Friday, August 17, 2012

First Official Weigh-In

I bought a new scale this week. As I mentioned I lost mine in the move that I recently had.

Since January, I had stopped weighing myself. I could see the slow steady climb and just wanted to ignore it. Be oblivious to how I was sabotaging all that hard work I did last year. There were tell-tale signs that I was gaining. Pants getting tight. Bras bulging. More difficulty getting up the 4 flights of stairs to my apartment. Foot pain from plantar fasciitis.Even my doctor noticed!

I knew I was getting up there, so I returned to the gym one evening to work out. I decided to use the scale there. I don't usually weigh myself at night, but I had the opportunity.

I DID NOT like what I saw. The scale jumped to about 230 lbs. I was so disappointed in myself. All that hard work. I really let things get to me and forgot to care about myself.

I have learned something about myself in this ordeal. I cannot NOT weigh myself. I need to keep myself in check. Just because I know I have gained doesn't mean I can stop being accountable for myself. When I gain, I need to get on that scale and check-in with myself and take responsibility.

So... now that I have a scale, I feel I can record an accurate weight.

Start Weight: 220.2
That's a gain of 37.2 lbs.

Not as bad as originally thought, but in no way am I proud of it.

Here we go again guys!


  1. I'm glad that it's not as bad as you thought! You'll relose that weight in no time.

  2. Good for you!! Haha - I would probably enter my starting weight as 230 and then credit myself a ten pound loss, just for motivation, hehe. Kind of like writing something that is super easy or that you've already done on a to-do list so you can cross it off. Go you! down 10 pounds!!

  3. The good news is, you're back in control. You've faced the number, accepted it, and are ready to move on and change it. So many people don't even get that far. Good luck on the new journey, I'm looking forward to hearing all about it!