I used to choose Wednesdays as my weigh-in day. (Hey, I like the alliteration of "weigh-in Wednesday"!) Well, I'm weighing in on Tuesdays now... just because...
...just because I weighed in today and got a dose of reality:
Well, that's a wake-up call. Back at my lowest weight (when I was seeing my personal trainer and running about 15 miles per week) I was 134.4 pounds. I'll never forget that day I looked at the scale and saw that. It's one of those defining moments in life where I just told myself, aloud, "I really did it!"
When I lost my first set of toenails two months after that, I lost my mojo. I didn't run, I barely was able to do certain workouts during the final few months with my personal trainer, yet I still was hovering around 135 pounds and a comfy size 4. After I was done with my personal trainer, I trained for a half marathon (which I ended up running exactly one year after the 10K that caused me to lose my toenails) and although I was doing a ton of cardio, I got up to about 140 pounds. I attributed it to muscle-gain, as I was still around a size 4 (though not as "comfy" as before). After my half-marathon, I basically cut back on my running by at least 75%.
I definitely didn't adjust my eating in the same way! And therein lies the issue.
Since last summer, I have been as low as 138 pounds (as of November, when I'd gotten back from a business trip to Japan where I was on my feet for 10 hours a day and eating mostly fish, tofu, rice, and veggies) and have been as high as 142 pounds... until today.
I don't remember the last time I was 143 pounds, though I could probably dig through my blog and find it. It's moments like this that will be a defining moment, though: How do I react to this?
Do I revert to the dangerous behaviors I'd gotten myself into last year?
Do I stop the whining and complaining and excuse-making and simply get back on the wagon and get active again?
"Truthful Tuesday" will consist of not only my true weight and measurements (the latter of which I didn't do this morning, sorry!) but the truth of what went wrong and what went right during the previous week, or even in my past weight-loss journey or the year+ long off-the-wagon journey.
**10 April 2012**
Weight: 143 lbs
R. Thigh: n/a
L. Thigh: n/a
The truth: I know I wasn't accurate in my food-logging this weekend. I had the app on my phone, but I never used it.
Learning point: Stop being lazy! The app is there to help me when on the run, so I've got to use it!