3/28/12

Weighty Wednesday -- Graph Time!

Up 0.4 lb this week, with a total weight loss of 43.2 lbs!

Though I'm up a little on my weight, and I've been plateauing for quite a few months, it doesn't mean there isn't room for celebrations!

I had to buy clothes on Monday. I ended up with four blouses, one pair of black jeans, one pair of capris and two pairs of shorts. The blouses are smalls and the jeans, Capri and one pair of shorts are a size six. The second pair of shorts was a size FOUR.

I have NEVER worn a size four in my entire life--EVER . . . even when I weighed 116 lbs! So either sizes have gotten larger or it is due to the low slung waist on the current clothes. I don't know and I don't really care because . .  .

the decreased clothing size is something to celebrate.

But I'm going to talk about graphing your weight. With Weight Watchers you have access to their etools, and one of the tabs is the ability to watch your weight graph. It gives you the big picture of what is going on in your weight loss.

This is my graph from when I started losing weight last summer to yesterday.


Notice the dramatic decrease in weight for the first part of the graph when I was losing weight quickly? I was tracking my food, exercising daily and marking off my daily healthy checks.

Notice the graph since the pink dot on the right.

This is a beautiful plateau line. But if you also notice, it's a very, very gradual decrease over the last four months.

AND I'm okay with this.

Don't get me wrong, I want to reach goal and become a lifetime member, but I'm willing to do it slowly.

Why?

Because for over 20 years I was stable at this weight, in the 1980's until 2000 (preggers).
During that time I had a stable weight at 133-136 pounds . . . my current weight.

So the purpose of this blog is to remind you that your body will periodically stabilize. It's up to you to keep on track and switch up the game enough to fool your body to start losing weight again.

The way I'm doing this is by taking a second walk while my kidlet is at swim practice. I walk for about an hour, which gives me 3 activity points.

I have faith that you can do this, too.

Later, Peeps! 

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