November Weigh In

I weighed in for November at 146 pounds, down .8 pounds from last month’s weigh in.  On the one hand, I was really happy with this as it is the first time since February that I’ve weighed in actually at my goal weight of 146 pounds.  Most of the time I’ve been free lifetime, but I was over my goal weight by a little.  So it is great to be back to goal (I’ve been a bit below it at home but I always weigh a little more at the meeting since I am weighing with clothes).

On the other hand it was a little annoying.  I basically didn’t go down at home during the last 10 days.  The reason I was annoyed was that I ate really well over that period.  I went and did my two sessions of exercise this week.  I did some treadmill.  So, it was disappointing to not really have a net loss during that period.  I think part of it was that I had a really heavy strength training session on Thursday.  Sometimes, that results in a little bit of water retention.  And, while I ate well on Friday I was very inactive because I spent a lot of the day watching Blizzcon on my computer. [Read more…]

Juggling Stuff and Checking In

Ok, wow.  So almost 2 weeks since I posted.  In a sense there hasn’t been much going on in regard to weight loss so there wasn’t much to post.  And, there was just a lot of stuff to juggle non-weight loss so I didn’t realize how much time had passed since I last posted.

The last couple of weeks have been a holding action in terms of weight loss.  Weekend before last, I drove back to my hometown and went to my 45th high school reunion.  It was the first one I’ve attended since graduating.  I must admit that it was easier for me to go to this one since I knew that my weight was basically fine (although I still want to lose a few pounds) and I felt happy with how I looked.

It’s funny but in the mind’s eye I still saw people as they were when we were 18 and so I was a little nervous about showing up with the current me.  I mean sort of absurd since I am in a Facebook group for our class and I’ve seen more current pictures.  But, still those pictures in my head were there.  Of course, as soon as I got there I truly did accept that everyone had aged just as I had aged.  And, really, once I was there I wasn’t concerned about my appearance or anyone else’s appearance.  It was a lot of fun to see people.  I also had an opportunity to reconnect with my dearest friend from way back when and that was very special.

Foodwise, I did OK during that trip.  I had to eat out some but planned for it.  I was planning to come back home and really exercise this past week.  But, I came home and had a scratchy throat and generally not feeling good for the whole week.  I kept thinking I was about to get a sore throat and feel awful.  That never happened, perhaps because I took it easy for the whole week in terms of activity.  But, that kept my calorie burn down.

And, then…my husband’s birthday.  Due to schedule conflicts with our kids, we have had 2 birthday celebrations and are going to have another one on Tuesday.  We went out alone to Fogo de Chao on his actual birthday.

That was what I had from their market table.  Then, they bring around a lot of different meats and you take what you want.  I mostly took a small piece of several things, mostly chicken and a little pork.  It was incredibly good.  We elected not to have dessert.

On Sunday, we went out for the second celebration with our son.  We ate at Red Robin and I skipped getting a chicken sandwich to just get the Ensanada Chicken which is a chicken breast with some added flavors and a side salad.  Having done that, I felt I could afford to eat part of this dessert:

It was incredibly yummy but was shared among 3 people.

We have one more lunch out, but that is planned for a restaurant where I can eat very lightly.  So, I think I did reasonably well, but haven’t lost any weight over the last 10 days.

I did finally get back to a little exercise.  The weather is finally cool enough here that we can walk outside so we took a walk in the neighborhood.  I like walking here because it is a little hilly so we get a better workout.  And, we plan to go back to the Y on Tuesday.

October Weigh In

My usual weigh in day is Saturday.  But, I will be gone this next Saturday and the Saturday after that is the day after my husband’s birthday.  I didn’t think I particularly wanted to have to weigh in that day and didn’t want to have wait until the next Saturday to weigh in since that is so far down in the month.

The new week started on Sunday as did the new month.  So, even though we had gone to a meeting on Saturday, we went back Sunday morning just to do the October weigh in. [Read more…]

Unofficial Weigh In

I didn’t weigh in at Weight Watchers since I didn’t want to have to dress for it.  When I weigh in, I wear the same thing and then change at the meeting.  I didn’t want to do that today since I didn’t have to weigh so I didn’t.  I was tempted though because I would have shown a loss.

At home (no clothes), I weighed 146.2 pounds which is down .4 pounds from what I weighed at home at my last Weight Watchers weigh in.  This is notable for 2 reasons.  First, it is the lowest that I have been since having my liposuction.  I think that most of my swelling is gone now.  I sometimes have some during the days, but I’m good in the mornings usually.

I also note that this is my lowest weight in mid-February!  This was my 9th week in a row with a calorie deficit (per Fitbit and MyFitnessPal information). This was also my 4th week back to strength training and 8th week of cardio exercise  It is nice to see those things showing up on the scale.

When I love back at February, though, I must admit a have a pang when I realize I was last below 146.2 pounds then because I was going up in weight.  In early February, I had weighed 140.7 pounds at home putting me back to my post tummy tuck baseline.  By mid-February I was, alas, at 146.1 pounds.  Yes, I was up over 5 pounds in 9 days and I just kept going on.  So glad that the last several weeks I’ve been working on going down and not up.

Overall, this was a good week.  I actually didn’t have as many cardio sessions as usual, mostly because of the day that I went and did all the testing at Dexafit.  This was my best week, though, for strength training so I was glad about that.  I’ll be doing a post soon about what my plans are post-Dexafit testing.

But, at this points, I am just happy to be at my lowest weight in over 7 months.

My Fit3D Scan of My Body

I posted previously about my testing at Dexafit on Monday. I did an initial post before hand about what I was planning to do.

I had body composition testing using the dexa (DXA scan) which is here.

And, I had my resting metabolic rate tested which is here.

The final thing I had done was a scan of my body using the Fit3D scanner.  This scanner takes pictures of your body and takes hundreds of measurements.  From this, a 3D avatar is created of your body.  The information is sent to you privately at Fit3D.  You can log in and get a lot of information, including measurements of core body parts.  In addition, you can download a spreadsheet with lots of other measurements. You can also download your 3D avatar.

Under my Dexafit plan, I can get a Fit3D scan once a month.

I actually really like the scan and think it will be very motivating to me to want to improve my avatar and my measurements each month.  I will go into some detail here about the Fit3D scan as I didn’t find much online about it beyond basic information.

The Scanning

The scan is done in a room privately.  I went in and first created a Fit3D account on a touchscreen by the scanner.  For the scan, you stand on a round disk, hold handles with arms straight and then simply stay still while you rotate around for 40 seconds.  At that point, you are done.

Here is a photo of me on the scanner before I did the scan.

If you look at my feet you can see 2 white feet shapes on the round base.  You stand on those (without socks) for the machine to get your current weight. [Read more…]