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Day 351 on the Journey!!- The Saga of the Scale

Monday, June 23, 2014

Hey Sparkies,

I promised to update you on the saga that was my weigh-in on Saturday so here goes. So on Saturday morning I woke up all excited to step on the scale because I KNEW that I MUST have lost weight. It was so obvios in how I looked, how my clothes fit etc. So of course I stepped on expecting to see at the VERY LEAST a 2 lb loss!! WRONG!! The scale said I GAINED a lb and was back up to 170!! emoticon I was SOOOOO confused and admittedly a little disappointed so I stepped off and on about 3 more times to see if it would change!!! It didn't!!! So I just moved on and decided that I was going to take my measurements because there was NO way that I hadn't made any progress. So I took my measurements and here were the results:

Waist-32 and 3/8 inches (1.625 inches down from 2 weeks ago)
Hip- 41 and 1/8 inches (same as 2 weeks ago)
Thigh- 23 and a 3/8 inches (1.125 inches down from 2 weeks ago)
Bust-39 inches (same as 2 weeks ago)
Upper Arm- 11 inches (0.5 inches down from 2 weeks ago)
Chest- 34 and 1/8 inches (same as 2 weeks ago)

So in all I lost 3.25 inches!! Take that scale!! emoticon It was super encouraging to see all my progress in a "concrete" way even though a small part of me still wants to see the scale drop because that's how it's always been for me but obviously this picture is exactly what's happening to my body:


I'm not sure if the scale will ever move but as long as I get to the size and look that I want it can stay there stuck at 170. emoticon

So anyway that's the saga there. As it relates today I decided to skip my workout this morning because of some factors so I'll have to do it this evening when I get home "Oh JOY!!" (she says sarcastically) emoticon Food is good so far though and should be good for the rest of the day. That's all for me today thanks as usual for your time. emoticon emoticon
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  • VTORIA3
    emoticon on moving those inches OFF! emoticon on emoticon that fat to the curb! Glad you decided to use the measuring tape once the scale miffed you (SO hate when that happens....like you I have had moments of disbelief, in which I hopped on the scale more than twice, LOL....and they can ruin an otherwise great day and be very demotivating).

    You are doing fantastic! Staying mindful of your food plan. Woot! And this IS a big one. Trust me, I know. I have had times on my journey where exercise was strong and my discipline with food was not, and progress was none or negligible. Lynn (Kaliswalker) I think posted that a person can't exercise enough to offset bad food choices (paraphrasing); I can attest personally that that is so true.

    I feel so much better after 8 hours of rest. Yes, feel like a person again. Signing off to lace up so I can get most of my exercise in before grand daughter arrives for the day. Let's keep fighting the good fight....and get ourselves to RIO! emoticon
    2553 days ago
  • CHANGEOLA
    First I want to say emoticon To see your inches coming down over the course of only 2 weeks is emoticon ! I am so proud of your continued effort and progress Chal. Second you have inspired me to do a blog about this. We know that muscle weighs more than fat so when reading this I wasn't a bit surprised. I know what's it like to want that scale to move, trust but you are doing all the right things. emoticon and keep up the great work. emoticon
    2554 days ago
  • CAROL_31649731
    Gotta love those NSV's . . . and detest that scale most of the time(sometimes not, though . . . I have my reasons on that, but that's a separate blog). Enjoyed reading your blog, & I'm happy for you, that you're progressing!! emoticon
    2554 days ago
  • DUBGIRL418
    There is nothing wrong with 170!!! I would love to weigh 170!!!
    2554 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/23/2014 4:03:17 PM
  • SNAPPER53
    emoticon NSV emoticon
    2554 days ago
  • MRSCAMACHO
    Fantastic progress!! emoticon
    2554 days ago
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