Friday, February 3, 2012

One Month Weigh In

I started really watching my sugar/starch/grain intake on January third. Immediately I saw a quick drop in weight (water weight) and then it slowed down. Then I had a couple of increases in weight followed by decreases. I was doing a few things wrong and have corrected them.

All of that being said, the scale showed a 9.9 pound loss this month. I was hoping for a 10 pound loss. That's about as close as you can get!

I'm pleased with the loss but I'm not exactly doing a victory dance yet. Keep in mind that I gained 16 pounds in December. Sixteen.pounds. So I'm not even back to where I was before the gain. Easy to gain; hard to lose.

I'm a little mad at myself for gaining. Being mad is not necessarily a bad thing! I want to remember how pissed off I am that I gained that weight back because I never want to let it happen again. I don't want to have a laissez faire attitude about it.

Once I lose 16 pounds then I'll start celebrating the losses. As of now, I'm just trying to get back to where I started before December rolled around.

Some good news: the clothes are fitting noticeably better and the tummy is going down.

Don't misunderstand: I'm happy with the weight loss. Oh, sure, I wish it were more! But that's a great start for someone who barely did any exercise.

Next weigh in report will be March 3. New and Improved Kelly coming your way.

Do you weigh? If so, how often?

28 comments:

  1. Congrats! You have to feel good about that and honestly it might have been a miracle had you lost all 16 lbs. in a month. Unfortunately the quick to gain, slower to lose thing really ramps up as we age.

    I weigh once a week. I can't stand watching the day to day fluctuations. Besides I love how my Zero Scale shows me the overall and big numbers!

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    1. I'd love that kind of miracle! I'm not known for patience. LOL

      I love your Zero Scale. That's such a neat idea.

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  2. Good job - soon you'll be losing "fresh" pounds, especially now that you're back on the low carb bandwagon! :)

    I haven't weighed myself in ages. Hate the scale; numbers no longer mean anything to me. I go by how I feel and how I fit into clothes now - much easier on my mental state.

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    1. Fresh pound! I like that! LOL

      I have a love/hate relatioship with the scale: love it when it tells me what I want; hate it when it goes up.

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  3. I am an everyday'er. It just is who I am and what I depend on to keep motivated. I don't however get discouraged about the slight bumps that happen day to day. It is the long term trend that I care about. My other thought is by weighing every day I can perhaps the catch easier the item that derailed me rather than guess at what the past week bounced my weight and stayed bounced.

    Are you tracking your inches lost as well? You may indeed be losing sizes or inches quicker than pounds on the scale.

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    1. Kent, I weigh daily too.

      I did not take measurements but I definitely see a big difference in inches. I'm also able to tell by how my clothes feel.

      And if I can lose 10 pounds a month I'll be very happy!

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  4. New and improved Kelly.... can't get better than the good ol Kelly! Just better and better!

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    1. You're always a sweetie, Anne. Can't wait to see you again. And I saw that picture on your blog. You're definitely a "small" not a medium!

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  5. I'm impressed that you created a plan, stuck to it and got the result you predicted. You really know your body, girl!

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    1. Thanks Lee. I know my body is a hoarder! Loves to keep the fat but hates to let any go. ;)

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  6. congrats that amazing

    celebrat it even if its not the 16 u have to celebrate any loss cuz it is soooooo hard to do

    your right gaining is way too easy to do

    with me who knew u can gain 2 pounds in a day

    or even during december i messed up a week and gained 7

    it is so depressing

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    1. Don't be down. Just kick those extra pounds to the curb!

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  7. Wow, I've never last 9 lbs in a month. I'd be at a super-duper goal weight if I did that. Waah - I'm jealous!

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    1. I'm thinking February will be a bit slower. You know how it is those first couple of weeks. ;)

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  8. Congrats, that's a great result in a month.

    I usually weigh once a week but sometimes I go back to every day. I don't let the number on the scale determine my mood, not even if I gained because there's always an explanation for it: put too much in!

    Keep going Kelly and those other December pounds will be gone next month.

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  9. Congrats on the weight loss! I bet by the end of this month you will be below the pounds you regained in December.

    I weigh daily as well it helps me be accountable. Do take your inches also. I lost 6 pounds last month 3.5 inches off my waist alone 5.5 overall.

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  10. Great loss!!

    I weigh in daily but I also take my blood pressure daily due to high blood pressure. It's actually amazing to see how a higher weight affects my blood pressure.

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  11. Congratulations on your loss!!! Woohoooooo!

    I weigh and measure infrequently. I did December 3, I did yesterday and I won't again until May 4.

    Keep up the great work and thanks for all the support you give me! Mwah!

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  12. By September 2010, I was 163 pounds....By September of 2011, I was 210...Now...I'm 165...again.

    Been there...done that...I'm the yo-yo's yo-yo. What was Patton's line? "I don't like to pay for the same real estate twice."

    I would say...that in this case, it is better to have lost the same weight again, than to have never have lost at all.

    I've heard that about love or something.

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  13. Great job, Kelly! I gained some weight in December too, so I feel ya! I'm making up for it now too...

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  14. I weigh in once every two weeks. That is where I have found my 'happy place' Once a week and the loss seems to never be enough for the work put in and 3 weeks is too long because it seems easy to 'let go' a little bit because the weigh in is still far away.

    I was careful and only gained 7lbs in all of December, however, it has been very difficult getting back on track in January, weird! I did lose 2 of those lbs so far and I believe that I am starting to get back to my "new normal" of eating lower calorie and less snacking.

    I think your weight loss ROCKS! And I am cheering you on all the way from Canada. Keep at it Kelly and keep posting, you are very inspiring.

    Melody

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  15. Congrats on your loss, that is inspiring.

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  16. Way to go Kelly!!!!! Be proud of yourself, your healthy choices are paying off. Have a great Sunday.

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  17. I weigh daily. Dont mind the flucuations and use each days weight as info. upward trend must tighten up downward trend yippee, tho I am at goal. But never oh my I will be able/not able to eat.

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  18. I weigh almost everyday but officially once a week. You had a great loss!

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  19. whoa.
    9.9? I hope youre still celebrating.


    MizFit

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  20. 9.9 is excellent Kelly! Way to go!

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