Monday, April 12, 2010

Mondays are weigh in day.  I pick Mondays as its the only day (other than Saturday) where I don't do any workouts of any kind the day before.  This allows all the gunk to 'settle' and get a more accurate reading.  The number seems to be higher whenever I weigh after a long run, a hard hill/speed workout or a tough day at the gym and someone told me I needed to weigh only on the days I mentioned.

So there is that.

I am still sitting at 11 lbs lost total.  It was up a lb last week, but back down this morning.  Does that mean I lost a lb?  I dont look at it that way.

I am still looking for those last 2 lbs to be subtracted off the number.  Why isn't it happening?  I had an 'easy' week last week, so with added mileage and going to up the intensity on the workouts with the trainer (plus 2 hill workouts this week), maybe I can actually see what I consider to be a 'true' loss next week...

I am by no means discouraged by the progess I have made, but I guess you could say I am being a slave to the scale; letting a number define me, whatever you want to call it.  I havent been the weight I am today in a very long time to be honest, so I am ahead of the game...but still...Even yesterday, a couple of people who have not seen me in a while, had something to say about my 'new body'...and while I relished in the words 'skinny', 'amazing', and 'wow', in my head I was like...yeah...but...

Anyway to be honest it would even be better if it was 2.1 lbs gone...Now THAT would be cause for celebration.  I tell you the day it happens I am not quite sure what I am going to do!  ha!

Thoughts?  Suggestions?  Bueller?  Bueller?

p.s. and dont tell me to throw away the scale either...not the kind of suggestions I am looking for...  :o)


YorktownRunner said...

When you start increasing your mileage and the intensity of your workouts you are getting stronger. Your muscles are increasing in size and strength. Muscle weighs more per cubic inch than fat so you can be losing fat while increasing muscle and actually gain weight. You need to base your progress on more than just weight. Measure youself in various places, waist, thighs, hips, arms and see if you see any difference. Also you speed, are you getting faster, that's progress. What about strength? Are you lifting weights? Can you lift more today than 6 weeks ago?

Keep it up and don't lose faith, you'll drop those last 2.1 pounds and probably a lot more if you keep it up.

Junie B said...

I never measured before I started this process, but if clothes are any indication :) ...I just retired yet another pair of jeans this of my last remaining favs...when you can pull on and off without unbuttoning or unzipping, its time :)

i do weights 2 times a week, and have added abs as often as every other day, sometimes every day, but i looooooooooathe them :)

i havent been adding weight to lifts and presses but adding reps/sets. should i add more weight instead???

and yeah the increase in speed is there, but with warm temps coming in i suspect i will see an increase in PPM here very soon :P

peanutbutterfingers said...

hey! i just responded to your comment on my blog. :) i think you are honestly doing an amazing job already (though i know that's not what you're looking for right now). for me, losing weight is much more about what i eat than my workouts.

Mel said...

HAve you had a BODPOD done?

Also, I suggest Female Body Breakthrough and New Rules of Lifting.

Now that i'm in the off season I need to dive into those 2 again and focus on reducing BF.