themselves up for a roller coaster. If this happens once a week - I think it can have a lasting, UNeven impact (it would on me!)

glad to see you posting more regularly!!!

Lynn Haraldson-Bering said...

Hi there! Glad to find your blog. Mind if I add you to my blog roll? I found you through Vickie's blog and posted a comment about Trixie Belden. I see now (by your profile photo) that you, too, are a TB fan. Very cool. I always wanted to be Honey, but alas, I had the curls like Trixie...LOL

Great blog. I hope you'll visit us over at We blog about weight maintenance. There aren't many of us out there. Let me know if you'd be OK with me adding you to our blog rolls. Thanks!

Linh said...

I'm glad the number wasn't as high as you thought and I think it's great that you are recognizing the changes in your habits and how you feel. It's so easy to gain/regain. Good luck!