I weighted in today, and had a gain. The beef ball in my stomach hadn't started breaking down until this morning, and I knew by weigh-in it wasn't going to be all out... it was only halfway gone. I had a gain of 1.8 which puts me at a total loss of 10 pounds. I'm disappointed in myself... by now I should have at least 20 pounds gone. At least!
But, I can't live in the past, only work on my future. I'm disappointed, but I'm not going to give up. I have too much support to give up now. Ross is extremely supportive and I've become a part of this weigh loss community, I will not let you down - I know you won't give up on me, and I refuse to give up on myself. I want this! I need this!
I thought I did pretty good this week, except for the not too great, but not too bad weekend, and the Obama Beef incident. Yes, that's right. I love him, but I'm blaming him for the beef tacos/burritos.
Anywhoo... this is it. I need to make some changes. I'm not that bad, and in the beginning I was about the same as I am now and I was losing. Then I realized, a couple of months ago I switched from guesstimating portion sizes to weighing them on my (hardly used) scale.
This past week I had turkey most days. When I weighed the turkey on my scale it seemed like a lot, but I figured I had been under-guesstimating on my meats, either that or turkey is a hellava lot lighter than chicken. Either way I went by the scale, it seemed like a lot - but why would Target and the breast cancer people make and sell a scale that doesn't work... even if it is made of pink plastic (super cute).
I realized today that it could be possible that my scale might be off a bit... I broke down, went to Target and got a (what I think is) descent scale. I compared the two scales side by side... and here are the results:
My first scale, weighing a small dish...
I weighed the same dish on my new scale and here's what I got:
See the results? I've basically been eating over double of what I thought I was eating. The plate weighed in on the old scale at 2oz, my new one 4.5oz. I have a feeling this week there will be a loss!
While at Target today, I also picked up a workout towel that I'm going to embroidery with DIET SODA DIVA, as a motivator and reminder to get real workouts in and quit pretending walking the secondhand stores counts as true working out. And to go along with the workout towel I also got a couple of better support sports bras.
I am ready, and I'm going to kick ass!
Also I need to get my journaling in check, so this week and until I reach my 10% (that's 9 more pounds) I will be posting my daily journal at the end of each post. Feel free to send me tough love, and constructive critical comments.
So children, today's lessons are:
1. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A DESCENT SCALE!
2. NOT ALL SCALES ARE CREATED EQUALLY!