Almost Not Worth Posting About

Well folks, my fears were not unfounded last night.  I weighed in and lost .3 lbs.  Yes that is POINT 3 not a regular 3.

I spent some time allowing myself to be disappointed (but not despairing) and debating whether this loss was even worth blogging about. The conclusion I came to is this.

Hell Yes it is worth blogging about!

My body may not be doing what I want it to.  I cannot control that.  But I did the work and regardless of what the scale says I am proud of that.  I don’t want the scale to rule my life and have my moods dictated by what it says or not.  Yet, at the same time, I will not deny the disappointment either.

So I move on.

In the moving on and with the assertiveness of Angela, I realized a few things.

1.  I have NOT been drinking enough water.  Not even close.

2.  While I have been tracking my calories mentally and always knew I was not going over, after reviewing just one day of eating, (eating that was typical of my last 2 weeks) I am likely falling too far under calories.

So, it is clear to me that unless I actually write it down I do not eat enough for my body.  Especially given how many calories I was burning last week with all my walking! 

So, I am back to actually writing it down and being hyper diligent again about my tracking of my food.

Thanks Ang for taking control…you did to me today, exactly what I would have done to you or anyone else!  Hmmm…you’re not a control freak like me too, are you??????


21 thoughts on “Almost Not Worth Posting About

  1. I have to admit…I didn’t weigh in this morning. I wasn’t feeling strong enough to face it. Since you and I seem to be on the same schedule, maybe you are retaining water too. 😉 I’ll brave it tomorrow before we hit the road again.

    Anyway, I’m glad to hear that you are logging your calories again because I was worried with all that extra exercise that you might not be taking in enough. Definitely drink lots of water too. I seem to do soooo much better when I drink plenty of water.

    You’re moving in the right direction so….woooohoooooooo!!!!!

      • Crappy…that time of the month…+3.5…what the crap? Oh well…trying not to let it get me down. On the road all week…eating crap and feeling like crap. But I shouldn’t crap all over your comments. LOL…see the theme.

        • Aww JEN!! Seriously!!! We seem to be together on this…perhaps that is teh reason for my miniscule loss this past week….now that you mention it…I do seem to have a lower back ache but was thinking that was due to all my walking….

          Crap away girl…if that is what it takes to keep you sane!

  2. A move in the right direction is a move in the right direction. I can’t believe how much walking you are having to do for your job! You ROCK. I’m sure the water will be a good thing. Keep hanging in there girl! You OWN this!

    • Last week was a bit extreme as I was trying to fit as many hours as I could into 3.5 days….this week is not so crazy as I have 6 days to get 40 hours in…however, it seems I work best under pressure….and umm well have not even put in 8 hours yet!

  3. I want to welcome you to WordPress, my friend 🙂 So glad to have you here.
    You weighed less and that’s always a good thing. You are still going in the right direction and your burning those calories and that’s what counts.
    I know I don’t drink enough water either. Things will change though because I have a feeling that my new trainer will be a “hard ass” and that’s exactly what I need to get me motivated. he won’t allow me to slack off and he insists I go by the book as far as eating, exercise and yes water consumption as well.
    For now I need to rest up fro my fitness test later this afternoon.
    You are doing so good.. So proud of you and so blessed for your support and great encouragement. Thanks!!!

    • YES!!! YOu FINALLY stopped by! True, true…a loss is a loss…Can’t wait to hear about your new trainer…and for you to get your “ass” kicked! 🙂

  4. All right you wordpress people…how do I change my little symbol to my picture….this thing reminds me of a swastika and that is NOT cool!

  5. I see you now. 🙂 What a great picture and I have to say that I loved your other most recent pictures you posted. You do look great and you really can see the difference. You continue to overcome and succeed and that’s so inspiring. I know it’s not easy to put yourself out there but you do and that’s what inspires me to post what I am so uncomfortable in posting about. Mainly my weight gain and measurements.
    Thanks a bunch!!!

    • ahhh ROb, I am glad you see the difference because I certainly do not…most days….then every once in a while I catch a glimpse and say “YES” but the next day I am back to..hmmm I think it was a eye trick…..oh well…others see it and can remind me until I see it consistently myself, right! I am looking forward to seeing your gain and measurements post….not because it will be all that exciting, but because when you post it, it will no longer be a secret thing for you and THAT in itself will be berating…and more so as you move forward! If it was comfortable and easy all teh time, there would be no adventure!

  6. We are so a like in many ways. I too never notice the difference in how I look and once in awhile I am like you and when I see myself at a glance in the mirror I do say Wow, I have changed. of course that doesn’t last long 🙂
    I’ll have to check out that seasoning you mentioned. Now that I have a trainer, I need to pass everything by him first before I try something I am not sure of. It does sound good though and he probably won’t have an issue with it. So thanks for that suggestion.
    I am hoping Paul e-mails me the results and information soon. I know he is going out of town tonight and will be gone till Monday. So I guess I’ll have to be patient. Not one of my strongest qualities 🙂

  7. PS>> It’s nice we can see your “Goals” now and all your other added pages. That’s one of the reasons why I love WordPress.

  8. I am just now seeing this post, and the long convo between you and cool Rob. Righteo! Guess I really was lost in work last week if I’m a week behind on my girl’s blog. Sheesh.

    I have received my share of harsh medicine from your dear self, and taken it with a fair measure of sugar….er, Splenda,… be able to swallow it down and get better.

    You know I’m a number cruncher, it just makes more sense to me if it’s mathematical in nature. 🙂

    Loving that you’re on WordPress!

  9. me too…sooo easy to respond to comments…I can see how Jason can soo easily keep up with them! You and I had a conversation about this…soo all good! I post a lot, so….it can be ahrd for anyone to keep up…anyone that works anyway!

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