Finally A Loss

I recently vented my frustration in 5 Days of Weight Watchers and No Loss. I couldn’t figure out how on earth I was following the WW program to a T but the scale was going UP every single day instead of down. I finally made the decision to have the scale hid on me because I was (and always do) becoming so obsessive over it.

So, I just kept on going on. I wanted to give up but made a promise to myself that I would stick it out for 30 days and then if I didn’t see any progress after 30 days I could “give up”.

I was gifted $40.00 so I could sign back up at the gym for at least a month. (I’m so blessed!). I joined Snap Fitness again on Thursday April 21st and met with the totally rocking trainer Kelli – I loooooove her – on Friday the 22nd. She took all my measurements, weighed me and went over a bunch of stretches with me to help with the shin splints I always seem to have.

Back to the weigh in at the gym…

I was happy to see the scale weigh me at 296! Not a huge loss but giving up and sticking with the WW program had finally paid off! I was curious what my scale at home would weigh me as so I had my mom get it out of the hiding spot and it was right on (actually my scale weighed me .8 lbs more than the gym).

So here’s an official weigh in update:

Starting Weight: 316.4 lbs (2/28/11)
Last Week’s Weigh In: 300.6 lbs (4/13/11)
This Week’s Weigh In: 296 lbs (4/21/11)
Total Loss This Week: 4.6 lbs
GRAND TOTAL LOST: 20.4

For some reason when I weighed in at the gym I thought it was a loss of 10 lbs – it’s kind of disappointing to realize now that it was only a 4 lb loss.  But it was a loss. I can’t wrap my brain around why I thought I had a loss of 10 lbs. Maybe I’m remembering when I weighed in at 306? I don’t know…

Me

12 Responses to Finally A Loss

  1. Dawn says:

    I’m new to your blog and would like to follow along.
    I too have always become too obsessive with the scales…I’ve dieted I don’t know how many times before and I’ve had a love/hate obsession with the scales. This time….is wild..I have not stepped on the scales once yet. ..and its REALLY working for me…I never let what the damn scales say upset my day.
    Meeting a great trainer makes all the difference doesn’t it
    Dawn
    Dawn´s last blog post ..Taking Advice

    • admin says:

      Hi Dawn. Thanks for the comment. Yep, sometimes I think we all just need to ‘throw’ the scales away and stop focusing on the numbers and instead focus on how we’re feeling!

  2. Kudos to you for sticking it out for a month.
    Karen@WaistingTime´s last blog post ..Where the Magic Happens

    • admin says:

      Hi Karen! Thanks for commenting. It’s not always easy to stick with it…in the past I’ve just thrown in the towel way too easily. I’m hoping that this time around I’m not going to be willing to give up so easily!

  3. Travis says:

    wicked awesome. Remember sometimes your body plays games with you and holds onto weight, if its the water retention, or the random how it gets used to patterns of activity and adapts to be in a mode where it would not lose weight, or just karma from the way I punched my alarm clock to turn it off this morning. I’m sure its some unexplainable reason like that, of course. Because I too have been very good at eating only small amounts of food AND going for walks every day after work AND getting good amounts of sleeps AND drinking a lot of water, and after all that, sometimes it takes me even two weeks where I do not lose anything at all – sometimes I even gain. How horrible is that right. Ultimate in unfair I think.

    But.. I do find, by the third week slow and steady stuff starts to come off. I enjoy a week or two of slow weight loss, getting into the routine of everything. I’m almost into well oiled machine mode. And then, I get sick, or something at work changes and train wrecks me. Then I end up having a week of down time to get better. And somehow it is like i have to go thru that startup week or something before I start losing again. Its like a big jet engine that takes forever to warm up I guess. But once it is up to full speed, I can do full power and drive ahead and lose weight.
    Uh yea, so what I mean is keep picking up that rock and pounding it on the pavement again and again and again and again and .. well guess what the next word is.. AGAIN!! . Never give up and head up, head strong. You can do it!.

    Can you tell i am awesome mood right now. Just walked around the block pushing the stroller with the boys to the park.

    • admin says:

      Hi Travis! Thanks for your comment 🙂 It’s just so frustrating when we know we’re doing everything right and don’t see a loss. Glad to hear you were in such an awesome mood yesterday 🙂 It’s been so long since my son was little enough to be in a stroller that I don’t even remember what it’s like pushing one anymore!

      • Travis says:

        It is such a wicked burn compared to going without the stroller. Or the opposite, when I do get out without pushing a stroller, I feel almost superhero-like. Not that I am faster or can leap tall buildings in single bounds, but it ‘feels’ like I can.

        I got my current stroller used for free from someone else curb on a garbage pick up day. I have occasionally wondered what am I going to do when the boys get bigger. And have even thought I’ll just stuff some bricks and random building materials in there. And push the stroller around as if I was pushing kids – just for that awesome feel I get after training with it. I mean, the stroller has that screen and a clear plastic cover, you can’t even see into it to tell there are no kids in there. And what do I care what anyone else in my area might think of me running around with a stroller right. I’m sure they won’t even notice to care anyway. So that’s something you can try sometime if you like right.

        • admin says:

          Free is always good 🙂 I like your idea of the whole putting bricks and stuff in the stroller after the kids are too big. Even cooler is that your stroller has a setup that no one would be able to even tell there weren’t kids in there.

  4. Maria says:

    Hi Tishia! I found you through Dawn. I understand your struggle! My highest weight was 322, I’m down to 269 now, but it’s tough! Maybe we can support each other as we do it!
    Maria´s last blog post ..Big Beautiful Women

    • admin says:

      Hi Maria! Nice to “meet” you 🙂 Congratulations on your weight loss so far that’s awesome! Doesn’t it feel great to be out of the 300’s? The 300’s are numbers I do NOT want to ever see again!