Week 14 weigh in and measurements

Well, as suspected, I gained. I was 210.8 pounds this morning. Last week I was 207.2, so that is a gain of 3.6 pounds this week bringing my total of weight loss to 30.2  since April 18th.

And the weird part – I am okay with it. Why? Because I know I did everything right this past week, perhaps even better than right, since I worked out more, burned more calories and my food intake was within range and I didn’t get off track.

I am surely retaining water, why – I don’t know. I feel it, and it shows, and the scale also agrees.

Instead of beating myself up over this gain, I am going to reward myself instead. I have come a long way, I am sticking to my plan, and this is just a small bump in the road. I am doing great, and the scale will reflect it next week or the week after.

How am I going to reward myself? Not with chocolate, not with cookies or sweets…. No, I am going to get a haircut! 🙂 I was going to wait until I reached my first goal point off under 200, which I fully anticipated I would have been past by now. I need a little boost though. I dread looking in the mirror or at my pictures, and my messy rats nest of hair is surely one of those reasons.

So, my goals this week are to lose the 3.6 I gained, workout at least 1 hour each day, and limit my morning coffee (drip w/ 2 Splenda packets and 3 tbsp of fat-free half and half) down to just 3 times this week. I also want to try to get to sleep earlier and wake up earlier this week too.

Here’s to making things happen!

Oh, and to show I am still heading in the right direction, I did measurements this week – I am still losing!

Measurements:

Recorded July 25th , 2009 at 8:00 am PST

Neck: 13.5″ – started at 14
Chest:  41″ – started at 44
Upper Arm: 13″ – started at 15
Fore Arm: 9.8″ – started at 11
Waist: 38″ – started at 43.5
Hips: 47″ – started at 53
Thigh:  27″ – started at 30
Calf: 17″ – started at 18.5

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. fat2fitmama
    Jul 25, 2009 @ 21:23:51

    Thank you Mary!

  2. mommyinmotion
    Jul 25, 2009 @ 09:55:07

    Sounds like you are doing great. The scale might not be showing it this week, but your attitude is certainly reflecting a healthy change in your life! Enjoy your new hair-cut!!

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