The “Blame it on the New Scale” Edition
Starting Weight: 330 pounds
Weight Last Week: 305 pounds
This week’s weigh-in: 306.2 pounds
I am so frustrated people. Help me out here. This is the first time since starting my weight-loss journey that I have gained two weeks in a row. It makes me just want to curl up in the corner and have a good cry.
I have lost and gained the same pound or two several times over the past 6 weeks. I think it is safe to say that I have hit my first plateau. The problem is, when you weigh as much as I do, it is far too early to be hitting plateaus.
The hardest part about this gain is that I felt I worked really hard this week. I worked out several times. I ate pretty well. I am just at a loss as to why I am at a standstill. It’s very frustrating. I am not giving up, but I have to admit I am a little overwhelmed by it all right now.
The one thing I will say, and this is by no means an excuse, is that I am on my third scale in as many months. My first one was a digital one that I had to replace the batteries on every couple of weeks, despite it only being used a couple of times a week. The next one was an el cheapo non digital one that only went up to 300 pounds. So who knows if I have even been reading it accurately these past couple of weeks.
But, at the recommendation of several of my readers, I purchased the Weight Watchers scale at Bed Bath and Beyond this weekend. I love it and hope it works well for me. When I first stepped on it today it read 296.6. I almost did the dance of joy. But reason got the better of me and I tried again. I was bummed when i gained 10 pounds in about 2 seconds.
The Chick Magnet weighed in this week at 252.8 this week. He lost a little less than a pound. He is SO consistent! He set a goal for himself that when he reaches 250 pounds he is going to invest in P90X. Only a few more pounds to go!!!
Some of my non-scale victories (NSV) this week include:
- My clothes are fitting better and better all the time. So I know there is progress being made, even if it’s not reflected on the scale.
- I, and all 4 kiddos, walked the Down Syndrome Indiana’s Buddy Walk on Saturday. There is no way a few months ago I would have even stepped out of my comfort zone and done something like that. I mean, seriously, let other people see me huffing and puffing and sweaty. No thank you! I can’t describe to you how good it feels knowing that I was able to support my pastor’s family and sweet little Ashlyn. And the kids did SO great. I was worried that they would be whining and complaining, but they had a ball! Our team, Ashlyn’s Rubies, raised over $2000 for DSI (thank you, by the way, if you gave to support us!
- People keep telling me I look good and they can see changes. I am waiting for the day when I start believing them.
That’s the truth.
How was your weigh-in this week? Any new goals for next week?
Have you ever hit a plateau? What did you do to push past it?