Thursday, August 6, 2009

A Wavy Standstill

So I have been noticing a trend in my weight loss. I will lose a couple of pounds, say like 4, and get really excited, but then a day or two later I have gained back 3 pounds. I stay at or about that weight for the next week or two (or three) and then suddenly, I've lost four pounds, bringing me one pound lower than before, only I'll gain back an additional three right away. I guess in the end, I am still pursuing that downward movement, so it shouldn't concern me too much, but it is really weird to watch my weight fluctuate.

However, I have a new low: 184...awesome!!! I am less than 20 pounds away from my temporary goal weight, however, I am really only 10 pounds away from my lowest weight since getting pregnant...actually, it's less than that. The lowest I've ever been since getting pregnant is about 180. So, only a few more pounds to go and I will actually be lower than I've been in (almost) five years. Wow. That might just be the motivation I need to add some motion to my day.

I've been doing well with my water intake. I have a polycarbonate bottle that holds over 36 ounces of water and I fill it with a tray of ice cubes and then to the top with water or Crystal Light (thank goodness for the standard American diet or that would be a BIG no-no), repeat three times. Oh yeah, I have a wonderful curly straw to sip through. Fun.

As for the actual, fair to middling. I'm starting to consider adding components of the Perfect Weight America diet plan, but I am not going to stress about it. In the end, I can do what I want when I am on my own. No sense rocking the boat when you've got waves enough.

The bottom line is: ugh, I need to exercise, double ugh.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Holy cow, another new low! I need to get myself in gear. Unfortunately I have fell off the wagon and gained many pounds. Thankfully it's still to warm for jeans because I can't get into them! Send me some of your weight loss skills!

Congrats to you!!!
Mary with the STILL un-updated blog!