Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Weigh-In Wednesday #3

Oh, Wednesday.

Again I am excited to see the numbers drop on the scale...and I'm not sure what to expect this week, because I haven't been hopping up on the scale EVERY morning.  This is intended to be better for me so that I don't get discouraged if I see the numbers go up or if they stay the same.  This is what JC recommends, and what I'm used to doing..for the most part...but it kills me just a little.  I am a perfectionist, and he's given me a huge goal for this month...so to relinquish some control was not easy.

Starting weight:  292.1
1st weigh-in:  286.8
2nd weigh-in:  280.1
3rd weigh-in:  276.4

That's a drop of 3.7 pounds this week.  Not bad, not bad...why am I so disappointed?  Total loss in 3 weeks = 15.7 pounds...and I should be rejoicing as that's an average loss of over 5 pounds per week.  All I need to do now is drop 14.3 pounds next week to attain a 30 pound drop this month.  Gaaaahhhh...sometimes this is so frustrating.

So, what happens now?  How do I pick myself up after not losing an astounding amount of weight?  Don't get me wrong, I'm happy with a loss...but as always, I have high and somewhat unrealistic expectations and that sets me up for failure sometimes.  However, I have a perfect way to counteract this...no, not by trying on clothing that I don't think I can fit into in my closet (that'll come later).  For now...I need some perspective.

This is a pound of butter:
I have lost almost 16 of these.

This is a five pound bunch of carrots:
 
I have lost over 3 times this much!

And this is a 15 pound cat:
 
I have lost a rather large feline...and at least 3 mice on top of that.
Attitude adjusted.  I'm ready for my day.

12 comments:

  1. Pete The Punk2/10/2013

    You're doing just great, Suzie, we're proud o ya in Scotland ;o)) x

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    1. Yay!

      Glad to hear I'm big in Scotland...well, slightly smaller.

      Thanks, Petey!

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  2. 5 lbs a week is fantastic!! Good advice about the scale only once a week. I got hooked on checking it everyday and let the number set the tone for the day thus starting some days feeling like doo doo depending on the number. Your way is much healthier! Keep up the great work Suzie! I'm really enjoying your blog.

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    1. Barb,

      I'm so happy to hear that you're getting a kick out of this. I have been too...who knew it was this much fun to put yourself out there in such a vulnerable position? Haha...and exercising? Jonathan keeps telling me I'm going to hate him, hate it...but I haven't ever felt that. Butterflies, every time. If it's hard...it must be working...and I have my eye on the prize, so to speak.

      I don't let the scale dictate my mood, "Hi, my name is Suzie, and I'm a control freak," however..I get the psychology behind it. And apparently, I do what I'm told. Haha..

      Blogging is my therapy. Keep reading, and I'll keep writing.

      Cheers,

      Suzie

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  3. Anonymous2/12/2013

    Suzie! I finally found ya on here! It's Mandy, one of the two fitness godesses you see at the pool every wed and thurs...hehe and I think my face gets a workout when we chat cuz I sure as heck gets-a-laughin!..good times! good times! well I just want you to know that you are such an inspiration and you are soo doin awesome! keep it up canadiens gal!! c you at weigh-in-wednesday! P.s.~ I think I lost about 4 cats now and 2 kittens!!

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    1. Hey Mandy!

      Glad to hear you found my little place on the interweb. It's been lovely getting to know you and Bailey the last few weeks, I need as many laughing partners as possible at the gym...otherwise I'd cry from all the cardio...haha.

      Congrats on losing a "litter." We'll keep each other in check.

      x
      Suzie

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  4. Anonymous2/13/2013

    YOU ARE FABULOUS AND SO MOTIVATING ME TO TAKE CARE OF MYSELF!

    MUCH LOVE TO YOU!

    LA

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    1. Well, thank you!

      And thank you for posting a comment such as this...it motivates me even more! I should have read it last night at about 5 o'clock when I was ready for bed, but instead headed back to the Crystal to do a "run clinic" *cough* I walked.

      Suzie

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