25 Pounds? Are you Sure??

Okay, I weighed myself this morning, and something has to be wrong. I was 174.4 on the new digital scale – that’s another 2 lbs! I checked on the old scale, and it was roughly the same.

That means I lost a total of 25 pounds! I just don’t think I believe it. Something has to be wrong with the scale(s)!!! I haven’t been working out, and it’s 5 days since my last weight loss. I am not going to celebrate until I know for sure it’s right!


UPDATE 2009-11-19: yep, still at 175 pounds! How awesome. I don’t know why I doubt the scale every time I lose weight. I guess I just don’t understand how it’s melting off so fast. It’s the power of clean eating I think!

Another 2 Pounds!?

This still shocks me when I get on the scale and see more weight loss. I keep thinking something has to be wrong. How could it be this wonderful and easy!?

Two more pounds lost on the (new) scale this AM. That makes me down to 177 for those keeping score at home, and 23 total pounds lost. YAHOOOOO!

Note: I haven’t adjusted my calories at MyFitnessPal.com in awhile, I am still at 1560 calories, and it continues to be working for me, so I won’t go lower at this time. To be truthful, most nights I don’t eat all my calories anyway, even though they say to always do so. I usually have a 100 or more calories left. I just eat when I am hungry, and if I am full, I don’t. So, I think 1560 is a safe number.

No Trick Jeans

I have a pair of black jeans that have been too tight to wear for years. I wore them a couple of weeks ago when all my jeans were in the wash; they fit, but still were a bit too snug.

So it’s Halloween night and again, all my jeans were in the laundry. I thought okay, I can try on those black jeans again and if they are too snug, I can always break out the holy ratty jeans I wear in emergencies.

So I slip on the black jeans and wow, they fit nicely with room to spare!!! I was shocked! And happy!

(No need for a Kymaro Body Shaper when you lose weight the healthy and natural way!)

Weigh In – 181 lbs!


Weighed myself on both scales. Either 181 or 180 depending on the scale. Awesome! So, that’s a 19 or 20 lb weight loss! I’ll take it!

(Old scale reads 180 and new digital reads 181 – strange, it was usually the older scale that was higher!)

My husband, Mike is also down too. 223 lbs! Awesome!

It’s been a rough few days. Mike badly hurt his eye last Thursday, and although I have been doing okay in my calories, some of the food choices might have been more “processed” than I’d like.

But we both got a good night’s sleep Sunday night and since then, I have been feeling awesome, with more energy! I feel tremendous. Don’t know if it’s better food, better weight, or both….but I am happy! :)

Weigh In 2009-10-17

It looks like I am down at least 2 more pounds.

It’s confusing, as the older scale seems to be messed up and it usually shows 2-4 lbs more than our new digital scale.

Yeah, I know digital scales are messed up and not always accurate either, and that’s why I am being conservative with the 2 lbs.

So, 183 lbs.

Why am I not jumping up and down and happy? I dunno. I guess I am afraid it’s not real.

This is Too Easy, no?

Well, I weighed myself on both scales just now. The new digital scale is off about a pound to the older one, but either way, I am down another 2-3 pounds! Something must be wrong! How can the weight be coming off so easily? I am scared it’s just a temporary thing and the next weigh in, it’s going to come back! But hopefully it’s good and gone!

185 baby or 184 depending on which one you believe. I am going with the higher 185. 15 pounds total. Too amazing!

I am now @ 1580 calories at myfitnesspal. Still a good amount of food.

PS. I was sooo good last night too. We were all meeting over at my inlaws, and they were supposed to be having pizza. I figured I would eat at home because I already had pizza last night (Newman’s Own thin crust 4 cheese, yum).

They ended up having various frozen pizzas from the grocery store, so I am glad I ate before hand, just because that stuff isn’t that great and to me, it wouldn’t be worth all the extra calories.

I did have a small piece of zucchini cake which was delicious. Probably about 200 calories.

Down 2.4 lbs!

Hurray! Down another 2.4 lbs. (officially calling it 2)

We bought a new Taylor digital bathroom scale at Kmart yesterday. Nothing fancy, with no extra fat percentage or user features. Just a plain ole digital scale that weighs your body.


I was excited to get on the scale this AM (in hubby’s bathroom downstairs) and was pleasantly surprised to see that I was down 2.4 lbs for a total loss of 13lbs! So, I went back upstairs to my original scale, and weighed myself. Nothing lost, still at the same weight as previously recorded.

So, I brought the new Taylor scale upstairs to my bathroom in the middle of the floor and weighed. Good, still showed the weight loss. I moved my old scale to the middle of the room as well, and that finally showed weight loss! Phew!

While I was thinking I was going through a plateau, it was really my scale in the wrong place! I had it against the wall, and maybe the floor is a bit crooked or something. I dunno. But I will hopefully rely on the new scale now. It will be much easier to read.

So, cool! Yay, I am soo excited to be rewarded for all my hard work. I thought I was at a stand still!

One more Pound!

Well, I was figuring that I was in a slump. I reached a plateau and I wouldn’t be able to lose any more weight! sigh.

It’s been 15 days since my last weight loss blog post (at 10 lbs total) and I kept weighing myself hoping for a little more. I wasn’t necessarily getting “discouraged” because I knew that as long as I was eating better, moving more, and feeling healthier, even if the scales didn’t notice, I was doing okay.

So, this morning before breakfast, I weighed myself. I could barely see the numbers, but they surely looked like 1 more pound lost. That’s all I can hope for. It’s not going to be a speedy trip, it’s going to take some time. I have to keep up my good work, and know that I am doing the right thing even if my weight is not as low as I want it.

Oh and I have been biking and moving more, hoping it kicks up my metabolism. I have to do some more research on metabolism and see if I can help myself more.

More on that later.

But now, I plan to bike to the library (1 mile one way), then bike down to the milkweed field and shoot some photos. I noticed the milkweed silks were out the other day while driving to work, so I really want to check it out. I know the ride might be partially sans sidewalks, but I will be careful. It will be a good ride.

milkweed silks