Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wednesday weigh-in, July 17: Down 1.8

 Success! I managed to stay focused this week. Having a weekly goal definitely helps. I am a big believer in the power of writing things down on paper.  I don't know why I didn't think of that before -- for some reason paper still feels more real to me than electronic writing.

It's good that I lost a little more, too, so that it will be easier to hit next week's goal. I'm going to use different-colored markers each week so I can see my weekly progress.

One pound a week seems like a reasonable goal. That was the trouble with DietBet -- to hit my goal, I had to lose almost two pounds per week for a four-week period, which is not easy.  One pound I can do.

Getting back my A1C test relieved a long-standing worry for me. Even though my fasting glucose tests have always come out okay, I had that nagging thought that it would not catch insulin resistance if I had that.  Apparently I don't, since 4.5, my result, is toward the bottom of the recommended range (4.4-6.4).  All my stats are pretty stellar: cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar. I'm healthy even if I am overweight.  That means that the weight loss is mostly about aesthetics, though I do think that carrying less weight would be better for my joints in the long run.  Aesthetics have always been a big part of my real motivation anyway.

I had somewhat embarassing moment yesterday. I wanted to practice swimming in my trisuit and my Enell bra since that was what I planned to wear for my triathlon in a couple of weeks.  I had a little trouble with the zipper when I was putting it on -- it got out of alignment and I had to fiddle with it to get it zipped. I'm really glad that the Enell is reliable, because the zipper came unzipped during the swim, and when I tried to fix it (still during the swim), it broke. The suit has a zipper in front that goes almost down to my navel (affiliate link for illustration purposes only, obviously I don't recommend this suit). Luckily, with all the hooks, I knew the Enell would hold up.  I was only halfway around the pond, so I had to keep swimming with the whole front of my suit completely open.  I finished and held the zipper together while I ran for my towel. I only bought this suit about two years ago, so the fact that it broke makes me a little mad, considering I may have worn it four or five times at most.  I bought it at REI, which has a very generous return policy, so I'm hoping to exchange it for something else that won't result in indecent exposure. If they don't have anything, I still have my old purple suit and can wear that.

Okay, goal for next week is to be in the 177s.  I just noticed that I messed up my chart and skipped 177... I may have to redo it.


  1. Yay for you! And isn't it great to know all those numbers are right where they're supposed to be? Keep up the good work.

  2. well on your way to 10!
    And good job with your weekly goal too.

  3. Thanks! I made it to 10 earlier in the summer, so hopefully I will be back there soon. 10 is also pretty close to my 5%, which is 176.5 -- I started at 185.8 in December.

    I'm going to wait to redo my chart until I see if I need to -- maybe my weigh-ins will skip over 177 too.


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07