Thursday, April 2, 2009

Week 10: Weight Watchers......don't look

Yeah, the scale hates me. I'm up .6kg's which ='s 1kg up over the past two weeks.

I got to the meeting earlier today as traffic was not as chaotic due to school holidays. None of us were looking to happy and got chatting and I'm glad I did as lots of ideas and thoughts were thrown my way.

* I am going to investigate changes to my treadmill routine and I got myself some 1.5kg weights to go with me on the treadmill.

* Change my routines - not eating the same things for breakfast and lunch. Change and variety. Hmmmm

* Doing more weight training and trying out the toning circuit.

* To stop being so hard on myself!! Yeah right.

* Drink more water.

* Persistance, Persistance, Persistance and NOT GIVING UP!! My fellow lampworkers - PPP

I just want to thank you all for stopping by and commenting. Your support means so much to me. My brain hears what you're saying BUT it is amazing what the # on the scale can do to one mentally. Yes, I can feel it in my clothes, I know it when I can buy a size smaller BUT I am amazed at how much that no. on the scale does to me mentally. This morning I had visions of the scale sinking to the bottom pool.

I am exhausted most of the time and I guess the late nights are not helping. A longing for being with my friends in the USA, it's been 2 years and I miss you all. Time day!!


angelinabeadalina said...

Hang in there! I think the "stop being so hard on myself" tip is the key, Mich. You're making healthy changes in your lifestyle, changes that are going to stick with you even after you lose the weight you want to lose. That is so much more important than the number on the scale.

Maggie said...

Michelle, It's been ten weeks and you have made a lot of positive changes. Have faith so you keep these changes part of your new routines.

Numbers sure can mess us up sometimes: weight, clothes sizes, age...

Two years! Wow, you are right. What fun we had and hope it can be repeated one day. Wish you were coming to NY with Joy, Trish, and I to invade Deborah's space!

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

You are doing SO GOOD... take your total loss divide by the 10 weeks and BE HAPPY!!! You are doing FABULOUS... this is just an adjustment... your body is trying to hang doesn't want the skinny woman inside to get out... break her chains... SET HER FREE ... you can do it Mich.

rosebud101 said...

Michelle, Stuff happens. Keep up with the positive changes in your life and YOU WILL SUCCEED!

Deb said...

Mich - scales are bad. Bad, Bad,! They also lie in my experience, especially at certain times of the month (like most of the time).

You know, we truly never see ourselves sizewise, as others see us....especially when we look in a mirror. If you analyse it, it's quite scary.

Once upon a time there was a dieting fairy called Deb - she got down to 9 stone (less than what she should have been according to her height & bone structure)& stopped dieting. The weight continued to drop off though - she could tell by her new clothes (NZ size 10 - or US size 6), & before she knew it she was down to 8 1/4 stone & her clothes were hanging on her. The scariest part was when she looked in the mirror... she still saw problem area's, places that she thought could do with a little more off them. That's when she started eating chocolate & cheese again!
That whole thought pattern made me realise that just how dangerous numbers & weight are. I was way below my healthy weight (& people were telling me that I looked drawn & tired all the time) - yet what I saw in the mirror was something completely different.
Fairy Deb got back up to 9 stone - started at the gym & within weeks was at her 'ideal' weight of 9 1/2 stone..... & still fit her size 10 clothes....

Now days I just go by how the clothes fit. Please Mich - just keep on doing what you are doing & don't worry about what the stupid scales say.