Saturday, October 16, 2004

Saturday Weigh In, Another Milestone

Look at these pictures.  According to my measurements I have finally crossed over to size 24.  That's ten, count em, ten dress sizes since I started. 

I was so psyched I stated that it didn't matter what the scale said today.  In the last two weeks I've lost five inches, and that's something.  That's really completely something. 

So what if the scale showed a two pound gain last week?  That's just a weird quirky freak of nature, right?

Well color me shocked when I stepped on the scale and found four more buddies had joined the the first quirky two.

I now weigh 284 lbs.

Who says God doesn't have a sense of humor??

I wasn't depressed like I was last week.  I know it's probably muscle etc so forth and so on.  My body will just inevitably catch up.

I read somewhere that with every ten pounds you lose a dress size.  So my body looks 100 lbs lighter even if the scale says only 66lbs.  Muscle weighs more than fat, etc so forth and so on.  But six pounds in two weeks??  Gimme a break.  I'm going to chalk it up to hormones and call it a day. 

I also decided I'm going to up the calories to match the activity level, and just to shake things up I'm not even going to have a calorie deficit on Saturday at all.  Instead, I'm going to eat what I should eat to maintain 145lbs with an active lifestyle. 

Sunday through Friday - 2000 calories, 30% fat.
Saturday - 2400 calories, 30% fat

One of this days I'll find a winning combination.  In the meantime I'm going to make strong, healthy choices in nutrition and exercise and just know that eventually it will all fall into place. 

I know how much better I have felt all week and I see the results in my clothes.  I will not be moved by some stupid numbers on a scale.  Aggravatin' thing that it is.

The proof is in the pudding, as it were.  And those pictures don't lie.

No stats tonight, I haven't made an eating plan and I still have 1000 calories to go.  I'm not even sure how I'll make it to those high numbers anymore. 

DAILY AFFIRMATION: I will not be moved by what I see.



sjburgess51 said...

Hi Gin!
 Great, great, great!!!!  You are looking fabulous!!!  I am SO excited for you!!!
You know water weight can show up as much as 10 pounds.  I can weigh (even at my age with a hysterectomy) as much as 5 to 7 pounds more or less on any given week.  Now a young thing like you with full female functions, you can lose or gain 10 pounds easily.
 Another thing I learned while taking a weight loss class last year, for a while you lose inches, then weight.  I don't know why it works that way, but it does.  On the week that I measured smaller I lost little or no weight, and vice versa.
 You just keep up the good fight, you are winning ... Which is normal cause YOU ARE A WINNER!!!

journey2sarah said...

Ginger:  Ten dress sizes.  Think about THAT.  Guess that makes you a TEN!  Absolutely love it--you are fighting and winning.  That also makes you a WINNER!  P.S. Don't worry about my relative silence...I am up to good things....

journey2sarah said...

PPS:  All these good and positive things I tell you are growing in your brain; since they are good, positive things you have no reason not to retain them so they whisper along with all the other good and useful things you hear from us out here in your subconscious psyche --"a new, better quality of life--for me and my family--I feel better, look better, am better."  "Even though each day I have attained more in age--I am healthier than before each day because I am choosing to firm, tone, and release the dangerous weight that is the root of so many horrible and often irreversible diseases.  I love myself and those around me.  I am helping myself and in so doing I am a positive link in so many ways...."  

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positively2sweet said...

Dear Ginger,

I just want to say that your dedication is fantastic.  I work for the Bariatric Institute of Wisconsin, a nurse at one of the area hospitals, and I see many obese patients that are motivated to lose weight but have neither the determination nor the strength to fight the weight.  These are the people that come out of surgery onto my floor and ask me if we serve cheeseburgers!  It is not only for aesthetic purposes that you are doing this, but the underlying good health as well.  I am so proud of you for that.  You are truly an amazing woman.  Good luck to you!  I will be watching your inevitable progress!