On Setbacks and Motivation..

I made the stupid mistake of weighing myself last week… For those of you that don’t know, I’ve been slowly changing my lifestyle habits, not dieting, just eating healthier and exercising. I know there are results, I’ve seen them and people have commented on it. Not to mention the fact that I feel better. I know they say you shouldn’t base your results on a number and now I know why.

Some background info, I’m 28 years old (I’ll be 29 this Tuesday) and I’m 4’10 1/2″ tall. I never thought of myself as overweight, but according to the BMI charts and all that fun stuff, I was because I’m so short. I knew I could stand to lose 5-10 lbs though. The last time I was weighed was at a doctors appointment last year and I was 135 lbs. I’ve been eating better since January but not really making huge changes since about a month ago: eating less, eating healthier, exercising at least 3 days a week for an hour. Imagine my wtf feelings when I weighed myself last week and the scale told me I was 137lbs. 2lbs more than when I started. I did have a moment of ‘wtf have I been doing all this for???’

But then I was like fuck this, no matter what the scale says, I know I have lost weight. I was at a size 12-14 (depending on the brand) and now I’m at the 8-10 range. For my tops, I went from a Xlarge, in junior sizes, to a Medium. My old clothes fits me really loose so I know I’ve lost weight. I do 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of weight training and I know that muscle weighs more than fat. And I feel muscles on my legs and baby muscles in my arms and thighs so I know this could very well be the reason for the increase. If anything, now I’m more determined to keep going. 🙂


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