Monday, May 16, 2011

Weigh In 5/16/11

May 162011
Weight: 154.2lbs (-.2)
Body Fat: 30% (-1)
Bust: 36" (0)
Waist: 29" (-.25)
Hips: 39" (0)
Bicep: 11.5" (0)
Thigh: 22.75" (0)
Calf: 14.75" (0)

Well, not the best week by any means, but I lost 3.4 lbs last week and can understand only a small loss this week. But more importantly it is not a gain, so I am doing good on my goal to have a month without a gain.

I have been weighing in daily, and sometimes multiple times a day. I wanted to get a handle on what the heck my body is doing, and why I am seeing the numbers I am seeing. For instance Friday morning I weighed in at 152.6 which is amazing, but that must have been a downswing because Saturday morning I was back up to 153.6 and Sunday to 155!!! and back to normal on Monday at 154. I really wish I could get a handle on the waves and level them out to only swing a pound or two because these 4 lb swings are really frustrating.

Thanks to everyone for their support on my last post. I just want to be clear that I did not post the picture to brag but only to show how things we thought are impossible are possible with some hard work. To all my friends and readers who covet my "meaty thighs" just remember that I only started my journey at 170lbs, if you keep doing what you are doing you will get to where you want to be before you know it. It has taken me 5 months to lose 15 lbs, slow but steady.

When I first started my journey I had grand plans of losing 20 lbs in one month, but I am slowly learning there is no quick fix to this, and weight loss is an endurance game. Just don't ever give up the race!


  1. You are doing so amazing!!! And yay on your loss!! It all adds up ;)

  2. I find that I weigh more often when I am going through a tough time, because like you said, I want to keep track closely of how what I do each day affects the outcome on the scale. That said, though, it's important to keep in mind that the scale's only one measure of progress - think of those hot tights and boots and what a great NSV that is!

  3. Congratulations on another loss! I think you're right about smaller losses following large ones too - that's absolutely what I've seen so far on my own journey. Whenever I record a large weight loss, I now know that the next week or two might be smaller (sometimes even just a fraction of a pound), but in my mind that's just my body adjusting to the new, lower weight - just taking a deep breath before the next plunge!

  4. Thanks again for the pix...You are doing great

  5. Well done Ellie! You're 'month of no gains' has started superbly.