Weigh in Wednesday


Weigh-in Wednesday!




I'm a bit late writing this post, because I honestly wasn't sure what to write, or whether I wanted to share my photos. I've been mad at myself for AGES and AGES for not being able to lose any weight in a long time. Like a year, to be exact. A year ago, I was 173 pounds, I'm currently 167.4 pounds. Not a lot of difference. I've been beyond frustrated, because I KNOW what to do, but can't seem to do it consistently or well enough, or whatever.

I get discouraged because I would try for a few weeks, and lose 2 pounds. That's actually a healthy amount of weight to lose over a 2-3 week period, but still, I wouldn't think it was good enough.

I started working out about a year ago, with my first Beachbody program, PiYo. I ran much of the summer last year, and that's when I seemed to see the last of my weight loss.

After that, I did 2/3 of P90, before hurting my knee, then on to the 21 Day Fix a few times (not super strict), but doing at least a workout 4-5x/week.

I got down to 158 before our cruise, and then went back to 164 right after, and have been floating around there ever since.

Apparently, I'm an emotional eater, and I can eat a LOT. I was upset about my weight loss stall, so what did I do? Ate. Duh. That's what emotional eaters do.

I have done a few progress photos along the way. Not as many as I should have, but hey, who's perfect?

Casey and I started T25 5 weeks ago, and I kept saying I didn't need to do another progress photo, I just did a set not too long ago. I decided to look up when the last set was. March. Well, maybe I should have a set done after all. So, Monday I got Casey to take another set.

After Harper went down for her nap yesterday, I decided to check them out side by side. I put my first photos from October 2014 next to this weeks photo, and was shocked. I looked back into my MyFitnessPal log of my weights, and was a bit shocked.

So, I guess I'm going to share, since I've talked about it. Here goes.

October-August


Photo on the left I'm happy to start my journey to fitness. Photo on the right, I'm mad that I can't lose any more weight, even though at 167 lbs, I have pounds to lose.

My face changed a bit when I saw them side by side, and when I saw the weight difference.

October 2014 I weighed 165.4 pounds. The day of the photo on the right, I weighed 168.6 pounds.

I weigh more now, than I did a year ago. However, as you can see, I actually LOOK different. I am more fit. I knew I was, but it's easy to say that and not really believe yourself. You can see the band on my sports bra now, where I know it was covered before. The shorts are the same, but now they fall down.

I can hold a forearm plank for a minute now. I can run a 5K. I can make it through a minute with Autumn Calabrese. Haha. Seriously though.

Anyway, this was hard for me to share. I look at it now and see no difference, but I did in the beginning. However, I have showed it to a few people, and they have said they thought there must be a huge weight difference, but there isn't. I've got muscle baby! And I've got the photos to prove it!

This week, I weighed in at 167.4 pounds a loss of 1.2 pounds. 

I'm very happy with that, seeing as we have had the stomach flu go through our house this week. Thankfully it's over. The anticipation was awful, but it's so bad on the island now, it's almost impossible not to get it.

Have a great week! Are you meeting your goals this week?




Comments

  1. Sorry you are so frustrated. Even though you don't have a dramatic weight difference you have done great things to improve the health of your body and it shows!

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    1. Thanks! I'm a bit less frustrated now that I've seen the difference.

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  2. This is one of the reasons that people like taking measurements. Weight tells part of the story. And gaining muscle/losing fat is so much more important than a number on a scale!

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    1. I did take measurements, but I distinctly recall being really unsure about where to measure, so they're not much different. That's okay though, I know now. :)

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  3. The number is only one way to measure - you've had great progress in a lot of areas. I totally get the frustration though - just try to remind yourself of the good things too. :)

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    1. Thanks! I am working on my mindset daily!

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  4. This is a perfect example!! I wish I was more comfortable sharing pictures, but my measurements now at 160 are almost the same as when I was an unhealthy 135. I may not like the number, but I have to like the strength and endurance and not as cranky person I am right now.

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    1. It's so true. I had no idea how true until it happened to me!

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