Friday, May 15, 2009


Recently I told a friend of mine that I want to lose 30 more pounds. She looked at me like I was insane. I told her, well, I want to get down to 160, and let her do the math. She said, "Oh" because I'm sure she had no idea that I weigh 190. I tend to look about 20 pounds lighter than I am due to large leg muscles and my pear shape.

160 is still well within the "Overweight" BMI for my height. I have no desire to get down to "Normal" because I know it just wouldn't be sustainable for me. Lately I'm wondering if it's even possible for me to get to 160.

Yesterday I was feeling pretty good about myself. I feel like my stomach is flatter. I feel like my pajama pants are so baggy that it's only willpower and my huge bum that are holding them on. So I weighed myself this morning and I'm back up to that weight I was at a few weeks ago. I mean, it's only a pound and a half more than my last weigh-in, but still.

Usually when I combine swimming with a lower carb diet, I lose weight. Not dramatic weight, but steady weight. It just doesn't seem to be happening this time and I'm feeling a bit frustrated.


Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I know how disappointing movement on the scale in the wrong direction can be! I recently gained a few pounds and there is absolutely no reason for the gain... I know you know this, but changes in how you look and feel are so much more important than that number on the scale... Hang in there! That number will move in the right direction! :o)

zamy said...

I completely understand the frustration! Since january I've lost around 17 pounds but I need to get down 40 more pounds by late august *this is my personal cut off weight to refuse GBS.
Anyhow, you are doing great...don't let a measly little pound mess that up. I know you can do it!