...but it wasn't overnight.
I have been fooling myself for a while now regarding my weight. I would skip weighing in for a couple of weeks, and then put the scale on the carpet, or lean a bit on the wall, or stand on my tippy-toes, pretty much ANYTHING to get the scale to tell me than I hadn't gained weight.
Yep, I know it makes no sense to do that stuff. I know that if my clothes are tight, it means that I've probably gained a few pounds. I know that I can lie to myself about my weight gain, but my pants are still tight and the scale doesn't lie.
So... embarassed as I am to admit this, I have gone from a WWer who has lost 70+ pounds to a WWer who has lost 53 pounds, all since June 11.
And the lying to myself (and to you guys) stops now.
I stepped on the scale on Saturday morning, both feet firmly planted, scale on the tile floor, not leaning or holding onto anything, and the scale told me this-
I stepped off and back on three more times, and the scale said the same thing each time. Still in disbelief, I put my two 8 pound dumbells on the scale, but the scale said "16" so that's when I knew that my drastic gain was legit.
I weigh 166.6 pounds, which makes me 12.6 pounds overweight (again).
I'm pretty disappointed in myself and very embarassed about my gain.
I have a new lofty goal of getting to a normal BMI by Christmas. That's losing 12.6 pounds in about 9 weeks. That's 1.4 pound lost per week. I'm going to add a holiday weight loss ticker to the top of the blog, to help motivate me further.
I'm fairly certain that I can do this. Actually, I know that I can do this!
I apologize for the lies both to myself and to you all that I was still near my goal weight, when I had not been weighing properly or often. Now you and I all know the truth- I have gained some weight back.
The picture here is my body at 166.6. I will be posting updated stats, weight, and photos in this blog every week. Here are the starting stats for my 9-Week-Challenge-
Start weight (pounds): 166.6
Start measurements (inches):
upper arm (widest part)- 14
bust (widest part)-38
bust (below breasts)-34
waist (smallest part)- 31.75
waist (belly button)-38
hips (widest part)-45.5
thighs (widest part)-25.75
thighs (halfway between knee and crotch)-21.5
calf (widest part)- 14.5
I want to give a huge THANK YOU and a gigantic virtual HUG to all of my Facebook friends who helped to encourage me to post this entry. I was embarassed to admit to a gain on here, but you all reminded me about why I blog: to broadcast my weight loss journey HONESTLY to anyone who wants to know about it.
I hope to inspire and motivate you all, and I hope to continue to do that by admitting to this gain and doing something about it.
I'm committed to stop the gaining, and to lose 12.6 pounds by the holidays.
Thanks for listening, as always. :-)