December Weigh In and Week 2 New Program Report

Two topics for this post, but they are related.

December Weigh In

First, I weighed in for December.  I was down 2 pounds from November, to 144 pounds.  That is 2 pounds under my goal weight of 146 pounds.  I am wanting to get to a lower point for my weight as part of my quest to improve my body composition.  I plan to reset my goal weight down a couple of pounds probably in January if these weight holds so I am not tempted to think it is OK to gain above 144 pounds. Hmm.  Actually, I may not wait until January.

I was very happy with the weigh in.  Being at or near goal, it is often hard to have a large loss.  And, yes, 2 pounds in a month counts as a large loss for me.  Also, the last time my weight was this low was in February.  I had a great weigh in during February (141.6 pounds) where I was basically back to my post-tummy tuck weight baseline.  It was wonderful.  But, then I started gaining.  I think mentally I didn’t think I had to worry about it since I was below my goal weight.  Hence, the reason I want to slowly reset my goal weight to something closer to where I want to be.

Anyway, I last saw my current weight while I was in the middle of gaining weight in February.  My next mini-goal is to weigh in at Weight Watchers at 141.6 pounds or below.

Week 2 – New Program (Flex in UK, Freestyle in U.S.)

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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…]

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.

Saturday Weigh In 9-16-2017

Go figure.  I weighed in today at 146.6 pounds, down .6 pounds since my last weigh in two weeks ago.

In a way, it wasn’t surprising. According to my Fitbit calorie burn info and my food info from MyFitnessPal I should have lost 1.75 pounds.  I think that part of the reason I haven’t is because I started strength training again and, typically, during the early days I will retain some fluids until my body gets used to the workout.  I actually expect to soon have more of a loss show up.  In fact, this loss really only showed up the past few days.  During most of the past 2 weeks, I’ve been up in weight from my last weigh in even though I knew it wasn’t real weight. [Read more…]