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Weigh in!

Oh, where to begin.

Let's start with the scale, shall we?

I have to say that I am slightly disappointed with the numbers this week.
I'm down .8 from last week. 7.8 total.

I worked my ass off this week. I stuck to the Fat Club Plan. I stuck to the C25K plan. I drank oodles of water.

Yet, the scale shows a .8 loss.

Well, you know what...I don't even care about the numbers on that stupid scale this week. Wanna know why?
Don't worry, I'm going to tell you.

I have had a wonderful week, full of non scale victories and positive changes and esteem boosters and all of those things that I have really been needing.

I successfully started and completed four days of the Couch to 5K plan.
On Day Four of the C25K, I was even able to talk to MB, not hyperventilate and run an extra few minutes at the end.

I hiked the local trail with the pup without running out of breath on the really hilly part.

I was active every single day last week, except Saturday when I went grocery shopping instead of working out.

I have had more energy than I remember having in a long time.

I feel so much better in my clothes than I have in a really long time. I even wore my size 12 work pants, which have been in the back of my closet for the past year.

I got several compliments from friends and coworkers (and even MB), telling me that I am looking good. They have said I look like I'm losing weight.
One friend even said I was looking svelte! She also teared up a little because she was so proud of me, but that may have been because she was on hour 14 of her 12 hour shift in the crisis unit.

I have regained that self confidence I lost somewhere under all the flab. I have found my motivation. I have regained my mojo.
And I am loving it!

I owe a lot of it to MB, who has been super supportive in getting me out there, even when I didn't want to. He encourages me when I feel like I can't do it. He pushes me to try just a little harder.
He even said I was sexy when I was running with my breathe right strip on my nose!
That's love, people.

Anyweigh, those numbers may not be what I was hoping to see, but I'm more than okay with that.
I have accomplished so much in this past week and I am feeling great.
I know that I can keep this momentum up because I love how I'm feeling.
I want this.
I'm out of the rut.

My plan for this week is to continue sticking to my points. I will be doing C25K as scheduled. I will also be doing something active on the off days. This may include taking the pup to the trails or riding my bike or yoga or some combination thereof.

My obstacle for this week is the wedding of a friend this weekend. MB and I will be spending the weekend out of town for the event. This means lots of temptation, lots of eating out and probably lots of booze.
We're already planning on running while away and I think we'll do just fine.

I'd like to say 'Thanks' to my peeps for the supportive comments on here. You are so much a part of my success. I heart you all.
Can't wait to check in with everyone.
Hope you are all hanging in there. :)


  1. Love the non-scale victories. I have to admit that sometimes when the scale doesn't show me the number I want, I step on again with just leaving one foot off. But mentally, I can move forward without getting defeated.

  2. Good stuff GB! You are AWESOME! xo

  3. Those are some awesome victories - and the small loss (which is still a really good loss!) is just because you're building up your running muscles so you can do that 5K before you know it!! :)

  4. You probably gained some muscle! Don't worry, you'll see the numbers drop soon enough.

  5. Way to go on those non-scale victories! YOU ROCK! I bet your loss will be better next week. Hang in there, okay? (HUGS)