Sheesh – weigh day again. Already. I seriously meant to post other things this week and time just kept on flying by. Next week is vacation (and I am truly excited about that), so I know my weigh day post will be late. My chicklets and I will be back in town Monday evening (the 4th), so look for weigh day post probably Tuesday morning.
Here is something interesting (to me and maybe to a handful of you)…I have actually contemplated bringing my scale with me on vacation. Honestly, the idea of not weighing for several days in a row makes me feel anxious. Also, I am not sure I could be as understanding with myself as Shonnie was with herself after her hiatus in Alaska. I admire her strength and her trust in herself. Those are things I still struggle with…on a regular basis. So, it is very likely I will be packing up the scale. When you go on vacation, does the scale travel with you?
Here is another something interesting:
This picture. I have stared at this picture lots since Denise posted it on Facebook. Why? Well, because I find it interesting. Interesting to see myself (my body) in comparison with others. Typically I am the one *giant* person standing out in any photo. When looking at pictures I usually think, “Thin, thin, thin, GIANT! God, I look like I ate an extra person before they took my picture!” Here I am, though, in this picture with all these normal people, and I do not look like I am *that* much bigger than any one of them. I look pretty normal here. So, why can I not *feel* normal?! Sigh.
I bought clothes this week. That was more than a little frustrating. When I tried on jeans just a couple weeks back at Wal-Mart I fit into a regular size 14. However, when I switched brands at a different store, guess what? Size 14, size 15, and size 16 were all tight. Some of them I could not even get up over my thighs and booty. The jeans I ended up buying were a size 18, and they were still a little more snug than I would prefer. Oh well, right? I tried on some 18s from Old Navy and they were huge on me…so huge that a belt would not have even helped that situation. Why do clothing manufacturers have to make this so difficult?!
Anyway, I had a fairly busy week. I did some strength training with Denise on Wednesday, which was fun. I have not been lifting as much recently (probably over the last two months, really) as I once was. I definitely need to add more strength training back into my routines. I spent majority of yesterday at Coney Island (pool…swimming…ick) after an excellent bootcamp in the morning. This week will hopefully bring some power yoga my way…something I wish I had *lots* more of on a regular basis.
So, as for my weigh in…
Yup, down exactly one pound this week. I expected as much after last week’s unexpectedly huge loss. That is quite alright, though, another pound is another pound gone, right? I will get there…slow and steady wins the race (my seven-year-old tells me that all the time…especially in weeks where the numbers are crawling).
As I promised last week, I do have other posts in the works. I *will* get to them this week. I *will* make them a priority.