Weight gain that ended up being a non scale victory, true story
Sunday, January 10, 2021
The local Nutrishop has a scale that I call the scary scale. It takes a few minutes for the scale to do a body composition but when it is complete it can tell you what you weigh limb by limb, skeletal, fluid and fat.
Since I fell asleep on day 24 of the 75 hard challenge I let myself eat. Last monday I was 209.7 in my Birthday suit at 6 am. Please, who wears clothes to weigh in? Tuesday thru friday I had a couple of cocktails, I ate cookies and Italian cookies that I had squirreled away in the freezer for after the challenge was finished. I stress ate. I knew I was doing it and I recognized it but for 4 days I did it. Oh, and I ate pizza. Now It is time to get back to caring for me. I worked my bum off literally for 5 months with regular exercise and diet to lose 58 lbs. I am not going to let 155 days of good choices and exercise be nulled by 4 "bad" days. That is life and lets be honest if I had learned how to forgive myself years ago and not wallow in self pity I would not have weighed 268 lbs at my highest. I knew on Friday that it was time to get back to loving myself and end the self destructive behavior.
Friday nights, throughout this whole pandemic, my friend Kelly comes over. We walk, do yoga and order out dinner. Friday night is take out night and we always order a salad. It is such a nice thing to look forward to each week with all the stress of the pandemic. We have a friend night. Mentally it has kept me sane. This week we ordered from the 99 which is a quarter of a mile away from the nutrishop where the scary scale resides. I told Kelly that I wanted to weigh in on their scale and start the 12 week weight loss challenge that they were starting that week. I love free and the challenge is free. So I dragged her in with me, really she did not mind. I knew going in that I had gained 5 lbs from naughty behavior this week, I was wearing clothes and weighing in at 6:30 at night. No good could come of this. Well I was right and I was wrong. Yes I gained weight from my weekly home scale of 5 lbs and change. I had gained .3 lbs since the last time that I stepped on the scale since November but guess what? I Lost fat and gained muscle! I have to show you look at this!
I left feeling so good knowing that I had gained muscle even though I had not lost on their scale and that my body had less than 100 lbs of fat on it. That is something that I can work with.
My goal over the next 12 weeks is to weigh 199. I know that more good choices than bad, More walks with my dogs and treating my body to yoga work outs at night will get me there. Lets face it, if I do all of that, even if I do not make it to my goal I will be closer to it in 12 weeks than I am today.
Last side note. Yesterday I continued my quest to put me first and not to let my daughter manipulate me not to work out. She came over and wanted to hang out. I was doing housework so I had not gotten my walk in. I also was waiting for my youngest daughter to come over so that we could go for a walk together. My youngest daughter bailed when she heard my oldest was coming over because one of her kids who she brought was sick and she did not want her baby to get the cold. My oldest was mad that I had not gone for my walk yet. I helped her put her babies down and then I gave her a choice. 1. do yoga with me(she just completed her 200 hour yoga instructor certificate) 2. hang out with me 1:1 while the babies slept and when they woke up I would go for my walk. 3. Let me go for my walk and I would be back in time to hang out with her and play with the kids when they woke up. she chose number 3.
I had a lovely walk with my dog Balou and she had some alone time to crotchet. Balou has been such a good "big brother" helping train the new puppy that we got that I loved the time hiking with him in the woods. Although I need to buy spikes for my shoes because the path was icy.