SP Premium
60,000-79,999 SparkPoints 63,675

What is really going on here?

Sunday, March 07, 2010

This weight has got to go! I weighed in today for the first time since January 09. Last year I vowed never to weigh in again until I was ready and even though I wasn't ready this morning my spirit said DO IT! So I grudgingly complied.

The last time I weighed in I used the scale at the gym so who knows if this one is accurate but for now I'm going with the reading. I contemplated throwing it out and buying a new one but instead I dusted it off and jumped on. Needless to say I was not pleased. Yes, I'd lost but where I thought I was compared to what that miserable scale said was different. The scale as never been my friend as most of you know and it didn't speak nicely to me today. But you know, that's okay because I am determined to make friends with this dreadful inadequate piece of metal and plastic!

To start with I have decided to give my scale a name to start this friendship on a positive note. I'm thinking Simpleton or perhaps Lucy. Any suggestions?
I'm leaning toward Lucy. In any case, I will start this trip with or without her cooperation as I am determined to see the results I want and need for my own peace of mind.

Although Lucy did get on my nerves this morning she gave me just exactly what I needed - a powerful blow to jump start my determination to put my running shoes back on and head out for a run later today. I realize this means diving head first back into the gray zone of never knowing how much exercise is just right to balance the caloric intake but I have to start somewhere. So bring on the confusion and circus act because I'm going to whip this body into gear.

I accepted a long time ago that my body has a mind of its own and no matter what, I lose slower than anyone I know. I mean who else do you know that had to triple her food intake in order to lose weight? That's what I've been doing this last year with Spark increasing my calories to lose weight. It has been a real challenge. I have lost weight but progress has been extremely slow. I'm hoping now that my calories are high enough I will be able to lose weight faster with adding the exercise back in. Before the 2-4 hours a day at the gym just wasn't cutting the weight because I didn't eat enough.

So in a couple weeks I will start year 2 with Spark. The changes that are going on in my life will not only motivate me but also allow me to become more focused on Trish. Believe me when I say its time! So wish me luck! I must close now and find my running shoes!
Much love to SP!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Think you should give your scale a man's name! hahahaha emoticon Step on HIM, whydoncha?
    Just kiddddinng. Lucy....sorry, babe, but you are gonna have to make friends with this gal! Quickly.....XO MaryAnn emoticon emoticon
    3824 days ago
    We can do this together....

    I do agree with you. To much exercise, not enough exercise, to much food, not enough food..ugh. I'm just doing to do what I can each day like you and that has to be good enough.

    Maybe I should name my scale too.. I tend to call it very bad things most of the time. emoticon Maybe if I was nicer to it I would get the numbers that I'm looking for.

    3956 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4927412
    Oh my goodness - I'm glad I looked at the friend feed quickly before I went up to bed. I had to look twice. I'm so happy to see you blog. I signed up to get emails when you do now. Thank goodness Louisa just responded recently so I caught that. Anyway.........

    It's almost like something happened to my other Trish. This 'new' Trish is all fired up and ready to go. emoticon So, since it's the 25th and you wrote this on the 7th you must have some new things to report like Louisa said so I'll be waiting to hear as well. I'd say you certainly picked the right time of year to make the change. Spring is always the 'rebirth' of so many things.

    GO TRISH!!!!!

    3956 days ago
  • LLTS01
    Running? Scale? My goodness, after months of bugging you about progress I totally miss your blog. Now you know I have a million questions and comments.
    How are things going?

    3956 days ago
  • GHW1968
    Your only competition is yourself! Wake up each morning and plan for the best! Only YOU know what will make you happy! Best wishes!!!!!!!!
    3958 days ago
  • ROX2013
    I have been known to threaten my scale with great bodily harm. It doesn't help "George" just laughs at me. I gained a .5 lb this week. This is the first plan that has told me to eat more to loss weight. I am really glad I am not the only one. I know I just have to stay with my plan, but it feels good to have more energy so I end up doing more. I think "Lucy" would be a good name. I was thinking maybe my approach to George was all wrong? Being positive with "it" may have been a better way to start off...Nah!!! "George" is happy with the surprises "it" springs on me to much. emoticon
    3975 days ago
  • KKDT8795
    3975 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.