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Saturday, November 6, 2010

I'll take those 2 pounds and raise ya...

So have I ever told you all about my archaic scale in our rental house-it is actually built into the bathroom wall, and I'm sure has been around as long as the house-the 1950s...

A few weeks back I got sick of not knowing exactly what I weight.  Why I thought a 50+ year old scale would ever be accurate, I have no idea.  Nevertheless, I noticed that my crappy old scale was pretty close to matching what would appear each Saturday on the fancy Medifast digital scale.

You all know I, against my better judgement, started P90X this week.  To say I am in a constant state of soreness is an understatement.  Trying to sit down on the toilet has never been such a monumental task!  Oh to have a penis and pee standing.  You have no idea.

Regardless I like the changes I am seeing in my body this week.  I feel stronger, more compact, even if I feel like I have no control over my legs and am walking like a thorny stick is embedded in my colon.  Who cares?!?!  Beauty is not supposed to be painfree, right?  HA!

But one thing that was worrying me, even though I still did three days of elliptical in addition to my P90X workouts, is the scale.  Especially since my dinosaur of a scale kept saying that I had not lost a pound.  Seriously???  All that pain for no loss?  Ugh.  So this whole week I have been DREADING the weigh in.

And when the time came, I thought skinny thoughts, and what do you know?  I lost two pounds in spite of my strength training regimen.  My counselor said 'your not doing weights are you?' and I said innocently 'oh, no'.  And I really don't do too much with the free weights, so I think I'll continue it that way.  IN addition to that, my BMI is down to 30.8-sooooo close to the 20's!  Yipee!

Needless to say, there was no bitching by me about my 'meager' loss this week-I was definitely happy.  Hope your week is freaking fantastic, too!!!

7 comments:

Sue said...

Good work on the 2 pound loss, you have me intrigued with this P90X, will have to go away and use my friend Google to check it out. Keep up the good work ;)

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I'm intrigued by the P90X too but I don't have a penis and still need to sit to pee!

Beth at Obesity Strike said...

Yay, that's great when you think you aren't going to loose, then do. 2 pounds!

Word of advice: Stay off antiquated scales, they are no good for your sanity.

Anne H said...

p90X - wow !
I tried it, but had to "stop" as in quit....
It was simply too hard...
Now, about this penis-thing...
What is it, and where can I get one!?
Just kidding.... of course!

Brigitte said...

That thing must be an antique (the scale not the penis envy)! Yay, for your first week of P90X scariness.

Call Me Ishmael said...

A friend of mine who shares my "pear-shape" did p90x for a month or so before her wedding and dropped some serious inches from her lower half. She was not heavy, but she is round below, trim up top, and boy did that regimen work it off her! She loved it! I have yet to try it. :-) Maybe when my foot problem goes away. Good luck this week!

MB said...

I'll re-raise you an additional 2 pounds for next week.

After a year of weighing myself almost every day I no longer get hung up on the fluctuations in weight. If I'm eating right and working out I know it will come off eventually as long as I don't ever throw my hands in the air after coming home from a weekend away with a 4 pound gain. In the past that would have been my excuse to give up and binge another week, now I see it as salt and water or just fluctuation and it is off before the next weigh in.

Congrats on the progress. You're doing great! Keep up the good work!