Day 73 – Wonderful Wednesday!

Smile Have a Wonderful Wednesday

It is the middle of the work week!  I, for one, am VERY thankful!  Today is an overcast day here in Southwestern Michigan.  It’s 53 outside.  Almost time for the daily walk with the pups.  Today is technically a ‘Rest Day’ on the Rotation Calendar.  I am actually going to ‘rest’ even though my brain is saying, “NO!”  I know my body needs it to re-group.

Today is also Measurements Day.  No major changes.  A little bit here and a little bit there.  I will take them, though!

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Difference +/-

Upper Chest

36.50”

36.50”

No Change

Bust

37.75”

37”

-.75

Midriff

32.75”

32.50”

-.25

Upper Arm

13.25”

12.75”

-.50

Waist

33.25”

31.75”

-1.50

Upper Hip

44”

43.75”

-.25

Lower Hip

47″

45”

-2

Upper Thigh

28”

28”

No Change

Mid-Thigh

25”

24.75”

-.25

Calf

16.75”

16.75”

No Change

Weight

208.8

208.4

-.4

To be honest, I am struggling today with disappointment.  I am disappointed the weight loss is not more.  However, I have to be honest.  I have not been staying strictly at my daily allotment of 1200 calories.  Some days I have been as high as 1500/1600.

I HATE the scale.  I have an addictive personality.  I know I have a tendency to become focused on one thing.  For YEARS I have said the scale is a liar.  The scale does not take into account all the variables when it comes to weight.  I KNOW this and yet, here I am, disappointed in that one freakin’ number!  I should be saying, “So damn what if it is only .4 pounds down!  Look at those OTHER numbers!”

I have lost another 5.5 inches overall.  Why in the hell am I NOT happy about that fact?!  Those numbers reflect the real and true progress I have made.  And yet, I see a lousy .4 loss on the damn scale and I am down about it.  What. the. fuck?!

If I want to see the number on the scale drop, then I need to stop eating in excess of the daily caloric allotment.  I will not drop below 1200 calories.  As a fact, my body will not let me.  I KNOW what I need to do.  Meal planning and getting the right amounts of carbs, proteins and fats is imperative.  I need to stop being lazy.

Another area I am struggling with disappointment is in lack of recognition by anyone who is close to me.  I have lost 11 pounds since January and well over 22 1/2 inches overall.  I have been on this journey for 73 friggin’ days now.  Normally, I do not care for personal recognition for anything.  However, every once in a damn while, it would be nice if someone would notice I have been busting my ass.  I mean, seriously.  Is it too much to ask for a random, “Hey!  You look like you’ve lost a little weight!” or maybe, “Damn!  All those miles you walk with the pups are paying off!”  Something.

Most times, I am in my own world and could not give two shits what other people think of me.  Right now, in this moment, it would be nice to receive some sort of encouragement from the people closest to me.  Call it a morale booster.  I do not need much.  Truly, I do not.  Except for right here and right now.

UGH!  I need to stop with the pity party.  I need to acknowledge the fact no one is going to notice a fliggerin’ thing until I have lost more than 50 pounds.  😦  Sad but true.  I need to acknowledge the fact my clothes are fitting better and my back is not bothering me nearly as much as it did.

So for now, I need to . . .

Honor the Struggle

And remember . . .

If You Focus on Results

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14 thoughts on “Day 73 – Wonderful Wednesday!

  1. First – big hugs! You, my friend, are doing AWESOME!! .4 is still .4, you weren’t up you are DOWN!! Great job for this week, take it as a win!! 🙂 Remember it will take sometime for your family to see the results, even though you are noticing the changes, hang in there, they’ll notice! 🙂

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    • Thank you! I am trying to think positively about it. I really should focus on the inches lost rather than what the damn scale says! It does NOT take into consideration water retention or if maybe my bladder was just emptied but the body was still feeling as though it was about to float a battle ship. I know these things. I honestly and truly do. I have always had a HATE/HATE relationship with scales. It hearkens back to my Marine Corps days. :-\ These feelings will pass.

      We are kicking ass and not bothering with names! 😀

      ❤ ❤

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  2. I have done the 1200 calorie thing in the past, I lost weight but it wasn’t real fun. Are you eating 1600 and minus 400 for exercise or are you just eating 1200? As you probably know, 1200 is not a lot of calories. I, personally, don’t think it’s all that healthy overall. You might like Isabel DE Los Rios’ theory on weight loss. It’s not really about weight loss but you might lose weight in the process. She has a really good program that I like. I would be happy to email you her book if you are interested. You will not be hungry and you can make the meals real easy even using prepared food, like your precut veggies/fruits and then grill up a piece of chicken or whatever. She even allows bacon. I was thinking about jumping back on her band wagon, I always felt real good following her rules.

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  3. Don’t get discouraged!! You are doing awesome and a 5.5 overall inch loss is nothing to scoff at! Forget about what everyone else sees and focus on making yourself feel awesome! The rest will follow.

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