Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The tape measure doesn't lie

No weigh in again today. I just couldn't deal with it. I had pizza & breadsticks last night and it was bloat city in my squishy bod.

I did, however, get out the tape measure this morning. Unfortunately that was probably more depressing than the scale would have been. But it's a wake up call.

Since August 7th, the last time I measured, I've gained an inch in my chest, a half inch on my waist, and an inch & a half on my hips. Ugh.

I was so mad at myself this morning, which is probably a good thing. I'm not beating myself up or anything--just ready to do something about it. Really ready. Ready ready.

I've got to be. I've got clothes to wear that aren't fitting right, and that just won't stand, man.

I'm still running--I got in 2.7 miles yesterday and will run 4ish today. But as anyone who's trained for a long race can tell you, you're more likely to gain weight while training than to lose. You just get so hungry after those long runs. Plus you sometimes feel like you've got free reign to eat whatever you want because you're putting in so many miles. But it's not that many miles, and "calories in" are still an issue even when you're a runner.

And I've got to get back to weight training classes. Haven't been in over 2 weeks, and I miss it terribly. So do my muscles. I hope they aren't atrophying too badly.

So I may be starting the Fat Loss Code Cracking sooner rather than later. I just can't let this get any more out of hand than it is.

9 comments:

LG said...

OK, you faced the music but are you sure the music was all bad? I honestly think you are bloated and yeah, that doesn't cover every sin....

The clothes not fitting right is a good sign and probably more easier to handle than measuring and weighing.

I vote for weight classes. I discovered that the BF has weights under his bed. They're coming out tonight. :-)

Cindy154 said...

I have not ever measured myself since I began losing. I never measured myself when I was at my high weight. Now I am curious. But I think I will wait since I am battling the fattitude at the moment and don't want any news that could be taken badly.... Your weight will go back down. You have to be healthy with all that running!!

Cindy154 said...

I have not ever measured myself since I began losing. I never measured myself when I was at my high weight. Now I am curious. But I think I will wait since I am battling the fattitude at the moment and don't want any news that could be taken badly.... Your weight will go back down. You have to be healthy with all that running!!

Running Knitter said...

I am afraid to step on the scale. I'm 6 weeks away from my half, and you are so right - those long runs always do me in.

Heather said...

thats the spirit! rather than be mad at yourself or sit there feeling sorry for yourself, change the situation you are in. and it sounds like thats the path you are on and its for the best.

MCM Mama said...

I hear you on the not losing weight while training for a long race. I have to drink so much gatorade and eat so much Gu, that I' nearly negate the calories expended.

Hope the new program works for you. And definitely get back to the weight training. I stopped the push up thing for four days and it knocked me back almost a full week, sigh.

MizFit said...

you know Im not a fan of the scale so kudos on that----but lg is right in that the tape can also capture your bloat.

NO MATTER TO ANY OF IT as it's a new day and we (the royal. the with you) are MOVING FORWARD.

any way I can lend a hand?

Marcy said...

Alright chica!! Sounds like you're ready to get back in there ;-)

Jill said...

Why is it that some weeks are soooo easy and other weeks it feels like we are slogging through mud just to lose (or maintain) a few pounds???????

Weigh in is this afternoon and I really don't want to go, but I didn't go last week, so that means I HAVE to go today. *sigh* It won't be pretty.

And breadsticks?? YUM! Evil, but yum. Maybe you should measure yourself again after a run, the inches will most likely be down again and that might be the mental high five you need to keep going.

=)