30 pound gain in 5 minutes! But 1.8 down this week
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Yes. I did gain 30 pounds in 5 minutes. All it took was stepping on my new, more accurate scale. I went from 298 pounds to 328 pounds in less than 5 minutes. Arghh!
On the good side:
-I get to celebrate going below 300 pounds again at some point in the next 3-4 months.
-It prompted me to get serious about tracking food (although I'm using a point system, not calories).
-Serious tracking resulted in a loss of 1.8 lb this week (and my new scale gives me an exact measurement ;-)).
-Now that I'm tracking, I'm more likely to plan my meals, prepare them ahead of time, and take that moment of consideration to wonder whether it is it worth it to put it in my mouth. The delicious home-made chocolate cake my a friend who is a master baker was. The impulse chocolate bar at the bus stop was not.
I'm not thrilled about it. But it is what it is. I've still gone down four clothing sizes since January and I have all sorts of strength and flexibility I didn't have since I started swimming six months ago. I'm eating way more non-starch veggies and eating lots more fruit and very little in the way of empty calories.
Thanks to everyone who continues to share their journey to a healthier, more active life.