HYC Check In

This Tuesday morning finds me frustrated and thinking I should be filed under Whelmed, Over. I’m weighing in at 230.2 today. I’m in full throttle of TOM, so I know it is not permanent. (READ: I’m not taking down my 60 pound sign, because I’m only .2 away.)

I always read in fascination my fellow HYC challengers who decide to stay off the scale for weeks at a time. I am a hop on the scale every morning kind of girl. It works for me because it helps me see how my weight fluctuates. Also, I think if I didn’t weigh every day and I got on the scale this morning to see that higher number, I would feel even more frustrated. But, I think I’m freaking myself out about my 70 pound goal., and I think I’m putting too much pressure on myself to get there, and since last week's weigh in, the scale hasn't moved, so I start to put more pressure on myself. Bleh. So I think that I’m going to stay off of the scale for a while. I really don’t know if I can trust myself to not get on it, but for my own sanity, I think I will. I need to focus on other things, like exercise and journaling. So let’s focus on the positive, shall we?

  • Journaled - not every day, but some
  • Went to all of my scheduled work outs, and walked the dog!
  • Pilates class is getting less sweaty, but still challenging
  • The highlight of my week – I can almost do a full-on “boy” pushup!!! Currently I can only bend my elbows about 20-30 degrees, but I can push myself back up, and I can do 3 in a row. Pathetic? Not if you’re me. This is a milestone.

Not a terrible week. I must remember that the scale isn't my only measuring stick.


Hanlie said...

I think you're doing great! Don't worry about the scale - it will catch up!

Heather said...

I left my sign up too even though I was up a pound. your not far off and that is barely anything! TOM always messes me up too.

Cammy said...

Not a terrible week, indeed!You did a lot of great things for yourself this week, not the least of which was push-ups! Those things are killer, and three of them for those of us who aren't used to doing them is truly an accomplishment. (On Biggest Loser last night, they showed the guys doing push-ups and they were only doing 20-30 degree elbow bends, too! If it's good enough for them...)

Congrats on a great week!

Lillian said...

I cheated since I had my TOM Tuesday. I dehydrated myself by working out without drinking my normal three glasses of water with it. Then, I decided not to post it. I weigh everyday. I'm down a bit although I'm on my TOM. I'm not posting my weight loss until Sunday so you'll have to wait. I'm busy posting about C25K.

CindyPTN said...

Great accomplishments! You're doing great.

Scale Junkie said...

You are doing great and the positives far outweigh the negatives.

I'm really glad you can get on the scale every day without wanting to throw it through the window. I know it fluctuates but it still makes me crazy. I guess that makes you WAY saner than me (not that its hard to be saner than me) but still! BOY PUSHUPS!!! WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!YOU my friend ROCK!!!!

HappyBlogChick said...

I'm a daily scale gal too. And I too was putting some pressure on myself. But I found that I could still weigh daily and stop obsessing if I REALLY focused on exercise.

Congrats on your great progress with all your exercise. You're doing great.

The scale is definitely not the only measure. :-)

LMS said...

You are doing great - way to go with the push ups!

Do what keeps you sane with the scale. But I think there is something to be said for daily readings for the very reason you stated - weight fluctuates SO much. For example: I'm pregnant, so it's to be expected that I will have gained weight every time I step on the scale at the midwives office. Twice, though, their scale says I've lost a pound or two. Utterly bizarre and further proof that scales are not to be taken too seriously. If I hadn't had a week of daily weigh-ins at my father-in-laws house a few months ago, I'd be stressing about the crazy ups and downs (last week I had gained three, this week I lost a pound and a half).

You have a great attitude, darling. Good for you for not letting a dumb scale throw that out the window.

Cherry Dolphin said...

I agree with Hanlie - don't worry about the scale, you are doing great! And so cool you can almost do a boy push up - man I haven't been able to do one of those in nearly a decade!

sybil said...

You are doing so well....don't let that darn number on a scale deter you.

I have done an experiment this week with daily weighing and I'm not sure if I like it or not. For me, the scale moves so slowly that I'm almost (ALMOST) getting immune to the number. That may be good or bad - I'm not sure yet.

Hang in there though and good job on the push up!