Sunday Weigh In

The scale says 251 lbs this morning. Thats a 5 lb. loss since last week. I know many people think that I shouldn’t pay attention to the scale and should measure myself to see progress, but I simply disagree. The scale is a simple and easy way to measure weight loss. Especially at my size. When I get much closer to my goal weight then I know I will be fighting the scale and have to pay more attention to measurements instead.

This week I’m very proud of myself. I started a part time job driving my step-grandfather around and making sure he takes his medicine. I’ve been gone for 7+ hours a day helping him out. Well most of this week I packed my lunch and dinner to make sure I had meals with me. There were temptations. For instance we went to CoCo’s twice for lunch. I wanted the spicy shrimp salad but the great thing about CoCo’s is that it lists the calories on all their menu items so that made it easier for me to make decisions. The shrimp salad had 750 calories. Instead I chose the lesser calorie greek feta salad one day and the other day the turkey salad. Another thing I’m proud of doing is when I did eat foods that were high calorie, I ate smaller portions of them. For instance, we went to a place called Carolinas which is a Mexican restaraunt and there wasn’t much on the menu I could eat so I ordered the taco salad. Well I ate less than half of it and threw the rest away. Same thing with a hot dog from a hot dog stand I really wanted. I had the lady cut it in half and I gave half to my grandpa. Same thing yesterday with a slice of pumpkin pie. I ate just two small forks of it, REALLY small just enough to taste it. then I left the rest for grandpa.

Here’s the thing. I’m NOT on a restrictive diet. I am allowed to eat ANYTHING I want, I’m just trying to make sure I stay within my caloric range and this week I did really well with that despite tasting those higher calorie non CLEAN foods. Therefore I STILL lost my weight for the week.

Another thing I’m proud of is exercising every day. Even when I lost my enthusiasm a bit for working out, I went anyway. If I dont go to the gym every time I don’t feel like it, I will miss several days per week. So instead I go whether I feel like going or not. and I’m proud of that. Also I ran 22 minutes without stopping on Friday with the Couch to 5k.

Well today I need to get ready to go to the track, I might try to beat that time.

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3 thoughts on “Sunday Weigh In

  1. Sable Weisman (@SquatLikeALady) October 7, 2012 at 4:51 pm Reply

    Sounds like a great week for you!! Congrats!

  2. ichoosetolivestronger October 7, 2012 at 7:20 pm Reply

    Totally agree with you about the scale. It does matter…..but once you start maintaining..it is then that measuring is showing where the progress is happening. I don’t measure myself. i can tell how my clothes fit pretty quickly. Congrats on a kick butt week. We are very close in numbers….thanks for sharing your journey…it helps to know I am not alone.

  3. Marc A. (@DrMarctagon) October 9, 2012 at 4:44 pm Reply

    Good job!! Focusing on portion control instead of food restriction is a great approach…and props for exercising everyday, hopefully some of that will rub off on me 🙂

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