My Scale

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Another Weigh In, A wee bit closer to my March 15th goal

Today is another week, another week wishing, praying, hoping the scale is my friend.  That it paid attention to all my good choices, and noticed the sweat that beaded off of me every single day this week.  That it noticed that I ate that bowl of broccoli, instead of that bowl of sweet potato chips.  That it noticed, that I passed on a late night snack every single day.  That instead of reaching for that cheesy enchilada in my fridge, I opted for the carrots.  And no matter how tired I was, I got my feet planted on my treadmill, and did a workout.  I even reacquainted myself with my elliptical of which I ignored the week prior.  Lets not forget that this week, I increased my workout from the week before.  I even did sit-ups for the first time in so many months I am embarrassed to admit. So, it is THAT TIME but once again!  I tap my scale, its blue hue in front of me, as the 8888 disappears and rewrites itself to read 0.00.  I know this can make "or" break my day.  As I lift my feet one at a time, on to that little piece of glass that measures my achievements and failures of my week.  I contemplate, did I do enough?  Or am I going to spend my day getting over the crankiness that the scale is so good at creating within me.  I didn't jump for joy as the number climbed and stopped at 184.1.  Yes it was a loss, but heck I really had hoped for more.  But it is a loss.  I have convinced myself of that every 5 minutes since I got on that bloody scale!

I am 10 days away from the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductions being held in NYC.  I had hoped for 180.5 for that date.  So basically, I need to lose 3.6 pounds in the next 10 days to reach my goal.  Okay, so it seems plausible that I can do it.  But it is frustrating that a week brought only a 1.5 weight loss.  I am not complaining, I CAN do this.  I did plateau this week and so I will do more than the last 6 weeks to get to and pass my goal!

My plan...to actually use the gym membership I have continued to pay for the last year.  I wanted to step up this month with weight training anyway.  I am leaving here in "31 Days" for Fitness Ridge and don't want to go there without some strength training.  I want to be able to lift my arms, leg and be able to breath without pure agony.  So now is the time to step up my game even more.  More cardio and the addition of the gym!!  My goal is to wear if I feel I want to, my Emmy dress from a few years ago to the RnR Hall of Fame Ceremonies.  I wore it at 182, and will try it on next weigh-in (next Thursday).  If it looks good, I will more than likely wear it March 15th.

So, to date, I have lost 13.7 pounds. 

6 comments:

ultramichelle said...

You are doing so well on your own just think what will happen whenyour at Fitness Ridge with tons o' support. You already look so lovely in your pictures that I am certain whatever you wear to your event will be smashing.
Strong work on the weight loss today. Yippeee.

Diana said...

13.7 pounds is awesome. You made it happen. I am so impressed by your success.

Robbie Kelley said...

Yeah for you! 13.5 is a great number. I know that you can do the last 3.6 by your goal date. You will look smashing in anything that you wear. Congrats again! ((big hug)).

ALAN CHEZ said...

You can do it. You are stronger than you think.


hotter also.......


The husband

ALAN ...

annelisewojo said...

A loser is a loser. So congrats!
I'm glad to hear you are adding strength training to your workouts. You really need to make sure you're doing some sort of strength training with the cardio so this should really help you get past any plateaus and take you to the next level. That muscle you build will burn so much more than fat.

You're doing great, keep on!

JulieLeyden said...

Good job!! I think 13.7 lbs is something to be super proud of!! YAY!