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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A new low!

Okay, don't laugh at me, but I am jumping up and down today because I saw a new low on the scale this morning: 170.6 (77.4 kg.).  Yes, I realize that is only .2 lbs. (.1 kg.) less than my last low which I saw on 3/9/11 so yes, I realize that I am excited that it took me 21 days to lose that .2 lbs.  Yes, I know that many of you can sneeze and lose .2 lbs.  Let me have my moment, okay?

Because it has been unbelievably frustrating the last couple weeks to see the scale bouncing around.  If it was staying in one place, I probably would have felt okay about it, but I saw gains of 1 lb. (.5 kg.) and then 2 lbs. (.9 kg.) despite the fact that I was exercising more and eating normally.

I have been kicking ass in the exercise department!  I have done my normal daily routine of walking my dog for 30 minutes and my normal weekly routine of commuting to work by bicycle on Tuesday and Thursday, but in the last few weeks I have found tons of other opportunities to exercise.  Here's what I've done in the just the last few days:

Friday  - Walk 30 minutes
               Skate 60 minutes

Saturday - Walk 40 minutes
                 Bicycle 60 minutes (pulling 55 lb kid and 30 lb. trailer bike plus heavy backpack and oldest daughter's bag)
                 Clean house 60 minutes

Sunday - Walk 30 minutes
                Bathe dog 20 minutes
                Clean house 30 minutes

Monday - Walk 55 minutes

Tuesday - Walk 30 minutes
                 Bicycle 40 minutes

Today - Walk 30 minutes
              Bicycle 20 minutes

It seems like practically every day, I've added extra exercise.  I feel really healthy.  I think I am healthier physically and emotionally than I've ever been in my life!  Not just from exercising and getting my weight under control, but also I no longer have the constant compulsion to overeat and subsequent feelings of shame and self-loathing about my behavior.

I'm going to close with a picture of my youngest daughter who broke her arm while roller skating on Friday.  She got her cast today (she's been in a splint).  Here it is:


adorkbl said...

Yay!! Congrats. Every little bit counts. And wow... that is bright cast. She is going to have fun filling it with signatures!

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

Congrats on the loss, I'd take it for sure!
Poor baby....I hope she heals quickly, that's no fun!

Jess said...

I love skating! I haven't done that in a looong time. Poor baby broke her arm? Oh my gosh!

Sutherngyrl00 said...

Congrats on the exercise! Hope your daghter gets well soon.

MandaPanda said...

Poor baby! She seems OK with though. LOL.

Yay for new lows! It's great that you're able to work exercise in throughout the day. I need to work on that.

Janelle said...

Congrats! I know EXACTLY how you feel.. excited to lose .2! Story of my life! hahaa

Sarah said...

This made me smile (except the broken arm part)!! I love the positive energy and I'm happy you saw that new low! I think exercise can stall WL a but in the beginning - but at some point it works out!

Nella said...

She's so cute!

Jacquie said...

Ouch on the arm! I broke my wrist once rollerskating so I can relate! I did not have a cool color cast though!

Yay for you on the weight loss, no matter how little, a loss is a loss!

TheCurvyCat said...

Eep! Broken bones are no fun, but the cast is a pretty yellow, and her grin is so cute! heheh

I'd totally take that .2 loss, every step in the right direction is a good one. :D

Anonymous said...

0.2 is never easy to lose - good on you!!

Your daughters cast is so cute :-D

Bandita Senorita said...

Way to go on the exercise front! Very inspiring!

Bandita Senorita said...

And I hope your daughter heals quickly (she's so cute!)!

Kiwigirl said...

Congrats on the new low!

Ronnie said...

Yay for new lows! :)

tagyourit said...

YAY for the new low and your workouts are great! I hope she has fun letting friends sign that thing!

Kenda said...

First off, my dear friend... I told you to stop beatin on that girl! ;-) sheesh. <3 ya!

Amanda, I am so very proud of you. I am also slightly jealous! I can't wait to lose enough to be able to do even half of what you do on a daily basis!! You are my inspiration. I know that when I start to slack or feel like I am never going to get this weight off I will think of you, and talk to you or read your blogs. You are truly a beacon of hope. I'm so happy for you. You've worked through and overcome so much more than JUST the pounds. Very awe inspiring.

0.2 pounds is WONDERFUL! don't every make small something that means so much to you!! I am ecstatic that you lost .2 pounds! I know how much it means to you!

I also want you to remember, along with all the wonderful activity you are constantly doing comes an increase in muscle mass which is taking place of the fat loss. So, the scale really is no longer, in my opinion, an accurate measure of how you are doing. I would advise looking more at how you are feeling in your body, if you are happy with your current size, and how your clothes are fitting. Because, as I'm sure you know, you can stay the same weight, yet your whole body can change due to fat loss/muscle gain.

Keep up the awesome work!!!