Wednesday Weight Check #7

Yesterday’s weigh in results were… not good.

But you know what? I’m not letting me get it down. A number is just a number and I am not going to let it dictate how I feel about myself.

Weigh In #7

While not thrilled with the results, I am honestly feeling so good right now. I ran 7 miles on Saturday at a sub 9:00 minute pace. Below 9 minutes! Me! So that is what I’m trying to focus on, rather than the number on the scale.

For the week ahead, here are my goals:

    • Keep up with planning splurges rather than having unplanned ones.
    • Focus on having a lot of protein at each meal.
    • Try to limit fruit to 3-4 servings/day (it’s getting a little out of hand, especially when I ear most of my activity and all of my weekly points).
    • Track everything.
    • Focus on living healthy, not getting too caught up in the scale.
    • Adjust to working at home! This week I start working from home two days a week, which is going to be challenging/different for me.

Here’s to a great week!

23 Comments on Wednesday Weight Check #7

  1. Angela
    September 26, 2012 at 9:27 am (8 years ago)

    Great attitude! 🙂 Keep up the great work! Sub 9 min pace … woohoo!!!

    • Beth
      September 26, 2012 at 9:53 am (8 years ago)

      Thanks Angela! 🙂

  2. kiki
    September 26, 2012 at 9:28 am (8 years ago)

    Lucky girl, working from home! Sounds like an excellent plan for the week.

    • Beth
      September 26, 2012 at 9:53 am (8 years ago)

      I know I am SO excited. I can’t believe it starts tomorrow!!

  3. Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning
    September 26, 2012 at 9:51 am (8 years ago)

    AWESOME attitude, Beth- I love it! And you are a speedy gal! I’m really glad that you didn’t let that number dictate your mood- because honestly, that’s got to be water weight. You would NOT accumulate 2+ lbs of fat in a week, living like you do. Hopefully it is setting you up for a big loss next week!
    I love that you are planning fun, social activities- and that you run and do yoga with friends- it definitely helps to have people around you that also enjoy healthy habits.
    I want to come to outdoor yoga… wish I lived closer to DC!

    • Beth
      September 26, 2012 at 9:53 am (8 years ago)

      Thanks Lauren! 🙂 I think it’s really easy to let the scale dictate your mood, and honestly yesterday for hte first time that I can remember, the number on the scale didn’t even stand a chance! And yes, it would be so fun if you could come. I’d love to hike with you again before the season’s over, though!

  4. Leanne
    September 26, 2012 at 10:23 am (8 years ago)

    I love your attitude Beth, I find it really inspiring!!
    I found that not being so hard on myself was the key to my success, the more I obsessed about my weight and what I should and shouldn’t eat the more stress I was dealing with and then made bad choices. Once I allowed myself to say “hey I am not perfect, but I will keep going” I was able to get to a comfortable weight and have never felt better! So thank you for being realistic with things! Its refreshing!!

  5. nic.
    September 26, 2012 at 10:52 am (8 years ago)

    That’s SUPER FAST! Huge accomplishment right there.

    • Beth
      September 26, 2012 at 1:09 pm (8 years ago)

      Yeahhh I was so pumped! Trying to focus on that instead of the scale. 🙂

  6. Iris Lee
    September 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm (8 years ago)

    Great vlog, Beth! I think it takes such courage to weigh in and post about it even when you are hesitant. You have a great attitude – there are so many reasons why the scale says what it says (bloating, hormones, whatever), and at the end of the day, it doesn’t dictate how we feel. It’s awesome that you have a positive outlook and recognize that you feel great even though you wish the scale said something different. And you look great too! 🙂

  7. suzanne
    September 26, 2012 at 3:45 pm (8 years ago)

    I’ve recently returned to Weight Watchers and love your blog!
    The scale is so fickle! I’ve lost weight every time I looked at the scale this week, last night I didn’t sleep very well and it was up 1.5lbs.
    Great goals!!

  8. The Bipolar Pianist
    September 26, 2012 at 10:59 pm (8 years ago)

    I think it’s really important not to let these ‘set-backs’ feel negative. This is a long process. We are trying to change the way we eat, which is such an essential part of who we all are. You work so hard and have the amazing spirit and purpose to put your story out for all of us. I think a small gain is something to be evaluate, but not to be self-judgemental about. It sounds like you are doing. Congratulations, that’s a good part of the battle. Keep going and you’ll find your way.

  9. Karen p
    September 26, 2012 at 11:00 pm (8 years ago)

    Weighing in consistently is key to tweaking your plan, so good for you.

    Wow! 3-4 fruits a day. Carb city, although I know you are running. Do you think WW will reverse the 0 points fruits in the new year? Good luck this week. KarenP

    • Beth
      September 26, 2012 at 11:05 pm (8 years ago)

      I know fruit are a lot of carbs!! I just love them, and I don’t eat much other carbs during the day (and try to refrain all together at night), but I will look at it again if I’m not seeing progress. I think it’s OK as long as I am honoring my hunger signals, which I’ve been doing a pretty good job with lately.

      And you know I think they will keep them at 0 points. I think it encourages most people to eat more fruits and veggies (though not necessarily as much as me! lol) and I’d venture to guess that moooooost people don’t get to where they are from overdoing it on cherries! 🙂

      • Karen p
        September 26, 2012 at 11:30 pm (8 years ago)

        Interesting. I find that especially in or near maintnence, I have a supper narrow window for eating fruits. 1 to lose weight, 2 to maintain, and more than 3 and I gain weight. I try to make one of my fruit servings a berry ( think blueberries or raspberries) then one other seasonal fruit.

        I’m probably one of those freakish people who would regain on cherries, heck I did regain several pounds this summer eating raisins in the central coast of CA. Oh they were good, but too high carbs for to many days in a row. Lesson learned.

        Maintnence is all about find what works for you, so it’s good to see you experimenting around and trying things. Makes it easier to navigate I think. Safe travels this week. Looking forward to your vlogs

  10. terri
    September 27, 2012 at 7:09 am (8 years ago)

    you are so encouraging and inspiring! i am glad that you are not obsessed with ‘the numbers on the scale’….so many times we become so focused on the ‘number’…..and congrats on your running pace! you are quick like a little bunny!!! keep up that positive attitude! oh and good luck with working from home. i just started a new job and my days will be 1/2 in the office, 1/2 at home, and right now, even though only training, i am loving rolling out of bed, and just walking down the hall into my office!!!

  11. Summer
    September 27, 2012 at 5:49 pm (8 years ago)

    Hey Beth — this post really resonated with me. I’d reached 10 pounds lost last week, and after a good week but an indulgent Sunday at the Nats game, I was all bloaty and retaining water Monday and Tuesday… which translated to me not coming to the meeting on Tuesday. I’m not afraid to gain (I mean, no one wants to, but I’ve not let a gain prevent me from weighing in before), but it’s frustrating to see the scale be up 3-4 pounds when I KNOW it’s water weight. It’s nice to hear someone else vocalize the same experience — I think I’ll head over to a meeting tomorrow to weigh in 🙂

  12. Sarah Tracy
    September 27, 2012 at 8:42 pm (8 years ago)

    Don’t let this get you down. You can do this. All those activity points, you really amaze me.

  13. Natalie @ Free Range Human
    September 28, 2012 at 12:23 pm (8 years ago)

    Good for you! Health is about so much more than the number on the scale. That’s definitely something that I’m having to learn, but it’s true!

  14. Lindsey @ Goldilocks and the 3 Bodies
    September 29, 2012 at 8:48 am (8 years ago)

    I think you have an awesome perspective for this (tiring, long, ever-changing journey)! At the end of it, it isn’t about the number on the scale: it’s truly about building sustainable healthy habits for your lifetime. I’m still working on this BIG TIME.

    About fruits- Unless you anticipate being able to severely limit your fruit intake for the rest of your life, don’t bother restricting it too much now. I’m all about creating a “diet” now that you could see yourself sticking with. A diet (by this I just mean the food you eat daily) is not worth it and it’s not manageable if it’s too restrictive (ahem, speaking solely from my experience). And fruit, while carby, or sugary, or whatever- is healthy! Stick with it. 🙂

    I just rejoined WW this past week, so my weigh in was particularly “bad”! I’m hoping for success for the both of us next week.

  15. Alana
    September 30, 2012 at 10:58 am (8 years ago)

    I also overdid it a bit at a party this weekend, but I tracked everything I ate, and am trying to get as many activity points as possible. Hearing your positive attitude is making me feel like it’s okay, and I can go and weigh-in on Thursday and it’ll be alright, even if there’s a small gain.


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