Sunday, April 11, 2010

I less than three you guys, but plus four myself.

A big thank you to everyone who commented on my last post. One of the things I love about the blogging community is that everyone is so supportive and that you all have such kind things to say. A little bit of humor and a silly dance are good ways to get myself started, but it's all of your friendly encouragement that will keep me going. I tried to respond to everyone's comments personally, but if I didn't respond to yours it's because I don't have your e-mail address. Thank you to each and every one of you!

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I'm not the only one on this blog with a little spill-over. Jasper has a muffin top too:

This morning I weighed in at four pounds heavier than when I started my workout plan last week. FOUR POUNDS. Not cool! I guess that's what I get for taking Friday and Sunday off. But on Saturday I did the 30-Day Shred and more than an hour of yard work! Doesn't that even out?

I know, I know, I just started. I shouldn't expect results right away. I did the Shred plus two and a half hours of yard work and cleaning today to up the ante. I could have done something else with that chunk of time, but the litter boxes don't scrub themselves, people.

I constantly have to remind myself that the number on the scale is not the end-all, be-all of getting healthy. My weight can fluctuate several pounds from day to day, and it has always been this way. I still track my morning weigh-ins using a fancy spreadsheet I designed that turns all the data into an easy-to-read line graph, but how my clothes fit is a much better gauge of how I'm doing. My jeans felt pretty good yesterday.

Still, though, I wish I had some little birdies who would help me lighten the load on the scale a little bit so I could feel like what I'm doing is working. One of my short term goals is to have my weight start with a one again, and that's not going to happen if I keep plus-fouring.


K13 said...

Ha! We used to have a cat that slept in a box like that, not as much "overflow" but close. lol

Anonymous said...

My cats live by the adage 'if I fits in it, I sits in it'.

Good luck on your loss! It's just a while before the ball starts rolling, but when it does, you've got more energy and it perpetuates itself.

Brittany Ann said...

It's true; how your clothes fit is actually a much better gauge. Smaller, tighter muscle weighs more than fat but takes up way less space! That's always my mantra!

Bev said...

I almost always gain a little when I first start working out! Your body retains water in your muscles and all that mumbo-jumbo, but it is discouraging sometimes.

Just go by how you feel! I know my scale hasn't budged but I feel firmer these past few days and my clothes fit better, so hopefully the scale will show it soon enough. Keep at it!!

Samsmama said...

I ate so well yesterday. Or so I thought. I gained a pound. WTH?

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

Oh my gosh, kitty muffin top? that's hilarious and adorable. ADORABLE. Jeans are a great way to measure how you're doing. I'm glad to hear they fit well!

Jamie said...

Our scale doesn't give an accurate reading -ever-, so I go by measurements and how my clothes fit. But good luck with Jillian! She's tough but she gets results. :)