After a week of slightly more intense effort mixed in with few weak moments of shame, I got on the Wii Fit board this morning not really expecting any great news.
Repeating “Please don’t gain, please don’t gain, please don’t gain”, I watched the screen come up to tell me my BMI…died…and then frantically switched over to the weight screen, to confirm what I just saw in numbers that I understand.
OMG!!! Could it be?! NORMAL. I’m in the normal range for my weight?! I’ve dropped two pounds in the last week?!
I ran around in circles for a minute, trying to decide if I wanted to call my mom or my husband first, or send out a mass email to all of my girlfriends, or start a Twitter account just to announce this news.
Then a thought crossed my mind…what if the Wii Fit is wrong? I did not work hard enough last week to lose two pounds.
I stepped on the bathroom scale, and my fears were confirmed. So I did my Wii Fit body test again, making sure I selected the correct option for the weight of my clothes.
And I got this:
Gained two tenths of a pound, rather than losing two whole pounds. Ugh.
I was elated when I saw the first weight. I was thrilled beyond words.
See, the last time I got my weight that low, I was only using my analog bathroom scale, and it knows about as much about calculating BMI as my one-year-old, so I had no idea of my accomplishment at the time. I was so excited to reach this milestone and truly be able to enjoy the knowledge that I was no longer “overweight.”
I kind of hate it that I decided to double check.
But now, when I want to sit out the couch and “reward” myself with a small bowl of chips, I need to remember how good that moment of mistaken elation felt. When I try to rationalize why another glass of Coke won’t be a big deal, I need to think about that fleeting sense of accomplishment that came with those inaccurate numbers.
I really really want to see those numbers again, very soon, and know that they’re for real.
Hrumph, now to my actual stats…
Weight: 137.8 lbs.
Change since last weigh-in:
Weight: gain of .2 lbs
BMI: gain of .06
Waist: no change
Hips: no change
Thighs: no change
Total Weight Loss: .7 lbs.
Total BMI Loss: .1
Total Inches Lost in Waist: .5″
Total Inches Lost in Hips: 0″
Total Inches Lost in Thighs: .5″
Ok, here is my progress on my goals…that I have been working on for a month now:
1. Make healthy recipe list (for real!) and add at least two really healthy meals to the dinner schedule
Ok, I started my healthy recipe list, but I’m having issues…specifically, finding healthy recipes that I actually want to eat. I do not want a spinach salad with chick peas and wheat wafers. Or feta soy burgers. None of that sounds appealing to me. And I don’t want to make things that require more than seven ingredients, because I really do not enjoy cooking enough to wait two plus hours to eat. So, I made the effort on this goal, but I could use some assistance…
Anybody know where I can find recipes that are healthy and would sound appealing to someone who would eat shrimp scampi, mac & cheese and bacon cheeseburgers every day for the rest of their life if given the option?
2. Work out on the Wii for at least a half hour, four times
Ok, I didn’t really work out on the Wii at all. I did get outside and get some exercise twice, and tried to be more active in general (i.e, instead of sitting in front of the computer and messing around on the internet for an hour, I would straighten up the house and work on the laundry…just choosing to be inactive less often).
3. Continue weeding out bad habits and replacing with exercise and other active choices. Do not back slide on nail-biting, and try to get rid of other “picky” nervous/bored habits.
I’m actually doing really well with this one. Two bad habits are gone, and one of the big ones should be knocked out this week. I haven’t exactly replaced any of them with exercise or active choices, but they haven’t been replaced with negative choices, so I count that as a win.
4. Avoid snacks like the plague. One fattening junk food snack allowed every three to four days max, and only if I’ve worked out for more than a half hour that day.
Ok, I snacked a few times. I did limit myself to tiny toddler sized bowls when snacking, and I didn’t snack near as much as these chilly rainy days made me want to. Kind of a half-win? Or mostly a fail.
5. And the big one…limit myself to one serving/glass of Coca-Cola per day.
Almost every day, I had no more than one glass of Coke. Huge for me. I had one day where I had three or more glasses, and one day where I had two. This week, for real, no more than one a day.
Alright, keep working on the same goals, because I seem to be a bit struck on them, and I refuse to give up. Also, get my real stats to match this week’s mistaken stats.