Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Scale frustrations, slacking on the blog, and NSV.

So I haven't been blogging. I also haven't been losing weight.

For the past few weeks I've been hovering. Why am I hovering? A few reasons, most likely.

I've been eating out slightly more often, and that's increasing carb intake. I'm snacking on a few things I shouldn't... a chicken finger, some real peanut butter, more sauces than I should be eating with my chicken and mushrooms, etc. going heavy on sodium and not keeping my carbs under 100g is not helping.

I'm just not drinking my water. I know I need to and I'm working on that today.

I'd stopped exercising as much.

So, I need to actually pay better attention to water and sodium and carbs for a few days, and then I'm going on vacation where the goal will be to 'eat like a healthy person' and not 'eat a medifast diet' or 'nom nom nom buffet food and dessert bars'.

I want to get home from vacation within 2 lbs of where I started (ideally 2 lbs lower, but 2 lbs heavier is ok).

I'm currently at 260. My low is 258.2, but that was an outlier when it happened. I've been bouncing between 259-261 for a couple weeks now and it is definitely time to buckle down and do something to kickstart my metabolism. I'm hoping that more/different types of exercise and different foods will help.

However, let's go over a few NSV that have happened:

I can mow the entire lawn, with edging, and cleanup and not get winded.
I was up on the roof cleaning gutters and it was perfectly fine.
I'm wearing size XL shorts and shirts and they fit.
I put on a pair of size 38 pants and they fit!

I was straining my size 44 pants when I started this. I'm not totally comfortable in a size 38 yet but it is close. All my 44s are gone to Goodwill, and the 42s are on their way. 40 is comfortably loose (requires a belt) and 38 is a little tight.

I still have 20 lbs to lose, but I feel great and am getting slimmer and stronger. So I can't complain too much when I'm having a scale plateau at this point.


  1. I know the feeling of realising you're not seeing results because you've been slacking. But as long as you catch yourself in time and hit the brakes, it's all good.

    And hooray for your great NSV's! :)

  2. You left out a NSV-- you look fantastic. :)

  3. Thanks for your blog. I read the entire thing yesterday. I am starting Medifast today with my 20 year old daughter. I have lost succesfully in the past on both WW and on my own with My fitness pal, however the process is so long when you have 100 pounds to lose I end up getting lazy and quit. So here we go. Again thank you for this, it has some great information. Look forward to what's ahead for you.