Weighing In On Weighing In: Week 6-More than a Number!

So…I officially hate the scale! Not because of the numbers it was showing. I have come to terms that those only represent data and not be as a person. I hope a lot of other people realize that too. It’s data for us to follow not to label us. I learned that through the connect group. No, I hate my scale because it can’t give the same number.

Experiment: Scale, Flooring, Tantrum

For the past couple of weeks, I have been questioning my weigh-ins, especially when it dropped 4lbs. Super excited and charged that I was making progress I still felt paranoid and uneasy. I got home and weighed myself on the carpet (the same as that morning) and it still gave me 186lbs. THEN I made the mistake or actually finding the truth (still wished I hadn’t) and it weighed me at 190lbs! WHAT IN THE ACTUAL FU&%! I checked the scale on the living room carpet, then the tile in the kitchen, then an area rug, then the back porch. The numbers that stayed consistent were the ones on the tile and wood floor at 190lbs! This is where I threw the equivalent of a toddler tantrum that just learned a new paragraph of profanity.

I calmed down and said well, I didn’t gain but didn’t lose and that’s ok because when I weighed myself before that I was on the tile. Accuracy! This morning, however, I was a little upset that I didn’t lose but didn’t gain, AGAIN! I just breathed for a few minutes and tried to figure out what is going on.

Confessions from a Fat Girl: I will be the first to admit that my eyes are bigger than my stomach so I’m more inclined to hoard points for the 53 pretzels and guacamole then to use them on a meal. I LOVE snacking! Popcorn is my kryptonite and found a brand that’s 3 points for 3 cups. Or the veggie straws that’s a satisfying 30 crunchy pieces for 3 points. Do you see where I’m going with this? I’m more focused on quantity than quality. Maybe I’m maintaining because of my snacking?  I should focus more on the quality of food and not so much on having enough point left over so I can snack. I don’t have to snack but it’s my mindset that it’s necessary. For the next week, I’m going to focus on the quality of points used and make my meals yummier. I do need to remember that I upped my duration time during my walks and could also possibly be gaining for muscle. We’ll see how next week goes.

A recipe I used a lot last week that was amazingly good:

Mock Cheesecake:

  • 1 Sugar-free vanilla pudding snack
  • 1/4 Non-fat plain greek yogurt
  • 2 Graham crackers crushed
  • Blueberries
    Mix yogurt and pudding together, add blueberries and top with crushed Grahams. YUM! And it was all for 3 points! The yogurt added the extra protein while the berries and crackers added texture and sweetness.

9 thoughts on “Weighing In On Weighing In: Week 6-More than a Number!

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  1. Reblogged this on Thriving Not Surviving and commented:
    Great post! I agree that you should shift to focusing on the quality of your points. I’ve done it both ways. When I was married I’d hoard points for the end of the day so I could have ice cream (every night). I lost weight because I stayed under my points but it didn’t stay off because I really wasn’t changing my behavior…I was just eating less. And then when things got tough I’d just give up all together….

    Keep up the good work!!!

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    1. Thank you 🙂 I did start kicking the eating after 7pm now if I can get that to 6 and drink my green tea I’ll be happy with that habit rather than my ice cream (yeah I LOVE my fudge bars) or popcorn. What I’ve learned so far is that I have unhealthy habits and I need to change those if I want to get this weight off successfully. Thank you again 🙂 I’m trying not to give up so the tantrum was enough to satisfy that.

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  2. I don’t know what program you’re following but what a hassle to have to worry about points!
    Just eat whole food, get rid of bread and sugar, replace your sweetener with Stevia, drink lots of water along with your green tea, and look for/make your own sugarfree treats like my fat bombs or Keto mug cakes. If you change your habits, get all the junk food out of the house, and shop the perimeter of the grocery store, things would be super easy.
    That’s not to say I don’t miss things like bread, popcorn, ice-cream, and pizza, I just learned to make healthy, Keto-fied versions of those things. Check out some Pinterest boards for ideas and inspiration! Good luck, you can DO this!

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    1. Thanks for the advice but the KETO diet is hard on me. I’ve had a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass a little over 10 years ago that caused complications which warranted 2 blood transfusions 6 months out through the veins in my feet. It’s difficult for what’s left of my stomach to process a lot of protein. Although the weight fell off it did so quickly that it made me look like a skeleton. My hair was falling out (lasting 2 years) and my eyes were sunken in. I use Stevia but rarely used sugar. The counting points aren’t difficult for me it’s a balance between my bypass, depression brought on by CPTSD and comfort eating that I need to find. Then add having teenagers and their friends (my pseudo kids) and husband the Sara Lee 45 calorie wheat bread and their cereal can stay. I much rather lose weight at a healthy rate than go through that nightmare again and learn to be accountable for my eating habits. Hope all goes well with your knee and a speedy recovery.

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